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Porsche Unveils the 2012 Cayman R

On: Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 4:18PM | By: Chris Weiss


Porsche Unveils the 2012 Cayman R test 1-1

Porsche told us a new mid-engined sports car was coming and now it's here: the 2012 Cayman R. Porsche's new mid-engine is a lighter, more powerful, more performance oriented version of the Cayman coupe. Unfortunately for LA showgoers and those watching from a distance, Porsche decided to debut the car in what we can only describe as sickly-turd green.


Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder Gets A Little Harder

On: Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 11:26AM | By: Chris Weiss


Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder Gets A Little Harder test 1-1

If there's one place you'd expect to see a full-performance Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, it'd be in the sunny city and suburbs of Los Angeles. And that's exactly where Lamborghini chose to introduce its new high-performance Gallardo Spyder, which is essentially the Gallardo Spyder Superleggera.


Nissan Ellure Unveiled at L.A. Auto Show

On: Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 11:09AM | By: Sherry Christiansen


Nissan Ellure Unveiled at L.A. Auto Show test 1-1

A world premiere sedan from Nissan at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Nissan Ellure Concept uses a 2.5-liter supercharged 4-cylinder engine with Intelligent Dual Clutch Control (one motor/two clutch design with lithium-ion battery), a 25 kW electric motor, matched with an Xtronic CVT and front-wheel drive. The Nissan Ellure Concept, being described in a recent press release as “engagingly seductive,” and “simple yet provocative,” uses an independent suspension, regenerative braking, and advanced drive-by-wire electric/hydraulic steering. So far, its performance statistics have not been released.


Full Reveal: Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet Bows in LA

On: Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 5:47PM | By: Chris Weiss


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Nissan revealed the Murano CrossCabriolet on the first media day of the 2010 LA Auto Show and released an array of pictures of the exterior and interior. The model opens up an interesting new segment in the auto market: the all-wheel-drive crossover convertible. Decide for yourself if that's a segment that needed opening.


 

GM Begins Trading Today With Biggest IPO In U.S. History

On: Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 2:01PM | By: Sherry Christiansen


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General Motors is going through a historical turning point as the Detroit automaker’s stock rises sharply, and the automaker returns to its status as a publicly traded company. GM’s Chief Executive, Dan Akerson, revved the engine of a Camaro at the opening of trading today on the New York Stock Exchange to “mark the occasion,” according to Bloomberg News. The stock jumped from its initial IPO price of $33 to $35.80 shortly after Akerson rang the opening bell, or to be more literal, the opening “growl.”

Today’s trading marks an incredible milestone for GM after filing for bankruptcy 16 months ago, when GM accepted a $50 billion government bailout. The U.S. government will reduce its stake in GM from 61% to 26% as part of today’s public offering.


Google Designs Cars That Drive Themselves

On: Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 12:07PM | By: Sherry Christiansen


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Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have recently joined forces with Google to build a fleet of robotic vehicles that can literally drive themselves. The vehicles have already negotiated traffic for 140,000 miles with absoluelty no human intervention.

Google is exploring the possibilities of cars that can make complex decisions using artificial intelligence software to navigate themselves. Seven vehicles have traveled over 1,000 miles each in just a weekend without any intervention from a driver. Of course, there are drivers behind the wheel prepared to take over if necessary. There is also a technician passenger present to ensure that the navigation system is working properly, but so far the vehicles have done all the driving, even on steep hills with sharp switchbacks.


Fiat To Sell Ferrari?

On: Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 10:40AM | By: Chris Weiss


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Fiat is currently considering selling off Ferrari, according to an Automotive News report. As the report goes, Fiat chief Sergio Marchionne indicated such a move in an analysts meeting in Turin, Italy last week. Fiat would sell Ferrari and then use the money to purchase a further stake in Chrysler. One possible candidate for purchase will have quite the stake in the supercar market should it complete the Ferrari buy. Game of Monopoly, anyone?


Lamborghini Unveils Its New Range-Topping Powertrain

On: Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 5:52PM | By: Chris Weiss


Lamborghini Unveils Its New Range-Topping Powertrain test 1-1

We may not know all there is to know about the upcoming Jota quite yet. In fact, we don't even know if it will be called the Jota any more. But we now have the full details on what will power Lamborghini's next halo. The company has revealed its new V12 powertrain.


19 Launch Markets Announced For 2012 Ford Focus Electric

On: Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 5:41PM | By: Chris Weiss


19 Launch Markets Announced For 2012 Ford Focus Electric test 1-1

Right now, the auto market is quickly preparing for the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf. This time next year, it will be preparing for the launch of another competitor: the Ford Focus Electric. Unlike the Volt and Leaf, the Focus EV will launch in more than a handful of markets when it debuts in late 2011. Ford announced 19 specific markets this week.


Toyota Predicts Sales Rise in 2011

On: Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 12:49PM | By: Sherry Christiansen


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Toyota Motor Corp. is predicting its light vehicle sales to rise as much as 13% in 2011, according to a Toyota U.S. executive. Several factors, including the increase in pickup truck sales, have influenced analysts’ forecast. Sales Chief of Toyota in the U.S., Bob Carter, reports that the company expects its sales to be between 12.5 and 12.9 million units next year; up from this year’s expected number of only 11.4  to 11.5 million.


The Nissan Ellure To Be Unveiled At The L.A. Auto Show

On: Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 10:25AM | By: Sherry Christiansen


The Nissan Ellure To Be Unveiled At The L.A. Auto Show test 1-1

The last major auto show of the year comes to Los Angeles this week, considered one of the most green car shows in the world. The 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show is the last stop for automakers to introduce their latest production cars.

Nissan has announced its participation at the 2010 Los Angeles auto show where it will unveil the new Nissan Ellure concept, one of three vehicles that the Japanese automaker plans to launch at this year’s L.A. Auto Show.