Rough Country

2014 GMC Sierra Denali debuts with potent V8

Published May 29, 2013 GMC GMC GMC Next Slide Previous Slide The GMC Sierra 1500 Denali is back, and built like a brick. The luxury truck brand’s top of the line pickup gets an updated take on the Denali trim level’s signature chrome grille, now comprised of rectangular, brick-like openings that emphasize the all-new pickup’s […]

High Performance

Hottest new cars

  The latest, lustiest rides in the automotive world. Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept Built to celebrate the company’s 100th birthday, the CC100 Speedster echoes Aston Martin’s classic racing cars while offering a peek at its future design. Powered by a 600 hp V12, the carbon fiber two-seater is said to embody the soul of […]

Rough Country

Battelle’s very ‘special’ armored pickup truck

By Gary Gastelu Published May 24, 2013 Demonstration vehicle shown. (Battelle) They probably won’t see this one coming, and that’s kind of the idea. Columbus, Ohio-based non-profit research and development organization Battelle has designed an armored pickup truck for the U.S. Special Operations Command that’s ready for action in the world’s toughest environments, while protecting the troops inside […]

Rough Country

Watch: Record ‘breaking’ truck jump

Published May 23, 2013 DuneTV Records were made to be broken, and apparently so were the trucks that set them. During an off road vehicle meet at Michigan’s Silver Lake Sand Dunes, Mike Higgins launched his trophy truck-style Ford off the top of Test Hill and flew 180 feet before a crash landing bent […]


Largest Ford Model A museum opens in Michigan

Published May 23, 2013 Associated Press AP Hickory Corners, Mich. A new Ford dealership opened up in southwestern Michigan. Actually, it’s a very old one. The Model A Ford Museum held its grand opening ceremony last weekend. Fashioned after a Ford dealership from 1928, the 12,000-square-foot museum sits on the Gilmore Car Museum campus in […]

New Models

Chevy Spark EV priced at $27,495

Published May 23, 2013 Chevy’s Electric Ponycar Fiat’s Electric California Cruiser The electric car price wars are in full swing. Chevrolet has announced that its upcoming Spark EV will be available for a three-year, $199 per month lease with $999 down, which matches Chrysler/Fiat’s deal for the battery-powered 500e. The Spark will only be […]

Rough Country

DARPA running online competition to develop amphibious fighting machine

Published May 23, 2013 DARPA The U.S. Marine Corps needs some FANGs, and you can help. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is currently running an online competition to design a new Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) for the military branch. The Fast, Adaptable, Next-Generation Ground Vehicle (FANG) program is utilizing the agency’s online, crowd-sourced VehicleFORGE […]