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Sexy Sports Coupes Gather at Celebrity-Curated Show

 

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The F-Type Coupe


On Wednesday, April 10, the Petersen Automotive Museum debuted its latest exhibition, “The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes,” sponsored by Jaguar and the new F-Type coupe. The show brings together an all-star cast of fixed-roof cars, chosen by some of the most famous auto enthusiasts in the world. Celebrity guest curators including directors, rock-stars, actors and auto-industry notables, were asked to pick their favorite coupes of all time.

 

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How to buy the best SUV

on February 20th, 2014
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The Range Rover Sport V8 Supercharged in action

SUV – AKA Sport Utility Vehicle

by Alain Gayot


They are the evil but oh-so-loved cars, not just in America where they have deep roots, but now worldwide. And, if you don’t have one as part of your line-up, you can’t be considered a complete auto manufacturer. These often gas-guzzling beasts are not new, they are simply all the rage nowadays.

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  • pinitbutton Maserati and Ermenegildo Zegna Announce Partnership    Car News
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The Maserati Quattroporte will soon be available in a Limited Edition by Ermenegildo Zegna

Famed sports car maker Maserati and high-end fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna have signed a three-year agreement, bringing together two of Italy’s most iconic manufacturers of luxury goods. Applying Zegna’s experience in custom-made clothing and premium fabrics, Maserati plans to enhance its already-opulent interiors with a new, exclusive collection of colors, trims and materials. To kick off the partnership, Maserati is celebrating its centennial in 2014 with the release of the Maserati Quattroporte Limited Edition by Ermenegildo Zegna. This stylish take on Maserati’s flagship model, limited to 100 cars, will boast Zegna’s distinctive design touch and feature fabrics produced by the historic woolmill Lanificio Zegna in Trivero, Italy. Beginning in 2015, an entire line of optional Zegna trims will be available on all vehicles. Look out for the unveiling of the Maserati Quattroporte Limited Edition by Ermenegildo Zegna at a major international auto show in the near future. Zegna and Maserati will also be collaborating on the Owner’s Collection, a line of leather goods, outerwear and lifestyle accessories.

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The Volvo Drive-E engine offers improved performance and efficiency


Gambling on the Superturbo Engines

Since taking control of the Swedish brand several years ago, Chinese manufacturer Zhejiang Geely has been hard at work reinventing Volvo as an automobile for the 21st century. The product of several years’ and billions of dollars’ worth of research and development, Volvo’s new line of Drive-E powertrains is the first step toward that goal, utilizing forward-thinking technology to provide improved performance and fuel economy. Continue reading “Volvo Introduces New Drive-E Powertrains — Car News” »


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Bose Active Sound Management software works with your car’s existing sound system to cancel unwanted engine noise


Drivers looking for a quiet ride will be happy to hear that Bose noise-cancelling technology is now available in all vehicles, including those without Bose sound systems. Bose collaborated with NXP Semiconductors N.V. on the noise-cancelling chip, which blocks unwanted engine and powertrain sounds. Using cabin-mounted microphones, Bose Active Sound Management targets a narrow band of low-frequency engine sounds and cancels them via acoustically opposite signals sent through the car’s existing stereo system. The program responds only when necessary, and is uniquely configured for each vehicle. While the chip can work with any sound system in the appropriate frequency range, car owners will also need to install the necessary noise-capturing microphones.

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  • pinitbutton Toyota Introduces New Safety Technology    Car News
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Toyota’s Automated Highway Driving Assist allows cars to communicate information on speed, braking and more


Toyota unveiled a slew of new active safety systems at a recent Tokyo event. Focusing on collision avoidance and reducing driver workload, the intelligent new technology is still in the development stage; however, the systems should see widespread distribution in many Toyota models in coming years. Among the upgraded amenities are 180-degree front and rear cameras with cross traffic detection and a parking assist system that automatically directs vehicles into parking spaces without the need for driver steering. The improved pedestrian collision avoidance system not only automatically stops the car in the event of an emergency; it also steers the vehicle away from the pedestrian as much as possible without leaving the lane.

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Used-car MPG labels display EPA ratings and emissions for vehicles from the 1984 model year and newer


The U.S. Department of Energy and the EPA recently introduced stickers that show the fuel economy and emissions of used cars and trucks, similar to those found on new vehicles. Available for download from fueleconomy.gov, the web-friendly labels can also be posted online, and are designed for use by both dealerships and private sellers. Users can search for vehicles from the 1984 model year and newer; unfortunately, information for used plug-in hybrids and electrics is not yet unavailable.

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Chefs Vinny Dotolo, Michelle Berstein and Jon Shook with Adrian Si, Events & Paternship Manager at Lexus, with Sophie Gayot

by Sophie Gayot


Working in the world of chefs and restaurants, I see the name “Lexus” very often. The car company, which started with two luxury sedans in 1989, loves food. Over the years, it has become a sponsor of major culinary events throughout the country.


To reinforce that passion, the Lexus Culinary Masters team was created in 2011. Two new chefs have just been added to the circle: Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo from Animal restaurant on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. They joined Daniel Boulud, chef/owner of Daniel (one of GAYOT’s Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. since 2004); Michael Chiarello, chef/owner of Bottega and Coqueta; Dean Fearing, chef/partner of Fearing’s restaurant; Christopher Kostow, executive chef of The Restaurant at Meadowood (one of GAYOT’s 2013 Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.); Masaharu Morimoto, chef/owner of Morimoto restaurants; Michael Symon, chef/owner of Lola Bistro; and Michelle Bernstein, chef/owner of Michy’s.

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After previously experimenting with electric power for the ActiveE Concept, BMW is finally ready to enter the EV segment with the all-new i3, a lithium-ion battery-powered hatchback set for commercial release in the second quarter of 2014. Continue reading “BMW i3 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Set for Production — Car News” »



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by Nick Winfrey


While we’ve all put in the hours—and the elbow grease—buffing hoods and waxing wheels and spritzing windshields with streak-free solutions, few of us take the time to care adequately for our cars’ interiors. However, upholstery upkeep is an essential part of any vehicle cleaning regimen, especially for those of us with leather or vinyl surfaces that can quickly crack or fade when neglected. Thankfully, Mothers has your seats (literally) covered with its line of LeatherTech car care products.

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