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December 9, 2013
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2014 Chevrolet SS Review

For the first time this century, the rear-wheel-drive V-8 performance sedan is back at Chevy dealerships. The timing might seem a bit odd for the SS, which packs a 415-horsepower version of the previous Corvette’s V-8 under the hood.

U.S. Partners With China To Put Auto Emissions In Check

Once upon a time, when people thought about "smog", they thought of Los Angeles. Then China opened its doors a little wider, and we got a good look at Beijing. The pollution problem is only getting worse.

New-Car Fuel Economy Has Risen 23% Since 2007

When the folks at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute first began tracking the average fuel economy of new cars sold in the U.S., it was 20.1 mpg. That was in October 2007.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

From Motor Authority:

2015 Corvette To Feature Eight-Speed Auto, According To SAE Paper

The latest C7 Corvette is one of the most capable sports cars on the planet, but in the tech department it's letdown slightly by its available six-speed auto. That may not be the case for long, however, as a paper published by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) claims an eight-speed automatic transmission will be introduced on the Corvette next year.

Pagani Zonda Revolucion Hits The Track: Video

You just saw footage of workers at the Pagani factory in Italy putting the final touches on a blue carbon Zonda Revolucion, one of the five examples of the final iteration of the Zonda supercar. Now watch the car stretch its legs on a race track.

Toyota Supra Concept May Bow At Detroit Auto Show: Report

There’s been no shortage of rumors concerning a new Toyota Supra, which will likely remain the case until such a car is finally launched. The latest claim is that a concept previewing a new Supra will be unveiled by Toyota at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January.

2015 Ford Mustang GT

2015 Ford Mustang GT

From Green Car Reports:

Ford 'Considers' Diesel, Hybrid, Even Electric For New Mustang

Someday, muscle-car enthusiasts might brag about kilowatts, not horsepower. Future versions of the 2015 Ford Mustang, which was revealed last week, might possibly get diesel, hybrid, and even electric powertrains.

Diesel Pickup Trucks From Chevy, Ford, Nissan, Ram: Ultimate Guide

Diesel has been an option for heavy-duty pickup users for quite some time now, and the sights and sounds of a big Power Stroke-equipped Ford or Cummins-engined RAM will be quite familiar to most. It's taken longer for the fuel to find acceptance in the light-duty, full-size pickup market, but that's now changing--and over the next few years, several diesel trucks will hit the market, improving hugely on their gasoline-powered counterparts.

Looking To Buy A Used Diesel Car? Head To Buffalo

Looking for a good deal on a used diesel car? Turns out Buffalo is the best place to go, according to new data from iSeeCars.com. The home of chicken wings and the Bills football team is the least-expensive city in which to buy a used diesel, with prices 6.0 percent below the national average.


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