Tag Archive: Porsche

Dec 01

What you missed on 12.1.14

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Porsche 911 GTS2015 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS tested

It's a pretty great world we live in - Porsche now offers 19 versions of the 911, and many more are in the works. The latest, falling right in between the Carrera S and the hardcore GT3, is the new GTS, which can be had as a coupe or convertible, with or without all-wheel drive. We take the new offering for a spin, and find it to offer the best of all worlds. This is the 911 to buy, folks.



TranslogicTranslogic: Lexus RC F biometrics test

We can tell you all day long how a car makes us feel, with our behind-the-wheel impressions. But what about biometric data? How does driving a car affect what our body is doing? In the latest episode of Translogic, we find out, with host Jonathon Buckley hooked up to biometric screening equipment while piloting a Lexus RC F around Palm Beach Raceway in Florida.




Ford Shelby GT350Ford planning performance onslaught for Detroit

According to a pair of new reports, Ford has one heck of a plan for the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in January. If these rumors prove true, we could see a Shelby GT350R, Ford GT successor, F-150 Raptor, and even new versions of the Fiesta ST and Focus RS at the Motor City expo. Consider our fingers and toes crossed.




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What you missed on 12.1.14 originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:32:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nov 21

Car and Driver 10Best list cracked by Tesla Model S, BMW 3 Series left off

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Car and Driver 10Best LogoCar and Driver is keeping new blood pumping into its annual 10Best cars list with three new entries making it on for 2015 and a perennial favorite falling off. Among the biggest shocks this year is that the BMW 3 Series and 4 Series are no longer named, despite years of some portion of that lineup earning a mention. In another surprise, the Tesla Model S (specifically in S 60 trim to fit under the $80,000 cost cap) makes it to the 2015 roster and is the only electrically motivated member of the group.

Despite the loss of the 3 Series, BMW isn't entirely shut out this year, because the M235i gets its name on the list. Car and Driver argues that the little coupe feels like a welcome throwback to the E46 chassis M3 of the early 2000s. In addition to the Model S, the final newbie to the annual group is the 2015 Ford Mustang GT. The inclusion of these new members knocks the Audi A6/A7 family and Ford Fiesta ST out from the 2014 rundown.

The other seven models carry over from last year, including the Cadillac CTS, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Honda Accord, Mazda3, Mazda6, Porsche Boxster/Cayman and Volkswagen Golf/GTI.

The 2015 10Best cars list certainly seems to have something for everyone from the hot hatch fan to the family man and even the green car driver, thanks to the addition of the Tesla. Head over to Car and Driver to read its detailed explanations for each vehicle's inclusion, but if you've got a difference of opinion or just really like the list, let us know in Comments.

Car and Driver 10Best list cracked by Tesla Model S, BMW 3 Series left off originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Jul 08

A decade later, here are 4 cars we miss and 5 we’re happy are gone [UPDATE]

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Automotive anniversaries are often big news. Last year, the Chevrolet Corvette turned 60 and the Porsche 911 hit 50. This year, the spritely Mazda MX-5 Miata turns 25. The iconic Ford Mustang just turned the big Five-Oh, too.

But what about lesser anniversaries? Think about it: there are plenty of cars with birthdays that slide under the radar every year. And some automotive endeavors don't even last long enough to warrant a proper milestone celebration.

To that end, we're taking a look back to 2004 - just 10 years ago - to see what vehicles would be celebrating a decade of life, assuming they were still alive today. Do note, for this list, we've only included vehicles that launched for the 2004 model year, not calendar year.

Have a look below to see both iconic and easily forgettable cars that would be celebrating 10 fruitful years in 2014... if they were still alive.

Continue reading A decade later, here are 4 cars we miss and 5 we're happy are gone [UPDATE]

A decade later, here are 4 cars we miss and 5 we're happy are gone [UPDATE] originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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