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Ringbrothers’ 1965 Ford Mustang Twins Are Fraternal Yet Equally Amazing  Nov 6th, 2015 
 
 
 
1946 Willys CJ-2A Dual Dualie Is the Most SEMA-Ready Stock(ish) Vehicle Ever  Nov 6th, 2015 
Stroll down the narrow corridors snaking through the Las Vegas Convention Center during the SEMA show, eyes closed, and the first thing you crash into—outside of another person—would very likely be a Jeep. In most cases, it would be a modern, lifted Wrangler that you will have smacked into, but we ran into a decidedly different […] 
 
 
1946 Willys CJ-2A Dual Dually Is the Most SEMA-Ready Stock(ish) Vehicle Ever  Nov 6th, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 Scion iM – Instrumented Test  Nov 6th, 2015 
 
 
 
TRD Spices Up the Toyota Highlander, Making the Unpossible Possible  Nov 5th, 2015 
Among the batch of TRD-fettled machines Toyota debuted at SEMA this week—Camry, Corolla, Avalon, Land Cruiser—also sits this Highlander. The idea behind them all is to zazz up the most narcolepsy-inducing members of Toyota’s lineup with special paint, body kits, and wheels, and to gauge reaction for possible production. So as you’d expect, this Highlander looks very […] 
 
 
Electric Dreams: EV Start-up Plans to Spend $1 Billion on U.S. Factory  Nov 5th, 2015 
In auto-industry terms, 2017 is not very far away. If GM, Toyota, or VW Group announced today that it would debut a brand-new car from scratch in less than two years—and that it hadn’t even established the production facility to build it—that would sound a little far-fetched. Now imagine the company making that announcement is a start-up […] 
 
 
TRD Spices Up the Toyota Highlander, Making the Unpossible Possible  Nov 5th, 2015 
 
 
 
King of the Kustomizers George Barris Passes Away at 89  Nov 5th, 2015 
King of the Kustomizers George Barris passed away this morning at the age of 89. Surely to be remembered as the man who designed the Batmobile for the 1960s Batman TV series, his influence extended well beyond Hollywood. A California native, Barris began customizing cars at 14 alongside his brother Sam in Sacramento. The pair moved to […] 
 
 
2016 Audi A6 2.0T Quattro Test: Laggy Yet Lovely  Nov 5th, 2015 
The Audi A6 is currently our favorite mid-size luxury sedan. It’s really good. That’s particularly true of the brilliantly balanced 3.0T and the sportified S6 variant. But what about the price-leading A6 2.0T model? It’s the A6 that gives Audi dealers a banner-ad model to lure customers into dealerships with an attractive, sub-$50K price or […] 
 
 
2016 Audi A6 2.0T Quattro – Instrumented Test  Nov 5th, 2015 
 
 
 
Adventure Time: The Hyundai Tucson “Adventuremobile” Is a Rad Way to Get Away from It All  Nov 5th, 2015 
Teaming with Southern California customizer John Pangilinan, Hyundai dropped this green hunk of raditude at the 2015 SEMA show. Based on the compact Hyundai Tucson, the “Adventuremobile,” as it’s been dubbed, uses its upgrades to fantastic effect. Aesthetically, this little crossover has it right. Painted in army green—a shade too often ignored in OEM color palettes, we gotta […] 
 
 
Adventure Time: The Hyundai Tucson “Adventuremobile” Is a Rad Way to Get Away from It All  Nov 5th, 2015 
 
 
 
Hyundai Turns Genesis Into Standalone Luxury Division  Nov 5th, 2015 
Hyundai plans to launch six new models by 2020 under its Genesis nameplate, which will operate as a standalone global luxury brand. 
 
 
Group 1's F&I Per-Copy Average Jumps $65 in the U.S. Market  Nov 5th, 2015 
While the international dealer group's consolidated per-copy average grew $27 to $1,352 in the third quarter, it's U.S.-based F&I operations saw its per-copy average rise $65 to $1,515. For the first nine months of 2015, the group's per-copy average is $1,529. 
 
 
FTC Announces Multiagency Crackdown on Abusive Debt Collectors  Nov 5th, 2015 
Operation Collection Protection has resulted in 115 total actions against debt collectors this year, 30 of which were announced during the FTC’s press conference to announce the multiagency initiative. 
 
 
Industry Post 18.25 Million SAAR in October, Autodata Reports  Nov 5th, 2015 
The industry sold 1.46 million units in October, according to Autodata Corp. October's SAAR was 18.24 million units, the highest rate of the year. 
 
