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2018 Tour de Forest Rally Brings High Groups Again to Washington Woods

Patrik Sandell WRX Phrases and Images by Scott FisherAfter an absence of greater than three many years, the forest roads round Olympia, Washington resonated with the sound of high-performance engines on October 6 & 7, 2018, because the Tour de Forest Rally returned as a part of the 2018 American Rally Affiliation Nationwide Championship.Ending an thrilling 12 months that included a complete of 9 rallies throughout North America, the Tour de Forest Rally provided roads that just about no present rally competitor had seen, leveling the enjoying subject for rivals starting from factory-sponsored sequence champion, Dave Higgins, driving for Subaru Rally Staff USA, by way of personal entrants like Garth Ankeny’s Toyota Starlet. David Higgins Tour de Force Rally American Rally Affiliation nationwide champion, David Higgins, and co-driver, Craig Drew, line up for the beginning of particular stage 2, deep within the Washington forest. Toyota Starlet Rally Car Tour de....




Evaluation: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback in Blue Flame Once I heard Toyota was bringing again a Corolla hatchback, admittedly, I used to be intrigued. In any case, I’m a hatchback man. They’re sensible, sporty, and I merely desire the type. However with my intrigue, I ready for actuality to kick in. I assumed the brand new Corolla Hatchback would most likely be geared up with the same-old 2ZR-FE 1.Eight-liter discovered within the  Corolla sedan and mated to a fun-killing CVT. It’d be strong however pedestrian technique of transportation. Meh.I am right here to say that I assumed wrongly.Toyota’s been on considerably of an automotive picture revamp recently. Arguably, first, there was the Scion FR-S/Toyota 86. Then, seemingly in a single day, the Camry went from fundamental four-door transportation to an attractive sedan. Then the CH-R, with its wild styling, debuted. And after I laid eyes on the brand new ’19 Corolla....


2019 Jeep Renegade Picks Up Horsepower, Drops Guide Transmission

2019 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk Excellent news: The 2019 Jeep Renegade is getting an influence bump. The unhealthy information: Its guide transmission goes away.Should you’re wanting a Jeep Renegade with a guide transmission, you’d higher seize a 2018 as a result of the shift-it-yourself possibility goes away for ’19. Whereas we applauded Jeep for providing a guide transmission on AWD Renegades, we at all times assumed the take price was low, and that doubtless was the case. However sufficient unhealthy information.For ’19, Renegades shall be obtainable with an all-new 1.Three-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with direct injection making 177 hp and 200 lb/ft of torque. In comparison with the outgoing 1.Four-liter turbo, energy is up 17 hp and 16 lb/ft of toque. The brand new 1.Three is mated to a nine-speed computerized. With the disappearance of the guide, this leaves the the Subaru Crosstrek and the Jeep Compass because the final smallish crossovers obtainable....




What it is Wish to Purchase and Personal a Kei Truck

Do you personal a kei truck? Most likely not. However you wish to personal a kei truck.These little pickups are gaining reputation and are even road-legal in locations, corresponding to Washington state. Not solely are they enjoyable, however they are often nice little work horses, too. The one pictured above is a Suzuki Carry belonging to our good good friend, Tuan. He calls it … are you prepared for this? … Carry Potter. Tuan wrote an incredible article all concerning the shopping for and proudly owning expertise on our sister web site, Crankshaft Tradition. It is a actually enjoyable and insightful learn for anybody pondering of shopping for one in all these.You may also comply with Crankshaft Tradition on Instagram @crankshaftculture.


Surprising: There Are No Alternative Shocks For the Newest Mirage






Persons are Racing the Mitsubishi Mirage in Indonesia and Thailand

Sure, that is a Mitsubishi Mirage race automotive. Sure, it nonetheless has its 1.2-liter engine. In truth, it is a part of a 1200cc class of race vehicles in Indonesia. It seems, individuals do race these little issues.I’ve truly puzzled if anybody was highway racing non-4G63T or 4B11T swapped Mirages. Nicely, it seems, there are.I first occurred upon an Indonesian publication referred to as Otomotif. There I found this 2015 Mirage as pushed by Ricky Dianto and apparently pushed within the Indonesian Touring Automotive Championship. From what I may collect from the transient article within the publication, modifications embody suspension, roll bar, racing seat, steering wheel, exhaust, a Unichip Q+ engine administration, wheels/tires, customized downpipe (header?), and some different issues. You may try the article right here. Keep in mind: The ’15 Mirage would’ve made 74 hp. Nonetheless, with a stripped inside and weight reductions, I am sure this hatch might....


