(January 14, 2013) Chevrolet is redefining modern performance with the debut of the all-new Corvette Stingray. And only a Corvette with the perfect balance of technology, design and performance can wear the iconic Stingray designation.The 2014 Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard model ever, with an estimated 450 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. It is also the most capable standard model ever, able to accelerate from 0-60 in less than four seconds and achieve more than 1g in cornering grip. It is expected to be the most fuel-efficient Corvette, exceeding the EPA-estimated 26 mpg of the current model.
This collection of service stations of the 1940s and 1950s will bring back memories to anyone reaching retirement age. Remember the good old days when you pulled in and commanded, "fill it up and check the tires and oil?" We aren't sure who compiled this group of photos, but we thank them for providing us a look at mid-centrury America.
The Morgan Motor Car Company located in Malvern Link in Worcestershire is more than 100 years old. Cars were hand-built a century ago, and amazingly all Morgan cars are still built by hand, and with an all-wood frame.
Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra and is the most populous city in India. It is the second most populous city in the world, with a population of approximately 14 million.
Along with the neighboring urban areas, including the cities of Navi Mumbai and Thane, it is one of the most populous urban regions in the world, located on the west coast of India.
It was disappointing when General Motors announced that the storied Pontiac brand would be dropped. It hurt to see Oldsmobile, which dated back to 1897, be discontinued by GM early in this century. But the loss of Pontiac, which came under the GM umbrella in 1926, cuts even deeper. It will be remembered for its performance-oriented cars and its leadership during the muscle-car era in the late '50s and through the '60s. We wish GM had stuck to its original plan to make Pontiac a niche vehicle, to turn the nameplate back into a performance leader.
Pictures from a lavish wedding in Shanxi province in the northern part of the People's Republic of China have been circulating thanks to publication on autoclub.mop.com, a Chinese web site. One of the poorer provinces in the country, it has great coal reserves and this wedding was financed by coal money.
The new Porsche museum stands in the Zuffenhausen district of Stuttgart, Germany, just outside Porsche headquarters. Completed in December 2008, the display area covers 60,250 square feet featuring around 80 exhibits, many rare cars and a variety of historical models.
Cadillac unveiled the 2011 CTS Coupe in Los Angeles, the latest and most dramatic of the brand’s series of new designs to reach production. Slated to arrive in Cadillac showrooms in the spring of 2010, the CTS Coupe is a new luxury sports coupe designed to become the centerpiece of the brand’s revised lineup.
We think this is one of the best GM designs in the company's history.
Remember the bumper cars at carnivals, circuses, fairs, amusement parks? Now we find street legal vintage bumper cars, transformed by Tom Wright in the San Diego area. He figured the leftovers of the Long Beach Pike amusement park needed a more dignified end than the trash heap.
They were originally powered by Harley engines, but since have been replaced with Honda or Kawasaki engines.