1962 Ferrari 250 GT CaliforniaThe Pinin Farina-designed 250 GT Berlinetta would become one of Ferrari's landmark designs. However, it would be the series that would become known very simply as 'Tour de France' that would truly warm Enzo Ferrari's heart. The race-bred performance would also attract some very enthusiastic clientele. Therefore, Ferrari knew they had a market, and Pinin Farina would deliver one of the most iconic and sought after of all Ferrari designs.
The 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZWithin motordom there is perhaps no other car manufacturer that has the mystique as Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili of Milan, Italy. In the years prior to the outbreak of World War II, and after, it would be difficult to find one as successful on the track as well. But what is routinely overlooked is Alfa Romeo's dominance right up through the 1960s.
From the infancy of the automobile, tinkerers have always chased more power by removing original components and replacing them with expensive aftermarket parts. This can lead to added performance, but at a cost to fuel efficiency, durability or driving comfort most owners would never accept.
A NEW BREED OF PERFORMANCE STARTS WITH FORD ECOBOOST ENGINES◾Ford now offers EcoBoost® engines in all of its high-performance nameplates – from Fiesta ST to Mustang – making room for a new kind of aftermarket tuning ◾Modifying engine performance can be accomplished with hand-held programmers that adjust several engine parameters ◾Adjusting engine control u
2016 Cadillac CTS-V Hits 200 MPH With 640 HPCadillac today introduced the 2016 CTS-V, the most powerful product in the brand's 112-year history and the newest entry in the elite class of the world's highest-performing luxury cars.
Launching in late summer with 640 horsepower (477 kW), 630 lb-ft of torque (855 Nm) and a top speed of 200 mph, the new CTS-V reaches higher than its predecessors, leading Cadillac's product-driven expansion and elevation. It is the third generation of the acclaimed luxury sports sedan that launched the elite V-Series a decade ago – and redefined Cadillac for a new generation of enthusiasts.
IRVINE, Calif. (December 23, 2014) – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced the addition of Jade Gurss to its PR team. Gurss will be responsible for all communications related to the Mazda SKYACTIV Prototype program competing
Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. announced today that all seven 2015 Subaru models; the Legacy, Outback, Forester, BRZ, WRX/STI, Impreza and XV Crosstrek, have earned 2015 Top Safety Pick awards from the Insurance Institute for
Volvo Cars has once again performed very well in the annual IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Awards. In this year's honors list four Volvo cars made the Top Safety Pick+ grade: the S60, V60, S80 and XC60. Volvo Cars was the onl
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 22, 2014 – The all-new Hyundai Genesis and Sonata earned GOOD DESIGN™ Awards for their quality design, function and aesthetics from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and De
DETROIT – With a giant screen that has more pixels than an IMAX theater, the temptation is ever present to watch a movie or hook up a video game console. At Chevrolet, however, this high-tech display is instrumental to r
Munich. The BMW Welt has been a major attraction for the citizens of Munich, tourists and fans of BMW Group brands since it opened in 2007. The experience centre has established itself not only as a desirable event venue
SANTA MONICA, Calif., (December 22, 2014) –TrueCar, Inc., the negotiation-free car buying and selling platform, expects a healthy U.S. auto industry in 2015 with sales of ne
Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli EditionLamborghini has announced production of an exclusive new special series, the Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli Edition, created to celebrate the long and ongoing history of collaboration with prestigious Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli. The partnership began back in 1963, the year the House of the Raging Bull was established, and since then all Lamborghini cars have been equipped with Pirelli tires. The two firms share not only their Italian origins but also, and above all, a constant quest for technological innovation.
The 2015 RS 5 Coupe Sport Edition From Audi ExclusiveThe 2015 RS 5 Coupe Sport edition features distinctive and sporty design elements on the interior and exterior. The vehicle's already compelling RS-specific performance design is accentuated with 20'' 5-V-spoke design wheels and red brake calipers, and is available in Daytona Gray pearl effect, Nardo gray and multiple Audi exclusive paint colors (optional) that are complemented by Crimson Red Fine Nappa leather interior accents.
NEW YORK – New York City's Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) has set April 20, 2015, as the program start date for the Taxi
TICKETS ON SALE FOR BUENOS AIRES EPRIXBUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (December 19 2014): Tickets for the fourth round of the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship – the Buenos Aires ePrix – are now on sale via http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/tickets.aspx and http://www.ticketek.com.ar/formula-e/puerto-madero
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Dec. 19, 2014) – The Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing of North America (TEMA), in partnership with The Electroch
Laura K. Thompson, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will
FORMULA E'S SCHOOL SERIES BEGINS IN BUENOS AIRESLONDON, UK (December 19 2014): The new FE School Series – an official support race to the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship - will host its opening round during the Buenos Aires ePrix (Round 4) on January 10 2015.
