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Dodge Slashes 2015 Dodge Viper Price by $15,000

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We’ve got some good news for you would-be Dodge Viper owners. Dodge announced today that the 2015 Dodge Viper will be priced at $84,995, a full $15,000 less than the 2014 models. This is a pretty drastic move by Dodge in an effort to kickstart sluggish sales, and compete with the 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 that will be hitting dealers soon. Dodge says that the 2015 Viper is priced in the same ballpark as the original 1992 Viper when adjusting for inflation. The original Viper started at $50,700, which is about $86,130 in 2014 dollars.

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Speed Read: 2015 VW e-Golf, Jetta and GTI

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When Volkswagen offered to fly me up to drive a full smattering of their 2015 model lineup around Northern Virginia’s rolling hills and the quaint towns they are dotted with, they were ostensibly asking me to really focus on just two of those 2015 models – the fully electric e-Golf, and the refreshed Jetta. Still, though it already had its official launch and has been on sale for a few months now, I was also eager to sample the current GTI. Here’s a recap of what I drove, put in order from “really, really liked it” to “liked it”. There wasn’t a dud in the bunch, honestly, though I admit to steering clear of models like the Passat and Tiguan, which I’d already spent time in recently, and others that weren’t significantly changed for the 2015 model year.

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First Look: 2015 Jeep “Trail Rated” Renegade

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In case you haven’t been paying attention, the auto market is starting to slow down after its post-recession sugar rush. But Jeep ain’t listening. Right now Jeep is like Rocky Balboa. Jeep is jogging up stairs of automotive success that are 50% year-over-year steep. Eye Of The Tiger is playing on every Jeep factory radio. I don’t know what Jeep is doing right, and I’m not sure if Jeep knows either, but Jeep is diligently trying to meet the enormous demand with new products. Jeep invited us to take a first look at their new pocket-sized offering, the 2015 Jeep Renegade, which Jeep bills as the most affordable, most city-friendly Jeep to date.

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Driven: 2014 Infiniti Q60 Convertible

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When development work concluded on the V36 platform, which forms the basis for the 2014 Q60 seen above, it’s easy to believe that Nissan’s engineers had little inkling of the radical brand changes that would occur at Infiniti during their new model’s shelf life. Indeed, during Johan de Nysschen’s two-year tenure as the brand’s chief, much was changed – including their entire system of model nomenclature. Thus, the G37 convertible became the Q60 convertible that I recently spent a week with – but make no mistake, the G37 is still alive and well in this car.

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Andre Lotterer Replaces Kobayashi at Belgian Grand Prix

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Yes, that’s right. Audi’s resident Le Mans badass, Andre Lotterer, is headed to to the Belgian Grand Prix by way of Caterham F1. The team didn’t cite a specific reason for the driver change in their statement, but did say that Kobayashi will remain part of the team.  We can’t wait to see Andre flat out through Eau Rouge in the Caterham CT05. Read the Caterham F1 Team statement after the jump. Read More