Webasto Collaborates with Hyundai, Debuting Bold New 2015 Genesis “Adrenalin Series” at SEMA 2014

Fenton, MI. — Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America, a global tier-one automotive and aftermarket equipment manufacturer, will reveal the results of a cooperative project with Hyundai Motor America at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new Genesis Adrenalin Series vehicle features enhanced handling characteristics, increased braking capabilities, and an aggressive, road-hugging posture that makes it a standout in any crowd. [Read more…]

TECHART for the Porsche Macan models

Germany, Leonberg (PressBox)- Character-orientated. TECHART Automobildesign decisively sharpens the profile of Porsche’s fifth model range, the Macan. Typical TECHART: the individualization program for the compact SUV includes aerodynamics, engine performance, exhaust systems, suspension, wheels and interior refinement. Automotive self-fulfilment for every taste. [Read more…]

Supercharged Model A wins Goodguys 2014 Tank’s Hot Rod of the Year Award

Indianapolis, IN – Tony Lombardi’s supercharged 1930 Model A Ford from Niles, Ohio won the Goodguys 2014 Tank’s Hot Rod of the Year award last weekend at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The criteria is unique in that it’s the only major Goodguys Top 12 award which requires participants to drive on a 100-mile reliability run as well as an 1/8th mile blast down the drag strip. [Read more…]

Dodge Unleashes Most Powerful Challenger Ever

Auburn Hills, Mich. The newly consolidated Dodge and SRT brands are launching out of the gate at full throttle, introducing the new 600-plus horsepower 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with a Hellcat engine and its stablemate – the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT – just one month after taking the wraps off the new Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI® Scat Pack Shaker at the New York Auto Show. [Read more…]

Prolong To Display 60s Themed ’55 Wagon

POMONA, Calif. – Staying true to the earliest days of drag racing, Prolong(r) Super Lubricants will soon unveil a 1955 Chevy 210 four-door Wagon, styled after the classic Drag support vehicles, which were fixtures at drag strips across the country in the 1960s. The slick vintage wagon was inspired by Prolong’s staunch support of the classic car, hot rod, nostalgic and drag racing industries.  Built to serve as a true working vehicle, Prolong’s ’55 wagon will make appearances at car shows and other events throughout the country all year long. [Read more…]

Shelby American to Host 2014 Shelby Vegas Bash at New World Headquarters

Las Vegas, Nev. –  Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), and Team Shelby will host the 2014 Shelby Vegas Bash at the new Shelby American World Headquarters just off the Strip. Festivities start on Monday, April 14, and run into the Mustang Club of America (MCA) 50th Birthday Celebration beginning on Thursday, April 17. This year’s Vegas Bash includes a Shelby Cruise from Palm Springs to Vegas, Monday night’s “Cars Under the Stars” event at the new facility, a Poker Run, exclusive tours, a Shelby GTS giveaway and more. [Read more…]

Ford Mustang Hero Car From Upcoming “Need for Speed” Movie Headed to Barrett-Jackson Auction Block

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.– A custom 2014 Ford Mustang GT starring in the new movie, “Need for Speed,” will be auctioned off for charity by Ford Motor Company at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction on April 12.

Building on the excitement of the movie, premiering March 14, this Mustang will be offered at no reserve, with proceeds benefiting the Henry Ford Health System, a not-for-profit group founded by Henry Ford to improve the health and well-being of a diverse community. [Read more…]

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…]

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…]

American Force Offers “independence” Design For 5- and 6-lug Super Single Wheels

MIAMI, Fla. – American Force Wheels announces the release of its popular Independence design in its Super Single (SS) series for 5- and 6-lug wheels, offering fitments for a broad range of trucks and SUVs. From work trucks to vehicles towing bikes or jet skis to pickups designed just for cruising, American Force’s 5-and 6-lug Independence wheels offer a rare fusion of quality and style. [Read more…]

Lamborghini presents the new Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse

The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse will be presented for the first time at the 2013 Frankfurt auto show. The Squadra Corse delivers high levels of performance while bringing the thrills associated with motorsport to the street-legal world. This new and most extreme model in the Gallardo line-up is based on the Gallardo Super Trofeo, the race car that features in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo – the world’s fastest one-make series. The Squadra Corse will be a limited production model, priced at € 191.100, plus tax. [Read more…]

Chrysler Custom Challenge Finalists Named

The sensual lines and fluid surfaces of Chrysler vehicles make them the ideal canvas for customization. Chrysler customizers inject passion into every modification – from eye-catching paint jobs to performance boosters under hood. The Chrysler Custom Challenge, gives recognition to those visionary’s whose personal style elements and spirit of individuality exceed the norm. [Read more…]

American Force Expands Line With 6-Lug Wheels

MIAMI, Fla. – American Force Wheels has expanded its line of custom-built, forged aluminum wheels for SUV and mid-size truck owners looking to showcase their distinct style.  The new Super Single 6-lug Series is designed specifically for vehicles like the Ford F150, Ford Raptor, Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC 1500.  [Read more…]

SEMA Driving Experience 2012

ESM’s very own Michael Powers takes on drifting at the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas!