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SHOOTOUT: 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat vs. SRT Viper

Posted Oct 30th 2014 8:00PM

Decisions, decisions... If you had to choose between the two of the most powerful SRT coupes on the planet, would you go with the supercharged muscle of the 707-horsepower Challenger SRT Hellcat or the V10 force of the 640-horsepower SRT Viper GTS?

While you can't really go wrong with either tire-shredding
SRT-branded rocket, they each have their pros and cons. Thus, the only logical way to choose between them is by watching this Hellcat vs. Viper video where they go head to head in an thunderous engine revving stand-off at the Moss Bros Dodge Mopar 360 charity car show.

Click here to watch and tell us what your choice would be in the poll below.

What would you rather drive?

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Image Credit: AllPar / SRT

Chevy presents Colorado with 'technology and stuff' to World Series MVP

Posted Oct 30th 2014 7:00PM

Chevy presents Colorado to World Series MVP

Chevy was quick to turn Wilde's nervousness into social media pay dirt this afternoon, embracing the "technology and stuff" line with a hashtag on Twitter, and even a starting role on the Colorado's consumer website. That's what you call lemonade, folks.

Being named the Most Valuable Player in the World Series has its perks. For one, it means you're pretty much the best baseball player in the world. You'll probably never have to pay for a drink, too. But it also means you get... a brand new Chevy!

Every year Chevrolet gifts a new car to the MVP at the World Series, just as it does at the All-Star Game and at the Super Bowl. It's a good marketing gimmick, associating the brand with winners and stuff that America likes. So long as you can get someone to verbalize that relation at the handover ceremony. But the Bowtie brand seemed to fall short when it asked one of its regional managers, Rikk Wilde, to make a little speech and give San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner the keys to his new Chevy Colorado.

Wilde's speech was a little awkward, to say the least, but at least he made sure to point out all the "class-winning... and, you know, technology and stuff."

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News Source: Bleacher Report

Acura NSX prototype gets back on track

Posted Oct 30th 2014 6:00PM

Acura NSX prototype

Developing a new vehicle is not without its complications, we're sure, but usually things follow a fairly predictable progression: you develop a prototype, you test it, test it and test it again, then you put it into production. What you don't expect is that your prototype will burn to the ground, but that's what famously happened to the NSX which Honda engineers were testing a few months ago.

Fortunately, the Acura NSX prototype is back on track, both literally and figuratively, as you can see from this latest batch of spy shots snapped at the Nürburgring. This camouflaged prototype looks pretty much the same as the last one, only, you know... less crispy. Which is to say, it looks pretty much ready to hit showrooms.

The naysayers may point out that Honda chose colder and damper weather to put the NSX back into testing – thereby mitigating the risk of another fire – but we're sure the Japanese automaker has been working hard to fix the flammability issues, whatever may have caused them, over the past few months. At least, we hope they have.

Image Credit: CarPix

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Season 5 trailer percolates interest

Posted Oct 30th 2014 5:30PM

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee makes its debut in one week, and after seeing the full trailer for this season, we can't be more excited about it. We've known about the lineup of comedians for quite some time – Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Hart, Fred Armisen and Amy Schumer will all be there – but this is our first look at the cars of season five. And boy, are there some good ones.

From the trailer, we can see a Ferrari Daytona, a Ford Mustang Boss 302, a Frogeye Sprite, a first-generation Chevrolet Corvette, a Porsche 550 Spyder (we're guessing this is a replica) and a Saab Sport, interspersed with smaller clips of what looks like a Land Rover Defender and some sort of droptop Mercedes-Benz. Oh, and there are issues with a few of the vehicles, meaning that not only will there be typically humorous conversation, but more than a few amusing situations for Seinfeld and his guests.

Season five of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee premieres on November 6, at noon. Be sure to check back here for the full first episode.

News Source: Crackle via YouTube

The New York Times kills off Autos section

Posted Oct 30th 2014 5:00PM

Earns New York Times

New Yorkers, newspaper readers, new car buyers and automotive enthusiasts around the world will be saddened as we are to learn today that The New York Times is shutting down its automotive section. The supplement came as part of the newspaper's Sunday edition for some 20 years, but will run no longer as the Times works to trim overhead and streamline operations in an effort to keep from going under completely... READ MORE

News Source: Capital New York

Image Credit: Mark Lennihan/AP

SRX-replacing Cadillac XT5 spied for the very first time

Posted Oct 30th 2014 4:00PM

2016 Cadillac XT5

Cadillac has got big plans in place to revitalize its lineup, with new sedans, coupes and crossovers. And it all starts with this, the replacement for the SRX.

