Fiat will only be selling the Fiat 500e in limited numbers, but the little electric vehicle is making a big impact on some of the performance-car-journalism set. In fact, Road & Track is about to name the 500e its "Best Electric Car of 2013."
24/7 Wall St., a financial news and opinion website, has identified 10 big brands that it believes will disappear from the US market within the next 18 months. The list "reflects how industry trends can accelerate the demise of certain brands," says the publication, noting the "brutally competitive nature of certain industries and the importance of not falling behind in efficiency, innovation or financing." Failure of a brand may happen for a variety of reasons, but the website points out that d
Ann Arbor, Michigan, is best known for the University of Michigan, punk rock progenitor Iggy Pop, and foodie favorite Zingerman's Delicatessen. We know, you're wondering why you should care. Well, it's also now home to three of the four major monthly car magazines.
There are many ways to measure a car's performance, and no shortage of benchmarks against which to judge them. The 200 mile-per-hour mark, for example, holds its share of bragging rights. And back in the day, Road & Track would hold shootouts to determine which cars made the cut and which did not. But now the magazine is back with a new benchmark, one that's a lot tougher to beat: the two-second sprint to sixty.