Auto Shows

Here TorqueNews covers the international auto and motor shows.

A preview of the Ford Mustangs coming to the 2011 SEMA Show

So far, Ford Motor Company has offered up a look at the F Series pickups, the Explorers, the Foci and the Fiestas that will be decked out for the 2011 SEMA Show but since no performance show would be complete with the mighty Mustang – today we have a preview of the Ford muscle cars headed to the Las Vegas show next week.

A sneak peak at the Chevrolet Camaros coming to the 2011 SEMA Show

General Motors announced earlier this week that their small cars will have a major presence at the 2011 SEMA Show but the bread and butter of GM’s performance history is their V8 powered performance cars – some of which we get a preview of today in the form of the four Chevrolet Camaro models below.
Small Parts Inc. was well represented at The Battery Show 2011 in Novi, MI

Small Parts Inc. shows metal stamping capability at The Battery Show 2011

There have always been metal stamping companies in America’s industrial complex, but not all are adept at stamping parts and making custom assemblies at the same time. Small Parts Inc. showed enough of its capabilities at The Battery Show 2011 in Novi, Michigan to prove it is a company who can.
The Ram 392 Quick Silver

The Ram 392 Quick Silver headed to SEMA 2011 looking like the Ram SRT8

Earlier this year, I had a chance to speak with SRT CEO Ralph Gilles about the possibility of seeing an SRT-powered Ram in the future and while he couldn’t offer any future product plans, the Ram 392 Quick Silver coming to the 2011 SEMA Show could be a preview of “what could be” if Gilles’ SRT engineers were to build a Ram 1500 of their own.
The Dodge Challenger SRT8 ACR

The Dodge Challenger SRT8 ACR coming to the 2011 SEMA Show

Chrysler’s Mopar performance parts division always has a massive presence at the SEMA Show and 2011 will be no different, as the Mopar Underground team will unveil their Dodge Challenger SRT8 ACR – built almost entirely with parts from the Mopar catalog to pay homage to the incredible Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR that recently reclaimed the production car lap time record at the famed Nürburgring.
The Stitchcraft Explorer

The Ford Explorer to show its smooth side at SEMA 2011

Even though the new Ford Explorer’s unibody construction is viewed by some as being less than ideal for off-roading and other rigorous activities, Ford Motor Company is quick to point out just how capable their hot-selling SUV is but when the 2011 SEMA Show opens in Las Vegas, Ford will focus on featuring the smooth, street-going side of the full sized sport ute.
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Superlift Suspensions

A preview of the Ford trucks headed to the 2011 SEMA Show

The Ford F Series will surely be among the most widely featured vehicles at the 2011 SEMA Show among the many exhibitors but today, Ford offered up a preview of the bestselling trucks that they are bringing to their massive SEMA display with help from Superlift, Skyjacker, CGS Performance Products and Hulst Customs.
The Ford Fiesta ST Concept

A preview of the Ford Fiesta models headed to the 2011 SEMA Show

Yesterday we brought you a look at the lineup of customized 2012 Ford Focus models coming to the Ford display for the 2011 SEMA Show and today, we get a preview of the smaller Ford Fiesta hatchbacks headed to the huge Vegas convention – including the first good look at the new Fiesta ST Concept at a major US-based event.
The COBB Tuning Ford Focus

The new Ford Focus to have a heavy presence at SEMA 2011

The Ford Focus ST will arrive next year to show off the sportier side of the new C-segment hatch and sedan but when the 2011 SEMA Show opens in Las Vegas, show-goers will get a look at the spicy side of the current standard production Ford Focus with help from the likes of Roush Performance, 3d Carbon, Steeda, and Cobb Tuning.
Tesla Roadster at the BPI 2011 Ride and Drive

The Business of Plugging In 2011: Media drives EVs at Ride and Drive

The Business of Plugging In 2011, a Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Michigan held a Ride and Drive event on October 11 for the media. With representation by Eaton, GE, GM, Ford, Mercedes-Benz-AMP and Tesla, what are the best three combo-words to describe the experience?
Bob Weed and John Hipchen of Copper Development Assoc at BPI 2011

Copper Development Association scores well at The Business of Plugging In 2011

The Copper Development Association did more than just spread the word at The Business of Plugging In 2011 about the value of copper induction motors now used by Tesla Motors in their electric vehicles. It gave new insight to attendees of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) conference.
The Ford Vertrek Concept

The 2013 Ford Escape to offer two EcoBoost options

The next generation of the strong selling Ford Escape small SUV is expected to make its grand debut later this year at the 2011 LA Auto Show but yesterday, Ford Motor Company offered up some information on the upcoming ute – including the fact that it will be the first US model to offer two engine options featuring Ford’s EcoBoost technology.
The Los Angeles Auto Show trademark

2011 L.A. Auto Show to showcase progress in fuel efficiency

At the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, Green will go mainstream as almost every automaker there will trot out a solution for making vehicles run cleaner and use less fuel. Cars achieving over 40-mpg via gasoline or clean diesel have doubled, while. Some form of electrification is powering 25 percent more vehicles than at the last show.
Navistar uses the MAXFORCE

Navistar reports Super Truck accomplishments at 2011 DEER Conference

Through the DOE project, Navistar was to develop and demonstrate technologies to improve Class 8 truck and trailer aerodynamics, combustion efficiency, waste heat recovery, hybridization, idle reduction, and reduced rolling resistance tires. Day 1 at the 2011 DEER Conference provided the venue for an update.
The Chevrolet Camaro SSX

The Chevrolet Camaro could get a track-only Mustang Cobra Jet fighter

Rumors around the high performance muscle car world are indicating that when the 2011 SEMA Show opens, GM Performance Parts (GMPP) will unveil their new Stock Eliminator Chevrolet Camaro – a purpose built drag car that will help GM racers keep up with the likes of the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet and the Dodge Challenger V10 Drag Pak.

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