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).
Without solid backing on Wall Street, FCA may have trouble securing favorable credit for the estimated €50 billion needed to reach aggressive volume targets set last May for the Chrysler, Jeep and Alfa Romeo brands....More
Ultracaps, long considered too costly for widespread application in light vehicles, appear to be gaining traction – albeit ever so slowly – as electrification takes hold and automakers find the technology’s advantages harder to resist....More
Networked vehicles that can communicate with each other and the infrastructure open up a new range of possibilities for user functions that will make driving safer, more comfortable and environmentally friendly, the supplier says....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