Is Historic Racing Better Than Formula 1?

Is Historic Racing Better Than Formula 1?
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Duncan Dayton also added that the cookie cutter nature of modern F1 cars is also partly to explain why the sport isn’t as visceral as it once was. “The romance has gone out of today’s F1 racing,” he said. “If you painted all the cars today the same color, you probably couldn’t tell the difference.” Continue Reading...

Fiat 500 Sales Buoyant in Europe

Fiat 500 Sales Buoyant in Europe
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Some 2,600 500s were sold in Britain last month, which is more than half the entire total of Fiats registered during the same period. Year to date sales of the Italian brand are up some 9.5 percent over 2011. Continue Reading...

Jaguar US Performance Driving Program Expanded

Jaguar US Performance Driving Program Expanded
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Now, the company is “enhancing” the program by offering an additional course that supplements the base program. It’s a pay-it-yourself advanced package that caters to owners of XFR, XKR and XJ Super Sports models Continue Reading...

2013 Subaru Legacy Gets 296 HP Turbocharged 4-Cylinder

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2013 Subaru Legacy Gets 296 HP Turbocharged 4-Cylinder
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Offered on the B4 sedan 2.0 GT DIT and Touring Wagon models in Japan however, is a 2.0-liter direct injected turbocharged four. Like the normally aspirated 2.5, it’s teamed with Lineartronic CVT, which gets a modified torque converter and revisions to the chain mechanism to cope with the increase in power. Continue Reading...

Scion Brand Image Moving Toward Mainstream

Scion Brand Image Moving Toward Mainstream
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In order to rectify the situation, perhaps going more mainstream would make more sense. If that proves to be the case, then models like the xB, which came to identify Scion’s youth focused approach would probably give way to more conventional replacements. Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi Mirage US Launch in Question

Mitsubishi Mirage US Launch in Question
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That said, given that low price is still a huge factor when it comes to purchasing small, entry-level cars in this country, plus the fact that cars in the Mirage’s category are a relatively new phenomena, there’s still a great deal of uncertainty about how such vehicles will fare in the long run. Continue Reading...

Republican Senators Question Fisker Government Loan

Republican Senators Question Fisker Government Loan
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Grassley and Thune are also emphasizing the angle that taxpayer funds were used for the development of high priced vehicles that are viewed as very small niche products at best. Continue Reading...

Honda Concept C and S Showcase Future Brand Design

Honda Concept C and S Showcase Future Brand Design
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Whether a production version of the Concept will materialize outside China’s borders remains to be seen, though in this age of increasingly global automotive product plans, we wouldn’t be surprised if it does. Continue Reading...

Wireless EV Charger Created by US Startup

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Wireless EV Charger Created by US Startup
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Now, a North Carolina startup named Evatran is hoping to introduce such a system and indeed, has generated enough interest that a number of different organizations, including the likes of Google, Hertz Rent-A-Car, Duke Energy and Clemson University, are planning to test it later this year. Continue Reading...

Cadillac Developing Self-Driving Car, Could be Ready by 2015

Cadillac Developing Self-Driving Car, Could be Ready by 2015
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Super Cruise will essentially take this technology to the next level and according to Cadillac, has been designed to ease driving stress on the freeway by gleaning information from ultrasonic sensors, radar, cameras and GPS map data. Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG: Official Details Revealed

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG: Official Details Revealed
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To compensate for the extra power, engineers have adjusted the suspension settings on the G-Class to compensate, while a number of measures have been taken to reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). Continue Reading...

How to Buy a Used Car

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How to Buy a Used Car
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Taking your time and researching can reap big rewards when it comes to purchasing pre-owned vehicles. To some, the very notion of purchasing a used car can send them running for the hills, but as with anything else, provided you do your homework, the vehicle you choose can save you thousands of dollars over that… Continue Reading...

Nissan Powered DeltaWing Racer Begins European Testing Phase

Nissan Powered DeltaWing Racer Begins European Testing Phase
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The DeltaWing project brings together some of the biggest names in US motorsport circles, including famed race car builder and team owner Don Panoz, Dan Gurney’s legendary All-American Racers (AAR) and Highcroft Racing. Further tests have already been scheduled, including a two-day track evaluation next week. Continue Reading...

High Oil Prices Spur Recycled Interior Material Components

High Oil Prices Spur Recycled Interior Material Components
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The potential to reuse some of the country’s paper currency once it has been taken out of circulation is a great example of research we’re doing,” remarked Ford’s global director of Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental matters John Viera. Continue Reading...

Zero Emissions Requirements Could Expand Beyond California

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Zero Emissions Requirements Could Expand Beyond California
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Consequently, there are concerns within the auto industry that given the sluggish demand, sales of zero emissions vehicles won’t grow fast enough to meet the mandated targets, meaning that automakers could risk facing hefty fines. Continue Reading...

2012 Honda Civic Si Race Car Can be Yours for $3500

2012 Honda Civic Si Race Car Can be Yours for $3500
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Besides the body-in-white program, Honda’s motorsports arm also offers a number of other race components to build a competition ready machine; these include engines, transmissions, exhaust systems, suspension and brake parts. Continue Reading...

New App Makes Dodge Neon Sound Like Dodge Challenger

New App Makes Dodge Neon Sound Like Dodge Challenger
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There’s also two different modes: Automatic, which measures the acceleration of your car and Manual, which allows you control and adjust the engine by hand. You can also control shift points and gear ratios to deliver the exact sensation you want. Continue Reading...

Chevrolet “Intimidator” Monte Carlo Will be Auctioned for Charity

Chevrolet “Intimidator” Monte Carlo Will be Auctioned for Charity
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The auction will take place this coming weekend (April 13-15) and will be handled by luxury car specialist Segal Motorcar Company and event host Collector Car Productions. Continue Reading...