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The subcompact Venue is Hyundai’s newest, cheapest crossover

By Ronnie Schreiber | April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bookending the Hyundai Palisade full-size SUV introduced a few months ago, the Korean automaker filled in the slot at the other end of the SUV market with the world debut of the subcompact Venue, today at the New York International Auto Show. The entry-level SUV wears Hyundai’s new face, first seen on the Kona, and … Continue reading “The subcompact Venue is Hyundai’s newest, cheapest crossover”

How Buick’s little aluminum V-8 saved Britain’s bacon

By Don Sherman | April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Like the kid who flunked fifth grade and then grew up to become a decent stockbroker, the troubled youth of GM’s 215-cubic-inch (3.5 liter) aluminum V-8 didn’t hinder its fruitful life. Born in 1961, this resilient engine introduced turbocharging to production cars but failed to earn a sufficient U.S. audience, whereupon it was sent to … Continue reading “How Buick’s little aluminum V-8 saved Britain’s bacon”

Lincoln’s slick Corsair flirts with boomers, escapes its predecessor

By Jack Baruth | April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s easier to write a long letter than it is to write a short one—and it’s easier to make a big luxury car than it is to make a small one. Plenty of automakers have foundered on these particular shoals, from Cadillac (with the Cimarron) to Aston Martin (with the badge-engineered Cygnet). Even Lexus has … Continue reading “Lincoln’s slick Corsair flirts with boomers, escapes its predecessor”

Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition Celebrates 50 Years of Godzilla

By admin | April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Celebrating 50 years isn’t something you do every day, which is why Nissan used the eve of the New York auto show to launch the GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition. The high-performance model is celebrating its golden jubilee with a special edition that will come in three trims-GT-R Premium, GT-R Track Edition, and GT-R Nismo. The … Continue reading “Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition Celebrates 50 Years of Godzilla”

Nissan updates the GT-R with Anniversary Edition, strengthened NISMO

By Jack Baruth | April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

When the R35-generation Nissan GT-R debuted in 2008, it shattered records and broke hearts in truly heroic fashion. Faster than virtually anything money could buy around almost any track you could name, the new “Godzilla” had just two notable flaws: it was absurdly expensive to service, and it could feel a bit lifeless when operated … Continue reading “Nissan updates the GT-R with Anniversary Edition, strengthened NISMO”

For $100K, this LTD Family Truckster replica must be “a damn fine automobile”

By Jeff Peek | April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

As jaw-dropping and mind-boggling as we find Vacation’s original Wagon Queen Family Truckster, we’re struggling even more to make sense of the $100,100 that someone paid for a 1981 Ford LTD custom wagon Truckster re-creation at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction last weekend. True, the replica may be “a damn fine automobile,” but more than likely … Continue reading “For $100K, this LTD Family Truckster replica must be “a damn fine automobile””

Mini Clubman gets new style, ekes out a bit more power

By Ronnie Schreiber | April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Mini Clubman station wagon is getting updated for 2019 with new front and rear styling, interior enhancements, and even more technology features. It still retains traditional Mini styling cues such as round headlamps, a six-sided grille, and a hood bulge, as well as the Clubman’s split back doors. The most noticeable styling change is … Continue reading “Mini Clubman gets new style, ekes out a bit more power”

Audi Ai:Me autonomous concept revealed in Shanghai

By Ronnie Schreiber | April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Audi is showing its vision of the urban automotive future with the Audi AI:ME compact autonomous city car concept at this week’s Auto Shanghai 2019. The idea is an urban cocoon, a “high-tech refuge during rush hour.” The battery powered AI:ME has Level 4 autonomy and high tech communication and entertainment features, but Audi says … Continue reading “Audi Ai:Me autonomous concept revealed in Shanghai”

Davin breaks out the 396 big block in the latest Redline Rebuild Update

By Kyle Smith | April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Davin received some pretty bad news during the last Redline Rebuild Update episode. The cylinder heads of the Buick V-8 were deemed too far gone and the block was pretty far down the same path. Already busy with two rebuild projects, now a third comes knocking. A glutton for punishment, Davin opens the door. The … Continue reading “Davin breaks out the 396 big block in the latest Redline Rebuild Update”

The sketch that launched the Mustang

By Jim Koscs | April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Happy birthday, Mustang! The legendary Ford sport coupe made its historic public debut at the New York World’s Fair on April 17, 1964. Fifty-five years later, rather than joining AARP (American Association of Retired Pony cars), the Mustang gallops on in its strongest form ever. For Gale Halderman, however, the Mustang’s “birthday” came 21 months … Continue reading “The sketch that launched the Mustang”