Running before the main Formula E ePrix, the series sees students from
STATEMENT: REAR-AXLE FASTENER (MODEL-YEAR 2005)December 19, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 287,945 older-model trucks globally to install a retainer designed to prevent an axle fastener from loosening.
Certain pickups were assembled with a fastener that may loosen and, if not serviced,
Volvo Cars and POC to demonstrate life-saving wearable cycling tech concept at International CES 2015 ◾Accident data reveals: 50 per cent of all cyclists killed in European traffic have collided with a car ◾Nearly 50,000 cyclist
MAZDA6 GLOBAL PRODUCTION REACHES THREE MILLION UNITSHiroshima, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that total global production of the Mazda6 (known as Mazda Atenza in Japan) reached three million units*1 at the end of November 2014. The milestone figure was reached in approximately 12 years and nine months after production of the firs
DETROIT, Dec. 18, 2014 -- With just under a month to go until the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) opens its doors to the international press Jan. 12-13, the good news continues to pour into Detroit. One of the most
SPYKER COMPANIES DECLARED BANKRUPTZeewolde, the Netherlands, 18 December 2014. Today the District Court of Midden-Nederland, at the request of the administrator, converted the moratorium of payment, granted to Spyker N.V. and its wholly owned subsidiaries Spyker Automobielen B.V. and Spyker Events & Branding B.V. (collectivel
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – December 18, 2014… Today, BMW announced plans to allow customers in the U.S. to use an all-new ConnectedDrive Store while inside their BMW vehicle to purchase select ConnectedDrive services, inte
DETROIT – For the sixth consecutive year, OnStar is providing U.S., Canada and Mexico subscribers the opportunity to learn Santa's whereabouts on his journey across the globe Christmas Eve. With a press of the
HYUNDAI TO DEBUT DISPLAY AUDIO SYSTEM AT 2015 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW◾Brings Android Auto™, which extends the Android™ platform in a way that is purpose built for driving ◾Brings Apple CarPlay™, the smarter, safer and best iPhone experience, on four wheels ◾Features the next generation Blue Link system with Connected Care, a suite of safety and car care features an
DETROIT – The County of Ventura (Calif.) is one of the first fleets to take delivery of the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV and they will soon be used by the county sheriff's department while on patrol, Chevrolet announced today.
This brings the total number of Ford vehicles being recall
AUDI CELEBRATES ITS SUCCESSFUL RACERS◾More than 500 guests at Audi Sport Finale 2014 in Neckarsulm ◾Le Mans victory, DTM titles and numerous successes in GT racing ◾Audi R18 e-tron quattro for Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen
Ingolstadt/Neckarsulm, December 18, 2014 – At the Audi Forum Neckarsulm, with more than 500 guests in
AUDI: GROWTH ALSO IN MOTORSPORT◾Audi Sport's activities will feature even greater diversity in 2015 ◾Le Mans prototypes and DTM as top-level commitments ◾New race car for GT racing and racing series for rookies
Ingolstadt/Neckarsulm, December 17, 2014 – AUDI AG is proud of another year of record sales. In motorsport,
Acura NSX Production Model To Make World Debut At 2015 North American International Auto ShowThe production version of the highly anticipated Acura NSX supercar, successor to the legendary original NSX, will make its world debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show on Jan. 12, 2015. The model will reflect the production design and specifications of the mid-engine Acura supercar that is slated to launch in 2015. To celebrate the impending debut of NSX, Acura released a 30-second teaser video that gives an early glimpse of the production car and the sound of its three-motor, twin-turbocharged Sport Hybrid power unit. View the video on Acura's YouTube channel at youtube.com/Acura.
Porsche Racing Shifts up a GearAtlanta. Porsche has made a clear commitment to factory and customer racing for 2015 at the annual Night of Champions motorsport gala at the world headquarters in Weissach, Germany over the weekend.
'We will be keeping the throttle down, and even shift up a gear! Motorsport is deeply root
'We're thrilled to expand our superb Scottsdale lineup with the addition of these two remarkable consignments. In 2014 we saw an overall increase in demand for exceptional and rare Ferraris amidst the marketplace and we have no doubt that the trend will continue for the marque in 2015,' said David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company.
Sir Stirling Moss And His Mercedes-Benz Champions Reunited At The 20th Anniversary Amelia Concours d'EleganceTo celebrate two decades of automotive design and competition excellence the 20th Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will reprise the founding Concours of 1996 with the original honoree Sir Stirling Moss. This year marks the 60th anniversary of his record setting victory in the Mille Miglia, his first World Championship Formula 1 victory and the dual World Championships of Mercedes-Benz in the World Sports Car and Formula 1 drivers championships.
Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America, Inc. is proud to announce today that the 2015 Golf GTI has won Autoweek's annual 'Best of the Best'/Car awar
ANDREW ROBERTS NEW DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS OF BENTLEY MOTORS(Crewe, 16 December 2014) Bentley Motors has today announced that Andrew Roberts will become Director of Communications, effective 5 January 2015. He will succeed Wolfgang Glabus, who will take up the position as Head of Industrial and Environmental Policy at the Volkswagen Group Representati
MANUELA HOEHNE PROVISIONAL DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS OF BUGATTIMolsheim/Wolfsburg, 16 December 2014. Bugatti has today announced that Manuela Hoehne will take over the position as provisional Director of Communications of Bugatti, effective 5 January 2015. She will succeed Wolfgang Glabus, who will take up the position as Head of Industrial and Environm
The Lola Mk 6 GTEric Broadley's firm would gain notable recognition toward the mid-to-late 1960s as it partnered with Ford to mount an attack on Ferrari's dominance at Le Mans. However, the foundations would be laid much earlier causing Lola to be on the forefront of mid-engine sportscars.
The foundations would be laid at the Olympia Racing Car Show in January of 1963. Upon this stage Broadley would introduce Lola's latest GT creation, and it would be truly revolutionary.
ive Stars for Audi A3 and S3 sedans in government crash test- 5-star overall crash safety rating given by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) - NCAP Program provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety of new vehicles beyond what is required by Federal law - The Aud
ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS TECHNOLOGY AND LOGISTICS CENTRE ON TARGETRolls-Royce Motor Cars confirmed today that construction of the company's new Technology and Logistics Centre at Bognor Regis, close to the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, West Sussex, is now well underway and on target to be fully operational in early 2016. Ground was first broken in November and
PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY (December 14 2014) – Venturi driver Stephane Sarrazin posted the quickest time of in-season testing at Punta del Este, narrowly edging out yesterday's race winner Sebastien Buemi.
PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY (December 13 2014) – PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY (December 13 2014) - Sebastien Buemi clinched e.dams-Renault's first win of the season in the 2014 Formula E Julius Baer Punta del Este ePri
Muscular lines are revealed in the silhouette of the Q60 Concept: pure, well-defined contours, making the concept's intentions easy to understand at first glance.
The BMW 2 Series Coupe: New entry-level engines, new model variants, even greater individualityFrom March 2015, new entry-level engines, a further four-wheel drive model and additional equipment options will increase the diversity of features available for the BMW 2 Series Coupe. With the market launch of the new BMW 218i Coupe, a three-cylinder petrol engine from the BMW Group's latest engine family will be featured for the first time in the brand's sporty and elegant compact model. State-of-the-art BMW TwinPower Turbo technology featured on the new power unit provides a maximum power output of 100 kW/136 hp and exemplary efficiency (combined fuel consumption: 5.6 – 5.1 litres; combined CO2 emissions: 130 – 118 g/km)*. Furthermore, from 2015, the intelligent four-wheel drive system BMW xDrive will also be available for the BMW 220d Coupe.
Indianapolis, IN (Dec. 11, 2014) -The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) unveiled today during the PRI Show an exciting new prototype series that will be called the NASA Prototype series (NP). The NP series will debut in fall of 20
BANK JULIUS BAER BECOMES TITLE SPONSOR OF PUNTA DEL ESTE EPRIXPUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY (December 12 2014): Leading Swiss private banking group Julius Baer has today been announced as the title sponsor for the third round of the all-new FIA Formula E Championship. Held on Saturday, December 13, the race will be titled the 2014 FIA Formula E Julius Baer Pu
SIR CHRIS HOY ACCELERATES ALONG THE ROAD TO LE MANS WITH NISSAN◾Olympic legend and Nissan brand ambassador will be tested on track at Le Mans in 2015 ◾Hoy will compete in a Le Mans style prototype racing car in the prestigious 2015 European Le Mans Series ◾Unique two-way relationship will see Sir Chris help Nissan #UniteAndExcite fans behind Rio 2016 athletes
Acura will voluntarily recall approximately 9,700 model-year 2014-2015 RLX vehicles in the United Sta
STATEMENT: AIR-BAG INFLATOR (REGIONAL FIELD ACTION EXPANSION)December 12, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group is expanding an ongoing regional field action with a recall to replace front passenger-side air-bag inflators in an estimated 208,783 older-model vehicles originally purchased or ever registered in seven U.S. states and five territories
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 11, 2014 – For 2015, Hyundai has significantly increased the appeal of its Azera premium sedan, offering exterior and interior design
UPDATED MAZDA STATEMENT REGARDING TAKATA AIRBAGSWASHINGTON, DC (December 11, 2014) – In addition to the actions announced on December 4, 2014, as discussed in a separate document, Mazda today announced the following steps in the Takata recall: ◾Mazda will institute a nationwide Safety Improvement Campaign of 2004-2008 model-year Mazda6 a
Pure Driving Fun, More Extreme Than Ever: The New Mini John Cooper Works HardtopMINI has carried a passion for motorsport for 55 years and this is more evident than ever before with the launch of the new MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop. The exceptional performance of the new MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop is a result of the most powerful engine ever installed in one of the brand's production models, suspension technology refined with racing expertise and model-specific design features which not only optimize the car's aerodynamic features but also underscore its exclusive charisma. With its irresistible temperament and high performance capabilities, it not only outperforms the sportiest variants of the new MINI but also the predecessor John Cooper Works variants.
