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Acura NSX GT3 Program on Schedule; Surprise Public Testing Session this Week

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

When Acura showed up at the New York Auto Show with the 2017 NSX GT3 in its booth, all of us here at TopSpeed went a little crazy. We’ve known that the plan was to homologate the car as an FIA GT3 racer this fall, and so far, it looks like everything is on schedule. Show More Summary

Porsche skipping 2017 Detroit Auto Show

Detroit show makes big news, but public attendance is light compared to LA and New York, plus Porsche doesn't sell many cars in Michigan. Continue reading Porsche skipping 2017 Detroit Auto Show Porsche skipping 2017 Detroit Auto Show originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Porsche to skip Detroit auto show in 2017

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen's sportscar unit Porsche will skip the Detroit auto show next year, the company said in Tuesday. Porsche would focus on trade shows in New York and its most important U.S. market for sportscars Los Angeles, a spokesman said. Show More Summary

"Pokemon Go" Nearly Claims First Victim

Motorist, 28, slammed auto into tree while playing game A distracted driver last night escaped serious injury after his vehicle ran off a New York roadway and crashed while he was in pursuit of Pikachu & Co.. "Pokemon Go" Crash read more

"Pokemon Go" Nearly Claims First Victim

Motorist, 28, slammed auto into tree while playing game JULY 13--A motorist who last night slammed his car into a tree in upstate New York told police that he was distracted playing “Pokemon Go” "Pokemon Go" Crash read more

U.S. recession risk rises on auto sales fall: J.P. Morgan

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The risk of the U.S. economy slipping into a recession in the next 12 months increased to its highest level during the current expansion following a drop in auto sales in June, J.P. Morgan economists said on Friday. Show More Summary

Acura NSX GT3 looks mean in bare carbon fiber

We already know what the new Acura NSX GT3 race car looks like because it was presented at the 2016 New York Auto Show back in March. However, Acura has now released photos taken during testing and this time the car is shown in its bare carbon fiber, and boy does it look menacing. Compared to the road-going NSX, the race car features custom...

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...RIP Anton Yelchin, whose New York Times obituary is here. The young actor was killed in what was described in early reports as a freak auto accident, but it may not have been so "freak" after all,...Show More Summary

Viewing Picks for June 19, 2016

All Times Eastern Auto Racing 24 Hours of Le Mans, Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France Sunday Morning — FS1, 2:30 a.m. Conclusion — FS2, 7 a.m. Beach Volleyball AVP Tour New York City Open — NBC, 4:30 p.m. College Baseball College World Series, TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, NE Bracket 2 TCU vs. Texas […] The post Viewing Picks for June 19, 2016 appeared first on Awful Announcing.

Volkswagen #PinkBeetle

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Remember when Volkswagen showed off the Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Wave Concept at the 2015 New York Auto Show, along with the Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Denim Concept, the Volkswagen Beetle R-Line Concept, and the Volkswagen Beetle...Show More Summary

The Mystery of Starwood's Monaco Grand Prix Pricing

The Monaco Grand Prix, Formula One auto racing’s flagship event, took place on Sunday and left its mark on the tiny Mediterranean principality. At under two square kilometres Monaco is small enough to fit into New York’s Central Park and is crammed with condominiums, casinos, banks and hotels. It has a [...]

Rise of Mechagodzilla: Nissan's 600-horsepower 2017 GT-R NISMO

If Nissan's GT-R is Godzilla, the 600-horsepower GT-R NISMO is Mechagodzilla. On Friday morning, Nissan unveiled the 2017 GT-R NISMO, the most extreme version of the "new" GT-R that debuted at the New York Auto Show in April. SEE ALSO: Maserati's Ghibli S Q4 sparkles, bellows and dazzles. Show More Summary

Remember these? Pinto, Tylenol and other infamous recalls

NEW YORK (AP) — Recalls related to Takata air bags, which have already led to the largest auto recall in U.S. history, keep growing. Takata joins a list of notorious product recalls, some of which were handled better than others by the corporations involved. Here’s a look at some other headline-grabbing recalls: FORD PINTO […]

Mercedes-AMG GLC63

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

It has been a couple of months since we saw the Mercedes-AMG GLC43 making its debut at the New York Auto Show, so it’s no surprise that Mercedes has been caught testing the upcoming GLC63 in the wild yet again. This time around, the car has shed most of its camo and is now much closer to being production ready than before. Show More Summary

Paul Simon and Fred Armisen Promote Simon’s New Album in New York

Paul Simon has been busy promoting his first album in five years titled Stranger to Stranger. Recently, he teamed up with Fred Armisen of Portlandia fame at the New York Auto Show to talk about it for a short sketch. The odd duo of Simon and Armisen starred in a Saturday Night Live sketch that... Show More Summary

NY: New York City's Trying to Fight Gentrification Before It Happens

May 11--Atlantic Avenue in East New York, a Brooklyn neighborhood not far from John F. Kennedy International Airport, isn't exactly picturesque or inviting. It's a six-lane road carrying heavy trucks past auto dealers, fast-food restaurants and

Auto Night Vision Is Much Improved But The Price Is Still Eye Watering

3 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

NEW YORK -- The latest generation of Night Vision from Swedish auto safety-system supplier Autoliv can detect and highlight large animals such as deer, a big real-life improvement over earlier systems, which could pick up pedestrians but not animals. Another big improvement, at least potentially: the company is also working to [...]

Mercedes-AMG's high performance cars will never use this technology

Mercedes' high-flying AMG performance division is on top of its game these days. The company unveiled a series of new models at the 2016 New York Auto Show in March. They range from a C63 Cabriolet to more practical models like the E43...Show More Summary

‘Textalyzer’ To Measure Distracted Driving

4 months agoHumor : The Onion

New York police could soon be equipped with “Textalyzers,” devices that scan drivers’ phones to detect whether they were texting, and thus driving with distraction, in the moments leading up to an auto accident. What do you think?

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