Lincoln and Matthew McConaughey are back together with a pair of new commercials, this time working on behalf of the MKZ and MKZ Hybrid. The spots, "Balance" and "Diner," are new, but the formula is the same - cinematic, contemplative, channeling more than a bit of True Detective.
Motor Trend tests the Camaro Z/28 against the Porsche 911 GT3 in the latest episode of Head 2 Head. That's a 7.0-liter V8 versus a 3.8-liter flat-six, 505 horsepower vs. 475 hp, 3,882 pounds vs. 3,267 pounds, and an as-tested price of $76,150 vs. $145,785. It isn't exactly fair, but it's totally fun to watch.
A report in Automotive News says Chevrolet honchos are "hustling" to have a new Malibu ready in a year. Mark Reuss, General Motors' head of global product development, is quoted as saying it will have "groundbreaking design" and "groundbreaking technology," and global design head Ed Welburn said the next Malibu's design will "make a significant statement" with "a very passionate design."
Volvo will demonstrate a new safety innovation at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas next month that enables vehicle-to-cyclist communication to warn both a driver and a bicycle rider about an impending collision. It was developed in partnership with POC, a maker of safety gear for gravity sports athletes, and Ericsson, and works through a smartphone app and the Volvo cloud.
Cadillac may be launching some enticing new V models on Johan de Nysschen's watch, but now that he's left Infiniti, he doesn't seem to think the Q50 Eau Rouge concept is ever going to see the inside of a showroom.
Someone took a 2015 Corvette Z06 with the seven-speed-manual to Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, and blasted it down through the quarter mile. It's first run: an 11.7 at 120.54 mph, just 0.5 seconds over the time listed on its Chevrolet spec sheet.
Subaru had plans to build the Crosstrek here in the US, but Reuters reports that the company has changed its mind and will build the little crossover Scooby in Japan, in the same Gunma Prefecture factory where the Impreza, BRZ and Levorg are built.
The turnover at Ferrari F1 continues with news that Jock Clear, Lewis Hamilton's performance engineer this season at Mercedes AMG Petronas, will join the Scuderia. In addition to Hamilton, Clear helped Jacques Villeneuve to his Driver's Championship in 1997. He'll take over the vacancy left by former Ferrari engineering head Pat Fry's departure.
An enthusiast Christmas story: Salinas, California resident Lynda Alsip bought a 1967 Ford Mustang in 1984 when she was 17 years old, but it was stolen from her two years later. This year, the California Highway Patrol reunited her with her first car after a man tried to register it at the DMV.
For the first time since 2009, motorcycle fatalities decreased year-on-year in 2013: the Fatality Analysis Reporting System compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration counted 4,668 motorcyclist deaths last year compared to 4,896 in 2012.
Chris Harris has lusted after a Ferrari FF since the day it was revealed, but he couldn't buy one until depreciation made friends with his bank account. He finally got a two-year-old model, and after five months of ownership - and the occasional interior part that falls off - he finds it's everything he wanted.
Automobile reports that the coming Cadillac CT6 will have an aluminum body. If that ends up being the case, an all-aluminum body would be quite the reversal, contradicting the last four months of reportage and company statements on the matter.
Ford Racing is offering the ProCal handset for $595, allowing you to reflash the ECU on your EcoBoost-equipped ride to extract more of its inherent capabilities without any additional upgrades. It gives you control of variables such as throttle response, idle speed and turbo wastegate control, among others.
A Motorweek Retro Review takes us back to 1986, when the 121-horsepower BMW 325e and 182-hp 635Csi represented the purity of the brand. It's those kinds of cars that helped make BMW what it is today, and that make enthusiasts bang on tables, upset that the brand isn't that anymore.
Jim Nabors may be best known for playing Gomer Pyle, but he's been part of Indy 500 for over four decades. Now that he's retiring, though, the race organizers have nominated an Indiana-based a cappella group to uphold the tradition.
Improvements include bigger battery, aerodynamic improvements and low rolling resistence tires
Following a heads-up given by CEO Elon Musk last week on Twitter, the company has now shared some details of a new upgrade it will be making available for its electric sports coupe sometime in 2015. Together, the enhancements should offer a 40-50 percent range improvement and give Roadsters a 400-mile range under certain conditions.