World's Top Marques Set to Dominate RM's Arizona Biltmore SaleRM Auctions, the world's largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, will present an incredibly diverse roster of 127 blue-chip motor cars and select memorabilia at its 2015 Arizona sale. Returning to the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, January 15 – 16, entries for the 16th annual auction span the spectrum of the market, upholding the company's reputation for presenting the finest examples of the world's most iconic brands. The Arizona catalogue includes everything from prewar classics, through to important sports and racing cars, late-model supercars and emerging collectibles.
World's Top Marques Set to Dominate RM's Arizona Biltmore Sale• Desirable models from leading marques will cross the stage at RM's Arizona sale, January 15-16 in Phoenix • Classiche-certified 1964 Ferrari 250 LM with fantastic period racing history leads a list of Ferrari highlights • Auction also features terrific Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Lamborghini, Packar
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 11, 2014 -- Mazda announced the addition of Mazda-power in the all-new 2015 Dallara Indy Lights chassis at the annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show. This was the latest de
ACURA TLX GT PROGRAM EXPANDS FOR 2015◾Second RealTime Racing Acura to be driven by Ryan Eversley ◾Touring Car winner moves up to Pirelli World Challenge ◾Joins Peter Cunningham in expanded Acura Motorsports effort
Dec 11, 2014 - TORRANCE, Calif. -- Acura Motorsports announced today that Ryan Eversley, a frequent Touring Car
All three men will play crucial roles in re-establishing the ascendancy of one of
VOLVO CARS DRIVE-E T5 WINS WARD'S 10 BEST ENGINES OF 2015 AWARDROCKLEIGH, N.J. (Dec. 11, 2014) -- Volvo Cars has received yet another award for its highly successful Drive-E powertrain family. The prize, announced on December 10th at WardsAuto Outlook Conference in Southfield, Michigan, marks further recognition of Volvo's highly successful Drive-E power
DETROIT – The high performance, technology-packed LT1 Small Block 6.2L V8 that powers the 2015 Corvette Stingray is a Ward's 10 Best Engine for 2015. The engine also was recognized with this award in 2014.
Atlanta. Porsche AG increased global deliveries to customers from January to November this year to more than 169,000 vehicles, already exceeding the overall total for 2013 of 162,145 new vehicles. This represented a growth of 15 percent over the same period
NISSAN NAMES MICHAEL COLLERAN REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, NORTHEAST REGIONNASHVILLE, Tenn. – As Nissan continues toward its goal of 10 percent market share in the U.S., the company has named Michael Colleran regional vice president, Nissan Northeast Region, effective Jan. 1. Colleran will take over from Gary Frigo, Nissan's current regional vice president, Northeas
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 9, 2014 – Today, at the Automotive Press Association Luncheon in Detroit, Genesis was named one of the top three finalists for the 2015 North American Car of the Year. The Ford Mustang and Volkswa
2015 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE BEGINS SHIPPING TO FORD DEALERS◾Keys to the first 2015 Ford Mustang convertibles will be in customers' hands shortly ◾Available heated seats and remote start allow the all-new Mustang convertible to be enjoyed year-round, even in the coldest climates ◾Selectable drive modes with a snow/wet setting tunes Mustang to perform well
Mercedes-Benz GLE CoupeMercedes-Benz is combining two classes of vehicle – each with its own distinct style – to make a new model, the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. The sporty nature of a coupe dominates, imbued with the striking characteristics of a robust SUV. In addition to convincing on-road vehicle dynamics, the GLE Coupe looks impressive as well. With its flowing side contour, elongated and low greenhouse, striking radiator grille with central chrome louvre and rear end design, the GLE Coupe cites styling features typical of particularly sporty Mercedes-Benz models.
