NEWS: Rumors Video Roundup: Audi A3 Tease, Cherokee Hits the Rocks, Viper Sets Record

March 24, 2013
Audi A3 Sedan Teaser Rear Three Quarter
Detroit-born fashion designer John Varvatos takes delivery of 0001 of 2000 of his namesake limited-edition Chrysler 300 in this video.
 
Dinosaurs staring in the Buick Encore’s first TV commercial show how nimble the compact crossover is compared to traditionally large luxury cars – like those once built by Buick. The ad attempts to get the attention of younger customers with the relatively inexpensive and compact Encore, as we noted in our 2013 Buick Encore First Drive.
 
There’s a crypticvideo from Audi on its YouTube channel featuring a compact car with quilted seats, which means only one thing: there’s a new Audi A3 headed to the New York Auto Show.
 
On this week’s episode of The Downshift, we take a tour of the LFA Works factory in Japan before the very last 552-hp supercar was produced a few weeks later.
 
To mark the delivery of the first McLaren 12C Spider to a U.S. customer, the company has released thisvideo of the convertible supercar racing a snowboarder down a snowy mountain pass.The video features Pikes Peak winner Rhys Millen behind the wheel of the 616-hp 12C Spider, and Winter X-Games medalist Chanelle Sladics on a snowboard.
 
Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman introduces us to the new 2014 SRT Viper TA on this week’s episode of Ignition. Short for Time Attack, the Viper TA is the brand’s attempt at taking back the production car lap record at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
 
Official details on the 2014 Jeep Cherokee haven’t yet been revealed, but, due to the new Cherokee’s car-based underpinnings  critics are already doubting the Liberty replacement’s off-road prowess. To prove those critics wrong, the automaker has released a video that shows the new Cherokee take on tough terrain.
 
While the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray introduces bold new design elements to the popular sports car, C7 exterior design manager Kirk Bennion ties the new look to previous generations on this episode of Hot Rod Unlimited. The video shows how the Corvette’s design has progressed from the C1 concept to the new 2014 Corvette Stingray.
 

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