December 2018

Jaguar E-Pace subject of first-ever mobile holiday window in New York City

(December 12, 2018) NEW YORK — Keeping in fashion with the famous holiday windows along Fifth Avenue in New York City, Jonathan Scott of HGTV’s “Property Brothers” unwrapped the first ever mobile holiday window featuring the Jaguar E-PACE SUV in a quintessential holiday scene. Scott designed the interior and exterior of the bus drawing inspiration from classic seasonal traditions to create the first ever holiday window on wheels.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to pace 2019 Daytona 500 in 2019 Chevy Silverado

(December 12, 2018) DETROIT — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will find himself in a very familiar place at the 2019 Daytona 500: at the front of the pack. Earnhardt Jr., a two-time Daytona 500 winner, will drive the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pace truck to lead the field to green for the 61st running of The Great American Race. This is the first time the Daytona 500 will be paced by a pickup truck.

Aston Martin Valkyrie V12 engine — 11,100 rpm, 1,000 horsepower

(December 12, 2018) GAYDON, England —  With development of its new V12 progressing apace the time is right to reveal some closely guarded secrets of the Aston Martin Valkyrie’s extraordinary powerplant. Developed in conjunction with longtime technical partner Cosworth, the new V12 had to satisfy a simple, yet extraordinary brief: to create the ultimate expression of the internal combustion engine.

Autotrader lists top certified pre-owned deals for December

(December 11, 2018) ATLANTA — Car buyers can expect the deals to continue this month as dealerships look to clear inventory and close the year strong. December typically has a high monthly volume of new car sales with many car shoppers looking to buy luxury vehicles, which also can translate into attractive used car options from trade-ins.

"Dealerships are highly motivated in December to close sales across their entire inventory, both new and used," said Brian Moody, executive editor for Autotrader.

Chevrolet presents Operation Homefront with fleet of Silverados

(December 11, 2018) PHILADELPHIA — For the ninth year in a row Chevrolet was proud to serve as the official vehicle of the Army-Navy Game presented by USAA last Saturday. In an on-field presentation during the game, Paul Edwards, Chevrolet U.S. vice president of Marketing, recognized the work that Operation Homefront does to support military families and veterans.

Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak on display at Petersen Automotive Museum

(December 10, 2018) HERNDON, Va. — The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak, one of the world’s fastest electric race cars, is on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles until Feb. 1. The vehicle will be outside the Mullin Design Studio prior to the upcoming future-of-mobility exhibit “Driving Toward Tomorrow”. The exhibit showcases the automobile industry’s work in transportation design, engineering and infrastructure.

Rinspeed takes the 'Snap' smaller at CES 2019 in Las Vegas

(December 10, 2018) With the “Snap,” presented at the CES in Las Vegas in early 2018, Swiss powerhouse of ideas Rinspeed for the first time presented a vehicle, where the chassis (“skateboards“) and bodies (“pods”) can be swapped out at any time. “Think mighty micro!” is now the new Rinspeed motto at the CES 2019.

48th annual Barrett-Jackson auction is for Mustang lovers

(December 10, 2018) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson is rounding up some of the best examples of classic and late-model Ford Mustangs to cross the auction block during its 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 12-20 at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

Included in the impressive herd of Pony cars stampeding into Scottsdale is the Mustang that started it all, the first ʼ65 pre-production hardtop to receive a VIN. Also included in the docket is a ’93 SVT Cobra R, which is an incredibly hard-to-find, low-mileage Fox Body model.

McLaren lights up the supercar class with new 720S Spider

(December 10, 2018) McLaren Automotive, the British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sports cars and supercars, is expanding its Super Series product family with the introduction of a second new model and its most accomplished convertible supercar ever: the new 720S Spider. Revealed online this weekend and available to order with immediate effect, the new 720S Spider delivers the exhilaration of open-air driving and levels of day-to-day usability unseen in the convertible supercar class.

Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign production design confirmed

(December 9, 2018) YOKOHAMA, Japan — Nissan has confirmed the production design of the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign — the ultimate expression of the GT-R — and has opened the official order books for the 50-vehicle limited run. The car's exterior is virtually unchanged from the prototype first shown in July at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. Pricing of the NISMO-tuned 720PS GT-R by Italdesign will start at 990,000 euros ($1.128 million) before taxes and options.