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Sauber names Mark Smith as new technical director

The troubled Sauber F1 Team named Mark Smith, a Grand Prix racing veteran, to serve as its new technical director. Continue reading Sauber names Mark Smith as new technical director Sauber names Mark Smith as new technical director originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Bark’s Bites: The FiST Is a Rollover Risk, and Some People Don’t Want You to Know

The year was 2008. I was working the course at the SCCA Toledo Pro Solo during the Ladies’ class runs. For those of you who don’t know what a Pro Solo is like, I’ll try to explain quickly. It’s a mirrored autocross course with two competitors, one on each side. Show More Summary

Piston Slap: What’s so Hellabad about Hellaflush?

  Casey writes: Hello Sajeev, I had a coworker who had an older Acura NSX that was lowered. He complained about having to buy new tires because they were worn on the inside edge (down to the belts!). He had, what I thought to be, extreme negative camber due to an improper lowering. Show More Summary

Xcar shows off Twisted's take on Land Rover Defenders

Twisted specializes in taking the venerable Land Rover Defender and turning it into friendly on-road machines with more power, better brakes, improved handling, and an upgraded interior. The company is the focus of the latest video from Xcar. Show More Summary

Autoblog Podcast #437

Episode #437 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week Dan Roth and Mike Austin are joined by Mike Magrath to talk about the Edmunds long-term Yugo, the cars of Murder, She Wrote, the arrest of French Uber executives, the Alfa Romeo Giulia, and more. Show More Summary

Electric cars can be dirtier than regular gas engines

Some electric vehicles cause so much more environmental damage than traditional gas engines that they should be hit with more taxes, not subsides. Continue reading Electric cars can be dirtier than regular gas engines Electric cars can be dirtier than regular gas engines originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:45:00 EST. Show More Summary

Dukes of Hazzard reruns dropped amid Confederate flag controversy

Those Duke boys are in a mess of trouble again, and TV Land announced Wednesday that it is dropping the classic 1980s action-comedy from its roster. Continue reading Dukes of Hazzard reruns dropped amid Confederate flag controversy Dukes...Show More Summary

June 2015: Cheap Gas Moves More Metal Edition

If auto sales continue at their current and projected levels, more than 17 million new cars will be sold in 2015. And if that does indeed happen, it will be just the third time new-car sales in the United States will have hit that lofty peak. Show More Summary

TTAC Open Forum: Let’s Talk about the Elephant in the Room (and Everything Else)

On average, TTAC runs 12 stories a day consisting of features, reviews and news. On average, virtually none of those are about TTAC. Let’s change that. It’s not goodbye As most of our loyal readers have noticed, Cameron has left the news position. Show More Summary

Neighbors: Corvette Museum Motorsport Park is Too Damn Loud

On Monday, officials served the administrators of the Corvette Museum Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky with notice that the neighbors around the track think the fledgling raceway is too damn loud. According to Bowling Green...Show More Summary

VW worker killed in robot accident

A man installing a robot at the the Volkswagen factory in Kassel, Germany, was killed when he was hit in the chest by the machine. Continue reading VW worker killed in robot accident VW worker killed in robot accident originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Chart Of The Day: U.S. Automaker Market Share In America – June 2015 YTD

General Motors generated 17.7% of the U.S. auto industry’s new vehicle sales in the first-half of 2015, a slight decline from the 17.8% market share earned by GM in the same period one year ago. GM, the top-selling automobile manufacturer...Show More Summary

2016 Subaru BRZ and STI get Hyper Blue for new limited special editions

Subaru is giving the 2016 BRZ and WRX STI a new splash of color with the Series Hyper Blue editions coming this fall. They both wear contrasting, black trim on the outside and bring the cerulean hue for some portions of the interior, as well. Show More Summary

Giant robot with car-destroying guns ready for 4th of July

MegaBots, Inc. previews the MkII, a 15-foot-tall, 12,000-pound robot with paintball guns capable of wreaking havoc on junker cars and celebrating Independence Day in all-American style. Continue reading Giant robot with car-destroying...Show More Summary

Jeep Points to Map of India, Says Let’s Print More Money Here

More and more automakers are looking at exotic locales to produce their wares (us Canadians can consider Mexico exotic thanks to its ice-free beaches) as they expand their brands and explore in-roads to untapped markets. For Jeep, that means investing in a shared money-printing press with an unlikely partner: Tata, the parent company of Land Rover. Show More Summary

Mercedes-AMG promises something fast is coming

Mercedes-AMG released this video accompanied only by the short message that "something fast is coming." Just what that is, we don't know - but we can venture an educated guess. Continue reading Mercedes-AMG promises something fast is...Show More Summary

Silent but Violent: Watch Rhys Millen’s All-Electric Run Up Pikes Peak

All-around fast driver and New Zealander Rhys Millen had roughly 20 miles of experience behind the wheel of his Latvian-made eO electric race car before Sunday’s race. That apparently didn’t matter as he piloted the first electric car to an overall win at the 93rd running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Sunday. Show More Summary

First batch of 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miatas lands in US [w/video]

Mazda North American Operations has received its first shipment of 2016 MX-5 Miatas, arriving by the hundreds from Hiroshima at the port of San Diego. Continue reading First batch of 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miatas lands in US [w/video] First...Show More Summary

Used Tesla Values Could Be a Bubble Waiting to Burst

The National Automobile Dealers Association new electric vehicle retention list released last week has a tasty little tidbit in its roundup of value retention rates. Tesla’s Model S, which topped the 3-year value retention rate listShow More Summary

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