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Shelby Rekindles the Magic With the New-old 50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra 427

On: Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 1:12PM | By: Teddy Field


Shelby Rekindles the Magic With the New-old 50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra 427 test 1-1

Back in 1964, an aspiring car builder named Carroll Shelby decided to shoehorn a 427ci Ford big block into a Miata-sized British roadster called the AC Ace/Shelby Cobra. His psychotically overpowered little monster then annihilated the almighty Ferrari GTO at the 12-Hours of Sebring. The Shelby Cobra was a “man’s car”, and it was ridiculously fast, even by today’s standards. And to celebrate their founder’s brilliant lack of sound judgement, Shelby American is offering a very special 50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra 427. Make no mistake, this isn’t one of those knockoff replicars, it’s a real Shelby Cobra, straight from the Shelby factory. Enzo Ferrari is probably spinning in his grave…


Leaked: 2016 BMW 7-Series caught without camo

On: Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 7:04AM | By: Teddy Field


Leaked: 2016 BMW 7-Series caught without camo test 1-1

The BMW 7-Series has always competed with the Mercedes S-Class. It’s roughly the same size, same price, and it has all the presence of a two-ton middle finger. Unfortunately for the guys in Munich, the new Mercedes S-Class is now the equivalent of an iPhone 6 to BMW’s tin-can-and-a-string. But BMW hath redrawn their motorized lewd gesture, and some spy photographer has caught one completely undressed... months before its scheduled reveal.


Oh Yay! 2015 Honda Pilot Sprouts Yet Another Trim Level!

On: Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 12:24PM | By: Teddy Field


Oh Yay! 2015 Honda Pilot Sprouts Yet Another Trim Level! test 1-1

Back in the day, Hondas came in three flavors: DX, LX & EX. DX got you vinyl seats and steel wheels, LX-trimmed cars recieved body-colored bumpers and nicer upholstery, while the top-rung EX models got the big engine, fancy velour upholstery, and a digital clock! But times have changed, and now there’s a Honda trim level/option bundle for every price point. The new-for 2015 Honda Pilot SE adds yet another choice to this Value Menu, and it’s even got a cubby for your coupon binder!


Mitsubishi Unveils Preliminary Specs Of Lancer Evolution X Final

On: Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 12:00PM | By: Carl Malek


Mitsubishi Unveils Preliminary Specs Of Lancer Evolution X Final test 1-1

With its official debut at the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon only a month away, Mitsubishi has released preliminary specs regarding the Lancer Evolution X Final Concept. This sneak preview shows what could be the last special edition of the iconic sport sedan before it is retired from production in 2015, capping an impressive and unforgettable chapter in the Japanese firm’s history.


 

Three show 'Birds of a feather sell together at RM's Sam Pack sale for $242k

On: Sat, Dec 27, 2014 at 10:08AM | By: Andrew W Davis


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Every car company that can is making serious hay out of every anniversary they can find. Problem is, in a lot of cases, there have to be some asterisks slipped in due to, say, Chevy never producing a 1983 model Corvette, yet claiming an unbroken chain of manufacture since its introduction in 1953.


Lexus Considering Hydrogen Powered LS Variant?

On: Sat, Dec 27, 2014 at 9:24AM | By: Carl Malek


Lexus Considering Hydrogen Powered LS Variant? test 1-1

With the Mirai concept providing a compelling glimpse of what a hydrogen future would look like at Toyota, it appears that the Japanese firm is planning to adopt some of the Mirai's innovations in an upcoming Lexus LS variant. The hope is that it could serve as the perfect platform to debut the technology when it eventually makes its way to mass production in Toyota-badged models (like some of the other innovations that first got their start in the Lexus LS).


Takata President Steps Down Amid Ongoing Scandal

On: Fri, Dec 26, 2014 at 2:58PM | By: Carl Malek


Takata President Steps Down Amid Ongoing Scandal test 1-1

In a move that many saw as inevitable, Takata president Stefan Stocker has officially stepped down as president, handing the posisition back to the grandson of company founder and current chairman Shigehisa Takada.


Anti-Grinch Steps In; Stolen Mustang Returned

On: Fri, Dec 26, 2014 at 11:50AM | By: Gary P Garry


Anti-Grinch Steps In; Stolen Mustang Returned test 1-1

When you have something stolen from you, before long you come to the understanding that you are never going to see the property again. You may report the theft to the police, and you may have some hope, but it starts to fade after a couple of weeks go by.


Ford Plans "Halo Model" Intro at NAIAS 2015. Let's Pray They've Learned Something in the Past Decade.

On: Fri, Dec 26, 2014 at 10:41AM | By: Andrew W Davis


Ford Plans  "Halo Model" Intro at NAIAS 2015. Let's Pray They've Learned Something in the Past Decade. test 1-1

Ten years ago, at the 2005 Detroit Auto Show, Ford unveiled what they thought would be accepted as the successor—“spiritually”, at least—to the 1960s phenomenal Ford GT/GT 40. Billed—by Ford, naturally—as “the world’s mightiest supercar”, it featured a mid-mounted, quad-turboed six-liter V12 said to put 720 horsepower and 660 lb.-ft. of torque to the rear wheels.


VW Samba Microbus Fetches Big Number at Auction

On: Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 3:09PM | By: Gary P Garry


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Rock and roll and motor vehicles go hand in hand, like rum and coke, gin and tonic, and Jack Daniels and Budweiser (you can see where my head is during the holiday season). There have been countless songs written about cars of all kinds, and they have prettied up many a rock video.


Out of the Mouths of Babes

On: Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 12:14PM | By: Karen Cook


Out of the Mouths of Babes test 1-1

When my oldest son was young he had a bad attitude toward the status quo. He watched his parents go to work every day to earn money and then send most of that money away to pay for things like electricity and water bills, cable and credit cards, and, of course, gas and insurance. In an effort to minimize his need to succumb to such a slavish existence, he vowed never to have a credit card and to never go anywhere that he couldn’t get to on his bike. He managed to secure his first three jobs within riding distance of our house. I pointed out that it would be inconvenient and unprofessional to clock-in dripping water on the floor if it happened to be raining, but this was of little concern to him in his “big picture” concept. He did eventually give in and buy a car (which he lived in for six months), but that’s a story for another day. He never used public transportation which I always thought would have been the perfect compromise.