Currently available throughout Europe, Ford Racing Performance Group is bringing the competition-ready package stateside to let enthusiasts turn their five-door Fiesta into a Fiesta R2 that's ready to compete on the roads of RallyCar's Rally America National Championship.
LAS VEGAS, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) hosted its eighth annual Gran Turismo® Awards at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show last night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, celebrating automotive design excellence and showcasing the latest franchise offering, Gran Turismo 5(TM). Each year, the Gran Turismo Awards offer SEMA show exhibitors the opportunity to join the ranks of the famed Gran Turismo® racing franchise - one of the top-selling video game franchises of all time with more than 56 million units shipped worldwide - with a feature spot in a future Gran Turismo title. After reviewing more than 100 entries, the judging panel and Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi himself, crowned Best Hot Rod winner, Mark Stielow for his 1969 Chevy Camaro as the 2010 "Best in Show."
DETROIT, The 21st century rebirth of the Chevrolet Camaro opens a new chapter when the 2011 Camaro Convertible premieres at the Los Angeles International Auto Show on Nov. 17.
The Camaro Convertible will arrive in Chevrolet showrooms in February 2011. Starting price will be $30,000, including $850 destination. (Full details will be released later this year.)
LOS ANGELES, As the LA Auto Show grows in importance as a global stage for vehicle debuts, so does the number of debuts. The 2010 show will host 20 world debuts and more than 30 North American debuts across virtually all vehicle categories. The show opens amidst improved auto sales and a growing sense of optimism that is evident from the increased number of debuts, more participating manufacturers and larger, more elaborate exhibits
Ford is teaming up with the Emmy Award-winning creators of The Amazing Race - Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri - to create the first interactive real-time road rally featuring the new 2012 Ford Focus.
The five-week program, Focus Rally: America,begins taping in February and will be streamed on Hulu. The program will capture the vibrancy of the Fiesta Movement but with the added element of a real-time reality show.
All-New 2011 Mitsubishi Motors Outlander Sport is Set to Become the 'World's First Online Test Drive'
CYPRESS, Calif., Starting November 1st and continuing through November 10th, 2010, Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA), will host Mitsubishi Live Drive, the World's First Online Test Drive of an actual vehicle utilizing interactive remote control of the company's latest automotive creation, the all-new 2011 Outlander Sport.
Racers rejoice. Mopar® is dropping a V-10 into the iconic Dodge Challenger.
The new race-only V-10 powered rear-wheel drive 2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak features an 8.4-liter 512 cubic-inch engine with a 2-speed automatic transmission. Mopar will showcase its new drag car this evening at the Dodge Viper Owner's Invitational in Salt Lake City. The vehicle will then make its way to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas from Nov. 2-5, and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Orlando from Dec. 9-11.
LIVONIA, Mich., Sept. 30 Jack Roush is a man who knows how to coax horsepower from an engine. ROUSH® has become an automotive powerhouse based on this simple premise, and he couldn't wait to get his hands, and his engineering team, on the new Ford 5.0L engine. The end result, and the car fans of the ROUSH Mustang have been waiting for, is the 2011 ROUSH 5XR(TM) Mustang with "more power" under the hood thanks to the factory-installed ROUSHcharger®.
Maranello, 24th September 2010 – Ferrari is delighted to announce the presentation of the SA APERTA at the Paris International Motor Show 2010. This is a special series model of which a strictly limited number of just 80 will be built. All have already been sold. Ferrari chose to build 80 SA APERTAs in celebration of Pininfarina's 80th anniversary.
ATLANTA, With 408 horsepower (hp), outstanding vehicle dynamics and additional standard equipment, the new 2011 911 Carrera GTS ascends to the pinnacle of the Carrera model lineup. With 23 hp more than the 911 Carrera S, the new GTS - available as Coupe and Cabriolet - narrows the gap between the Carrera S and the 435 hp 911 GT3.
High-performance sports coupe scheduled to arrive in U.S. dealerships by the third quarter of 2011 'Bring it to the U.S.' Facebook petition gathered 11,500+ signatures in just one month, including many likely buyers. The Audi TT RS will achieve 360 hp, 0-62 mph time of 4.6 seconds
STUTTGART, Germany and ATLANTA, Sept. 24 The Porsche Museum in Stuttgart will be celebrating a very special anniversary this year: It was exactly 60 years ago, in the autumn of 1950, that the first Porsche 356 models were shipped to the USA. Since then, what was at that time just a small sports car manufacturer, has gone on to capture the hearts of American sports drivers - and a good number of Hollywood stars as well.