Mitsubishi Mirage Facet Sill Extensions Put in

The primary time I noticed a sixth-generation Mitsubishi Mirage with the non-obligatory facet sill extensions (aka facet skirts) put in, I knew I needed to have them on mine. They add a pleasant little bit of upscale sportiness to the Mirage. Guess you by no means thought you’d hear these phrases related to a Mirage … All joking apart, months in the past I made a decision to splurge on a set, and till yesterday, they have been occupying an area in our front room for the final six months. They value about $252 for the skirts , painted an all, plus about $75 for the clear paint safety movie that is required. The sill extensions connect utilizing a mixture of plastic rivets, double-sided 3M tape, and plastic clips. And these are real OEM Mitsubishi equipment in order that they match proper. Set up is easy with good printed directions....




Be a part of the Subcompact Tradition Fb Group

Hey, subcompact automobile fanatic—yeah, you. Wish to take part in common discussions about small vehicles? Wish to geek out on compacts, subcompacts, micro, and mini vehicles? Be a part of the Subcompact Tradition Fb group. There you will discover tons of of different rabid fans who additionally foam on the mouth after they discuss small vehicles. From Abarths to VWs; MINIs to Mazdas; kei vehicles to small 4x4s—you will need to be a part of this Fb group. Rabies shot not included.


Fast Drive: 2018 Honda Match Sport

2018 Honda Fit Sport Front Ever since its debut in 2007, Honda’s Match has all the time been enjoyable to drive and tremendous sensible. It showcases most of the attributes Honda has turn into recognized for—reliability, precision, versatility, engineering know-how, good packaging—in hatchback type. For me, the final Match I reviewed again in 2015 wasn’t as enjoyable as earlier iterations; I kind of wrote it off. Then I drove one with a six-speed handbook … Sure, the Match continues to be as sensible as ever with its multi-folding Magic Seats, it nonetheless will get first rate gasoline mileage, and nonetheless will seemingly have rock-solid reliability and excessive construct high quality. However the Match Sport I drove lately got here outfitted with a six-speed handbook as an alternative of the CVT. Frankly, that CVT saps the enjoyable out of this little runabout. However with the 6MT, the Match goes from being an....




Overview: 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport - front Picture by Mercedes Lilienthal I usually really feel I’m conscious of the most recent automotive choices as they hit the market, and even earlier than they arrive out–whether they’re not small vehicles. Nevertheless, whereas on the Portland Worldwide Auto Present this winter, my good friend, Tuan, identified the most recent iteration of the Hyundai Elantra GT. We drove the earlier model of Hyundai’s GT hatchback again in 2013, and regardless of the GT moniker, we discovered it lower than sporty. I used to be actually impressed with the 2018 Elantra GT’s form. It had a European look to it that jogged my memory of a sporty Volvo crossed with a VW GTI. There was a good-looking twin-tipped exhaust, good trying 18” wheels/tires, and an athletic stance that basically did look “GT,” particularly in comparison with the earlier model.The EGT, as I’ll name it, is....


Ford Will Abandon Most Automobiles. What’s This Say About The Present Small Automobile Local weather?

We have already talked about how Ford is saying Adios to the Fiesta. Nevertheless, a few days in the past, we realized FoMoCo can also be letting the Focus and Fusion die on the vine in favor of different market segments. What’s all this imply? Is that this an indication of issues to come back in North America?With Ford abandoning each the B- and C-segments (in addition to the mid-sized sedan section) in favor of SUVs, CUVs, and vans, the corporate will now not supply an entry-level automobile or smaller automotive. Positive, they will have the EcoSport (assuming the subcompact crossover makes the lower after a few years), however even the EcoSport begins at nearly $20,000 USD. Whereas, we will probably be unhappy to see one other couple of small automobiles go away the market, we perceive that Ford would reasonably give attention to extra worthwhile, sizzling market segments. The timing....




Are Automakers Abandoning the B-Section?

2018 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan 2018 Chevrolet Sonic For the previous couple of months, gasoline costs have been pretty low, actually beneath $Three a gallon in most locations. And when gas costs are down and the financial system is up, individuals usually forego the small vehicles and go for vans, SUVs, and large sedans. We get it: You’ve bought cash in your pocket and are prepared to spend. However remember, it wasn’t that way back that gas costs had been over $four a gallon, the financial system was climbing out of the ooze, and folks had been shopping for small vehicles. They had been higher on gas, cheaper to buy, and cheaper to function. However American automobile patrons have brief reminiscences and auto producers would a lot relatively reap the massive income of huge vehicles and vans. I get it — it’s a enterprise. I additionally perceive that giant vehicles and....


