Jason Siu
Jason has been shooting cars since before digital cameras were invented but has taken a passion to writing over the past decade. His previous work experience includes being the West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine and contributing editor for Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. He also has two published Cartech Books, How To Rebuild A Honda B-Series Engine and How To Digitally Photograph Cars.

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Audi SQ7 to Use Electric Turbo Technology

Audi SQ7 to Use Electric Turbo Technology
An electrically-assisted turbocharging system from Audi will head to production in 2016. According to a recent report from Autocar, the 2016 Audi SQ7 will incorporate electric turbo technology, which has been used in two of the German automaker’s concept cars: Audi A6 TDI concept and RS 5 TDI-e. The system will make its production debut in...

Ferrari Working on Electric Turbo Technology

Ferrari Working on Electric Turbo Technology
Add another automaker to the list that is planning to use electric turbo technology. Ferrari, like Audi, is developing a new powertrain that will utilize an electric turbo to help eliminate conventional turbocharger lag. Starting with a supercharged engine, the Italian automaker is rumored to be pairing it with an electric turbo to not only...

Fiat 500L Vans Design Concept Revealed

Fiat 500L Vans Design Concept Revealed
A unique Fiat 500L made its debut at this year’s Vans U.S. Open of Surfing. The Italian automaker has shown off the 500L Vans design concept in Huntington Beach, Calif. this past weekend sporting details from Vans original hi-top shoe throughout the compact sedan. Sporting a two-tone paint scheme, 18-inch matte black wheels and a...

Unique BMW i8 to be Auctioned Off at Pebble Beach

Unique BMW i8 to be Auctioned Off at Pebble Beach
A one-of-a-kind BMW i8 will be auctioned off at this year’s Concours d’Elegance. Called the BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition, the one-off hybrid will be auctioned with proceeds benefiting the Pebble Beach Company Foundation and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. To celebrate the U.S. arrival of the German automaker’s latest hybrid, the i8 Concours d’Elegance...

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Unveils New LED Scoring Pylon

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Unveils New LED Scoring Pylon
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has begun upgrading its facilities. The track has installed an all-new LED scoring pylon, replacing its antiquated tower that was difficult to read for its spectators. Measuring in at 92-feet tall, the LED scoring pylon was a $1 million investment and was officially debuted to the general public with the NASCAR...

Most Watched Videos of the Week: July 20 July 27, 2014

Most Watched Videos of the Week: July 20  July 27, 2014
If you’ve been missing out on AutoGuide.com‘s videos this past week, we have some treats for you. Luxury convertible sports car shoppers will want to take a look at our 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet vs. 2014 Jaguar F-Type V8 S comparison while families shopping for a crossover will learn plenty in our 2014 Ford...

Top Viral News Stories of the Week: July 20 – July 27, 2014

Top Viral News Stories of the Week: July 20 – July 27, 2014
Through social media, some stories have a life of their own. AutoGuide.com has compiled a list of this week’s most shared stories through Facebook, Twitter and Google+. This past week, AutoGuide.com̵ 6;s spy photographers caught the 2016 Acura NSX at the Nurburgring and then shortly after, the hybrid prototype burnt to the ground. Our five-point inspection on the 2014 Lamborghini...

Top 5 Least Appealing Luxury Car Brands

Top 5 Least Appealing Luxury Car Brands
The results for this year’s J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study are in with every luxury automaker scoring above the industry average. Based on a 1,000-point scale, the 2014 APEAL study has vehicle owners evaluate over 77 attributes, which combined into an overall score. This year, the industry average was 794 but...

Top 5 Least Appealing Car Brands

Top 5 Least Appealing Car Brands
A big factor in selling cars is the power of the brand a model is tied to. With that in mind, these five brands must have a tough time moving units at their dealerships. The 2014 J.D. Power U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study has been reveal, outlining the most appealing car brands....

Audi A7 to Demonstrate Piloted Driving on Florida Freeway

Audi A7 to Demonstrate Piloted Driving on Florida Freeway
Next Monday, Audi will be demonstrating its progress towards autonomous driving in public. The German automaker will have its A7 model demonstrate the initial version of Audi’s Piloted driving technology on Tampa’s Selmon Expressway in Florida. The technology, which is called Traffic Jam Pilot, could be available to consumers within five years, Audi believes. SEE...

Nissan Loses Money on Every Leaf Battery Replacement

Nissan Loses Money on Every Leaf Battery Replacement
Nissan has admitted that it loses money on every Leaf battery replacement. Last month, the automaker revealed that a battery replacement for the Leaf electric vehicle would run $5,500 including the old battery pack trade-in, prompting many to believe the Japanese automaker could build batteries for less than $250 per kilowatt-hour. SEE ALSO: 2013 Nissan Leaf...

2015 Dodge Viper Gets a Performance Bump

2015 Dodge Viper Gets a Performance Bump
The 2015 Dodge Viper will be an increase in performance, but don’t get your hopes up. While it won’t hit the impressive figures of the Challenger SRT Hellcat, which has 707 hp, the 2015 Viper will have 645 hp, an increase of five compared to the 2014 model year. Torque will remain at 600 lb-ft....
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