When Techshake first laid eyes on the 2014 Jaguar F-Type Roadster, It was at the 2012 LA Auto Show, where its stylish exterior and asphalt-ripping performance numbers helped Jaguar’s newest feline claw its way to the number one spot on our “Five Most Anticipated Cars of 2013” list. However at the time, Jaguar’s newest roadster was closed to the public with no seat time available for curious members of the media. That all changed at the 2013 North American Auto Show, where I had the opportunity to slip behind the wheel and take a detailed look at Jaguar’s newest two-seat sports car. Does it still have what it takes to remain number one on our list of most anticipated cars of 2013 or has it fallen a few rankings?
Though tagged as a concept, and though it has many concept car-like features (the real metal trimmings on the seats is a dead giveaway that this is not a production-intent vehicle), make no mistake that the Lincoln MKC is coming, and most likely with the MKC name, and will be an absolutely critical launch for the Lincoln brand next year.
One of the best things about technology is how it’s no longer necessary for auto writers to lug around giant paper brochures and press kits at auto shows. Five years ago, I would completely fill a backpack with tchotchkes and printed each day of an auto show. That evening, I’d empty my bag, and I’d fill it halfway again the second day. Upon returning home, I’d pore through the materials one last time, then recycle them. I saved years worth of USB thumb drives until a few months ago, when I purged those though.
In the writeup about the all-new Corvette, we included only live shots. But there were so many photos included with the press kit, we just had to share those as well. In the gallery after the jump, you’ll see both historical Corvette models and many far better (and somewhat Photoshopped) images of the new Stingray. Please tell us what you think about the new Stingray – both its specs and its looks – in the comments below. Enjoy!
It’s official. The C7 has landed, and it was bestowed the name of some of the most legendary cars to wear the Corvette crossed-flag logo: Stingray (not Sting Ray this time). Saying that Chevrolet reserved the Stingray name only for very special generations of the Corvette – it last lived on the early C3 generation, from 1969 to 1976 – GM North America President Mark Reuss said that this new model was indeed a special one.
1953. 1963. 1968. 1984. 1997. 2005. What do these years mean? Of course, they are the first model years of each generation of the Chevrolet Corvette, a car currently in its sixth generation (C6) but about to enter its seventh (C7).
Tonight, in exactly four hours, the world will officially see the 2014 Corvette in all its glory. Techshake will be there, and we’ll bring you detailed in-person impressions later tonight (and a few brief impressions on Twitter ).
Lexus has officially taken the wraps off the 2014 Lexus IS F Sport, which showcases a bold and radical update for the IS that successfully builds upon the themes that defined the current generation model and also sharpens its focus in the marketplace as it looks to take on competitors such as the Mercedes C -Class, Cadillac, ATS, and BMW 3 Series.
Dodge has formally unveiled the latest addition to the Dodge Dart family, the 2013 Dodge Dart GT – which promises to blend style performance and value into one exciting value-packed package.