Auto News for March 6

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The upcoming Ford GT supercar will cost about the same as a Lamborghini Aventador or about $400,000, officials said. Ford will produce just 250 or so of them a year and you will be able to see one roped off at your Ford dealer’s in the second half of next year.

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Ever wonder what cars currently on the market will become classics in the years ahead? Hagerty, an insurance provider for classic vehicles, is out with its top ten list of future classics topped by the Alfa 4C Launch Edition. Coming in second is the BMW M4 convertible, Camaro Z/28, Corvette Z06, Dodge Challenger Hellcat, Ford Mustang GT with the Performance Package, Mazda MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition, MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop, Subaru WRX STI Launch Edition and the VW Golf R. I would add the Ford GT and Acura NSX.

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Volkswagen has announced a lower priced version of the all-electric e-Golf trimming the MSRP by $2,000 to $33,450 not including any tax credits. The Limited Edition gets steel wheels in place of aluminum-alloys, halogen instead of LED headlights, cloth seats, and the heat pump system was deleted. It will also be available for a monthly lease of $229. With the proper equipment the battery can be recharged to 80 percent power in a half hour, according to VW, with a range of 83 miles on a full charge.

Acura said its TLX has received the highest possible safety rating from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It anticipates earning the same rating for every model in its lineup for the 2016 model year.

Audi announced that all of its 2016 models will offer AT&T 4G LTE or 3G coverage. That will include Wi-Fi access for up to eight devices.

 

 

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