One-uppers rejoice: Ram Heavy Duty one-ups F-Series

If you’ve ever worked with a one-upper, please accept my apologies. Apologies also to Ford F-Series, who has just been one-upped by Ram Heavy Duty trucks.

Add Corvette to the GM 8-speed party, but give us the stick

We told you some GM full-size trucks would get the GM Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed automatic gearbox. So, too, does the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette.


NEVS electric Saab 9-3 shown in Sweden

The folks at National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) have been hoping to take disheveled Swedish brand Saab into a new, sustainable era by making electric vehicles out of Saab chassis. This week, the first in a prototype series of Saab 9-3-based EVs was shown in Sweden.

Ford “cobra head” downpipe helps Powerstroke pump out power

At this stage in the horsepower and size wars among full-size trucks, every little advantage is worth pursuing. Case in point: Ford’s “cobra head” turbo exhaust downpipe that helps the 6.7-liter Powerstroke diesel make best-in-class horsepower and torque.

Eight-speed trans comes to GM trucks, but where’s the V6 version?

GM is pimping a new eight-speed automatic transmission for its full-size trucks, but only for the 6.2-liter V8. Where is the eight-speed gearbox for the V6?

One-of-a-kind BMW i8 brings $825K in charity auction

A bidder at Gooding and Company’s Pebble Beach Auction got a one-of-a-kind BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition for the princely sum of $825,000.


First BMW i8 PHEV sports cars delivered at Pebble Beach

The first BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports cars were delivered to some pretty elite customers at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last week, according to the German automaker.

Taliaferro Shift Cable Reinforcement Kit a step in the right direction

The guys at Genuine Saab designed an aluminum brace that should make the shift cable in my 9-3 more sturdy, eliminating most of its sluggishness. Does it?

Porsche with a plug: Confessions of a first-time PHEV user

My time with the Porsche Panamera S e-hybrid was very interesting, especially considering it was my first experience with a plug-in hybrid and my first time driving a car that would cost more to replace than my house. As with most first-time experiences, there was a learning curve.

McLaren P1 GTR is an unapologetic hybrid race car

The McLaren P1 GTR was unveiled last week as a “design concept” that, according to the automaker, aims to be the “most track-tailored and most-powerful produced by McLaren Special Operations to date.” Do we wish we could get some track time in one? Of course we do.

Officially official: Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is coming

Well, we told you so: The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is going to be a real thing. Four doors. Eight cylinders. Eight forward speeds. Seven hundred seven horsepower. And it’ll do the quarter in 11 seconds flat.

Audi Q3 is coming: Cute ute with tech!

In the cute ute category, the Q3 is coming, and the pricing is not bad to start — especially considering its wide array of tech including on-board wifi.