Rinspeed Exhibits 'Budii' At The 2015 Geneva Motor ShowAs far as Swiss automotive visionary Frank M. Rinderknecht is concerned, the breakneck speed of technical developments forces us to redefine our relationship with the automobile. The farsighted Swiss says: 'Until now, what we have primarily associated with auto mobility was freedom and individuality. And - consciously or unconsciously - we are prepared to pay a high price in many regards for these privileges. We need only look at the accident statistics.'
2016 SORENTO OVERVIEWBeautifully Redesigned CUV is Packed with Premium Materials and Amenities, Offers More Headroom and Legroom in All Three Rows, and is Capable Enough to Handle any Adventure-Seeker's Lifestyle
◾With a new 2.0-liter turbocharged engine option as well as a stronger body structure, longer wheelbase a
MAUI, Dec. 9, 2014 – Hyundai Hope On Wheels today announced it will return to Hawaii for the third annual Hyundai Hope On Wheels 5K Run/Walk in Maui on S
NEW UPTIME CENTER ADVANCES VOLVO TRUCKS' COMMITMENT TO CUSTOMER UPTIMEVolvo Trucks has opened its new North American Uptime Center, bringing together key resources to ensure that customers' trucks keep moving. The 123,000 square-foot Uptime Center consolidates the people and systems needed to monitor and respond to vehicle issues in real time, help dealers troubleshoo
MINI EXTENDS DAKAR RALLY COMMITMENT UNTIL 2017Munich (DE). MINI will continue to play an important role in the Dakar Rally. Just 26 days ahead of the start of the 2015 Dakar Rally (4-17 January), Jochen Goller, Senior Vice President MINI, has announced the two-year extension of the brand's Dakar Rally programme until the year 2017.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 9, 2014) – A new event at NOLA Motorsports Park, a return to Virginia International Raceway and the season finale during the Porsche Rennsport Reunion V at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca are among the
DETROIT – The General Motors Foundation today announced grants totaling $2.875 million to support 29 leading universities and organizations across the country in 2014 through its University/Organization Partner Pro
MERCEDES-BENZ GLE COUPEA sportier choice December 09, 2014 - Stuttgart -- Mercedes-Benz is combining two classes of vehicle – each with its own distinct style – to make a new model, the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. The sporty nature of a coupe dominates, imbued with the striking characteristics of a robust SUV.
Mecum Auctions To Debut First Austin, Texas, Collector Car Auction Dec. 12-13Mecum Auctions will debut its first Austin, Texas, collector car auction at the Austin Convention Center Dec. 12-13 when an estimated 600 collector cars will cross the auction block. The consignment list of cars includes an excellent selection of American muscle cars, classics, hot rods, Resto Mods and more.
Among the main attraction consignments is a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S105) that was originally owned by Mercury Astronaut Gus Grissom, a 1967 Ford Mustang (Lot S117) that is one of three 'Eleanor' versions used in the 2000 remake 'Gone in 60 Seconds,' as well as a 2,000-mile Bloomington Gold Certified 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe (Lot S130). Two outstanding private collections are also set to be offered throughout the two-day auction with the Kisber Vintage Truck Collection crossing the auction block on Saturday and the Butch Cooley Collection of 25 classic Chevys and more to be offered on both Friday and Saturday.
The first Ferrari Sergio arrives in the UAEThe first Ferrari Sergio has arrived in the Únited Arab Emirates. It has been delivered today to its new owner, the SBH Royal Auto Gallery in the ÚAE, at Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina Circuit, where the Finali Mondiali Ferrari are being staged and which is home to the Ferrari World theme park.
SOLBERG SCOOPS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT AUTOSPORT AWARDSNewly-crowned FIA World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg picked up the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at last night's prestigious Autosport Awards. Presented by former Formula One World Champion Jenson Button, the World RX ace was awarded the accolade at a glittering ceremony held at The Grosvenor
TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 8, 2014 – It's that time of year when everyone wants a present in a really cool box. Or, in the case of the 2015 Scion xB, the present IS a really cool box.
The iconic xB comes with many features that make
ALL-NEW 2015 NISSAN MURANO ON SALE NOW◾New third-generation Murano crossover arrives at Nissan dealers nationwide just in time for the holidays ◾Features a starting M.S.R.P.* of $29,560 USD ◾Brings concept car-like styling to the showroom with V-Motion front end, LED boomerang lights and unique floating roof ◾'Social lounge' interior
Walworth, Wis. – Dec. 8, 2014 – Mecum Auctions will debut its first Austin, Texas, collector car auction at the Austin Convention Center Dec. 12-13 when an estimated 600 collector cars will cross the auction
INDIANAPOLIS, USA (December 8 2014): The Andretti Formula E Team have today announced that Frenchman Jean-Éric Vergne is to drive for the squad at this weekend's FIA Formula E Championship Punta del Este ePrix.
