Performance

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Build some more excitement

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
Regarding Richard Truett's Feb. 1 blog, "Make GM whole again with some Pontiac dust": I was 7 years old when the 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix debuted, and I knew I wanted one the day I turned 16. What car that wasn't a Vette offered a Bose stereo, a head-up display and four-wheel disc brakes?... Read More »

 

LINDSAY CHAPPELL

In Chicago, trucks get their mojo back

1:53 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2014
A new groundswell is taking place for sporty trucks. Of all the vehicles on display this week at the Chicago Auto Show, the pickup segment stands out.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Infiniti eyes bolder subbrand

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2014
Created just three years ago as Infiniti's European-competing performance subbrand, IPL might no longer cut it for the company's bolder future product plans.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

625 hp Vette Z06 hits 'supercar' performance

10:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Chevrolet is looking to polish its performance-car credentials with the introduction of the 2015 Corvette Z06, the most powerful production car in General Motors' history. The Z06, which debuted at the auto show here today, will kick out 625 hp and 635 pounds-feet of torque from its 6.2-liter, supercharged V-8 engine.... Read More »

 

A bull with horses

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Lamborghini last week released photos of the 601-hp Huracan, the latest in the Italian company's line of supercars.... Read More »

 

JAKE LINGEMAN

Hottest Golf R ever revs up for Motor City debut

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2014
The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R will debut at the Detroit auto show with more power, a new 4Motion system and better gas mileage.... Read More »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

Lexus RC F guns for high-performance big boys from BMW, Mercedes

3:19 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
Toyota's Lexus luxury division is gearing up for another run at BMW and Mercedes-Benz performance coupes with the low-slung, V-8-powered RC F debuting Tuesday at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

 

2015 MUSTANG LAUNCH

A Mustang makeover guide

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Why would Ford go to so much trouble and expense to redesign and globalize its only remaining rear-wheel-drive car when it hasn't even cracked the 100,000 sales mark since 2007? There are a few reasons.... Read More »

 

Jag joins the crossover club

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Jaguar's compact crossover, which is expected to arrive in the United States in the first half of 2015, was snapped during tests in the United Kingdom.... Read More »

 

2015 MUSTANG LAUNCH

An image-booster for Europe, but no big numbers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Ford Motor Co. expects the redesigned 2015 Mustang to boost its image in Europe, even though sales won't be huge.... Read More »

 

2015 Corvette Stingray Z06 will debut at Detroit auto show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Chevrolet says the high-performance 2015 Corvette Stingray Z06 will make its premiere next month at the 2014 Detroit auto show.... Read More »

 

At high end, Germans waging a war of roar

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2013
A battle is raging among Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz that goes beyond unit sales and global expansion. They're constantly trying to out-engineer one another with their high-performance subbrands. The grand prize for horsepower supremacy, snappy acceleration and leading-edge technology is a small but affluent group of enthusiast car buyers who will pay a premium for the high-powered cars.... Read More »

 

Unveiled at Tokyo, Lexus RC's 2 choices: Green or souped-up mean

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
The Lexus RC coupe unveiled last week at the Tokyo Motor Show offers two drivetrain choices: souped-up at 314 hp or lean and green at 217 hp. The car goes on sale next year, but Lexus did not say when. The nameplate is new.... Read More »

 

Reuss would 'love' high-performance version of Sonic

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
General Motors North America President Mark Reuss said he would like to add a pocket-rocket version of the Sonic to Chevrolet's lineup. "Yeah, I'd love to do that," he said on the sidelines of the auto show here last week. "We've got the ride-and-handling vehicle dynamics for it."... Read More »

 

GM chief says Cadillac's old couchlike ride is a goner

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
General Motors CEO Dan Akerson says the recently launched, redesigned 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan is in "another postal code versus our old CTS."... Read More »

 

GT sports car from Mercedes-Benz gets twin-turbo V-8

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Mercedes-Benz's AMG performance division is developing a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 sports car that will be unveiled at the 2014 German Grand Prix in July.... Read More »

 

Oohs and aahs for the new Vette

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
The reviews are in on the seventh-generation Corvette.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Alfa 4C delivers on promise to offer affordable supercar

Nov. 15, 2013 06:15 CET
Alfa Romeo's 4C coupe delivers on the brand's promise to offer a true supercar at a reasonable price. The 53,000 euro 4C combines a downsized engine with a very lightweight body to achieve supercar performance.... Read More »

 

Honda accelerates slowly into go-fast parts market

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
Despite years of watching teenagers slam their Civics with aftermarket add-ons, Honda hasn't had a division that makes factory-engineered, street-legal, warranty-backed, go-fast parts.... Read More »

 

Survey: For U.S. shoppers, fuel economy trumps performance

1:59 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2013
Two out of three car shoppers in the United States would sacrifice performance for fuel economy, and reliability is the biggest factor is choosing a new vehicle, according to a study by a Detroit-area consulting firm.... Read More »

 

Honda launches go-fast parts division

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2013
American Honda's factory aftermarket parts division, unveiled today at the Specialty Equipment Market Association show, will provide dealer-installed tuner kits to give stock Hondas more roar.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

German automakers use super-powered subbrands to stay ahead of rivals

Nov. 4, 2013 06:15 CET
Audi, BMW and Mercedes are locked in a battle that goes beyond unit sales and global expansion. The German automakers are trying to out-engineer one another with their high-performance subbrands.... Read More »

 

Kia plans performance sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2013
Kia plans to launch a performance sedan based on the widely praised GT concept car displayed at the 2011 Frankfurt auto show.... Read More »

 

Porsche center plays to L.A. enthusiasts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
Building a Porsche Experience Center in this car-crazed city makes perfect sense for the sports car maker, says Detlev von Platen, CEO of Porsche Cars North America.... Read More »

 

SRT Vipers to go on test-drive tour

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2013
Chrysler next month will start a marketing program at dealerships to offer test drives of the SRT Viper.... Read More »

 

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