 
These Modded Honda Pilots Ditch the Family Lifestyle for Style  Nov 5th, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 Lincoln MKX AWD Tested: Channeling the Past in Pursuit of Something New  Nov 5th, 2015 
At 80 mph, the new Lincoln MKX sails down the road as if it were built from 4664 pounds of ­bubble wrap, fiberglass insulation, and cotton balls. Acoustically laminated glass, lined fender wells, and active noise cancellation create a cabin so quiet that even in a rush-hour commute you can hear Matthew McConaughey’s soft drawl […] 
 
 
2016 Lincoln MKX Reserve AWD – Instrumented Test  Nov 5th, 2015 
 
 
 
Audi Decides on Engine for U.S.-spec Q7 Plug-In Hybrid—If It Comes Here  Nov 5th, 2015 
The back and forth on which internal-combustion engine to use in the upcoming, U.S.-bound Q7 e-tron reflects the turmoil at the Volkswagen Group. Originally slated for a mid-2016 launch, the company’s plug-in-hybrid halo car was being discussed to have either a 2.0-liter, turbocharged TFSI gasoline engine or a 3.0-liter V-6 TDI. Both models are ready to […] 
 
 
These Modded Honda Pilots Ditch the Family Lifestyle for Style  Nov 5th, 2015 
As it always has been, Honda’s most recent Pilot crossover is a roomy, reliable, and understated family runabout. The Pilot’s three rows of seating mark it as a primarily suburban conveyance, but for the 2015 SEMA show Honda let two Pilots cut loose. Well, Honda cut them loose, than snatched them right back up and showered […] 
 
 
The Longer Story on SEMA’s Ultra-Short Custom Volkswagen Bus  Nov 5th, 2015 
The moment this trippy Volkswagen bus caught our eye on SEMA’s show floor, we knew right away it was bound for our Best of SEMA, Day One list. How could it not be? But whereas in those best-of lists we’ve got to share space with some of SEMA’s other glorious creations, in this space we […] 
 
 
From Bavaria to America! BMW Brings Stripey M4, M2 Parts to SEMA  Nov 5th, 2015 
With Oktoberfest out of the way, the boys from Munich decided to continue the party in Las Vegas. And why not? Germans love the desert. They stuck a number of items from their M Performance Parts line on an M4, striped the thing up Batmobile style, and hauled it out to SEMA. They also brought […] 
 
 
Hop Up: Cusco 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Parts and Car Debut at SEMA  Nov 5th, 2015 
After one full day of walking around SEMA’s vast show floor in Las Vegas, it struck us as odd how the bulk of the tricked-out Mazda MX-5 Miatas we’d spotted at the aftermarket show were in Mazda’s booth. We found one more at Koni’s stand, but generally we were surprised that one of 2015’s most anticipated […] 
 
 
From Bavaria to America! BMW Brings Stripey M4, M2 Parts to SEMA  Nov 5th, 2015 
 
 
 
The Very Best Rides of SEMA 2015, Day Two  Nov 5th, 2015 
SEMA's not all parties and cavorting—there are even more cars to look at! 
 
 
It’s Not Dead Yet! Honda CR-Z Tweaked for 2016  Nov 5th, 2015 
Let’s be nice up top. The Honda CR-Z is the only hybrid on sale with a manual transmission, and it’s a satisfying stick in the best Honda tradition. That’s something BMW doesn’t offer on the i8. And aside from million-dollar hypercars like the LaFerrari and the McLaren P1, the CR-Z is the only hybrid two-seater […] 
 
 
Orange You Rad: Hotted-Up Lexus GS F and RC F Go Full Orange  Nov 4th, 2015 
 
 
 
Look What Happened to Grandpa: SEMA Edition TRD Toyota Avalon  Nov 4th, 2015 
 
 
 
This Nissan Juke Is a Life-Size Origami Paper Sculpture  Nov 4th, 2015 
Some designs are said to have started with a clean sheet of paper, but here is one that started with many such sheets: a full-size Nissan Juke model that is comprised entirely of folded pieces of paper, created by an origami artist in Britain. The total count for pieces of paper folded for the project […] 
 
