Archive | June, 2008

BMW Motorsport to revive M1 Procar Series for one last run

If you haven’t noticed already, we’re not to big here on reporting F1 news. But when that F1 news is this big, we have to set aside some time and give you an inside on what’s going on the world of motorsports. BMW announced today that it will be reviving the M1 Procar series for […]

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Audi presents two R8s as DTM safety car and an R8 racing taxi

Audi announced today that it handed over two 420-hp mid-engine R8s two the German Motorsport Association for the ‘Norisring Speed Weekend.’ The two Audi R8s were prepared specifically for use as the official DTM safety car for the first time by quattro GmbH.  ”There were not many modifications required, though, because the R8 possesses the […]

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Pontiac G8 Sport Truck may still get the ‘El Camino’ badge

It was reported last month that Pontiac is down to 10 names after asking the public to vote on the name for the new 2010 Pontiac G8 Sport Truck. Spokesman Brian Shipman at the time said that ‘El Camino’ is most likely axed from the options due to internal conflict between Chevrolet and Pontiac over […]

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Tax incentives for hybrids are disappearing

Popular hybrids sold in the U.S. either no longer qualify for tax breaks or are about to see them cut very sharply. Starting tomorrow, the Honda Civic Hybrid will see a cut in tax credit from $1,050 to $525. Toyota Prius and the Camry Hybrid saw their $3,150 tax credits disappear last fall. The Prius […]

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Chrysler to halt minivan production and cut truck shift at St. Louis

Chrysler announced today that it is indefinitely halting production at its St. Louis South minivan plant starting October 31. Also, beginning September 2nd, Chrysler will also cut production at its St. Louis North truck plant to one shift. Chrysler’s Tom LaSorda also said that it is not likely that the plants will repoen. “We see […]

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Ford talking to Renault to sell Volvo… again

We can just imagine Ford spokesmen getting calls with reporters on the other end going “Hey, we hear you guys are selling Volvo. Is it true?” After which the spokesman takes a heavy breath and goes “No damn it! We’ve told you all about a thousand times that we’re focused on improving the Volvo brand; not […]

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Tesla promises sub-$30,000 electric car within 4 years

Alright – let’s go back-to-back Tesla here. Just right now we told you that Tesla Motors has confirmed plans to build an electric-sedan dubbed the Tesla Model S. Pricing expected to be around $60,000, which is much cheaper than the $109,000 Tesla Roadster. Nonetheless, that may still be a little steep for those looking to […]

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Tesla Model S electric sedan confirmed, $60k gets you 225 miles

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger helped Tesla Motors announce today that the company has chosen to build a manufacturing plant in the Bay Area for its new electric sedan, the Tesla Model S. Schwarzenegger currently owns the $109,00 Tesla Roadster which gets 227 miles on one charge with a 0-60 time of 3.9 seconds and a top […]

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Video: Quantum of Solace trailer shows Aston Martin DBS in action

We’ve seen numerous spy shots of the new Bond movie “Quantum of Solace,” and now Sony Pictures has revealed the first official trailer. A lot went into making “Quantum of Solace” including three Aston Martin DBS’s that we’ve counted; one that plunged into a lake in northern Italy, one during a car chase scene that […]

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Mazda3 Concept leaked – or are they just photoshops?

Some are calling these pictures ‘photo renderings’ while some are saying these are ‘official’ pictures from Mazda that have been leaked over the internet. Nonetheless. these Mazda3 concept pictures or renderings are supposed to give us a hint of what the next-generation compact Mazda is supposed to look like. Design seems to be very much […]

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