Category Archives: performance

Lexus Premieres GS F Sedan at Detroit

Lexus today unveiled the 2016 GS F performance sedan, the latest model in line as it continues to stalk Mercedes-Benz and BMW sport sedans that own and define the expensive segment. Continue reading

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Cadillac CTS-V Debuts. V is for Very Fast and Expensive

With more horsepower and torque than the Mercedes-Benz 5.5-liter biturbo V8 and the BMW M-series 4.4-liter TwinPower (twin-turbo) V8, the new CTS-V is capable of 0-60 acceleration in 3.7 seconds. Continue reading

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Ford GT Returns. Le Mans Bound?

Ford would not confirm an endurance-racing program is underway, but it is virtually certain. Ford’s twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 raced to three wins in its first season of the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in 2014, including a win at the 12 Hours of Sebring, along with seven podiums and more than 15,000 endurance-racing miles. Continue reading

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2015 Corvette Data Recorder Lets You Spy

Owners of 2015 Chevrolet Corvettes can buy an optional Performance Data Recorder that lets you to spy on people. Continue reading

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Holy Toledo! 2015 Corvette Gets Eight-Speed Automatic

Chevy claims excellent shift times that rival the best dual-clutch designs of which ZF is the leading supplier. Porsche, of course, offers dual-clutch automatics and the new Corvette already outperforms Porsche models costing tens – or much more – thousands of dollars greater. Continue reading

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New Camaro Z/28 Priced at $75,000

The new 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 going on sale this spring has a suggested retail price of $75,000, including a $995 destination charge, but excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees. Only a single option, a $1,150 package that adds air conditioning and six audio speakers. The standard Z/28 includes one speaker. Continue reading

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Latest Hot Rod Body Released, a Ford 5-Window Coupe

The 1932 coupe represents one of the biggest auto trends of post-World War II – modifying vehicles and then cruising to the hamburger stands. Original pre-war Ford bodies are now rare and expensive if you can find one. Continue reading

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First Look – 2015 Ford Mustang

The 2015 Ford Mustang continues the current look with what’s said to be an all-new platform for the original pony car, but to the casual observer the Mustang will appear as a nice freshening with a new grille and taillights grafted onto the current car. Continue reading

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Chevrolet at SEMA. Horsepower and/or Bling Overkill?

Most, but not all, have parts available from Chevrolet dealers, allowing customers to personalize their new performance car with factory-engineered and validated components that match the performance and quality of original equipment and often keep the warranty intact. Continue reading

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Camaro Z/28 Beats Porsche 911 Lap Time at Nürburgring

A new 2014 Camaro Z/28 running at Germany’s Nürburgring road course posted a 7:37.40 lap time, Chevrolet says. This beats the best times for the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the Lamborghini Murcielago, among other expensive cars that cost much … Continue reading

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Chevrolet Camaro Performance Parts Released

Chevrolet Performance has released a large selection of factory-engineered performance parts and accessories for fifth-generation Camaro models, 2010 and newer. Many of these parts do not void the Camaro vehicle warranty if a Chevrolet dealer installs them, unlike aftermarket outlets. Continue reading

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2014 Chevrolet Camaro on Sale in Europe at Year End

A refreshed 2014 Camaro Convertible will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, along with the coupe shown last spring in New York. Continue reading

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Ferrari 458 Speciale Debuts at Frankfurt Motor Show

Ferrari debuts the 458 Speciale, a performance version of its already fast and technically sophisticated V8 powered 458 Italia and Spider models at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Continue reading

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Jaguar E-type on First Class Royal Mail Stamp

The Jaguar E-type known for its sleek shape and 150 mph performance is being celebrated on one of three new First Class postage stamps launched today by the Royal Mail. The stamp shows a 1961 Series One Jaguar E-type roadster, aka XK-E, in red as one of a set of six classic British motor cars. The E-type was an instant hit when it was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1961. Purists will question why the stamp doesn’t picture an E in British Racing Green. Continue reading

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Prototype NSX Laps Mid-Ohio Race Track

A prototype Acura NSX lapped the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington before the running of the Honda Indy 200. The debut was a deliberate attempt to garner publicity in the state where the NSX is being developed and will … Continue reading

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