2015 Nissan GT-R, Gas Prices Plunge, Eleanor Ford Mustang: What’s New @ The Car Connection

December 9, 2014
From The Car Connection:

2015 Nissan GT-R Review

The Nissan GT-R is a class of one, and it ranks as one of the world's top-performing production cars, with a seemingly brutish character that hides a surprising level of capability, and accessible performance—performance that just keeps getting better by the year.

$2 Gas Is Back! Is That Good?

If you've been to a gas station in recent weeks, you know that fuel prices are low -- crazy low. That seems like a good thing, but is it? Yes and no.

Why The 2015 Nissan Murano's 'Gearless' CVT Feels Like It's Shifting

Step into the 2015 Nissan Muranoand just drive, and you might not notice anything unusual about the driving experience. It feels especially refined, comfortable, and confident in its driving manners—and the way it shifts, it can feel a lot like any other vehicle with an automatic transmission.

Original 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 ‘Eleanor’

Original 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 ‘Eleanor’

From Motor Authority:

Original Eleanor Mustang From ‘Gone In 60 Seconds’ Coming Up For Auction

Of the 11 ‘Eleanor’ Ford Mustangs created for 2000’s hit movie Gone In 60 Seconds, which starred Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie, only three of the cars were actually drivable and two of these were destroyed in the climactic bridge jump and junkyard crusher scenes. Now the surviving car, car number seven, is going under the hammer.

Chrysler To Add Turbocharging And Direct Fuel Injection To Pentastar V-6

In a bid to catch up with rivals, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will finally update its Pentastar V-6 with some power boosting technologies such as turbocharging, direct fuel injection and improved variable valve timing.

VW To Preview New Five-Seat Crossover With Detroit Concept: Report

Volkswagen will reportedly use next month’s 2015 Detroit Auto Show to preview in concept form a new five-seat crossover based on the underpinnings of a larger seven-seat crossover the automaker has confirmed to build at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee from late 2016.

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

From Green Car Reports:

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid: Now We Have Specs

We now have details on the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid SUV, which uses turbocharging, supercharging, and an electric motor to boost efficiency.

Average Fuel Economy Falls In New Cars, First Time In 4 Years

As carmakers work to meet tightening global emissions standards, new-car average fuel economy has steadily improved over the past several years. At least, until last month.

The Passion Of The Tesla: One Owner's (Unprompted) Paean

People who buy new cars generally like and enjoy them during the first months or years of ownership. Many Tesla owners, however, seem to love their cars with a deep, abiding, even overwhelming passion. This is one such story.

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