Over the Back Fence: Is This The New Toyota AE86?

The sphere of blogo has been abuzz about a new rear-drive Toyota model that would revive the AE86 ethos. That is, the Corolla coupe from the 1980s that's still a many splendored model to import and drift kids and aficionados of Japanese classics. Now, World Car Fans spotted a spec rendering in Japanese magazine Best… » 8/02/07 9:02am 8/02/07 9:02am

Report: Ford Australia Gears Up for US Rear-Drive Invasion

A right-hand-drive Mustang with a twin-turbo V6? You heard that right. Of course, the goofyfoot version would be for Aussie eyes only. From the other direction would come a new rear-drive Ford platform for the US market, a strategy GM's already following for a new line of burnout machines. That from a report today in… » 7/20/07 2:30pm 7/20/07 2:30pm

GM's Wagoner: Rear-Drive Cars Still on Track

GM's man of chair and executive of the chiefly office, Rick Wagoner, has a new title: head assuager of our darkest fears. Wagoner announced yesterday the company will indeed resume plans for a new line of rear-wheel-drive cars that include the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac G8. Last month, vice chair Bob Lutz had said… » 5/22/07 8:25am 5/22/07 8:25am