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Looking for all the minimalist excitement of an Ariel Atom at a discount AND don't fear death? Then have I got the vehicle for you!

On: Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 1:01PM | By: Andrew W Davis


1966 Velorex 16/350 test 2

People in my profession—and outside it, too, I suppose—have always railed against government “interference” in the production of vehicles. Sure, the seat belt was a good idea, but airbags, “safety” bumpers, and—more recently—the laundry list of electronic nannies like automatic braking and stability control?


Audi unveils 2017 A5 and S5 Coupes; duo brings new styling and technology to luxury coupe segment

On: Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 10:58AM | By: Carl Malek


Audi unveils 2017 A5 and S5 Coupes; duo brings new styling and technology to luxury coupe segment test 1-1

When Audi first unveiled the A5 coupe back in 2005, it took pride in creating a vehicle that revolutionized the mid-size coupe segment; then it added newfound levels of performance and flair with the S5 coupe. The 2017 Audi A5 and S5 coupes (first teased by Audi a few weeks ago) bring new levels of technology and refinement to the familiar coupe and serve as the next chapter of the A5's life.


BMW changes focus of i sub-brand; will target self-driving vehicle segment

On: Sat, Jun 4, 2016 at 9:10AM | By: Carl Malek


BMW changes focus of i sub-brand; will target self-driving vehicle segment test 1-1

BMW's green-focused i sub-brand is still relatively new, but for the first time in its short life, the brand is changing its core mission and is shifting its attention from electric vehicles to creating the ultimate self-driving machine. This could be a sign of BMW's bold ambitions for this relatively new segment. It also points towards a new future where i could become a rolling showcase of the company's driverless vehicle technologies.


Fuji Heavy Industries to be renamed SUBARU Corp

On: Wed, May 18, 2016 at 8:53AM | By: Carl Malek


Fuji Heavy Industries to be renamed SUBARU Corp test 1-1

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) has announced that it will change its name to SUBARU Corporation; the change expected to take place in April of 2017, if shareholders in Fuji approve of the proposal.


 

Hyundai develops Iron Man-inspired exosuit

On: Tue, May 17, 2016 at 1:59PM | By: Carl Malek


Hyundai develops Iron Man-inspired exosuit test 1-1

With the newest Iron Man movie currently playing on the silver screen, having an exosuit that is just like Tony Stark's has always been a must-have item for every man's dream garage. While the technology needed to craft a suit like that is still a bit out of reach, Hyundai is working on the next best thing, and has crafted a suit of its own that can be used in a wide range of applications. 


B-J's and AA's auctions prove that if you dishonor your Heritage you will pay the price. [Buyers, however, won't even offer half of it.]

On: Mon, May 16, 2016 at 10:21AM | By: Andrew W Davis


B-J's and AA's auctions prove that if you dishonor your Heritage you will pay the price. [Buyers, however, won't even offer half of it.] test 1-1

While the car you see above looks like every other “Heritage Edition” Ford GT, this one hides a terrible secret: Somebody invested a fortune into cutting its value in half. Yes, you read that right. Someone bought one of the ultra-rare and ultra-desirable Gulf-liveried 2006 Ford GTs and basically destroyed it in the most pathetically-ironic way: They turned it into a “racecar.”


BMW facing excess inventory, thanks to sales initiative

On: Tue, May 10, 2016 at 8:04AM | By: Carl Malek


BMW facing excess inventory, thanks to sales initiative test 1-1

Last year, BMW undertook a bold initiative that was meant to make the Bavarian luxury car company king of the market (while upstaging Audi, and Mercedes Benz). While the final results of this campaign are mired in controversy, it appears that the campaign has also had the unexpected consequence of swamping BMW with excess inventory. 


Honda patents technology for engine with variable piston height technology

On: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 1:48PM | By: Carl Malek


Honda patents technology for engine with variable piston height technology test 1-1

The folks at AutoGuide have discovered, in the database of a Japanese patent office, a series of new patents show that Honda engineers are seriously looking into new engines that would feature variable piston heights in a bold move to increase fuel efficiency for Honda's lineup.


Volkswagen details brand realignment strategy for U.S. market; aims for middle class buyers

On: Sat, May 7, 2016 at 8:18AM | By: Carl Malek


Volkswagen details brand realignment strategy for U.S. market; aims for middle class buyers test 1-1

Despite the ongoing emissions scandal that has generated its fair share of woes for the company as a whole, Volkswagen is embarking on an ambitious yet crucial brand strategy that aims to completely revamp the way the company does business here in the U.S., a market that the company lists as one of its key targets for its long term future.


Ferrari Could Be Forced to Revamp Strategy For Ailing Luxury Goods Line

On: Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 2:47PM | By: Carl Malek


Ferrari Could Be Forced to Revamp Strategy For Ailing Luxury Goods Line test 1-1

When Ferrari was spun off by FCA several months ago, the Italian sports car company had goals of expanding its influence into other forms of luxury goods, but sluggish progress in this arena may force Ferrari to reset its long term goals, according to a report released by Automotive News.


Subaru Announces Pricing For 2017 WRX and WRX STI

On: Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 8:52AM | By: Carl Malek


Subaru Announces Pricing For 2017 WRX and WRX STI test 1-1

Following the company's unveiling the newly updated Impreza hatchback and sedan, Subaru has released the pricing information for the revamped performance variants of the Impreza, the 2017 WRX and the WRX STI.