NASCAR: Hamlin wins in Texas and takes the lead in the Chase

Denny Hamlin led the final few laps at Texas Motor Speedway to win Sunday afternoon's AAA Texas 500 and move pass Jimmie Johnson into the points lead by 33 points, with races at Phoenix and Homestead, Fla., remaining in the season.The victory was Hamlin's series-high eighth win this year, his 18th top 10 and … Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/#ixzz14gE8RIoN

2010 Porsche Panamera

The 2010 Porsche Panamera ranks 1 out of 7 Super Luxury Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 14 published reviews and test drives of the Porsche Panamera, and our analysis of reliability and safety data. Perhaps the world’s most uncompromising sedan, the all-new Porsche Panamera combines breathtaking performance with indulgent accommodations for four adults. Some Porsche purists may detest the car’s unusual appearance, and few can afford it (a look at the pricing list for options would make Warren Buffet gasp), but the automotive press agrees that the car is simply an epic achievement. The Porsche Panamera can coddle four adults in opulent surroundings at 170 mph, and holds its own with some six-figure sports cars on a winding mountain road. It can carry as much cargo as some full-size SUVs, but in turbocharged form, goes from zero-to-sixty faster than a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. It offers four sumptuous seats, a stereo system that’s among the best offered anywhere, and available four-zone climate control, and 500 horsepower.

Lexus LS - What the Auto Press Says

The 2010 Lexus LS ranks 2 out of 7 Super Luxury Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 107 published reviews and test drives of the Lexus LS, and our analysis of reliability and safety data. The Lexus LS offers one of the finest interiors available anywhere, and an options list longer than any of its major rivals. It’s powerful, but clearly trails European rivals in driving excitement. In the rarified class of Super Luxury Cars, every car does most things very well. Still, the Lexus LS has a distinct personality within that group. The only non-European entry, it offers the quietest, smoothest ride, the longest option list, and, to some reviewers, the most luxurious cabin. However, it can’t hold its own against its German rivals as a performance car.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class - What the Auto Press Says

The 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class ranks 2 out of 7 Super Luxury Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 90 published reviews and test drives of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and our analysis of reliability and safety data. The flagship sedan of the world’s oldest automaker, the exemplary 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class shows off everything that Mercedes engineers can do. It offers a level of luxury even some similarly-priced cars can’t match, and safety systems no other automaker builds. Much of the same can be said, however, of its less-expensive E-Class sibling.