Chrysler is debuting its S-Concept 300 models at Spring Festival of LXs. Autoblog.com has the details.
Chrysler has a hardcore group of owners who have taken their Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Challenger models to the next level of aftermarket bliss. For those Mopar super fans, Chrysler throws a little party called the Spring Festival of LXs. The event draws owners from all over eager to show off their customized rides, and this year, Team Pentastar had a little something special for those in attendance.
Chrysler unveiled the 300 S-Concept models, modded versions of its already hot-looking 2011 Chrysler 300. In the case of the featured video car, the big rear-drive Chrysler receives updates ranging from bigger, more audacious wheels, body-color moldings and an a new grille that looks like the outline of a brick wall. The interior has also received some custom touches, including a sea of red leather just about everywhere one’s body touches, along with an italic ‘S’ on each throne. Hit the jump to watch video of the unveiling, and be sure to click the gallery below for images of the 300 S-Concept at the event.
Volvo redesigned their S60 sedan and the guys over at Bullz-Eye.com say it’s one sweet ride! BE is currently testing a 2011 Volvo S60 T6 AWD and were very impressed. Until their review goes live you can check out their gallery to see how sharp the new S60 looks.
Have you recently seen the Nissan Juke Design Studio and/or Nissan Juke Sports Illustrated campaigns? Well you might love the newest campaign that Nissan has launched with “Funny or Die!”
This is from our friends over a Nissan:
The Nissan Juke campaign launched with a spot, called “Donut Action.” In it, the Nissan Juke helps a young exec turn a normal status meeting donut run into an action-packed adventure with turbo boosts, broken glass and running over desks. In short, the Juke guy and his Juke make even the uncoolest mission cooler!
In that spirit, Funny or Die is partnering with the Nissan Juke to take real people’s missions – “Do my homework.” “Babysit my kids.” “Teach me origami!” – and transforms them from lame, everyday chores to the coolest, funniest, action adventure. You have to “like” Nissan Juke on Facebook, submit a mission to the “Mission Submission” application and then for a lucky few, the Juke Guy, his Juke and a Funny or Die film crew will show up at their door to complete their mission.
The 2011 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson is the kind of vehicle that commands attention on the road. We recently test drove one of these luxury trucks and we’re convinced that Ford stopped at nothing to brand this top truck for all of the Harley-Davidson fans out there.
The tuxedo black metallic paint on the 2011 F-150 Harley-Davidson is dressed up with graphics on the side of the truck and the hood. These orange and silver streaks really distinguish the Harley-Davidson F-150 from anything else on the road. The new front fascia with a six-bar billet-style satin chrome grille and blacked out lower grille add a refined look to the truck. The 22-inch forged wheels lift the truck high enough to make the integrated deployable running boards a big help. With all of the chrome on with the 2011 Ford F-150 Harley Davidson, this truck balances the fine line between luxury and ultra cool sportiness.
Read the full review. Ford continues to kill it as their new trucks and their old ones remain very popular. So consumers have tons of great options with Ford, from used Ford F150s for sale to the new custom version reviewed above. Enjoy!
Baldwin Motion is looking to benefit from the resurgence of Chevy‘s new Chamaro, launching five different models with horsepower figures ranging anywhere from 525-hp to 800-hp, all based on the Camaro SS. Dubbed the “Fantastic Five”, the base model is SS-427, next up is the Phase III 427 then the SS-454, Phase III 454 and last but not least, the Phase III 427-SC.
Following the naming designation, each Camaro SS is powered by either GM’s LS7 427 powerplant or their LSX 454 engine. Hit the source to see specs on each and every model, but it’s worth highlighting the Phase III 427-SC that takes the Camaro SS to an impressive 800-hp. Baldwin Motion supercharges a fully built GM’s LS7 427 engine with a 2.8L twin-screw supercharger. The heads are also completely redone with a custom Redline R3-SC blower camshaft to up high-end horsepower.
We have no idea whether this BMW M3 pickup will ever see the production line but if it does that market will never be the same!
We’ve been hearing for a while now that the 2014 BMW M3 would be shedding a few pounds when it is fully redesigned. We knew that it would lose a few cylinders when switching from the V8 to a twin-turbo V6, but we didn’t know that meant losing a few seats — and doors and a trunk — as well. So when our spy photographers caught this M3amino testing on the Ring it was a bit of…uh… a surprise. I mean, we know that small pickups are the hottest thing going in Thailand right now and that developing markets are the next growth zone for luxury cars, but…
Jeff Morgan of Bullz-Eye.com recently attended the US GT Academy finals and shared his experience of the event!
Video game tournaments are notoriously boring affairs. As fun and addictive as I find many games, watching someone else play those same games is the entertainment equivalent to watching my grandparents play bridge. The mind-numbing effect of spectating a game tournament is only multiplied when the viewer doesn’t know the game, as was my situation at the US GT Academy finals this week. As I mentioned to the rest of the media at the event on Wednesday afternoon, I haven’t picked up a Gran Turismo title since GT2 and I wasn’t any good at that game, anyway.
But this event wasn’t for me (shocking, I know). It was for the 32 competitors – mostly young guys with a couple of standouts – who had bested some 53,000 other drivers in an online Gran Turismo 5 tournament and now stood a chance at winning a trip to Silverstone, entering the next phase of the GT Academy competition, the outcome of which could dramatically change their lives. In part, that’s what sets GT Academy apart from other video game tournaments. In most cases, the winners walk away with a new gaming rig or an oversized check, but it’s rarely the sort of thing that dreams are made of. In the case of GT Academy, virtual racing enthusiasts are given the chance to get behind the wheel of a real life race car and, if they can beat the rest of the contestants in a physical competition, earn a spot on Nissan’s racing team.
Some are car insurance commercials are funny, but many aren’t. Geico has pushed the envelope for years with some great commercials, but the latest batch of radio station commercials are painfully bad.
If you’re looking for car insurance, the key is shopping around and learning about service as well. You should always look for cheap car insurance quotes on the web, and then dig deeper for company reviews as price isn’t everything.
Do your research and forget about the commercials!
FORTUNE — It’s the mother of all corporate rivalries, bigger than Coke vs. Pepsi, older than Nike vs. Reebok, and more compelling than Pampers vs. Huggies. It’s fought with billion-dollar budgets for new models and marketing, and it is subject to more ups and downs than the stock market.
While it may be temporarily overshadowed by the troubles of Japanese auto makers, and imperiled long-term by the rise in oil prices, one constant remains in Detroit: General Motors vs. Ford. The two companies have been battling it out for profits, market share, and hometown bragging rights almost from the time GM (GM) was founded in Flint, Michigan in 1908, five years after Ford (F, Fortune 500) got started in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn.
Keeping score means watching three major indicators: annual profit, market capitalization, and U.S. market share — both retail share to private customers and overall share that includes fleet buyers.
Bullz-Eye recently took delivery of a 2011 Ford Explorer Limited. Unless you follow this industry closely you probably wouldn’t know it was an Explorer at first glance. This is basically an all new 2011 Ford Explorer. When designing this “Crossover,” it’s apparent Ford looked to the future rather than looking back. Check back soon for the review on Bullz-Eye.com!