Throughout The Car Industry
2015 is the second year of the seventh generation of America’s only home-grown sportscar, the Chevrolet Corvette. The opportunity to design a new Corvette is akin to singling the National Anthem—a wonderful opportunity, and a lot to live up to. Before launch, there was speculation the C7 would be mid-engined; it turned out not to be. Similarly, many feel styling too is iterative: bluntly, C7 looks too much like C6. However, standing beside the cars, C7 looks nothing like C6; it is full of unusual angles and fresh ideas. C7 seems sleeker, larger than C6. Go look at a C7 for yourself; the pictures don’t do the shape justice.
We won't lie; when a new car like a Viper comes out we are as giddy as a five-year-old on Christmas morning. Full of enthusiasm and exuberance at the idea of not just something novel, but of the potential it might have to be the best… whatever… car it is. But, that's not where the fun ends. In past years, the idea of, say, a new Corvette, would have us grinning for days and that would be it. But then, a new Z06 would come out—Corvette, but even better! Our little hearts could only beat so fast. Then, as with the C6, the ultimate Vette, a ZR-1 shows up and that would be about all we could take.
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With the Alfa Romeo 4C spider expected to arrive in Fiat/Alfa Romeo showrooms very soon, FCA has released the official pricing for the sleek convertible, a key factor in its battle against segment icons such as the Porsche Boxster.
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Lotus has released a dark and shadowy image that teases the upcoming 3-Eleven which will not only push the Exige to its limits in terms of performance and styling, it will also serve as a compelling sequel to the legendary 2-Eleven track car that became world renowned for its phenomenal acceleration and handling behavior. During its brief time in official production, the car set several records on the legendary Nurburgring racing circuit.
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With multiple brands creating futuritstic Gran Turismo Vision concept cars in recent years, Dodge is the latest brand to formally enter this growing trend with the teasing of a special concept vehicle that aims to push the boundaries of eco-friendly performance and exterior design.
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Audi has provided the world a compelling glimpse of its automated self driving technology at the 2015 CES Asia Convention in Shanghai, China, with the unveiling of the Audi R8 e-tron piloted driving concept which serves not only as a technological showcase, it also previews Audi's plans to eventually offer automated driving technology in much of its vehicle lineup over the next several years.
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A Five-Cylinder Supercar??? Audi Pondering Five-Cylinder Engine For Future Audi R8, Lamborghini Huracan
In a bid to comply with ever tightening fuel emissions, Audi could perhaps be taking a radical and ambitious step to meet these targets by equipping the Audi R8 and its sister car, the Lamborghini Huracan, with a five-cylinder engine, a move that could cause shockwaves in the supercar segment if rumors from inside the company are proven true.
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It seems Ford has started a tradition for itself: Every ten years they celebrate by creating a monster of a car to celebrate their historical victory at Le Mans back in 1966 with their world-beating GT40. Of course this seems to only be the second time Ford has done this, but some say life doesn't begin until your forty anyway, so we'll assume that the same can be said for anniversaries of beating the snot out of Ferraris in front of the world.
In the course of automotive history, there have been thousands of cars that have elicited almost as many emotions from us. Some cars like the Edsel or the Pontiac Aztek make us cringe and wonder if the best thing those designers ever created was their resume. Then, on the opposite end of the spectrum are the cars that we simply love instantly like the Tri-Five Chevrolets or the first generation Thunderbird. Then there are cars that simply blow out minds with their combination of speed and beauty. Cars that blend the perfect mix of power, and esthetic appeal are few and far between, but when they do come along, they ingrain their images in our memories forever. One of the best examples of these cars was the very first McLaren F1 created by Ameritech.
Following hints that appeared to suggest that the iconic G-Class was in for a downsized future, Mercedes-Benz has revealed the new engines and subtle tweaks that will make their debut on the Euro-spec version of the G-Class, with many of these updates eventually making their way to U.S.-grade cars in the near future.
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Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept Recieves Positive Acclaim On Auto Show Circuit; Could Spawn Production Version
With the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept currently in the middle of its global tour on the auto show circuit, Bentley executives are hoping that the stylish concept garners positive reactions among auto show attendees, and, if the initial reports from some of its previous appearances are to be belived, it looks like the concept is so far proving to be a hit in the minds of consumers.
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