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    Detroit 2008: BMW's twin-turbo 4.4L V8

    BMW's twin-turbo 3.0L inline-six has been a rousing success, with nothing less than a Wards 10 Best Engines award sitting in its trophy case. The praise is understandable and well-deserved, as the engine uses a combination of forced induction and direct injection to serve up a torque curve that's ...

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    Detroit 2008: Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 - supercharged LS9 cutaway display

    Yea, we know - the automotive press has featured a whole bunch of Corvette ZR1 content lately (including us!), and readers are probably getting a bit tired. However, we figure that a cutaway of the mighty supercharged LS9 should be interesting enough to justify yet another post on the revived King ...

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    Detroit R8: Deciphering the Audi V12 TDI

    With Audi's introduction of the Audi R8 V12 TDI, we got to look at the most unique aspect of this supercar - its diesel engine. Compression-ignition motors may be commonplace everywhere else in the transportation world, but they haven't yet infiltrated the supercar segment. This is no accident, as ...

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    Detroit 2008: Corvette ZR1 chassis display

    As gorgeous as the 2009 Corvette ZR1 may be on the outside, it's what is under the skin that gets our blood pumping. Fortunately, GM stripped down its new supercar to the bare essentials and put it on display here at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show. You can access our gallery of ZR1 chassis photos by ...

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    Detroit 2008: Honda gives us a peek at the i-DTEC clean diesel

    We've been hearing about Honda's upcoming clean diesel for quite some time now, and the automaker was kind enough to show a cutaway of the i-DTEC clean diesel for us at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show. Expect to see the engine appear first in an upcoming and unnamed Acura product around 2009 - but while ...

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    Detroit 2008: The Cadillac Provoq shows its face in the Midwest

    click above for more live high-res images of the Cadillac Provoq ConceptWe've already covered Cadillac's Provoq E-Flex fuel-cell vehicle during its first public appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show last week, but GM also rolled it across the stage here in Detroit. There were no additional ...

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    Detroit 2008: 2009 Cadillac CTS-V unveiling w/ live shots

    Update: Video of the CTS-V live reveal are available after the jump.Click the photo above for a gallery of live shotsIf you look at the picture above, you can easily imagine Maximum Bob shouting, "I told you folks that it'd be <bleeping> spectacular!" Those of course were not his exact words ...

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    Detroit 2008: Dodge Caravan R/T Concept spotted!

    click above for more images of the Dodge Caraven R/T Concept var digg_url = ''; Tucked away among its more pedestrian brethren was Dodge's Caravan R/T concept. We have no details on the powertrain or what else may ...

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    Detroit 2008: BMW announces pricing for BMW 1 Series Convertible

    click above for more high-res live shots of the BMW 1 Series ConvertibleThe final reveal in BMW's three-movement press conference was a drop-top version of its perfectly-sized 1 Series. While some in the audience might have preferred that the preceding female dancers had instead lost their tops, ...

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    Detroit 2008: BMW unwraps the production X6

    click above to view more high-res images of the BMW X6Dropping the "concept" descriptor that it carried in Frankfurt, the BMW X6 was just revealed at the Detroit Auto Show in full production trim. Not surprisingly, it's almost identical to what we saw in Frankfurt, with a sharply-raked backlight ...

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    Detroit 2008: Live intro of the 2009 Ford F-150

    click above for high-res live shots of the 2009 Ford F-150We already brought you official photography of the newly-revamped 2009 Ford F-150 just after midnight today, but that's hardly enough attention for America's best-selling vehicle. Now that the Blue Oval boys have rolled out the new truck ...

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    2008 Porsche 911 GT2 introduction: The world's best seats

    Even with the world-class handling and amazing power of the 2008 Porsche GT2, a relatively mundane component stood out - the seats. Yeah, we didn't expect to come back from Daytona and do an entire post just on seating technology, but yet here it is. Then again, maybe it's OK to be so fascinated by ...

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    2008 Porsche 911 GT2 introduction: Engine technology

    Squeezing 480 HP from a 3.6L flat-six is an impressive feat, and the latest 911 Turbo does it with a level of sophistication, refinement, and reliability that would have been thought impossible just a few years ago. Everything is relative, though, and "more" is always the operative word when it ...

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    2008 Porsche 911 GT2 introduction: Suspension technology

    While the incredible power output of the new Porsche GT2 gets plenty of attention, it's the suspension and braking systems that should be receiving credit for making this vehicle something other than just a straight-line terror. At the GT2's North American introduction, we had the opportunity not ...

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    Pinch Us: Autoblog drives the 2008 Porsche GT2

    var digg_url = ''; It's just before noon on a Thursday morning as I saunter down pit row at Daytona International Speedway and slide into the supportive sport bucket seat of a 2008 Porsche 911 GT2. I fiddle a bit with the seat ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2007 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson

    Click on the photo above for our photo gallery of the 2007 Ford F-150 Harley-DavidsonAh, how we miss Ford's second-generation Lightning. By infusing an F-150 with 380 HP of supercharged 5.4L fury and selecting suspension components that were up to the task of harnessing such power, the Special ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2008 Ford F-450 Lariat King Ranch

    The first time we laid eyes on Ford's new F-450, we knew that we wanted to run one through the ringer. Intended to satisfy those customers who find traditional "one ton" dually trucks to be a bit too limiting, this massive vehicle pegged our more-is-better meter. The F-450 is, in fact, so big as to ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2007 Ford Expedition EL

    click above image to view more pics of the 2007 Ford Expedition ELFord's new Expedition EL has to follow in some huge footsteps – or, perhaps more appropriately, tire tracks. The stretched-wheelbase SUV not only has to do battle with GM's Suburban and Yukon XL duo (long the sales leaders in ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2007 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ

    Click on the photo above to view high-res shots of the 2007 Chevrolet SilveradoLast year, we had the opportunity to spend some time in the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe and were rather pleased with that vehicle's vastly improved interior and driving dynamics. With the Silverado now riding on a ...

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    Autoblog Project Garage: Cold-air intake, Part II

    With some minor disassembly performed in Part I in anticipation of a new cold air intake, we also performed a few modifications that will be explained further in some later posts. Now that the car and components are ready for installation, let's dive under the hood to finish up this project.

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