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‘Best Balanced Cars on Earth’ – New Porsche Cayman and Boxster Siblings Scoop ‘Car of the Year’ in 2013 Vehicle Dynamics International Awards

- All-new Porsche duo wows VDI’s biggest-ever international jury – 29 judges from 19 countries – Ford’s dynamicists scoop two prestigious awards 2013 Award Winners: – Car of the Year: Porsche Boxster/Cayman – Dynamics Team of the Year: Ford – Dynamicist of the Year: David Put, Ford TeamRS – Innovation of the Year: RaceActive Chassis […]

A Perennial Favorite: Dodge Challenger Wins Second Consecutive “Shopper’s Choice Award”

- 2013 Dodge Challenger named “Shopper’s Choice,” representing their favorite car of the year – Online shoppers activity for Challenger, combined with it grabbing the most votes from Facebook fans in the final round earned it the title Auburn Hills, Mich. – Representing the voice of millions of shoppers who visit, the Dodge […]

Next-Generation Chevrolet Camaro to Be Built in the U.S.

GM announced today the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro will be assembled at the Lansing Grand River (LGR) Assembly Plant in Lansing, Michigan. This decision is based on a comprehensive business case. Lower capital investment and improved production efficiencies were key factors in the business case. The Camaro is the only rear-wheel drive (RWD) vehicle built at […]

Autoweek Announces Porsche Boxster S and Mercedes-Benz GL as Winners of the 2013 Best of the Best Car and Truck Awards

DETROIT — Autoweek editors announced the Porsche Boxster S and Mercedes-Benz GL as the car and truck winners at the 2013 Best of the Best awards presentation. Editor Wes Raynal revealed the winners and presented Best of the Best trophies to representatives from the winning auto manufacturers. “It was a tough call to make this […]

Ford Racing Debuts New Global Motorsport Identifier

- Ford transforming its product lineup with global vehicles that bring together the best attributes from around the world – Global product strategy is reflected in new identifier to appear on Ford-powered race cars around the world LAS VEGAS – From the original 999 of 1901 through the Le Mans winning GT40s of the 1960s […]

Barrett-Jackson’s Steve Davis To Honor 50 Years Of Shelby American

The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™ President will be Featured Guest Speaker at Shelby American 50th Anniversary Celebration East SCOTTSDALE, AZ. – Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, is pleased to announce that its President, Steve Davis, has been selected to be a featured guest speaker at the Shelby American 50th Anniversary […]

Chevy IndyCar Engine Offers Promise for Passenger Cars

BorgWarner honors Mark Kent, Matt Wiles for 2.2L twin-turbo, direct injection engine DETROIT – The unbeaten track performance of the new Chevrolet IndyCar V-6 engine is bringing acclaim to the engineers who created it and hope for its significant technology to find its way into passenger cars. Engineers Mark Kent and Matt Wiles, along with […]

Chevrolet Announces New SS Performance Sedan

Will compete in 2013 NASCAR and arrive in showrooms as 2014 model DETROIT – Chevrolet announced the return of a V-8 powered, rear-wheel-drive performance sedan to the U.S. lineup, the Chevrolet SS. The SS will also be Chevrolet’s next NASCAR Sprint Cup racecar and will debut in its race configuration at the 2013 Daytona 500. […]

Motor City Moms Make Their Marks on the Chevrolet Malibu

Mom engineers’ unique skills, insights enhance Chevrolet’s first global midsize sedan DETROIT – What can unite a blue-haired, roller derby jammer; a crash expert; an organic gardener with specially trained hearing skills, and a Harvard master’s degree candidate with a patent for lighting technology? In addition to being engineers and moms, they all bring expertise […]

Porsche Engineering Takes Over Proving Ground in Italy

Stuttgart/Nardò – In May 2012, the Porsche Engineering Group will be taking over responsibility for the Nardò Technical Center automotive proving ground in Apulia in southern Italy from Prototipo SpA. With more than 80 years experience in engineering services, the hundred per cent subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, will be further […]