Here's something you don't see every day.... Edmunds' Inside Line shows you exclusive spy footage of the 2009 BMW 7 Series drifting around Germany's famed Nurburgring.
Edmunds Inside Line takes you for a ride in Aston Martin's high-class, high-performance driving machine, the 2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage.
Ford doesn't build Mustangs to fly. That was true back in 1968 when Steve McQueen sent a GT 390 soaring over the hills of San Francisco in Bullitt. And it's true of the new 315-horsepower 2008 Mustang Bullitt.
We jumped it anyway. Not because we wanted to, but because we had to. It's a Mustang Bullitt, and that means it's gotta fly.
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Caught for the first time on a test track in Germany, the 2009 Subaru WRX STI looks as though it has enough upgrades to quiet the uproar over the standard model's tepid styling. Although the prototype in question still had some camouflage over the front and rear fascias, there are notable changes in store for the next-generation WRX STI.
The 2008 BMW M3 will appear any day now. It'll have a 414-horsepower V8 engine, a carbon-fiber roof and more high-tech electronics than your nearest Circuit City. It's the start of something big.
It's also the end of something. We're saying good-bye to the E46 M3, the tightly shaped coupe with the inline-6. No other car has meant so much to guys who really care about cars and fast driving.
In a few short months, we'll have all the information we could possibly want about the 2008 Honda Accord coupe and sedan. It's set to go on sale this fall, so even though we managed to catch a few prototypes conducting hot-weather testing in the California desert, most of the major details are already set in stone.
We know for sure that the hybrid model is gone. Slow sales of the performance-oriented hybrid made it a one-generation wonder, so the top-of-the-line Accord for 2008 will carry a conventional gasoline-fueled V6. We're expecting power levels somewhere north of 260 horses, so this Accord will be one of the faster family sedans in the segment.
In this Midsize Truck Comparison Test, Inside Line puts the Nissan Frontier up against the Toyota Tacoma to see who reigns supreme in the segment.
You would think the 435-horsepower Audi S6 would be enough to satisfy most Audi enthusiasts, but of course there are always a few rich guys who want more. They'll get more with the introduction of the 2008 Audi RS 6. Caught lapping the Nürburgring test track, it's Audi's latest entry into the German super-sedan war.
At first glance this prototype doesn't look much different than the standard S6, which doesn't look that much different from an A6 for that matter. There are visible differences on this test mule, however, and most of them point to an RS-spec car.....
So you want the big news with the 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX? It makes the same power but is lighter, roomier and still rips to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds.
This is a rare combination. These days, every new model weighs more than the one before, and manufacturers keep adding power to compensate. Subaru has done exactly the opposite. Through the same clever engineering that brought the WRX to the U.S. in the first place, the Japanese car maker has minimized the weight of this more spacious, all-wheel-drive WRX to retain its head-snapping acceleration.
If you're looking to trace the Audi A5's genealogy within the Audi lineup, good luck. Although this sleek-bodied coupe looks a lot like the Nuvolari concept, which had a scaled-down version of the A8's aluminum space frame, Audi says the production car has an all-new chassis design that will underpin several future models....
Edmunds Inside Line brings two awesome street machines, the 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX and the 2006 Mitsubishi Evo IX, together for a comparison test. Find out which car comes out on top.
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Five years since its rebirth, the Nissan 350Z remains one of the world's great performance bargains. But it isn't pretty. It isn't subtle. And it doesn't care whether you think the cabin is stylish or not.
This is all part of the hard-core image Nissan has built for the Z. And rather than back away from it as the end of the Z-car's model cycle nears, Nissan is pushing this car's character right to the edge of reason.
The need for kid-friendly transportation shouldn't force you to deny your Camaro Z28 past, and the all-new Mitsubishi Outlander, with its low swoopy roof line, is a good example of what manufacturers are doing with compact SUVs to appeal both to young hipsters and the young at heart.
With a CD changer, onboard hard drive, dedicated iPod adapter and auxiliary and USB jacks at their disposal, Dodge representatives could have loaded whatever music they wanted into our seven-passenger 2009 Dodge Journey. We listened for "Faithfully," but Prince was cued up.
If Paris Hilton married Paul Bunyan, the 2007 Hummer H2 SUT would be the perfect conveyance for the happy couple. Paris could still roll up to every Hollywood hotspot with her It Girl image preserved by the paparazzi-magnetic luxury truck. Paul could borrow the Hummer on the weekends, pack his pet blue ox Babe in the pickup bed and motor off to the wilderness for some off-roading and tree-chopping. And they would live happily ever after; that is, until the divorce a month later.
Times, they are a-changing. As gas prices lurch upward, small SUVs and crossovers are popping up everywhere. Five-door compact wagons, traditionally huge sellers in Europe but dust-gatherers in U.S. showrooms, now have their big chance.