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2009 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster Review

By Justin Berkowitz | The Truth About Cars Sean Connery’s Bond, James Bond, would punch you in the face while kissing your girlfriend. His Aston Martin DB5 was beyond cool. By the 1990s, Bond drove a range of product placement-mobiles, and Astons looked like Jaguars (and vice versa). While devastatingly quick, Astons handled like trains....

Lotus Evora

[click on image to enlarge] It’s official. The Lotus Evora. A ‘grown-up’ Lotus coupe with proper amenities. Say, like an actual interior (see an image of the interior after the jump). The Evora will be powered by a 276 horsepower Toyota sourced V6 that will propel the 2,976 lb. vehicle with typical Lotus-like fury. Again,...

Lotus Eco Elise

What makes an already incredible sports car an even better one? A touch of eco-ness. Enter, the Lotus Eco Elise. A Lotus Elise made of sustainable materials (hemp hard top, sisal and hand applied water-based paint), flexible solar rooltop panels for the electric systems to reduce drain on engine, and a shift light to advise...

2008 Porsche 911 GT2 Review

By Sajeev Mehta | The Truth About Cars There I was cutting, clipping and carving corners in the ultimate Porsche 911, balancing the need for speed with self-control. I felt like an Olympic skier or Iron Chef. But there was an element missing from the GT2 experience, a deficiency that niggled like a loose ski...

2008 Lotus Supercharged Elise SC

[click on image to enlarge] We’ve spoken out the Elise here before on Gear Patrol but our love for the car has only grown now that Lotus has unleashed a supercharged version of the Elise Series 2. It wasn’t long ago when Lotus claimed that supercharging the mini super car was not something they planned...

Fisker Karma Hybrid

[click on image to enlarge] If this isn’t proof a hybrid can be gorgeous I don’t know what is. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Fisker Coachbuilders they’re a custom coach builder that takes cars like the Mercedes Benz SL or the BMW 6 series and turns them into individualized works of art....

2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe

The completely new 2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe has hit dealership floors this month. It’s primary existence being the ability to show the Europeans that the Japanese can put together a driver’s car and not break the bank. The 330 horsepower, 3.7 liter V6 engine is the latest iteration and packs a punch previously unseen in...

Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

You’re looking at the most expensive variant of the Porsche 911. The 911 Turbo Cabriolet. It marks the third generation of the cabriolet (convertible) and is the best yet. Porsche has made every effort to lose little of the coupe’s dynamic agility while providing top-down summer fun. Expensive fun, nonetheless. Accelerating to 60mph in a...

2008 Jaguar XJR

Jaguars are quintessential luxury. In the case of the XJR, an Eaton supercharged 400 horsepower, pure aluminum bodyshell, luxury. The XJR comes standard with 19″ Sabre wheels (or 20″ Sepang), radar based adaptive cruise control, self-leveling and adaptive air suspension, acoustic laminated glass, and unfathomable 16-way adjustable front seats. What this means to you: Alfred…...

KTM X-Bow

0-60 in 3.9 seconds. 60-0 in 100 feet. Color? Orange. There’s nothing else to say. What this means to you: Mother of god… Cost: ~ $100,000 @ KTM X-Bow

2007 Lotus Elise Series 2

The 2007 Lotus Elise is a two-seat, rear-wheel-drive, midengine roadster available in one package – seriously awesome. It’s a no-frills exotic with exotic capabilities at a non-exotic price. Imagine buying two middle-of the line Toyota Camry’s and you’ve got yourself an Elise. The interior is incredibly spartan, but in an exotic way you’ll never cease...

2008 BMW M3

The new M3 has grown up. More of a GT than a racer, it will deliver it’s promise of go-fast stop-fast and turn-fast. BMW’s bread and butter inline six is now 30-pound-lighter, 4.0-liter V8 pulled from the M5 V10. It produces 420 hp at 8300 rpm, and 295 lb-ft at 3900 rpm Redlines at 8400,...

2008 Shelby GT500KR

[from Autoblog] This morning, Ford announced that the mighty King of the Road Shelby GT500KR will be making a return in the spring of 2008 — just in time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original. Only 1,000 of these special Mustangs will be built, and they will definitely be the fastest ones yet!...