This Week in Motoring: March 28, 2016

Volkswagen is given a due date, the new Camaro ZL1 goes topless, the largest aircraft in the world breaks cover and more.


Volkswagen is given a due date, the new Camaro ZL1 goes topless, the largest aircraft in the world breaks cover and more.

On the Radar

Reads and New Gear

The Most Important Cars of the 2016 NYIAS

More than a few cars debuted at NYIAS including a mouth-watering targa-top MX-5, the Audi R8 Spyder and a convertible Camaro ZL1. And as if all the high-octane open-top motoring wasn’t enough, there was a handful of classics peppered throughout this year’s show floor.

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The Next Page in Genesis

Hyundai’s new luxury sub-brand has come out swinging with a 3-Series-fighting hybrid concept. If its bold design and claimed performance make it to production, the luxury sports sedan market may have a new contender.

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Topless With a Flow-Tie

Hot on the heels of the ZL1 coupe announcement, Chevy pulled the covers off a topless ZL1 at NYIAS. It has the same supercharged 640 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque as the hardtop and will also get a six-speed manual standard, and Chevy’s new 10-speed automatic as an option.

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Time Is Up

A US judge gave Volkswagen until April 21 to come up with a fix for the diesel engines affected by the emissions cheating software. The total count is around 580,000 vehicles with ‘defeat devices’ and near 500 civil lawsuits against Volkswagen, at this time.

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The World’s Largest Aircraft

The Hybrid Air Vehicles Airlander 10 was finally unveiled, fully assembled. At 302 feet long, the Airliner 10 bests the Airbus A380 (the world’s biggest passenger jet) for length by 65.5 feet. Its carbon fiber, Kevlar and Mylar hull holds just over 1.2 million cubic feet of helium. With four 325 horsepower V8 diesel engines, the Airliner 10 can reach 16,000 feet and has a top speed of 91 mph.

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Reviews and Buying Guides

Advice from the Crew

Win a Weekend of Motorcycle Adventure-Riding Training in California

Win a chance to join us at RawHyde’s Motorcycle Adventure Riding Instruction Course for a weekend of training and loads of gear. Read the Story

The Acura NSX Is Back

The new NSX is the car Acura built to set a new standard, not meet an old one. Read the Story

The Find

What to Buy, Now

1989 Nissan Skyline GT-R

The Nissan GT-R may have just gotten a facelift, but it only has us pining for the classic Skylines of old. Like this pristine 1989 R32 Skyline GT-R. This right-hand drive example is well outside the 25-year-old law, and was imported from Japan just last September. Read the Story

Noteworthy Reads

Stories from Around the Web

Volkswagen may have been given a due date to fix its diesel emissions-cheating engines, but as The New York Times reports, it’s not as simple as just flipping a switch.

Looking Ahead

What We’re Testing Now

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