 
Chevrolet Silverado Special Ops Concept Would Be Difficult to See if It Were a Century-Old Boat  Nov 4th, 2015 
The defining feature of the Silverado Special Ops concept, which is based on the Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71 pickup, is its naval-inspired camo exterior finish. Developed more than 100 years ago, the tri-tone blue “Razzle Dazzle” finish uses a distinctive array of varying color lines and shapes that are intended to help disguise a ship’s speed, […] 
 
 
2016 Lexus IS200t F Sport Test: Better, If Still Somewhat Short of Its Potential  Nov 4th, 2015 
Our world shifted a little on its axis when the then-new 2014 Lexus IS350 F Sport bested a BMW 3-series and a Cadillac ATS in a three-way comparison test. Could it be that Toyota’s serene luxury brand had, finally, fully embraced the sports-sedan ethos? Perhaps not, as subsequent tests of other IS variants left us […] 
 
 
TRD Turns Camry XSE into Camry S-E-X  Nov 4th, 2015 
Toyota has TRD’d all the unlikely things for its 2015 SEMA show display, including the Corolla, the Avalon, two Siennas, and this car, the sexy SEMA Edition TRD Camry. Yes, we called a Camry sexy. It’s a brave new world, especially when SEMA is involved. Like most of the SEMA Edition TRD models, the Camry XSE–based […] 
 
 
TRD Turns Camry XSE to into Camry S-E-X  Nov 4th, 2015 
 
 
 
Orange You Rad: Hotted-Up Lexus GS F and RC F Go Full Orange  Nov 4th, 2015 
Two of the headline cars for Lexus at SEMA were a pair of super-orange siblings, an RC F coupe and a GS F sedan. The matched set was customized by Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing, and featured several upgrades underneath their vivid orange wraps. The RC F coupe sports custom bodywork that actually seems toned down compared […] 
 
 
Takata Fined $70 Million by NHTSA, Recall Repairs Won’t End Until 2019  Nov 4th, 2015 
Takata, the Japanese airbag supplier behind one of the largest auto recalls in history, has been fined $70 million and must end production of its ammonium nitrate inflators within the next three years. The U.S. Department of Transportation, the parent agency of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, announced up to $130 million in extra fines […] 
 
 
Toyota SEMA Edition TRD Land Cruiser Is a Thing  Nov 4th, 2015 
Here’s a stat that will likely make you feel old: The Toyota Land Cruiser has been on sale in the U.S. since 1957. Number of years it missed due to model changeovers or regulatory hurdles? Zero. Comparing the raw-and-ready early models to the current Land Cruiser, however, is a bit like comparing a box cutter […] 
 
 
Genesis 2.0: Hyundai’s Genesis to Become Separate Luxury Brand  Nov 4th, 2015 
As much as Hyundai’s brand reputation has improved tremendously from its early days of peddling disposable cars like the Excel at rock-bottom prices, it’s still tough to compete in the luxury arena with a mainstream-brand name. That’s exactly what Hyundai has been trying to do with its Genesis and Equus sedans, but now the company […] 
 
 
Look What Happened to Grandpa: SEMA Edition TRD Toyota Avalon  Nov 4th, 2015 
The Toyota Avalon is a large, comfortable, smooth-riding sedan that appeals to people seeking those virtues—mostly older people. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But, like so many marketers, Toyota no doubt would like to appeal to younger buyers. So it sent the Avalon off to its TRD garage, and the result is the […] 
 
 
2016 Lexus IS200t F Sport – Instrumented Test  Nov 4th, 2015 
 
 
 
It’s Not Dead Yet! Honda CR-Z Tweaked for 2016  Nov 4th, 2015 
 
 
 
This Nissan Juke Is a Life-Size Origami Paper Sculpture  Nov 4th, 2015 
 
 
 
Toyota SEMA Edition TRD Land Cruiser Is a Thing  Nov 4th, 2015 
 
 
 
Next-Generation Mazda CX-9 Gets the Sketch Treatment, Bound for L.A.  Nov 4th, 2015 
Rarely have we anticipated a new three-row crossover, but the 2017 Mazda CX-9 is an exception. Already among the most athletic family haulers out there, the CX-9 nonetheless has been overdue for a major update. Our wait for the rig’s resurgence is almost over, as it will officially debut later this month at the 2015 […] 
 
 
Blood Type Racing’s Hyundai Veloster Turbo R Is a 500-hp Demon  Nov 4th, 2015 
 
 
 
