2012 Aston Martin V12 Vantage - track day video feature
With 510 hp & 420 lb-ft of torque, driving the 2012 Aston Martin Vantage V12 on public roads takes a lot of restraint. We opened it up at the Michigan International Speedway and had some fun while confirming a few automotive truisms. For the full story: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120904/CARNEWS/120909965?utm_source=twitt er&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social
2013 Ford Escape hit by third recall - Autoweek TV with Greg Migliore
Also in this episode: Jaguar shows off a hybrid XJ prototype at a U.K. event, and we break down the American Le Mans Series - Grand-Am merger. --The Ford Escape is being recalled again --Jaguar shows off a hybrid --And in case you haven't heard: a major shakeup in racing occurred yesterday. We'll have the details. I'm Greg Migliore, and you're watching Thursday's edition of Autoweek TV. The 2013 Escape has hit a few bumps right out of the gate. The freshly launched SUV is being recalled for the third time, Ford said yesterday. This time it's to fix a problem that could cause a fire in the engine compartment. About 7,600 Escapes with the 1.6-liter engine are affected by the recall. Details on the Escape recall: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120905/CARNEWS/120909930?utm_source=youtu be&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social Jaguar revealed a hybrid prototype of the XJ sedan at an event in the U.K. This is just an engineering prototype, but it makes 334 hp. Total range is about 680 miles, with 25 miles on just electricity. Regardless, we still are salivating to drive the F-type. For more on the Jaguar XJ prototype: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120905/CARNEWS/120909942?utm_source=youtu be&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social And, the American Le Mans Series and Grand-Am are merging. The two series will run separately next year, and then complete the merger in 2014. Now, our editors have strong opinions in all of this. Check out pieces by Dutch Mandel, Wes Raynal and Steven Cole Smith on autoweekracing.com. Steven Cole Smith's article on the merger: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120905/GRAND_AM/120909948?utm_source=yout ube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social What you need to know about the Grand-Am/ALMS merger: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120905/ALMS/120909939?utm_source=youtube& utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social Wes Raynal's column: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120905/ALMS/120909940?utm_source=youtube& utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social Dutch Mandel's column: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120905/ALMS/120909943?utm_source=youtube& utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social That's it for Autoweek TV. Have a great day. Enjoy the Drive.
2012 Jeep Wrangler takes to the trails, 2012 Toyota Camry revealed - Autoweek TV
Also in this episode: Kyle Busch loses his license for speeding and Bentley is bringing a revised Continental GTC convertible to the Frankfurt motor show.
VW unveils seventh generation Golf - Autoweek TV with Jake Lingeman
Also in this episode: A sculpture will provide an early glimpse of future Mercedes-Benz S-class styling, and a Chinese company is poised to revive Saab as an electric-vehicle manufacturer. -- VW reveals the new Golf. -- Mercedes teases the look of the new S-class. -- And a new owner is ready to revive Saab. I'm Jake, getting the new school year off to a fast start with an episode of Autoweek TV. Here's what's in the news: Volkswagen has taken the wraps off the seventh-generation Golf. The car gets a debut at the Paris motor show at the end of this month, and reaches U.S. showrooms in about a year from now. The new Golf has a sharp appearance, high quality interior and frugal new gasoline and diesel powertrains. VW says the new Golf is significantly lighter than the model it replaces despite a slight increase in size and more standard equipment. The headline news is the claimed 73.5 mpg combined fuel economy VW claims for the 1.6-liter diesel engine -- although that's on the European test cycle, which produces bigger numbers than the U.S. cycle. There are plenty more details on the new Golf at autoweek.com. In other Paris motor show news, Mercedes-Benz plans to preview the look of the redesigned S-class with a sculpture entitled "Aesthetics S." Mercedes says it will combine the sculpture with a light show to create what it calls a "three-dimensional world." OK. Well, we'll probably see the new S-class for real next spring at the Geneva show -- or maybe in January in Detroit. Finally, the Chinese firm that owns Saab and plans to make electric cars is ready to get things started. But National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB has agreed not to use Saab's Griffin logo on its cars. The company can use the Saab name on its EVs, which will be based on Saab's car platforms. Plans are for production to start in about 18 months. That's the news for today. We'll be back tomorrow. Until then, enjoy the drive.