Overview: 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

2018 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid Hyundai, a Korean producer identified for its comfy and solidly constructed cruisers, has now entered the plug-in hybrid recreation. The all-new Ioniq four-door plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is their reply to the equally operated Chevy Volt. This mannequin is along with the 2017 common hybrid and pure electrical variations. It’s the primary time an auto producer launched a single mannequin obtainable as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and pure electrical runabout. We’ve had an opportunity to drive this automobile for every week, so we’ll share our good, our nice, and our could-be-improved opinions.EXTERIOR 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid Not like a few of its competitors, this Hyundai doesn’t appear like a loopy eco-centric futuristic automotive. It doesn’t have loopy physique strains, nor a mess of sprint shows you may’t simply determine. This Hyundai is simplistic in styling, standardized in most options, and is comfy. The outside is....




Plans for The Rage (aka our 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage)

We have now had our 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage about six months, and admittedly we dig it. It is easy, economical, the prefect dimension, and completely different. However we’ve got plans to show the Mirage right into a ragin’ subcompact. It will not keep inventory. We have run The Rage for about six months practically bone-stock, sans the aftermarket shift knob, however we have procured some elements. This contains 195/50/15 Yokohama S.Drive tires; 15×6.5 MB Revolt wheels; and a set of real paint-matched Mitsubishi aspect sill extensions (e.g. aspect skirts). However none of that stuff has gone on but, and admittedly, they have been cluttering up our lounge. A part of the rationale for ready to put in these bits is as a result of, effectively, it is winter. Nonetheless, there have additionally been some Mirages with rear axle alignment points which may put on tires rapidly and inconsistently. So earlier....


Evaluation: 2018 Toyota CH-R XLE

2018 Toyota CH-R front Some vehicles reply a query that no one requested. The CH-R is perhaps a kind of automobiles. This makes me marvel, what would the query be? Perhaps it is, the place are all of the funky-styled front-drive crossovers? Or maybe, do you really want good rear visibility? We all know it has to contain bringing teal again, nonetheless. STYLING  First issues first, have a look at this factor. Simply have a look at it. It’s very funky with all kinds of fascinating traces. Frankly, I give Toyota—an organization much less recognized for its outside-the-box styling, and extra for its reliability—a whole lot of credit score for sticking its neck out within the seems to be division. I do not hate it. In reality, I form of prefer it. Undecided in regards to the teal-and-white scheme, although; I feel I would dig it with an identical teal....




2014 Thruxton Easter Revival Early Birds To Get A Ride In Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin Or Audi

In the late sixties, Thruxton became one of the popular places for racing enthusiasts as F2 race meetings were held on Easter bank holiday. After more than five decades, the Easter meeting returned to Thruxton in 2013 and response was overwhelming. Called Thruxton Easter Revival, the race meeting will be conducted this year as well and is expected to be even bigger. Fans who are planning to buy the tickets for the event would be pleased to know that early ticket purchases could get the buyers a ride in of the six amazing supercars at the race track. People who buy the Easter Revival tickets between now and April 11 will enter a draw, the winners of which will get a 2-lap ride as a passenger around the fastest circuit in Britain – the Hampshire circuit, in one of the six modern-day supercars. There will be 12 lucky winners for....


Volkswagen unveiled Golf GTI with more efficient performance at Geneva Motor Show

Volkswagen’s GTI is known for its high-performance capabilities in the segment of compact cars and this time the power-performance is blended with more improved efficiency in the form of new Golf GTI, which is right now unveiled at the most famous Geneva International Motor Show, in Switzerland. The new sports Golf GTI , is equipped with 4-cylinder turbocharged direct injection petrol Engine, which is capable of generating an output of 217 horsepower[220 PS or 162 kilo-Watts] and  a top torque of 350 Nm, which make it sprint 0 to 62 miles/hour in 6.5 seconds with a top speed of 152 miles/hour[244.62 km/hour], while the other Golf GTI Performance variant, is capable of producing an output of 227 horsepower[230 PS or 169 kilo-Watts] and a same top torque of 350 Nm, which makes it dash 0 to 62 miles/hour in 6.4 seconds with a top speed of 155 miles/hour[249.44 km/hour]. Following the 2014 EU-6 emissions regulation standard, both variants with....