Blood Type Racing’s Hyundai Veloster Turbo R Is a 500-hp Demon  Nov 4th, 2015 
Tricked and treated Hyundais are not uncommon at the annual SEMA show, and this year is no exception. One of the coolest Hyundais gracing the 2015 SEMA show floor is perhaps the baddest-ass Veloster ever (except maybe for this one). It was created by Chicago’s Blood Type Racing, the same group that brought us the insane BTR […] 
 
 
It’s a Camarosplosion: Chevy Rolls Out More Modified Camaros for SEMA  Nov 4th, 2015 
 
 
 
Toyota Strafes the Streets of Willow with Sienna R-Tuned Concept  Nov 4th, 2015 
It’s always fun to do inappropriate things with vans. Just ask the Japanese, with their customized Dajiban racers. Or Ford, which took Le Mans cars and stuck Transit bodies on them, creating the famed Supervans. Toyota’s Sienna R-Tuned concept isn’t quite as outlandish as the C100-based Supervan 2, which carried a Cosworth DFL V-8 engine […] 
 
 
The TRD Toyota Corolla Concept Is Here—Maybe for Reals  Nov 4th, 2015 
Toyota unleashed a litter of TRD-fettled machines at the 2015 SEMA show, one of which was this Corolla. Painted in the same Silver Pearl paint as the rest of the bunch, this compact may not be “sexy,” as Toyota describes it, but it does at least boast some performance upgrades to go with the aesthetic touches. […] 
 
 
Range Rover Sport SVR Tested: It’s a Track-Ready Rhino  Nov 4th, 2015 
Behold, the majesty that is the Blue Rhinoceros! We photographed this example in its natural habitat of Birmingham, Michigan, but the mighty Blue is also known to congregate in Greenwich, Connecticut, and Newport Beach, California, or wherever there are sufficiently snooty feeding options. READ MORE ›› 
 
 
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR – Instrumented Test  Nov 4th, 2015 
 
 
 
Audi Joins the Diesel Stop-Sale Party, Dealers Block Five TDI Models  Nov 4th, 2015 
Audi dealers can no longer sell five of its six diesel models, according to a stop-sale notice sent to dealers Tuesday. New and used Audi TDI models—the 2013-2015 Q7 and 2014-2016 A6, A7, A8, A8L, and Q5—are blocked, according to the notice received by Automotive News. The company has not yet posted an official statement. The cars go beyond […] 
 
 
Toyota Strafes the Streets of Willow with Sienna R-Tuned Concept  Nov 4th, 2015 
 
 
 
The TRD Toyota Corolla Concept Is Here—Maybe for Reals  Nov 4th, 2015 
 
 
 
BawitdaBowtie: Kid Rock’s Bad-Ass, Smokestacked Chevy Silverado Dually for SEMA  Nov 4th, 2015 
California is crucifying Volkswagen over excessive diesel emissions, and the Environmental Protection Agency is triple-checking every diesel vehicle it can lay its hands on. “Whatever,” says Chevrolet. Here’s a heavy-duty Silverado 3500 dualie with American-flag decals and fat chrome exhaust stacks, designed with input from Mr. American Bad Ass himself, Kid Rock. But while the dudebros drilling seven-inch […] 
 
 
It’s a Camarosplosion: Chevy Rolls Out More Modified Camaros for SEMA  Nov 4th, 2015 
With the arrival of the sixth-generation Camaro, you knew Chevrolet would want to make a big splash with the car at the 2015 SEMA show. We’ve already seen the Camaro SS Red Accent Package concept (a silver convertible with, yes, red accents), the thematically opposite Camaro SS Black Accent Package concept (a red coupe with […] 
 
 
Auto Loan Balances Totaled $968 Billion in Q3  Nov 4th, 2015 
Outstanding automotive loan balances totaled $968 billion in the third quarter, up more than 53% from the post-recession low in 2010. 
 
 
GWC Warranty Earns Two 2015 Automotive Communication Awards  Nov 4th, 2015 
The F&I product provider’s Accelerate blog and ‘Behind the Wheel’ dealer story series took top honors in the best business-to-business blog and best ‘Business Use of a YouTube Video’ categories, respectively. 
 
