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Jaguar XE debuts in London theater-like production

Jaguar XE debuts in London theater-like production

To introduce the 2016 Jaguar XE sedan, the British carmaker presented an almost two-hour stage production worthy of a Broadway, designed to close after for a one night stand and only in front of invited glitterati and important people.  Along with anyone who signed on to watch it live on the internet. And the Jaguar […]

September 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Cars with Personality: We pick the top eight

Cars with Personality: We pick the top eight

Cars with personality, you know what that means. Cars with attitude and a twinkle in their headlights. Often these are special vehicles built on the same platform as an ordinary sedan or crossover. The car with personality is not for the timid because they will be noticed. In the witness protection plan? Forget it. You […]

September 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
2016 Mazda Miata breaks cover in Monterey, we have the facts

2016 Mazda Miata breaks cover in Monterey, we have the facts

Derek Jenkins, Mazda’s director of design, introduced the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata at simultaneous events in Spain, Japan and—where Jenkins actually was—Monterey, California. While admitting that getting the opportunity was a dream-come-true type of thing for a designer, the next thought he had was “I hope we don’t screw this up.” From our first look […]

September 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Three of eight Corvettes damaged in museum sinkhole collapse to be restored

Three of eight Corvettes damaged in museum sinkhole collapse to be restored

When a sinkhole opened up below the National Corvette Museum, it swallowed up eight historic ‘Vettes, and the cars, all damaged, became a museum attraction in their own right. The bad news is that five of them were too smashed up to restore. The good news is that three have been selected to restore. Chevrolet […]

August 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
Mazda’s MX-5 Miata @ 25: That was then…and it is now

Mazda’s MX-5 Miata @ 25: That was then…and it is now

As this is written, I’m beginning my third month of a scheduled 90-day ‘test’ in a new, zero-miles Miata. Although not the package commemorating the Miata’s 25th anniversary, the PRHT variant incorporates as many bells-and-whistles as a Miata can reasonably offer, while still remaining a Miata and not – thankfully – the Lexus SC 430. […]

August 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Ford Transit Preview: Connecting with the Transit – and Transit Connect!

2015 Ford Transit Preview: Connecting with the Transit – and Transit Connect!

Fort Worth, TX – At Texas Motor Speedway, the site of a regional intro for Ford’s Transit, I’m reminded of a product walkaround of Lincoln’s then-new Navigator in Dallas, almost twenty years ago. At what – if fading memory serves – was the Mansion Hotel in Dallas’ Turtle Creek area, Ford enlisted Jackie Stewart to […]

August 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Forza Motorsport 5 adds six new cars: Rolls-Royce Wraith and Formula E hit digital bricks

Forza Motorsport 5 adds six new cars: Rolls-Royce Wraith and Formula E hit digital bricks

Fans of virtual racing get six new cars for Forza Motorsport 5, including what might seem the most unlikely collection of vehicles ever selected for a video racing game. The new half dozen includes the 2015 Mustang, a pair of Infiniti sedans, the Vauxhall Astra, a battery electric race car, and a Rolls-Royce. Yes, for […]

August 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Jaguar Lightweight E-type continuation makes new history for $1.7 million each

Jaguar Lightweight E-type continuation makes new history for $1.7 million each

It’s said that if you wreck a vintage Ferrari, as long as you have the serial number plate you can build a new car around it. Jaguar’s about to do the same thing, though in this case, the serial numbers have only existed on paper. Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations will build a final six […]

August 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
2016 Bugatti hypercar: Magazine asks, ‘too fast to test?’

2016 Bugatti hypercar: Magazine asks, ‘too fast to test?’

How fast is too fast? According to Britain’s automotive magazine Autocar, it will be the yet unnamed 2016 Bugatti hypercar, successor to the Bugatti Veyron of song and fable. At least, says the magazine, it will be too fast to test. Making multiple references to insider sources, Autocar claims that a top speed of 286 […]

August 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Rolls-Royce Wraith Drophead Coupe set for mid-2016…we think

Rolls-Royce Wraith Drophead Coupe set for mid-2016…we think

  It’s going to be a Rolls-Royce Wraith Drophead Coupe, and it’s going to get here in the middle of 2016. Well, Rolls-Royce did give the date, but didn’t say what the model would be. However, according to a press release, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ CEO said the new model will be capable of […]

August 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
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