Posted by Autostead in Automotive News, Blog, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Nissan
on May 19th, 2010 | 0 comments
Examiner.com: Chrysler to Recall 2010 Challengers, 40,000 Vehicles Total
This recall affects the 2010 Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger and Dodge Ram pickup along with the 2010 Chrysler 300, Jeep Commander and Jeep Grand Cherokee. The issue seems to be that the locking device in the ignition cylinder that prevents you from removing the key until the car is shifted into Park may not function properly, allowing the driver to remove the key without the car safely in park. Full Story…
The New York Times: Honda Delays the Next Civic
Honda revealed at the Tokyo auto show in October that the the next...
Posted by Autostead in Automotive News, Blog, Chevrolet, Mercedes-Benz
on May 18th, 2010 | 0 comments
The Detroit News: Hearing to Probe Toyota Response
The House Energy and Commerce’s oversight subcommittee “will examine whether Toyota and NHTSA have taken adequate steps since the February hearing to investigate and understand the role of electronics in sudden unintended acceleration,” according to a three-page memorandum to staffers today obtained by The Detroit News. Full Story…
eMercedesBenz: Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W 198) production “Gullwing” model was clearly a close relation of these racing vehicles, since it took the engineers just...
Posted by Autostead in Blog, Chevrolet, Coupés, Sports Cars
on May 14th, 2010 | 0 comments
Engine: 6.2-liter 16-valve V8
Horsepower: 426 @ 5,900 rpm
Torque: 420 lb-ft @ 4,600 rpm
Zero to 60 mph: 4.6 sec
Standing 1/4-mile: 13.4 sec @ 120 mph
EPA MPG: 16 city / 24 highway
The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS 2SS is the top of the line Camaro featuring 4 piston Brembo® brakes, a 426 horsepower 6.2-liter V8 engine, 20-inch alloy wheels with sterling silver finish, leather heated seats, Bluetooth® wireless technology, and a USB port. The standard equipment package with this model includes front bucket seats, a CD-ROM and MP3 playback Boston Acoustics audio system, and a 6-speed manual...
Posted by Autostead in Blog, Chevrolet, Pick-up Trucks
on Apr 22nd, 2010 | 0 comments
Engine: 5.3-liter 16-valve V8
Horsepower: 315 @ 5,200 rpm
Torque: 335 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Zero to 60 mph: 6.7 sec
Standing 1/4-mile: 14.8 sec @ 94 mph
EPA MPG: 15 city / 21 highway
This is Chevrolet’s 2010 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ, featuring a short box and four-wheel-drive. This four-door, full-size pickup starts at $41,775 and directly competes with the almighty Nissan Titan. The Silverado’s 5.3-liter V8 Vortec engine pumps out 315 horsepower and 335 lb-ft of torque which moves the truck from zero-to-sixty somewhere in the 6.7-second range.
The 1500 Crew Cab LTZ has a payload capacity of...
Posted by Autostead in Blog, Chevrolet, Sports Cars
on Apr 22nd, 2010 | 0 comments
Engine: 6.2-liter supercharged 16-valve V8
Horsepower: 638 @ 6,500 rpm
Torque: 604 lb-ft @ 3,800 rpm
Zero to 60 mph: 3.6 sec
Standing 1/4-mile: 11.3 sec @ 131 mph
EPA MPG: 14 city / 20 highway
Both 2010 Corvette ZR1 models, the ZR1 1ZR and ZR1 3ZR, are equally equipped as far as engine output and performance is concerned. Both sports cars feature a 6.2-liter supercharged gas V8 that produces 638 horsepower and 604 lb-ft of torque, and both of these cars go zero-to-sixty in 3.6 seconds, reaching the quarter-mile mark in just 11.3 seconds at 131 miles per hour.
Where these two super cars differ is in...