Monthly Archives: January 2012

Chevy Corvette Z06 Centennial goes head-to-head with Cadillac CTS-V Coupe in Burnout Super Test

One rear-drive coupe with over 500 horsepower would be enough for most automakers. But not General Motors. The biggest of the Detroit automakers just couldn’t get by with what some rivals would put on a showroom turntable with more flood-lights … Continue reading

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Bugatti showcases the Bumblebee of Veyrons in Qatar

With a gazillion color options for every little part of the Bugatti Veyron, there’s no reason why any two examples should be alike. (Except for maybe an inverse correlation between wealth and imagination.) So it would stand to reason that … Continue reading

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2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Elevating The Muscle Car Rivalry To A Whole New Level Ford versus Chevy. It’s one of the greatest rivalries in the world, joining the likes of Coke versus Pepsi and Michigan versus Ohio State. While the Mustang and Camaro can’t … Continue reading

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Barrett-Jackson 2012: First 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible sells for $600,000

Earlier this week we showed you the recently-unveiled 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible at Barrett-Jackson. Chevrolet didn’t just bring the car to display, though, and announced that it would be auctioning the very first production example for charity. There was … Continue reading

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Devon GTX up for auction at Barrett-Jackson

The demise of the Dodge Viper in 2010 was sad enough on its own. But as if to twist the knife in the wound, the end of the Viper also meant the end of the Devon GTX. A project of … Continue reading

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2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8

Imported From Detroit And Then Some To the average driver, the term “horsepower” has, for all intents and purposes, no meaning whatsoever. Not surprising, really, as there isn’t any single established explanation, at least not a good one, as to … Continue reading

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Camaro chief claims ZL1 will outperform Shelby GT500

It would seem on paper that the 2013 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 should easily slay the heavier and less powerful 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1. The former weighs 3,850 pounds and brings 650 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque to the … Continue reading

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SMS Supercars unveils 620 Camaro, auctions first example for charity at Barrett-Jackson

When Steve Saleen launched his new company, SMS Supercars, back in 2008, he announced that he would be expanding his portfolio of vehicles to include the muscle car offerings from Chevrolet and Dodge. First up was the 570 and 570X … Continue reading

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Ruf stretches Porsche Panamera for China

You think the prom limo market in America has a propensity for stretching anything with wheels? Just look at China. Instead of buying larger sedans there, wealthy Chinese buyers have a taste for stretching smaller ones. So while BMW, for … Continue reading

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Galpin Widebody Mustang nets $160,000 for charity

The time has come for the custom widebody Mustang from Galpin Auto Sports to find a new owner. Built by Galpin for industrial company SPX, this specially built Mustang features a hand-built body that widens the car by an incredible … Continue reading

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2012 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG

Sometime before the end of this century, humans will travel to Mars. The longest manned journey ever attempted will take the explorers at least 34 million miles over the course of many months, at best. The vehicle necessary to support … Continue reading

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Ferrari FF converted to run on bio-ethanol packs 875 hp

There are drawbacks to every kind of alternative to burning fossil fuels in our cars. Electric cars don’t have enough range.Hybrids are burdened with what essentially boils down to two parallel powertrains. Hydrogen is limited to where it is available. … Continue reading

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Corvette ZR1-powered Chevrolet Silverado has us feeling sleepy

Here we have the kind of sleeper that’ll wake you up no time: a short-bed, four-wheel-drive Chevrolet Silverado with an LS9 from the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. With dyno numbers of 510 horsepower and 504 pound-feet of torque, there’s a jump … Continue reading

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Chrysler to replace Dodge Challenger with Barracuda?

  Motor Trend reports that Chrysler may forsake the Dodge Challenger for a resurrected Barracuda. The magazine cites two unnamed sources as saying the nameplate will surface in time to celebrate the vehicle’s 50th anniversary in 2014. If true, the … Continue reading

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First Look: 2013 Mercedes-Benz E400 Hybrid

AUTO SHOWS:  The Mercedes-Benz E400 Hybrid is set to make its world debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, and it’s expected to be the most eco-friendly E-Class ever sold in America. The E400 will feature a 3.5-liter, V-6, rated … Continue reading

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