Chevrolet Unveils Two '08 Corvette Indy 500 Pace Cars
Ethanol E85 version introduced Known for their charismatic designs and superior performance, the pack-leading pace cars share a special place in Indianapolis 500 lore. History will be made at the 2008 Indianapolis 500 when a pair of distinctive yet highly differentiated Corvette models will serve as the official pace cars.
Chevy enters world of supercars with '09 Corvette ZR1
620 HP Vette will debut in late 2008 Chevrolet officially announced the 2009 Corvette ZR1 – an American supercar that brings the technology and engineering refinement of carbon-fiber, ceramics and electronics together in a distinctive design. “Chevrolet’s goal with the new ZR1 is to show what an American supercar can deliver, at a price that trumps exotics that cost two, three or four times as much.
Production built all-new Mustang FR500S ready to race
Will debut in 2008 Building on the rich and successful racing history of Ford’s iconic muscle car, Ford Racing Performance Group is providing customers an affordable way to race with the introduction of the all-new 2008 Mustang FR500S. The limited-edition FR500S is the first race car in Ford Motor Company’s history to be built at a production facility and then made available for racers to purchase.
at LA Auto Show Ferrari's newest high-performance two-seater Berlinetta, the 430 Scuderia, made its nationwide debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, giving evidence of the brand's tradition and ability to translate Formula One technology into its production vehicles. An extraordinarily low weight-power ratio allows it go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds.
So says GM A major step toward diversifying U.S. transportation energy supply is as close as the unused corn stalks from this season’s harvest, the waste from lumber mills, native prairie grasses, or even your lawn clippings. These and other non-food plant materials can be cost-effectively turned into cellulosic ethanol, which can greatly reduce oil consumption and global warming at the same time.
America's best sports car gets better Get comfortable. There’s so much new and exciting with the 2008 Corvette that you’ll want to grab a hot drink, sidle up to your computer screen and absorb all the details. The changes involve everything from an all-new, larger and more powerful V-8 engine to refinements in driving characteristics that solidify the Corvette’s position as the preeminent American sports car.
China-Designed Gullwing Coupe For China's Global Auto Show The Buick Riviera, a stunning concept car designed to showcase Buick's new global design direction, made its global debut Friday at Auto Shanghai 2007. The gullwing Riviera concept coupe was developed with global design input by General Motors and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC).
"My girlfriend is now looking at me like I’m some kind of nut, something I have never tried to dispute. She does not understand my passion for automobiles"
Out of the corner of my eye I catch a glimpse of the snout on that Cadillac, it’s pulling alongside. That’s not going to do now is it, and in response I snap the car into third with the engine growling with every inch of its internal combustion might. This should do the trick I think, but, oh no, the Vixen has matched my speed and then some. As the power band of my little engine nears its limit I go for fourth, I hope this will bring the desired result of putting the Cadillac behind me.
by J.N. Anderson Ahhh, springtime. I love the springtime. For it is in spring a young man’s fancy turns to matters of . . . no, not the heart, the race track! It is in spring that the rituals of a new season of racing begins and with them come the expectations offered by a fresh, clean timing sheet that is only a few weeks, and a few degrees of the thermometer away.
The "Big Brother is watching you" style of total surveillance is slowly becoming a reality.
Slowly but surely our every move on America’s roadways are being monitored. Although it does not always rear its ugly head, the technology is there to capture our every move. We have cameras to monitor intersections and busy stretches of roadway, we have radar and laser that can record our speed. But it's even worse than that.
First V8 for 3 Series Concept study of a BMW M3 by BMW M GmbH, dimensions and fundamental form based on BMW 3 Series Coupé, exclusive new engineering of almost every body element, purpose-built for individualistic form and maximum sporting potential. At the core of this concept study is an M3-typical V8 engine tuned to the high revving M concept.
David J. Cipolloni The invention of the electric starter motor did have its appeal. Electric headlamps sure did make driving at night a bit safer. Pneumatic tires were a lot easier on the back and kidneys. And let’s not forget the essentials like a closed cockpit, windscreen and even windscreen wipers. The automotive industry was on a roll. But is there a point when a vehicle is just too good, and way more than anyone needs?
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