Cars
Jul 18

Test Drive: 2015 Chrysler 200 Raises The Bar With All-New Midsize Sedan

The Chrysler 200S is the sport version of the all-new midsize sedan. (Photo: Chrysler)

The Chrysler 200S is the sport version of the all-new midsize sedan. (Photo: Chrysler)

The 2011 Super Bowl commercial that introduced the new Chrysler 200 was remarkable, with exquisitely photographed scenes of Detroit and rap superstar Eminem boasting, “This is the Motor City and this is what we do.”

But the Chrysler 200 turned to be a lot less than remarkable, basically a warmed-over Sebring that was far behind the curve in the high-stakes midsize-car segment, which made the meaningful ad about Chrysler’s rebirth seem like so much hype.

This time, they got it right. The completely redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200 is everything that the previous model was supposed to be, and it finally gives the renamed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles something to compete with the Camrys, Accords and Fusions of the world.

Jul 18

2015 Ford Mustang GT Equipped With 435-Hp V8, Full Specs Revealed

All three motor options can be ordered with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. (Photo: Ford)

All three motor options can be ordered with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. (Photo: Ford)

The 2015 Ford Mustang is still a couple of months away from showrooms, but Ford has answered the biggest question surrounding it: How much power does it have?

There are actually three answers, one for each engine.

The big dog 5.0-liter Coyote V8 in the Mustang GT is rated at 435 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, up 15 hp and 10 lb-ft, while the base car’s 3.7-liter V6 loses 5 hp, for a 300 hp/290 lb-ft rating.

Jul 17

Tesla aims to rival BMW with electric-powered Model III

Two Tesla Model S's sit on display in a showroom in Palo Alto, Cuba. (Photo: Getty Images)

Two Tesla Model S’s sit on display in a showroom in Palo Alto, Calif. (Photo: Getty Images)

Tesla, a relatively new car brand to the auto market renown for making fully-electric vehicles, is getting set to rival the BMW 3 series with its upcoming Model III.

One of the major talking points on this upcoming vehicle is its price tag: $35,000 - half of what the current Model S costs.

Jul 13

Porsche Used By Steve McQueen In ‘Le Mans’ Film Headed To Auction

This 1969 Porsche 917K could top $20 million at the Gooding & Company auction in August. (Photo: Gooding & Company)

This 1969 Porsche 917K could top $20 million at the Gooding & Company auction in August. (Photo: Gooding & Company)

One of the holy grails of the collector car world and possibly one of the world’s most valuable Porsches extant will be offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction in Pebble Beach, Calif., next month (Aug. 17-18).

The 1969 917K is probably the most desirable version of one of Porsche’s mightiest competition cars. The reliable and powerful flat-12 engine, combined with lightweight aerodynamic coupe bodywork, was tailor made for endurance races like The 24 Hours of Le Mans. Picking up where the Ford GT40 left off (and also sponsored by Gulf Oil in the iconic light blue and orange livery), the 917K helped show the door to Ferrari in endurance racing, leaving them to concentrate on Formula One, where they remain today.