After a day driving around Georgia and lapping the brand-new Atlanta Motorsports Park, we can say, yup, the ATS is legit. Just to be sure, we hooked up our test equipment to a pre-production model while we were there.
No More Cimarron Jokes
Make no mistake, the 2013 Cadillac ATS is a completely brand-new, from-scratch rear-wheel-drive design (all-wheel drive is optional). True, the three available direct-injected engines have been seen before in various iterations, and the fantastic CUE infotainment system debuted in the XTS. But as a whole, this is a brand-new Caddy.
And it’s light. There’s lots of high-strength and ultrahigh-strength steel, and the chassis is scalloped out and utilizes lightening holes to shed pounds where possible. There’s also an aluminum hood, magnesium engine mount brackets and aluminum front suspension arms. End result? The base model tips the scales at 3,315 pounds, while the 3.6 V6 test car comes in
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Jay Leno’s car now qualifies for the popular bumper sticker, “This Car Climbed Mt. Washington.”
But this was no ordinary car.
A television crew filmed Leno’s Stanley steam-powered car driving the auto road to the summit of New Hampshire’s Mount Washington this week. Leno, who is from Andover, told the Portland Press Herald that the idea was to recreate the first time a Stanley drove up the mountain in 1899.
From there, the 67-year-old former host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” traveled to Maine, where he visited Portland’s waterfront and a Waterboro company that made vehicles for the Oscar-nominated film, “Mad Max: Fury Road.”
Leno loves cars and owns more than 150 of them.
His show, “Jay Leno’s Garage,” follows the comedian as he travels around the country to find unique cars.
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DERRY — Three injured people were trapped inside a pickup truck after it struck a tree near 144 Island Pond Road on Wednesday night, according to fire officials.
Fire Battalion Chief Scott Haggart said first responders arrived at the scene about 8 p.m.
Officials have yet to comment on the cause of the crash.
Numerous power tools were needed to extricate the victims, who are all males, Haggart said. Their ages and identifications were not immediately available from investigators.
Two of the victims were reportedly transported to Parkland Medical Center in Derry, with non-life threatening injuries to their extremities.
The third victim was transported by medical helicopter to Boston Medical Center with serious injuries, officials said.
This story will be updated at eagletribune.com as more information becomes available. A complete report will appear in Friday’s Eagle-Tribune.
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Wendy Donohue, who sponsored two articles that would have allowed developer Sal Lupoli to build residential units in a commercial development on Dascomb Road, withdrew them last night at town meeting.
It was apparent at the Collins Center, where the meeting was held and nearly every seat was packed, that too many Andover residents had too many questions about the project’s impact on schools, traffic and their quality of life for the article to survive a vote.
But Lupoli hasn’t given up. He told the audience that the $6 million MassWorks grant that was awarded to the town, which he hopes will help him address infrastructure problems on Dascomb Road, will still be available in the fall.
“We only have one town meeting in the course of the year,” he said. “That’s why your selectmen were trying to get this grant in, and that’s why this came about so fast. So what I would
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The political climate in America may be tense at the moment, but it’s nothing compared to what’s happening in Venezuela. The South American nation is in such a state of chaos that authorities in the city of Valencia have seized a General Motors plant, forcing the automaker to suspend operations there for the foreseeable future.
A complicated situation
The troubles in Venezuela are complex, but they’re largely rooted in the country’s heavy dependence on oil exports.
When crude prices were high, the situation in Venezuela was better, but since oil began its sharp plunge in the summer of 2014, the economy has been in a tailspin. Inflation has surged, reaching 800 percent last December.
The financial troubles have had a direct effect on everyday Venezuelans. The country has become an outrageously dangerous place–the most murderous on Planet Earth–and the U.S. State Department has warned travelers about visiting Venezuela “due
... read more at: http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1110037_venezuela-gets-desperate-seizes-a-gm-plant-and-vehicles
Harley Earl is a well-known name by any automotive designer. He’s the man who really started it all at General Motors when he was appointed to lead the art and color department at the automaker. Earl left his mark on countless designs throughout decades of work.
So, it’s a no-brainer that any collector would want to add a vehicle commissioned specifically for Earl to his or her collection. That is exactly what we have here.
This 1968 C3 Corvette was owned by Earl himself and was likely the final vehicle built for him before he passed away in 1969. Earl often was able to have a vehicle custom built for himself before a final release to the public.
The vehicle’s tag reads, ““This car built especially for Harley J. Earl,” and it was indeed sent back to GM Design following its assembly in St. Louis, Missouri. The most notable features about the
... read more at: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2016/12/gm-design-great-harley-earls-1968-c3-corvette-will-cross-the-block-at-mecum-kissimmee/
The Pacific Northwest has long been a place for escape — whether it’s hiking through forests thick with fir trees, tasting the saltwater spray from the bow of a whale-watching ship, or simply sitting back and enjoying a steaming cup of good coffee. Lately though, well-off folk have been moving here en masse, escaping their urban metropolises to two main port cities, Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington.
Before the venture capitalists and other moneyed interests displace the funky people who built these places and forever alter the function and feel of these two inimitable cities, we wanted to visit Portland, see Seattle, explore the surrounding areas, and talk to the people that turned the Pacific Northwest into a charming corner of our country. Behind the wheel for the journey was Epic Drives host Justin Bell, who set off from Portland in an all-new 2017 Genesis G90 to follow
... read more at: http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2017-genesis-g90-portland-seattle/
HAMPSTEAD — Police said they are searching for the driver of a pickup truck who nearly hit a pedestrian on Maple Avenue Thursday morning.
Officials said the dark-colored vehicle is likely a Chevrolet GMC with a dog crate in the back.
Police said they believe the incident was targeted toward a specific person.
Police have released a photo of the car they are looking for.
Police are also searching for the driver of a blue Mustang who they said was driving recklessly Wednesday night on Tewksbury Road. A picture of that vehicle was not available.
Anyone with information in either case is asked to contact Hampstead police at 603-329-5700.
Watch eagletribune.com for developments. A complete report will appear in Friday’s edition of The Eagle-Tribune.
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On the beach, people were walking around in a daze; the winds picked up umbrellas, blankets, and chairs tossed by the storm.
... read more at: http://www.kptv.com/story/36023911/deadly-crash-shuts-down-sr-500-in-vancouver-area-one-driver-suspected-of-dui-drugs
Jeeps and Ram pickups with the company’s 3.0-liter diesel engines are one step closer to going back on sale in the U.S. after the automaker announced Friday it would resubmit those vehicles to federal testers.
In a statement, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said that it filed an application to sell 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2017 Ram 1500 models fitted with its EcoDiesel-branded engine. The SUVs and trucks were in limbo after a January announcement by the EPA that it had discovered up to eight undisclosed Auxiliary Emissions Control Devices on those trucks that altered performance on emissions tests.
The company fired back at the hint that its cars cheated emissions tests by saying that the devices prolonged the engines’ lives.
“They cannot be classified as defeat devices because we’re trying to defeat nothing,” FCA chief Sergio Marchionne said in January. “These were mechanisms that were put in place to protect the
... read more at: http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1110551_diesel-ram-jeep-models-closer-to-sale-after-fca-submission