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Throughout The Car Industry
Got the coin to order a 2012 Ferrari but can’t afford to maintain it? Well, you no longer have to worry about that—at least not for the next seven years—thanks to the firm’s newly announced Genuine Maintenance Program.
You read that right; Ferrari North America is “happy to announce a new customer care service: clients ordering a 2012 Ferrari California, 458 Italia or FF from the authorized dealership network will be entitled to a free seven-year scheduled maintenance program.”
Posted In: Car News, Exotics
Tags: Ferrari, warranty, maintenance, Genuine Maintenance Program, car news
With Fiat’s recent majority acquisition of Chrysler and Fiat dealerships popping up all over, I found myself wondering just how Fiat’s purchase would impact the Chrysler brand. In pursuit of that question, I dove head-first into periodicals and blogdom, but finally settled on one source which might settle my natural apprehension of foreign takeovers—the latest Fiat model to be released Stateside.
The Fiat 500c, named such because of the mere fact that it is a cabriolet, is an incredibly interesting-ooking vehicle. From the classic design to its functional interior, the Fiat 500c will undoubtedly remind consumers of the Fiats of yesterday. Although founded in 1899, Fiat really became a legendary brand after World War II for producing vehicles that war-ravaged Europe could afford. And because of Fiat’s incredible success in the last 60 years, their quirky and practical vehicles have left a uniquely Italian mark on fans throughout the globe.
Posted In: Car News, Car Reviews
Tags: Fiat, US, USA, debut, 500, 500c, 500 c, cabriolet, convertible, retractable, cloth, top
October 7 - 9, the Festivals of Speed returns to the Four-Diamond Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for its sixth year with world's most exotic automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, and watercraft benefitting the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. The festivals include the annual Luxury Lifestyle Jet Port Reception, Wine Connoisseurs’ Dinner and Motorsports Collection Display, as well as some new automotive activities. Expect “the very best in automotive, aircraft, marine and motorcycle transportation with the finest culinary, wine, spirits and fashion for the ultimate luxury experience.”
Posted In: Auto Shows, Car News, Auctions, Exotics
Tags: Festivals of Speed, festival, speed, orlando, car show, car shows, boats, motorcycles, aviation, aircraft, marine, luxury, Diamond Ritz-Carlton
When Pagani announced that its all new, 700-hp Huayra was coming to the United States, it was sort of a big deal. The last Pagani model—the ever-powerful Zonda—was never sold in the States because it wasn't up to U.S. regulations. As the Zonda was the first Pagani ever made, that means that the Huayra is the first Pagani model to be offered in the U.S. You can almost hear the sounds of multi-millionaires with something to prove peeing their pants all over the country.
Posted In: Car News, Reports, Exotics
Tags: AMG, Pagani, Huayra, supercars, Mercedes, Zonda, Denver, Colorado
If you have been paying any attention at all to the sports coupe market in the last couple years, you no doubt know that it is a segment teeming with options that are all very quick and very exciting. With cars like the Civic Si, MazdaSpeed 3, V6 Camaro, and Mustang (not to mention all the hype surrounding the upcoming Toyota/Suburu FT-S concept), it's no wonder that the Hyundai Genesis coupe is upping its ante in this high-stakes pool.
Tags: Hyundai, Genesis, 3.8, 2.0T, R-Spec, V6, Mustang, Camaro, Honda, Si, Mazda, Speed3, car news
So, it turns out that the locally-slanted, social-networking coupon behemoth known as Groupon is good at hawking small things like dinners and protein shakes, but not so good at hawking big purchases like $50,000 Cadillacs. One of the first experiments in Groupon-ing by an auto dealer has officially failed miserably.
Posted In: Car News, Reports
Tags: Groupon, business, sales, cadillac, fail, coupon, deals
Some things never change. Throughout history, whenever a new Corvette hits the market, it always creates a splash. And when the C5 Corvette burst onto the performance car scene in 1997, it was no different. The fifth generation Corvette was an instant hit. It brought about a renaissance to the Crossed Flags emblem that made the Corvette a world power in the performance car market once again.
Tags: Chevrolet, Corvette, Z06, LS6, LS1, C5, Dodge, Viper, Haunted Highways
Ever want to transform your otherwise legitimate but perhaps somewhat plebeian sports coupe into a generic, McLaren F1/Saleen S7 supercar knockoff? You're in luck, but only if your sports coupe is a circa 2002 to 2006 Acura RSX, 1997 to 2002 Chevrolet Corvette or 1989 to 1996 Toyota MR-2. The Miami GT kit car from DDR Motorsports transforms your car into a super-machine (at least in terms of looks).
Posted In: Aftermarket, Exotics
Tags: Miami GT, kits, kit cars, tunes, Corvette, Acura, RSX, Toyota, MR-2, DDR Motorsport
With Nissan increasing the price of next year's Leaf model by more than $2,000, the 2012 Nissan Leaf edges ever closer to the price of the 2012 Chevy Volt.
The 2012 Leaf SV base model will start at $36,050, a $2,420 increase over the 2011 Leaf's $33,630 base price. The 2012 Leaf SL starts at $38,100, representing a $3,530 increase over the 2011 Leaf SL. Nissan says the increased pricing is due to added equipment including quick-charging hardware and cold-weather upgrades.
Posted In: Car News, Hybrid / Green, Reports
Tags: Nissan, Leaf, EV, electric, electric vehicles, Chevrolet, Chevy, Volt, green, 2012, car news
I always thought it would be cool to mount a massive supercar engine into an unassuming everyday commuter like a Toyota Corolla. Imagine pulling up to a stop light next to a Camaro or 911, looking the guy right in the eye, stepping on the pedal ever-so-slightly to let him know you were serious, and then just blowing him away in your Lamborghini-V12-powered Corolla. It would be truly awesome.
Less awesome, but more affordable, would be designing an everyday car—let's say a Mercury Cougar—to look like a supercar. The car featured here may look like a Bugatti Veyron, but it's miserably underpowered.
Posted In: Aftermarket, Miscellaneous, Special / Limited Edition, Exotics
Tags: Mercury, Cougar, aftermarket, tunes, Bugatti, Veyron, eBay, fake
Last month, the Nissan Leaf officially reached 3,894 U.S. sales. And yet, Nissan hasn't seen fit to send out a mobile charging station the way it did in Japan. So the staple of American motoring, traveling, and on-highway repairs is officially stepping in. AAA debuted the first mobile charging station in North America at the Plug-In 2011 Conference & Exposition last week.
Posted In: Car News, Hybrid / Green, Technology
Tags: AAA, EV, range, range anxiety, charging, electric vehicle