Top Viral News Stories of the Week: July 6 – July 13, 2014

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Through social media, some stories have a life of their own. has compiled a list of this week’s most shared stories through Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

Popular news from this past week include a story of the Bugatti Veyron successor to be a 1,500-hp hybrid. In addition, news about the 2016 Audi R8 losing its manual transmission and gaining a diesel option also went viral. Lastly, Mercedes announced that the CLS63 AMG would be adding an “S” model to the lineup, which will be standard in the U.S.

Bugatti Veyron Successor to be a 1,500 HP Hybrid

Bugatti is looking to reclaim the title of the world’s fastest car and the Volkswagen-owned ultra premium brand aims to do so with hybrid power.

2016 Audi R8 to Ditch Manual, Gain Diesel Engine

A host of changes are due for the upcoming 2016 Audi R8, and more details on what to expect have emerged.

2015 Mercedes CLS63 AMG Adds 577-HP ‘S’ Model

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG isn’t just getting a facelift.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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