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  • General Motors Restructures

    11/28/2018 3:40:51 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 74 replies
    National Review ^ | November 28, 2018
    Faced with the bad news from GM — which is discontinuing several passenger-car lines, shuttering five North American factories, and laying off thousands of workers — President Donald Trump responded with his habitual bluster, telling GM they “better damn well open a new plant” in Ohio, and boasting that he was “very tough” on the automaker’s CEO. As is often the case, President Trump’s bluster is unhelpful. General Motors almost certainly is doing the right thing, as painful as that is going to be for the workers who lose their jobs and for the communities that had relied on —...
  • GM will no longer make these 6 cars

    11/26/2018 4:47:20 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 120 replies
    channel3000 ^ | Nov. 26, 2018 | PETER VALDES-DAPENA
    General Motors will end production of six sedans by the end of 2019. North American customers want SUVs, crossovers, hatchbacks and trucks. Sedans have fallen out of favor. As GM (GM) adjusts to changing customer behavior it is also planning ahead for the future. The company announced massive layoffs and is closing five North American facilities as it transitions to self-driving, electric cars of the future. The soon-to-be closed plants mean GM will no longer make these cars: Buick LaCrosse January - September sales: 13,409, down 14.2% The LaCrosse is a large car built by a brand that was a...
  • How Hyundai Motor, once a rising star, lost its shine

    11/12/2018 4:27:17 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 4, 2018 / 5:13 PM | Hyunjoo Jin, Ben Klayman, Yilei Sun
    At a near-empty Hyundai Motor (005380.KS) showroom in the Chinese mega city of Chongqing, the store manager is grumbling about his shortage of customers and a lack of bigger, cheaper SUV models popular in the world’s largest auto market. Even with discounting of as much as 25 percent, his dealership was selling barely a hundred vehicles a month, said the manager surnamed Li. A nearby Nissan (7201.T) dealership was selling about 400 vehicles a month, a store manager there said. “The sales are simply poor,” Li told Reuters. “Look at the Nissan store next door, they have tens of customers...
  • General Motors proposed nationwide mandate for electric vehicles

    10/27/2018 8:38:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 26, 2018 | Joe Williams
    The Detroit-based company's proposal, modeled after a California program the Trump administration is seeking to undermine, would mandate that manufacturers garner an escalating percentage of total vehicle sales from automobiles powered by electricity or hydrogen fuel cells.
  • Vanity: OK have had the Jeep for a While, Time to Find My Old People Car

    10/21/2018 2:48:48 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 172 replies
    10.21.18 | chickensoup
    chickensoup buys another car. Vanity: OK have had the Jeep for a While, Time to Find My Old People Car After talking with you wonderful ones here at FR I bought a Sahara Altitude 2015 just coming off of lease. I have had it for over 18 months,bought at mileage 28K and now it is 52K and I am thinking it is time for a more practical car. I will be doing more like 18K per year from now on. It is supposedly worth 27-29 thousand and I am hoping to flip it without a car payment. So I am...
  • Second Spin: The Mazda Rotary Engine Will Return

    10/02/2018 10:01:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 2, 2018 | Andrew Moseman
    The rumor is now a fact: Mazda announced today that it would bring back the legendary rotary engine, though not as the main powerplant of a car. Instead, a version of the rotary will act as a range extender in one of two electric vehicles the brand will debut for 2020. As Popular Mechanics noted in our recent feature about the story and legacy of the Wankel rotary, the engine hasn't been featured in a car since the Mazda RX-8 was canceled in 2018. But there have been rays of hope for the rotary faithful. Specifically, rumors swirled earlier this...
  • Japanese hypercar that hits 0-60mph in UNDER two seconds, has 430 horsepower [tr]

