The body of King Richard III was buried in great haste, a new study finds — perhaps because the medieval monarch's corpse had been out for three days in the summer sun.
Filed under: Aftermarket, Convertible, Performance, Cadillac, Design/Style, Luxury We try very, very hard to keep snark away from creations like the one you see here. After all, someone poured plenty of enthusiasm, time and money into turning a 2008 Cadillac XLR into a modern interpretation of the new-old cars typically done by cottage builders like Excalibur and Clénet. Even so, it's hard not to wince when you set an eye on this machine. With its wheelbase stretched to accommodate the extra bodywork, goofy sidewalls and upkicked nose (examine it in profile, it looks slightly bent in the middle), this "neoclassic" takes whatever was loveable about the Cadillac underneath and buries it in a tacky grave. Miraculously, the engine bay has been left unmolested, which means the retractable hardtop convertible still features a 4.6-liter Northstar V8 engine good for 320 horsepower. If only that were enough to outrun its shame. If, for some reason, you feel like taking this thing home, Harry Kaufmann Motorcars of Milwaukee says it can be yours for a paltry $74,998. We wish were joking. Check it out here.Online Find Of The Day: 2008 Cadillac XLR picks up where Excalibur left off originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 23 May 2013 09:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Our correspondents on the Croisette might have their heads immersed in this year's festival, but some of the 2012 line-up are still finding their way to these shores. Among them: "In The Fog," the Russian wartime drama from Sergei Loznitsa, the director of "My Joy." The film premiered in Competition at last year's Cannes (picking up the FIPRESCI Award), and is coming to the U.S. from June 14th, and we're pleased to say that we've got the exclusive reveal of the film's U.S. poster below. Set in Belarus in 1942, the film follows a railway laborer who's suspected of being a Nazi collaborator, and while we haven't yet had the chance to catch it for ourselves, it's won rave reviews for many -- Robbie Collin in the Daily Telegraph called it "a masterpiece of serious cinema; long, slow and grave as the grave." The film will open on June 14th at Village East in New York, and roll out across the country from then, and you can check out the poster, designed by Michael Marquez of MM...
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Economy Minister Philipp Roesler said the European Commission made a "grave mistake" by agreeing to impose punitive import duties on solar panels from China and urged the Commission to work to prevent the eruption of a trade conflict.
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