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There's going to be something different about the SEMA Show in Las Vegas this year that might be worth planning a trip around. This year, the show's organizers will give people in Sin City a chance to see the show in person regardless of whether or not they are directly affiliated with the automobile industry. SEMA is one of the largest trade shows the city hosts every year, but normally admission is reserved for people who are there on "official" business. Typically, that means its a mostly off-limits mecca for modified car enthusiasts, but that won't be true this year because on Friday, November 7, much of the show will be publicly on display for "SEMA Ignited." From 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., cars from the show will pour out of the Las Vegas Convention Center onto the Strip. The show's organizers said they decided to add the event because there have been so many enthusiasts crowding around the exit at the end of
What new vehicle should be Car of the Year? The decision is up to you!
The AutoGuide.com Reader’s Choice Car of the Year Awards are back and we’re once again giving you the opportunity to vote on what the best car of 2015 should be.
In addition to the overall Car of the Year award, there are six other categories where you can vote for your favorite including Truck of the Year, Sports Car of the Year, Green Car of the Year, Utility Vehicle of the Year, Luxury Car of the Year and Luxury Utility Vehicle of the Year.
Voting will run until November 9th and once we tabulate all the results, the winners will be announced November 20th. Then we’ll be presenting each of the automakers with a legit award that they’ll proudly display.
Oh, and for voting, you’ll be entered to win a set of BF Goodrich tires!
When Chevrolet announced the Corvette Z06 earlier this year, we knew it would be fast, but did you expect numbers like these?
Chevrolet says that a fresh-from-the-factory Z06 ‘vette can hit 60 mph from a stand still in just 2.95 seconds. That time comes with the eight-speed automatic, while seven-speed manual equipped models can do the sprint in 3.2 seconds.
The 1/4 mile times don’t disappoint either as the eight-speed did a 10.95-second time, while the 7-speed manual clocked in a 11.2. Both models featured identical 127 MPH trap speeds.
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The Z06 also boasts some impressive braking and handling numbers, stopping from 60 mph in just 99.6 feet. According to GM, that’s the best braking performance of any production car they have ever tested. The Corvette Z06 also achieves 1.2 g in lateral acceleration, besting the Corvette’s previous top performance of 1.13 g.
Kicking off the auto show season, the Paris Motor Show opens its doors to the public next week, but AutoGuide's team of reporters will get you inside early with three days of coverage from the City of Lights.
And there's a LOT of amazing hardware to see, from the Ferrari 458 Spider A, to a wild new Lamborghini Hybrid. The performance car action doesn't stop there either with the world premiere of the Mercedes AMG GT set to take place, along with a new 500+ horsepower C63 AMG.
Additional German performance comes from the new Audi TT, while rumors suggest a TT sedan will also be unveiled.
A long list of other cars includes the Range Rover Sport, Jaguar XE, Honda Civic Type R, Fiat 500X, Kia Sorento, VW Golf Alltrack and the Toyota C-HR – a sort of Prius crossover.
And one really big surprise is a 550-hp Infiniti Q80 hybrid concept.
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