Expected to be called XT5 in line with the brand's new naming scheme, the crossover will be based on a scalable new platform called C1XX – or Chi, for short. In its shorter form, Chi is anticipated to underpin the XT5 as well as a new Chevy crossover and the next-gen GMC Acadia. In long-wheelbase form, the platform is slated to give us a larger Cadillac crossover as well as a new Buick Enclave and Chevy Traverse.

Power in the XT5 will be provided by a choice of turbo four or atmospheric six, potentially to be transmitted through GM's new nine-speed automatic.

Although it's hard to discern much from the shots of this heavily camouflaged prototype, our snappers on the ground point out that it's got a grille similar to that one the new ATS Coupe, and that a boxy appendage is actually hiding a sloping rear window. Multiple radar sensors can also be seen, along with the mirrors moved from the windows to the doors and dual chrome exhaust pipes popping out the back.

Look for the Cadillac XT5 to debut late in 2015 or early 2016 as a 2016 or 2017 model, with production to shift from Mexico to Spring Hill, TN.

Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive

2016 Ford Explorer embarks at the LA Auto Show

Posted Oct 30th 2014 3:00PM

2016 Ford Explorer Teaser

Twenty-five years since its debut in 1990, Ford will celebrate a quarter century of Explorer models next year with the debut of a refreshed 2016 model at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 19. The Blue Oval is keeping mum on hard details about the updated SUV for now, but the brand promises, "a new look, added capability and additional driver-assist technology," in its announcement.

Company marketing boss Jim Farley elaborated a little more on what to expect. "The new Explorer is still the SUV America fell in love with – a vehicle built for the perfect family adventure," he said in the release that you're welcome to read down below.

An updated Explorer is a pretty big deal for Ford's bottom line. Worldwide, SUVs and crossovers account for about 23 per cent of Ford's sales, and the segment is projected to grow to around 29 per cent by 2020. Ford further says that SUVs and CUVs are the world's quickest growing segment with demand up 88 per cent since 2008.

News Source: Ford

Toyota SEMA cars include Tundra for Baja and wacky DUB Edition Yaris

Posted Oct 30th 2014 2:00PM

Toyota Tundra Baja truck

Toyota Sienna DUB EditionToyota has released the first images of its brigade of concepts for the 2014 SEMA Show, introducing a trio of TRD-fettled off-roaders, a pair of DUB-inspired models, a race-ready pickup and a Sienna minivan with 48 inches worth of subwoofers.

Four of the vehicles being shown by Toyota will take part in the grueling Baja 1000 off-road race. The star of that effort will be a race-prepared Tundra, which will actually be competing from November 12 to 16 in the 47th running of the desert race. It'll be supported by a trio of vehicles, which mimics Toyota's TRD Pro Series production vehicles, with the 4Runner, Tacoma and Tundra all acting as support vehicles.

Each of these vehicles has been fabricated by the off-road specialists at N-Fab and comes loaded down with communications and guidance equipment, additional lights and off-road body modifications.

For softer trails, Toyota will introduce modified examples of its refreshed Sienna minivan and Yaris subcompact. Styled by DUB, the Yaris' headlines include 20-inch Dropstars wheels on a custom, lowered suspension. A big-brake kit from TRD complete with StopTech rotors rounds out the chassis changes. Aesthetic tweaks include Sparco racing seats, carbon-fibre interior bits matte white pearl paint and a custom widebody kit.

A similar treatment has been applied to the Sienna, which is home to an eye-catching quartet of 22-inch wheels. Like the Yaris, the minivan benefits from a lowered ride height and larger brakes. The seats feature custom black-and-white leather upholstery, four subwoofers, eight speakers and two amps, all from DUB. The exterior has a widebody kit, Galaxy Grey paint and tinted windows.

Finally, audiophiles will flock to the West Coast Customs-built Sienna:Remix and its 48 inches of subwoofers and 156 inches of speakers. Oh, and those are just on the outside of the van. Power is fed to this wild system by five high-powered amps while a DJ can spin in the plug-and-play booth. Two 40-inch monitors provide some visual panache, spicing up the mostly production Sienna exterior. A set of Giovanna mesh wheels are the most notable exterior change.

Scroll down for the press from Toyota, and then stay tuned for our full recap of these new models from the floor of the SEMA show.

News Source: Toyota

Watch worst driver in China repeatedly hit another car

Posted Oct 30th 2014 1:00PM

'Worst Driver in China' Repeatedly Hits Nearby Car

While we've witnessed some of the world's worst parking before, this video above captures a man in China who's been dubbed the country's "worst driver". Looks like that title is well deserved too, especially after police released CCTV footage of him taking 10 minutes to reverse out of a space and repeatedly crashes into the car parked next to it... The public display of poor driving goes on for some time too, hitting the nearby car over and over again! This guy is every driver's parking lot nightmare come true.

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