We’ll leave it to the lawyers to explain how anyone could confuse a one-passenger (and distinctly red) Italian racing car with an American-built pick-up.
The 2011 Chrysler 300C has been remade into a sleeker and perhaps even sexier American sedan. The only thing missing from the 300C (for now) is an SRT8 version.
The 2012 Audi TT RS has a 2.5-liter turbocharged 5-cylinder producing 340 bhp. Even more significant the TT RS will only be offered in the US with a 6-speed manual. In a switch, it’s only Europeans who can opt for a DSG version.
Auto companies have discovered the power of social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, as a powerful means of having a two-way communication with current and future customers.
Audi is an example of a company that is putting social media to great use. Last summer Audi USA asked people on its Facebook page to petition if they wanted the company to import the TT RS. Within six weeks 10,000 people had voted yes and Audi was convinced it would be worthwhile importing.
Video of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, which will go on sale about a year from now.
The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 is the most potent variant of the division’s iconic 4-door muscle car to date.
The 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic features a performance tuned suspension and a tweaked 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 with a cold air intake that produces 375 bhp in manual trim and 372 bhp with the 5-speed automatic.
The supercharged Shelby GT350 Convertibles feature a Whipple blower from the Ford Racing Parts catalog with different boost levels to product either 525 or 624 bhp, as well as an upgraded Baer 6-piston rear brakes to match the fronts.
The 2012 Shelby GT350 Convertible is a post-title conversion in which the buyer of a 5.0-liter Mustang GT has it drop-shipped to Shelby in Las Vegas. Buyers can opt for a 430-bhp normally aspirated model or one of two supercharged versions making a respective 525 or 624 bhp.
Behold the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T, known internally as the “Man Van.”
Dodge president and CEO Ralph Gilles is an unrepentant gearhead. So anything he touches has to have a performance component to it. Even minivans. That’s right, the poster child for soccer moms everywhere, the minivan, has received an injection of testosterone.