Dodge Lays Down Challenger to Mustang
With a wave of the green flag, Chrysler officials confirmed the most poorly kept secret in the auto industry. "It's a go," proclaimed the automaker's CEO Tom LaSorda as the Dodge Challenger show car rolled into view. A production version of the two-door prototype will screech into showrooms in early 2008 as an '08 model, company officials announced at a press conference prior to the holiday weekend's NASCAR race in
Dodge Lays Down Challenger to Mustang (7/2/2006)
Retro coupe confirmed for 2008; will it beat Camaro?
Spy Shots: '08 Lotus Esprit
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These photos show a first mule in high-speed testing at the Nürburgring. It has wider fenders and a big rear wing than the current car. More important is what will be underneath: the next Esprit gets a 32-valve, 4.8-liter V-8 engine from BMW delivering 367 hp.
Spy Shots: 2007 Honda CR-V
Imagine the surprise Benjamin Hong felt when he spotted a not-yet-out Honda CR-V in his rearview mirror as he was driving in downtown
Spy Shots: 2007 Honda CR-V (7/2/2006)
Caught in motion. Thanks, Verizon!
GM, Ford Ditching Some SUVs, Vans
Both General Motors and Ford will prune some light trucks from their lineups as consumer tastes seem to be shifting to car-based utility vehicles. Automotive News reports that GM is canceling production of the TrailBlazer and GMC Envoy sometime before the end of the decade, while Ford will drop the Monterey minivan from its lineup as soon as this summer. The GM twin SUVs were originally scheduled for a restyling in 2009, but the vehicles are being dropped so that GM can focus attention on new crossover vehicles like the GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook, and Buick Enclave. The
No, you won't see it on the Cartoon Network, but the Phantom Black is on its way. Alas, Rolls-Royce only will build 25 copies of the sedan noir, each already spoken for. The handbuilt cars are painted in Diamond Black paint with silver stripes, and are fitted with 21-inch wheels and run-flat tires. The interior has black leather, black ash trim, and a dash swathed in black metal foil, and a Nokia 8800 mobile phone is included. Black trim also graces the 6.75-liter V-12 engine, which produces 453 hp and pushes the Phantom Black to 149 mph.