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The News for April 17th, 2015

Greg Kachadurian April 17, 2015 The News!

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. I just throw in a little opinion of mine (this week it’s actually a lot) because I can. This week:

  • Unique Bentley Mulsanne celebrates the famous Bentley vs. train race

  • Volvo XC90 T8 pricing announced, will be in America this fall

  • Volkswagen creates another mental GTI concept for Gran Turismo

  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X Final Edition is not the final edition you were looking for – with bonus news editor rant

  • Fiat 500c 1957 Edition pairs retro style with a cloth top

  • Cadillac improves the ELR’s equipment and its price

  • What’s your automotive news?

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The News for April 10th, 2015

Greg Kachadurian April 10, 2015 The News!

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. I just throw in a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • Ultima unleashes the Evolution

  • Hennessey prepares a 1,000 hp twin-turbo kit for new CTS-V

  • Audi will bring the RS3 to American enthusiasts

  • Fisker and Aston Martin settle lawsuit out of court

  • Chevrolet teases gen 6 Camaro with more technical details

  • Tanner Foust will compete in Formula Drift with a 900 hp Passat

  • What’s your automotive news?

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The News for April 3rd, 2015

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News – 2015 New York Auto Show Recap! As always, this is a weekly news roundup of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. I just throw in a little opinion of mine because I can. This week, it’s all from the Big Apple:

  • McLaren 570S is an awesome launch of the Sports Series

  • Porsche purifies the Boxster with a new Spyder model

  • Cadillac CT6 is the start of their revolution

  • Chevrolet Malibu is a Malibu you really can’t ignore

  • Mazda adds another touch of perfection to the ND Miata

  • Honda previews new Civic, confirms five-door hatch and Type-R for US

  • Subaru previews the BRZ we all want but can’t have

  • Full New York Auto Show coverage from Autoweek

  • What’s your automotive news?

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The Hooniversal Opinion: 2015 New York Auto Show

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The New York Auto Show is on this week and it’s given some of the world’s top marquees the chance to reveal some awesome new metal that’s coming our way. As always, I’ll bring you a mostly factual recap of the auto show’s biggest reveals in the Hooniverse News this Friday; but today, we’re not too concerned about the press releases.

Until we have the budget to storm the major auto shows with the entire Hooniverse gang on site, we’re just going to judge them from the comfort of our desks on the other side of the country. The only exception is Kamil, who wandered around the Javits Center on day 1 and provided some of the shots you’re going to see. All other shots are provided by the manufacturers.

But nevertheless, we’ve worked around our limitations to bring you unrivaled coverage any way we can. These are our first impressions, our fully-informed assessments, and our completely unbiased opinions of the cars of the 2015 New York Auto Show.

Nope… couldn’t keep a straight face.

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The News for March 27th, 2015

Greg Kachadurian March 27, 2015 The News!

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. I just throw in a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • McLaren announces the 570S

  • Jaguar shows off the all-new XF

  • Porsche’s new 919 Hybrid is ready for Le Mans

  • Toyota’s new TS040 Hybrid is also ready for Le Mans

  • Aston Martin will bring the Vulcan to New York

  • Mazda to debut MX-5 Club Edition

  • Ford Focus RS to make US debut at NY

  • What’s your automotive news?

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Hoonivercinema: FY Racing does Sno*Drift

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Rallying in America is not dead yet and you should allow FY Racing to prove it. The Rally America season is in full swing and one of the first and most spectacular events on the calendar is Sno*Drift in north Michigan. A few dozen rally cars go dashing through the snow in some back-country roads while spectators find a nice, safe-ish spot along the routes to build bonfires and get drunk to soak it all in.

Sounds like a place that has Hooniverse written all over it. Sno*Drift is one of the more popular events on the Rally America calendar, and if you take some time out of your day to watch this YouTube summary from FY Racing, it just might be enough to convince you to make plans for next year.

FY Racing themselves are just one of many teams taking part in Rally America, but what sets them apart from everyone else – and even most racing teams in general – is the quality of their YouTube channel.

For every event they run, they have an extremely talented and dedicated camera guy/crew following the action. The shots of course show the gritty behind-the-scenes footage from the FY Racing garage, who field two Subarus, but it also shows just how much fun rallying can be as both a spectator and a driver. But you also never forget how much of a challenge it can be.

If you enjoy their presentation of Sno*Drift, be sure to check out everything else they’ve got on their YouTube channel. They are, in my totally unbiased opinion, one of the best motorsport channels on YouTube.

[Source: FY Racing, YouTube]

The News for March 20th, 2015

Greg Kachadurian March 20, 2015 The News!

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. I just throw in a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • Nissan GT-R goes gold for its 45th anniversary

  • Jaguar to debut the all-new XF in an… interesting way

  • Kia promises an all-new Optima for the NY Auto Show

  • BMW to run the 12 Hours of Sebring with classic 3.0 CSL livery

  • McLaren reveals the new Sports Series’ door

  • Chevrolet to debut the sixth-gen Camaro to fans in Detroit

  • What’s your automotive news?

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Henrik Fisker Thunderbolt – the one-off GT coupe of our dreams

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Henrik Fisker is a man that likes to stay busy, to say the least. Just days after announcing that the super Mustang he helped create with Galpin Auto Sports was ready for production, he’s pulling the covers off of another huge project this morning at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Unless you’re one of the privileged few at Amelia Island this morning, you’re seeing this here (and probably elsewhere too, to be honest) first; but you didn’t even have to leave your house to see it, so really you’re the one that’s privileged.

This other project of Fisker’s is called the Thunderbolt, a one-off design study based on the Aston Martin Vanquish. This is not only Fisker’s vision for how Aston’s flagship could look, but it’s also his ideal V12-powered GT sports coupe. And it just might be ours too.

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The News for March 13th, 2015

Greg Kachadurian March 13, 2015 The News!

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News – Slow News Week Edition! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. I just throw in a little opinion of mine because I can. Stuff did happen, but most of the big announcements were all done last week which leaves this week as a week to sort of catch our breath after the dozens of supercars shown in Geneva. This week:

  • Galpin Auto Sports to begin production of the Rocket

  • McLaren confirms pricing and availability for 675LT, configurator goes live

  • Mazda and Microsoft to give Forza Horizon 2 players a chance to win a real 2016 MX-5 Miata

  • Chevy drops the first teaser for the all-new Spark

  • What’s your automotive news? (Please?)

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The News for March 6th, 2015

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News – Geneva Motor Show edition! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull, which all came from one of the year’s biggest shows. This week:

  • Porsche’s 911 GT3 RS is finally here

  • Lamborghini Aventador gets faster and a longer name

  • Honda to unleash a monstrous little Civic everywhere but here

  • Koenigsegg reveals the mind-blowing Regera

  • Audi trims the fat off the new R8 with their LMS GT3 car

  • Bentley reveals a concept that could, should go into production

  • Complete Geneva Motor Show coverage from Autoweek

  • Plus what’s your automotive news?

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