In Cadillac style, the brand introduces the 2016 CTS-V at the 2015 North American International Auto Show


cadillac ctsv Naias cadillac ctsv Naias_2 cq5dam.web.1280.1280Introduced at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the all-new 2016 Cadillac CTS-V luxury performance sedan joins the cadre of supercars announced at the show this year. Boasting a top speed of 201 mph from its supercharged 6.2L V-8 640 hp engine and 630 lb-ft of torque (855 Nm), the stylish but super fast CTS=V is equipped with Cadillac’s paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission featuring launch control and Performance Algorithm Shifting, the CTS-V will accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds. See below the specs and information from Cadillac:

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2015 Ram 1500 Rebel at the North American International Auto Show


All-New 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel World Debut

Bringing off-road to the full-size truck, the new 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel no full -size truck has ever been. Reveal at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, it’s a new edition to the Ram truck lineup. Here are the specs:


Vehicle Type Quad Cab and Crew Cab, 2WD, 4WD
Assembly Plant Quad Cab: Warren Truck Assembly Plant, Warren, Mich.Crew Cab: Warren Truck Assembly Plant, Warren, Mich.
EPA Vehicle Class Standard Pickup
Layout 2WD — Longitudinal, front engine4WD — Longitudinal, front engine, transfer case
Construction 2WD — Ladder-type frame, steel cab, double-wall steel pickup box4WD — Ladder-type frame, steel cab, double-wall steel pickup box
Type and Description 60-degree V-type, liquid-cooled
Displacement 220 cu. in. (3,604 cu. cm)
Bore x Stroke 3.78 x 3.27 (96.0 x 83.0)
Valve System Chain-driven DOHC, 24 valves and hydraulic end-pivot roller rockers
Fuel Injection Sequential, multiport, electronic, returnless
Construction Aluminum deep-skirt block, aluminum alloy heads
Compression Ratio 10.2:1
Power (SAE net) 305 hp (224 kW) at 6,400 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 269 lb.-ft. (364 N•m) at 4,175 rpm
Max. Engine Speed 6,400 rpm (electronically limited)
Fuel Requirement Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2, E85-compatible
Oil Capacity 6.0 qt. (5.7 liter)
Coolant Capacity 14.0 qt. (13.25 liter)
Emission Controls Dual three-way catalytic converters, heated oxygen sensors
EPA Fuel Economy mpg (city/hwy) 17/25
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All-new Ford GT: Pics from show floor at the 2015 North American International Auto Show


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Can’t wait to get a closer look at Ford’s new Supercar, but in the meantime you can’t deny the edgy, sporty exterior. Here are just a couple pics from a media friend directly from the show floor after the reveal.

No specs, but here’s some info from Ford:

Ford Redefines Innovation in Aerodynamics, EcoBoost and Light-Weighting with All-New Ford GT Carbon Fiber Supercar

  • All-new Ford GT supercar sets new standards for Ford innovation through performance with advances in light-weighting, aerodynamics and ultra-efficient EcoBoost® engine
  • Ford GT features the most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever – a new twin-turbocharged Ford EcoBoost V6 producing more than 600 horsepower
  • Ultra-high-performance supercar is Ford’s most extreme offering, infused with race-proven technology engineered to keep company with exotics when it goes into production in 2016

Ford today unveiled the all-new GT, an ultra-high-performance supercar that serves as a technology showcase for top EcoBoost® performance, aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fiber construction.

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World premiere of all-new production 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider revealed at NAIAS


AR015_312FC7rr7sa9cdhe5rng274q64g2k3u__mid[1]Welcome back to the states. The newly named FCA revealed the all-new Alfa Romeo 4C Spider at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this morning. Good things have developed with the marriage of Chrysler and Fiat, and this is one of them. Beautiful design, sporty, great performance — everything the enthusiast, who’ve been holding up the candle for years, can get excited about. But I’ll let you be the judge. Here are the specs and some info from the automaker.

The Specs:

Vehicle Type Coupe and Spider
Assembly Plant Modena, Italy
EPA Vehicle Class Two-seater
Introduction Date 4C Coupe: Q4 20144C Spider: Summer 2015
Layout Transverse-mounted mid-engine, rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Construction “Pre-preg” monocoque with unilateral carbon fiber; aluminum front and
rear cell structures, roof reinforcements and an engine mounting frame;
low-density, high-strength composite body shell
Type and Description Inline 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled with turbocharger, intercooler and wet sump
Displacement, cc ( 1,742 (106.3)
Bore x Stroke 3.27 x 3.17 (83 x 80.5)
Valve System Dual overhead cam with dual (intake and exhaust) continuous variable-valve timing (VVT), 16 valves, roller-type hydraulic lifters
Fuel Injection Direct-injection, sequential, multiport, electronic
Construction Aluminum-alloy block with cast-iron liners, forged-aluminum pistons, forged-steel crankshaft, aluminum-alloy heads and aluminum bedplate
Compression Ratio 9.25:1
Maximum Turbo Boost (psi / bar) 21.75 psi / 1.45 bar
Power (SAE net) 237 hp (177 kW) @ 6,000 rpm (136 bhp/liter)
Torque (SAE net) 258 lb.-ft. (350 N•m) @ 2,200 – 4,250 rpm
Max. Engine Speed 6,500 rpm (fuel cutoff)
Fuel Requirement Unleaded premium — 91 Octane (R+M)/2
Oil Capacity (with Filters) 6.1 qt. (5.8 liter)
Coolant Capacity 11.2 qt. (10.6 liter)
Emission Controls Four, three-way catalytic converters, heated oxygen sensors,
engine internal features(a)
Estimated EPA Fuel Economy (city/hwy/combined) 24 / 34 / 28
(a) Meets Tier 2 standards in all 50 states.

Alternator 160-amp
Battery Leak-resistant, maintenance-free, 500 CCA

Description 1st, 2nd gear: double cone3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th gear: single cone  Sequential paddle-shift gear selection with Auto mode
Gear Ratios
1st 4.154
2nd 2.269
3rd 1.435
4th 0.978 
5th 0.755
6th 0.622
Axle Ratio 4.118
Overall Top-gear 2.56
Front Double wishbone – high-strength steel tubular-control arms, aluminum knuckles and tubular anti-roll bar
Rear MacPherson – rear strut: shock absorber with hollow piston rod and
side-load spring, high-strength steel tubular-control arms and aluminum knuckles
Type Manual, rack-and-pinion
Overall Ratio 15.7:1
Turning Diameter (curb-to-curb), ft. (m) 40.5 (12.10)
Steering Turns (lock-to-lock) 2.7

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GM unwraps the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt at NAIAS in Detroit


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GM pulled the cover off the electric car that no one can forget, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt. The original design, both concept and production, were perfect for this vehicle, and the new evolutionary look is just as appropriate for this icon. Well, the front is evolutionary, but the rear is an all new fastback that will look great on the street. The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt electric car with extended range, showcasing a sleeker, sportier design that offers 50 miles of EV range, greater efficiency and stronger acceleration.

2015 North American International Auto Show — Back in the D


1420742438464[1]cq5dam.web.1024.768[1]2015 Vipernaias logoIt’s Monday, January 12, 2015 and the first Press Day of the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Talking to some industry friends, the automakers have some special announcements, great cars and trucks and lots of new technology to share. Here’s today’s media reveal schedule:

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