 
Porsche Halts Cayenne Diesel Sales, Volkswagen Probing 800,000 More Cars  Nov 4th, 2015 
Porsche has told its U.S. dealers not to sell any 2014–2016 Cayenne Diesel SUVs in stock. The stop-sale comes a day after the Environmental Protection Agency cited the 2015 Cayenne Diesel in Volkswagen’s second notice over Clean Air Act violations. “We are working intensively to resolve this matter as soon as possible,” the company said. “Customers […] 
 
 
The Toyota “Tundrasine” Limo Pickup Is 26 Feet Long, Has 8 Doors  Nov 4th, 2015 
 
 
 
The Very Best Rides of SEMA 2015, Day One  Nov 4th, 2015 
SEMA's not all parties and cavorting—there are cars to look at! 
 
 
Jeep Wrangler Red Rock Concept Debuts at SEMA, Production Version Coming  Nov 4th, 2015 
At first, we were a little perplexed as to why Jeep was celebrating Sammy Hagar, a man known more for his passion for FCA’s most exclusive marque than for any interest in plebian Wranglers. Turns out, the Wrangler Red Rock concept has nothing to do with the Red Rocker and everything to do with paying […] 
 
 
COBRA JET! LA-LA-LA-LA-LA: Ford Debuts New Cobra Jet Mustang Drag Car  Nov 4th, 2015 
 
 
 
COBRA JET! LA-LA-LA-LA-LA: Ford Debuts New Cobra Jet Mustang Drag Car  Nov 4th, 2015 
The Mustang Cobra Jet first reappeared in 2008, as a factory-built drag-race version of the Mustang. Premiering at this year’s SEMA show was the first Cobra Jet to be built from the current-generation Mustang. This new Cobra Jet has the distinction of being the only current factory Mustang to utilize a solid rear axle. Joining […] 
 
 
The Toyota “Tundrasine” Limo Pickup Is 26 Feet Long, Has 8 Doors  Nov 4th, 2015 
There are fancy trucks, and there are fancy trucks. And for the 2015 SEMA show, Toyota has stretched the fancy-truck concept—literally—in the form of the gargantuan, aptly named “Tundrasine.” Based on the luxurious, Texas-themed Tundra 1794 Edition, the Tundrasine is rendered in Midnight Black and stretches more than 26 feet in length, including a near-20-foot wheelbase—long enough to comfortably park a Bentley Mulsanne between […] 
 
 
2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 – Instrumented Test  Nov 3rd, 2015 
 
 
 
Less Is More: The Mazda Miata Speedster Is Purity on Wheels  Nov 3rd, 2015 
 
 
 
COPO Cabana: COPO Camaro Based on Sixth-Gen Car Debuts  Nov 3rd, 2015 
Chevrolet is producing a limited run of 69 COPO Camaro race cars for 2016, and, for the second year in a row, the first one will be auctioned for charity. Designed for the NHRA’s Stock and Super Stock Eliminator classes, the 2016 COPO Camaro makes its debut at the 2015 SEMA show in Las Vegas. […] 
 
 
2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 Tested  Nov 3rd, 2015 
Southern California’s Angeles Forest Highway over the San Gabriel Mountains is almost flawlessly smooth. And though construction crews have been bringing this stretch of road to a halt for months, they’re almost done. Get out there before 7:30 a.m. and you’ll enjoy an uninterrupted stretch of fresh black carpet draped over a mountain. Get there […] 
 
 
SEMA 2015: Deer Chevy, Please Make A Hunter-Friendly Silverado  Nov 3rd, 2015 
Chevy is showing hunters some SEMA love with the Realtree Bone Collector, a collection of factory and concept accessories bolted to a camo-swathed 2016 Chevrolet Silverado High Country 4×4. The concept truck is signed in several places by Michael Waddell, a “redneck by the grace of God” with a cable television show about a bunch […] 
 
 
Less Is More: The Mazda Miata Speedster Is Purity on Wheels  Nov 3rd, 2015 
Cribbing the same formula that created the iconic Porsche 1600 Speedster more than half a century ago, the Mazda MX-5 Speedster concept is designed to emphasize the raw fundamentals of driving and little else. Wearing a small wind deflector in place of a windshield and finished in a bespoke shade named Blue Ether, the MX-5 Speedster […] 
 
 
Meet the Mud Bogger, the Coolest Kia Forte Koup in Existence  Nov 3rd, 2015 
 
 
 
Kia Optima A1A Concept Teased Ahead of SEMA  Nov 3rd, 2015 
 
 
 
Modest Van, Big Dreams: Kia Creates Sedona Minivans for Photographers, Beer-Lovers  Nov 3rd, 2015 
SEMA is a place where automobiles get to indulge their wildest fantasies. Even minivans. Which explains why Kia brought two wildly reimagined Sedona minivan concepts to the show. Both had come a long way from their mundane previous life of schlepping kids to school to soccer practice. Photo Safari Sedona The Photo Safari Sedona has […] 
 
