More Lamborghini Murcielago Replacement Mule Spy Photos on the 'Ring

We can see the right side of the vehicle which shows the connection wires for the Kistler RoaDyn wheel force sensors running from the front to rear and up into the data capture computer sitting in the passenger seat. » 10/24/08 9:02am 10/24/08 9:02am

Report: Nissan working on four-door Infiniti based on GT-R

Earlier this year reports emerged claiming Nissan was seriously considering an Infiniti version of the GT-R supercar. The first hint came when Nissan’s global design Chief Shiro Nakamura revealed that managers were looking at the feasibility of a new high-end flagship saloon, and further speculation arose when a… » 10/24/08 9:02am 10/24/08 9:02am

Camping World takes over as NASCAR Truck sponsor

Filed under: Motorsports, Trucks/Pickups, Marketing/Advertising » 10/24/08 9:01am 10/24/08 9:01am

Last December, it was revealed that Craftsman would be of the NASCAR Truck Series, which it had headlined since the sport's inception in 1995. Beginning with the 2009 season, the new series sponsor will be Camping World, a company that with the racing…

Question of the Day: Do Any New Cars Use Compressed Natural Gas?

Alternative fuels have been making noise ever since the summer, when gas prices rose to more than $4 per gallon. One of the alternatives that has seen a lot of support is natural gas — but can you actually buy a car that runs on natural gas? If so, how expensive would it be? And where could you refill it?… » 10/24/08 9:01am 10/24/08 9:01am

Now on MotherProof: Toyota's Driving Lesson

Every parent worries about putting her teen behind the wheel of a quickly moving ton of metal and glass. Eventually you have to let go, though, and trust your child with the keys. Toyota is trying to make that process a little less nerve-wracking with its Toyota Expectations — a teen driving program. Toyota… » 10/23/08 9:01am 10/23/08 9:01am

Mercedes CLK / E-Class Coupe Convertible Spied for First Time

These newest photos reveal the (A209) convertible version. Contrary to popular belief it has a retractable hardtop unlike the C209's soft top. » 10/23/08 9:01am 10/23/08 9:01am

2009 BMW 7-Series: Five Steps to A Smaller Bangle Butt

After years of car-writer controversy for its shape, its controls, and its inability to knock the stuffing out of Lexus, the BMW 7-Series is all-new. So what makes its subtly reworked shape work so much better than the previous generation? While I'm writing down my impressions for our full review of the 2009 BMW… » 10/21/08 12:57pm 10/21/08 12:57pm

BMW prototypes smart key that doubles as a credit card

Using your car key as a payment method may not be something you've always wanted, but BMW and technological partner NXP are betting it will become a must-have feature once people are aware of it. The system combines a high-tech microchip system with a vehicle's key fob to produce a secure contactless payment system… » 10/21/08 12:57pm 10/21/08 12:57pm

Thermal Nitridation Enhances Performance of LTO in Li-Ion Batteries

The reversible capacities of (A, green) pristine and (B, red) nitridated Li4Ti5O12 with different charge/discharge current densities during cycling. Click to enlarge. Credit: ACS » 10/21/08 12:57pm 10/21/08 12:57pm

Spy Shots: Has Acura gone mad? X6 competitor spotted on the 'Ring

Filed under: Spy Photos, Crossovers/CUVs, Acura » 10/21/08 12:57pm 10/21/08 12:57pm

There is no doubt that Honda moves to the beat of its own percussionist, especially compared to its Japanese competitors. Of late, however, the Acura side of the house seems to be making some very odd decisions. There is the most obvious front and center example - the…

Mahindra Introduces Stop-Start FuelSmart System in Bolero & Scorpio SUVs

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. launched the micro-hybrid stop-start FuelSmart system for Scorpio M2DI and Bolero SLX BS3 SUV variants in the Indian market. » 10/21/08 11:57am 10/21/08 11:57am

Texas Draw? A Quick Guide to the Winners of the 2008 Texas Truck Rodeo

Each October, the 40-plus members of the Texas Auto Writers Association gather the latest herd of full-size pickups, SUVs and crossovers to compete in the Texas Truck Rodeo, with one earning the title of "Truck of Texas." The trucks are tested on- and off-road for two days before the jury votes for its favorite rig. » 10/21/08 11:57am 10/21/08 11:57am

Mugen Release Tuning Kits for New 2009 Honda Odyssey JDM

In synchronized form, closely related Honda tuner Mugen announced body styling kits for the new Honda Odyssey the same day it launched in Japan. » 10/21/08 11:57am 10/21/08 11:57am

Clear the streets: Nick Hogan released from jail

Filed under: Government/Legal, Celebrities » 10/21/08 11:57am 10/21/08 11:57am

The incarceration of Nick "Hogan" Bollea has come to an end after just 166 days. Offspring of famous WWE wrestler Terry "Hulk Hogan" Bollea, the youngest Hogan had been for reckless driving last May after in Florida back in August 2007. Though Bollea walked away from the…