2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Prepares For Grueling Series
◾Race truck based on Built Ford Tough production Raptor There’s a roar in the desert - spitting sand and kicking up rocks. It’s the sound of the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, running in the 2016 Best in the Desert off-road racing series’ new factory stock class. The Raptor race truck will leverage Raptor’s production platform including its all-new high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and 10-speed transmission, along with torque-on-demand transfer case.
The Kia Optima received a complete makeover a few years ago but it was getting old so Kia had to come up with a restyled version. The new version comes with new engine choices and is a very safe upgrade. We were very impressed with the new engine and the upgrades and are happy to report that the things that we liked about the old Optima are still there.
35 more horsepower and up to 36 percent more torque Twenty years after the first Boxster made its debut, Porsche is introducing the latest generation of its mid-engine roadsters featuring more power, greater fuel efficiency, and further improved handling. The new models are named 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S, paying homage to the flat-four cylinder engines that were used in the mid-engine Porsche 718 sports car which won numerous races back in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
California T - Introducing the new HS Handling option
Ferrari upgrades its convertible The California T, Ferrari's immensely successful front-engined V8 model with retractable hard top and 2+ seating configuration, is now available with the brand-new Handling Speciale (HS) option. Clients the world over have been so impressed with the California T's ideal combination of performance and versatility that it has become the benchmark for all high-performance Grand Tourers. Now owners looking for an even more sporty driving experience, particularly on challenging, twisty routes, have a new optional package to meet their needs.
The new 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S The top models of the 911 model series - the 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S - now boast 20 hp more power, a sharpened design and improved features. The models will be available in both coupe and convertible versions from the start. The bi-turbo six-cylinder engine in the 911 Turbo with 3.8 liters of displacement now has a power output of 397 kW (540 hp).
Make no mistake about it - the future of autos is electric and autonomous Dirk Lappe, Technical Director at Porsche Engineering, on future mobility concepts, digitization and electric driving pleasure. concepts. In this very interesting interview Mr. Lappe explains where the industry is going with electric powered cars and autonomous driving. The auto industry is doing its part to manufacture these cars but the mental midgets in Washington and Europe politics are doing nothing to mandate electric charging spots everywhere there are handicap spots.
In Detroit From sports cars to pickups, auto brands set the future direction of their design during new-model reveals at the North American International Auto Show here. The design trend was on long, low, swoopy cars and brawny trucks. Unlike past years, fuel economy was no longer a prime topic. Rather, the focus was on bringing more technology and safety to cars.
Dawn of new era for Lexus When the Lexus LF-LC Concept debuted at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, the press, loyal customers, and enthusiasts wondered if the concept’s arresting styling and dramatic proportions could ever evolve into a production 2+2 coupe. Today, four years after the debut of the breakthrough concept that inspired it, Lexus has revealed the all-new LC 500 luxury coupe. This provocative, athletic flagship coupe makes the strongest statement yet about Lexus’ future product direction.
Drive Unit and Battery at the Heart of Chevrolet Bolt EV
Engineers focus on careful balance of range and performance The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV does more than set a new benchmark for affordable, long-range EV driving. It also raises the bar when it comes to driving performance. Engineers developed the Bolt EV’s propulsion system to offer more than an estimated 200 miles (based on GM estimates) and a delightful driving experience that’s more akin to a compact sports sedan than a small utilitarian crossover.
Turbocharged 2+2 coupe Ahead of its public debut at the North American International Auto Show, Buick today revealed the Avista concept - a 2+2 coupe that pushes the brand’s contemporary design ethos and rekindles its historic performance roots. A sleek, sweeping proportion is the foundation for this vision of a contemporary grand tourer, with a 400-horsepower twin-turbocharged V-6 driving the rear wheels and a driver-focused cockpit offering a comfortable, connected center of control.
200-mile all-electric range Chevrolet is introducing the 2017 Bolt EV at the Consumer Electronics Show, fulfilling its promise to offer a long-range, affordable electric vehicle for the masses. The Bolt EV, which will go into production by the end of 2016, will offer more than 200 miles of range on a full charge. It also features advanced connectivity technologies designed to enhance and personalize the driving experience.
In new Mercedes E-Class Mercedes-Benz is taking a big step into the future by numerous innovations with the new E-Class, including in terms of the design of the interior, which features a wide high-resolution next-generation dual display (12.3 inches per display) that appears to hover in space. In addition, touch-sensitive control buttons on the steering wheel make their first appearance in a car. They allow the driver to control the entire infotainment system using finger swipes without having to take their hands off the steering wheel.
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