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Fiat 124 Spider Moniker Officially Confirmed

On: Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 3:32PM | By: Carl Malek


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In a suprise announcement at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) CEO Sergio Marchionne revealed that Fiat will be resurrecting the 124 Spider nameplate for use on a reborn modern version of its popular 124 Spider which was a hit with buyers back in the 1960s and 70s and will be based on the recently unveiled Mazda Miata.


Is Ford Preparing a Response To The Chevrolet Bolt?

On: Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 9:38AM | By: Carl Malek


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Following the recent unveiling of the Chevrolet Bolt EV concept car, as well as persistent rumors surrounding the upcoming Tesla Model 3, a new report appears to suggest that Ford is preparing a vehicle of its own to respond to these two key rivals and could possibly unveil the fruits of its effort at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show in late November.


Ford GT To Start at $400k, Capped at 250 Units Annually

On: Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 3:28PM | By: Carl Malek


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When the Ford GT first made its surprise debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show back in January, Ford executives hinted that the car could feature a price tag of over $100,000, as well as a limited production run. However, if a new report is to be believed in its entirety, then both figures are far more extreme than first thought, which could combine to make the Ford GT one of the rarest supercars on the road when it eventually goes into full-scale production.


Volkswagen To Cease Eos Production This Summer

On: Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 10:12AM | By: Carl Malek


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Following years of slumping sales as well as a change in overall direction for its product line, Volkswagen has revealed that it will cease production of its Eos convertible by this summer putting an end to its role as the brand's entry in the convertible segment. While this news may dissapoint the small group of loyalists who enjoyed the model, the Eos' demise was already a foregone conclusion with Volkswagen having revealed its plans to retire the model from production here in the U.S due to sagging demand from buyers.


 

Mazda Executive Hints Possible Turbocharged Miata Variant

On: Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 8:27AM | By: Carl Malek


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When Mazda confirmed that the fourth-generation Mazda Miata would make 155 horsepower, many enthusiasts noticed the slight downgrade in power from the previous generation model and wondered whether the company will create a variant that brings more power to the lightweight roadster. In a candid statement, a Mazda executive has hinted that such a variant could be a consideration for the ND-platformed Miata, and that it could make an apperance sometime in the near future.


Chrysler Introduces Second Software Fix For Beleaguered Nine Speed Transmission

On: Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 12:19PM | By: Carl Malek


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FCA has allegedly prepared a second software update to address lingering problems with its troubled nine-speed automatic transmission. The latest fix is another troubling chapter in the life of Chrysler's revolutionary nine-speed automatic transmission which has been the focus of several software tweaks to eliminate various defects.


How Ford Kept The GT A Secret, And Stunned The World At The Same Time

On: Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 10:00AM | By: Carl Malek


How Ford Kept The GT A Secret, And Stunned The World At The Same Time test 1-1

When the 2017 Ford GT was unveiled to the world at the 2015 North American International Auto Show last month, it was an unexpected suprise that few saw coming. With the GT now traveling the show circuit, the backstory, as well as the level of secrecy that once enveloped the project, is now beginning to rise to the surface, and it will sound like the backdrop to a movie plot.


Ford Preparing Fiesta RS For 2017 Debut?

On: Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 12:57PM | By: Carl Malek


Ford Preparing Fiesta RS For 2017 Debut? test 1-1

While the upcoming Ford Focus RS has taken the majority of the spotlight for Ford's Ford Performance Division these days, rumors regarding the possible addition of an RS-spec Fiesta hatchback have surfaced once again, thanks to several crucial hints that were dropped by Ford Performance executives in a statement to the publication Auto Express.


Subprime Car Loans: Blessing or Curse?

On: Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 8:58AM | By: Bill Wilson


Subprime Car Loans: Blessing or Curse? test 1-1

For many people in today’s world, a car is a necessity. In most cases, though, purchasing a vehicle requires financing, which can be difficult for those with recent financial setbacks to obtain. Some estimates show that as many as 50 million Americans suffered significant damage to their credit ratings during the banking crisis of 2008-2010.


Future Porsche Models To Be Exclusively Turbocharged; GT3 RS To Retain Naturally Aspirated Engine

On: Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 2:55PM | By: Carl Malek


Future Porsche Models To Be Exclusively Turbocharged; GT3 RS To Retain Naturally Aspirated Engine test 1-1

In a statement that confirms persisent rumors on the future of Porsche's engine offerings, a Porsche exedcutive has revealed that the firm is looking to a turobocharged future when it comes to the 911 model family. This would eliminate the naturally aspirated engine from the 911 family—with the exception of the GT3 RS—in a bid to improve fuel efficency and performance.


Road Trip: The Kentucky Bourbon Trail

On: Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 2:41PM | By: Bill Wilson


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Some of America's scenic roads are all about the scenery, while others focus on the region’s heritage or history. But in Kentucky there's a route devoted to the fine art of making whiskey. Known as the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, it gives visitors a chance to visit nine of the most famed distilleries in the world. Along the way, drivers can enjoy scenic small towns, rolling hills, and outstanding dining and lodging. The drive has become hugely popular in recent years, with more than 2.5 million people from all 50 states and several foreign countries completing the route.