November 9, 2012 |
Twenty dollars says you can't tell us in what year this car was made. Actually, scratch that; $100 says you can't name the decade it's from. This is entirely the point of the car you see here, which was shown recently at the Specialty Equipment Market Assn. trade show by a Missouri company called Retrobuilt. What you're looking at is a brand-new Ford Mustang GT, powered by the Coyote 5.0-liter V-8 engine. Sitting on top of the donor car is a fiberglass body kit, designed to replicate the look of a 1969 Mustang Boss 302. To get the look, Retrobuilt fused fiberglass body panels to the existing rear quarter panels and door skins and then replaced the front fenders, hood and rear desk with fiberglass parts.
March 8, 2012
Base price: $97,350 (including destination) Price as tested: $126,750 Powertrain: 3.8-liter, DOHC, direct-injected, six-cylinder engine with variable valve timing; eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters Horsepower: 400 at 7,400 RPM Torque: 325 pound-feet at 5,600 RPM 0-60: 3.9 seconds Curb weight: 3,120 pounds Wheelbase: 96.46 inches Overall length: ...
March 25, 2013 |
Honda and Porsche dominated the 2013 Kelley Blue Book image awards, but Ford, Chrysler and Buick also earned top honors. The awards represent consumer views during a year's worth of visits to the Kelley Blue Book website, Chintain Talati, senior director of public relations for Kelley Blue Book, said in an interview. Talati added that the results represent the opinions of about 12,000 "in-market car shoppers who were visiting the website for research. " The awards cover luxury, non-luxury and truck brands.
April 4, 2013 |
It's nip-and-tuck time for Porsche's Pana mera sedan. A midlife refresh will give 2014 models an updated look, a long wheelbase option and new engine choices, including a turbocharged V-6 and a plug-in hybrid. All three variations will make their world debut April 21 at the Shanghai Auto Show. The greenest of the Panamera models makes a notable shift from hybrid to plug-in hybrid. Undoubtedly the byproduct of what the company is learning from the plug-in 918 supercar coming to market later this year , the Panamera announced Wednesday will be officially known as the Panamera S E-hybrid.
March 5, 2013 |
Porsche gave fans of natural aspiration something to cheer about at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, by unveiling the all new 911 GT3. The GT3 is the most powerful 911 variant Porsche makes that doesn't have the benefits of turbocharging. The company announced Monday that the 2014 GT3 will wring 475 horsepower and 324 pound-feet of torque from a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine. Porsche says that although the engine in this fifth-generation GT3 is based on the one in the Carrera S, the two share "only a few common parts.
October 8, 2008 |
Porsche said it slightly increased its share in fellow German automaker Volkswagen, in which it plans to take a majority before the end of the year. Porsche Automobil Holding is Volkswagen's biggest shareholder and said last month that it had increased its stake to just over 35%. Spokesman Albrecht Bamler said Porsche bought additional Volkswagen shares off-market, "significantly under the current market price."