FORMULA E HONOURED AT AUTOSPORT AWARDSLONDON, UK (December 8 2014): The FIA Formula E Championship was awarded the prestigious Pioneering and Innovation Award at the world-famous AUTOSPORT Awards last night.
Held at London's five star Grosvenor House Hotel, the world's first all-electric single-seater championship joins an ill
Dec 8, 2014 - TORRANCE, Calif. -- Honda will voluntarily expand a regional Safety Improvement Campaign initiated in June 2014 (NHTSA No. 14V-351) into a na
VOLKSWAGEN ISSUES VOLUNTARY RECALLHerndon, VA - Volkswagen considers the safety and satisfaction of its consumers and passengers a top priority. As such, Volkswagen of America today notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it will be issuing a voluntary safety recall affecting the panoramic sun
December 5, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Gr
The 1963 Chrysler 300For 1963, Chrysler built a 300 Convertible for the Indianapolis 500 race. To commemorate this occasion, Chrysler built a limited number of 300 models known as the Pace Setter editions and produced approximately 300 hardtops and 1861 convertibles in this series. The Pace Setters models were given special alabaster white interior, bucket seats, and a square steering wheel. Other features included power steering, power brakes, power windows, and four-way power bucket seats. Pace Setter editions were identified by a small checkered flag placed below the front fender 300 emblem.
The 1989 Dodge DakotaAs the 1980s came to a close, Dodge capitalized on the evolving and growing popularity of the specialty pickup market with an example of their own - the Dakota Sport convertible. Dodge called it 'the ultimate fun truck.' It was the first postwar production ragtop pickup (and remains as the only postwar production ragtop pickup). The Sport convertible had a manual vinyl top that could be folded back and covered with a boot, or completely removed. The Sport Convertible was based on a two-door pickup with a metal roof on its cab, and was assembled at Chrysler's Dodge City truck complex in Warren, Michigan. The trucks were then shipped to American Sunroof Co. (ASC). ASC sliced the roof off and added the appropriate components to turn it into a convertible for open-air driving.
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 4, 2014 – The 2015 Hyundai Genesis was named the Sedan of the Year by popular men's magazine Esquire for its luxurious design and smooth drive, while delivering value to owners. The Esquire judges
The luxury British sports car brand is delighted to confirm that James Bond will once again drive an Aston Martin in Spectre. On this occasion, it will be a model developed specifically for the film and built in-house by the brand's design and engineering teams.
2015 Cadillac CTS Sedan Adds Connectivity, Safety Technology To Luxury Sport ArchitectureIndeed, with its striking design and lightweight, rear-wheel-drive-based architecture – offered with three powertrains – the CTS stands out among the world's best midsize sedans with a distinctive, satisfying blend of luxury and sport. It is lighter than its primary competitors, enabling the most agile driving dynamics in the class, and its range of power-dense powertrains underpin its performance, including Cadillac's Twin-Turbo engine and eight-speed automatic transmission.
World premiere of the FXX K at the Ferrari Finali Mondiali in Abu DhabiFerrari's new FXX K research and development programme receives its world premiere next weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The laboratory-car is based on Maranello's first hybrid model and will grace the world's tracks from next year onwards. The K in its moniker is a reference to the 'KERS' kinetic energy recovery system it adopts in maximising its track performance.
Sebastian gets down to business in FioranoMaranello, 2 December – Last Saturday, Sebastian Vettel did his first laps as a Scuderia Ferrari driver, at the wheel of an F2012, at the Fiorano track. The German did around a hundred laps and it wasn't just a case of getting to know the team, the track and the car's systems: after a few cau
Vettel: 'A special feeling'Maranello, 1 December – This was the first weekend as a Scuderia Ferrari driver for Sebastian Vettel, who has been at Maranello from Saturday until today and has begun his work ahead of the new season. This morning the German driver took part in a meeting with Chairman Sergio Marchionne and t
Ferrari takes GT constructors' titleInterlagos, 30 November – In the final round of the World Endurance Championship, the Sao Paulo 6 Hours at Interlagos, Ferrari made a clean sweep of it to take the Constructors' title in the GT class. The win came after a thrilling race which finished behind the Safety Car. 25 minutes before
Maranello, 18 November 2014 – The readers of the authoritative German car magazine Auto Zeitung have named LaFerrari 'Best Super Sportscar' of the year. The limited edition special series of just 499
Kimi and the F12berlinettaMaranello, 13th November 2014 – Eleven journalists from the world's leading motoring publications have taken part in a special F12berlinetta track day at Fiorano. Assisted by Ferrari's engineers and team test-drivers, they were given the opportunity to really clock up the miles as they endeav