 
Kia’s PacWest Adventure Sorento Concept Is a Raptor-fied Family Crossover  Nov 3rd, 2015 
 
 
 
Baja! Got You All in Check: Honda Shows Baja-Racing Ridgeline at SEMA  Nov 3rd, 2015 
When most folks think of Honda and racing on Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, they think motorcycles. After all, Big Red has 24 two-wheeled victories in the grueling SCORE Baja 1000. Four-wheelers came into the mix only a decade ago, with a Ridgeline entered in the Stock Mini Class. Gavin Skilton wheeled it to class victory […] 
 
 
Baja! Got You All in Check: Honda Shows Baja-Racing Ridgeline at SEMA  Nov 3rd, 2015 
 
 
 
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-class: The GL Gets a Redo—and a New Name – Official Photos and Info  Nov 3rd, 2015 
 
 
 
How Toyota Turned a Sienna into the World’s Most Bad-Ass Minivan  Nov 3rd, 2015 
 
 
 
Modest Van, Big Dreams: Kia Creates Sedona Minivans for Photographers, Beer-Lovers  Nov 3rd, 2015 
 
 
 
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-class Debuts: The GL Gets a Redo—and a New Name  Nov 3rd, 2015 
Thanks to consistent expansion of its offerings, Mercedes-Benz’s lineup has become somewhat confusing over the last decade or so. In the commendable effort to insert a modicum of logic, Daimler has renamed its SUV models (among others) to align them with the sedans that form the core of the brand’s portfolio. The most fortunate beneficiary […] 
 
 
Quantech Adds Unidirectional Support to Dealertrack Integration  Nov 3rd, 2015 
Quantech Software's new unidirectional Dealertrack integration allows F&I managers to start deals in the software company’s web-based Q-F&I Online or Dealertrack. 
 
 
AutoNation Posts $146 Q3 Increase in F&I Per-Copy Average  Nov 3rd, 2015 
The group averaged $1,549 in F&I profit per vehicle retailed in the third quarter. Company officials noted that new-vehicle PVRs from self-generated sales, including F&I contributions, were about $800 higher than new-vehicle PVRs from sales generated by third-party lead providers. 
 
 
New-Vehicle Transaction Prices Rise More Than 1% in October  Nov 3rd, 2015 
The Volkswagen brand, still suffering from the diesel emissions scandal, was the only brand to show a dip in average transaction prices. 
 
 
New eBook Looks at Dealership Cyber Threats  Nov 3rd, 2015 
Helion Automotive Technologies has released a free e-book that looks at the growing number of cyber-attacks on U.S. auto dealerships. 
 
 
The Retro Mazda Miata Spyder Concept Is So, So Cool  Nov 3rd, 2015 
The Mazda MX-5 Spyder is one of two sweet concept versions of the roadster that Mazda is bringing to the 2015 SEMA show. The Spyder has a retro vibe with a canvas bikini top and a rich leather interior that would look fantastic in a production Miata. The Spyder is finished in Mercury Silver, the color contrasted […] 
 
 
The Retro Mazda Miata Spyder Concept Is So, So Cool  Nov 3rd, 2015 
  
 
 
Go Deep: Dodge Charger Deep Stage 3 Joins Mopar’s SEMA Stage  Nov 3rd, 2015 
Chrysler’s 2015 SEMA stand will be a veritable pupu platter of Mopar delicacies, one of which will be the Dodge Charger Deep Stage 3. In addition to its CIA-grade name, the Charger R/T-based Deep Stage 3 wears Silver Bullet paint and a matte-black upper-body treatment though which racing stripes are cut out to let the body color […] 
 
 
Britain’s Most Brutish: Ariel Atom 3.5R, McLaren P1, Morgan Plus 8  Nov 3rd, 2015 
The Irish used to say that Finn MacCool, their own Paul Bunyan, was throwing mud at some Scot giant one day and overshot, creating the Isle of Man. Today, it’s more often referred to as “80,000 alcoholics clinging to a rock.” Situated in the Irish Sea, roughly ­halfway between Belfast and Liverpool, it is 221 […] 
 
 
Britain’s Most Brutish: Ariel Atom 3.5R, McLaren P1, and Morgan Plus 8 – Feature  Nov 3rd, 2015 
 
