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Peugeot EX1 Concept

Perhaps electric car design is on the upswing. Electric no longer equals emaculated with the Peugeot EX 1 Concept, which just set the speed record for an electric car on the Nordschliefe at Germany's Nurburgring track at 9:01.338, which equates

From Boxy to Foxy

Volvo Concept Universe

Even though Geely sounds like a name your kid might have chosen for his pet hamster, the Chinese automaker can respectably take the stage with a beautiful new concept car, the Volvo Concept Universe. In the 70's and

It's finally okay to drive one

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

Good news, men. You'll no longer be emasculated driving a VW Beetle. Lower, wider and with just the right amount of aggressiveness, the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle is completely redesigned so you won't have to look like you borrowed your girlfriend's

Bellissima!

Spada Codatronca Monza

So Lamborghini and Ferrari have the market on Italian exotic cars. Perhaps there's room for another. The Spada Codatronca Monza (no, it's not a tomato based pasta dish) actually has some serious Italian blood coursing through its veins. Ercole Espada

Maximum Mini

Prodrive MINI John Cooper Works WRC

If you've ever seen WRC (Word Rally Championship), you know that the drivers and cars are some of the best around. You also know that you must be at least mildly wrong in the head to drive that fast on some

Excellent Excess

Bugatti 16C Galibier

The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 and Veyron Super Sport have shared the supercar limelight for some time now. Well, Bugatti is staging an upset within in its own automotive ranks by releasing production news of the supremely opulent Bugatti 16C Galibier.

F-Wonderful

Art of the Formula 1 Race Car

It's tough to appreciate the true beauty of a race car's design, unless it's standing still. We also focus so much on the "form follows function" mindset that we fail to see the artfulness of track-only vehicles, especially when they are

The Holy Grail of Sports Sedans

2012 BMW M5 Concept

The BMW M5 has stood as the definitive sports sedan for two decades. Others have tried and though some have duplicated its power, no one has been able to harness the commensurate handling dynamics in this category. Now, BMW has pulled

An automobile that needs no explanation

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

Every so often, a car comes along that is transcendent. The Jaguar E-Type. The Porsche 911. The Lamborghini Miura. And, yes, the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona. This Pininfarina designed exotic looks even more beautiful today than it did in 1973, set

Big Deux Coupe

2012 BMW 650i Coupe

The original BMW 635CSi from the 80's was a tough act to follow. Crisp, clean lines and an aggressive stance, along with a beautifully forward angled grille made the 6-Series Coupe of yesteryear a true classic.The reincarnation in 2003 proved to

The Good Kind

Briggs Automotive Company Mono

If you're fortunate enough, especially in this economy, to have more than just a daily driver, and if you're automotive tastes go beyond a reasonably quick street vehicle, take a gander at the BAC Mono track car. The British carmaker

No, it's not Elton John's ride

Mini Rocketman Concept

Mini is clearly not running out ideas. Case in point, the newly introduced Mini Rocketman Concept is a fairly radical design, even for Mini. Its exterior dimensions are closer to the original at only 11 feet long, and makes use

Romeo. Ohh, Romeo.

Alfa Romeo 4C Concept

Following in the footsteps of its positively stunning predecessor, the Alfa Romeo 4C Concept is both lighter and smaller in dimensions than the 8C Competizione. The 4C Concept is built from carbon fiber and aluminum and manages to keep

Bumblebee's P.O.'d cousin

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Okay, so the new Camaro has taken the muscle car world by storm, throwing down against the Ford Mustang and winning (so far) in the number race. Now Chevy has its crosshairs focused on the Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 with its

By the horns

2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

The long-awaited replacement for the top end Lamborghini Murcielago has finally broken cover. Introducing the even more vicious and beautiful Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. Carrying over several significant design elements from the limited edition Reventon, the all-carbon fiber bodied Aventador boasts a

British in all the right ways

2012 Aston Martin Virage Coupe

Aston Martin produces some of the sexiest sheetmetal in the automotive industry today, and the tally now stands at 8 (we're not counting the diminutive Cygnet in this group). Every new offering seems more swoopy than the the previous one, and

Like father, like son

Breakdown: 2012 McLaren MP4-12C

A. Cutting Edge: Formula 1 technology and design inspired. Schuey would be jealous. B. Automotive Weightwatchers: Extensive use of carbon fiber for rigidity and lightness C. High-tech Bathtub: Carbon-fiber monocell for driver safety and structural integrity D. Talk about Details: Magnesium dash

