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With the Mirai concept providing a compelling glimpse of what a hydrogen future would look like at Toyota, it appears that the Japanese firm is planning to adopt some of the Mirai's innovations in an upcoming Lexus LS variant. The hope is that it could serve as the perfect platform to debut the technology when it eventually makes its way to mass production in Toyota-badged models (like some of the other innovations that first got their start in the Lexus LS).
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In a move that many saw as inevitable, Takata president Stefan Stocker has officially stepped down as president, handing the posisition back to the grandson of company founder and current chairman Shigehisa Takada.
When you have something stolen from you, before long you come to the understanding that you are never going to see the property again. You may report the theft to the police, and you may have some hope, but it starts to fade after a couple of weeks go by.
Ford Plans "Halo Model" Intro at NAIAS 2015. Let's Pray They've Learned Something in the Past Decade.
Ten years ago, at the 2005 Detroit Auto Show, Ford unveiled what they thought would be accepted as the successor—“spiritually”, at least—to the 1960s phenomenal Ford GT/GT 40. Billed—by Ford, naturally—as “the world’s mightiest supercar”, it featured a mid-mounted, quad-turboed six-liter V12 said to put 720 horsepower and 660 lb.-ft. of torque to the rear wheels.
Posted In: Auto Shows, Car News, Concept Cars, Exotics, Rumors, Special / Limited Edition
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Rock and roll and motor vehicles go hand in hand, like rum and coke, gin and tonic, and Jack Daniels and Budweiser (you can see where my head is during the holiday season). There have been countless songs written about cars of all kinds, and they have prettied up many a rock video.
When my oldest son was young he had a bad attitude toward the status quo. He watched his parents go to work every day to earn money and then send most of that money away to pay for things like electricity and water bills, cable and credit cards, and, of course, gas and insurance. In an effort to minimize his need to succumb to such a slavish existence, he vowed never to have a credit card and to never go anywhere that he couldn’t get to on his bike. He managed to secure his first three jobs within riding distance of our house. I pointed out that it would be inconvenient and unprofessional to clock-in dripping water on the floor if it happened to be raining, but this was of little concern to him in his “big picture” concept. He did eventually give in and buy a car (which he lived in for six months), but that’s a story for another day. He never used public transportation which I always thought would have been the perfect compromise.
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...
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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