Posts Tagged ‘Autoblog’

Average Detroit debut car had 331 hp, 7 speeds, 0-60 of 5.6 seconds

My fellow Autoblog editors and I were hyped for the 2015 Detroit Auto Show before the doors at Cobo even opened, and the sheet metal we all saw bore out that early excitement. And, as is usually the case, you readers tuned in more often and in greater numbers for coverage of this show than you d…


New Honda smart cruise control predicts other motorists’ future idiocy

It’s not quite “Open the pod bay doors, Hal,” but we’re getting there: Honda is offering a predictive cruise control system on the Exectuve Grade Honda CR-V in Europe starting this year. Advancing the capabilities of the present adaptive cruise control, the Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i…


Nissan Altima getting major refresh for 2016?

Nissan hasn’t let the latest Altima languish since introducing the midsize sedan. In the last two model years, the company has improved the vehicle’s infotainment system and slightly bumped the V6′s fuel economy, among other tweaks. But the upcoming mid-cycle refresh may bring the most drastic c…


Porsche updates 919 Hybrid racer for 2015 season

Porsche’s grand return to the elite level of global endurance racing showed mixed success in its first year. The company did score one victory in the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship season during the race in Brazil but finished in third place overall among the three factory manufacturers. …


Ecclestone admits German GP could drop off F1 calendar

There was a time (and it wasn’t so long ago) that Formula One was so popular in Germany that racing circuits fought over who wanted to host it more. But now it seems that no one does.

Although earlier reports suggested the German Grand Prix would stay at Hockenheim this season, when asked by …


Lexus RX successor headed for NY Show

The redesign of the popular Lexus RX crossover will finally make its official debut in April, at the 2015 New York Auto Show with an on-sale date slated for later in 2015, Edmunds is reporting.

This will be an important job for Lexus, as its next-gen midsize luxury crossover will need to meas…


McLaren launches 650S Le Mans edition, Sports Series to offer 4 variants

Even before you take other model lines into consideration, Porsche has done quite a job broadening its 911 range with an ever-expanding array of variants – from different engines and transmissions to distinct body styles. Little wonder, then, that its rivals are working to emulate the same…


EBR 1190 SX price and specs revealed

Erik Buell Racing has put a price to the 1190 SX “superfighter” it showed off recently at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: MSRP is US$16,995 (CAD$18,077). That’s a US$2,000 discount compared to the 1190 RX superbike on which it’s based. It also saves five pounds compared to the RX, that curtaile…


EBR 1190 SX price and specs revealed

Erik Buell Racing has put a price to the 1190 SX “superfighter” it showed off recently at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: MSRP is US$16,995 (CAD$18,077). That’s a US$2,000 discount compared to the 1190 RX superbike on which it’s based. It also saves five pounds compared to the RX, that curtaile…


Xcar calls Continental GT V8 S the best Bentley yet

It wouldn’t be fair to describe the Bentley Continental GT V8 S as taking the standard version of the luxury coupe and turning the driving engagement up to 11. That accolade is reserved for the hardcore, stripped-out GT3-R version. Though, not everyone wants to go quite that far. As Xcar Films p…


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