 
 
Caught Black-Handed: Why Did Volkswagen Cheat?  Nov 3rd, 2015 
From the December 2015 issue It’s amusing to watch the mainstream press sink its fangs into an auto scandal. Business-page reporters hurriedly scan the releases and the statements—quickly now, the home page needs updating every 17 seconds—and distill a basic, highly superficial narrative. Press agents for experts in all manner of non-automotive subjects, from business […] 
 
 
Custom Auto Trim Announces Launch of Magnum RT Steps Offering a Stylish Off Road Looking Functional Set of Truck Steps  Nov 3rd, 2015 
If you want your truck look its best, installing steps is a great choice. Leading car & truck accessories shop Custom Auto Trim recently announced the release of Magnum RT Steps, high quality truck or jeep hoop steps with a stylish off road look. 
 
 
Because Traction: The Hemi-Powered Dodge Challenger GT AWD Concept  Nov 3rd, 2015 
What’s that you say? Leaving a pair of telltale hot-rubber molten stripes behind each time you dip into the ol’ fun pedal has become passé? Your old lady is coming down on you for spending the grocery money on tires? You love the Dodge Challenger with the 5.7-liter Hemi but driving it in the winter is […] 
 
 
SEMA 2015: ProMaster, ProMaster, Where’s the Van to Tow My Dragster?  Nov 3rd, 2015 
In a recent van comparo, we opined, “The problems that ail the ProMaster will not be solved by more ProMaster.” And they might not be solved by a Drag Pak Challenger, but certainly, could they not be ameliorated roughly eight seconds at a time? Mopar is pitching the DragMaster concept as a tow/pit vehicle in […] 
 
 
A PT Cruiser Successor? Mopar Brings Slammed Fiat 500X Chicane to SEMA  Nov 3rd, 2015 
In our instrumented test of Fiat’s new 500X, we suggested that the Jeep Renegade’s kissing cousin was an improved effort compared with the 500 and the 500L. We also mooted that it looked more like a Porsche Macan than a Cinquecento. But here, gussied up as the 500X Chicane for the 2015 SEMA show, the newest Fiat […] 
 
 
Straight to Hell: Mopar’s Dodge Dart GLH SEMA Concept  Nov 3rd, 2015 
In last summer’s Coolest Cars of the 1980s piece, we made sure to leave room for a modest little Dodge hatchback among the F40s and 959s and GNXs. Fettled by a certain Texan with a penchant for chili and victory, the Shelby-fied Omni GLH was America’s answer to Volkswagen’s GTI, a cult classic from an […] 
 
 
Chrysler 300 Super S? Just Call It the Chrysler 300 Scat Pack  Nov 3rd, 2015 
In the Mopar world, Dodge is the sporty brand and Chrysler is the stately, whiff-of-upscale marque. Never mind that a majority of the two brands’ products are more or less the same mechanically—that’s the line drawn in the sand. Shaking off its understated mien, Chrysler is using the SEMA show in Las Vegas as an excuse to […] 
 
 
Ram Rebel X Concept a Rebellious Smattering of Widely Available Mopar Accessories  Nov 3rd, 2015 
Can tuning a truck that already bears the Rebel name be rebellious? Perhaps, but Ram’s Rebel X concept for the 2015 SEMA show is only as rebellious as a casual perusal of the Mopar accessories catalog. That’s because aside from impressive-looking 35-inch Toyo tires stretched around 17-inch beadlocker rims, a “concept” air suspension, and an equally […] 
 
 
Ram ProMaster City DiveMaster: A Deep Dive into the Life Aquatic  Nov 3rd, 2015 
No one is mistaking Ram’s ProMaster City for anything but what it is: A thinly rebadged Fiat that’s a competent city hauler and little more. And while the ProMaster City can’t go underwater, it can support people who do. Yep—at the 2015 SEMA show, Fiat-Chrysler is showing a ProMaster City outfitted as a diving support vehicle, […] 
 
 
’Tude Time: Chrysler 200 S Mopar Gets an “Attitude Adjustment” for 2015 SEMA Show  Nov 3rd, 2015 
The annual SEMA show always hosts a set of amusing workaday cars kitted out to look bad-ass, although in many cases, they’re all show and not much more go. One such ride to grace the Mopar stand this year is the Chrysler 200 S Mopar, which gets an “attitude adjustment” consisting of styling enhancements but little […] 
 
 
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