Category: Automotive

Porsche 991 vs. 930 Flatnose in 911 Turbo convertible faceoff

The Porsche 911 Turbo has a legacy of being a tough car to drive. With a ton of power set right over the rear wheels, its reputation is to lose control as soon as the driver stops concentrating. However, this isn’t quite so true anymore. The modern ones are tamed through technology with things like hydraulically controlled engine mounts, not to mention all-wheel drive. In its latest video, Autocar tries to decide whether 25 years of progress really makes the turbo a better vehicle.It’s summer, so what better …

What you missed on 7.15.14

What you missed on 7.15.14

Top Gear’s 10 most offensive mistakesThe boys at Top Gear UK have a habit of making some big mistakes that offend large groups of people. The show’s presenters – mainly, Jeremy Clarkson – have been under fire due to supposedly mumbled racial slurs, staged scenes, generally inappropriate commentary on social media platforms, and more. Here, we list ten of the hosts’ biggest blunders. Second Drive: 2015 Audi A3 E-TronDespite already taking a quick spin in Audi’s electrified A3 Sportback, we never really got a proper feel for the car – until…

Toyota Prius sets a different kind of Nürburgring lap record [w/video]

LOWER, NOT FASTER FOR TOYOTA AS PRIUS PLUG-IN SETS FIRST NüRBURGRING RECORD FOR FUEL ECONOMYReal-world test sets benchmark 698mpg lapThree-digit records are nothing new at the Nürburgring, the go-to location when car manufacturers want to prove the pace of their latest models, but until now, these feats have always been about miles per hour, not miles per gallon. Toyota turned tradition on its head when it took its Prius Plug-in hybrid to the track, setting out to show not how fast the car could go, but just how…

Porsche Cayman GTS in track battle with 996 GT3

Here’s your tough question of the day: Would you rather drive a new Porsche Cayman GTS or a slightly older, 996-era Porsche 911 GT3? Certainly, both cars have their plusses. The Cayman is the more modern proposition, sure, but the GT3 is, well, a GT3. So yes, it’s a tough decision.If you’re one of the lucky souls that have to make that choice, then this video from Evo should prove pretty helpful. It’s a track battle, starring Jethro Bovingdon with a new GTS and an old GT3.Calling the GTS “fantastically agile” and “fast…

Fiat turns to Funny or Die with new Italian-centric video spots

The FIAT Brand and Funny Or Die Create Web Series “Neighbors”Web series follows the adventures of an American couple when an Italian couple moves in next door, following the success of “Backseat Italians” campaign last year: http://www.funnyordie.com/fiatFIAT celebrates web series and international soccer fever by sponsoring “Funny Or Die Soccer Week” programming eventJuly 9, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – FIAT Brand North America has launched a web series titled “Neighbors” in conjunction with the comedy video website Funny Or Die. The web series features five …

Acura recalls 2013-2014 ILX, ILX Hybrid over fire-prone headlamps

Statement by Acura Regarding Headlight Recall: 2013-2014 Acura ILX 07/08/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.14,078 model-year 2013-2014 ILX vehicles affected in the U.S.Halogen projector beam headlights will be replaced, free of chargeOne fire was reported after car was parked with engine idling and lights on for several hoursNo related crashes or injuries have been reportedAcura will voluntarily recall 14,078 model-year 2013-2014 ILX vehicles in the United States to replace both halogen projector beam headlight assemblies free of charge. When a vehicle is parked with the engine running and the low-beam headlights on for an extremely long period of time, the…