Honda Unveils New Civic Type R Today sees the worldwide reveal of the Honda Civic Type R Concept model which points to the styling direction for the exterior design of the highly-anticipated production new Type R that will debut in Europe during 2015. Described by the design team as a ‘racing car for the road’ rather than a high performance version of a road car, the new Type R looks set to signal a new era for the marque – with the most extreme Civic Type R yet.
Performance Traction Helps Camaro Z/28 Soar on Track
Algorithm helps maintain momentum for faster lap times Engineers call it "flying car" logic. On the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, the Performance Traction Management system delivers faster lap times on an undulating race track by helping maintain the car’s full power and momentum even if the tires briefly lose contact with the ground, in certain track conditions. Created for track use only, the "flying car" logic woven into the Z/28's standard PTM system integrates the chassis mode selection, Traction Control and Active Handling Systems.
28 Ways Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Rules the Road Course
Increased grip, reduced weight, better brakes Lightweight, nimble and incredibly powerful, the original Z/28 was designed for road racing. The 2014 Z/28 carries the same spirit, with every detail engineered specifically to create the ultimate track-capable Camaro. To enable the Z/28 to quickly lap the most challenging road courses, engineers and designers focused on strengthening three key areas during development.
To be unveiled at the International Geneva Motor Show McLaren Automotive has released the first images of its new supercar, the 650S Coupe. McLaren will unveil the new model at the International Geneva Motor Show in March. The McLaren 650S joins the range as an additional model alongside the 12C and sold-out McLaren P1, and learns from both models as well as 50 years of competing in the highest levels of motorsport.
The red-hot 200mph supercar If you're California dreaming and have a spare $254,000 in your back pocket, this red-hot new Ferrari could be just the thing to blow away the rain-drenched winter blues of Britain. The new 200mph Ferrari California T is set to roar into showrooms in September after its world debut at next month's Geneva Motor Show. And by then hopefully the current deluge will be sufficiently long gone to allow the new Italian supercar's retractable top to come down for a bit of wind in the hair motoring in the sun.
by Ali Arsham When was the last time that something that was hip and cool was offered for less money. Usually you have to buy last year’s fashion at a discount. Well the nice people at Chevrolet have just dropped the price on the Chevrolet Volt by $5000 for 2014. The 2014 model will start at $34,995, including an $810 destination fee (excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees). If consumers include federal tax credits ranging from $0-$7,500 (depending on individual tax liability), pricing could start at $27,495.
Mercedes new flagship Stylistically self-assured presence, exclusive appointments and refined sportiness – the new S-Class Coupe from Mercedes-Benz combines the classic proportions of a large, sporty coupe with modern luxury and state-of-the art technology. As a world premiere, the breathtaking two-door coupe can be optionally equipped with the MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension system with curve tilting function. Additional technical highlights are the head-up display and the touch pad feature.
by Stephen Cox To no one’s surprise, US Dept. of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced at a propaganda conference this past week that in addition to surveillance cameras, traffic light cameras, license plates, roadside still photo speed traps and a national driver’s license database, American drivers would soon be subjected to yet another tracking system. This time the system will be embedded in your car. And there is no opt out. New car buyers have no choice.
by Ali Arsham In case you have missed it, Fiat is back in the US after a long holiday. The first Fiat was the Fiat 500 which was a very cute small car. There have been several different versions of the 500 so far and the latest one is also the biggest one, the 500L. The 500L promises more room for families with four real size doors which makes it a lot more practical. The extra size does not make the 500L into a boring family car and the car keeps its original charm and fun.
by Ali Arsham The Ford Escape was introduced in 2001 as a smaller SUV. There have been many improvements since then but for 2014 the Escape receives a major refreshing that makes it look much more contemporary. The other big change is under the hood with the addition of several new engines including the new EcoBoost family of turbocharged engines. We got our hands on one and were very impressed with the Escape. It is a much improved car from the Escape that you may remember.
by Ali Arsham Up until now, if you wanted a diesel engine in your pickup truck you had to buy a big heavy duty pickup. We know that diesels are more efficient so why can’t we have a diesel engine in a ½ ton pickup? Thanks to Chrysler’s Ram brand that is now possible and it is a very good one. The 2014 Ram 1500 not only is the first light-duty, full-size pickup to offer durable, efficient diesel technology – it is the only one.
by Mark Scheuern General Motors' Chevrolet unit swept car and truck of the year honors but Ford's use of aluminum in its F150 sparked new debate on the first day of the Detroit auto show Monday. Toyota unveiled a provocative new concept for a sports car, with a race car pit crew opening a shiny red box to reveal the FT-1 sports concept -- Future Toyota 1.
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