Archives for November 2013

End of production for the Lamborghini Gallardo

In the historic factory buildings of Sant’Agata Bolognese, the last Lamborghini Gallardo has left the production line. The final model is a Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante in Rosso Mars (red) and it is destined for a private collector. With a total of 14,022 units the Gallardo is not only by far the most-built Lamborghini, it ranks among the most successful super sports cars — and has long since established itself as an icon of Italian design and the art of automotive engineering. [Read more…]

CORSA Performance Offers New Exhaust System For 2012-2013 Cadillac Escalade

BEREA, Ohio – CORSA(r) Performance Exhausts announces the availability of its dual exit, cat-back exhaust system for the 2012-2013 Cadillac Escalade. The sleek, dual under the bumper Series is available for standard Escalades, Escalade EXT’s and Escalade ESV’s with 6.2L V8 engines.  [Read more…]

New Anodized Carbon Special Edition Package Available on 2014 SRT Viper GTS

Auburn Hills, Mich. The Chrysler Group’s SRT (Street and Racing Technology) brand announced it will produce an exclusive, limited run Anodized Carbon Special Edition package for the SRT Viper GTS model. [Read more…]

Survey: Passengers say spouses drive them crazy

Foster City, CA – Over a third of people point to their spouses as being “the most annoying drivers,” according to a new Insure.com survey. Insure.com surveyed 2,000 licensed drivers about their opinions on annoying drivers and the habits that send their blood pressure through the roof. [Read more…]

J.D. Power’s Top Ten Favorite Cars I’ve Owned

By J.D. Power, III

I owned other cars during the years but these ten stand out in my mind for various reasons. Especially as my company, J.D. Power and Associates, got more established I tried to never own a car that would be obvious or expected. I wanted to show people that the cars that were at the top of the J.D. Power and Associates lists for quality or customer satisfaction didn’t get there because they were my personal favorites. And, you can see, when there were new models, or special editions that offered something different and unexpected, I was a happy pushover. [Read more…]

A.R.E. Project Vehicle Wins Two GM Design Awards At SEMA

MASSILLON, Ohio – A.R.E. garnered two GM Design Awards for its customized Wounded Warrior Project(r) 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, which debuted at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. A.R.E. won Chevrolet’s Best New Off Road Silverado and Best New Chevrolet Interior. [Read more…]

UPS Announces Winner of “Ride Your Hauler to SEMA” Contest

Just in time for the 2013 SEMA Show, UPS announced the winner of its “Ride Your Hauler to SEMA” Contest. The contest, in its first year, was designed to celebrate the creative talent among the automotive specialty aftermarket. Jeb Greenstone, president, designer and lead fabricator of Cutworm Specialties won the competition. Cutworm Specialties, based in Hayesville, NC, is a custom hot rod builder. Greenstone’s winning entry is a “Dually Hauler” built by his company for Joe Kral Minneapolis, MN. [Read more…]