Bosch has taken an Aston Martin DB9 V12 and converted it into a split-axle hybrid, which both reduced emissions and increased performance of the DB9.
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The last time I drove a Toyota Camry Hybrid was back in June, and I ended up sick on the side of the road in Texas- was it the Toyota‘s fault, or was it my third Whataburger? I reached out to Toyota after my return to Chicago in order to give them a shot at […]
According to the guys at Switzer Performance, the car you see here is (which I got to drive, briefly, back in October) represents an all-new idea. In its finished form, this is a 1350 HP hypercar that rockets to a top speed of 225 MPH and asks nothing more from the driver than to sit […]
This is in-car video of a Switzer Performance-built “Goliath” GTR. Fueled by E85 (a blend of 15% gasoline and 85% ethanol), this 4100 lb. AWD street missile proved itself as the all-out fastest Nissan GTR in the world last month at the Moscow Unlimited standing mile event, hitting 250 mph in just 22 seconds … […]
If you love power, torque, and diesel engines, then you’re going to love watching this European drift wagon burning rubber and getting sideways
Right now the Rimac Concept_One electric supercar is on a tour of the Middle East, and to prove its worth, Rimac set up an impromptu drag race. With a Ferrari. Bet you know where this is going.
Ideally, electric vehicles will one day provide the common man with cheap, reliable, and clean transportation. For now though, the few “affordable” EVs on the market are having a hard time appealing to cost-conscious consumers. For the ultra-wealthy though, electric vehicles offer a new money sink, and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive is a chief contender wealthy EV enthusiasts.
Silex Power, a Chinese automaker, claims that an electric car they designed called the Chreos EV, achieves several jaw-dropping feats, including a driving range of over 600 miles, a charge time of ten minutes, and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under 3 seconds. Everybody else can go home now; Silex Power has won the electric car.
Ethanol has lost a lot of support in the past few years for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest knocks against corn-derived ethanol is the reduced horsepower and fuel economy, causing some to be wary of an alternative fuel promises. But a new study shows that algae-based biodiesel has nearly the same horsepower and torque output as petrol and soybean diesel.
While green cars haven’t quite caught on with the mainstream consumer, wealthy people the world over are making a statement by opting for expensive green cars like the Tesla Roadster. But not everyone wants a quiet EV; some people want the world to shake when they roll through in their sustainably-powered vehicle.
For those people, British carmaker Trident is offering the Iceni Grand Tour, with a 6.6 liter turbodiesel, an almost 200 mph top speed, and the ability to run a number of different biofuels.
By the time you finish this sentence, you’ll have figured out that there is more than one sentence to my review of the 2012 Kia Rio hatchback. But I wanted to try and do something different, and I think I can boil down the five major aspects of every car review to just a single summary sentence. So lets get down to it, shall we?
Swedish automaker Volvo has been on a long and strange journey in the past few years. After buying Volvo, Ford later sold it (at a substantial loss) to Chinese automaker Geely. Yet Volvo has maintained its European roots, and will soon debut a new small family hatchback called the V40. Ahead of its dealership debut, […]
Even though I have never owned a Mazda, I have always appreciated the plucky Japanese brand for its efforts to build driver-centric cars. The Miata is perhaps the best example of Mazda’s track heritage, and the new SkyActiv technology promises to blend performance with fuel economy, maintaining Mazda’s fun-to-drive dynamics.. Mazda has announced that it is entering its SkyActiv-D diesel engine into the newly announced Grand-Am GX class for the 2013 racing season.
American automakers are facing a do-or-die moment in regards to fuel economy. Heavily reliant on gas-guzzling trucks and SUV’s, Ford, Chrysler, and GM have got to figure out a way to make their number-one sellers suck down less gas. While Ford bets on EcoBoost and GM focuses on weight savings, Chrysler has announced that for […]
Volkswagen wants to be the #1 Automaker in the world, but to do that they’re going to have to sell a lot of cars. To be honest, there aren’t many cars in their lineup that catch my eye…but the new, more masculine Beetle has me seriously reconsidering how I look at Volkswagen. Now with the […]
There are always going to be dreamers and artists who remained tethered to reality only by the taxes and bills they must pay. This means all sorts of concept vehicles and designs are coming out on a regular basis and very, very few every make it beyond a scale clay model. But the Rimac Automobilii […]
If any American car company is a modern success story, it is Ford. The Blue Oval has been debuting product after product to much praise,and the Los Angeles Auto Show is no different. Today Ford has officially debuted several new models including the 2013 Ford Escape and 2013 Ford Flex, in addition to a refreshed […]
Electric cars have quickly gone from sideshow attraction to main stage in the global auto industry, and the wealthy are especially interested in electric luxury cars from companies like Rimac Automobili, whose Concept_One EV supercar boasts nearly 1,000 horsepower.
The proverbial cat is out of the bag, as Autoblog reports it heard straight from the mouth of Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne that by 2013, the new Jeep Grand Cherokee will get the European 3.0 liter turbodiesel V6. The European Grand Cherokee is already slated to get this oil-burning powerplant, what with its 241 horsepower, […]
Toyota has been hinting that it will expand the Prius lineup to include more than just the current sedan. A natural progression seems to be a more spacious, larger family vehicle, not quite a mini-van, and not quite a station wagon, but something in the middle. A Prius MPV, if you will. The plan was […]