Bentleys & Bugattis, Corvettes & Vipers, New Audi R8: What’s New @ The Car Connection

February 27, 2015
From The Car Connection:

Bentleys & Bugattis Selling Much, Much Faster Than Hondas & Hyundais

Car sales are hot, hot, hot right now. In 2014, automakers moved 16.5 million vehicles in the U.S., and even conservative analysts predict that number could hit 17 million in 2015.

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Vs. Dodge SRT Viper: Compare Cars

If you feel the need for American speed, and demand a voluptuous, standalone sports-car shape to match, there are two options that stand out from the pack: the Chevy Corvette Stingray and the Dodge SRT Viper.

NHTSA Ramps Up Its Investigation Of Takata, Inching Toward Forced Recall

The investigation against Takata has been brewing for several years, since the first reports of Takata's exploding airbags began trickling in. It appears that the ammonium nitrate Takata once used as a propellant in those devices becomes unstable when exposed to high, persistent levels of humidity.

2016 Audi R8 leaked image. Photo via Motor Pasión.

2016 Audi R8 leaked image. Photo via Motor Pasión.

From Motor Authority:

2016 Audi R8 Fully Revealed Ahead Of 2015 Geneva Motor Show

One of our favorite supercars is completely new again: the 2016 Audi R8 has debuted on the web ahead of its real-world unveiling at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show next week.

Road-Going Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG003S Revealed

The James Glickenhaus empire of custom-bodied Ferraris for the street and track has grown, now, to include a car that won’t just be for his personal collection or race team: the SCG003S, a road car that will be offered to a handful of lucky, well-heeled customers.

Hellcat Vs. Hellcat: Tires Shredded, Faces Melted, Internet Broken

Hellcat, Hellcat, Hellcat. Watch the Internets long enough and you might think the Dodge muscle car was the only news this year. Here at Motor Authority, we've done more than our fair share of flogging the Hellcat, on the streets and in our headlines.

Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

From Green Car Reports:

Is Tesla Model S P85D The World's Fastest Sedan? Top Speed Test Needed

Even 10 years ago, the idea of a “family sedan” that could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds was something between a rarity and a fantasy. Even more delusional was the thought of a stock family sedan that could exceed 200 mph.

Toyota Camry Hybrid Battery: Electrician Spent $10, Not $4,000, To Fix

Who said modern cars are too complicated to work on at home? Some hybrid cars have been on the road for more than a decade now, but every vehicle needs some kind of maintenance eventually.

Tesla Gigafactory: New Photos Show Progress On Battery Plant In Nevada

To be able to build and sell its planned $35,000 Tesla Model 3 electric sedan, Tesla Motors must first build its lithium-ion cell "gigafactory" in Nevada and then test and validate the batteries it produces. But if the latest photos are any indication, work is proceeding rapidly on the huge facility.

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