Here are a few things in the news recently that have caught our eye. Links go to the original sources; click them to find out more. If you’ve got something newsworthy to add, head on over to Ironmartonline.com and give us a yell. In the meantime, drive it like you stole it!
Terex Sells Large Wheel Loader Lines to Atlas Maschinen
When you’re known, as Terex tends to be, for buying any competitor you can find, it’s news when you sell something for a change. constructionequipment.com reports that Terex has sold its TL160, TL210, TL260, and TL310 large wheel loader lines to German company Atlas Maschinen. While Atlas will be keeping the Terex name on some machines and rebadging others as Kaelbe/Atlas, there’s no word yet on which machines will carry which names. Production of the machines, which had stopped earlier this year, should resume before 2013 is over.
Top Gear Test Drives the C7 Corvette Stingray
Top Gear recently took the new C7 Corvette Stingray for a spin and loved it. They enthused about the engine, the supple handling, and quite a bit else, suggesting that drivers bypass the base model for the loaded (and, naturally, more expensive) Z51. Their conclusion on the 2014 Corvette Stingray? “$64,000 question – what’s it like to drive? In a word: stunning. What the ‘Vette team has managed to achieve with the C7 is nothing short of astonishing.”
The New 2014 Jaguar F Type
Autogossip has a sneak peak at the new 2014 Jaguar F-Type. The car takes some design cues from the Jaguar E-Type, and will initially bow as a convertable, with a hardtop coupe following some time after. The base trim level (F Type) will sport a supercharged 340 horsepower 3-liter V6 with 332 foot pounds of torque, and will set you back a mere $69,000 (US). The F-Type S adds another 40 horses and an additional seven foot pounds of torque, while the F-Type V8 (which, fully loaded, is expected to retail around $100,000) squeezes a 495 horsepower engine under the hood, and will get you from zero to sixty in 4.2 seconds.
Hopefully that Jaguar fares better than the 2013 Jaguar XF 2.0 and the 2011-14 Jaguar XK, which MSN reports were recently recalled by Jaguar over dodgy window switches and an intercooler hose fitting that’s prone to fail (cutting the engine, power steering, and power brakes when it does). This, incidentally, follows on the heels of an earlier recall of 4,195 Jaguar XF sedans from the 2010-12 model years due to a possible fault in their gas tanks. If your car is among those being recalled (or if you’re not sure), call Jaguar at 1-800-452-4827.
1967 Ferrari 275 Sets Record Price at Auto Auction
We suppose it’s a bit late for buyer’s remorse. Per MSN, a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S N.A.R.T Spider sold at auction for a jaw-dropping (and record-setting) 27.5 million dollars. The fact that the car is one of only ten of its kind ever built, and has remained in the same family since it was bought, likely contributed to its high price tag.
The Newly Redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang
Photos recently leaked on Car and Driver of the 2015 Ford Mustang don’t do the car justice — at least if the parts of the car that are visible are anything to go by. Where past design iterations of the Mustang all suggested cars that shared a common lineage and design philosophy, this one is potentially a radical departure from the usual Mustang design. It’s on a new platform, and should feature tweaked versions of the current sixes and eights, resulting in a sleeker, lighter, and faster car.