28 Apr

Alfa Romeo Giulia Finally in Production

After over a year of waiting and countless delays, the Alfa Romeo Giulia has finally rolled the first vehicle off the production line. It was finished in the FCA plant in Piedimonte San Germano, Italy on April 19th. The vehicle is dark grey in color, likely destined for Europe. It is looked at to be Alfa Romeo’s competitor for the BMW 3-series, as well as mark an official return to the United States mass market.

The First Alfa Romeo Giulia Has Finally Rolled Off The Production Line

Source: CarBuzz

After being revealed in 2015, the Giulia experienced several logistical problems that caused many difficulties and delays. Along with the BMW rivaling 530-horsepower model, a more affordable version of the vehicle will be available in the United States, coming in at 276 horsepower.

Unfortunately for Americans, the wait is not quite over. Production in the United States isn’t slated to begin until the second quarter of 2016.

While it will still be some time before we see the vehicle in dealerships, the fact that production has started is certainly a good start.

17 Apr

Aston Martin Vulcan Can Be Made Street Legal

Ugo Colombo The Collection Astin Martin Vulcn

Source: Digital Trends

The Aston Martin Vulcan is a car that will set you back over 2 million dollars. The problem, however, is that it wasn’t looking like it was going to be street legal. Why dish out that kind of cash if you’re not able to take your fancy new ride onto the streets?

Luckily, Aston Martin plans on putting a program into place that will let you transform your Vulcan to be able to take it out on the road. Out of the factory, the Vulcan is barely raised off the asphalt. As you could imagine, this would be disastrous on any street that isn’t perfectly flat. You hit one bump and your ride is severely damaged.

It’s reported that Aston Martin is working with an outside company to make the conversions to street legal use.  The conversions are said to take three months to complete.

Read more at http://www.theverge.com/2016/4/20/11464142/aston-martin-vulcan-street-legal-conversion-requests

08 Apr

The 911 has Gone Turbo

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

Source: LA Times

Porsche has been manufacturing 911s for over 50 years, so a new one is usually not the biggest of deals. The 2017 Porsche looks almost identical to last year’s model, however under the hood they are very different. The 2017 911 has gone turbo. Instead of the traditional naturally-aspirated flat six engine, the new 911 Carrera 4s will feature a twin-turbo flat six.

The new engine will give the vehicle 420 horsepower and 368 pound feet of torque, which is up quite a bit from the previous model. Porsche also claims that the car will get 12% better fuel economy than its predecessor.

The new car will also feature updates to the chassis and suspension. It sits 10 Millimeters lower than the 2016 model and also features optional rear-wheel steering

The new 911 Carrera has a starting MSRP of $111,350, about $5,000 higher than the 2016 version of the same car.