According to reports, it is possible that some Formula 1 teams will race through the entire 2009 season without using a KERS system.Read more
Recently fired Elliott Sadler will probably remain with the newly-form team Petty/GEM after having reportedly reached an agreement, which will see him in one of the team’s car for 2009.Read more
Rising star Brad Keselowski will finally be fully sponsored for the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship, as GoDaddy.com announced Wednesday that it will continue on with Dale Earnhardt Jr Nationwide team, JR Motorsports.Read more
Auto123.com had revealed that a plan to merge Petty Enterprises with Gillett Evernham Motorsports was in the works and it is now a deal done.Read more
It’s not nearly as athletic as some of the more modern rear-wheel-drive coupes we’ve driven recently, but then again, the Mustang is much easier to drive.
At first glance, I thought that our red test car priced out at $29,520, and I said to myself, “Yeah, that’s about right for this V-8 pony car.” But then I looked farther down the spec sheet and realized that the as-tested price is actually $36,210! And I immediately thought of the all-new, 2009 Nissan 370Z, a much more modern car that is similarly priced (starts at $30K, easily rises to mid- or high 30s with options). I realize that, to Mustang fans, comparing these two cars is an apples-to-oranges affair. But let’s face it: they’re both rear-wheel-drive, two-door sports cars that are accessible to the common man, so they’re worth considering side by side. And for my $30,000 – or $36,000 – I’d take the tight and taut Nissan over the live-axle, old-tech Mustang any day. However, the new Mustang just debuted at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. Once I drive it, perhaps I’ll change my mind.
General Motors has found no interested buyers for Saab, sources familiar with efforts to sell the Swedish brand say.Read more
Better Place will be installing a network of battery charging and battery exchange stations in Hawaii and plans to have them in operation by 2012.
While Hawaii has long welcomed eco-tourists to its shores, the state’s motto “Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono,” can now assume new meaning. The phrase translated means, “The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness.” Since so many environmental leaders view their role in this world as righteous, they should be applauding the state’s recent move to allow a private company to begin installing an infrastructure to support EV-motoring. The state expects to have multiple battery charging and battery exchange stations in operation by 2012.
Yes, that’s a shot of Detroit. In January. Inside Cobo Hall. Where the 2009 auto show is just days away.Read more
The 2010 Buick LaCrosse brings everything we liked about the Invicta concept to production- except, of course, the name.
We hadn’t much hope for Buick‘s reinvention, seeing as most concept cars from the stodgy division were either pie-in-the-sky convertibles or coupes with gullwing doors. That changed last year, when the General unveiled a concept at the 2008 Shanghai auto show. Called Invicta, it was a mid-size sedan that was both clean and contemporary – adjectives not used on a Buick since the 1995 Riviera. Better yet? We were told it was close to production.
Update: Click here to watch video of the Buick LaCrosse: http://miad.autoweek.com/vidcast/2010_buick_lacrosse.m4vRead more
Manchester United footballer Christiano Ronaldo walks away from high speed crash in his Ferrari 599.Read more
The 2010 Bentley Continental GTC Speed is the latest addition to Bentley’s high-performance Continental line.
Those of you who read our magazine religiously might recall the time columnist Ezra Dyer raced – and beat – a FedEx truck from New York City to Miami. In a Bentley Continental GTC. It was, he concluded, “a car that fell out of the awesome tree and hit every branch on the way down.” It appears the awesome tree has since grown a few more branches: meet the Bentley Continental GTC Speed.
Unlike British local authorities, whose plans to tax high-CO2 car drivers by charging them more for registering vehicles and parking them are facing a growing backlash, the city of Tokyo plans to exempt taxes on next-generation ‘green’ vehicles such as electric cars and plug-in hybrids once they go on sale.Read more
Car sales in the Czech Republic rose 4.7% in 2008 according to the local association of car importersRead more
A London borough, Richmond, plans to boost parking prices by about 25% for higher CO2 emitting vehicles.Read more
Nissan Motor will participate in ITS-Safety 2010, a large-scale test of future automotive intelligent transportation systems, with four advanced safety prototype vehicles.Read more
Tofas, a joint venture between Fiat and local firm Koc, has said it has laid off 657 workers amid poor demand for cars.Read more
General Motors on Wednesday launched a nationwide test program that gives 90 million credit union members access to the company’s Credit Union Member Discount Program with participating GM dealers.Read more
Ford Motor Co. and Microsoft Corp. are adding navigation and information features to their Sync system in an effort to stay ahead of rivals’ telematics offerings.Read more
Nissan Europe, which has just axed 1,200 jobs at its UK plant, said earlier that sales last month fell 25.6% year on year to 36,646 units though market share improved to 2.7% from 2.5%.Read more