Just the other day, we reported on the initial Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat selling for a whopping $ 825,000 at auction. But extraordinary as that sum was, the Challenger wasn’t the only sought-following modern day muscle vehicle to cross the Barrett-Jackson auction block in Las Vegas this past weekend. So did this uncommon Ford Mustang.
I just lately discovered how to summon the ultimate electrical power of the universe. Maybe remarkably, it did not come about by bending a knee or popping a potion, but rather, through twisting my wrist. I’ll tell you far more about this revelation, but first, a confession.
Predicting the potential route of Honda’s compact CR-V would have been difficult based mostly on the Civic-derived model that 1st arrived on our shores for the 1997 model 12 months. The newcomer, offering alongside the physique-on-frame Passport (a hastily rebadged Isuzu Rodeo), was a cute compact crossover with 4 doors and an awkward curb-side hinged tailgate thanks to its Japanese property-market design. The 5-passenger CUV provided generous interior area, but its wheezy two.-liter 4-cylinder, with an output of just 126 horsepower and 133 pound-feet of torque, needed eleven.7 seconds to carry the three,153-pound vehicle to 60 miles per hour. Rear drum brakes didn’t assist significantly in the stopping department, but Honda supplied security-minded consumers optional anti-lock brakes on the premium trim.
Harley-Davidson is getting in on the recall chorus this year, announcing a 6-figure callback of its Touring and CVO lines of cruisers. 105,746 Electra Glide Ultra Classic, Ultra Restricted, Police Electra Glide, Street Glide Particular, Street Glide, Tri Glide Ultra, CVO Constrained, CVO Road King, CVO Breakout, Electra Glide Ultra Classic Twin Cooled, Ultra Constrained Shrine, Street Glide Shrine and CVO Softail Deluxe are affected.
Rolls-Royce is, by nature, an unique car marque, but it has been steadily growing its income to the point that it could be looking at four,000 units by the end of this yr, setting a new record for the German-owned British automaker.
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In accordance to our partners to the North at Autoblog Canada, the cause of the fire has not been officially confirmed nevertheless, but witnesses have reportedly claimed gasoline by some means came into make contact with with the scorching exhaust retailers that exit out of the best of the supercar’s engine bay. This was just 1 of two 918s believed to be in the Toronto region.
Toyota has announced that it will be issuing a recall of 690,000 Tacoma pickups from model years 2005 through 2011. The affected vehicles include both the four-wheel-drive model and the two-wheel-drive PreRunner (but not the standard 4×2 pickups), which may have a rather serious problem with their rear suspensions.
When Jaguar lifted the veil on its new XE sports activities sedan earlier this month, it only revealed information on a single engine – that getting the 3.-liter supercharged V6 in the flagship XE S. But we previously knew that the British automaker’s new entry-degree model will provide a lot of other powertrain alternatives, and now it has exposed a little more.
At the Geneva Motor Demonstrate earlier this 12 months, Kia showcased a new diesel hybrid powertrain. And at the rapidly approaching Paris Motor Display, it will current that new technology in the Optima sedan concept you see right here.