The 2020 Corvette C8 stunned fans earlier this year with a beautiful design, a high quality interior and a mid-engine layout. If that wasn’t enough, the model costs under $60,000 and features a 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces up to 495 hp (369 kW / 502 PS) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque. Of course, there are more powerful variants on the horizon and one first to arrive will be the next-generation Z06. Automobile Magazine says the sports car will likely arrive in late 2021 as a 2022 model. While it’s still a ways off, the car could be worth the wait. The publication says the model will likely have a twin-turbo V8 that is loosely based on Cadillac’s 4.2-liter Blackwing V8. In the CT6-V, it develops 550 hp (410 kW / 558 PS) and 640 lb-ft (867 Nm) of torque. Also Read: 2020 Corvette C8 Is America’s Mid-Engine Sports Car For The Masses The engine will be significantly revised for use in the Corvette and it could be called the LT7. That remains … [Read more...] about New Corvette Z06 Reportedly Coming In Late 2021 With 800 HP
AutoNation Inc. late Friday said its third-quarter earnings will be hurt by $10 million to $11 million in after-tax severance and expenses related to a separation agreement with former CEO Carl Liebert.The nation's largest new-vehicle retailer, in a regulatory filing, said it expects severance and other expenses paid to Liebert in the third quarter to "adversely impact" earnings per share from continuing operations by an estimated 11 cents to 12 cents.AutoNation said in July Liebert would step down after just four months with the company and named CFO Cheryl Miller as its next CEO.Liebert will receive $3.75 million paid over 18 months, according to a Wednesday agreement. He also will receive an undisclosed prorated annual bonus for 2019 based on AutoNation's performance during the year. The bonus will be paid when other executives' bonuses are awarded, the company said.AutoNation also will reimburse Liebert for relocation, storing household items and temporary housing, plus other … [Read more...] about Liebert severance to dent AutoNation Q3 earnings
2019 Lexus IS 350 AWD F Sport in Ultrasonic Blue 2019 Lexus IS 350 AWD F Sport Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car Miles driven: 764 Fuel used: 34.9 gallons CG Report Card Room and ComfortC+ Power and PerformanceB+ Fit and FinishA- Fuel EconomyC+ ValueB+ Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide's impressions of the entire model lineup. Big & Tall Comfort Big GuyC- Tall GuyC Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. "Big" rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, "Tall" rating based on 6'6"-tall male tester. Drivetrain Engine Specs311-hp 3.5L Engine TypeV6 Transmission 6-speed automatic Drive WheelsAWD Real-world fuel economy: 21.9 mpg Driving mix: 55% city, 45% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 19/26/21 (city/highway combined) Fuel … [Read more...] about Quick Spin: 2019 Lexus IS 350 F Sport
Love Island - Pictured: Elizabeth Weber and Zac Mirabelli. The twentieth episode of Love Island airs tonight, Monday, August 5 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). New one-hour episodes continue every weeknight through Wednesday, August 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). Photo: Colin Young-Wolff/CBS Entertainment ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Question: I’ve really enjoyed “Blood & Treasure” on CBS. It’s one of the best on TV and typical of the quality of CBS’ shows. On the other hand, I was surprised to see “Love Island” on CBS, not at all something I’d expect to see on my favorite channel. Is CBS trying to compete with “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette”? Isn’t “Big Brother” enough of that sort of show? Hopefully, “Love Island” won’t be renewed. — Carley Matt Roush: This is a good news-bad news situation and also a perfect illustration of a broadcast network trying … [Read more...] about Doesn’t ‘Love Island’ conflict with CBS’ brand?
Keith Laing The Detroit News Published 5:59 PM EDT Aug 23, 2019 Washington — Alarm bells are ringing at carmakers after the latest round of retaliatory tariffs that will hit cars exported to China from the United States. China said Friday it will impose tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, including cars, in response to President Donald Trump's plans to levy tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods before the end of the year. In addition to the new levies that take effect Sept. 1 and Dec. 15, China said it will resume a 25% tariff that was previously put on U.S. cars, and a 5% levy that will again be levied on auto parts and components. Taking into account existing tariffs on autos, total duties charged on U.S.-built cars would be as high as 50%. Ford Motor Co. and Tesla Inc. likely would feel the biggest impact of all the U.S.-based carmakers. “Ford is the leading exporter of vehicles assembled in the U.S. and we … [Read more...] about Carmakers alarmed by latest round of Chinese tariffs