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2009 Corvette Laps the Nurburgring in 7:26:4…Which Means it Beat the Nissan GT-R

GM has released the 2009 Corvette ZR1's official lap time on the Nurburgring. The Corvette ZR1 drove around the Nurburgring in 7:26:4 today which officially beats the time set by the 2009 Nissan GT-R. GM development engineer Jim Mero commented on the fact that the after the lap the conditions were good except for a strong headwind down the main...

2009 Nissan GT-R Deliveries Start in July but 70 Percent of Them Are Already Sold

Nissan has announced that the 2009 Nissan GT-R will finally be hitting dealerships on July 7th, but approximately 70 percent of this year's allocation has already been spoken for. More than 1,700 GT-R's have already been spoken for since Nissan started taking orders in January. The 2009 Nissan GT-R starts at $69,850 and the premium model starts at $71,900. Not...

Toyota Increases Its Stake in Subaru to Almost 17 Percent

Toyota has announced today that the automaker has increased its shares in Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., the parent company of Subaru. Fuji Industries sold 61 million shares valued at 31.1 billion yen ($293 million) to Toyota, which means that Toyota now owns 16.61 percent of the company (up from 9.5 percent). Subaru have continued to strengthen their relationship after GM...

2009 Chevy Traverse Crossover Starts at $28,990

Chevrolet has announced the pricing for the all-new 2009 Traverse crossover. The Traverse starts at $28,990 for the 2WD LS model. The Chevy crossover will come in three versions, LS, LT and LTZ and with either front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. The Traverse is powered by a 3.6L V6 with direct injection technology that is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. This...

Dodge Releases Info on 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Hybrid

Dodge has released some of the details about its 2010 Dodge Ram Hybrid pickup that is going to be in dealerships sometime next year. The 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Hybrid is going to combine Chrysler’s Multi-displacement System (MDS) and two-mode hybrid technology to improve fuel efficiency over the regular Dodge Ram. The 5.7L HEMI V8 mated to the hybrid system...

2009 Dodge Ram Features a 390HP HEMI V8 and Slightly Better Fuel Economy

More details have emerged about the upcoming all-new 2009 Dodge Ram. Fuel prices have killed this segment, but Dodge is still moving forward with its all-new truck. Pickuptrucks.com is reporting that the Dodge Ram will actually have more power than earlier reported. The optional 5.7L HEMI V8 will put out 390 horsepower and 407 lb-ft. of torque (original numbers were...

2009 Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Unveiled with 208 HP and 36 mpg

Today Audi unveiled a new version of the 2009 Audi A5 that is powered by a 2.0L TFSI engine. The 2.0L TFSI engine is based on the 1.8L TFSI from the new A4. It features 208 horsepower and 258 l-ft. of torque, which propels the car from 0-62 mph in 6.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 155 mph....

Teaser Image of the Pininfarina Hyperion Released…It's Based on a Rolls Royce

Pininfarina announced today the upcoming unveiling of a new Special Project carrozzeria, the project named “Pininfarina Hyperion”, is based on a Rolls Royce Drophead Coupè. According to Pininfarina the car is an homage to the great pre war cars. The car was commissioned by a private client that has agreed to the car being displayed at the Pebble Beach Concours...

Re-Styled 2009 Porsche Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S Unveiled

Porsche has unveiled the refreshed all-wheel-drive 911 Carrera 4 and 4S just a few weeks after the rear-wheel-drive versions were unveiled. For 2009 there are quite a few modifications to the powertrain to improve power and efficiency. The 3.6L flat-six receives direct fuel injection which bumps up the power to 345 horsepower. The 3.8L engine in the Carrera 4S gets...

2009 Chevy Traverse Has More Power and Better Fuel Economy than its Lambda Siblings

Chevy officials have stated that the 2009 Chevy Traverse crossover is going to have more power and better fuel efficiency than the 2008 Saturn Outlook, Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia. The all-new Traverse is powered by a direct injection 3.6L V6 that puts out 288 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque, which is 18 more horsepower and 22 more lb-ft...

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