Daily Archives: November 16, 2016

Porsche Builds a Mid-Engined 911 RSR for Le Mans and IMSA Competition

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November 16, 2016 at 6:15 pm by Jens Meiners Audi may be abandoning Le Mans, but the Volkswagen Group is still very much in the game. Proof is resting on the Porsche stand at the Los Angeles Auto Show—an all-new rendition of the Porsche 911 RSR, Zuffenhausen’s latest machine designed to take on the competition at ...

Volkswagen’s U.S. Chief: Diesels Could Return; A Pickup Also Possible

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Reveling in the North America region’s newfound greater independence from the Volkswagen mother ship, Volkswagen Group of America CEO Hinrich Woebcken said diesels may return stateside someday. He also said the region may finally get a version of the Amarok pickup, although he noted that the company has greater priorities at the moment. Speaking at the 2016 Los ...

2017 10Best Cars: And the Winners Are . . .

Welcome to our 2017 10Best Cars. Each year for more than three decades, we’ve put dozens of new cars through thousands of miles of cumulative evaluation to determine our annual list of the very best automobiles for sale in America. The rules for consideration are simple: Entrants must cost less than $80,000 (anything pricier should ...

Yes, a Three-Seat McLaren F1 Successor Is Really Happening

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November 16, 2016 at 12:53 pm by Clifford Atiyeh Riding in a three-passenger McLaren is an unrelatable experience to normal people, unless those people know an extraordinary person who owns one. Since the F1 has climbed some eight or more times in value since production ended in 1998, joyrides are becoming rarer. So as a public ...

2017 BMW X4 M40i Tested: Li’l Bro

When BMW pioneered the fastback SUV with its X6, it wasted little time bringing out an M version, figuring correctly that buying an X6 isn’t about making a rational choice—it’s about making a statement. And the X6 M makes that statement louder and prouder, a preening, muscular brodozer among SUVs. Unsurprisingly, BMW applies the same ...

So Spicy: Lexus Sriracha IS Brings Tears to Our Eyes

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November 16, 2016 at 12:40 pm by Greg Fink Lexus has added some spice to its entry-level sports sedan with the Sriracha IS, and yes, as its name implies, this is a Sriracha-hot-sauce-themed IS. The Sriracha IS brings the sweet and spicy flavor of Huy Fong Foods’ signature sauce to the automotive marketplace. Wearing a coat of red ...

Porsche Opens New Experience Center in L.A. to Attract West Coast Porschephiles

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California and Porsche go together like peanut butter and jelly. The West Coast has been hugely important to Porsche’s North American business for decades, with the relationship between the two going all the way back to the 1950s, when the 356 gained Porsche a loyal following out west. Fast forward to now, and California makes up ...

Mondo Macho: Special-Edition Trucks of the ’70s (K-Billy’s Super Badge and Stripe Jobs)

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2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2: A Baby Raptor from the Bow-Tie Brand?

It’s inevitable that any new off-road-oriented pickup will be compared with Ford’s Raptor, the reigning king of road-legal desert runners. And so it is with the new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, a fresh version of Chevy’s mid-size pickup that can go wherever it damn well pleases. That ability starts with spool-valve shocks, a technology found on the ...

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Break Cover!

When it comes to naming a vehicle after a roadway, you could do a lot worse than Italy’s Stelvio Pass. More than 9000 feet above sea level at its highest point and consisting of more than 48 hairpin corners on the north side alone, it’s considered one of the best driving roads in the world. ...