Our own Matt Davis may have called the new Jaguar F-Type R Coupe "one heady rascal," but our review was disappointingly short on drifting, tire smoke and general, English shenanigans. You know, the sort of things that Chris Harris from Drive excels at.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
12:29 AM Coupe, Crossover, Design/Style, geely, Hybrid, Report, Sedan, Volvo, volvo concept estate, volvo s90, volvo v90, Volvo XC90, Wagon No comments
The Volvo Concept Estate garnered Autoblog's Editors' Choice award as our team's favorite reveal at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show earlier this month for its sleek take on Scandinavian design, and now it looks like we might actually see the sleek wagon in production. Volvo is reportedly considering using the concept as the basis for a replacement for the V70 wagon, dubbing the new model V90.
The 2014 Indianapolis 500 will mark the end of an era, as it will be the last year that Jim Nabors will sing "Back Home Again in Indiana" before the race. Nabors first belted it out ahead of the 500-mile race in 1972, and aside from two years, has sung before every race since 1987.
12:19 AM autonomous, autonomous vehicles, mobility transformation facility, safety, Technology, university of michigan No comments
Autonomous cars might be the next big leap in not only making driving easier but also in automotive safety. But where do you test them? Not many cities want to allow several tons of metal piloted by computers to roam their streets, but the University of Michigan has found a solution. Its Board of Regents recently gave construction approval to a $6.5-million test track. The track will allow autonomous vehicles to be tested in real world conditions and includes merging lanes, roundabouts, gravel roads, traffic lights and a stretch of four-lane highway.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Being powered by a 416 hp 5.0-liter V8 bolted to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, the luxury performance sedan is a good alternative to the Mercedes C63 AMG or the BMW M3. Unfortunately, it looks like the customers are not that impressed with Lexus trying to reshape its image as a sportier brand, as only 486 units have been sold in US last year.
As a result, Lexus will discontinue the IS F starting from next year. According to a recent rumor, the Japanese carmaker is working on another sport variant derived from the IS, maybe something with less than four doors, that could be better in helping Lexus reshape it’s image.
The Lexus IS F’s fans still have time to buy one until the end of 2013.
News Source: MotorAuthority
Thursday, March 14, 2013
10:28 AM 2013 ford focus st, Aftermarket, Celebrities, cobb tuning, focus, focus st, Ford, foust focus st, Hatchback, Official, Performance, tanner foust, tanner foust edition ford focus st, top gear usa No comments
Racer and Top Gear USA host Tanner Foust has partnered up with Cobb Tuning to create a special-edition Ford Focus ST. The limited-edition hatches will come packing a reflashed ECU, special intercooler, tweaked intake and freer-flowing exhaust for up to 20 percent more power than the stock creation. Cobb says that the changes should push the final dyno figure to above 300 horsepower. Buyers can also expect to find special carbon fiber aerodynamic bits on board along with a new grille, graphics and wheels. Cobb hasn't released pricing on this Tanner Foust Edition Ford Focus ST as of yet, but you can bet the whole kit won't be cheap.
About a month ago we, we're showing you this nut job taking a rare Ferrari Enzo out for a dirt road spin, basically using the supercar as a WRC rally car.
While the clip has a high degree of awesome to it, such crazy driving could do a lot of damage to a track, purpose-built car worth at least $1.5 million. We never found out more about that, but it appears that if a Ferrari Enzo can handle a rough ride, so should a car made by rivals Lamborghini.
Putting a raging bull at work on a muddy road is not that easy, but the fellow in the clip below managed to put on quite a show, although he forest drifting scene looks a bit painful for the Gallardo.
Apparently, this won't be the only dirt rally video the car has starred in, as the the Youtube user that posted it promises two more "stages" really soon.
Guess it's about time WRC creates an upper supercar category for some Koenigsegg CCX and Bugatti Veyron action?
Fortunately, that hasn't made the car much more expensive. Renault UK has announced pricing for the much anticipated Clio 200 EDC, which starts at £18,995, only "£100 more than the three-door, manual Peugeot 208 GTi and £1,055 less than the lower-powered, DSG-equipped five-door Volkswagen Polo GTI."
The Cup model actually costs more because it's not as stripped down as it used to be. For £450, it offers a 3mm lowered ride height, 15% stiffer chassis and quicker steering rack, red brake callipers and gloss black 18-inch Renaultsport wheels shod with Dunlop Sport Maxx TT tyres.
We'd stick with the more comfortable normal chassis and buy some of the many options available, like 18” alloy wheels (£185), rear parking sensors (£315). heated front seats (£250), metallic paint (£495 (Renault i.d. Liquid Yellow £1,300 or Flame Red £595)) and dark carbon full leather upholstery (£1,000).
Orders will be open on April 8th, with deliveries taking place in June.
10:19 AM AC Schnitzer, BMW E71 X6M, BMW X6M, BMW X6M Falcon, BMW X6M South Africa, BMW X6M Tuning No comments
As usual ACS created a completely reworked version of the X6M and also gave it a name: the X6 M Falcon. The new, wider body kit consists of front and rear bumpers, a bonnet, a carbon rear wing, side sills and twin sports rear silencer with chromed tail trims.