Mer-C-less

2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

Revamped both inside and out, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is a four door force to be reckoned with. Earlier generations of Mercedes AMG vehicles were blunt force instruments. Lately though, Merc has been churning out drool-worthy vehicles that truly

I crush your Big Wheel

Audi C e-tron

When is a toy car not a toy car? When Audi builds one out of carbon-fiber, throws in an electric motor and makes it so exclusive, you can't actually buy it (yet). Case in point, the Audi C e-tron, built

What is this, Mitosis?

2013 Mini Paceman

The resurgent Mini has found great success in the States, there is no question. The real question is, "How many permutations can Mini come up with? Answer: with the introduction of the 2013 Mini Paceman concept, an elongated cross-over coupe, the

No impostor

2012 Hyundai Veloster

Not long ago, the president of Hyundai North America stated, "We want Hyundai to be the kind of car you want to buy, not the kind of car you have to buy." Well, with the release of the Genesis, Genesis Coupe

STreetworthy

2012 Ford Focus ST

Dreams can become reality, even in the automotive world. In the fall of 2010, GP teased you with images of the then predicted arrival of the Ford Focus ST . We started hoping for an American hot hatch we

Out of the shadows and into the light

Behind the Wheel: 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport

For some time now, Suzuki vehicles have widely been considered sub-par automobiles -- barely passing muster as basic transportation. Their designs have slightly improved over the past several years but build quality has continually been an issue. Well, roll the automotive

Beefier and Leaner

2011 BMW X3

The 2010 BMW X3 is about to pass the baton to the long-awaited X3 redesign for the 2011 model year. The first-generation X3 spearheaded the way for the near-luxury mid-sized SUV category in 2004 and spawned a wave of similar

Under New Ownership, but Still Damn Sexy

2011 Volvo S60 T6 AWD

By Gear Patrol reader Amos Kwon Even though Volvo hasn’t made the design equivalent of a Frigidaire on wheels since the 1980s, their cars have still attracted both suede elbow-padded, tweed blazer wearing professors and suburban upper-crusty moms for the last two decades.

30 Essential Movies | Bullitt

bullitt-blu-ary-30-essential-movies-gear-patrolBullitt... McQueen. Bisset. Car chase. Mustang. Charger RT. Car chase. Witness Protection. Mafia. Car chase. Turtlenecks (that are cool). Dirty cops. Did we mention the car chase? Buy Now: $9 (Blu-Ray

Who Says You Ever Have to Stop Sitting Behind the Wheel

Intro-Tech Automotive Pit Stop Furniture

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There are car fans and then there are Car Fans. For those that happen to fall into the latter bucket, Intro-Tech Automotive's aptly named Pit Stop furniture collection may just be the perfect compliment to your race car bed. Styled

Volkswagen Passat CC Review

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By Jay Shoemaker | The Truth About Cars

The CC stood out like a swan amidst a gaggle of homely Jetta ducklings on the VW dealer's lot, its aesthetic appeal undeniable. In contrast with the company's marketing approach with the Phaeton, the CC is

2009 Mazda6

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Suffice it to say, these days aren't exactly ideal for car ownership. But giving up some of your monthly car payment allowance doesn't mean you need to sacrifice image, quality or performance (and

Stant Locking Gas Cap

Stant-Locking-Gas-Cap.jpgYour car is equipped with anti-theft measures. It's equipped with a security system. But is it equipped with a locking gas cap? Hmm, that may have made you think twice. Everyone knows gas prices are climbing faster than the 1990's New York Stock Exchange.

2009 Volkswagen Scirocco

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According to Autoblog an embargo has been broken on images of the 2009 Volkswagen Scirocco. Well, far be it from us to hold back on a car you guys should

Collision Kit Organizer

Collision Kit Organizer[via Acquire Mag] When it comes to car accidents we all think "It will never happen to me." But collisions happen every day and it doesn't hurt to prepare for the worst. When faced with an emotional and difficult situation,

2007 New York Auto Show

New York Auto Show Coverage Photos The 2007 New York International Auto Show begins today (for press only, it opens to the public this Friday) and with it comes cars, cars, cars, some beautiful women,