DETROIT, Sept. 24 General Motors and Nissan dominate the list of 14 cars being considered for the 2011 North American Car of the Year. The list includes two electric vehicles, the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf.
COLOGNE, Germany, Exciting new next-generation Ford Focus gears up for Paris launch of
full production-ready range of bodystyles together for the first time
-- Global reveal of new high-performance 250 PS Focus ST for 2012 launch
-- New Mondeo and C-MAX ranges on show
-- Ford accelerates efforts to reduce CO2 emissions with high-efficiency
Ford ECOnetic Technologies and Electrification feature displays
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The reborn and reimagined Fiat 500 is arriving soon to America. Born in Italy, perfectly tailored for America, the Cinquecento is as vibrant and engaging as it is fit and nimble. The Sport model, featured in these images, illustrates Fiat's smart and stylish design aesthetic. Like the original Fiat 500 a half-century ago, the new Cinquecento continues its timeless value while embracing individual expression and opportunity - all infused with world-class craftsmanship.
CHICAGO, -- High-end luxury and sports cars will forever stir the imagination of consumers. From Rolls Royce to Bentley, from Ferrari to Lamborghini; these cars not only turn heads whenever consumers see them, their price tags put them in exclusive territory for all but a select few. These are the cars that many people love to look at, yet only a select few will ever have the means to purchase.
YONKERS, N.Y., the Ford Mustang earned a Very Good road test score and outscored the Chevrolet Camaro which earned a Good score, in a face-off between V6 versions of the two vehicles in Consumer Reports' October issue.
- An optional SVT Performance Package highlights the new 2011 Ford Shelby GT500®, available on both coupe and convertible models, making it racetrack ready
- The optional package features the all-new next-generation Goodyear Eagle® F1 SuperCar G: 2 tires only available on the 2011 Shelby GT500, offering incredible dry traction and precise handling, complete with a race-inspired ultra-high-performance tread compound
- All-new lightweight 19-inch forged-aluminum wheels in the front complement all-new tires, with new 20-inch forged-aluminum wheels at the rear
2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Adds SuperCrew Option, More Technology, Towing, Standard 6.2-Liter Engine
DEARBORN, Mich., Ford F-150 SVT Raptor again is raising the bar for high-speed off-road
performance trucks by adding a SuperCrew option and more standard
power and towing capability for 2011
-- The previously optional 6.2-liter V8 engine, which produces 411
horsepower and 434 lb.-ft. of torque, now comes standard for 2011,
making Raptor the most powerful half-ton pickup on the market
-- Upgraded technology content, including a standard 4.2-inch LCD
productivity screen and SelectShift Automatic(TM) transmission, keeps
customers more in tune with their trucks, while a new graphic and
color choice gives them more options
DETROIT, When the first 2011 Chevrolet Cruze sedans arrive at U.S. dealerships in September, they will offer consumers more for their money, with class-leading standard safety features, expected class-leading fuel economy, and more standard equipment than competitive vehicles.
DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 20 Ford Racing has announced today the availability of a new, 2.3L twin-screw supercharger for the 2011 Mustang. When mated to the all-new 5.0L 4V TiVCT V8 engine, this 50-state-legal powertrain, can produce 624 hp SAE @ 6900 rpm and 536 lb-ft SAE @ 4700 rpm. This is the first Twin-screw unit available to consumers.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 19 Mopar® will make its presence felt at the world's largest one-day celebration of classic-car culture, the 16th annual Woodward Dream Cruise on Saturday, Aug. 21. More than one million expected visitors will have the chance to check out Mopar vehicles and performance parts at the corner of 13 Mile and Woodward in Royal Oak, Mich.
DEARBORN, Mich., New 2012 Mustang Boss 302 will make its Motor City debut as part of
Ford display at the Woodward Dream Cruise. Mustang Alley also will
honor the pony car's heritage with more than 500 Mustangs lining the
street at the event, to be held Aug. 19-21
ABU DHABI, UAE,
- Approved NISMO Street-Tuned Accessory Parts for Iconic 370z Sports car
Feature on the NISMO Stand at Barbican Turbo 2010
ROCHESTER, Mich.,"The roar from an automobile race continues well after the cars leave the speedway." That's the major finding of a detailed examination of the influence of Motorsports on automotive purchase decisions conducted by Foresight Research, a Rochester, Michigan-based market research firm specializing in the automotive industry. Foresight spent more than five years compiling data for its proprietary "2010: Automotive Marketing Return On Investment" study.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., America's high-performance police vehicle -- the all-new 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit -- has arrived, providing law-enforcement the best combination of tactical technology, safety, power, efficiency and an iconic design that makes any suspect stop in a panic.