Inside the McLaren MP4-12C

September 8th, 2010 at 10:17pm


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Here’s a car we can guarantee you haven’t seen on the road. It’s the McLaren MP4-12C, and the company brought it by trailer right outside the Autoline studios so we could get our hands on it. Tony Joseph, the company’s North American Regional Director guides us through this bespoke machine and points out such features as onboard track cameras and even shows us how a door can open without a handle.

Instant Impression – BMW 5 Series GT

September 8th, 2010 at 10:13am


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Could it be that the 5 Series GT is the embodiment of everything that’s wrong with BMWs these days? It’s big, heavy and none too cheap. After everything we heard about this vehicle, we were geared up to hate it big time. And then we drove it. Find out what happened then.

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Set to Deliver Best MPGs in Class

September 7th, 2010 at 10:24am

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There’s no doubt Hyundai’s on a roll, and fresh product is at the tip of its offensive.  It seems like every week the company’s introducing a new or refreshed product – from the Genesis to the Equus to the redesigned Tucson.  One of the new vehicles that’s coming down the pipeline is an electrified version of its popular midsize sedan, the Sonata.  Here’s some in-depth information about this car and its hybrid system.  Hit the link below to download the press release.

Download Hyundai’s Press Release

AAH #70 – The Big Linguine Switch

September 3rd, 2010 at 3:30pm

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(Archived video and chat after the jump below)

This week our guest is Lonnie Miller the VP of Marketing and Industry Analysis for Polk. One of the questions we’ll be asking him: just how bad is the Detroit Three’s addiction to fleet sales? Of course, we’ll be exploring other hot subjects as well including John’s recent drives in the Kia Optima and the 5.0 Mustang. Also, August sales numbers are out and Chrysler-Fiat has revealed its dealership plans. John McElroy’s in studio with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Rod Meloni from WDIV Channel 4 News in Detroit.

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Blast from the Past: Developing the Chevy Vega

September 2nd, 2010 at 1:53pm


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Autoline fans Bajabusta and Miradart have posted a “nifty” little video on YouTube detailing the development of the Vega – Chevy’s small car from the 1970s. This feature is from an old TV show called Car & Track. It shows in detail how GM designed, tested and manufactured the Vega. It’s amazing to see stuff like this because it’s a reminder of just how far we’ve come in the last 40 years.

Continental’s Curved Display Screen

September 1st, 2010 at 9:49am


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German supplier Continental makes all kinds of different automotive components like sensors and actuators. Many of these parts are necessary, but fairly unglamorous. The average car buyer never sees any of them — but Conti also makes things that drivers interact with everyday, like switches and display screens. One new technology under development aims to give car designers greater freedom over what they can do with vehicle interiors.