Latest Automotive News

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Subaru WRX STI, Always a Snarling Sports Car, Eats Up the Snow

This past summer I had the opportunity to drive the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI at its press introduction in Aspen, Colo. It was fun playing with the impossibly fast and well-handling sports sedan in the summer playground that is Aspen.

At the time, part of me really wished I could flog this car through a heavy snowstorm. After all, the beauty of this car is it’s a Subaru. It’s meant to be driven through all kinds of inclement weather with nary a concern.

Scuderi Air-Hybrid Engine technology setting up to challenge electric hybrids

Independent lab tests confirm the Scuderi™ Air-Hybrid Engine consumes up to 36 percent less fuel than a conventional engine. Beyond 2016 Federal Fuel Economy mandates, the gains will likely enable the technology to now challenge more expensive electric hybrids shown at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.

Video of Need for Speed Shift 2 Unleashed from the 2011 Detroit Auto Show

A few months ago, I had a chance to preview Electronic Art’s upcoming Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed thanks to the folks at World Racing (and of course, EA) but at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show EA and Ford had a display setup and the folks at TheXboxSource.com got gameplay video of the new racing simulator.

Ford shows off Explorer, Taurus SHO Police Interceptor models at 2011 Detroit Auto Show

The police car segment has been heating up with each of the Detroit Big 3 offering up new cop cars but only Ford Motor Company used the 2011 Detroit Auto Show to feature their new models – as Ford brought out a new Explorer and a pair of police-purposed Taurus SHO sedans to show off their Police Interceptor lineup.

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Jeep transforms at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show

When the popular new video game Call of Duty: Black Ops was released in November 2010, Jeep announced that they would be offering a special Black Ops Edition Jeep Wrangler to celebrate the vehicle being featured in the highly anticipated shooter but at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Mopar accessorized the Black Ops Jeep to really reflect the intensity of the game.

John Lennon's 1965 Ferrari headed to auction

The Beatles John Lennon was 25 years old and already very famous when he first got his driver’s license, allowing him the luxury of making his very first car a 1965 Ferrari 330 GT2+2 and if you have time to hit Bonham’s Paris sale of Motor Cars at the Grand Palais on February 5th (and a quarter million or so dollars) that legendary 1965 Ferrari could be yours.

One of the Chrysler minivans to see an end soon per Marchionne

During an impromptu question and answer session with Chrysler head Sergio Marchionne at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, the boss commented that either the Chrysler Town & Country or Dodge Caravan lineup would be coming to an end in the near future as the company works to diminish redundancy among their brands.

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