Author Archives: Ricardo King

2013 Chevy Spark

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Chevy's More Manageable Micro Machine Minicars have yet to really catch on in the US, and while the reason for that is probably at least partially because of our addiction to big crossovers and SUVs, we have a feeling that some of the indifference toward these tiny cars is the lack of functional practicality and efficiency ...

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 Goes 0-60 MPH in 3.8 Seconds

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We learned last week that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray with the Z51 package will be good for up to 460 hp, but what is power without knowing how quickly you can use it? Now we know just how rapidly the new Corvette Stingray will make the dash from 0 to 60 mph: 3.8 seconds. Chevrolet ...

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Is 2013 Indy 500 Pace Car

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This should come as a surprise to very few, but Chevrolet confirmed today that the brand-spankin’ new 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe will serve as the official pace car of the 2013 Indianapolis 500 on May 26, 2013. Shocker, right? After all, Chevrolet has served up pace cars for the last twelve Indy 500 races, so it’s ...

Rumors Video Roundup: GT500 Up in Smoke, Viper vs SLS, Loeb’s Record-Setting Pikes Run

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If you’re hungry for power, then consider this week’s roundup a feast for your eyes, featuring not one, but four cars that each produce more than 600 hp. First up is our own Chris Nelson demonstrating the impressive smoke-making abilities of the 662-hp Ford Shelby GT500. Next, Jonny Lieberman pits two symbols of power against ...

Cocktail Chatter: May 10, 2013

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What cocktails go best with all this car chatter? Automobilemag.com is here to help with weekly recipes. Remember, this is for talking about cars, not driving — always designate a driver. We’re ready to hit the beach this weekend and take a pitcher of pineapple margaritas with us. Mix together two cups of silver tequila, ...

Feature Flicks: Hot Rod Power Tour 2013 Days 1-6

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We teased you last week promising full coverage of the 2013 Hot Rod Power Tour just as the Motor Trend Channel’s video editing team was putting the finishing touches on the installments. Well, if you’re a fan of American muscle, consider your patience rewarded. Below is coverage of days 1-6 of the 2013 Hot Rod ...

Epic Drives Explores the Classic Cars of Cuba

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If you’re a fan of salsa music, mojitos, or fine cigars, you owe a debt of gratitude to the island nation of Cuba, which has been isolated from much of the outside world, and its northern neighbor, the United States, for nearly six decades due to a trade embargo following the ascent of communist revolutionary ...

Nineties Collectibles: Mazda RX-7, Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1, GMC Syclone/Typhoon

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BY PAUL DUCHENE MULTIPLE PHOTOGRAPHERS TOM DREW, AARON KILEY, AND THE MANUFACTURERS America’s “Lost Generation” of doggy cars (1974–1990) officially came to an end with the introduction of the Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 in March 1989 in Geneva, Switzerland. Suddenly, fast was good again and an 85-mph speedo was 100 percent too slow. The performance cars ...
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