Tag Archives: 2018

Ford employees can choose exclusive "Victory" paint scheme for GT

Customers lucky enough to get their hands on a Ford GT have a wide range of exterior colors to choose from, but they won't see this particular paint scheme on the options sheet. It's called "Victory," and the paint scheme is exclusive to Ford employees. None other than the man behind the reborn GT program, Raj Nair, now executive vice president and...

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio priced at $81,590

Alfa Romeo on Thursday announced pricing for the 2018 Stelvo Quadrifoglio performance SUV, which we'll test later this month. Anyone keen on parking one of the 505-horsepower high-riders in their driveway will require a check for $81,590, including a hefty $1,595 destination charge. That is inarguably a pricey sum, but it's not much more expensive than the...

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Ford Focus RS production ends April 6, 2018

There's a new generation of the Ford Focus just around the corner, and if past experience is anything to go by we likely won't see an RS version of the car until well into the product cycle. That means if you were considering buying a Focus RS, you had better act fast as the current model is set to cease production on April 6, 2018. Ford in the United...

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2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS spy shots and video

The track weapon that is the Porsche 911 GT3 RS is about to be sharpened just a little bit more. Our spy shots and video reveal a prototype for an updated GT3 RS that we're expecting to be revealed next month at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. Official photos of the car have already leaked. It features the new front bumper of the recently...

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Learning the unnatural at Porsche’s Camp4 winter driving school

Pierre Des Marais' voice cracked over the radio as he screamed, “Yo-el! Why do I hear throttle and see brake lights multiple times?” “Turn. Brake. Accelerate,” he said loudly into the radio. In most track situations you are told to brake hard, turn, then accelerate out of the corner. At Porsche's winter Camp4 driving...

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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is a snow warrior, too

It was a bright, sunny February afternoon in Chicago when I picked up the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Still, with temperatures in the 30s, the conditions weren't ideal for such a performance beast. No matter really. I wouldn't be taking this 707-horsepower SUV to a track anyway. I'd just be driving it like I owned it. The decent weather wouldn't...

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2018 Fiat 500 goes all-turbo, all the time

To put a little more pep in the 2018 Fiat 500 lineup's step, the Italian announced Thursday at the Chicago auto show that it is making a more powerful turbocharged engine standard equipment. The new 1.4-liter turbo-4 engine represents a 33 percent increase in horsepower over last year's non-turbo engine. For 2019, the Fiat 500 delivers 135 hp and 150...

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2018 Lexus RX 450hL arrives with $51,615 starting price

Lexus was a little late to the 3-row crossover SUV party as the automaker only filled the gap last November when it rolled out the 2018 RX L, essentially a stretched version of the mid-size RX crossover with two additional seats. So far Lexus has only shown the vehicle in RX 350L guise, but on Wednesday at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show the covers came off the...

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Turn up the heat on the 2018 Durango with these Mopar upgrades

Dodge turned up the heat on its Durango with the introduction of an SRT model for 2018. Now, thanks to Mopar, you can spice things even further with a handful of accessories and performance upgrades for the popular 3-row SUV. Unveiled on Wednesday at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, the items can be added on 2018 Durango R/T and Durango SRT models and give the...

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