    10/01/2018 9:53:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 1, 2018 | Tim Stickings
    Pre-orders have begun for the first models of a £3.1million electric car which its makers claim can accelerate from 0 to 60 in less than two seconds. The futuristic Aspark Owl, manufactured by a Japanese company, is going on display at the Paris Motor Show this week. At the launch the car's creators said it would have 430 horsepower, weigh less than 1,900 pounds - similar to an average dairy cow and less than half a typical white rhino - and accelerate to sixty in just two seconds. Customers will be able to put down their first £890,000 (€1 million)...
  • 16 Best Luxury Convertibles Of 2018: Photos And Details

    09/15/2018 3:21:42 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 38 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 05 September 2018 | Nate Parsons
    Beautiful photos of beautiful cars in beautiful settings. For best viewing - click "Full Screen" just below the right hand corner of the first photo.
  • At Jerry Brown's climate summit, one deadline will overshadow all the others

    09/11/2018 11:28:41 AM PDT · by Innovative · 48 replies
    LA Times ^ | Sept. 11, 2018 | Evan Halper
    The political leaders coming from around the world for Gov. Jerry Brown’s climate action summit this week will grapple with a lot of urgent deadlines to drive down emissions, but one date is especially exasperating. It is 2035 — the year advocates aim to kill off production of gasoline and diesel powered vehicles.
  • Woman trying to run across I-35 in high heels dies, hit-and-run suspect charged

    09/07/2018 12:54:11 PM PDT · by bgill · 24 replies
    CBS Austin ^ | Sept., 6, 2018 | CBS Austin
    Police have identified a woman killed when she tried to run across an I-35 frontage road in high heels in an alleged hit-and-run crash in Downtown Austin. According to the arrest affidavit, 21-year-old Felipe Hernandez is charged with failure to stop and render aid, a third-degree felony...A responding officer to the collision was told by the victim's sister that they were walking back from the bar Terminal 6 when a man asked if the woman could run fast in heels. The woman said she could, and before her sister could stop her, she ran across the road and almost made...
  • Charleston (W.Va.) Police Officer Accused of Leaving Kids in Hot Car

    08/28/2018 11:07:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    WOWK TV NEWS 13 ^ | August 29, 2018 | WOWK
    KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A Charleston Police Officer has been accused of leaving his two young sons in a hot car in a parking lot. According to the criminal complaint, Daniel Goffreda, 32, of Poca, WV, has been charged with two counts of Child Neglect Creating Risk of Injury. The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office says Goffreda drove to a Kroger in the Cross Lanes area on Sunday, Agust 26th, 2018 with his 2-year-old and 5-year-old sons in the car.
  • Could Tesla Thrive, Or Even Survive, Without Elon Musk?

    08/28/2018 3:54:02 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 22 replies ^ | 08-28-2018 | Jon
    While Tesla, Inc., will be staying on the stock market instead of securing private financing, a much larger question has come up: Will the electric carmaker’s future depend entirely on CEO Elon Musk? An in-depth interview this month with the New York Times, along with sudden moves by Musk like leaking the potential private equity deal August 7 on Twitter, has caused great concerns among Tesla board members. Some of the board would like to explore options such as searching for a No. 2 executive to even out some of Musk’s power — and to take some of the pressure...
  • Hennessey's 1600-HP Venom F5 Engine Is Two Massive Turbos With a V8 Attached

    08/28/2018 6:38:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | August 27, 2018 | Brian Silvestro
    Hennessey revealed the Venom F5 last year at SEMA as a replacement for its wildly powerful Venom GT. While it was said to be making 1600 horsepower, we weren't sure how. Now, we know: A fully custom V8 with a pair of absolutely gargantuan turbochargers. This thing looks ridiculous. Let's get specs out of the way first. The engine is claimed to push out 1600 horsepower at 7200 RPM, and 1300 lb-ft of torque at 4400 RPM. Unlike the Venom GT's engine, which is based on a Chevy LS V8, a Hennessey spokesperson tells us this one is totally bespoke....
  • 'Little Red' 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 found after 50 years, could be worth millions

