Publication: Road & Track

First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Report: 2017 Wrangler could stay body-on-frame, go aluminum

Back in May, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionnes offhand comment that the 2017 Wrangler would move to an aluminum body for weight savings sparked tons of worried speculation among Jeep faithful: Would the venerable 4x4 ditch its tradition-honored ... [Published Road & Track - Oct 23 2014]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Backfiring Mercedes-AMG GT S sounds maniacal

The Mercedes-AMG GT is in some ways the SLS AMG's successor, but it's not. It's cheaper. The gullwing doors are gone. Sure, it looks like sex on wheels, but the SLS AMG's 6.2-liter naturally aspirated brute of a V8, a roaring bear of a motor, is out, ... [Published Road & Track - 6 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Buy 25 Crown Vics, go racing, save Detroit

On November 5th the city of Detroit is unloading a ton of good stuff as part of its bankruptcy plansnow plows, a few beautiful cherry pickers, municipal trucks with built-in diesel generators that'd kill as motorcycle haulersit's a cornucopia of yellow-painted ... [Published Road & Track - 8 hours ago]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Nissan and Cummins show off new turbine design for diesel Titan

Cummins and Nissan have developed a new two-stage turbine unit for the turbo-diesel V8 engine headed for the next-generation Titan. The new design helps reduce lag, generate more low-end power, and deliver smoother transitions between low and high rpm. ... [Published Road & Track - Oct 23 2014]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Dodge Challenger T/A, Viper ACR highlight Chrysler SEMA preview

Chrysler just rolled out its fleet of customized show cars for the SEMA 2014 show coming up next month. The Mopar mad scientists showed off 14 concept cars and a fleet of production machines. Heres whats in store from Fiat Chrysler for the big show.Ahead ... [Published Road & Track - 10 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Dutch glowing highway charges by day, illuminates by night

Dutch artist and designer Daan Roosegaardes Smart Highways project envisions interactive, sustainable roadways that give drivers a safer and more beautiful experience. The first installation of this project is Glowing Lines, a set of luminescent lane ... [Published Road & Track - 10 hours ago]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

The Project Sandman Ute has a 705 hp V8 Supercars heart

It's a thin excuse, at best. The Holden Sandman, the panel-van version of the classic ute, turns 40 this year. Also, Australians like to surf. With that contrived veneer to wrap around the absolute madness within, Holden Design and Red Bull grafted a ... [Published Road & Track - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Carbon fiber for all! German consortium wants to make CF 90% cheaper

BMW and Audi want to cut carbon-fiber production costs by up to 90 percent within six yearsand theyre already halfway there.The two automakers, bolstered by funding from the German government and working with 86 other partners including Airbus and ZF, ... [Published Road & Track - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Tesla Model S owners offer renegade test drive to skirt Iowas anti-Tesla laws

Iowans interested in the jaw-dropping Tesla Model S are out of luck: The state bans Teslas company-run showrooms. Friendly Tesla owners across the border in Minnesota are taking matters into their own hands, however,  setting up a private test-drive event ... [Published Road & Track - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Go Baby Go: Eleanor Mustang seeks big bucks at auction

Gone in 60 Seconds was one of those movies where the most memorable on-screen personality was a car, for better or worse. Of course, that was Eleanor, the Steve Sanford-designed 1967 Ford Mustang, heavily modified, that is Nicholas Cage's white whale ... [Published Road & Track - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Magnus Walker built this Porsche 911 in 6 weeks on the cheap

Say what you will about Magnus Walkers personal style, but his flair for building eye-catching custom early Porsche 911s is legendary. And his latest project, an outlaw-style 1978 911 SCHR built from a former track car, serves as a teaching point for ... [Published Road & Track - Oct 22 2014]
Entities: Porsche 911, Cheap, Walkers
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 2 reports

Matt Farah blasts around Willow Springs in a 2015 Mustang GT

Over at The Smoking Tire, Matt Farahs been playing with the new 2015 Mustangs. Yesterday, we saw how the 4-cylinder EcoBoost Mustang got around Willow Springs . Today, lets double those pistons, riding shotgun as Matt laps the track in the Coyote 5.0-powered ... [Published Road & Track - Oct 21 2014]
Entities: Smoking

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"Not content with enshrining their ability to charge consumers dubious fees, on the last day of the legislative session, the dealers managed to make a last-minute change to the bill in an attempt to cement their broader retail monopoly, Tesla said in a statement . Using a procedure that prevented legislators and the public at large from knowing what was happening or allowing debate, Senator Joe Hune added new language in an attempt to lock Tesla out of the State. Teslas statement goes on to point out that the Michigan Automobile Dealers Association is one of State Senator Hunes top financial backers ."
My aha! moment with this car came at the track, shortly after Executive Editor Sam Smith returned the Porsche to pit lane, jumped out, and said, "You have to grab it by the scruff of the neck and get dirty with it." That's what I did, and he was right...
This is what he told Bloomberg: "Its like they want to steal the brand from the circuit. We consider it exactly the opposite of fair play."

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Backfiring Mercedes-AMG GT S sounds maniacal [Published Road & Track - 6 hours ago]
Buy 25 Crown Vics, go racing, save Detroit [Published Road & Track - 8 hours ago]
Dodge Challenger T/A, Viper ACR highlight Chrys... [Published Road & Track - 10 hours ago]
Dutch glowing highway charges by day, illuminat... [Published Road & Track - 10 hours ago]
Report: 2017 Wrangler could stay body-on-frame,... [Published Road & Track - Oct 23 2014]
The Project Sandman Ute has a 705 hp V8 Superca... [Published Road & Track - Oct 23 2014]
Tesla Model S owners offer renegade test drive ... [Published Road & Track - Oct 23 2014]
Carbon fiber for all! German consortium wants t... [Published Road & Track - Oct 23 2014]
Nissan and Cummins show off new turbine design ... [Published Road & Track - Oct 23 2014]
Go Baby Go: Eleanor Mustang seeks big bucks at ... [Published Road & Track - Oct 23 2014]
Magnus Walker built this Porsche 911 in 6 weeks... [Published Road & Track - Oct 22 2014]
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