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on 08.21.2014 07:30
The new Brabus C-Class (W205) is the newest vehicle from the famous tuning company. For more than three decades, the German company has been one of the top Mercedes-Benz tuners, improving the power and refinement of Mercedes vehicles of all shapes and sizes.
Starting with the newest W205 generation Mercedes C-Class, Brabus has developed a number of improvements to the sedan. Customers will be able to choose between the standard Brabus Avantgarde package, or upgrade to the Exclusive package, each of which offers a number of optional extras. more
on 08.21.2014 05:30
Bugatti unveiled their latest personalized Veyron at Pebble Beach, named the “1 of 1”. Built for an unnamed customer, the 1 of 1 was designed to highlight the history of the Bugatti family.
The Veyron 1 of 1 was built on company founder Ettore Bugatti’s motto, “Nothing is too beautiful, nothing is too expensive”, and surely the owner of the 1 of 1 believes the philosophy. The average selling price of a Bugatti vehicle is currently over $2.6 million, and surely the 1 of 1’s pricing went above and beyond the standard options list. more
on 08.21.2014 03:30
The Honda S600 was the brainchild of company founder Soichiro Honda, who decided that his motorcycle company should start producing cars as well. The S600 evolved from the company’s line of S-roadsters - including the debut Honda automobile, the S360 - and became an important part of the company’s entry into the automotive world.
In the early 1960s, the world was in love with the roadster. Some of today’s most prized designs like the E-Type Jaguar and Lotus Elan were introduced in that time, and Honda decided to take what they had learned from building motorcycles and apply it to a lightweight roadster. The result evolved into the S600, a car which continues to influence Honda to this day. more
on 08.21.2014 01:30
The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette will feature GM’s new 8-speed automatic transmission, offering improved acceleration and fuel economy. The new gearbox will replace the old 6-speed automatic unit, and purists will still be able to opt for the 7-speed manual.
It isn’t a double-clutch unit, but GM is adamant that the Corvette’s new 8-speed will shift just about as well as the best double-clutch designs. Shift times will be so short that the automatic will beat the manual transmission in a sprint to 60, albeit barely. more
on 08.20.2014 07:30
Subaru is apparently on top of its safety game for 2014. Two of its 2015 models, the Legacy and the Outback, have earned the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety's highest award possible, the 2014 Top Safety Pick +.
The Legacy and Outback join five other Subaru models to be worthy of safety awards from IIHS in 2014. Four have earned Top Safety Pick and three have earned Top Safety Pick +. more
on 08.20.2014 05:30
With just under a year left until final production officially begins, McLaren unleashed the nostalgic, track-only P1 GTR concept that resembles the original F1 GTR that took the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans race by storm.
Unveiled at a private event at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance event last weekend, the P1 GTR concept stunned viewers. It is based off of the McLaren P1 road car but has been fine-tuned to a higher level so that it can compete on the track. With no road legality limitations, the P1 GTR boasts a highly upgraded body and 83 more horsepower than the road car. more
Electric Renovo Coupe Debuts With Insane 1,000 Lb.-Ft of Torque
on 08.20.2014 03:30
Among a sea of priceless, impeccably restored automobiles of the highest pedigree anywhere in the world, it was an upstart and unknown vehicle that captured hearts and minds at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance over the weekend. With any luck, they captured future buyers as well.
Renovo Motors made their grand debut at Pebble Beach, showing the striking Renovo Coupe that borrows the iconic Shelby Daytona Coupe design and fits it with a monstrous electric powertrain good for 1,000 lb.-ft of torque. Buzz around the Silicon Valley outfit is building as it appears Renovo may have built, as they claim, the first all-electric American supercar. more
Jaguar To Roll Out New InControl Infotainment With 2015 XE
on 08.20.2014 01:30
Already vital to the automaker because of the new architecture it will debut and the new segment it will enter, the upcoming Jaguar XE will also break new ground by being the first Jag to be equipped with an InControl infotainment system.
Jaguar has been a bit behind the times when it comes to technology for a while now, but are promising that the InControl system that will debut in the new XE sedan will change all that. Notable features include an 8-inch touchscreen, both Android and Apple smartphone apps and voice control. Is it everything it’s cracked up to be? more
Chrysler Group Appoints New Ram Truck and Alfa Romeo Leaders
on 08.19.2014 07:30
Chrysler Group LLC has appointed Reid Bigland as Head of Alfa Romeo Brand for the NAFTA region, and Robert Hegbloom as Head of Ram Truck Brand. Both positions are effective immediately as Chrysler Group continues to build its stake in the region.
As well as serving as Head of Alfa Romeo, Bigland will continue as Head of U.S. sales and as President and CEO of Chrysler Canada. His roles on the NAFTA Leadership Team and Fiat Chrysler Group Executive Council will continue as well. Hegbloom’s new position will add him to the list of members on the NAFTA Leadership Team. more
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Valet Mode Announced
on 08.19.2014 05:30
Corvette owners will soon get peace of mind when letting a complete stranger drive their car, thanks to the car’s new Valet Mode. Built into the Performance Data Recorder, Valet Mode will record video and data while a valet is behind the wheel.
No longer will Corvette owners fear a joyriding or clumsy valet, or at least not without evidence. What started as a track day recording device has quickly turned into a form of surveillance to keep a prized sports car from being used and abused by any pesky drivers. more
2015 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Victorious in Heavy Duty Challenge
on 08.19.2014 03:30
The GMC Sierra 3500 HD was chosen as the winner of the Ultimate Heavy Duty Challenge, which tested the newest 1-ton trucks against each other in practical scenario tests. After 19 rounds of testing and input from a panel of educated judges, the GMC was crowned the winner.
The 2014 Ultimate Heavy Duty Challenge stacked the GMC Sierra, Ford F350, and Ram 3500 against each other. All three trucks were equipped with diesel engines, dually rear axles, and 3.73 gearing as a standard baseline. The competition is held annually by Cars.com, PickupTrucks.com and MrTrucks.com, and this year's did not disappoint. more
Saleen FourSixteen Extends Performance of Model S
on 08.18.2014 12:55
Saleen is most known for being one of the top Mustang modifying companies in the business, but their new FourSixteen will look to electrify the market. Based on the Tesla Model S, the FourSixteen has been reworked from bumper to bumper, with new drivetrain components, aerodynamics, and interior.
“Tesla has created an entirely new class of American automobile,” said Steve Saleen, founder of Saleen Automotive, Inc. “There are many similarities to this and how Ford created the ‘pony car’ class in 1964 with the Mustang, which is how these vehicles stand out from the rest of the pack.” more
Motorsports Monday: Power Surges Ahead After Milwaukee Win
on 08.18.2014 11:02
IndyCar – ABC Supply Wisconsin 250: Will Power has had years where he drove spectacularly, but couldn’t find consistency. This year, he’s simply been good enough all year long, and it’s paying off in a big way.
The Australian drove his Chevrolet to the checkered flag at the Milwaukee Mile on Sunday, finishing ten spots ahead of teammate Helio Castroneves to grab a 39-point lead in the IndyCar standings with just two races remaining. more
2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Test Drive
on 08.18.2014 06:35
If you want a perfect example of constant, focused, improvement look no further than the Volkswagen Touareg. For ten years, this midsize vehicle has offered the look and feel of a high-end European SUV at somewhat more reasonable prices.
And if you think your neighbors might wonder if you’ve gone snobbish with a new Porsche or Audi in your driveway, a nice VW badge puts you in the fun-but-smart mold that a lot buyers are happy to be in. more