    08/18/2018 5:08:24 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 124 replies
    Fox News ^ | 18 Aug 18 | By Gary Gastelu
    Seek and ye shall find. Eventually. A legendary Ford Mustang that many thought was destroyed 50 years ago has been discovered rotting away in a Texas field. And it could be worth millions. Affectionately called Little Red, the 1967 model was an experimental car that Ford loaned to Carrol Shelby to use as a test bed for the development of performance parts. Little Red and a later car, unofficially known as the Green Hornet, were the only two Shelby GT 500 notchback coupes of their era, each sporting a snazzy vinyl roof. Shelby’s crew tinkered with the cars, trying...
  • Turkey raises tariffs on several US products

    08/15/2018 12:23:32 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/8/18
    Turkey announced this morning its intention to raise tariffs on several products imported from the United States, including cars, alcohol and tobacco. .....
  • The Porsche 919 Evo Just Obliterated the Nurburgring Record With a 5:19.55 Lap Time

    08/14/2018 6:41:06 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 66 replies
    Road and Track ^ | 29 Jun, 2018 | Chris Perkins
    Last year, I wrote a story about Stefan Bellof's 6:11.13 Nürburgring lap time set back in 1983 in a Porsche 956. I said it was a record that would remain unchallenged unless Porsche took its 919 LMP1 car to the 'Ring. That's exactly what it's done. Running a 5:19.55 around the famous Nordschleife, the Porsche 919 Evo driven by Timo Bernhard just obliterated the all-time record. That's 51.58 seconds faster than Bellof's time, which is almost hard to believe. Onboard footage from Bernhard's lap, which you can see below, doesn't even look like real-life, but it is. Unlike Bellof's 1983...
  • Ford celebrates its 10 MILLIONTH Mustang with a parade of the iconic sports cars

    08/11/2018 7:22:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/09/18 | Nic White
    Ford marked production of the 10 millionth Mustang with celebrations at its headquarters and at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant where the iconic sports car is made. A parade of Mustangs from 1964 to the present day rolled into the parking lot at the Dearborn headquarters before making the 30-minute drive - complete with police escort - to the Flat Rock complex. There the 62 cars were parked to spell out '10,000,000' with the commas represented by the first Mustang produced and the 10 millionth - a 2019 Wimbledon White GT V8 six-speed manual convertible.
  • Classic car collectors brace for a Trump auto tariffs crash.

    08/08/2018 6:14:48 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 37 replies
    CBS Money Watch ^ | August 8, 2018 | Rachael Layne
    The Trump administration's proposed auto and auto part tariffs may claim an unexpected casualty: The more than 20 million Americans who spend an estimated $1.5 billion annually on classic and antique cars, trucks and motorcycles, according to specialized insurer Hagerty Group. Though many classic car sales are by wealthy collectors and cost in the tens of millions, the average classic vehicle's value is less than $35,000, according to Hagerty Group.
  • Trump proposes car-mileage rollback; states sue in protest

    08/02/2018 6:06:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 97 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 02, 2018 7:11 PM EDT | Ellen Knickmeyer and Tom Krisher
    Citing safety, the Trump administration on Thursday proposed rolling back car-mileage standards, backing away from years of government efforts to cut Americans’ trips to the gas station and reduce unhealthy, climate-changing tailpipe emissions. If the proposed rule becomes final, it could roil the auto industry as it prepares for new model years and weaken one of the federal government’s chief weapons against climate change — regulating emissions from cars and other vehicles. The result, opponents say, will be dirtier air and more pollution-related illness and death. The proposal itself estimates it could cost tens of thousands of jobs — auto...
  • Car tariffs (vanity)

    07/06/2018 8:23:06 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 26 replies
    I looked it up. The EU puts a 10% tariff on American cars. The United States puts a 2.5% tariff on EU cars. In what universe is that fair? Trump should address the nation, and hold up a poster with that data on it. People would come over to his side hugely. Why doesn't he do that? (And no, tweets don't count. The average American voter doesn't read political tweets.)