September 18, 2014

  • from Auto123

    Put the central masses -- the engine, occupants and fuel -- in the middle of a car, and you lay the foundation for a machine that's more responsive, agile, and stable at high speeds, than one with the heavy stuff concentrated at either end. Many of the world's fastest, best-handling cars are built around this design, with less weight on the front wheels for enhanced steering feel and urgency, and more mass in the middle to make the car less prone to oversteer or understeer and more prone to...

September 15, 2014

  • from Auto123

    GM is hit with another huge blow as sales of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette will be suspended due to a pair of new recalls that affect approximately 2,800 units. Car and Driver reports that Chevrolet dealers have just received an indefinite stop-sale notice. The first problem involves a driver's side airbag that could come unseated when deployed in a crash, thereby increasing the risk of injury. Moreover, the parking brake may not have been properly installed. Most of the affected Corvettes...

September 12, 2014

September 2, 2014

  • from Autocar

    New high-performance Z06 variant of the C7 Stingray to cost $78,995; eight-speed automatic transmission now also offered for the C7 Chevrolet has confirmed that its new supercharged Corvette Z06 will cost $78,995 when it goes on sale in early 2015.A convertible version of the Corvette Z06 will also be offered, costing upwards of $83,995.Based on current exchange rates, that's approximately £48k and £51k respectively – but, if personally imported into the UK, expect the coupé to set you back...

August 30, 2014

August 27, 2014

  • from Auto123

    AutoPacific has announced the winners of its 2014 Ideal Vehicle Awards (IDA), which recognize models considered by consumers to be the most attractive and desirable. Almost a quarter of winners were all-new or completely redesigned models. “Winning an IVA in their first year of release shows that these newly redesigned vehicles have hit the mark with their owners, but it also shows that the designers did their research to know how to best meet the needs and expectations of their core...

August 26, 2014

  • from Auto123

    PROs: The key features of a race car like the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette are necessarily stashed away under the hood and below the body. Let's start under the hood. For the 2015 models, this American sports icon packs a V8 engine developing a minimum 455 horsepower, matched with an excellent 7-speed manual transmission. The there's under the body also, because the Corvette's suspension makes for absolutely astonishing road handling. Finally, it's obvious that the price/performance rate is among...
  • from Auto123

    PROs: The key features of a race car like the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette are necessarily stashed away under the hood and below the body. Let's start under the hood. For the 2015 models, this American sports icon packs a V8 engine developing a minimum 455 horsepower, matched with an excellent 7-speed manual transmission. The there's under the body also, because the Corvette's suspension makes for absolutely astonishing road handling. Finally, it's obvious that the price/performance rate is among...

August 21, 2014

August 14, 2014

  • from Autocar

    New 6.2-litre supercharged V8 Charger offers 707bhp and 650lb ft; claimed to be capable of 0-60mph in 3.7sec The new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, which pays homage to the muscle cars of old, is a 707bhp supercharged saloon that's claimed to be capable of 204mph.Dodge describes its new car as "the quickest, fastest, most powerful production saloon in the world, as well as the most capable and technologically advanced four-door muscle car in America".Official pricing has yet to be announced but it'...

August 6, 2014

  • from Autocar

    Twin-turbo V8-engined supercar to offer a top speed well in excess of 270mph; due on sale in 2015 Hennessey is aiming to exceed the 270mph achieved by its Venom GT supercar with a new version called the Venom F5.The Venom F5, which adopts the name of the most powerful hurricane in the Fujita scale, benefits from lower-drag bodywork, upgraded technology and more power.According to the Fujita scale, an F5 hurricane produces wind speeds between 261mph and 318mph. Hennessey's current GT can reach...
  • from Autocar

    Getting riled over the advent of autonomous vehicles is pointless, especially as they'll likely do nothing to dampen your driving enjoyment For the life of me, I can’t understand why normally rational car-lovers have started acting as if one of the main supporting pillars of their life’s enjoyment is being wantonly removed, just because our government has had the foresight and good sense to configure our laws to welcome driverless cars.The usual argument against driverless cars strikes me as...

August 5, 2014

  • from Autocar

    Classic car events are often made all the more rewarding by the emergence of the offbeat and the unloved, and Harpenden's show was no exception If you like taking a tyre-kicking walk through rows of old cars, it’s hard to beat some of the classics-on-the-common style events that take place through Britain’s summer.Last week I went to an event in Harpenden, whose sunny town lawns hosted no less than 1200 classics beneath a sun that bordered on the sweltering.You do, of course, see many cars that...
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