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2016 Cadillac CTS-V prepares to kick ass, take names

Some stories write themselves. This post on the North American International Auto Show debut of the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is one of them.<p>This 200-mile-per-hour sedan pilfers the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 from the Chevy Corvette Z06, and puts it to the same tire-devastating effect, offering up 640 …

Road Testing the 2015 Corvette Stingray Convertible

Seventy-five miles per hour becomes 105 in a few blinks, passenger pressed into her seat, V8 bass-baritone filling the air. Pulling over 1.0g cornering force through a tight hairpin is instantly confirmed by the g-meter in the crisp HUD projected onto the windscreen, bringing a satisfied grin. …

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: Absurdly fast, remarkably cheap

As the NASCAR boys say, this thing ain't dumb.<p>Let's review a few things: At $54,995 and 455 hp, the current, seventh-generation Corvette is a monster, a practical and almost flaw-free device.<p>Similarly, as the media is fond of telling you, we live in a golden age if you're building fast cars, you …

Report: Eight-Speed Auto Coming to 2018 Jeep Wrangler

9 percent more efficient than today’s five-speed.<p>Fuel economy might not be the biggest issue for the typical <b>Jeep Wrangler</b> driver, but upcoming Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations mean that even the longtime popular off-roader has to fall in line. A report from <i>Automotive News</i> indicates …

Motor Trend wheels the 2015 Corvette Z06

The new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is capable of some absolutely wild metrics. Want proof? Carlos Lago from <i>Motor Trend</i> is here to break it all down. 60 miles per hour? 3.2 seconds. 60 to 0? 91 feet. Lateral acceleration? A staggering 1.16g, a figure that is the highest MT has ever recorded for a …

First Chevy Corvette Z06 comes off the line

Production of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is finally underway, according to a posting on StingrayForums.com. The first car, a black beauty destined for motorsports icon Rick Hendrick, came off the line yesterday at 9:26 AM, according to the forum poster, who was on a public tour at the lucky …

The 2015 Road & Track Performance Car of the Year

Decision: Impossible<p>Style Sheet<p>THIS IS A QUIET, WOODED PLACE. There are no homes here, no driveways, no mechanical noises. A thick canopy of century-old oaks and maples shades the afternoon sun to a gentle twilight. A graceful young doe noses through the soft dirt, searching for acorns, her fawns …

Corvette Z06 parts may be coming to Chevy catalog

With 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque pumping out of a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 and starting at $78,995, the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is a performance powerhouse for its price. However, not everyone wants to drop that much cash on a sports coupe, especially when the base 2015 'Vette …

2015 Chevy Camaro Commemorative Edition is the fifth-gen swan song

Chevrolet is paying tribute to its outgoing, fifth-generation Camaro with a new Commemorative Edition, which will debut at next week's SEMA Show in Las Vegas. This particular muscle car, while being shown as a convertible, will also be available with a fixed hardtop.<p>Available in both V6 and SS V8 …

Ricky Carmichael cooks up Chevy Colorado Performance Concept for SEMA [w/videos]

With a name like Carmichael, you'd figure Ricky over here would be into cars. The championship motocross rider is actually more into two-wheeled vehicles than four, but that doesn't mean he can't show some enthusiasm for the automobile. Last year he worked with Chevy on a special Sonic concept for …

2015 Chevrolet Camaro Commemorative Edition Rolls Into SEMA

It turns out the emerald green Camaro Chevrolet wants you to name isn’t the only special edition Camaro on show at SEMA this week. The bowtie brand …

Toyota Brings Baja-Ready 4Runner, Tacoma, and Tundra Chase Trucks to SEMA

The Baja 1000 is a brutal test of man and machine alike, punishing both race vehicles and the team chase trucks that support them over 1000 miles of unforgiving terrain. Toyota and off-road fabricator N-Fab will show three tough chase trucks at SEMA this week, to give a taste of what it takes to …

