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Video: Polish Supercar Gets Down to Business

On: Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 12:35PM | By: Chris Weiss


Polish Supercar Gets Down to Business test 2

About two months ago, we reported with much shock that Poland has its very own supercar—okay, perhaps "very own" is too strong, since the styling is inspired by [ripped off] Lamborghini, and its engine is all- American. Still, though the eastern European nation that finds itself at more than its share of bad jokes has a supercar that it can call its own.

Since that unveil, we've been itching (or not really thinking about) how this car performs. Question [or lack thereof] answered.


Cadillac ATS Image Tease And Prophecies Of Production

On: Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 12:12PM | By: Chris Salamone


2013 Cadillac ATS test 2

On the heels of GM’s official announcement of the upcoming Chevy Spark, Cadillac has announced that another GM compact will enter the ring—this one primed to compete in a segment long controlled by foreign automakers like BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Code-named the Cadillac ‘ATS’, this compact sports sedan may debut this August at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance or possibly at the Detroit car show in January. The ATS is expected to go on sale in the summer of 2012, just in time for gas prices to rise along with summer heat.


Tesla-Powered RAV4 To Be Assembled In Canada

On: Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 12:09PM | By: Chris Salamone


Toyota RAV4 EV test 2

In a joint venture, Toyota aims to have Tesla provide an electric powertrain for next year’s RAV4 EV. Amidst confusion as to where the vehicles would actually be assembled, Toyota Motor Corp. recently announced that the upcoming RAV4 electric vehicle would be built in-house next year, rather than at the Tesla Motors Inc. plant in California. The companies said, just yesterday, that Toyota’s Tesla-powered EV would be assembled in Woodstock, Ontario—the current home of RAV4 production.

Thus far, neither Toyota nor Tesla have provided either production volume estimates or pricing for the RAV4 EV. However, we do know that Toyota will cut a check for $100 million to Tesla for an electric powertrain made to fit the RAV4. Having a specific dollar amount tends to suggest that this arrangement will probably be for a pre-determined quantity and duration, rather than a completely open deal to provide goods as needed. Models should begin arriving in dealerships in 2012.


A Small Step For Chevy, A Spark For Mankind!

On: Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 2:13PM | By: Chris Salamone


2013 Chevrolet Spark test 2

With the upcoming Chevrolet Sonic, all eyes turned away from Chevy… assuming the automaker could go no smaller. Look again! For 2012, Chevrolet just announced that an even smaller production vehicle should hit the US market following the Sonic. General Motors executive director of North American product communications, Jason Laird, recently confirmed their latest minicar, aka the Chevrolet Spark, should arrive during the first half of 2012 as a 2013 model.

Those of us with long memories may recall that GM announced the Spark back in early 2009. Of course, that announcement came just before widespread bankruptcy and government-bailout refinancing—delaying the Chevy Spark, until now.


 

Camaro 'Zed-L1' Official Release [video]

On: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 2:07PM | By: Chris Salamone


2012 Camaro ZL1 test 2

It’s a party and I’ll cry if I want to. At the Camaro Homecoming in Oshawa, Ontario, Chevrolet exposed the crowd to a physical manifestation of the company’s latest and greatest muscle machine: the ZL1. By now, the specs of the ZL1 have reached the eyes and ears of enthusiasts around the globe, but few have actually heard the vehicle’s robust dual mode exhaust note or had the opportunity to drool over the suede-wrapped, flat-bottom steering wheel. That’s all about to change.

The ZL1’s Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser (with a last name seemingly destined for engineering) shows us some of the best features of Chevy’s latest Mustang killer. Oppenheiser suggests that over 1/3 of the original SS model has been changed to create the ZL1—which he affectionately labels ‘Zed-L1’.


100 Years Of Chevrolet - Which Is Your Favorite?

On: Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 5:30PM | By: David Walter


100 Years Of Chevrolet - Which Is Your Favorite? test 2

A century ago, Louis Chevrolet and William “Billy” Durant founded their company in Detroit, MI, and today, Chevrolet is the fourth-largest automotive brand in the world. To celebrate I thought it'd be fitting to discuss our favorite Chevy(s). I’ll get the ball rolling with a few of my own.


Largest Auto Collection (Ever) Unlocks This Fall

On: Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 10:16AM | By: Chris Salamone


LeMay - America's Car Museum test 2

What do you do after amassing a tremendous fortune from the ‘refuse’ business (pronounced: bi-ze-néss)? Simple, you turn all those liquid assets into something a bit more solid—aka automobilia. After decades of prosperity, Harold LeMay did just that and in 1997 the Guinness Book of World Records recognized his automobile collection as the largest in the world. At its zenith, the Lemay Collection included over 3,000 vehicles and continues to be recognized as the most robust, all-inclusive car collection on the planet. This fall (drum roll, please), the LeMay Collection will be housed and displayed to the general public at the newly minted LeMay Museum in Tacoma, Washington.


The [WH]Y-Files: All-Chrome McMerc SLR Terrorizes London Streets

On: Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 4:26PM | By: Chris Weiss


The [WH]Y-Files: All-Chrome McMerc SLR Terrorizes London Streets test 1-1

The Mercedes SLR McLaren has been the subject victim of some of the worst tunes of all time. I actually did a list of terrible tunes a few years ago, and the SLR showed up for three of the 10. And if I updated that list today, a new Brabus SLR creation would bump one of those other choices right off the top 10 to make it four of 10.


Classic Car Cultist: The BMW 2002

On: Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 3:51PM | By: Chris Salamone


BMW 2002 tii test 2

Produced from 1968 to 1976, BMW’s 2002 Neue Klasse model (New Class for those without the predilection for sauerkraut) completely changed the face and future of BMW motoring for generations to come. So much so, the 2002 became the predecessor for BMW’s dominant 3 Series and 1 Series models and permanently changed BMW’s reputation to one of producing premium uber-touring vehicles. To this day, the 2002 remains a standout amongst BMW’s rich history of revolutionary vehicles—and with good reason. The 2002 was fast, fun, and beautiful. Found in over 262 movies and TV shows, the BMW 2002 is still alive and well within the minds of car fans everywhere.


Shelby Supercars: It's The Tuatara

On: Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 8:52AM | By: Chris Weiss


Shelby Supercars: It's The Tuatara test 1-1

If we didn't know any better, we'd swear that the name 'Tuatara' belonged to some exotic, Italian brand. Pagani, for instance. 'Tuatara' and 'Huayra' look like natural supercar stable mates. But, we do know better, and despite the exotic name from across the ocean, the Tuatara is all-American at heart. It's the official name of Shelby Supercars' second car.


Renault Shows Off Dual-Functioned, Electric Frendzy Concept

On: Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 4:34PM | By: Chris Weiss


Renault Shows Off Dual-Functioned, Electric Frendzy Concept test 1-1

The hot, long, quiet days of summer are upon us. Being that it's an odd year, means that it's the perfect time to start showing and discussing Frankfurt Motor Show debuts. Renault took just that liberty last week, unveiling a concept that it calls "Frendzy."