Ralph Hanson, Author


Next AMG Black Series coupe will pay more attention to grace than power

Next AMG Black Series coupe will pay more attention to grace than power

Finding a way to make productive use of more than 500hp in a standard two-wheel drive configuration is a tough thing - at least without going to ridiculous tire and wheel sizes. So the next generation of super-performance coupe from Mercedes-Benz's AMG division won't focus on pushing the outer...

August 4, 2009
2010 Ford Focus

47% of first 80,000 'cash for clunkers' sales from American brands

Ford may be the only American carmaker reporting a rise in sales for July, but Detroit's beleaguered trio didn't fare too badly - almost half of the fuel-efficient upgrades... read more August 3, 2009

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Turnaround reached? Ford announces first sales rise in 19 months

It's already August and the industry isn't expecting to see much more than 10 million sales, but Ford today announced it is up 2% overall and 9% in retail versus a year ago... read more August 3, 2009

EcoMotors International engine

Former VW powertrain chief builds super-efficient engine

It seems that the current spate of environmental consciousness encircling the globe has spawned a number of entrepreneurs wanting to cash in on the need to go greener -... read more August 3, 2009

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Chrysler officially extends PT Cruiser's lifespan by another year

On the back of falling sales and a model run that has lasted more than nine years, Chrysler decided back in January to end production of the PT Cruiser by the middle of this... read more July 31, 2009

Mr. Norm 7.0L V8 Challenger and Cuda Convertible

Mr. Norm unveils 7.0L V8 Challenger and Cuda Convertibles

Legendary Dodge dealer and tuner Mr. Norm has already shown off its 'Super' Challenger and Cuda models earlier this year, but now the firm is back with some new Dodge... read more July 31, 2009

2010 Porsche Panamera

First Porsche Panameras reach U.S. soil

Whether you love it or loathe it there's no stopping the Porsche Panamera now, with 31 models already transported to the U.S. via the cargo hold of a 747 jet. The 31 Panamera... read more July 30, 2009


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