McLaren coupe buyers so far this year have spent on average at least $30,000 for items such as Brembo carbon brake rotors, special paint jobs, carbon paneling in the engine bay and three different wheel options....More
The '13 McLaren MP4-12C Spider was unveiled recently at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and assembly of the sleek roadster with a retractable hardtop and dihedral doors begins next month at the McLaren Production Center in Woking, U.K.
With the top up, the only differentiating feature is a seam along the center of the top, allowing it to fold in two pieces into a bin behind the seats and in front of the 616-hp twin-turbo 3.8L V-8....More
This 592-hp 2-seat mid-engine hand-assembled exotic with dihedral doors and a carbon-fiber chassis makes every competent driver feel like Michael Schumacher, if only for the 3.1 seconds it takes to accelerate from a standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h).
The local industry recognizes there’s still work to be done to improve quality and upgrade technology – huge tasks, in fact. But government officials and company insiders say it’s time to prepare for a bigger play around the world....More
Model-year changeovers in the truck business these days bring with them more updates than in the recent past. Competitive pressures are too intense to let a product go untouched, GM marketers say....More
Next year, GM expects to have 14 core platforms and 12 regional architectures in play. That will decrease to 11 core and two regional platforms, plus two flexible architectures in 2020, before going solely to four component-set platforms in 2025....More
Should the government publicize vehicle-performance data reported by manufacturers and used to identify potential safety defects? Are thousands of scattered eyes necessarily better than a single trained eye?...More