The Latest News And Reviews
Throughout The Car Industry
There are few cars that actually elicit a physical reaction from people when they start up, but the 2012 Aston Martin N420 will make a believer out of anyone gearhead or otherwise. Not like an Aston Martin needed anymore fanfare. Being the go-to car for most James Bond films over the years has all but inducted it into the Hollywood Garage of Fame. However, this Bond car is one that the bad guys could hear coming a mile away.
Times have changed. It used to be that as auto enthusiasts had to make a very difficult choice. Did they want luxury, or performance? Most younger, testosterone-driven males would almost always choose performance. They would revel in the harshness of a solid-axle rear end in their Z28, or the unabashed noise coming from their straight-piped Superbird, or watch as the soles of their tennis shoes melted to the firewall of their Shelby Cobra. It was considered a badge of honor for most red-blooded American males to get essentially beaten up by their car in the name of stepping up their performance just a fraction of a second. But, then, as those same red-blooded boys grew up into somewhat respectable adults and occasionally began to have families and careers, they began to want a bit more from their daily rides. Suddenly, or not so suddenly, those guys started enjoying the softness of a supple Cadillac suspension, or the poshness of a Buick’s interior, or the quiet demeanor of an Oldsmobile’s refined engine, and, over the course of time, the alacrity with which they celebrated getting pummeled by their cars faded, and, in its place, came a resignation. The young man became an old man, because he had to put his toys away and grow up. Speed was a thing of the past, and no longer could he tolerate the sacrifice his old Mustang or Corvette demanded, and instead gave in to the comfort of a bigger, and slower, car, but losing some part of himself along the way. And that’s how it went for decades.
Harley-Davidson (H-D) has reached an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); it calls for a $12 million fine for selling after-market motorcycle engine tuners that add performance for racing and more emissions for the rest of us. At least 340,000 have been sold since 2008, when the EPA’s Emission Standards for Highway Motorcycles took effect.
Tags: Harley-Davidson, EPA, Screamin' Eagle, motorcycle engine tuner, AMA, American Motorcycle Association, RPM Act, Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2016
For many of us, motor vehicles go hand-in-hand with music, and there have been countless songs written about cars, trucks, and motorcycles. This is a certain romanticism that is distinctly American. When it comes to cars, Detroit has always been the epicenter, and on the musical side, there are a handful of cities that stand apart from the others. Without question, Memphis, Tennessee is one of them. This southern city has deep musical roots in multiple different genres. The Memphis blues scene is legendary, and the town is known as the home of “The King Of Rock and Roll”, Elvis Presley. A visit to Graceland is probably on your bucket list, and if you love cars, there is a very special aspect to it. The Elvis Presley Automobile Museum was opened there in 1989, and it houses more than 20 cars that were once owned by the singer.
Tags: Memphis International Auto Show, car shows, Elvis Presley Automobile Museum
There are two cities in the United States that probably come to your mind when you think about automobile racing. Indianapolis is certainly going to be on the tip of your tongue, and Daytona, Florida would probably come next. This city by the beach is a major attraction for lovers of every type of vehicle with wheels and an engine. Of course, there is the famous Daytona 500 that takes place during the month of February. This race is a true American tradition that started out in 1959. Though the big race is the ultimate highlight of the year in Daytona, there are numerous different transportation related events that attract visitors from near and far, including Daytona Bike Week.
Apple's rumored Project Titan autonomous car has existed under a tightly guarded veil of secrecy ever since it was first mentioned in a report several years ago. However, a new report reveals that the tech giant is exploring a new type of battery technology to help provide juice to its long rumored vehicle project.
Tags: apple, apple news, batteries, apple batteries, apple report, apple rumors, titan, project titan, apple project titan, project titan ev, project titan ev car
Porsche's plans for an electrically powered future could take an interesting turn; according to a new speculative article, a sleek SUV could be the second cog in Porsche's plan to aggressively attack the ever-evolving EV segment.
Tags: porsche, porsche news, e, e sedan, report, green, green porsche, ev suv, suv, porsche ev suv,
Instead of always trying to be ahead of the world on information and breaking news, sometimes it's better to take a deep breath and look back on what has already come to pass. Some may argue that the Golden Age of automobiles was the mid to late 1960s; however, there is a compelling argument that can be made for the mid to late 1990s as either a second Golden Age or perhaps even a Renaissance. Although instead of huge displacement and grossly overrated horsepower numbers, these later cars used forced induction and new technology to compete on the highest level of production vehicles.
It’s sad to say, but with the number of new production model cars we’ve seen over the past decade or so, we are almost becoming desensitized to them. It seems like every car company is trying to make one of every conceivable model car or truck. And, in the endless pursuit of trying to capture a piece of every single market niche, some… many… companies have all but abandoned their own identities and their own foundational characteristics. Their mission becomes blurry to consumers and their integrity seems to be sacrificed in the name of the almighty dollar. So, more and more, we see many new cars with familiar badges, but we forget what those car company’s values were built upon. And while that’s happening more and more lately, sometimes… just sometimes… it doesn’t.
As part of its ongoing transformation from being an automobile company into a mobility provid— firm, Ford has revealed that it plans to deliver a high-volume fully autonomous vehicle by 2021 in what could be a broader example of its intentions to be a leader in the mobility business.
Tags: ford, ford news, ford report, report, ford taxi, ford autonomous taxi, ford 2021, 2021
Nissan has announced the pricing for its newly launched 2017 Armada SUV. The big ute will debut with a simplified trim ladder, as well as bring new equipment and technology when it thunders its way into Nissan showrooms.
Tags: Armada, Amrada SUV, Nissan Armamda, Nissan, nissan news, pricing, nissan pricing, armada pricing, nissan armada pricing, 2017, 2017 armada, 2017 nissan armada, 2017 nissan armada pricing