|Corvette Grand Sport's Racing Legacy On and Off the Track|
|1960 – Urged by Zora Arkus-Duntov, Corvette's first chief engineer, racer Briggs Cunningham entered three mostly stock Corvettes in the 24 Hours of Le Mans – each powered by the innovative 283 'Fuelie' mechanically fuel-injected small block V8 engine. In a race dominated by European factory teams, Cunningham's No. 3 Corvette, driven by John Fitch and Bob Grossman, won the large-displacement GT class and finished eighth overall. In fact, the top 10 finishers included six Ferraris, two Asto...[Read more...]|
|THE McLAREN 675LT: POWER. A BEAUTIFUL THING|
|◾Light weight, optimised aerodynamics, increased power, track-focused dynamics and driver engagement – all characteristics of a McLaren 'Longtail'
◾0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds; 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in 7.9 seconds; top speed of 330km/h (205 mph)
◾100kg weight saving makes the 675LT the lightest in its class, and gives a power-to-weight ratio of 549PS per tonne
◾Stripped out, driver focused interior hints at the performance of the most track-focused, yet road legal, McLaren series produc...[Read more...]|
|NEW 8-SPEED ENABLES QUICKER, MORE EFFICIENT CORVETTE|
|DETROIT – The all-new, paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission makes the 2015 Corvette Stingray faster and more fuel efficient, with 0-60 acceleration of only 3.7 seconds and an EPA-estimated 29 mpg on the highway.
'The Corvette Stingray is a great example of how we are leveraging engineering and technology to improve both efficiency and performance,' said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing & Supply Chain. 'No other car can match 460...[Read more...]|
|The Petersen Automotive Museum's Newest Exhibit - Town Cars: Arriving In Style|
|As the evolution from horse-drawn carriage to the automobile was underway in the early 20th century, Town Cars quickly became a pillar of luxury, sophistication and an illustration of one's status – a counterpoint to the average, mass produced Ford Model T.
Los Angeles, (Feb. 18, 2014) – Known as 'Mr. Showmanship,' it's no wonder that Liberace not only owned a town car – a vehicle designed around status and opulence – but took it to the next, flashy level by covering the exterior ...[Read more...]|
|HITTING THE SPOT: BMW GROUP DESIGN WINS FOUR RED DOT AWARDS IN 2013|
|The BMW Group can add another chapter to its successful history in the red dot awards, with BMW Group Design taking home four of the internationally renowned distinctions in the red dot award: product design 2013 competition. The BMW M6 Gran Coupe, BMW 1 Series, BMW 3 Series Touring and BMW R 1200 GS motorcycle were granted red dot design awards in the 'Automotive and Transportation' category in acknowledgement of their excellent design quality. The awards will be presented at the red dot gala, ...[Read more...]|