Ferrari's head of development test-drivers Raffaele De Simone gives us a thrilling taste of the California T's driving prowess on the challenging streets and roads of the Principality of Monaco. He talks his viewers through the n
Maranello, 29th October 2014 – In recent days, a select group of Ferrari FFs has been catching the eyes of tourists and casual observers alike on the roads around Florence as they explore the historic hamlets
Everyone in the UK goes crazy about the 458 SpecialeMaranello, 17 October 2014 – Ferrari's 458 Speciale has come out on top in an annual group test run by Autocar, one of the most important motoring magazines in the world, to find 'Britain's Best Driver Car.' This essentially means it's the best car as far as the demanding palates of drivers i
A legendary carMaranello, 17th October 2014 – Fangio, Castellotti, De Portago, Von Trips, Phil Hill, Stirling Moss. Motor racing legends that shared not just races, victories and marques, but also a specific Ferrari, the 290 MM. We're not talking about a model but an actual individual car – engine, bodywork
Maranello, October 10th 2014. To celebrate Ferrari's 60th year in North America, Maranello has returned to its 1950s and 60s tradition of producing strictly limited edition, built-to-order cars. The result is the F60America, of which
Esquire's editors consider all potential truck models in the U.S. market,
2015 MUSTANG SALES OFF TO HOT START; BEST NOVEMBER SINCE ‘06◾ 62 percent increase in Ford Mustang sales last month compared to a year ago, with 8,728 cars sold ◾ All-new 2015 Mustang is staying on dealer lots just eight days on average ◾ Sales of Mustang GT lead the pack, followed by V6 and EcoBoost®models
December 3, 2014 (IRVINE, Calif.) — Last year, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) threw down the gauntlet, entering three modified-for-racing-but-otherwise-stock Mazda6s in the longest endurance race in Ameri
'It has been an incredible opportunity to work on Chevy's most capable model,' said Jeff Lamarche, plant manager of General Motors' Bowling Green Assembly plant, 'It truly is an amazing car, and we're thrilled to get them into the hands of our eager customers.'
The scene would turn truly electric. Such excitement usually transpires as the spirited bidding rose ever-upward. But not this day, not this time. A legend was introducing a legend. As if any Maserati 250F needed any introduction, this one especially needed no such preface. But what would make presenting the 1956 Italian Grand Prix winner even more memorable? Why not have the man that piloted it take care of the honors. And so, Sir Stirling Moss, the legendary racer and pilot of chassis 2525, would be on hand to recognize his former mount. It would be a rousing moment, an emotional moment whereby a grateful man doffed his cap to what he himself considered his first 'proper' Formula One car.
The Rickenbacker Eight Super SportEddie Rickenbacker would garner fame in World War I as a result of becoming a famed ace at the controls of his Spad fighter. Noted for the Stars and Stripes top hat adorning the side of the plane, Eddie would throw his hat in the automotive and motor racing ring many times. This would include competing in the Indy 500 prior to the war and then owning the speedway following. However, before he would become the owner of the famed two-and-a-half mile oval, Eddie would try his hand in another automotive effort—Rickenbacker Motor Company.
Audi sets new annual U.S. sales record with one month to go in 2014- Through late November, Audi surpassed the previous full-year sales record of 158,061 vehicles set in 2013 - Audi in the U.S. has established annual sales records in each of the past five years - Audi Certified pre-owned vehicle sales also set a new annual sales record
HERNDON, Virginia, Decem
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA REPORTS NOVEMBER 2014 SALESNovember sales total 31,725 units, representing a 3.2 percent increase over November 2013 • Jetta sedan delivered 14,268 units for the month, a 31.8 percent increase • The all-new Golf delivered 2,149 units for the month, marking a 85.9 percent increase in sales for the model over the previous Nov
Carrera Panamericana Team at IMRRC on Dec. 13WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (Dec. 2, 2014) – The challenge of 2,000 miles in seven days, across mountain ranges and along serpentine Mexican roads, has framed the resurrected Carrera Panamericana as the last great road rally.
On Dec. 13, New York state residents Tom Overbaugh and Paul Wendt will s
BENTLEY MOTORSPORT JOINS FORCES WITH HTP FOR 2015•Bentley Team HTP to run five Continental GT3 cars in Europe •Follows a successful year for HTP Motorsport and the Continental GT3 •Continental GT3 to race in Blancpain Sprint Series and ADAC GT Masters
(Crewe, 1st December 2014) Bentley Motorsport starts to build on the success of the Continen
SAN DIEGO – With the utility of an SUV and agility of a compact car, the 2015 Chevrolet Trax is a city-smart vehicle ready for almost any adventure.
