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VIDEO: Epic Ferrari Fail

On: Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 3:32PM | By: Teddy Field


VIDEO: Epic Ferrari Fail test 1-1

In the right hands, a Ferrari can do amazing things. It reacts to your input much faster than a normal car, and that allows you to cover large tracts of land very quickly. They can also make you look like a complete idiot, if you allow your ego to take the wheel. Our tool of the day discovered this fact the hard way. And it is funny.


Volvo Earns ''Acceptable'' Rating in 2014 IIHS 40 mph ''Small Overlap'' Test. They Did MUCH Better 22 Years Ago with an '81 model...

On: Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 12:31PM | By: Andrew W Davis


Post-crash carnage from right test 2

Imagine driving down a five lane—two in either direction with a turn lane in the center—street lined with houses. You're in the nearer-to-center lane—at the 45 mph speed limit, of course—and notice a small pickup back out of a far away driveway into the curb-side lane of your half of the road. You think nothing of it, seeing as how they’re starting to roll forward in a different lane, as expected. But just as the “Why are they going so slow?” question sounds in your brain, the truck's driver decides to make an abrupt left turn directly into your path when you’re two car-lengths away.

Instantly you’re HARD on the brakes and diving for the center turn lane in a vain attempt to miss the collision, knowing that turning any further will only put you in the path of oncoming traffic and make things worse. And that’s the last thought your brain gets out before your beloved 1981 Volvo wagon’s right front corner plows into the offender’s 1990 Toyota pickup at its left front tire.

Welcome to the REAL world of 40+ mph “small overlap” impacts, 1992-style. And, as I’m sure you’ve guessed from all the driving and typing I’ve done in the 22 year interim, I was (relatively) unhurt. The other guy(s), well, not so much…


Ford shows off its light-weighting strategy with Lightweight Concept

On: Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 10:39AM | By: Chris Weiss


Ford shows off its light-weighting strategy with Lightweight Concept test 1-1

The "Ford Lightweight Concept" won't win any prizes for naming creativity, but it could very well influence the future of automotive engineering. The concept is a comprehensive approach to cutting weight that uses advanced materials and construction techniques.


Ford's Freakiest F-350 Has Been Sold in Chicago. And Now That We Can Track It, We Should Kill It... With Fire!

On: Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 4:15PM | By: Andrew W Davis


1994 Ford Power Stroke Concept Truck  test 2

As you might have read in an article a colleague of mine wrote a while ago, the 1994 Dodge Ram displayed at that year’s Detroit Auto Show is blamed/praised as the pickup design that set the tone for every rig that’s followed. And for that, we all—yes, ALL—should kiss the ring of anyone involved in the creation—and implementation—of that truck.


 

Down Under's On Top Of Legos

On: Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 2:43PM | By: Karen Cook


Down Under's On Top Of Legos test 1-1

If you are hoping for a car under your tree and wake up Christmas morning to find that Santa didn’t bring you one, don’t despair. You can build one for yourself out of all the Legos you may have gotten instead.


Next Chevy Volt Could Get Up to 50 Miles All-Electric Driving

On: Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 10:15AM | By: Chris Weiss


Next Chevy Volt Could Get Up to 50 Miles All-Electric Driving test 1-1

The 2014 Chevy Volt will feature a few very minor option updates, but outside of that, the only thing new on it is the price. The next generation of the Volt promises a much more thorough series of upgrades, including much improved all-electric range, according to comments from GM CEO Dan Akerson. It still won't be a rightful "electric vehicle," the way GM insists on describing it, but it will be one step closer. 


Video: Fernando Alonso Drives a LeFerrari

On: Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 1:43PM | By: Chris Weiss


LeFerrari test 2

The "LeFerrari" is one of the worst names ever conceived for a vehicle. And that's a damn shame because the car promises to be one of the most awesome exotics of our generation. Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso cashed in on that promise in a short video clip that takes us in and out of the LeFerrari. 


A Look at the Italdesign Parcour Off-Road Supercar Concept

On: Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 5:15PM | By: Chris Weiss


A Look at the Italdesign Parcour Off-Road Supercar Concept test 1-1

Every year, famous Italian design houses, like Pininfarina and Bertone, scramble to build sporty concept cars for auto shows and events throughout the year. They all seem to rally particularly strong for the annual Geneva Motor Show. This year, one of those design houses, Italdesign, went beyond the obvious sports coupes and roadsters, designing something truly unique—an off-road supercar. The aptly named Parcour concept, envisioned as both a coupe and roadster, brings luscious, red curves to the off-road segment, or is that brute utility to the supercar segment? Italdesign vice chairman Fabrizio Giugiaro clues us in in a new video.


BMW to Debut i3 Electric Car This Month

On: Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 2:26PM | By: Chris Weiss


BMW to Debut i3 Electric Car This Month test 1-1

We were expecting the debut of the BMW i3 electric city car this year, but we weren't expecting it for another two months. BMW will jump the gun, debuting its very first electric car on July 29. 


Volvo Demonstrates Self-Parking Car

On: Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 2:47PM | By: Chris Weiss


Volvo Demonstrates Self-Parking Car test 1-1

Volvo has been working to make itself an automotive technological leader. Over the past few months and years, it's demonstrated or discussed upcoming technologies like car-to-car communications, the SARTRE (Safe Road Trains for the Environment), and self-charging EV highways. In its latest demonstration, Volvo shows us a car that can park itself.


Porsche 918 Spyder Scurries Through Nevada Desert (Video)

On: Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 11:17AM | By: Chris Weiss


Porsche 918 Spyder Scurries Through Nevada Desert (Video) test 1-1

The Porsche 918 Spyder, one of the first of a number of upcoming green supercars, is being readied for launch later this year. During the development process, Porsche managed to string a one-minute clip of video together showcasing hot weather testing in Valley of Fire, just outside Las Vegas, Nevada. Stuttgart shows what has come of nearly one million miles of testing.