Throughout The Car Industry
Categories: Auto Shows
The 2015 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive Exclusive is a long-wheelbase land jet, with an equally long name. It’s also got a staggeringly long price tag of $264,895, and that’s before you add options. So what do you get for all that extra scratch? Let’s find out…
Tags: 2015 Porsche Panamera Turbo S
If you’re old enough to ‘respect the van’, then you’ll love this 70’s style Scion xB. It’s got orange stripes, tacky wood, vinyl seats, and Cragars! But it was designed by a 21-year-old, and that will make you feel ancient…
Tags: 2015 scion xB, SEMA, riley hawk
The Audi R8 has been wowing us for years, and a redesigned version is expected to drop soon. But this generation of Audi’s supercar isn’t dead yet. And the latest special edition R8 is the most powerful car that Audi has ever made. Say hello, then, to the 570-hp 2015 Audi R8 Competition.
Tags: 2015 Audi R8 Competition, 2014 LA Auto Show
The SEMA Show in Las Vegas is a big deal in the car world. It offers automakers the chance to ‘go nuts’, and create wild customs that are designed to ‘wow’ people.
That way they can gauge public response to new features or trim packages. Chrysler is bringing an entire fleet of show cars to the November show, and they’ve just released all the juicy ‘deets’.
Tags: SEMA, concept, dodge, dodge challenger, dodge charger, dodge dart, jeep renegade
Just last week, we reported that Kia Motors hired NBA star LeBron James to hawk their their slow-moving Kia K900 luxury sedan. Now, they’re taking their K900 revitalization plan even further, by presenting a heavily modded factory show car at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. But will a rumbling V8 performance model get people to notice?
With the Ebola outbreak, rising insurance premiums due to ObamaCare, and the general threat of violence from ISIS, Russia, and the entire Middle East, we really could use another compact crossover right about now. Lucky for us, Honda’s going to give us one next month at the LA Auto Show. And while the sporty 2016 Honda HR-V won’t be able to cure infectious diseases, it does have a Magic Seat, and some other unique features...
Tags: 2016 honda hr-v, 2015 LA Auto Show, car show, compact crossover
Bentley fans have waited patiently to see if the rumors of a new 2015 Bentley are true. Well, it would appear that, not only are they true, the new version of the old standard will be better than ever. The new 2015 Bentley is touted to be the first super-premium crossover and, like other Bentleys, the SUV will offer extensive customization options.
Tags: Bentley, SUV, 2015
The 2014 Toyota Corolla redefined what it was to drive this historically reliable vehicle; in 2016 Toyota promises to set the bar even higher. Rumors about the 2016 Toyota Corolla abound, filled with new features and a promise that the company excellence that has made this vehicle a staple for many mid-class drivers continues. Toyota says the new series will bring significant changes that provide more comfort, economic stability, and less environmental impact.
Tags: 2016, Corolla, Toyota, Toyota Corolla, Innovative
The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance took place last Sunday, on the golf course at Pebble Beach, overlooking Monterey Bay. A 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe won Best of Show, the most elegant car on the lawn this year. The car, owned by Jon Shirley of Medina, WA, has what auction companies call “the perfect storm of provenance”—both sexy and scary. It is fundamentally a racing car, (the MM designation stands for Mille Miglia) and fast, even by twenty first century standards—contemporary reports suggest a top speed of perhaps 185mph for open 375 MMs, and this car has a more aerodynamic coupe body. Of course, it makes do without traction control or airbags, and doesn’t have much in the way of brakes; however, it has plenty of 4.5-liter Ferrari V12. Furthermore, it has celebrity ownership history: Acclaimed Italian movie director Roberto Rossellini commissioned the car, and allegedly gave it to film star Ingrid Bergman. It sports a recent world class restoration: That is to say, it is cosmetically perfect. So in these respects it is a typical Pebble winner. What sets it apart is that it is a car built after World War 2. It is the only postwar Best of Show winner in the last four decades. Why ?
Tags: 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Ferrari 375 MM
The Volkswagen Beetle has a long, illustrious history in the dune buggy world, having served as the inspiration and mechanical base for some of the original and most important sand buggies of all time. The Meyers Manx, which recently became just the second vehicle on the National Historic Vehicle Register, was based on Beetle components. Volkswagen pays homage to this history with the 2014 Beetle Dune concept.
Tags: Volkswagen, Beetle, dune buggy, bug, concept cars