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.

Life Ball Mini 2011 by DSQUARED2, 'refashioned for adventures of all kinds'

Every year for Life Ball--called Europe's biggest AIDS charity event--Mini prepares a specially-designed Mini Cooper to be auctioned off for funds for Aids Life. The 2011 Life Ball Mini, nicknamed "Red Mudder," was "refashioned for adventures of all kinds" by Dean and Dan Caten, women's clothing designers otherwise known as DSQUARED2.

Spyker to become Swedish Automobile N.V.

Spyker has made some interesting moves over the past year, including buying the struggling Saab brand and selling off the Spyker brand to focus on Saab – only to run out of money and go on a desperate hunt for investors to resume production – and now it looks like the company will make another big move as they rename themselves Swedish Automobile N.V.

Combustion engine improvements threaten alternative vehicles, electric cars

"We forget sometimes that the current contender continues to improve," said Linda A. Capuano, Marathon Oil’s vice president for emerging technologies, at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business’s 59th Annual Management Conference. If combustion engines continue to increase efficiency and lower emissions, alternative fuel vehicles may take longer to replace them than previously thought.

Honda Test Flies Jet over North Carolina

If you are into cars you may know that some auto makers such as, Saab, Mitsubishi, Subaru and others, made airplanes. Well, turns out Honda wants in on the plane market. Go right ahead, every thing else they make is reliable. If you happen to live in North Carolina you may have seen it and not even known about it. Honda Aircraft has been test flying there since 2010.
Paul Dehnerts 1994 Corvette ZR-1s

Paul Dehnert's 1994 Corvette ZR-1s sell at 2011 Mecum Indy

The 1990-1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 effectively raised the bar for American high performance and with under 7,000 units made over the course of its 6-year run, it is also one of the more rare Corvettes - but the 2011 Mecum Indy Auction featured three red 1994 Corvette ZR-1s owned by the late collector Paul Dehnert.

Story of Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution the end of a Japanese icon

In 1992, a brand new Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution arrived in Mitsubishi dealerships. It was a fish out of water in a busy public traffic jam, but it’s a deer through the woods on a rally course. 19 years and ten versions later Mitsubishi has decided to stop production of its Rally Champion.

Landfill methane may be the next alternative fuel

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been promoting the Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP), to reduce methane emissions from landfills and encourage the beneficial use of landfill gas (LFG) as an energy resource. A company called Team Energy is now working with the City of St. Cloud FL to recover LFG from a closed landfill and convert it to natural gas for use in cars and trucks next year.

Charging the Nissan Leaf with solar power

His motives are as transparent as the California sky on a typical day, but Michael Powers is brilliantly marketing his solar power company by installing his products on his own home to show their practicality in charging his Nissan Leaf from power produced completely without any emissions. Powers is Co-founder and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Stellar Solar in Encinitas.