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Test Drive: 2017 Chevy Volt
by Justin Kaehler Chevrolet dreamed big when it first launched the Volt. Designed to be the next big thing in alt-fuel vehicles, Volt gave drivers the ability to travel 40-ish miles on electricity alone. And when the batteries ran out, a switch...
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2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R
Mercedes-AMG debuted the GT R—the latest iteration of their two door sports car—at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Heavily inspired by its racing version sibling, the GT 3 (which won 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th place with the five cars entered in the...
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Autodromo's Group B Automatic Watches
It's hard to find a well-made automatic watch under $1000, let alone one that packs as much punch as Autodromo's latest: the Group B. Across three vibrant colors (and one black and white option), there's a pronounced design that's worth inspecting...
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Andretti Autosport's Volkswagen Beetles at Global Rallycross
by Justin Kaehler Volkswagen’s Beetle is a global icon. It’s cheap. It’s cute. And it's cheerful. And despite the brand's scandals of late, VW has pushed innovations in design and engineering for decades. That said, it’s a bit of a shock to see...
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Test Drive: 2016 Infiniti QX50
Infiniti invited us to visit San Diego, CA to get behind the wheel of the 2016 QX50 crossover and to check out their recently opened design studio. At the studio—which is one of four global design centers dedicated to Infiniti, and not their...
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The Digital Transformer from Mercedes-Benz
Today in Frankfurt, ahead of the IAA Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz presented their latest concept. The Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile concept (or IAA, cheekily) is a study in the balance of beauty and aerodynamics, solved through a transforming...
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Test Drive: 2016 Range Rover Sport Td6 and Range Rover Td6
by Davide Miguel It makes sense to test drive Land Rover’s all-new Td6 diesels in the land that Torquemada, the Grand Inquisitor, once held in his terroristic grip. After all, “putting the screws” to people was his specialty, and torque is literally...
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Test Drive: 2016 Volvo S60 Inscription
Self-driving cars are undoubtedly the hottest topic in the auto industry right now, and for good reason: removing human error from driving promises safer roads for all. Mercedes Benz, Google and Audi have all released their own version of an autonomous...
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Infiniti's Breathtaking 'Dream Road' 360 Video
Traveling from Norway to the Italian Alps, then to Morocco and back again, "Dream Road" (which debuted at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance) is a breathtaking virtual reality ride in the Infiniti Q60 Concept car. Covering close to 3,500 miles...
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Test Drive: 2016 Audi TT
by Sue Mead Recently, on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon, we were lucky enough to test drive Audi's latest iteration of their miniature masterpiece. The 2016 Audi TT redesign goes beyond form and has been endowed with significant updates in technology...
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Storied Cars of Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2015
Determining highlights from Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este—one of the world's most exclusive car shows—is no small feat. The annual affair, hosted on the shores of Lake Como and sponsored by BMW and luxury watch brand A. Lange & Söhne, features a...
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Microcars at the Jesada Technik Museum
While traveling through Thailand, we discovered the Jesada Technik Museum in a small town outside of Bangkok. Home to over 500 vehicles including double-decker buses, airplanes, helicopters and scooters, the museum's most unique attraction is the...
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Test Drive: 2015 Volkswagen Golf R
by Justin Kaehler Just last year, it seemed Volkswagen had reached peak hatchback status, but evidently, they had grand plans. The respected company is now ready to release its ultimate hatchback, the Golf R. It’s the fastest, most powerful Golf...
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Song of the Car: 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe 2.0
Welcome to Planet Cadillactica, a far-off galaxy where cars are creations from the past that feel like the future. The storied automaker's past has been celebrated by a new generation, who have transformed 1970s Cadillacs into works of unapologetic...
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2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost
by Sue Mead Launched in 2009 as a slightly smaller luxury model within the Rolls-Royce line-up, the Ghost is positioned below the flagship Phantom. It rocketed the marque—known for opulence and magnificence—to “verticalized success,” as Rolls-Royce...
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Test Drive: All-New 2015 Ford F-150
Until just a few days ago, the only people to have driven the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 were employees and select dealers of the storied American automaker. In fact, few outside of Detroit had even laid eyes on the truck. This fact helped make sense...
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Cool Hunting Video: First Look at the Mercedes-AMG GT
Today Mercedes-Benz and AMG announce their new supercar. The GT is the latest in a long line of super-charged and sporty vehicles from the car maker. We were lucky to have the chance to see the GT in action on the salt flats of the Bonneville Speedway...
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Song of the Car: 1932 Ruxton
Just before dawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, silhouettes of rare Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Maserati models cast a translucent blue haze in the eerie Pacific twilight. The vehicles are lined up, with their owners and handlers fussing...
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Volvo's Inflatable Car-Seat Concept
There's no denying that the past 12 months have seen Volvo shake its former stereotype as a reflection of Sweden itself (safe, reliable, unremarkable perhaps) and replace it with a whole new appearance; one that now reflects Sweden's intangible coolness...
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Highlights from the North American International Auto Show 2014
The North American International Auto Show, Detroit (known as NAIAS) always serves as a major platform for American brands, as well as for foreign brands who sell a lot of a specific model or manufacture them in the USA. The showcase also stands as...
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Cool Hunting Video: NYC Taxi of Tomorrow
Fulfilling a lifelong dream, we recently hit the streets in a brand new NYC Taxi from Nissan. While getting angry looks from disgruntled potential passengers as we flew by (with our available light on) we had a great time checking out all the new...
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Interview: Shiro Nakamura of Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun
Auto designers are part of a very small community, and those who rise to the top to direct the design of an entire brand (or multiple brands) always intrigue us. By nature, these talented people command the attention of the designers that work for...
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Opening Ceremony SS14 Presentation
Every fashion week, editors and stylists take their seats to watch the unveiling of hundreds of designers' upcoming collections. There is variation in the style of runway shows and standing presentations—and certainly variation in content from season...
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Test Drive: 2014 Audi R8 V10 Spyder
Audi recently invited CH out to Southampton, NY on Long Island to take their new R8 V10 Spyder for a spin around the block. We accepted, as we rarely refuse to test the proficiency of local law enforcement and, with a top speed of around 197 mph...
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