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New 2.0L Turbo Engine Boosts the Cadillac ATS

– 135 horsepower per liter among top-performing engines in the world – Compact ATS debuts at North American International Auto Show in Detroit DETROIT – A new high-performance 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine will debut in the all-new 2013 Cadillac ATS compact luxury sedan, which will be revealed at the 2012 North American International Auto Show […]

BMW TwinPower Turbos Take Two Spots on Ward’s 10 Best Engines List

New TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder joins repeat winner TwinPower Turbo Inline-6 Woodcliff Lake, NJ – BMW TwinPower Turbo technology takes two spots on Ward’s 2012 10 Best Engines Awards list. This year, the all-new 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder (N20) joins the repeat winner 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline-6 (N55). “TwinPower Turbo technology is a perfect example of […]

Mopar’s Top 10 List of Holiday Gift Ideas

For the auto enthusiast on your list, Mopar announced its top 10 list of holiday gift ideas. “With more than 280,000 parts and accessories, Mopar offers ultimate customization and personalization,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “And for convenience, many of our parts and accessories […]

Chevrolet Performance LSX454R is Ready to Rock the Strip

ORLANDO, Fla. – Chevrolet Performance announced the LSX454R crate engine – part number 19257880 – goes on sale in December 2011, just in time for the 2012 racing season. Rated at 750 horsepower and 680 lb.-ft. of torque, it’s the most powerful small-block V-8 engine ever engineered by Chevrolet and is designed expressly for the […]

General Motors: Fifth Generation Promises a Leaner and Meaner Small Block

New direct-injection combustion system to improve efficiency of Gen-V engines WIXOM, Mich. – A new direct-injection fuel system will help GM’s Gen-V small-block engine deliver greater fuel efficiency compared with the current generation. The fifth-generation small block is an all-new engine family that builds on the architectural and technology legacy of previous generations with greater […]

New ProCharger F-3 Series Blowers

With one of the largest engineering staffs in the industry, ProCharger is proud to announce the release of its new line of F3 superchargers. Our engineers have been hard at work in ProCharger’s aerodynamics test lab, developing three specific different designs: F-3A-121, F-3R-130, F-3R-136. These new ultra-efficient compressor and impeller designs will not only provide […]

Debut for Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet with Innovative Roof Concept

Market launch for the open air season 2012 Stuttgart – Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is doubling the driving fun to be had from the new 911 Carrera by putting a Cabriolet alongside the Coupé. The debut of the new generation of the sports car classic is being followed only a few months […]

Ready, Set, Go: Track Apps on 2013 Ford Mustang Gives Drivers Instant Performance Information

– 2013 Ford Mustang gets even more technology upgrades including Track Apps, which delivers performance metrics through a 4.2-inch LCD productivity screen. Designed with enthusiasts in mind, it measures g forces, shows acceleration times in quarter-mile and 0-60 increments, and displays braking times complete with automatic and countdown starts – Also new for 2013 Mustang […]

Video: America’s Favorite Classic Mustang – the ’65 Convertible – Returns with All-New Ford-Approved Body Shell

– The original Mustang – America’s favorite classic convertible – can now be assembled complete with all-new Ford-approved restoration parts – New first-generation Mustang body shells can be made into ’64½, ’65 or ’66 models, depending on the trim and powertrain that is installed during the rebuild – New ’65 Mustang body shells are made […]

Formula 1: Massa Fastest for Ferrari as Formula One Arrives in India

Ferrari driver Felipe Massa has set the fastest lap of the all-new Buddh International Circuit, with a time of 1m25.706s during the second free practice session this afternoon. The Brazilian used the P Zero Yellow soft tyre to set his fastest time, beating Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel by just 0.088s. For Friday’s two sessions, […]