After getting roughed up by Congress and the national media while seeking bailouts, the Detroit 3 are focusing advertising and public relations efforts on rehabilitating their tattered images.Read more
What online racing needed was a major league sanctioning body. In 2008, it finally got one-iRacing.com Motorsports Simulations, a software developer that’s not only created the most authentic consumer-level racing simulation ever released but has also fashioned a framework to foster and police the growth of a full spectrum of virtual racing series.
Nearly ten years ago, in these pages, I pontificated that online racing-that is, virtual racing, over the Internet, against other human beings-was about to become The Next Big Thing in motorsports. As predictions go, this one rates up there with howlers such as “Personal computers? Who needs ’em?” and “That Jobs kid won’t ever amount to anything.”
Channeling its aircraft bloodlines, Saab is launching a premium edition of the 9-5 sedan and wagon at the Detroit auto show.Read more
Ford Motor Co. said today that its Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan hybrid sedans have been certified by the EPA at 41 mpg city/36 highway. The ratings put the hybrids’ fuel economy at the front of the mid-sized pack, Ford said in a statement.Read more
Volkswagen Credit will stop offering leases and balloon loans on certified used VW vehicles next month. The new restrictions are designed to reduce VW Credit’s losses in the volatile credit market.Read more
With unique looks and tuned engine, Maserati’s new Quattroporte Sport GT S is fastest Maserati saloon yet built.Read more
All the news and new cars that made the headlines in 2008. Plus, a round-up of all 180 cars road tested over in past twelve months.Read more
We can thank advertising for our belief that crankcase oil loses its efficacy after only 3,000 miles.
We can thank advertising for our belief that crankcase oil loses its efficacy after only 3,000 miles. Sure, if you driving style is purely short trips (so the engine never warms) in harsh climates (extreme heat/cold plus dust), and you rev the wee out of your motor from the moment you key the ignition, you may need to change your oil every 3,000 miles.
V10-powered R8 takes a bow while PlayStation star which wowed Paris Motor Show becomes a reality.Read more
Blue oval takes a bow as we gather together all of its performance machines for a mega back-to-back test.Read more
We hit the tarmac in earnest to find out which new star would become our Performance Car of the Year.Read more
Sprinkled in among the resto-mods, classic cars and a Ford Tri-Motor airplane that cross the block at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., in January will be some pieces of General Motors history.Read more
A Hawaiian Chevrolet dealer got a little more than he bargained for when he tried to crush the foreign competition–literally.Read more
Our highlights of next year’s top SUVs and MPVs…Read more
The small car class looks set to offer plenty of choice next year.Read more
Wraps come off British baby’s rugged big brother, while legendary VW gets ready to turn up the temperature…Read more
Models to get your pulse racing in the new year.Read more
Practical hatchbacks and saloons set for shake-up in 2009Read more