Chevrolet unveiled the Corvette Stingray Convertible at Geneva Motor Show

Chevrolet has introduced the Corvette Stingray Convertible model with the world premiere at the Geneva International Motor show 2013. The Corvette Stingray Coupe’s high performance technology and capabilities are inherited by the Convertible model. It is equipped with a new, fully electronic top feature which can be lowered remotely using the key fob and the top can also be opened or closed at speeds up to 50 km/h. The Corvette Stingray coupe and convertible will arrive in global markets later in 2013. In the engine configuration, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is powered with an all-new LT1 6.2 Litre V-8 Small Block Engine which is capable of generating an estimated horsepower of 450[i.e. 335 kilo-Watts] and an estimated max torque of 335 lb.-ft.[i.e. 610 Nm] at 1,000 to 4,000 rpm. The engine is built with the capability of more fuel efficiency using Active Fuel Management feature and also given a improved performance characteristic by direct injection variable valve timing technology to the engine.....


Alfa Romeo 4C gets its world premiere today at the Geneva Motor Show

The all-awaited Geneva International Motor Show 2013 is finally started today in Switzerland for the press preview, where Alfa Romeo 4C gets its world premiere as an exclusive “Launched Edition”, which will be a limited edition model with 400 units only to be manufactured for Europe, Middle East , Africa and 500 units for North America, while only 100 models for the remaining world. The new Alfa Romeo 4C is created for those who really love to drive supercar in a compact form, where Alfa Romeo has provided attractive features like carbon fibre trim and exterior body matte color of “White Carrara”, also featuring an exclusive only for 4C “Launched Edition”, the drive session which includes the advanced guide and professional driving instructors. The new Alfa Romeo 4C will be available with the price of 60,000 EURO in many parts of Europe and the price includes VAT and net of other local taxes. In the exterior, 2014....




Carl Edwards wins the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Subway Fresh Fit 500 race

Carl Edwards got his long waited triumph in NASCAR Sprint Cup at Phoenix on Sunday March, 3rd 2013, which was according to him, desperately required since his first win in this Sprint Cup two years ago in Las Vegas and he has waited for 70 races since then. Edwards who has 20 career cup victories in his name, was very determined during the whole race which can be analyzed by seeing his led laps counts of 122 out of total 316 laps, but the 2013 Subway Fresh Fit 500 cup victory came at final stage where Jimmie Johnson was just less than 1 second behind him at the finish line and got second place finished. Edwards was really happy after the win which can be seen in his flawless flips and he jumped into the grandstands for high-fives from spectators fans, and during that he said, “I feel like I can jump over those grandstands right now. This win....


Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale new 4-seater sports luxury set to debut at Geneva Motor Show

Maserati new four-seater is a best blend of sportiness with the luxury and comfort of a Coupé in the form of new GranTurismo MC Stradale, which is set to make the European debut along with revamped Quattroporte versions at the Geneva International Motor Show starting from March 5th, 2013. The Maserati new GranTurismo MC Stradale is loaded with 4.7 Litre V8 Engine which is capable of generating a best output of 460 horsepower[466.4 PS or 343 kilo-Watts] and mated with the MC Race Shift 6-speed robotised manual gearbox, to deliver exceptional performance with a top-speed of 188 miles/hour[302.55 km/hour], while with advanced engine technology, it increases fuel economy and reduces the emissions. All the manufacturing process of new GranTurismo MC Stradale at the historic factory in viale Ciro Menotti in Modena, Italy. Maserati new four-seater GranTurismo MC Stradale Photo 03 The dynamism in the four-seater GranTurismo MC Stradale is equivalently offered as in the previous two-seater model, by the means of sports agility, impressive....




Volkswagen new Golf GTI variants with improved efficiency set to unveil at Geneva Motor Show

The Volkswagen GTI known for its power-packed performance, and with that performance and improved efficiency, Volkswagen is all set to unveil the new Golf GTI variant along with Volkswagen Golf GTD model at the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show starting from March 5th, 2013. Here for the first time, Golf GTI will be available with two variants of power which includes the standard GTI 220-PS and the GTI Performance with 230-PS, are 18% more efficient than the previous model and offers the large brake discs with a mechanical front limited-slip differential. In the segment of compact sports car, the new Golf GTI variant, equipped with 4-cylinder turbocharged direct injection petrol Engine, which is capable of generating an output of 217 horsepower[220 PS or 162 kilo-Watts] and  a top torque of 350 Nm, which make it sprint 0 to 62 miles/hour in 6.5 seconds with a top speed of 152 miles/hour[244.62 km/hour], while the other Golf GTI Performance....


