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2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe Officially Official

Mercedes-AMG took the wrapper off its dual-flavored C63 AMG Coupe on Wednesday — and to quote the great Denny Green: “They are who we thought they were.” The Affalterbach duo was shown online after weeks of teases and official photo “leaks” two days ago. Show More Summary

I Tried To Buy A Charger Again, And Failed Again

The automotive journalism industry is infinitely weird. I’m much more likely to be recognized by someone in a foreign land than I am in my own city. Just recently, during Halifax’s Pride Parade, a man I didn’t know walked up to me and...Show More Summary

How Can Racetracks Improve Security?

News on Thursday that two teens were injured at Lime Rock Park near Salisbury, Connecticut brought forward questions about track safety and security. Namely, how could tracks be safer and more secure when they’re not operational? And...Show More Summary

Florida Car Wash Helping Homeless Off the Street

A Florida pastor is helping homeless, unemployed and ex-convicts make money by washing cars at a gas station parking lot, WTSP in Tampa is reporting. The woman who started the car wash, Dr. Mentha Thomas, says she started the business to help locals get back on their feet. Show More Summary

Piston Slap: Fresh Air on the Topic of Re-circulated Air?

  TTAC Commentator sastexan writes: Hi Sajeev, Hope you are doing well. I haven’t seen a lot of activity from you on TTAC lately (but I haven’t been as religious a reader lately either between work and kiddos). I find it interestingShow More Summary

Designers and Their Cars – Automotive Patent Art Revisited

  Aaron Cole’s post about automotive patent art gladdened my heart. Years ago, I decided to check out some of Les Paul and Leo Fender’s original patents on their electric guitars and I discovered the artistry of patent drawings. These...Show More Summary

Possible Break-In At Lime Rock Leads To Crash, Injuries

According to multiple local news sources, a crash at Lime Rock last night has resulted in an unknown number of persons being sent to hospital by life flight. The crash happened just after 8:30 p.m. and emergency responders, including LifeStar and LifeNet, were called out to the track. Show More Summary

QOTD: Parts-bin Hero or Excessive Future Crapwagon?

News on Tuesday that Jeep could be building a Renegade Trackhawk was equal parts infuriating and fantastic. I never turn down horsepower, and more often than not, bigger engines solve all of life’s problems. But I’m growing older, and turning into an asshole. Show More Summary

Saskatoon Strippers Protest Law With Charity Car Wash

Strippers who are peeved about Saskatoon’s recent law banning peeling in bars held a charity car wash Aug. 16 to benefit breast cancer — and protest the new law — CTV is reporting. Dancers from the Pink Champagne Girls company say aShow More Summary

Police Looking For ‘Street Outlaw’ Ronnie Pollard on Engine Theft

Police in North Carolina are looking for Ronnie Pollard, who appeared in the Discovery Channel’s series “Street Outlaws,” in connection with an engine theft, WGHP is reporting. According to investigators, Pollard may have been involved...Show More Summary

Equinox Gives Oshawa Consolidated Line Extended Life

GM Canada announced Wednesday it will make a small investment in Oshawa Assembly’s Consolidated Line thanks to increased demand of the Chevrolet Equinox. “It’s a modest investment in terms of its size, but it increases the volume of stamping we do at CAMI to increase the run. Show More Summary

Could Africa Support Its Own Auto Industry?

Africa may be one of the last untapped continents for automakers and one of the largest growth markets in the future. But the opportunity is now for carmakers such as Uganda-based Kiira Motors, Kenya-based Mobius Motors, Nigeria-based Innoson and Ghana-based Kantanka Motors, they say. Show More Summary

Report: Jeep Renegade Trackhawk Confirmed for Production, Why? (Or, Why Not?)

Jeep will build a performance version of its Renegade for 2018, complete with boosted four-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive, MotorAuthority is reporting (via AutoGuide). The busy 2.4-liter four could produce more than 300 horsepower, according to the report, but it’s not clear what transmission the Renegade Trackhawk could see. Show More Summary

Cheap Gas, More Driving Leading To More Fatal Crashes

The number of fatal traffic crashes has risen 14 percent over last year, and deaths on the road could top 40,000 — the first time since 2007 — the National Safety Council is reporting (via Autoblog). The council points to lower gas prices...Show More Summary

New Prius Will Be Shown Next Month in Las Vegas

Toyota’s next-generation Prius, which will be the first use of the automaker’s new global platform, will be shown to media in Las Vegas next month, Bloomberg is reporting (via Autoblog). The report doesn’t specify when the automakerShow More Summary

Hyundai Teases New Elantra Design Because Future Needs No Doors

Hyundai released Wednesday a new concept sketch of the coming Elantra, which shows that the new model will sport a large hexagonal grille, sleeker and lower headlights, and a steeper dropping C-pillar. The Elantra is scheduled for aShow More Summary

Audi’s First All-electric Car Will Be a Model X Fighter

Audi’s first production electric car will be a crossover to fight the Tesla Model X, the German luxury carmaker said Wednesday. Concept drawings and initial specifications released by Audi detailed their crossover that is powered by three electric motors — borrowed from its R8 e-tron concept car — with a proposed range of over 300 miles. Show More Summary

Fun Way to Kill a Tuesday: SCCA “Track Night in America” with Bark M.

Some ink has already been spilled on TTAC — and elsewhere — about the SCCA’s new Track Night in America program. I won’t rehash the the excellent overviews of the program that Jack and Bark M. have already provided, so any reader unfamiliar with the program should avail themself of the linked articles before diving into mine. Show More Summary

No Fixed Abode: You Don’t Want A Jeep Pickup, You Pansy!

Last week, rookie TTACer Aaron Cole called the RAM Rebel a Jeep pickup. I don’t think it would be impossible to make the case that the Rebel is a successor of sorts to the J10 and J20 full-sizers like the one that Jalopnik is rebuilding right now. Show More Summary

Chart Of The Day: U.S. SUV/Crossover Market Share Surges In July 2015

U.S. sales of SUVs and crossovers jumped 14 percent in July 2015, a year-over-year improvement equal to more than 67,000 extra sales compared with July 2014. As a result, just under 36 percent of the U.S. auto industry’s volume was produced...Show More Summary

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