Off-roading

PHOTOS: Hoonicorn RTR 1965 Ford Mustang

An 845-hp, AWD 1965 Mustang is how Ken Block wins everything

ALL HAIL THE HOONICORN.<p>If you've ever bought a can of Monster Energy drink, I want to take a moment to personally thank you. Why? Because you helped make the Hoonicorn RTR possible. This '65 Ford Mustang packs a 410 cubic-inch Roush Yates Ford V8 good for 845 horsepower, and that's not even the …

Ford dealers will offer 600+ hp supercharged 2015 Mustang GT

It's a Roush kit, dealer-installed and under warranty.<p>Ford Racing will offer a supercharger kit exclusively through Ford dealerships that not only comes with a warranty but will also support more than 600 horsepower. The kit was co-developed with Roush Performance and will also be available at …

Love Guns: Jimmie Johnson’s SEMA Corvette Is More KISS-tastic than Paul Stanley’s

It’s not SEMA without eleventy-jillion styles of rolling stock, booths stocked with scantily-clad ladies who may or may not have other gigs in the Las Vegas “hospitality” industry, and, of course, good old Yankee V-8 power. The last item is, after all, the fundament upon which the show was founded …

Sports Cars

2015 Chevrolet COPO Camaro is the king of our quarter-mile dreams

Chevy introduced the fourth generation of its COPO Camaro at the SEMA show today; another limited run muscle car that should set drag racing fans' mouths to salivating.<p>Just 69 examples of the 2015 COPO will be built (the same as the first three runs of the car), with customers able to choose …

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Eight-Speed Automatic

We'd say something witty here, but those chrome wheels have us distracted.<p>No sports car should have chrome wheels. The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible you see here does. It also has an automatic transmission, GM’s new in-house designed and -built eight-speed unit, which replaces last …

Sports Cars

2015 Mustang gets 600HP+ supercharger boost

If there’s one thing we didn’t doubt about the 2015 Ford Mustang when we drove it in September it was its power, but since there’s probably no such …

2015 Jaguar XK, Takata Airbag Recall, Anti-Tesla Bill: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Here for its final model year, the 2015 Jaguar XK lineup carries over without significant change, as it's stepped aside for the arrival of the more …

Chevrolet Corvette

2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 Hot Lap! - 2014 Best Driver's Car Contender

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat: 707 Horsepower? Hell Yeah! – Ignition Ep. 116

The Best Jeep That Jeep Doesn't Build

The American Expeditionary Vehicles' JK350, a thoroughly modified Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, vs. Daniel, the most insanely difficult trail in North Carolina's Uwharrie National Forest.<p><b>North Carolina's Uwharrie National Forest is</b> laced with off-road-vehicle trails, the most notorious of which, Daniel, …

North Carolina

Aficionauto drives Vin Diesel's fast and furious 1970 Dodge Charger

<i>The Aficionauto</i> host Christopher Rutkowski has a real passion for original and replica cars from movies and television, whether they are from James Bond, <i>Jurassic Park</i>, or incredibly obscure Japanese shows. However, he might have outdone himself this time because he hopped into one of the biggest …

1967 Shelby GT500 vs. 2010 Shelby GT500 Patriot Edition - Generation Gap: GT500s

Got $7 million? A Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is (allegedly) for sale

Slightly used, a lot more expensive.<p>Lamborghini's genius strategy of offering short-run, massive-profit cars is so financially attractive that Ferrari is finally biting their flavor and doing likewise next month. The Lambos in question are cars you know and love: the track-only Sesto Elemento, the …

Dat Roar Tho: Listen to the Mercedes-AMG GT Aurally Assault the Bonneville Salt Flats

There aren’t many companies that can do an exhaust like Jaguar right now. The F-type R coupe sounds like someone gave a V-8 a hammer, and it’s using that hammer on the side of your face. Judging by this video, a different car company used a similar design ethos when it came time to craft the pipes …

Mercedes-AMG GT

What you missed on 9.16.14

<b>Bugatti Dynamic Driving Experience</b><p>Ever wonder what it's like to have so much money that you can literally buy anything you want? What would that be like? Our man Basem Wasef gets to play the part of the rich distinguished gentleman as he learns what it's like to be courted by Bugatti, and it sounds …

REPLAY: Day 4 From Great Bend, KS! - HOT ROD Drag Week 2014