Jimmie Johnson exciting win in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500

In the Daytona International Speedway, the competing NASCAR Sprint Cup Race drivers in the Daytona 500, have always a neck and neck victory by a difference of milliseconds. The experience of previous win helped the five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson, to lift the Harley J. Earl trophy for the second time in his career, delivering a exciting finish to the 55th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 24th, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Johnson who was racing in car #48 of Chevrolet SS Racing car, has led the 17 laps on the Daytona track and earned total points/bonus of 47/4. He has taken the title with close win from the Dale Earnhardt Jr. who has finished the race in the second position in another Chevrolet SS Racing car #88, while the third position is taken by the Toyota Motorsport Racer Mark Martin. On the other hand, the Godaddy Chevrolet SS racecar driver, Danica Patrick, who is the world’s first women to win pole position at....




2014 Jeep Cherokee revealed ahead of its debut at New York Auto Show

Jeep has just officially revealed the 2014 Cherokee which has to make its global debut at the New York International Auto Show starting from March 29th, 2013. Jeep is finally bringing back the Cherokee in U.S., as the Cherokee production was shut-down by Jeep in 2001 but it was the most loved model in U.S. during 1980’s to 1990’s where it get sold from 1974 to 2001, the station-wagon era came to an end and new era of SUV has started. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is now given a brand new look, unveiling it to the mid-size SUV segment. Sleeker in looks more inspired from Grand Cherokee, all-new style headlights and attractive grille design. As per Jeep, the 2014 Cherokee built to deliver enhanced driving dynamics and best fuel economy, which is 45% more than the present mid-sized SUV variant. The 2014 Cherokee will be manufactured in U.S. at Chrysler Group’s Toledo Assembly Plant in Toledo, Ohio, and....


Chevrolet eco-friendly Spark EV to get first European introduction at Geneva Motor Show

Built on most advanced technology of General Motors in the field of electric motor and battery system, the Chevrolet Spark EV is all set to attract European market with its first introduction in Europe at the Geneva Motor Show starting from March, 5th 2013. The all-new battery powered Chevrolet Spark EV is not only a zero-emission smart green car, but delivers sporty acceleration and comfort driving dynamics, will be on sale in the selected markets of Europe from 2014. The Chevrolet’s mini-car quick acceleration is delivered via top torque of  400 pound feet [542 Newton Meter] with best driving dynamics. The permanent magnet electric motor is the main source of power inside Spark EV which is capable of generating an output of 130 horsepower[100 kilo-Watts] and can accelerate 0 to 100 km/hour in under 8.5 seconds which is quite good for a green urban city car. The advanced technology of electric motor....




Audi unveils RS Q3 unleashing high performance drivability in compact SUV segment

Audi has just officially unveiled RS Q3 the first RS variant in the Audi’s famous Q-model range. The high performance drivability of Audi RS Q3 is confidently coupled inside a sporty SUV design, which will be internationally unleashed at the 83rd auto exhibit of Geneva Motor Show starting from March, 5th 2013. The most renowned and awarded engine of the class – the 2.5 Litre TFSI engine has the high-performance capabilities to make the unique class in the compact SUV segment. The turbo-charged 5-cylinder engine can generate an output of 310 horsepower[228 kilo-Watts] at 5,200-6,700 rpm and top torque of 309.78 pound feet[420 Newton Meter] from 1500 to 5200 revolution per minute. Best in the segment, the RS Q3 with the performance-oriented engine, can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/hour[ 0- 62.15 miles/hour] in just 5.5 seconds with an electronically limited max-speed of 250 km/hour (155.34 miles/hour). Better Efficiency is taken care by the tuning for first....


Škoda unveils new Octavia Combi by confirming its world debut at Geneva Motor Show 2013

Škoda has officially confirmed that the new Skoda Octavia Combi will make its world debut at the most prestigious Auto Exhibit – the Geneva Motor Show starting from March 5th, 2013. The new 3rd generation Octavia Combi has a distinctive class of its own with features likes elegant design, good fuel efficiency, ample space, more functionality, smart safety and comfort systems, the Skoda’s Simply Clever ideas with mid-class features at the compact-combi prices. The other to get world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show is the Škoda Octavia Combi 4×4 which features a newly-built All-Wheel Drive with 5th-generation Haldex clutch. The new Skoda Octavia Combi is loaded with a newly built engine of 3rd generation which is optimized to 17% more economical than the previous generation model. Here the offered engines contains 4 petrol and 4 diesel engines in which the GreenLine Version are highly efficient with fuel economy of 29.41 km/liter[i.e.....




