With 620 horsepower, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS is a handful to drive. We trained our high speed video cameras on the GT2 RS as it takes a high speed corner to analyze the science of the most powerful 911’s speed. Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/features/performance/1112_the_science_of_speed/ Shot by: Jim Gleason Edited by: Jim Gleason
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Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior vice president of the automobile division at American Honda Motor Co., is stepping down at the end of the month after spending fewer than three years at the automaker.  Honda on Wednesday said that Shinji Aoyama, president and CEO of American Honda Motor Co. and Honda North America Inc., will concurrently serve
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Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior vice president of the automobile division at American Honda Motor Co., will leave the automaker at the end of the month, Automotive News has learned. Arcangeli, a newcomer to the auto industry, joined the company in 2017 after a stint at heavy-equipment maker Yanmar North America. Over a three-decade career, he
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and Jaguar F-Pace SVR are two of the most remarkable performance SUVs on the market and TheStraightPipes recently drove the two back-to-back. The straight-line performance advantage clearly goes to the Trackhawk. Jeep’s most crazed Grand Cherokee features FCA’s iconic 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 engine and churns out no less than
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While the infotainment used to be a big drag on the Q60’s spec sheet, the wait for a better system is finally over. Apple CarPlay or Android Auto are now available, which is a huge plus. In the end, it’s a wash for the Q60 at 6 for features.  The lack of simple smartphone integration
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TORONTO — Peugeot could peddle a pickup in North America after its parent company’s proposed merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles closes, PSA North America CEO Larry Dominique suggested. Onstage at the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association Summit here, CADA CEO Tim Reuss asked Dominique what kind of products dealers can expect from Peugeot in the region.
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It’s back! The World’s Greatest Drag Race returns with 12 of the world’s best supercars and sports cars facing off in an epic quarter-mile sprint for glory… and ultimate bragging rights! This year’s field includes all 12 contenders (sorta) from Motor Trend’s 2017 Best Driver’s Car competition. We have the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Aston Martin
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DETROIT — Jim Farley could get as much as a 32 percent raise when he becomes Ford Motor Co. COO on March 1, according to a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ford, in the filing, said Farley’s total compensation will rise to $8.29 million, up nearly $2 million from his current compensation
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A Porsche Taycan electric car caught fire in a Florida garage Sunday, damaging the building’s structure and exposing parts of the vehicle’s frame, according to reports. Calvin Lim, a Porsche spokesman, told Automotive News the automaker was made aware of the incident on Feb. 16. One of its Taycan electric cars was parked overnight at
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Subaru of America, in a marketing move that goes beyond brand hallmarks of love, the outdoors and dogs, has acquired the naming rights of a professional sports stadium. Starting with the 2020 Major League Soccer season, the Philadelphia Union will play at Subaru Park. It marks the first stadium-naming-rights deal for the Japanese automaker globally.
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Looking for a way to showcase that special vehicle? Well, there are those clear-plastic inflatable containers, but an Italian architecture firm and a company from the UAE have another and much more elegant –and, yes, more expensive–option, the Supercar Capsule. Under the banner of Superfuturedesign, the company reportedly has done more than 400 installations in
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Few cars are as significant as the Tesla Model S hatchback. The venerable Tesla model didn’t just advance electric cars, it also propelled electric cars past being a shrugged-off science experiment. Once the Model S passes into history, its name will rightly join the ranks of other seminal automobiles that dramatically and permanently altered the
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DETROIT — Automotive News has hired Audrey LaForest as a reporter covering automotive policy and regulation in Washington. LaForest comes from Plastics News, a sibling publication of Automotive News, where she covered the automotive and machinery beats. She was also host of “Plastics News Now,” an award-winning webcast series discussing relevant — and sometimes unusual
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YOKOHAMA, Japan — Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida, under fire from shareholders angry about the automaker’s slow-paced revival, said his team is creating a new restructuring plan “fast” and that the company will cut deeply in the critical North American market with “no taboos whatsoever.” Uchida reiterated that the new blueprint will be announced in May, in
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General Motors has said it will retire the iconic Australian car brand Holden as it leaves more markets. The American car giant said it will wind down Holden sales, design and engineering operations in Australia and New Zealand by next year. It also said China’s Great Wall Motors had agreed to buy its manufacturing plant
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