April 4, 2014

March 25, 2014

  • Last year, Chrysler campaigned a pair of SRT Viper GTS-Rs in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was the first time Auburn Hills had sent a team to the famous French endurance race since 2000, when the Viper ended a three-year winning streak in the GTS class. It finished in 24th and 31st places, woefully behind the Porsche 911 RSR that won the LMGTE Pro category. But this year it won't be back. According to a report from Sportscar365 citing a statement issued by SRT chief Ralph Gilles, the outfit...

March 13, 2014

  • There was little question that when the latest presidential limo, known as "The Beast," entered service in 2008, it represented the very state of the art (if not the union) in executive protection. But that was over five years ago - longer than the previous Cadillac DTS presidential limousine was in service - and considering that it's widely believed to be riding on a truck chassis and weigh as much as a tank, that's a long time to keep it running. So it should only stand to reason that the...

March 4, 2014

February 24, 2014

  • General Motors may have made headlines when it recently appointed the industry's first female CEO, but Honda has long lagged woefully behind the times when it comes to the diversity of its top management. In fact, its entire board has until now been composed entirely of Japanese men, with not a foreigner or a woman in sight. But as Reuters reports, that's all changing with the nominations to its latest board. The slate of new directors named to Honda's board includes one Hideko Kunii, a gender...

February 23, 2014

  • Want to haul ass down the Autobahn with the whole family and all their gear in tow? Forget that Porsche Cayenne or Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 - what you'll want is a power wagon: something like an Audi RS6 Avant or Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Estate. Unfortunately there are precious few of these performance station wagons on the market anywhere, especially with American offerings like the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon on its way out and the Dodge Magnum SRT8 long gone. But there's a new challenger...

February 5, 2014

  • In excess of 475,000 heavy duty pickups were sold in the United States last year - the capable workhorses represented more than 25 percent of the year's full-size pickup volume. But unlike the passenger-car segment, where dozens of makes and models are constantly competing for supremacy, the heavy-duty segment consistently boils down to a four-way battle between the Ford F-250 Super Duty, Ram 2500 and the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD/GMC Sierra 2500HD twins. And, while today's automobile shoppers...

February 3, 2014

  • It doesn't really have a name, but the meteorological events in January that caused record-breaking low temperatures across most of the Midwestern United States and Canada is being blamed for many automakers' sales woes last month. The dangerous temperatures, which were colder even than what the North and South Pole were experiencing at the time, kept potential buyers bundled up indoors rather than walking the floors of dealerships shopping for new cars and trucks. Worst hit were the industry'...

January 18, 2014

  • You may not be familiar with Linda Vaughn, but back in the mid-1960s, she was known as Miss Hurst Golden Shifter by just about every racing fan in the United States. The spokeswoman has teamed up with the well-known car designer Doc Watson to auction off a pair of Linda Vaughn LV-1 Chevrolet Camaro models, one convertible and one coupe, and they've just been auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson. A total of 500 LV-1 Camaros will be produced (50 white and gold convertibles, 50 black and gold...
  • There may be hope yet for the American wagon. Fox News spoke to the new head of product for General Motors, Mark Reuss, and asked him what kind of car he thinks GM should be making. "I still think no one's offered a really good, affordable wagon in the United States. You know, mainstream, fun, good-looking, hot looking, fun-to-drive wagon at a reasonable price point," Reuss said. It's no secret that a prerequisite to being an automotive journalist is to have an unhealthy infatuation with...

January 17, 2014

January 16, 2014

  • The downside of being the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden says, is that he's not allowed to drive anymore. A chauffer might suit most politicians just fine, but for the son of a car dealer, such restrictions are grating. His 1967 Chevy Corvette, a wedding gift from his dad, sits idled in a garage. As a Christmas gift last year, his kids had the engine repaired and the clutch fixed, which makes it a particularly tempting ride. "There was one point, I said to my Secret Service...

January 9, 2014

  • The votes are in, the ballots have been counted and the envelope is open. Together with our partners at AOL Autos, we're proud to announce the winner of our second annual Technology of the Year award. After having awarded the inaugural prize last year to Chrysler for its UConnect infotainment system, this year we've selected the Tesla Supercharger network as the top technological advancement in the automotive industry. While enthusiasts will likely associate the name "supercharger" with...

January 6, 2014

  • The Ford F-Series was the best-selling vehicle in the United States in 2013. Shocking, we know. Ford's pickup has held onto this spot for the last 32 years, and has had the honor of being the country's best-selling truck for 37 years. To no one's surprise, the Chevrolet Silverado took second place in 2013, with America's best-selling car, the Toyota Camry, landing in third. This one-two-three lineup is the same as what we saw in 2012, and honestly, the rest of the 2013 list is very similar to...
  • General Motors has toyed with a variety of ways to sell Opel products outside of continental Europe, sending them to the UK as Vauxhall products, to Australia with Holden badges, and even back to North America as Saturn models. But these days, Opel has been cozying up to Buick. That's how models like the Insignia (rebadged as Regal) and Mokka (sold here as Encore) make their way to American showrooms, but it doesn't look like GM is about to stop there. Recent filings with the United States...
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