Rolls-Royce released third photo of its new Wraith presenting Interior luxury

Famous for its unmatched luxury, the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars releases one more official photo[third photo] of its new Wraith, which will make its global debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show starting from March 5th, 2013. As per the Rollys-Royce, the unique exterior styling is mated with the high-luxury of interior, showing the premium quality elements with the pleasant hand-made craftsmanship work. The interior has elegance of softest Phantom-grade leathers and wide open pore wood called as Canadel Panelling. The Wraith first and second released photos are showing the exterior beauty and the power under the hood of new Wraith. The interior space is said to give similar essence of an ultra-luxury yacht. It is also has the similarity in which the horseshoe sweep of Wraith’s cabin also echoes the cove at Le Canadel in the South of France where Sir Henry Royce and his design team spent their winters. Very fine details have been designed....


Cadillac’s new W20 Livery Package luxury for XTS Professional Services Sedan

Cadillac has announced an all-new W20 Livery Package by adding luxury characterstics of its XTS Platinum Edition in the XTS Professional Services Sedans, these features are exclusively provided to livery organisation by a Professional Vehicles program of Cadillac. The XTS platinum edition is equipped with many luxury features like 19-inch wheels, exterior door handles with LED illumination, safety technology such as a rear vision camera, and a micro-fiber suede headliner, which makes its a higher ends model of XTS. In the W20 Livery Package, the rear seat comfort package featured with heated seats, window sun shades and a power inverter to charge mobile devices, while the Navigation System connectivity and control using Cadillac’s CUE system, all are included in the package. The Vice President of Cadillac marketing has explained by saying – “XTS represents a new approach to luxury, centered on advanced technology and design, this same approach extends to Professional Vehicles, where we are bringing....




Godaddy Girl Danica Patrick becomes first woman to win Coors Light Pole in Chevrolet SS racecar at Daytona 500

Godaddy Girl Danica Patrick has created history in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series where she becomes the first women to win the Coors Light Pole by driving the Chevrolet SS racecar for the Motorsport team of Stewart-Haas Racing. Here she has given her best for the qualifying stage for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in just her 11th career start. Dancia Patrick by driving the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS racing car, has taken a qualifying time of 45.817 seconds which has earned the top position in the leaderboard early in the day. While she has touched the top-speed of 196.434 miles/hour[316.129 km/hour] which is the fastest Daytona 500 qualifying speed since Ken Schrader’s Chevrolet topped out at 196.515 in 1990. Another Driver from Hendrick Motorsports Team – Jeff Gordon was second on the leaderboard in the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet by taking a time of 45.85 seconds and a top speed of 196.292 miles/hour[315.901....


2014 Chevrolet SS the high-performance sedan get officially unveiled

The most awaited 2014 Chevrolet SS sedan is finally unveiled by Chevrolet, which will make its NASCAR debut at the Daytona International Speedway as SS racecar by competing in the Daytona 500 event. The 2014 Chevrolet SS with the legendary technology of Rear-Wheel Drive and proven race-based performance, is powered by the LS3 Chevrolet V-8 5.5-Litre Engine, which can produce an output of 415 horsepower and best torque of 415 pound feet. The Camaro, Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle and recently launched Holden’s VF Commodore in Australia, shared the same engine rear-wheel drive technology and race-tested performance. The LS3 engine is mated to a advanced 6-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift control mounted at the steering wheel, the performance of 2014 Chevrolet SS sedan is boosted to a 3.27 final-drive ratio and makes it fastest sedan by sprinting 0 to 60 miles/hour in around 5 seconds. 2014 Chevrolet SS Performance Sedan 01 The first sporty stance is clearly seen....




2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee makes its European debut at 2013 Geneva Motor Show

In the prestigious 83rd International Auto Exhibit of Geneva Motor Show 2013, the Jeep will give the European debut of its 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee with enhanced performance and efficiency in all engines with new 8-speed automatic transmission, catchy updated sporty exterior, impressive and advanced interior features with best of technology for safe and comfort driving experience. New Advanced Technology : The debut of Chrysler Group new 8-speed automatic transmission matted with 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine, and also with V-6 & V-8 petrol engine lineup, to deliver efficient figures in consumption and emissions. The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee in the Eco Mode, delivers an improved fuel economy. It would optimise gear shifting in V8 models. If sportier performance is desired, it is equipped with Fuel Saver cylinder deactivation mechanism, by using a button on the center stack. Moreover, Eco Mode further enhances the vehicle’s aerodynamics mechanism to give best comfortable ride, by activating the Quadra-Lift air suspension....


