Archives for July 24th, 2013

SRT Viper vs. ZR1, Detroit Show Roundtable Debate on Wide Open Throttle

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In the latest Wide Open Throttle video, Jessi Lang and other Motor Trend hosts gather for a roundtable discussion about the controversial SRT Viper/Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 comparison. Additionally, Angus MacKenzie, Jonny Lieberman, Ed Loh, and Scott Evan pick a few winners and losers from the Detroit auto show before ending the episode by picking a ...

We Hear: GM May Expand ATS/CTS Plant for Next-Gen Camaro

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A new report from The Detroit News reveals that General Motors will invest up to $38 million to expand its Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant. The expansion would allow the plant to build the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro. GM has reportedly already asked the city of Lansing, Michigan, for a tax abatement for its expansion. GM announced ...

Thread of the Day: What Best Driver’s Car 2012 Result Surprised You the Most?

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When you drive a Subaru BRZ against a Ford Shelby GT500, Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 and six other performance-focused cars, the results are bound to produce some surprises. As Jonny Lieberman says in the Best Driver’s Car 2012 article, “Ninth, fifth, and first place are really going to piss people off.” If you’ve already read the Best ...

Lingenfelter, Hurst Transform Camaros Into Modern Pontiac Trans Ams at SEMA 2012

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As much as car fans want the Pontiac Trans Am to be revived, that may never happen. Luckily, until GM revives the classic nameplate, we have the aftermarket to hold us over. Enter Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and the aptly named Trans Am Depot, both of which offer a take on the classic muscle car icon. Lingenfelter ...

Addicted to Torque: Top 10 Diesels We Want in the U.S. Now

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Just a decade ago, the consumer diesel market in America was practically nonexistent. Aside from domestic full-sized trucks, Volkswagen was one of the only automakers catering to diehard diesel loyalists. Those Volkswagen TDI drivers may have been oil-burning oddballs, but they also lead the way to the resurgence of modern and clean diesel cars in ...