19th July 2013
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Cocktail Chatter: May 10, 2013 – Rumor Central

What cocktails go best with all this car chatter? Automobilemag.com is here to help with weekly recipes. Remember, this is for talking about cars, not driving — always designate a driver. We’re ready to hit the beach this weekend and take a pitcher of pineapple margaritas with us. Mix together two cups of silver tequila, Tuaca vanilla citrus liqueur, and fresh lime juice with two and a half cups of pineapple juice in a pitcher ...
14th July 2013
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Discussing the Tesla Model S Controversy, Diesels in the U.S. on New WOT Video

On this episode of Wide Open Throttle, Angus MacKenzie and other Motor Trend hosts discuss the Tesla Model S controversy stemming from a review in The New York Times after discussing the unexpected popularity of the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. Additionally, Ed Loh, Carlos Lago, Arthur St. Antoine and Mike Floyd ponder the possibility of diesel-powered sports cars in the U.S. The hosts begin by discussing the relevance of the F-150 SVT Raptor with its high ...
7th July 2013
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Electric Teamwork: Seven Carmakers Agree on Single EV Fast Charge Standard

With the rise of electric vehicles comes the risk of confusing methods to charge the batteries. Thankfully, seven automakers have collaborated and reached an agreement to standardize EV fast charging methods in the United States and Europe. The automakers include Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Porsche, and Volkswagen. All seven have agreed on one vehicle inlet/charging connector as well as the method in which the car communicates with the charging station. They also considered the ...
5th July 2013
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Renault-Nissan to Open New Research Office in Silicon Valley, Fourth Major Automaker in Area

Attention all college grads with an engineering degree (and a slight interest in cars): add the Renault-Nissan Alliance to your job hunting list of automotive companies that have been actively  seeking and hiring talent to fill engineering and technology jobs. The group announced that in a few weeks it will open its doors to a new research office in Silicon Valley, which is home to a number of high-tech giants. According to a prepared statement yesterday, ...
3rd July 2013
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Wheelies: The Bear Market Edition

Yuri Kochetkov/European Pressphoto Agency Lamborghini Urus, on display during the Moscow motor show on Aug. 29. In which we bring you motoring news from around the Web: • Bentley and Lamborghini, each having introduced ultraluxury crossover concepts in 2012, may be forced to sit on their production plans until economic conditions brighten for Volkswagen Group, the parent of the British and Italian marques. The Bentley EXP 9F and Lamborghini Urus concepts were officially introduced at the Geneva ...
2nd July 2013
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The Top Five Cars We Can’t Wait to Drive in 2012

The New Year promises to bring lots of automotive cheer and new sheet metal to Motor Trend’s garage. Below is a list of more than a dozen new vehicles slated to hit the market in 2012, which should be more than enough to keep us busy with drives, tests, and reviews. The Motor Trend staff was tasked with the difficult job of picking their top three cars from the list below that they can’t wait ...
28th June 2013
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2013 North American International Auto Show – Everything You Need to Know

We’re on the showroom floor of the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and will be covering all angles of the show. From vehicle unveils like the highly-anticipated 2014 Chevrolet C7 Corvette to our Reporter’s Notebook, we’ll be providing unsurpassed coverage of everything we come across. From this very spot, you can access all of our show coverage including vehicle ...
28th June 2013
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Hagerty predicts this year’s future classics

Hagerty Insurance, which specializes in covering cars already deemed classics, is out with its annual Hot List predicting this year's ten cars that will be future collectibles. Even though it stays under $100,000, it spans almost $74,000 in MSRPs starting with the $23,700 Ford Focus ST on the affordable end and peaking with the $97,395 SRT Viper. Other notables include the Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 427, what with 2013 being both the 60th anniversary of the brand ...
16th June 2013
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Staff Picks: The Best and Worst Cars We Drove in 2012

And just like that, we’re closing the book on 2012 and preparing to start 2013. Motor Trend staffers were lucky enough to drive a wide assortment of fantastic cars, with everything from the 74-hp Volkswagen Up! to the 691-hp Lamborghini Aventador passing through our garage. Of the hundreds of cars we’ve driven this year, these are the cars that stood out most to our editors in 2012, for better and for worse. Erick Ayapana, Associate Online ...
10th June 2013
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VW Reconsidering BlueSport Roadster? Here Are Our Top 5 Dream Mazda Miata Rivals

Is the Volkswagen BlueSport on-again or off-again? Last we checked the diesel-powered mid-engined roadster had been canned, but Volkswagen’s design chief recently hinted that VW is still interested in building a small sports car. With the Volkswagen in mind, we thought it would be fun to create a list of five automakers that should make a Mazda Miata rival. The recent BlueSport news comes from a recent interview between Auto Motor und Sport and VW design ...