Cadillac revealed CTS exclusive Silver Frost and Stealth Blue limited-edition range

Cadillac has revealed the limited edition, performance-inspired models, impressively showcasing the custom paints in the Cadillac CTS Coupe and V-Series lineup, which include exclusive Silver Frost Edition and Stealth Blue Edition, both are showing true luxury of Cadillac. The Collector-Edition Vehicle with Silver Frost matte paint will be available via selected Cadillac’s dealers in U.S. from March 2013. Powered with 6.2 Litre supercharged V-8 Engine, capable of producing a high output of 556 horsepower and a best torque of 551 pound feet, the Silver Frost CTS-V will available with optional features like Yellow or red Brembo brake calipers, High polished or satin graphite wheels and Suede-covered steering wheel and shift knob. The “30-gloss” clear coat, to the Silver Frost paint, is distinctively noticing with the finishing of low “sparkle” if certain lights reflect off it and is less smooth due to the finishing property of matte paint. While the Stealth Blue will be in limited production beginning in March 2013 and is going....




2014 Alfa Romeo 4C makes its debut at 2013 Geneva Motor Show

The famous Italian Automaker Alfa Romeo, is all set to premiere the new 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C, featuring the segment of super compact 2-seater with rear-wheel drive, at the Geneva Motor Show starting from March, 5th 2013. The inspired exterior layout, flash back from the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale car, following the strong traditional values with the overall advanced mechanical and technological enhancement in the new 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C, to deliver the compactness, dynamism and agility in it. The new Alfa Romeo 4C as 2-seater with super compactness, will create a new segment of competition. It has a length, just less than 4 meters, width of 200 centimeters and a height of 118 centimeters. With agility, the 4C has given an absolute aerodynamic efficiency by the expert designers, to make it more stable at higher speeds. While in the interior, the friendliness in the design and interior-elements is created to deliver the comfortable driving experience with....


Holden reveals VF Commodore SS V show car ahead of global debut in U.S. as Chevrolet SS

Holden unveils the VF Commodore new SS V show car as a sport luxury show car in Australia, which is also heading a new export campaign to the U.S. in the form of the Chevrolet SS Sports Sedan, which will be unveiled after 2 days in the weekend in United States. The new VF SS V show car defines new standard in the high performance sports luxury range, while featuring the expressive design with enhanced aerodynamics in the exterior and premium luxury inside. The new VF SS V exterior has various features like the attractive custom Fantale orange metallic paint with contrast glossy black multi-spoke wheels. It is called a show car due to the glowing finish emphasises the more sculpted, layered surfacing and bolder graphics, while elegant gunmetal chrome finishing on the front fascia matched with less opened verticle fender vents and gloss black paint on the 5-spoke wheel are adding beauty to the sports luxury car. The use of  jet-black....




Audi new S3 Sportback with class-leading performance and driving dynamics

Audi presents the new S3 Sportback, the perfect combination of engineering and technology, delivering class-leading performance and great driving dynamics. The new Audi S3 Sportsback with 5 doors is equipped with turbocharged 4-Cylinder 2.0 Litre TFSI Engine, which has an incredible power to generate a horsepower of 300[221 kilo-Watts] and a best torque of 380 Nm[280.27 lb-ft] which is continuously available between 1,800 to 5,500 rpm. The new S3 Sportsback is available with the remarkable quattro permanent All-Wheel Drive with redesigned multi-plate clutch, which keeps the enhanced acceleration of high-line S3 while sprinting through the corner, specially tackle the extreme conditions of the road like rain or snow. With the advanced technology of dual-clutch transmission mounted on the steering wheel, provides a choice of automatic D and S modes with manual mode. This advanced transmission mode of selection assist the driver to get sportier performance on lower gears, while delivers best fuel economy figures on tall 6th gear. In the....


Cadillac pre-production ELR undergoing winter weather condition testing in Michigan’s U.P.

For the Cadillac, the new year brought great start by winning NAIAS EyesOn Design Awards in production category for the great green car – 2014 Cadillac ELR, when the extended-range of electric luxury coupe gone world debut in January at the North American International Auto Show[NAIAS] 2013, in Detroit. And to prove true to the world for real time extreme weather and surface condition, the 2014 ELR is undergoing various tough test challenges. The test team of engineers has done winter weather chassis testing on pre-production ELR models last week in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to assess the ELR handling in winter weather conditions, where more than 4 inches of fresh snowfall has assisted the testing team to verify the final specifications on the ELR’s steering, tires, anti-lock brakes, traction control, electronic stability control and Continuous Damping Control suspension that adjusts damping every 2 milliseconds to maintain optimal control over varying road conditions. The 2014 ELR is best fitted with HiPer Strut front....




