Archives for April, 2013

Terrifying IIHS Video Shows What Happens When a Sedan Crashes Into a Big Rig

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When a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu crashes into the back of a big rig, we all know which vehicle will emerge with more damage. As part of a new report, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released a striking video that demonstrates what happens when a car traveling 35 mph makes contact with the back ...

Thread of the Day: Which New Cars Would Look Best with Lamborghini-Style Doors?

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Although most cars offer front-hinged doors that swing out horizontally, there are a few exotic and luxury cars that offer unique door opening mechanisms. For example, the DeLorean DMC-12 and Mercedes-Benz SLS both feature gull-wing doors, while older Lincoln Continentals and the Rolls-Royce Phantom offer rear-hinged suicide doors. But the most recognizable alternative door system ...

Chevy exec confirms SS production model reveal at Daytona on Feb 16

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The 2014 Chevrolet SS will make its racing debut for the 2013 Daytona 500, but the production version of the car will get its official unveiling on February 16 in Daytona, a week before The Great American Race. According to a report by Automotive News, the reveal has been confirmed by Jim Campbell, Chevy's US ...

Staff Picks: The Best and Worst of the 2013 Detroit Auto Show

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So far, 2013 is off to a great start, as automakers rolled into Detroit with a number of impressive new vehicles for this year’s North American International Auto Show. From greatly anticipated new models like the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray to surprise reveals like the Ford Atlas Concept, there was no shortage of excitement at ...

Here it Is: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible! [2013 Geneva Auto Show]

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There's not much about the Stingray convertible's look that's surprising, and it looks pretty much the same as the renderings of a red droptop we published soon after the Stingray coupe debuted. The topless Vette features a pair of speedster-style humps molded into the rear deck/tonneu cover, and the tapering shape of the coupe's backlight ...

Top 10 Least Powerful Cars on Sale in the U.S.

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We love horsepower as much as the next enthusiast, but everyone and their mother has written a list of the top 10 most powerful cars on the road. With automakers constantly trying to one-up one another in an effort to be the most powerful, the lists can become outdated soon after they’re published. What we ...

Report: Auto Industry Bailout Could Cost $3.4 Billion More Than Last Estimate

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The U.S. Treasury Department’s estimated cost to taxpayers of the 2009 auto industry bailout has just taken a $3.4 billion jump. While the $21.7 billion estimate at the end of May was lower than the earlier $23.8 billion figure, now the treasury department told congress it expects to lose $25.1 billion – up $3.4 billion ...
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