Packed with the technology city dwellers depen
LEXUS TO ROLL OUT BRAND NEW ACTIVE SAFETY PACKAGE FROM 2015Torrance, Calif, Nov. 28, 2014 -- In line with the ultimate aim of eliminating traffic fatalities and injuries, Lexus will next year launch the 'Lexus Safety System +' package, a newly-developed set of active safety technologies designed to help prevent or mitigate collisions across a wide ra
LOS ANGELES -- Alcantara, the Italian-made luxury material used to outfit the interiors of the world's most prestigious cars, was featured on a wide variety of new vehicles at this year's Los Angeles Auto S
TWO iRACERS IN MAZDA CLUB RACER SHOOTOUTBedford, MA (December 1, 2014) - iRacing champions Evan Maillard and Steven Diem are among eight aspiring race drivers to qualify for the final round of the 2014 Mazda Club Racer Shootout. Maillard of Nesles La Vallée France and Diem of Honolulu, Hawaii were among the 22 drivers who qualified
ASTON MARTIN WINS IN SAO PAULO TO END SUCCESSFUL 2014 SEASONSão Paulo, 30 November 2014 - Aston Martin Racing has ended the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) on a high with two wins in the Six Hours of Sao Paulo, the final race of a season that saw the team take two WEC titles and a 24 Hours of Le Mans class win.
The #97 Vantage GTE of D
ASTON MARTIN TRIALS SOLAR TECHNOLOGY IN SAO PAULOSao Paulo, 29 November 2014 - Aston Martin Racing and technical partner Hanergy Thin Film Power trialed the team's first solar technology project yesterday (28 November) at the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Six Hours of Sao Paulo.
The project, aimed at using energy from the sun to
SAN LUIS, Argentina (November 30, 2014) -- Olsbergs MSE Ford won the FIA World Rallycross Championship teams' title and capped a winning year with a double podium result this weekend at the season-ender in Argentina.
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA REPORTS NOVEMBER 2014 SALESNovember sales total 31,725 units, representing a 3.2 percent increase over November 2013 ◾Jetta sedan delivered 14,268 units for the month, a 31.8 percent increase ◾The all-new Golf delivered 2,149 units for the month, marking a 85.9 percent increase in sales for the model over the previous Novem
December 02, 2014 - MONTVALE, N.J. -- Mercedes-Benz today reported the highest monthly sales in its history with a best-ever November total of 34,578, compared to 34,376 units the same month last year. Sprinter volumes increased
Atlanta. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor in the United States of the Porsche 918 Spyder, 911, Boxster, and Cayman sports cars, Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and the Panamera four-door sports seda
IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 2, 2014 – Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced November sales of 44,936 units, pushing the fast-moving brand beyond the 500,000-unit mark for the third consecutiv
VOLVO ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER SALESROCKLEIGH, N.J. (Dec. 2, 2014) - Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, (VCNA) reported U.S. sales of 3,623 units for the month of November. Year-to-date sales are down 8.7 percent versus the first eleven months of 2013.
The top seller for November was the XC60 crossover with 1,643 units sold,
Dec 2, 2014 - TORRANCE, Calif. -- Honda today called for coordinated, industry-wide, third-party testing of Takata airbag inflators with the goal of ensuring that all of the
MAZDA REPORTS NOVEMBER 2014 SALESIRVINE, Calif., Dec. 2, 2014 -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported November U.S. sales of 21,242 vehicles, representing an increase of 2.4 percent versus last year. Year-to-date sales through November are up 7.7 percent versus last year, with 280,993 vehicles sold.
Sales of the updated 2015 Q70 luxury performance sedan, including the new long-wheelbase model that has class-leading rear legroom, were up 53.6 percent for the month. The Q60 – which is now av
NISSAN GROUP REPORTS NOVEMBER 2014 U.S. SALESNASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for November 2014 of 103,188 units. With one month remaining in 2014, Nissan has now set a record for most U.S. sales in a year in the company's history with 1,269,577, up 11.5 percent for the year.
AMERICAN HONDA SETS NEW NOVEMBER SALES RECORDS; CORE VEHICLES LEAD THE WAY◾Honda Division and Honda Trucks also set new November marks, up 4.9 and 18.3 percent, respectively ◾Honda CR-V smashes previous November best with a gain of 37.7 percent versus 2013 ◾Honda Fit shatters November record, jumping 55.1 percent ◾TLX and ILX sedans push Acura Cars up 29.5 percent in N
• For the third straight year, Kia will match contributions from 'citizen philanthropists' to eligible projects available at www.donorschoose.org/Kia
THE WAY TO THE FIRST VICTORY FOR THE PORSCHE 919 HYBRIDStuttgart. First win for the Porsche 919 Hybrid: driving the innovative Le Mans prototype, works drivers Romain Dumas (France), Neel Jani (Switzerland) and Marc Lieb (Germany) won the São Paulo six-hour race on Sunday. It was the eighth and final round of the FIA 2014 World Endurance Champion