Automotive News

This section of Torque News provides the latest auto news and updates from the car manufacturers. Every day number of news stories and editorials are published here that give our readers an overview of what is happening in the automotive industry. Read this section daily to find out about new cars, vehicle reviews and car pictures. Torque News is an automotive news website by Hareyan Publishing, LLC, dedicated to covering the latest news, reviews and opinions about the car industry.
The Ford Fusion

New 1.5L EcoBoost confirmed for 2014 Ford Fusion - with 4 cylinders

Ford Motor Company confirmed today that the 2014 Ford Fusion will indeed be powered by a new EcoBoost engine measuring 1.5 liters but contrary to leaked information that we talked about yesterday that suggested that this new engine would be a 3-cylinder mill – the new 1.5L EcoBoost is actually another 4-cylinder option.
The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

Bugatti claims world's fastest roadster with Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

Just days after the Guinness World Records crew stripped Bugatti of their “world’s fastest car” record, the Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse has quickly stepped up and claimed the title of the world’s fastest roadster with a recorded speed of 254.04 miles per hour with the top removed – although this newest Bugatti record may come with a bit of a catch.
The Fiat 500 Abarth

Future Fiat 500 Abarth could offer automatic transmission

The Fiat 500 Abarth is unquestionably one of the most entertaining cars sold in the United States for someone who loves to drive but word on the street is that Fiat is considering offering an automatic transmission in the Abarth – killing some of the fun while offering hope for those who lack the coordination to deal with the standard manual transmission.
The 2013 Cadillac ATS

Cadillac ATS-V mule spied near GM Milford Proving Grounds

Last night while I was out gathering some data on my most recent test vehicle, I saw a Cadillac ATS test “mule” driving near the General Motors Milford Proving Grounds that appeared to have a vastly more aggressive exterior design – leading me to believe that it was either the ATS-V or a new ATS VSport package similar to the freshly announced 2014 CTS VSport.
The Bugatti door teaser

Bugatti teases Facebook reveal of latest example of exceptional performance

Bugatti posted a picture earlier this week of what appears to be the doors of an airplane hangar with the simple explanation that they would soon “share the latest example of exceptional Bugatti performance” but no other information was offered – leading us to wonder what the Italian supercar builder will introduce via the social networking universe.
2013 Tesla Model S

Elon Musk pitches Texas legislature on right to sell Tesla Model S in Texas

Tesla's sales model is incompatible with laws in some states, and Texas law is so restrictive that Musk had to step in personally to lobby the Texas Legislature in support of a law creating a narrow exception that would allow specifically defined electric car makers to sell cars direct to customers.
The Ford Fusion EcoBoost NASCAR show car

Leaked info shows that 2014 Ford Fusion will pack 3-cylinder EcoBoost

According to information posted on an enthusiast forum, the 2014 Ford Fusion will feature a new 1.5L 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine that should help the Fusion claim the title of being the most efficient midsized sedan in the US market – while the modern turbocharging technology ensures that there is still plenty of power on tap.
2014 Ford F150 SVT Raptor Special Edition

Ford announces new 2014 F150 SVT Raptor Special Edition

Ford Motor Company has just announced the 2014 F150 SVT Raptor Special Edition in response to requests by prospective customers who want a more exclusive version of the mighty Raptor pickup – adding new exclusive exterior paint options and new side graphics to the most capable factory offroad package on the road today.
The 2013 Red Bull Racing Dodge Dart rally car

Two Dodge Dart teams to compete in full 2013 Global RallyCross schedule (Video)

The Chrysler Group has announced that when the 2013 Global RallyCross season kicks off in a couple week at X Games Brazil, there will be two different Dodge Dart rally cars with Travis Pastrana returning for his second full season while fill-in driver Bryce Menzies will become a full time GRC racer for the new season.
The Fisker Karma

Fisker faces bankruptcy as workers file suit over layoffs

Fisker Automotive could files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week as the company faces a massive government loan payment later this month – with the whole situation being complicated by a lawsuit filed by one of the employees who was laid off last Friday that, if successful, could lead to more suits of a similar nature.