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What Is A Sports Car And Why Would Anybody Want One?

According to Automotive News, sales of sports cars are down almost 10% this year. Even the iconic Chevrolet Corvette, with is super swoopy space age syling, is suffering a sales decline of nearly 14% so far this year. Mustang and Camaro sales are down. Sales of the iconic Porsche 911 are off by 7%. The […]

October 24th

Dubai Police Force Adds BMW i8

The UAE state of Dubai can claim to have the 6th highest number of millionaires per capita in the world, and many of them drive high-powered supercars that would leave your typical American police cruiser way, way behind. So the Dubai police department has enlisted a number of supercars of its own, and recently added […]

March 12th

New Toyota-BMW Sports Car May Cost More Than A Corvette

The folks at Car & Driver have sources who are telling them the new Toyota-BMW sports car may cost more than a Corvette. To put that in perspective, the starting price of a new C7 Corvette Stingray is $54,995. The two companies have been talking about making a sports car together since 2012, but very […]

November 26th

GM 8-Speed Automatic Transmission To See Wide Use

GM’s new 8-speed automatic transmission, known internally as 8L90, will be introduced shortly on the 2015 Corvette, giving it up to 29 MPG on the highway. But its use won’t stop there. According to IHS Automotive, as many as 200,000 8-speed transmission units may be fitted to the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks in […]

September 3rd

2015 Corvette Gets 8-Speed Auto, 29 MPG

Packing 455 horsepower, an aluminum chassis, and a whole host of performance-enhancing features, the new Chevy Corvette Stingray has also mixed in features that give it the same fuel economy as many midsize sedans. The latest addition to this fuel efficiency arsenal is an 8-speed automatic transmission which boosts highway milage to 29 MPG. So […]

August 26th