Meet The Most Powerful American Sports Car

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2015 Corvette Z06. Photo Credit: GM

This week, General Motors released the official SAE-certified power numbers of the 2015 Corvette Z06, and it’s clear these Chevy engineers wanted to make a statement.

650 hp at 6400 rpm with 650 lb-ft of torque at 3600 rpm.

Only six other cars available in the United States offer more power under their hoods, but each costs more than twice the price of the new Vette. Continue reading

Volkswagen Group Plans New U.S. Models

Volkswagen Group has made some major announcements regarding the company’s U.S. plans this week.

Earlier this week, in an interview with Michael Horn, head of VW’s U.S. operations, it was revealed that the German automaker is preparing to introduce new products every five years to stay up-to-date with customer demand for younger vehicles. Continue reading

GM Announces New Safety Feature for 2015

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Photo Cred: GM.com

Earlier this week, in support of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Click it or Ticket” public safety campaign, General Motors announced plans to launch a new seat belt assurance system coming as an optional feature in select 2015 models. The system requires the driver and front passenger to buckle up before releasing the shift interlock.

Seat belt use reached 87 percent nationwide according to a report from the NHTSA. The report notes that seat belt use has been steadily increasing across the county since 1995, especially in “primary law states” where a driver can be pulled over solely for not using seat belts. Still, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, young adults (18-24) are the least likely to wear seat belts, and have the highest crash-related injury rates of all adults.

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Get Excited for the 2014 BMW i8

BMW i8
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The 2014 BMW i8 will be one of the most advanced electric vehicles on the road when it hits dealerships in the fall of 2014. Not only does it deliver some of the most advanced hybrid technology that the world has ever seen, but it is beautifully designed sports car. That’s right, this electric plug-in car will pony up to 357 horses while turning heads in every corner of the globe. Don’t blink, because you might miss it go by. Continue reading

The Arrival of the 2015 Toyota Camry

2015 Toyota Camry
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The 2014 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) brought auto enthusiasts and critics to the Big Apple to celebrate the debuts of many new concept vehicles, along with new variations of existing models that will be manufactured in the very near future. The team from Toyota brought their A game and took advantage of their time in the spotlight, revealing the all-new 2015 Toyota Camry in all of its redesigned and game-changing glory. Continue reading

2014 New York Auto Show Preview

New York Auto Show
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As we inch closer and closer to the 2014 New York Auto Show, which runs April 18-27, 2014, the collective eyes of auto industry critics and fans will turn to see what amazing vehicles automakers from around the world will reveal. Are you ready? Continue reading

Ford Will Put a Mustang on Top of the Empire State Building

2014 Ford Mustang
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The Empire State Building is a sky-scraping icon that makes the New York City skyline one of the most recognizable in the world. It has played host to one of the most iconic moments in movie history (King Kong’s climb), an annual 1,576-step race called the Empire State Building Run-Up, and thousands of weddings. It will now host an iconic American muscle car, the 2015 Ford Mustang, during the 2014 New York Auto Show. Continue reading

Mazda Will Commemorate 25 Years of the MX-5 Miata at NY Auto Show

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Mazda MX-5 Miata. (Photo credit: MazdaUSA.com)

Yes, you read that right: 25 years of the Mazda MX-5 Miata.  For those of us old enough to remember a world without the Miata, it certainly doesn’t feel like a quarter-century has passed since the release of the iconic roadster.  The MX-5 made its debut at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show, drawing rave reviews from critics and reviving a bygone era of small, two-seater sports cars like the Triumph Spitfire and the MG B.

No matter your opinion on the Miata (it’s always been a critics’ darling, but is sometimes stereotyped as a “chick car”) you have to admire the diminutive Mazda’s staying power. Twenty-five years is an incredible production run for any model these days, especially considering the fickle tastes of consumers.

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