THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW

AUTO REVIEW – With a six-speed automatic and paddle shifters (which the manufacturer says is slighty quicker than the manual), this new Camaro will go from zero-to-60 mph in 4.6 seconds and the quarter mile in 13.3 seconds. Not only does that smoke the Z28 from 1968, it will smoke all of the factory muscle cars of the 1960s in a street race as well as on the track…

FIAT: NEXT BIG BREAKTHROUGH IN ENGINE TECH?

Fiat is so confident in their new MultiAir induction technology that they are saying the rest of the world’s automakers will follow their lead in adopting the technology, and going even farther to say that all gasoline engines will have the technology in the future. Since Fiat is credited with developing past automotive technologies like the common rail diesel engine, which is now used by almost all automakers, maybe this isn’t so far fetched. Fiat says tests show the new engine tech can boost power by 10 percent, increase low-end torque by 15 percent…

THE TAX MAN COMMETH

BACK SEAT DRIVING – It’s that dreaded time of the year known collectively around the country as tax time. With state coffers depleted, the government in Washington, D.C., isn’t the only one that’s after your hard-earned money. State governments are increasingly looking at collector and antique cars as a piggy bank they can crack open when they need to feed their bloated budgets. It is ironic then, that the state which spawned these historic works of art is now looking to capitalize on their continued existence by increasing taxes and fees on them…

CAT WITH A HOT TIN ROOF

AUTO REVIEW – Jaguar drops a hot, new, direct-injected, supercharged and intercooled 510-horsepower V8 motor into its highly regarded XF sedan. Adding to the mixture are massive 14.9-inch front and 13.6-inch ventilated disc brakes, and a matching suspension. The result is the 2010 Jaguar XFR, which can propel this not-exactly-small sedan from naught-to-60 in 4.7 seconds…

IRRESISTABLE

OTHER REVIEWS – The Assurance has proven to be a popular line of tires for Goodyear. The Assurance Comfortred has been sought out by those seeking a comfortable ride, whereas the premium Assurance Tripletred is among the highest rated family car-application tires for its combination of high performance in both dry and wet weather conditions. The low-rolling resistance Assurance Fuel Max answers the call for those seeking optimum fuel mileage in a passenger car tire without the usual compromises associated with such tires…

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