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The Camaro ZL1 with John Fitzpatrick

Exclusive interview with 2012 Camaro ZL1 marketing manager John Fitzpatrick at the 2011 LA Auto Show

Ahead of the LA Auto Show whereby press days start tomorrow, Torque News Editor-in-Chief, Armen Hareyan, spent some quality time at the Chevrolet J Lounge for an interview with John Fitzpatrick, Marketing Manager for Chevrolet Performace Cars that includes the Chevolet Camaro and Corvette. He spoke specifically about the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
The 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca

The 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 to debut at the 2011 LA Auto Show

Even though the modern Boss 302 Mustang is less than a year old, Ford Motor Company has refreshed the 2013 Mustang Boss 302 and Boss 302 Laguna Seca with a refreshed exterior design featuring a paint scheme and graphics to pay homage to the 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 that Parnelli Jones’ piloted to a Trans Am series championship.
The 2013 Ford Mustang GT

The 2013 Ford Mustang gets a new look, the 2013 Mustang GT gets more power

We have seen spyshots, we have seen teasers and this morning, we all get our first official look at the slightly refreshed 2013 Ford Mustang that is set to debut tomorrow at the 2011 LA Auto Show – which not only gets a few new features but Ford has upped the power of their 5.0L V8 in the 2013 Mustang GT to 420 horsepower.
Four teasers of the 2013 Ford Mustang

The rest of the 2013 Ford Mustang teaser images revealed online

Just this morning we brought you the news of Ford Motor Company teasing the 2013 Ford Mustang on one of their official company Facebook pages and now we have a look at that four-quadrant image with all four of the tightly cropped images cleared up courtesy of the folks at MustangEvolution.com – which offers a first look at the gauge cluster and the taillights of the 2013 Mustang.
Teases of the 2013 Ford Mustang

Ford slowly teases the 2013 Ford Mustang and 2013 Boss 302 on Facebook

While spyshots of the 2013 Ford Mustang and 2013 Mustang GT have left little to the imagination, the folks at Ford Motor Company are slowly offering a quartet of tightly cropped teaser shots on one of the company’s Facebook pages – so far offering the world a look at the grille of the 2013 Mustang Boss 302 and headlight of the refreshed pony car with two more images on the way.

The Dodge Challenger SRT8 ACR drops at SEMA 2011

The Chrysler Group’s Mopar performance and aftermarket division always brings out some great concept vehicles to the SEMA Show and 2011 was no different with the biggest splash being made by the Dodge Challenger SRT8 ACR – designed to pay homage to the Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR that has recently reclaimed the Nürburgring production car lap time record.
The CP-E and RevoZport built BMW 1 Series M Coupe

CP-E and RevoZport murder out the 1 Series M Coupe for SEMA

The new BMW 1 Series M Coupe is one of the sexiest compacts on the road today but at the 2011 SEMA Show, Custom Performance Engineering and RevoZport brought out an all-matte-black 1 Series M Coupe fitted with a variety of CP-E performance products to make it as great as it looks with the new 1M Raze P450 kit.
Bosch webpage at www.bosch.com

Bosch to host Power of Innovation media event today

Torque News along with other media organizations have been invited to join Bosch on Nov. 7, 2011, as the company brings together its leadership to address the latest market trends and technological advancements that will impact the car buying consumer – everything from smart navigation and driver assistance systems to estimates on the U.S. market penetration for diesels and hybrids.
From the show car room at Lotus Engineering in Sterling Heights, MI

Lotus Engineering cues media on future of automobiles with Technical Press Workshop

In a rare private workshop following the week of The Battery Show 2011, Lotus Engineering brought together a small group of journalists to its Sterling Heights, Michigan office for a Technical Press Workshop, a review of its technologies that will define the cars of the future.
The Ford Focus ST-R at the 2011 SEMA Show

The Ford Focus ST-R coming to a track near you

The Ford Focus ST-R, a thoroughbred production-based Focus racer, is in the works for small car speedsters and will be displayed at the Los Angeles Auto Show November 18-27. The globally focused racer will soon be ready for action and available for purchase. The Focus ST-R is technically based on Ford’s Focus racecar development program aimed at professionals, amateurs and track-day enthusiasts.
Richard Petty with his new Signature Series Ford Mustang GT

The Richard Petty Garage Signature Series Ford Mustang GT debuts at SEMA

While Richard Petty’s name is best associated with being a dominating force in the world of NASCAR racing, The King recently began offering high performance muscle cars and at the 2011 SEMA Show, Petty’s Garage launched their first Ford product in the form of the 2011 Ford Mustang GT Signature Series.
The Ram 392 Quick Silver

The Ram 392 at SEMA could be the next SRT pickup in 7 easy steps

Among the many high performance models at the Mopar display at the 2011 SEMA Show was the Ram 392 Quick Silver - a Ram 1500 equipped with the 6.4L Hemi from the current SRT8 lineup and while this truck is just an “image vehicle“, Mopar points out just how easy it was to make this truck, perhaps suggesting how easy it could be for Ralph Gilles’ SRT Group to offer a new high performance pickup.
RM500 Genesis Coupe

Rhys Millen brings a 5.0L powered Hyundai Genesis Coupe to SEMA

Leading up to the 2011 SEMA Show, the good people at Hyundai informed the world that racer/builder Rhys Millen would be bringing something special to the Las Vegas show and when the sheet was pulled away from this mystery car we were introduced to the RM500 - a Hyundai Genesis Coupe powered by the 5.0L Tau V8 from the Genesis Sedan.

Chip Foose helps WD40, SEMA charities unveil new custom Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

Last week we brought you the news that WD40 and the SEMA Cares charity group would be offering up a new vehicle that would be auctioned off with the help of the good people at the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction to benefit children’s charities and yesterday, the new 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 WD40 SEMA Cares vehicle met the world.
The Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Concept

GM rolls out a life sized Camaro Hot Wheels model at the 2011 SEMA Show

While General Motors devoted a huge portion of their 2011 SEMA Show display to their sporty new compact Chevy Sonic. The Chevrolet Camaro was also out in full force with one of the most impressive versions being the gorgeous green-chrome unit shown on the right - designed in the style of a vintage Hot Wheels racer.
The official photo from med.gm.com of SEMA Hottest Car, Camaro

GM pride beams as SEMA Show awards Chevrolet Camaro hottest car status

With Torque News’ senior editor, Patrick Rall, having a great time in Las Vegas already covering the SEMA Show, it's time to see what the OEMs are reporting from their end here in Detroit area. Well, it looks like the Chevrolet Camaro as "hottest car" now makes the brand even more proud as General Motors’ poster boy.
The new Chevy Camaro COPO Concept

GM introduces the Chevrolet Camaro COPO Concept ahead of SEMA

Today, the folks at General Motors invited members of the media to attend a preview of their 2011 SEMA Show concept vehicles including the modified Camaros, Corvettes and Sonics that we brought you last week but after the GM execs were done talking about those concepts, the newest Camaro Concept roared to life in the form of the new Chevrolet Camaro COPO Concept.
2012 goowood festival of speed

"Young Guns- Born to Win" is theme for 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed

The 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed theme, which will take place from June 28th- July 1st, is “Young Guns – Born to Win.” The theme will highlight drivers, riders, designers and engineers whose immense talent and insatiable thirst for speed shocked the establishment, immediately vaulting them into the spotlight.

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