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2015 Ford Mustang Is Official MIS Pace Car

Jun
13

Ford has just announced that its 2015 Mustang is going to be official pace car for the Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). The racing will take place on Sunday, 15th of June. The participation of the car is continuation of the ongoing tribute that Ford makes to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the iconic pony car. This is the first time that a Mustang GT fastback is appointed as a pace car at MIS. Ford Motor Company president of The Americas, Joe Hinrichs, will be the person who will drive the car and will race the Red fastback around the track in Brooklyn.

Just like the GT version, the pace car is also equipped with 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine. This means that it is perfect for its new job. The powertrain generates more than 420 horsepower (310 kW) and 529 Nm (390 lb.-ft.) of torque. The production version of the fastback is going to hit the showrooms later this year when it will offer two other engines – the 3.7-liter V6 and 2.3-liter EcoBoost.

2015 GMC Canyon Adds OnStar 4G LTE

Jun
11

2015 GMC Canyon and other GMC vehicles from the same model year will be launched later with added connectivity feature. The owners will be able to stay connected via the OnStar 4G LTE connectivity. Innovative features on the Canyon deliver the opportunity to play games like EA SPORTS Madden NFL 15 online between two stationary vehicles or with others at home. The OnStar with 4G LTE features a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot capable of connecting up to seven devices in or around the vehicle.

In addition, GMC, the Official Vehicle of the NFL, will be featured in EA SPORTS Madden NFL 15 with vehicles and branding appearing during gameplay. For instance, after the big game victory, the game’s MVP will be awarded a 2015 GMC vehicle.

All This Power In One Place

Jun
09

If it was an assault on the senses you were looking for, there was no better place to be on Earth than Las Vegas, as the sixth annual goldRush Rally began on May 31st. The eight-day run from the Strip to New York City took the drivers through Park City, UT; then Denver, Chicago, Cleveland and Washington DC. If they weren’t exhausted by the driving and partying when they arrived in the Big Apple, they certainly were by the time they left.

Money

The only way most of us will ever get to own any of the cars that took part in the goldRush Rally is if we strike it rich in Vegas. From Bugatti Veyron Super Sports to McLaren 12C’s, all done up in a variety of arresting (sometimes eye-watering) paint-jobs and wraps, the amount of money tied up in these cars was staggering. GR7 in 2015 will be a chance to combine the sights, sounds and smells of the rally with the thrill of the casinos, but in the meantime we can always practice online with GamingClub’s “pure platinum” slots – at least you can play for free there!

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Officially Rated at 650 Horsepower

Jun
06

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has been rated at 650 horsepower, which means that it is the most powerful production car that General Motors have ever produced. It is powered by the Supercharged LT4 V-8 engine that has been SAE-certified at 650 horsepower (485 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque (881 Nm) at 3,600 rpm. In fact, the new Z06 engine delivers 40 percent more peak torque (180 lb-ft / 244 Nm) than the previous-generation’s 7.0L LS7; as well as 7.5 percent more than the supercharged 2013 Corvette ZR1′s 604 lb-ft (819 Nm).

At 3,200 rpm, the new LT4 surpasses the LS7 by 208 lb-ft of torque (252 Nm). On the horsepower side of the graph, the LT4′s 650-hp rating is 29 percent greater than the LS7′s 505 horsepower (376 kW), and 12 horses more than the ZR1′s LS9 engine.

2015 Cadillac Escalade Gets Galvano Chrome Accents

Jun
04

2015 Cadillac Escalade features brand new design, which highlights vehicle’s emblematic quality and elegance. The styling cues combine sculpted surfaces with high technology. Although the appearance of Escalade is new, its iconic character has been preserved through an evolution of design dating to the first generation vehicle, introduced in 1999.

With a strong sense of presence and proportion, the next-generation Escalade modernizes many Cadillac elements such as shield-shaped grille, the Galvano bright trim, and the LED vertical light signatures.

Four GM Models Earn Five IIHS Stars For Front End Safety

Jun
02

2014 Cadillac XTS and CTS as well as 2014 Buick Regal and 2014 Chevrolet Impala have all earned five stars given by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) via their rating program on front crash prevention. These General Motor vehicles are all considered industry leaders when purchased with GM’s available Front Automatic Braking system. This important safety technology is not only available on GM’s luxury Cadillac products, but also on the more mainstream Chevrolet and Buick vehicles.

The IIHS previously recognized GM for front end safety, bestowing its highest safety rating – the 2014 Top Safety Pick +, on the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain, and Chevrolet Malibu. The main contributor for this high score was the available forward collision alert. The Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain are the only midsize SUVs out of the nine evaluated to earn “Good” ratings in the IIHS’s small overlap front crash test.

2015 Ford Mustang Makes 500 Sells In 30 Seconds

May
30

2015 Ford Mustang will be released on the European market next year. However, more than 9,300 Europeans registered for a chance to buy one of 500 new Ford Mustangs available to order for the first time in the Old Continent during the UEFA Champions League Final. The interest was so high that the first 500 registrations came just 30 seconds into the match between Real Madrid CF and Club Atlético de Madrid. Those who are lucky to buy the new model will be notified in the forthcoming weeks.

The 500 new Mustangs will go across 20 countries. Ford will in the next few weeks contact the customers from each of these countries who were quickest to place their reservation. Each customer will then be invited to complete their order at a dealership later this year.

Ford Mustang’s Unmistakable Design DNA

May
28

2015 Ford Mustang is definitely a fresh interpretation of the original Mustang. It is both contemporary and instantly recognizable, thanks to its shark-bite nose through the fastback profile to the tri-bar taillamps. The model features lower roof and wider hips, which enhances the visual muscularity and give Mustang a more athletic stance.

As a matter of fact the Mustang has evolved over five decades and six generations. Certain visual cues however connect the latest model to the originals like the slant of a nose or the shape of the eyes that repeat themselves in any family.

2015 GMC Sierra HD All Terrain

May
26

2015 GMC Sierra HD All Terrain is a 4-wheel-drive off-road-inspired vehicle. It has exclusive design and muscular on-road presence. It will be offered on 2500HD and 3500HD double cab and crew cab models, in SLE and SLT trims. In addition, the company is also making an available package for the vehicle – the Z71 Off Road, which includes Rancho twin-tube shocks, hill descent control and a skid plate. Sierra HD is driven by the 6.0L gas engine which comes as a standard. There is an optional Duramax turbo-diesel unit.

The exterior of 2015 GMC Sierra HD All Terrain includes as no-cost-option chrome surround on the grille, exterior graphics, aluminum underbody shields and 8-inch six-spoke chrome cast-aluminum wheels. There are available 20-inch chrome aluminum wheels on the 2500HD. 

Dodge Introduces 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat

May
22

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT was revealed at the New York Auto Show a month ago. Now the model is getting supercharged with the 600 horsepower 6.2-liter V-8 HEMI Hellcat engine. The Hellcat model also includes racing-inspired interior and new technologies. The new V-8 unit can be mated with a 6-speed manual transmission or the available TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic one.

Challenger SRT models also get a power boost to the standard 392 HEMI V-8 powerplant which now delivers up to 485 (357 kW) and 644 Nm (475 lb.-ft) of torque. The unit can be coupled with the aforementioned transmissions. The Challenger Hellcat comes standard with two key fobs in red and black. The red key fob unlocks the full horsepower and torque potential of the muscle car, while the black key fob limits the driver to a reduced engine output.