by Bob Lefsetz You mean I need a bigger engine and a swoopy style to get laid? I just go on Tinder! Welcome to the baby boomer nightmare, wherein everything they’ve held near and dear becomes irrelevant. Like automobiles. Cars are a utility. So long Ferrari. So long Aston Martin. So long the SUV. Do you think kids want to own a big box with terrible mileage just like their parents drive? Just because cars have lasted a century, that does not mean they're here to stay, that does not mean they're not ripe for disruption. Cars are the newspapers of today. Something oldsters can't live without and youngsters can.
by Ali Arsham Everyone needs a truck at some point. It may be for your job or your hobby but a truck comes in very handy sometimes. Toyota's Tundra has been one of the best since the 2007 model was introduced and for 2014 it has been restyled with some improvements. We wanted to see how good the Tundra has become so we picked up a top of the line 1794 Edition to find out.
Will be the most performance-focused derivative F-TYPE The F-TYPE Project 7, the latest model in the acclaimed Jaguar F-TYPE sports car range, is set to make its debut at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 26. "Special Operations exists to develop a suite of products and services that enable our most discerning and enthusiastic customers to indulge their passion for our cars. F-TYPE Project 7 is a perfect example of one such product. It's the most powerful production Jaguar vehicle ever built.
by Ali Arsham No vehicle is perfect and can do it all. But if you could only have one vehicle on your driveway, the Lexus LX570 would be a great choice. It is a brilliant combination of luxury and capability in one package. It can tow a huge load, go off roading, haul a bunch of stuff, carry eight people and do 0-60 in 7.5 seconds and the quarter mile in 15.7 seconds. The LX570 is basically a Toyota Land Cruiser but with more luxury.
by Stuart Wood The term 'Hybrid Cars' is more commonly known as the Hybrid Electric Vehicles, which incorporate two or more power sources. Generally the Hybrid Cars feature an Internal Combustion engine and electric motors. The combination of these two distinct power sources can help the vehicle achieve either the best fuel efficiency or the best performance.
by Ali Arsham For nearly three decades, the Toyota 4Runner mid-size SUV has been a stalwart for off-roading enthusiasts seeking an SUV with rugged, go-anywhere capability. Currently In its fifth-generation, 4Runner stands out in a crowded SUV field as one of the few fully capable mid-size SUVs. The original 4Runner was basically a Toyota pickup with a back seat. It was not very fancy and there were not many creature comforts but the price was right and it was a great off road machine.
by Ali Arsham Kia has been on a roll lately introducing terrific cars in the entry-level and mid-level markets. When you’re successful in entry-level markets there’s only one place to go and that would be up which is why Kia has come up with the new Kia Cadenza. The Cadenza is a midsize car geared towards the luxury car buyer. The Cadenza is Kia’s flagship sedan (until the K900 which just arrived) which represents the most powerful and technologically advanced Kia ever offered in the US.
4-Passenger DeltaWing Technologies Inc. today revealed how the groundbreaking DeltaWing architecture – a highly aerodynamic and lightweight design currently competing in IMSA sports car road races in the form of the DeltaWing race car – could look as a street-legal, four-passenger car. The rendering depicts an exciting, aerodynamic car design that evokes motion, energy and speed even at a standstill and is unlike any of today’s road-going automobiles.
by Stephen Cox "Barn finds" really happen. In the mid-1990's my dad was visiting an old high school buddy in southern Indiana. As they talked of the good old days, my father noticed a dirty, old car sitting inside his friend’s barn. It was a blue 1971 Ford Torino. The owner said that it had been purchased new by his mother, after which it was passed down to his son. It still ran pretty well when he finally got a new car and parked the Torino in the barn some years ago.
AUTOMOTIVE Mercedes-AMG presents the most extreme version of the celebrated SLS, the 2014 model-year SLS AMG Black Series. Inspired by the SLS AMG GT3 race car, the fifth Black Seriesmodel from Mercedes-AMG boasts a mix of breathtaking design, outstanding driving dynamics and uncompromising lightweight construction in line with the AMG Lightweight Performance strategy. The 2014 SLS AMG Black Series achieves a power/weight ratio of 5.49 lb / hp. The AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine generates 622 horsepower at 7,400 rpm and accelerates the SLS to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.
Convertible Corvette Z06 highlights show It's the New York Auto Show kickoff day this morning, but a lot of the news broke last night. New York, usually the bastion of mid-size sedans will actually have some sporty dynamism with the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible and 2016 Mazda Miata. Going up in weight, there's also the S63 AMG Coupe, Lamborghini Huracan, Audi RS7 Exclusive RS7 Dynamic Edition and Aston Martin N430. We present some of the highlights in photos.
by Ali Arsham The Scion tC has been overshadowed lately by the sportier Scion FR-S. While the FR-S is definitely the sportier Scion, the tC has its own virtues and should not be forgotten. It has been freshened up for 2014 with some small changes and it was exciting to see how our old friend had grown up. The tC will surprise you in many ways.
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