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Paul Walker’s Father Suing Porsche For Actor’s Death

Paul Walker’s father, acting on behalf of the late-actor’s estate, filed a lawsuit against Porsche this week for failing to include safety features, such as stability control, side impact protectors and a fuel-line cutoff that the family said could have saved the actor’s life in a crash, the Associated Press reported. Show More Summary

Why Volvo races, and what it means for us

We take a look at the history of Volvo's motorsports division, and see what the future holds, including what it means for US products. Continue reading Why Volvo races, and what it means for us Why Volvo races, and what it means for us originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

While You Were Gorging: A Compendium of Thanksgiving News You May Have Missed

While the rest of the world warms up to our Thanksgiving tradition of football and mountains of potatoes and gravy, we must admit that the world goes on without us some days. Thankfully, the Internet never forgets. So here’s a roundup of the stories we missed in our Tryptophan-induced naps. Show More Summary

GM does not have to turn over its ignition switch documents

A District Court Judge rules that attorney-client privilege protects certain documents between GM and law firm King & Spalding over the ignition switch defect. Continue reading GM does not have to turn over its ignition switch documents...Show More Summary

Hammer Time: Whatever Happened To Black Friday?

We used to always hang out together on the day after Thanksgiving. Black Friday was a complete knockout when she was a young lady. Sexy, seductive, easy to please, and so damn smart! The two of us would go out shopping and pretty much...Show More Summary

Audi Suspends Two Engineers Over 3-liter Diesel Scandal; Still Has No Idea How This Happened

Audi has suspended two engineers for their involvement in helping Volkswagen’s larger 3-liter diesel engine pass emissions, according to Audi’s CEO. The engine is used in the Porsche Cayenne and Audi’s range of sedans and crossovers....Show More Summary

California's HOV stickers for PHEVs are almost gone, again

California is once again nearly out of the green stickers that give plug-in hybrids easy access to the state's high-occupancy vehicle lanes. They might only last several more weeks at the current rate. Continue reading California's HOV...Show More Summary

Piston Slap: Spare Me Your Noisy Rubber!

TTAC Commentator gtemnykh writes: About 5,000 miles ago, I installed new General Altimax RT43 tires on my 2012 Honda Civic LX, a well-regarded tire according to most sources. Everything was great when I first had them installed: No noticeable increase in noise and much better wet grip. Show More Summary

Digestible Collectible: 2014 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Off-Road

This isn’t the first SRT product to wear the Digestible Collectible title, but it is certainly the oddest. Ever since our news editor Aaron Cole sent this to me earlier this week, I’ve been looking over the ad in bewilderment. Perhaps that’s the point. Show More Summary

Casey Stoner returns to MotoGP as Ducati test rider

After retiring from MotoGP competition in 2012, Casey Stoner is coming back to serve as a test rider and brand ambassador for Ducati, which enjoyed its most successful years with the Aussie rider. Continue reading Casey Stoner returns...Show More Summary

Cooking a Turkey: The “Aventador Method”

Over the years, so many alternate ways of cooking a holiday turkey have proliferated that some now refuse to eat a conventionally roasted bird. A British car enthusiast, who goes by the YouTube handle of Shmee150, decided to broil his...Show More Summary

Porsche 911 spied looking like a Porsche 911

Spy photographers catch early mules of the next-generation Porsche 911, thought to be testing a hybrid powertrain for the Turbo and Carrera lines. Continue reading Porsche 911 spied looking like a Porsche 911 Porsche 911 spied looking like a Porsche 911 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Nov 2015 19:02:00 EST. Show More Summary

Giving Thanks: Money Isn’t Everything: What an $8,500 Porsche 996 Really Costs

Editor’s note: Some of you loved it. Some of you loved to hate it. Yoav’s story about his brief affair with a Porsche 996 was read far and wide by our own B&B and many in the Porsche community. It originally ran July 30th, 2015. I really should get Yoav back on TTAC. Show More Summary

Get your Black Friday on with a Blipshift holiday sale

Blipshift has cool clothes and accessories for the automotive enthusiast in your life, and there's a special Black Friday sale happening this weekend. Continue reading Get your Black Friday on with a Blipshift holiday sale Get your Black Friday on with a Blipshift holiday sale originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:30:00 EST. Show More Summary

Giving Thanks: The Dealer Who Swindled $6 Billion From General Motors

Editor’s notes: One of the best reads of the year, there’s nothing like some Fargo-style forgery on a massive scale to liven up your afternoon. This piece originally ran September 3rd, 2015. In the opening moments of the above sceneShow More Summary

Herbie the Love Bug sold at auction for record $86k

The 1953 Volkswagen Beetle used in the filming of Herbie Rides Again and Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo sold this week for $86,250, setting a new record for Vee-Dub bugs. Continue reading Herbie the Love Bug sold at auction for record $86k...Show More Summary

Giving Thanks: Another Corvette Z06 Engine Fails, This Time In Journalist’s Hands

Editor’s note: Outside of our exclusive scoop of Volkswagen’s Goodwill Package, news that a Corvette Z06’s engine failed at the hands of a Fox News journalist was our top daily news piece of the last 12 months. It originally ran July 18th, 2015. Show More Summary

Giving Thanks: QOTD: When Did BMW Lose Its Edge?

Editor’s note: BMW losing its way has been a hot topic ever since the E30 went out of production. This QOTD from Doug is probably one of the most commented articles in TTAC history. It originally ran January 23rd, 2015. Twenty years ago, BMW was the coolest automaker in the world. Show More Summary

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