800 IS NOT ENOUGH
The 950-horsepower Shelby 1000

GALLERY— When Chevy announced its Camaro ZL1 will make 580hp, Ford responded that its 2013 Shelby GT500 will make 650. Shelby then announced its 2012 Super Snake will put out 800. Well, Carroll Shelby decided 800 is not enough, and so a 950hp Shelby 1000 will be introduced at the New York Auto Show. And, oh, there’s an S/C Track Edition rated at 1100 horses.

TRIPLE A-RATING FOR THE FOUR RINGS
2012 Audi A3 TDI

AUTO REVIEW—The turbo-diesel technology of endurance car racing is available in a $30,000 car by the company that’s dominating the races. Meet the 2012 Audi A3 TDI. If Standard & Poors evaluated automobiles, this one would get a Triple A-rating. Editor-at-Large Zoran Segina reports.

DRIVING WITH AN ACCENT
2012 Hyundai Accent GLS

AUTO REVIEW— “Of course, it may not be your concern, but I actually waste a lot of money on car magazines each year. I don’t read the car reviews—which means that you’ll have to tell me if the rest of the people who wrote about the new Hyundai Accent GLS were as pleased with this machine as I was.” Doug Stokes reports.

RUN GMC
2012 GMC Acadia Denali

AUTO REVIEW— Some things in life fit into easy boxes. Just a quick glance at a Chevrolet Corvette. and you know what it is, what it does, how it walks and how it talks. Now, try to do the same with the 2012 GMC Acadia Denali. Not as easy, but we found it can do many things under many conditions. We can tell it to walk this way, talk that way. John Grafman reports.

VOLVO TO ROLL WITH LINSANITY
Knicks Jeremy Lin to team with Volvo

HOT WIRE— Some automotive pundits have said that Volvo can use a point guard. Evidently, the car company has taken that advice to heart, as it announced the signing of NBA star Jeremy Lin to a global endorsement contract. Volvo will be utilizing Lin’s star power for its markets in the United States, China, and the Chinese-language markets in Asia.