Tag archives for Porsche

Rumors Video Roundup: Tesla Model S Tests, Wacky Peugeot Races, Audi S4 Gets Flogged

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This week’s Rumors Video Roundup has a little something for everyone. If you’re a Francophile, we have a zany ad from Peugeot’s Brazilian agency pitting the 208 against some unusual rivals, the Tesla Model S’s performance gets measured both at the track and in kindergarten, and archrivals Ferrari and Porsche duke it out at, where ...

Chevrolet Camaro Leads March Sports Car Sales

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The Chevrolet Camaro is again the best-selling sports car in the U.S., edging out its crosstown pony car rivals at Ford and Dodge for first place. Together, the three American muscle cars lead the sub-$100,000 sports car segment, besting vehicles like the Scion FR-S and Nissan 370Z. Even though an updated model is just around the ...

Spied: Chevrolet Preps Next ZR1 Corvette

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Our spy photographers caught a fleet of supercars accompanying prototypes of the next-generation Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. The grouping, which is likely an opportunity for General Motors engineers to benchmark the supercars, hints at the performance level Chevrolet plans for its next ZR1. Our shooter spotted the convoy leaving GM’s Milford proving grounds and attacking winding back ...

April 2013 Sports Car Sales: Challenger Rises Again

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They battle at the track and in showrooms too: Sports car sales are just as important to automakers as their performance is to enthusiasts. With that in mind, we decided to take a look at April sports car sales of vehicles that start at around $100,000 or less. Not surprisingly, the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang, ...

J.D. Power Announces 2013 APEAL Study Results

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J.D. Power is most famous for its annual quality awards, but the marketing firm also conducts a study called APEAL (Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout), which measures owner satisfaction in terms of vehicle design and performance. The results of this study are out for 2013, and the big winner is the Volkswagen Group, whose Porsche ...

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: April 19, 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 were teased with a taste of summer-like temperatures here in Ann Arbor this week, so to fool ourselves into thinking that summer is ...

J.D. Power Releases 2013 Survey Results

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J.D. Power announced the results of its annual Initial Quality Survey (IQS) for 2013. Big winners include General Motors, which racked up eight individual model wins, and Porsche, which led all automakers with 80 problems per 100 vehicles (PP100). Although it may seem that industry quality is down as a whole because of an increase in ...

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 ...

Top 10 Vehicles that Deserve Two-Door Coupe Variants

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Not as many two-door coupes are available today as there once were, and we think that’s a shame. From a subcompact four-door hatchback to a pricey and powerful luxury SUV, we’ve found 10 gaps in the new car market where we’d like to see two-door variants of four-door sedans, hatchbacks, and SUVs. While a handful ...
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