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The News for April 29th, 2016

Greg Kachadurian April 29, 2016 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:

  • Audi’s fastest TT RS ever debuts with new skin

  • Porsche copy/pastes to create the 718 Cayman

  • Volkswagen shows a promising EV future with the T-Prime GTE

  • Fiat confirms pricing on the 124 Spider… it’s not bad

  • What’s your automotive news?

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The News for April 22nd, 2016

Greg Kachadurian April 22, 2016 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:

  • BMW launches first 100 year edition car, gives it a stupid name

  • Honda revives the Accord Hybrid starting this spring

  • Honda Clarity battery EV and plug-in hybrid coming next year

  • Ferrari shows off classic Pioneer racing colors on a 488 GTB

  • Report: wagons out, inline-sixes in at Jaguar

  • What’s your automotive news?

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The News for April 15th, 2016

Greg Kachadurian April 15, 2016 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:

  • Ford opens up GT reservations, launches time-killing configurator

  • Ford announces ambitious plan to redo all Dearborn facilities

  • Tesla updates the Model S… sort of

  • Lincoln Continental is competitively priced

  • What’s your automotive news?

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The News for April 8th, 2016

Greg Kachadurian April 8, 2016 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:

  • Aston Martin Vantage lineup gets the best kind of updates for MY2017

  • Audi packs more tech and new engines into the A3

  • Ford updates GT350 options list, adds new colors

  • Chevrolet’s first Grand Sport to be auctioned off for charity

  • Ed Welburn, veteran VP of GM Global Design, announces retirement

  • What’s your automotive news?

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Catch Blipshift’s Apex Everything 2016 sale

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Our friends at Blipshift, makers of awesome driver-friendly shirts and accessories, are kicking off their annual Apex Everything sale today. That’s no April Fool’s joke. This sale brings back twenty classic designs in restomodded (redesigned) form which can all be ordered at once as well as some sweet bonuses for those that act quick.

Of those twenty restomodded designs, all are available as tees, long sleeves, hoodies, and even posters. These are designs which haven’t been sold in at least six months (some even longer than that), so once this sale is done, these are likely gone forever. Again. They typically sell designs one-by-one so this is a rare opportunity to pick up multiple designs you may have missed. Additionally, all Blipshift accessories are 20% off and they’ve added Note Car(d)s to fulfill your various office space needs in style.

The sale is live now (as of posting) and runs through Monday, April 4th at 11:59 PM EDT. The first 500 orders get a free 2016 Apex Hunting License luggage tag (also available for purchase) and buying five shirts will net you a coupon for a free shirt to use after the sale ends. Head on over to Blipshift.com or use that handy Blipshift banner up there ^ to get in on the goodness.

The News for April 1st, 2016

Greg Kachadurian April 1, 2016 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:

  • Tesla finally reveals the Model 3, breaks the internet

  • Volvo prices the gorgeous new S90 flagship at under $50K

  • Spyker’s glorious comeback will be a rare, expensive beast

  • Classics&Exotics brings ride sharing to the enthusiasts

  • What’s your automotive news?

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The News for March 25th, 2016

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News – 2016 NYIAS recap! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull, but this week everything newsworthy comes from one of the biggest auto shows on the circuit and certainly the most diverse in America. For both media and spectators, it’s the best place to preview many of the new hardware headed to our streets. For you, it’s a lot to catch up on. Let’s get started. This week:

  • Mazda stuns with a retractable fastback MX-5

  • Nissan GT-R continues evolving in a big way

  • The “Rent-A-Racer” returns as the 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H

  • Jaguar announces “new” 1957 XKSS continuation models

  • Audi drops the top, ups the price on the R8 V10 Spyder

  • Genesis NY Concept promises to be a worthy mid-size luxury competitor

  • Lincoln shows off the first all-new Navigator in nearly a decade

  • Kia redesigns the Cadenza from the ground up

  • Acura MDX shows off new styling and plenty of new features

  • What’s your automotive news?

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Hooniversal Opinion – 2016 New York International Auto Show

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The 2016 New York International Auto Show is one of the biggest and wildest auto shows of the circuit and it’s in full swing this week. Around two dozen new cars were shown to the world for the first time, ranging from affordable compacts and outrageous exotics to continuation models and concepts. 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.

This is the part where some of the brilliant minds behind Hooniverse get together and make fun of carefully and fairly evaluate most of the new cars at the New York International Auto Show (leaving out the few cars that have already been covered in detail here before). Only Kamil was brave enough to don his boxing gloves and cast himself into the media frenzy on the show floor this time; the rest of us normal people have instead chosen to save ourselves and judge all the new cars from the comfort of our own keyboards. Attack orders were given, so click past the jump to see what we have to say. As always, feel free to join in on the conversation yourself.

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The News for March 18th, 2016

Greg Kachadurian March 18, 2016 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:

  • Alfa Romeo is bringing the whole Giulia lineup to New York next week

  • Toyota kicks Scion out of its basement, inherits the FR-S

  • Toyota reveals the updated Highlander SUV

  • Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing are building a hypercar

  • Mercedes-Benz gives the new GLC AMG treatment because it can

  • Mazda prices the new CX-9 at around $30,000

  • Recap: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is mental

  • What’s your automotive news?

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The News for March 11th, 2016

Greg Kachadurian March 11, 2016 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:

  • Volkswagen Motorsport drops the GTI race car of our dreams

  • Mercedes-AMG E43, a full-fledged AMG with more responsible power

  • Chevrolet reveals the Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition to celebrate something

  • BMW turns 100, reveals semi-autonomous concept that still gives future drivers a choice

  • Porsche is adding a new four-cylinder engine to the Macan

  • Honda prices the 2016 Civic Coupe to just under $20,000

  • Chrysler prices the 2017 Pacifica to just under $30,000

  • What’s your automotive news?

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