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Alfa MiTo GTA Concept Photo Real - Plus, We've Got Official Details and new Scoop Pics!

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 03:20 PM PST

Following our article on the Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA Concept where we questioned the legitimacy of a photograph of the car that has been circulating around the net, we were contacted by one of our most trusted inside sources. To cut the chase, our man proved to us beyond any doubt that this photograph is indeed official. Furthermore, he gave us all...

GM Issues official Statement on the Disbandment of its High-Performance Vehicle Operations

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 01:56 PM PST

As part of its restructuring plan (we wonder how many times we've heard this phrase in the past and how many more times we'll be hearing it in the future....), General Motors has disbanded its High Performance Vehicle Operations unit. The company said that all 60 engineers impacted by this decision "have been placed in other engineering operations...

Video: 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe in Action

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 01:27 PM PST

See the brand-new 2010 E-Class Coupe in every detail in Mercedes-Benz's official videos that include a promotional film, static exterior and interior beauty shots as well as driving footage of the most potent version of the luxury two-door model (-aside from the forthcoming AMG variant), the 388-horspower, V8-powered E500 Coupe. Follow the jump to...

VW Testing Chinese Passat Lingyu fuel-cell vehicles in the States

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 01:18 PM PST

Volkswagen of America announced today that it has 'imported' 16 Passat Lingyu fuel-cell vehicles from China to use in fleet demonstrations at the California Fuel Cell Partnership in Sacramento, California. These prototype fuel-cell vehicles that are based on the domestic version of the Passat were developed in China as part of a joint effort...

Porsche Releases More Cayenne S V6 Hybrid Details - Sales to Commence in 2010

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 10:35 AM PST

If you're going to go for a large and powerful SUV, you might as well opt for one that consumes as less fuel and emits as less CO2 as possible - at least that's the logic behind vehicles like the forthcoming Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid that will be available worldwide from the beginning of 2010. According to the German automaker, the hybridized...

Brabus Launches Ludicrous Mercedes G-Class V12 S Biturbo with 700HP

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 09:46 AM PST

Does a twin-turbocharged, V12-powered Mercedes-Benz G-Class with 700-horsepower make any sense to you - because as hard as we tried, we couldn't find anything sensible about Brabus' latest creation that will be revealed at next month's Geneva Motor Show. Even though it has been in production for precisely three-decades now, the G-Class remains...

First Subaru Impreza World Rally Car up for Sale by Prodrive

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 08:37 AM PST

The very first Subaru Impreza World Rally Car (WRC), a 1997 model with chassis number PRO-WRC-97-001 has been put up for sale by the Japanese firm's official partner in the WRC (before its decision to withdraw from the sport late last year, that is), Prodrive. The two-door Impreza WRC was the very first car built under the new WRC regulations...

Audi TT RS: Allegedly Official Teaser Shots Hit the Web

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 08:03 AM PST

As we're getting closer to the opening date of the Geneva Salon, we're seeing more photographs of cars that are set to make their world debut at the Swiss show making their way into the internet. In this latest 'leak', we have three allegedly official teaser shots of the Audi TT RS. We can't vouch for their authenticity, but what we can tell you...

Ford to Trial 100 Euro Fiestas for six months in the U.S. - Interested?

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 07:12 AM PST

Well, we'll be damned; Ford has just made a move that actually makes sense as the company announced today its plans to hand out 100 European-spec Fiestas to a selected group of consumers from across the USA as part of an extensive pre-launch awareness campaign in advance of the small car's 2010 North American market launch. Under its "Fiesta...

Breaking: SAAB files for Bankruptcy, aims to be Independent

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 06:51 AM PST

General Motors' loss-making Swedish subsidiary Saab filed for bankruptcy on Friday after it was cut loose by the American company as part of its deep restructuring plan. Under the Swedish law, the reorganization is a self-managed process headed by an independent administrator appointed by the court who will work closely with Saab's management team...