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In a recent report, BMW has revealed that it has plans to formally commence testing of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. However, the firm also stated that it still sees battery-powered offerings as the way of the future for the time being, especially if new developments —could help revamp the way many consumers think about electric vehicles.
I must admit that I have an affinity for the muscle cars that were hot when I was just coming of age.
Yes, I like the muscle cars that are out right now, and, in fact, I bought a new Camaro earlier this year. At the same time, those killer originals from the fifties, sixties, and seventies have a certain something that can't be explained in words.
Following its failure to secure vital funding to continue its operations, after seeking approval for the Netherlands version of Chaper 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month, Dutch automaker Spyker revealed that it has formally filed for full bankruptcy, ending all hope that the company could be saved.
Here are some quick takes on the potential dramas and traumas of buying and selling used cars...
Tags: Barn Finds, Bandit Trans Am, Peter Max Sued, classic cars
When John Hennessey gets ahold of a vehicle, things tend to get a bit crazy (Remember the 270 mph Lotus Exige that was dubbed the Venom GT?). Blowers get bolted on, horsepower goes through the roof, and ordinarly fast cars are transformed into roadgoing missiles. Lucky for us, Capt. Overkill has created yet another Frankenmobile. And this one’s designed to fill in for the yet-to-be-released 2016 Ford F-150 Raptor…
Tags: 2015 Hennessey VelociRaptor 600, 2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, 2015 Ford F-150 FX4
Take a trip back with me about 25 years or so. It was a time before navigation systems and smartphones. It was a time when we had to depend on ourselves to get where we wanted to go, even if we had never been there. If you aren’t old enough to remember, then you’ll just have to take our word for it.
Tags: jaguar, ghost car, navigation, directions, technology
In an interesting move that few in the industry saw coming, Aston Martin has poached an executive from Lotus and has accquired chief testing and development engineer Matt Becker in perhaps a broader bid to further hone its ambitious plans at reinventing itself.
Tags: aston martin, lotus, corporate news, aston martin news, lotus news
They say that timing is everything, and this certainly comes into play when you are buying a new car. If you act at the right time, you may be able to get an extraordinary deal on a fresh set of wheels. Now that 2014 is rapidly coming to a close, the 2015 models are entering the marketplace, but there are still leftovers laying around from last year that the dealerships did not sell. This can provide some great opportunities for smart buyers.
Modern technology is great! It can help lowly human beings in a variety of situations—when it works. The problem with technology is that it is designed by the lowly individuals who use it and can have the same sorts of limitations as the designer. Another issue is that users frequently come to depend on it to the exclusion of common sense and personal responsibility.
Tags: AAA, warning systems, blind spot, lane deaparture
One of the most iconic and easily recognizable vehicles on the road has to be the school bus. The distinctive yellow paint and overall shape of the bus has not changed in more than 70 years. They perform their function well and there has been little need or desire to mess with what works.
Henry Ford has gone down in history as one of the most important industrial innovators of all time. Ford was born on July 30, 1863, and, as you might imagine, one of the fathers of American automaking was born in Michigan, the state that became the epicenter of the industry.