Kicherer Mercedes CL65 AMG Rocket Sled Puts Down 885 Foot-Pounds Of Fun

Sure, horsepower numbers are fun, and with 665 HP from its twin-turbo V12, this Kicherer-modified Mercedes CL65 AMG is no slouch. But when you're tickling the 900 ft-lbs of torque mark, you're talking about some serious stump-pulling good times. Fortunately, Kicherer didn't wreck the good times by covering the body in… » 11/05/08 9:30am 11/05/08 9:30am

Commenter Of The Day: Because Of Winn-Dixie Edition

Many moons ago in the little burgh of Athens, Georgia, your author worked at a local grocery chain. Back then, "paper or plastic" was a relevant question, with the customer more often than not requesting old-fashioned paper sacks. When thirty cans of cream of mushroom soup came sliding back from the cashier, you knew… » 11/04/08 5:00pm 11/04/08 5:00pm

Car Industry Carnage: October Sales Wrap-Up

Sales results released yesterday confirmed October was another month of dismal vehicle sales in the U.S. market. Of the top players, General Motors fared worst, seeing sales plunge 45.4% from the same month a year earlier. Chrysler was down 34.9%, while Ford was down 29.2%. Of the import "big three," Nissan dropped… » 11/04/08 8:30am 11/04/08 8:30am

Chevrolet GPiX Concept Revealed In Brazil

Chevy revealed the GPiX — for Global Picture — crossover concept at the Sao Paulo Auto Show in Brazil earlier this week. The two-door crossover offers high ground clearance for traversing the stumps of burned-out rainforests, and was designed at GM's Brazilian design center using Chevy's new international design… » 10/31/08 1:30pm 10/31/08 1:30pm