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Specialty Vehicle Engineering Yenko Chevy SilveradoThe true Yenko of last century has been long gone, but Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) has kept the name and image alive. Aside from its various modern-day interpretations of Yenko Camaros, the company on Monday revealed another take on the Yenko name with the 2018 Yenko Silverado. Complete with a 6.8-liter LT1-based V-8 engine, and a...
Posted: February 21, 2018, 10:00 pm
Engineering Explained turbochargers vs superchargersThere are two relatively simple options to boost (pun intended) horsepower in a vehicle: superchargers and turbochargers. But, which is better? Once again, Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained is here with an answer. It's important to understand how both options function first. A turbocharger relies on a vehicle's exhaust to spool up a turbine to...
Posted: February 21, 2018, 9:00 pm
Hennessey Exorcist Camaro ZL1 hits 217 mph during top speed runHennessey Performance Engineering revealed the 1,000-horsepower Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 last April, and since then the car's become an assailing answer to Dodge's Challenger Demon, even if it's not an OEM package. We know 959 of its 1,000 horsepower actually makes its way to the rear wheels, but we still never learned just how fast it will...
Posted: February 21, 2018, 8:00 pm
2018 BMW 4-Series Gran CoupeTake the long way in the 2018 BMW 4-Series. The coupe, convertible, or four-door “coupe” from the automaker is BMW’s best expression of a boulevardier for now. It’s loosely based on the four-door 3-Series, but the 430i or 440i is addition by subtraction in the BMW range. Most versions of the 4-Series pare down the number of...
Posted: February 21, 2018, 7:22 pm
2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06Owners of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 have banded together to serve General Motors a new class-action lawsuit over the sports car's alleged cooling system defects. In fact, it's the fourth lawsuit over the matter. Overheating issues surrounding the current-generation Corvette Z06 have plagued the car for years. A portion of owners has long...
Posted: February 21, 2018, 7:00 pm
Rolls-Royce Cullinan's tailgate seatsRolls-Royce is almost ready to unveil its first-ever SUV—ahem, high-sided vehicle—and the automaker is clearly excited. After last week confirming the Cullinan name, Rolls-Royce on Wednesday revealed a pair of automatic tailgate seats that would be perfect for watching the kid's soccer game; or for the few owners who may actually take...
Posted: February 21, 2018, 6:00 pm
2018 Jeep Wrangler RubiconJeep crows about its Wrangler being the standard for off-road driving. As my colleague Andrew Ganz found in Arizona, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler is a dynamite car in the dirt. While the 2018 Wrangler, a JL to all the fans, certainly will be a fixture on trails and in mud bogs, it's also the vehicle that will get plenty of folks to school and work...
Posted: February 21, 2018, 4:45 pm
2019 Volvo V60Today, we've got a more powerful Renault Zoe, a new hybrid crossover for Geneva, the same old electric-car global sales champ, and some analysis on hydrogen fueling station numbers. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We asked our Twitter followers where we'll see the most electric-car innovation in future. More than half of them gave us the...
Posted: February 21, 2018, 4:30 pm
2019 Volvo V60Volvo's history is closely linked with wagons that could withstand severe punishment. Now, its future is linked with small-displacement powertrains and selling cars like Netflix. The new Volvo V60 appears to have one tire in the past and three more in the future. The 2019 Volvo V60 was unveiled Wednesday in Stockholm, the second 60-Series vehicle...
Posted: February 21, 2018, 4:04 pm
BYD Yuan. Photo by Indian Autos Blog.Try asking any electric-car owner or advocate, or for that matter any member of the public, which automaker sold the most electric cars last year. In North America, the answer will likely be Tesla, or possibly Nissan or Chevrolet. But we'd bet you hear Tesla most often. The correct answer for global sales of plug-in electric cars, however, was the...
Posted: February 21, 2018, 4:00 pm
2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RSA new generation of the Porsche 911 is just around the corner, but the current 991 generation still has life left in it. The German automaker overnight revealed an updated version of the car's GT3 RS track weapon, which we'll see next month in Geneva. Also on show in Geneva will be the Ferrari 488 Pista, the hardcore version of the 488 GTB...
Posted: February 21, 2018, 4:00 pm
2019 Volvo V60The 2019 Volvo V60 station wagon that was unveiled Wednesday takes the automaker back to its roots, at least for now. The V60's scaled-down modern style hints at what's to come for the automaker's next-generation S60 sedan, which will be the first vehicle assembled at its new Charleston, South Carolina, assembly plant. The V60 will be available...
Posted: February 21, 2018, 3:52 pm
Teaser for 2019 Lexus UX debuting at 2018 Geneva auto showThe global new-vehicle market is moving toward crossover utility vehicles and SUVs, along with vehicles that look like them. Now the production version of another crossover, shown in concept form well over a year ago, has been confirmed to launch at the Geneva auto show with a teaser photo. The Lexus UX will be smaller than the current NX compact...
Posted: February 21, 2018, 3:00 pm
Teaser for 2018 Morgan Plus 8 50th Anniversary Edition debuting at 2018 Geneva auto showMorgan will use next month's 2018 Geneva International Motor Show to introduce the Plus 8 50th Anniversary Edition. As the name suggests, the car, of which just 50 units will be built, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Plus 8 line. Morgan tells us that well over 6,000 of the V-8-powered sports cars have rolled off the line at the company's...
Posted: February 21, 2018, 3:00 pm
2018 Renault Zoe electric car in Purple Blackberry paint colorThe subcompact Renault Zoe hatchback has been Europe's best-selling electric car for several years now. Last year, sales soared after it received a major upgrade to its battery pack, which grew to 41 kilowatt-hours, up from 22 kwh in earlier versions, almost doubling its range to 300 to 400 kilometers (185 to 250 miles) on the European test cycle...
Posted: February 21, 2018, 2:10 pm