Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is streamlining its product development, which should help it bring vehicles and updates

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is streamlining its product development, which should help it bring vehicles and updates to market sooner. Welcome to our new and improved comments, which are for subscribers only. This is a test to see whether we can improve the experience for you. You do not need a Facebook profile to participate. You will need to register before adding a comment. Typed comments will be lost if you are not logged in. Please be polite. It’s OK to disagree with someone’s ideas, but personal attacks, insults, threats, hate speech, advocating violence and other violations can result in a ban. If you see comments in violation of our community guidelines, please report them. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler, a new version of the off-road classic, was revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2017. The vehicle was big news at the time because it had been many years since a new Wrangler had been revealed. Fiat Chrysler hopes a streamlined product development process helps it bring new vehicles and updates to market more quickly. (Photo: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) If the next Dodge Charger or Jeep Wrangler update arrives in showrooms a bit more quickly, it might have somethi...

2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible Review: a 650-HP Tanning Bed

EAST LOS ANGELES, California—Why anyone would want to drive a convertible at speeds close to 200 mph is perhaps best kept between them and their maker. However, while such cars are common from Europe’s princelier marques, Detroit has one, too, in the form of the droptop Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Perfect for cruising wide thoroughfares with names like Queens, Woodward, or Sunset while cranking your favorite tunes, it will still hit 190 mph on the open road. Under its bulging hood lurks a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine that delivers 650 horsepower and 650 lb-feet of torque. In our review car, the explosive LT4 eight-cylinder works through a 10-speed automatic transmission co-developed with Ford, but a standard six-speed manual is on offer, too. With the automatic, the ZL1 can scoot you and your Frappuccino up to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. It also has serious handling chops, even with the roof cut off, with an incredibly flat cornering attitude and sticky rubber—Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercars, sized 285/30 up front and 305/30 at the back—that keeps all 4,148 pounds veritably glued to the pavement. The ZL1’s front end is all intake, with the black flow-tie—that’s a bowtie emblem with its ce...