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Chevrolet Sold a New Vehicle Every 7.4 Seconds Worldwide in 2010

The news that Chevrolet sold a new vehicle every 7.4 seconds worldwide may mean it’s time to rework that old slogan of theirs to “It’s as international as cricket, Tandoori and Chevrolet” because it’s as American as baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet just doesn’t reflect what the brand is about any more.

Subaru WRX STI, Always a Snarling Sports Car, Eats Up the Snow

This past summer I had the opportunity to drive the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI at its press introduction in Aspen, Colo. It was fun playing with the impossibly fast and well-handling sports sedan in the summer playground that is Aspen.

At the time, part of me really wished I could flog this car through a heavy snowstorm. After all, the beauty of this car is it’s a Subaru. It’s meant to be driven through all kinds of inclement weather with nary a concern.

Scuderi Air-Hybrid Engine technology setting up to challenge electric hybrids

Independent lab tests confirm the Scuderi™ Air-Hybrid Engine consumes up to 36 percent less fuel than a conventional engine. Beyond 2016 Federal Fuel Economy mandates, the gains will likely enable the technology to now challenge more expensive electric hybrids shown at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.

Mercedes-Benz Creates C63 AMG Affalterbach Edition

It has been stated numerous times that the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is one of the best, if not the best, performance sedan on the market. The looks, the power and the noise that is produced by that monstrous 6.2-liter V8 are all sensationally stimulating. Add all that to the P31 Development Package and the base C63 turns into a rocket, capable of burning the rear tires away in a matter of minutes.

Video of Need for Speed Shift 2 Unleashed from the 2011 Detroit Auto Show

A few months ago, I had a chance to preview Electronic Art’s upcoming Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed thanks to the folks at World Racing (and of course, EA) but at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show EA and Ford had a display setup and the folks at TheXboxSource.com got gameplay video of the new racing simulator.

Ford shows off Explorer, Taurus SHO Police Interceptor models at 2011 Detroit Auto Show

The police car segment has been heating up with each of the Detroit Big 3 offering up new cop cars but only Ford Motor Company used the 2011 Detroit Auto Show to feature their new models – as Ford brought out a new Explorer and a pair of police-purposed Taurus SHO sedans to show off their Police Interceptor lineup.

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