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The Five Best Cars to Survive a Sharknado

By David Thomas on July 6, 2015


It's Shark Week, a time of year created by the Discovery Channel, a cable TV network. The frenzy around all-things shark also led to the "Sharknado" series on the SyFy network. These made-for-TV movies starring top B-list actors - yes,… Read More

The Five Best Cars to Survive a Sharknado

By David Thomas on July 6, 2015

It's Shark Week, a time of year created by the Discovery Channel, a cable TV network. The frenzy around all-things shark also led to the "Sharknado" series on the SyFy network. These made-for-TV movies starring top B-list actors - yes,… Read More

Lexus Hoverboard Makes Our 'Back to the Future' Fantasies Reality

By Matt Schmitz on June 24, 2015

When it comes to fantastical technologies for which the world has been clamoring for decades, the hoverboard ranks among the most coveted. And when you talk about hoverboards, it's impossible not to talk about "Back to the Future, Part II,"… Read More

'Jurassic World' Gives 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe a Dino-Size Boost

By Matt Schmitz on June 16, 2015

Cross-promotional movie tie-ins can be a tricky endeavor with their effectiveness dependent on the unpredictable whims of the box office. In the worst case, you're looking at a nifty appearance by the Cadillac Ciel concept car in the early-summer bomb "Entourage."… Read More

Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo Concept: First Look

By Matt Schmitz on November 20, 2014

Looks like: The progeny of Batman's Batmobile and Speed Racer's Mach Five Defining characteristics: Cartoonishly futuristic body, "prone driver configuration," laser propulsion system Ridiculous features: Let's be frank, the whole damn thing is one big ridiculous feature. (Did we mention… Read More

Scion Amps Things Up at SEMA Show With Slayer tC

By Matt Schmitz on November 6, 2014

Scion's customized Slayer-inspired 2014 tC could be dangerous. Not because it's a tricked-out tribute to the outlaw elder statesmen of speed metal, but because it's gonna be difficult to steer and work the manual transmission while throwing up your devil… Read More

DeLorean Motor Co. Takes Film Fans 'Back to the Future'

By Matt Schmitz on October 21, 2014

Crazy to think for those of us who are old enough to have seen "Back to the Future" in its original run, but we've nearly reached that famed "future" date when Doc Brown flew Marty McFly 30 years into the… Read More

'Price Is Right' Contestants to Bid on 'Dream Cars'

By Matt Schmitz on October 9, 2014

OK, playing "The Price is Right" rules, as close as you can without going over: How much would you expect to pay for a Porsche Cayenne? How about a Range Rover Sport SE? A Maserati Quattroporte S Q4, Tesla Model… Read More

Hey Metal Heads: Slayer-Inspired Scion to Stalk SEMA

By Matt Schmitz on September 19, 2014

As long as there has been heavy metal, teenagers have sought out bands with which to frighten their parents. Now there's a car to really drive 'em nuts. In November, Toyota-owned Scion will unleash a special-edition car perfectly suited for… Read More

'Lincoln Lawyer' Star McConaughey Tabbed for Lincoln Ads

By Matt Schmitz on August 21, 2014

Don't drive a Lincoln? Matthew McConaughey thinks it'd be a lot cooler if you did. Earlier this year, the Hollywood A-lister's so-called McConaissance was fully realized when he won the Oscar for his "Dallas Buyers Club" performance. Now, Ford is… Read More

Ford, Heinz Team Up to Develop Tomato-Based Plastic

By Matt Schmitz on June 10, 2014

Here at Cars.com's headquarters in Chicago, we are bound by local tradition to refrain from putting ketchup on our hot dogs — but we'll certainly consider putting it in our cars if it's more palatable to the environment. Condiment giant… Read More