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ADAMM: Electric performance cars: Automakers plug into the future.

By David Thome – Special to ADAMM– Automobile Dealers Association of Metro Milwaukee Kia created a reservation website to help prioritize the demand for its all-new EV6. Electric performance cars are a thing of the future, but how big a thing may hinge on how willing horsepower lovers are to concede genuine engine roar and transmission control in…

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ADAMM – Stick shift is available for those who crave the experience.

By David Thome – Special to ADAMM– Automobile Dealers Association of Metro Milwaukee Some people say a car can’t deliver a pure driving experience unless it has a manual transmission. Demand for such cars has been shrinking for decades, but the remaining “purists” still have options that range from gas-sipping compact SUVs to fire-breathing muscle cars. “Technology has…

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Bipartisan Pro-motorsports Legislation Introduced!

Senators Burr and Tester Introduce RPM Act in U.S. Senate— Bipartisan Pro-Motorsports, Pro-Business Legislation Introduced To Protect the Future of Racing and Motorsports-Parts Businesses —— Americans Send More Than 1.5 Million Letters Urging Congress to Sign the RPM Act Into Law — ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (Sept. 15, 2021) — Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Jon Tester…

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ADAMM – Turbos are hot, but NA engines are still cool.

By David Thome – Special to ADAMM– Automobile Dealers Association of Metro Milwaukee Chevrolet still offers plenty of naturally aspirated choices, including on its 2021 Camaro models. Turbochargers are everywhere as automakers use them to jack up horsepower while also trimming weight and improving fuel efficiency. And while technology that eliminates most of the old “turbo lag” problem…

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ADAMM – The color of vroom? Black, white…or Hellraisin Metallic

By David Thome – Special to ADAMM– Automobile Dealers Association of Metro Milwaukee The Dodge Challenger comes in an array of standout colors, including Hellraisin Metallic. Most performance cars are black, white, silver or gray, and the most basic principle of economics is the reason: They’re the colors most buyers want. Most—but not all. According to surveys by…

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ADAMM – Performance Cars Are Ready to Rumble.

By David Thome – Special to ADAMM– Automobile Dealers Association of Metro Milwaukee Alfa Romeo’s Giulia Quadrifoglio sedan takes advantage of its own true sound. The rumble of a performance car’s engine and exhaust sounds like music to some ears. Many automakers take those sounds seriously, fine-tuning them with technologies that channel sound from the engine into the…

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ADAMM – 2021 Car & Truck Show returns with new venue and new events

By David Thome – Special to ADAMM– Automobile Dealers Association of Metro Milwaukee The Greater Milwaukee Car & Truck Show is a great place to get up close and personal with the latest new vehicles. (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps) It’s back! It has been more than a year since the Greater Milwaukee Car & Truck Show opened for…

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High-power SUVs — bigger, better, faster

By David Thome – Special to ADAMM– Automobile Dealers Association of Metro Milwaukee Most people buy SUVs because they want to haul people and gear around, not to lay scratch. But don’t worry, all you RPM junkies who have families but crave power and acceleration, a few automakers have your back. Some of the most powerful SUVs, like…

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Automakers stick with manual, giving enthusiasts options

By David Thome – Special to ADAMM– Automobile Dealers Association of Metro Milwaukee. People might wonder if your first thought after waking up this morning was, “You know which cars have a lot in common? The BMW M3/M4 and the Honda Civic.” But if anyone wants to take issue, you could tell them that one Civic, the Type…

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