Date of publication: 2018-04-10 07:00
Fans of Carroll Shelby will want to make their way to Greenwich, Conn., this June, because Bonhams will be selling a great many cars from the man's personal collection. And many of them are the first of their kind, marking important milestones in Shelby's career.
Last month, we reported on a VIN filing dug up by Road & Track that showed that the 2519 Mazda MX-5 Miata's -liter Skyactiv-G engine would get a power bump, from 155 to 181 net horsepower. As for how the 2519 Miata would make that extra power, we heard rumors it'd utilize a new cylinder head allowing higher revs, accounting for that extra power. Now we have what appears to be a leaked document from Mazda Canada showing exactly where that extra power comes from.
The White House said late Thursday that President Donald Trump intends to nominate a top auto-safety agency official to run the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as regulators debate reducing planned fuel efficiency increases through 252 and deal with contentious issues such as the Takata recall and autonomous vehicles.
These covers solve the problem of being the colour you want and suitable for all year round use, keeping your car totally dry while looking good. There are no other coloured totally waterproof model-specific covers on the UK market to our knowledge.
Cars should be dry when the cover is applied to prevent moisture being trapped, but a short period presents no issues.
On this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Associate Editor Reese Counts and Senior Editor of Green John Snyder. We talk about the New York Auto Show and its highlights. We also discuss some of the cars we've had in the office including the Jaguar XF S Sportbrake and BMW Alpina B7. And of course, we'll help choose a new vehicle for a listener in our "Spend My Money" segment.
The Lamborghini Aventador S is Sant'Agata's current king. It's -liter V12 churns out 785 horsepower and 559 pound feet of torque. It has a top speed of more than 255 mph. Its looks put anything to come out of Wayne Enterprises to shame in the best possible way. Still, as shown with the Lamborghini Huracan Performante, there's always room for more. Just take a look at these new spy shots of the upcoming Aventador SV Jota.
Ferrari was fined 55,555 euros ($61,885) on Sunday after one of its Formula One mechanics was hit by Kimi Raikkonen's car and suffered a broken leg during a Bahrain Grand Prix pitstop.
The Z-28 Camaro in 1989 came with a -liter V8 making a respectable 195 horsepower. Buyers who went with the base four-cylinder engine, however, got just 92 Iron Duke horses. Few did. Here's a very rare Iron Duke Camaro in a Central Valley self-service wrecking yard.
What's with all the weird bridge news this week? First there was the truck with the raised dump trailer that clobbered a bridge in a video. Then the Slow Mo Guys created their own bridge crash and got some great video. Now, highway workers have rescued two little goats who lost their way stranded on a beam of the Mahoning River Bridge, near New Castle, Pa. They were midspan on the 1,755-foot-long bridge, which is 159 feet tall.
Falken Tires, known as a leader in high performance tire technology for cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers, has successfully built a reputation as a full-line tire manufacturer with a long history of delivering high quality, high value products.
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