Chevrolet 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible to be premiered internationally at Geneva Motor Show

The Chevrolet in Europe, after the successful launched of 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray as a sports coupe, at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show in U.S., is all set to debut the Convertible variant of Corvette Stingray, once again with the best balance of performance, technology and expressive design at the Geneva Motor Show on March, 5th 2013. Also in the show, making an European debut, the Spark EV, the Chevrolet’s electric mini car with 5-door. Chevrolet will auction the first retail production model of the Corvette Stingray convertible at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach collector car auction to benefit the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. It is based in southeast Michigan, is a unique, urban-based integrated center of research, patient care and education, dedicated to the prevention, early detection, treatment and eventual eradication of cancer. The Barrett-Jackson will be held April 4-6 at the South Florida Fairgrounds in Palm Beach, Fla. Bids can be submitted in....


Volkswagen displayed 2014 Beetle Convertible R-Line at Chicago Auto Show

With the showcasing of Beetle GSR Limited Edition Modelin the ongoing center of Automobile attraction at the Chicago Auto Show 2013, Volkswagen has also showcased the fifth car in the R-Line family – the Beetle Convertible R-Line in the U.S. for model year 2014. Packed with alluring standard features and equipment, the Convertible R-Line has dynamic character with distinctive aluminum alloy wheels of 19-inch with a lower lower-profile all-season tires and has turbo sport-tuned suspension, while in the exterior carrying an R-Line badge on the front grille with Bi-Xenon headlights and LED DRLs. In the interior, the Beetle Convertible R-Line has various attractive features like dashboard with metallic-finish and door trim,  Fender® Premium Audio System, leather sport seating surfaces, key-less access with push-button start, aluminum sport pedals, stainless-steel R-Line scuff plates,  RNS 315 navigation system and a sporty flat-bottom R-Line multi-function leather steering wheel. The convertible price, is going to be disclosed, near to its launch in the later 2013. Volkswagen Beetle Convertible R Line....




Mercedes SLS AMG motorsport team of Erebus wins 2013 Bathurst 12 Hour

The team of Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 with car #36 has recorded a historical win at the 2013 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour endurance race in Australia where the team of Erebus Racing comprising of drivers from Germany – the Alex Rollof, the Thomas Jaeger and the German Touring Car legend Bernd Schneider, have successfully finished the 268 laps of 1665 kilometers at the Mount Panorama in a day which began with the record temperatures and finished in a heavy rain. In the high level of competition of this race, last year the team of Erebus was overall at the second position thus with the previous learning and improvements, this time the team has shown high-performance racing skills where Schneider won the 2nd consecutive big endurance win of the year, the recent was the Dubai 24 hour endurance race. Alex Rollof With Thomas Jaeger And Bernd Schneider Are Winners Of The Bathurst 12 Hour Schneider expressed the level of....


Chevrolet best-in-segment 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel premiered at Chicago Auto Show

The best selling Chevrolet compact sedan Cruze is all set to launch with new Cruze model year 2014 on this summer, best engineered to be loaded with 2.0 Litre Clean Turbo Diesel Engine, currently showcased at the famous Chicago Auto Show 2013. The clean turbo diesel model produce 90% less Nitrogen Oxide[NOx] as compared to the previous diesel model, while delivering the best in the segment fuel economy of 42 miles/gallon on highway to attract and satisfy the customer all around the world. The General Motors is setting a big target of U.S. and Canada, where market is now becoming competitive to give all best power, performance and efficiency in a compact sedan. From GM the ever produced and tested all-new Cruze 2.0 Litre Clean Turbo Diesel, has class leading performance which can compete boldly in U.S. market at the same segment against German dominant models, capable of generating a horsepower of 148[110 kilo-Watts] and best torque....




Toyota aggressive redesigned 2014 Tundra premiered at Chicago Auto Show 2013

Today on February, 7th 2013, Toyota at the press preview day of 2013 Chicago Auto Show , has premiered the aggressive looks of redesigned 2014 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck specially for the market of North America. The top powertrain of 2014 Tundra has the same 5.7 Litre V-8 Engine, and has loading capacity of more than 2000 pounds while towing capacity of 10,000 pounds, and following the new SAE’s standard of towing and meeting the demands of customers from toeing to real time day today fuel economy. Interior, Technology and Equipment : The 2014 Tundra featured with saddle-brown premium leather seating and Ultrasuede accents, bold contrast stitching and an exclusive logo, center stack 2.6 inches closer for easier access, new gauge, cluster with distinctive styling, is easier to view, largest front brakes , standard knee airbags, a new Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert on premium models, class-leading eight standard airbags, exclusive STAR Safety....