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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.


Is Camaro Getting a Makeover?

On: Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 4:05PM | By: Gary P Garry


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Back in 1964, Ford absolutely changed the automotive landscape with the introduction of the Mustang. The first Mustang was formally a 1965, but it was actually put on display at the World's Fair in New York in April of 1964.The incredible popularity of the Ford Mustang certainly got the immediate attention of Ford's competitors; in a blink of an eye there were a number of pony cars entering the marketplace. One of them was the Chevrolet Camaro, a car that made its debut for the 1967 model year; it was available in two body styles: a convertible and a sporty coupe.


Bethlehem, PA Hosts Lehigh Valley Auto Show

On: Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 2:14PM | By: Gary P Garry


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You can hear whispers of spring right around the corner, and there are some great automotive events coming up during the warmer months. I grew up in New Jersey, about 30 miles from Philadelphia, and I have always had a fondness for the area, so a particular event has caught my eye.


MINI Unveils Clubman Vision GT Virtual Concept Car

On: Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 1:15PM | By: Carl Malek


MINI Unveils Clubman Vision GT Virtual Concept Car test 1-1

Joining the growing list of auto companies that have unveiled a Vision GT-themed virtual concept car for the popular Gran Turismo 6 video game, MINI took the wraps off of its Clubman Vision GT car, which is a compelling look at a race-ready MINI that embodies some of the futuristic cues made possible by GT6.


 

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.


Buick Gets High Marks From Consumer Reports

On: Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 2:10PM | By: Gary P Garry


Buick Gets High Marks From Consumer Reports test 1-1

The automotive industry has gone through some enormous changes over the last several decades. When you hear that statement, technology is going to come to mind, but that is not what I'm talking about here.


Top Five Practical Car-Buying Tips

On: Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 9:38AM | By: Gary P Garry


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Some people decide to buy a car because they have a very specific car in mind for their own reasons. This is understandable, but there are others who are just looking for a decent, reliable car at a good price, and they are open-minded.


Aston Martin Showcases Vantage GT3 Limited Edition

On: Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 10:34AM | By: Carl Malek


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With the Vantage now entering its 11th year of production, it is clearly way overdue for a major overhaul. Before the Vantage goes under the knife in the near future, Aston Martin has taken the wraps off of perhaps the most track-capable version that has ever been produced:  the Vantage GT3 Special Edition.


Mercedes Benz Revives Pullman Marque, Showcases $575k Mercedes Maybach-Pullman Limousine

On: Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 5:44PM | By: Carl Malek


Mercedes Benz Revives Pullman Marque, Showcases $575k Mercedes Maybach-Pullman Limousine test 1-1

With the 50th anniversary of the legendary Mercedes Benz 600 now upon us, both Mercedes and its super-luxury sub-brand Maybach are celebrating the occasion by formally unveiling the limousine version of the S-Class sedan, which will be formally known as the Mercedes-Maybach Pullman, at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March.


Lotus Previews 2016 Evora 400

On: Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 4:19PM | By: Carl Malek


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Despite a recent wave of uncertainty about not only the top management, but the survivial of Lotus as a whole, the company has announced that it will travel to the 2015 Geneva Motor Show to introduce the 2016 Evora 400 Coupe, which will be the most powerful car the company has ever produced in its iconic history.


Golf GTi + Performance Chip = Brain Damage ?

On: Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 3:40PM | By: Jon Summers


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One of the easiest ways to go faster— i.e. generate extra horsepower—in cars built in the last few decades is to remap the car’s electronic brain. Service providers often allege that not only will their work allow the engine to develop more power, gas mileage will improve too due to the efficiency of the new, bespoke engine management tune. By definition, “chipping” must compromise reliability, since components such as clutches and driveshafts engineered to manage ‘X’ horsepower are now being subjected to ‘X+’ horsepower. The practice remains extremely popular since most people “chipping” a new car do not expect to still have the car four or five years or thousands of miles down the road, and the change is both easily reversed and impossible to detect without diagnostic tools. Illustrating this, the car I drove was leased, and soon to be returned. As the current keeper gave me the keys, he explained it had 274hp, up about 50 from standard, adding how “front wheel drivey” it was, a comment I remembered throughout my time with the car.