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Car Sales Soar as Deals Pick Up

August 13th, 2014

July 2014 Auto Sales

The worldwide auto industry is on an upward trend, with new car sales picking up dramatically in 2014 in the U.S., the U.K. and elsewhere thanks in large part to better-than-ever financing incentives offered by automakers. Industry tracking service LMC Automotive has just recently upped their sales projection for the U.S. in 2014 to 16.3 million units, which would be far and away the largest total since before the worldwide auto industry crash of 2008.

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Acura Launches TLX With Biggest Ad Push in History

August 13th, 2014

2015 Acura TLX

Acura’s new red-hot 2015 TLX luxury sport sedan is making a big splash this year, just hitting dealerships and effectively replacing both the 2014 TSX and TL. Betting that the refined and sporty new four-door will be a big hit with consumers, Acura has undertaken the biggest marketing push in its history with a barrage of TV, radio, magazine, internet, social media and live tie-in campaigns.

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Jay Leno Takes the 707-Horsepower Hellcat For a Spin

August 13th, 2014

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat - Jay Leno's Garage

Dodge is making waves with its new-for-2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat, the most poweful muscle car ever created and currently the most powerful American-made car that money can buy. With 707 horsepower from a high-output supercharged 6.2-liter V8, the most powerful series-production V8 ever, the Hellcat is more powerful than a Lamborghini Aventador and Dodge’s own Viper. It’s got 20×9.5-inch rear tires, and runs the 1/4-mile on its production tires in 11.2 seconds (10.8 seconds on street-legal drag radials) Top speed is an ungoverned 199 mph. So it was only a matter of time before funny man and car aficionado Jay Leno got his hands on the Hellcat for some smoky burnouts.

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A New Supercar From The…Philippines?

July 17th, 2014

Factor Aurelio Philippines Supercar

It’s not every day that an all-new supercar company materializes out of nothing, and those that do are often the pet projects of billionaires with a lot of time on their hands. So, a report from The Manila Times comes today as a bit of a shocker: a team of three passionate auto enthusiasts from the Laguna province in the Philippines has developed running, driving prototypes for a hand-built and homegrown supercar, with deliveries to their first customers set to begin soon.

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The 600 Horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

May 21st, 2014

2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat V8

[7/1/14 Update: The Hellcat will produce 707 horsepower]

Ready to hit a stoplight drag race near you, Dodge will offer its updated-for-2015 Challenger in an even more powerful trim level later this year, the all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

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