Swede builds new Lamborghini for the ski slopes

You think your gal has champagne taste? Jon Olsson, the Swedish professional skier and all-around extreme athlete, has just procured a second Lamborghini — this one's a Gallardo — to drive across Europe between ski events. » 11/02/11 5:30pm 11/02/11 5:30pm

The Ford Focus Electric will cost almost $40,000

GreenCarReports points out that Ford has posted pricing information for its new all-electric Focus, and the $39,995 price tag isn't just bad — it's ludicrous. The similarly all-electric Nissan Leaf stickers at $36,050, while the Chevy Volt — which you can actually, you know, drive between cities — runs $39,995. All… » 11/02/11 1:30pm 11/02/11 1:30pm

RAUH-Welt Porsche is a Hoonigan, Chrysler sales jump, and Honda…

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There are more Porsche Cayennes in Greece than taxpayers who can afford…

The classical economic term for Greece's situation is "boned." But one problem contributing to the country's ongoing collapse is that millions of residents underreport their incomes or just flat-out don't pay income taxes. » 11/01/11 2:30pm 11/01/11 2:30pm

It's a Chrysler 800-hp V10 in a box, baby!

Yep, it's a ten-banger in a box. The Viper may be dead for the time being, but Chrysler will still build you a V10 by hand, intended for use in drag racing. The 8.4-liter monster makes 800 hp and 695 lb-ft. No pricing info has yet been released. » 11/01/11 12:30pm 11/01/11 12:30pm

Next Ford Fusion Hybrid will be a plug-in called "Energi"

Yeah, so, this is happening. We knew a new Fusion hybrid would come when the new Evos concept-based model arrives next year. Now, the US Patent and Trademark office reveals not only what they could potentially be calling it — "Energi" — but also that it's a plug-in hybrid, too. » 11/01/11 9:30am 11/01/11 9:30am

Tesla Model S sells out, Veloster gets a turbo, and BMW recruits fat…

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This Smart car may be the world's smallest food truck

Austin, Texas — home of the University of Texas, Matthew McConaughey, and the world's largest urban bat colony — may now add to its accolades that it hosts the world's smallest food truck. » 10/31/11 1:30pm 10/31/11 1:30pm

2012 Fiat 500 Abarth, 2012 Mini Roadster, and Honda knows the Civic…

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