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If you want an open-air Aston Martin you have a few choices. There’s a drop-top version of their DB9, you could opt for the brand’s Vanquish Volante, a convertible variant of their ultimate grand-touring car, and then there’s the Vantage Roadster.
The Vantage serves as Aston Martin’s entry-level model, if something with a six-figure price tag could ever be described as basic. This lustily styled two-door is offered as either a coupe or an open-air roadster, though both models are sweeter than confectioner’s sugar.
Aston Martin’s Vanquish is low, long and lusciously shaped. This ultra-luxury automobile sits at the top of this company’s rarified lineup serving as the ultimate grand-touring automobile, their flagship sports car. And this model certainly plays that role to the letter, looking, acting and even sounding every bit like the superstar it is.
Chances are you’re familiar with the duck test. This little saying goes as follows: If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck then it’s probably a duck. Likewise if a car has four doors, comes with a back seat and offers a separate storage compartment then it’s probably…
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Mirroring its One Ford corporate strategy the blue oval has brought all of its global racing and motorsports divisions under one roof. The company’s SVT, Team RS and Ford Racing subsidiaries now operate under the unified banner of Ford Performance.
What is it that sells cars? What gets drivers to come through a dealership’s front door and sign their lives away for the next five years or better? Is it reliability ratings? Could it be customer service? What about features, performance or fuel economy? Truthfully it’s a mix of all these attributes and more.
Diesel engines are something of a mystery to many drivers, especially in North America where gasoline is the king of motoring fuels. Of course compression-ignition has a host of benefits compared to spark plug-equipped powerplants, not the least of which is dramatically better efficiency.
The Geneva Motor Show, which opens to the press next month, is a top venue for supercars and other exotic reveals. Appropriately vehicle builder and tuner Rinspeed is debuting an autonomous concept called the Budii.
Kia’s Europe-only Cee’d small car has been spied once again. The revised Sport Wagon version has been spotted undergoing testing.
Chicago Auto Show is a big deal. Each year, more people pass through its displays than any other show on the American circuit. Perhaps most impressively, it does so without the help of any major new car debut and this year is no exception. But that doesn’t mean you should write it off. Quite to…