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 Dodge Viper ACR-X

A look at the Dodge Viper ACR-X running The Ring in 7:03

In September 2011, the Chrysler Group announced that their incredible Dodge Viper ACR had reclaimed the production car record on Germany’s famed Nürburgring with a time of just 7 minutes and 12 seconds and yesterday, the SRT division issued a video of the race-only Dodge Viper ACR-X roaring around the track known as Green Hell in just 7 minutes and 3 seconds – making it one of the quickest cars to ever lap ‘The Ring’.
GM Powertrain Engineering Development Center in Turin, Italy

2013 Chevy Cruise Diesel roots run deep with Euro connections

Diesel engines, first invented in Europe, have long been known for their fuel efficiency and power. So, when General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) opted to add the engine to its 2013 Chevy Cruze, its Euro roots and connections at the GM Powertrain Engineering Development Center in Turin, Italy became the obvious choice.
Consumer Reports Cars

Consumer Reports strongly supports developing Crash Avoidance Systems

Consumer Reports is in full support of a new Crash Avoidance System being developed by a collaboration of government, universities and automakers, that involves vehicles communicating between themselves, essentially mapping out etiquette and right of way concerns even if their drivers don’t.
The Ferrari Enzo

The Ferrari Enzo replacement could pack 920hp

The engineers at Ferrari are reportedly working on a new 7.3L V12 that will make an appearance in a variety of upcoming Italian supercars including the F70 - the model slated to replace the flagship Ferrari Enzo by the end of this calendar year complete with a hybrid drive system and a power output that could creep over the 900hp mark.
OpenXC architecture diagram

Ford's open source OpenXC platform as gateway to future high tech car gizmos

Ford (and other automakers) envision future cars with high tech infotainment systems galore where car dashboards could have downloadable app's just like todays smart phones and tablets. With the OpenXC platform Ford is creating a channel for open collaboration with 3rd party application developers, allowing them to use cars like the Ford Focus to prototype their gizmos.
The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe in Infernao Orange Metallic

The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 build page is live

A few weeks ago we brought you the news that the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 production had began and prospective buyers could once again head to their local dealerships for more ordering information and now, those who are more “hopeful” than prospective buyers can build their dream super Camaro on the Chevrolet website.
Google self-driving car prototype built on a Toyota Prius

How will RoboCars work, and when will we have RoboCar's?

The RoboCar vision offers huge gains in accident rates, erasing traffic congestion and more, but is it pie in the sky or will we actually have self-driving robotic cars roaming our cities in the future? Today Google's Self-Driving car project does have modified Toyota Prius's roaming the streets, primarily in Silicon Valley, prototyping the RoboCar's of the future.
Google self-driving car prototype built on a Toyota Prius

RoboCar's could save our cities, according to Brad Templeton

In 20 years or so our cities could start seeing automated self-driving RoboCars driving themselves around, relieving us of drudgery, reducing traffic accident rates, enabling better use of the land tied up by roads, making electric cars more practical, and generally saving the world. Google's Self-Driving Car project is today using modified Toyota Prius's to prototype the robotic cars of the future.