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We've been waiting on the production version of Aston Martin's beautifully rendered Rapide sedan since we saw the concept over three years ago in Detroit. Now, we finally have a month to count down to -- the production Rapide will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

Production Aston Martin Rapide to Debut at Frankfurt in September - Motortrend

 

There's been much speculation of late on the gleaming silver "Corvette-like" concept car spotted on the set of the new Transformers movie. Some outlets have incorrectly asserted the concept is a potential design for a next-generation C7 Corvette. They're wrong. Oh, it's a Corvette, but our well-placed sources tell us the concept, which we've revealed in an exclusive shot of the clay concept above, is GM's Corvette Centennial Design Concept. We expect to see it revealed early next year, months before it debuts on the silver screen in Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen.

EXCLUSIVE: The Transformers Mystery Car Is The Corvette Centennial Design Concept!

 

Aston shows that it has little trouble doing what Porsche clearly can’t: build a beautiful four-door sports car.

2010 Aston Martin Rapide - Official Images

 

DETROIT, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Chrysler LLC and Fiat SpA (FIA.MI: Quote, Profile, Research) will bring seven new vehicles to North America under their new alliance, Automotive News said on Monday, citing sources who have seen the product-sharing agreement.

Chrysler, Fiat to work on seven new models-magazine

 

Now that the Obama administration is reconsidering California's plan to increase the fuel economy of cars sold in the Golden State and 13 others to 35 miles per gallon by 2016, we wondered how close the automakers are to getting there.

In the 35 MPG Future, Which Cars Make the Cut?

 

DragTimes.com got some dyno results from a new 2008 Dodge Viper ACR. With 1,350 miles on the odometer the current Nürburgring King put down an impressive 546 horsepower and 510 foot pounds of torque to the rear wheels. With a 15% driveline loss that puts the new Viper ACR at 642 horsepower and 600 foot pounds of torque, quite a bit more than the official 600HP number from Dodge.

Dodge Viper ACR makes just as much power as the Corvette ZR1

 

Chevrolet Corvette tuning specialist Callaway Cars has released yet another package for the iconic muscle car, with the latest kit centering around a supercharger upgrade for the standard 6.2L V8 model.

Callaway launches supercharged Corvette for 2009

 

Find a normal Corvette or Z06 too bland for your tastes, but not ready to step up to the ZR1? Perhaps the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Competition Sport package - available on both the base 1LT and Z06 coupes - will catch your fancy.

2009 Chevrolet Corvette Competition Sport Package

 

ASTON MARTIN has admitted it could breach its banking covenants this year amid turmoil in the financial markets.

Driving into trouble: Aston warns it may breach bank covenants

 

Chevrolet’s Corvette has been a perennial favorite among gearheads for more than half a century. From classic models to modern editions, enthusiasts continue to search for the latest high-performance and restyling products for this iconic sports car.

Vette Owners Quick to Customize

 

Most cars on the market carry some kind of image, whether it's the one the manufacturer intended or not. Often, the image is dictated by customer perceptions, not facts. In this case, though, SEMA has matched some facts to the image of America's sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette.

Survey Says: Corvette Owners Love Their Cars

 

What makes black ice so dangerous is that it’s much harder to detect in advance than thicker, milky-looking ice sheets; black ice is moisture that has frozen clear. A thin layer of it doesn’t produce obvious discoloration and may await you on a road that looks essentially dry.

How to do things: How to drive on ‘black ice’

 

General Motors not only has a serious financial challenge, it has an educational one as well. Consider the following statement of one Steven Laib on the Intellectual Conservative web site.

You Can't Drive the Volt from LA to Houston?

 

The American sportscar icon celebrates a half-century.

50 Years of Corvette

 

Sports car manufacturer Aston Martin has won the competition to design a new Routemaster bus for London.

Aston Martin wins Routemaster competition

 

Horton, MI - Three years after a 1964 Corvette was stolen, it is returned to its owner, and two suspects are charged. Jackson County Undersheriff Tom Finco tells News 10 the classic Corvette had been stored in a remote pole barn in Sandstone Township ...

Stolen Corvette Found After 3 years

 

Mario Andretti visited Bowling Green and the Corvette Assembly Plant today, to pick up his specially-ordered Corvette ZR1. Andretti holds the unique title, of being the only race car driver to win the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500, ...

Mario Andretti Picks Up 500th Corvette ZR1 in Bowling Green

 

It's unusual for North Texas to see a bigger drop than the U.S. as a whole, but it may mean the national recession has hit some segments of the local economy with its full force. Oddly, given the breadth of the recession, Corvette sales have helped sustain the dealership, whose overall sales were down about 40 percent in November, Mr. Davis said. Generally, Corvette customers are more affluent than average consumers and more able to raise a down payment.

D-FW new car sales plunge 40%

 

GAYDON, England — Aston Martin, which launched a more powerful 4.7 V8 Vantage earlier this year, is offering a retrofit power upgrade to owners of the older 4.3 V8 Vantage.

New Performance Options From Aston Martin