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Behind the Scenes at the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross

Posted: 22 Aug 2014 10:21 AM PDT

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The sun at Daytona is fierce and so is the competition. Tanner Foust looks sharp, Rhys Millen is on his game, and Bucky Lasek is ready to go.

Here are some quick behind the scenes shots as the teams prepare for this afternoon’s qualification rounds.

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Automotive Addicts Joins Hyundai / Rhys Millen Racing Team at Daytona: 2014 Red Bull Global Rally Cross

Posted: 22 Aug 2014 04:34 AM PDT

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The Automotive Addicts team was able to spend yesterday with the Hyundai/Rhys Millen Racing team, including hot laps on Daytona International Speedway with drivers Rhys Millen and Emma Gilmour. Here are a few behind the scenes photos as the team put the finishing touches on the Hyundai Velosters for the this weekend’s round of the 2014 Red Bull GRC season.

Join us in Daytona today and tomorrow for some incredible racing!

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In Our Garage: 2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE

Posted: 21 Aug 2014 05:13 PM PDT

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The 2014 Toyota RAV4 is that unassuming crossover still taking the charge in recognition of the brand’s reliability and versatility. This week we revisit the RAV4 for a review. Be sure to check back to see what we have to say.

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Chevrolet Introduces 2015 Rally Edition Silverado With The Black Tie Treatment

Posted: 21 Aug 2014 07:24 AM PDT

2015 Chevrolet Silverado Rally Edition

2015 Chevrolet Silverado Rally Edition

Chevrolet has taken a new step to spice up the all-new Silverado with a new Rally Edition. The Rally Edition packages for the 2015 Silverado turns things into a black tie event with a black bowtie, door handles, mirror caps and 22-inch wheels. Available as the Rally 1 or Rally 2 editions, the Chevy Silverado LT getting the Rally 1 Edition package will get 17-inch aluminum wheels, backup camera, rear defroster, trailering pack and a locking rear differential. With the Rally 2 Edition package, limited to the high-end LT truck trims takes the Rally 1 items and adds in 22-inch black wheels, black side steps, 10-way power driver's seat, remote start, backup camera, rear defroster and a dual-zone climate control.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado Rally Edition

Powering the Silverado Rally Editions will start with the base 4.3-liter V6 engine with 285-horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. For either Rally Edition package, you can opt for the 355-horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque 5.3-liter V8 engine. Double and Crew Cabs will be the two choices for the Rally Edition Packages with the Double Cabs going on sale for orders starting September 4th and Crew Cabs having an availability in October.

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Hit up the full release below for additional information.

Rally Editions Add Black Bowtie, New Attitude to 2015 Silverado

DETROIT – Chevrolet Silverado Rally Editions bring a sharp new appearance to 1500 double-cab and crew-cab pickups.

The Rally 2 Edition package for 2015 Silverado LT pickups features a body-colored grille with a black bowtie, 22-inch black alloy wheels, black tubular side steps and black mirror caps and door handles. Twin black Rally stripes on the hood and tailgate give the Rally Edition a unique appearance.

Also included will be a trailering package with a hitch and automatic locking rear differential, 10-way power driver seat, dual-zone climate control, remote start, backup camera and rear defroster. The eight-inch Chevy MyLink radio includes a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot with 4G LTE connectivity.

The standard engine for Silverado is a 4.3-Liter EcoTec3 V-6. With 285-horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque, providing up to 7,200 pounds of towing, based on SAE J2807 Recommended Practices. Like all EcoTec3 engines, the V-6 can seamlessly switch to four-cylinder mode to save fuel under light-load driving, delivering EPA highway estimates of up to 24 mpg.

Also available is a 5.3L Ecotec3 V-8. Rated at 355 horsepower, it provides the best fuel economy of any V-8 pickup, up to 23 MPG EPA highway.

“Silverado won more awards in 2014 than any other pickup, including North American Truck of the Year,” said John Fitzpatrick, Silverado senior marketing manager. “The Rally Edition packages will let customers add an aggressive new look to this great all-around performer.”

Silverado will also offer two Rally 1 packages for 2015. The package for LT Silverados includes a body-colored grill with a black bowtie, black door handles and mirror caps, stripes and 17-inch aluminum wheels. Also included is a trailering package with a hitch and locking rear differential, rear defroster and backup camera.

The Rally 1 Edition package for 2015 Silverado LS models includes the body-colored grille with black bowtie, black door handles and mirror caps and two black rally stripes.

Double-cab Rally Editions can be ordered by Chevrolet dealers nationwide starting on September 4. Crew cabs will be available for order in early October.

Silverado is the most dependable, longest-lasting pickup on the road, and all 2015 Silverados will come with the best pickup coverage in America, including a three-year/36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty, five-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and two-year/24,000-mile recommended scheduled maintenance.

The All-New BMW M4 Gets Initiated Into the ///M Family with its Predecessors: Video

Posted: 21 Aug 2014 06:54 AM PDT

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I never knew there was a BMW M initiation, but apparently there is something where the all-new BMW M4 gets to show off in front of its predecessors to complete the "///M" formed by its brethren in a big parking lot. This epic video is a nice follow-up to the aircraft carrier drift moment the new M4 had a month ago. You got to check out this tire-shredding video below. Enjoy!

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