Cars Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:52:33 +0200 | Video: Modified LS6-Powered 1974 Datsun 260Z A wild project built by Riley Stair, who is known to not care about the purity of keeping the engines and chassis of his cars in the same genetic line. He once installed a 12-valve Cummins diesel into his '49 Chevy shop truck and dropped a 2.5L inline-six into a late '60s Merc Sedan, you could say he just enjoys building cars. Of course most would cringe at the idea of taking a knife to a 260Z, ho... Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:00:12 +0200 | Video: Watch the latest BMW i8 undergo its final testing BMW is nearly ready to welcome the third member of the 'i' family, the BMW i8 Roadster. In 2018 the German automaker will unlock the door to the i8 roadster, ushering a new dimension of open-top driving pleasure.  The progressive sports car is in its final testing phase in plant Leipzig, and BMW offers an inside look at its rigorous experimentation process ahead of its release.  The BMW ... Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:00:11 +0200 | Video: What's with all the hype about Colorado traffic? Living in a big city means that you have to deal with the consequence of traffic. However, Colorado is seeking to reduce their ever increasing traffic problem by investing in a hyperloop transport system. The state officials have paired up with an engineering start-up company called Arrivo that is based in Los Angeles. The transport system will be directed by a track that can be used by passengers... Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:00:04 +0200 | Restoration Pick of the Week: 1971 Ford Mustang Also known as the Mustang Mach 1, this classic style '71 fastback embraces a modern driveline and suspension, crafted carefully by the folks at Jeff Lilly Restorations. Ken Lowe is the man who became the proud owner of this beautifully restored Mustang called the Grabber Green Metallic Filly. Ken grew up with the love of cars thanks to his family being true car fanatics. His dad eventually started... Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:00:11 +0200 | Video: SA's first BMW M festival October marked the month that all of BMW's biggest fans came together at the Kyalami Race Track to attend South Africa's first BMW M festival. The event showcased some of the newest, fastest and sexiest M models to over 20 000 visitors. Three new models were presented at the festival: X3 M40i, M5 and M4 CS. The M4 CS lies between the older M4 model and the speedier M4 GTS. It is faster, lighter an... Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:30:12 +0200 | Video: The Chevrolet ZR1 is the most powerful Corvette in production history Chevrolet presents the ZR1, a supercar that pushes the Corvette's performance legacy with the highest power, greatest track performance and most advanced technology in its production history.  The supercar's aggressive appearance is driven by function, contributing to its distinction as the fastest production Corvette to date.  The front fascia of the Chevrolet ZR1 is designed to channel... Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:05:11 +0200 | Video: Smart Fortwo vs Mercedes S-Class: Crash test! The new Smart Fortwo meets high safety standards, some of which far exceed legal requirements, it also offers comprehensive occupant protection.  A crash test between the Smart Fortwo and the Mercedes S-Class was demonstrated by a recent in-house crash. You can see in the video below, the smaller and lighter vehicle – in the collision – hits the S-Class at an impact of 50 km/h wit... Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:00:10 +0200 | Video: HOW IT'S MADE: The Porsche 911 engine I bet all of you have, at some point, wondered how a car engine is assembled – which and how all those many pieces are put together to make these glorious things that propel us forward at such incredible speeds. Now with this great video, you can get an idea.  In their factory in Zuffenhausen, Germany, Porsche builds the engine of the legendary 911 among others. This video shows ju... Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:30:11 +0200 | Video: 9 stock sleepers – straight from the factory Sleepers, as we know, are usually modified under the hood but don't have much flair in terms of bodywork upgrades. In fact, some of them look downright lame or even dilapidated. This video, however, showcases sleepers – direct from the factory floor, delivered to owners in the 80s and 90s – that will probably surprise you as much as us. Let's take the first one for instance. It's a Cit... Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:00:13 +0200 | Video: Electric truck conversion system powered by Lithium Motiv's All-Electric Powertrain uses an innovative architecture that is scalable and modular, which allows the company to use the same core components in vehicles ranging from a Type A school bus to a Class 8 refuse truck.  The Motiv electric Powertrain Control System (ePCS) is unique in the industry as a single product suite that can electrify any truck or bus chassis with a variety of comme... Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:00:11 +0200 | Video Here is what the Tesla Le Mans car concept could look like By 2030 all the 24 hours Le Mans race will be contested by all-electric cars, and the historic circuit could even have integrated inductive charging strips to help keep vehicles charged throughout the race. In the images above is the vision of Jereon Claus and Fabian Brees, two Belgian designers who have conceptualized what Tesla's entry to such a race could look like.  The two designers cons... Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:00:10 +0200 | Video: Most powerful Mercedes engine ever! The Mercedes AMG Formula 1 team's 2017 season has been a successful one thus far and, three and a half years after making its debut, the Mercedes-AMG Formula One Power Unit has achieved a conversion of more than 50% during dyno testing in Brixworth.  Basically, it now produces more power than waste energy, a remarkable milestone for any Hybrid, let alone a flat-out racing engine.   ... Sun, 12 Nov 2017 17:00:15 +0200 | Video: Introducing: The Land Rover flying huntsman 6x6 A rugged aesthetic with luxury materials perfectly combined into an off-road classic. The British automotive fashion house, Kahn Design, created the flying huntsman 6x6 concept that was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015. The studio produced this six-wheeled Land Rover, along with the possibility of a pickup model. Kahn Design started by extending the bonnet by 400mm and pulling the rear c... Sun, 12 Nov 2017 14:00:16 +0200 | Video: 120mph crash test... Rather arrive alive! Speeding and illegal street racing have been a big problem in South Africa, with 1670 drivers arrested between 2014 and 2016 for going more than 40km/h over the speed limit. A shocking 667 drivers were arrested for driving at speeds of over 160km/h. Owners of performance enhanced vehicles have been caught travelling at speeds over 230km/h. The severity of your speeding infringement could lead... Sun, 12 Nov 2017 12:05:10 +0200 | Video: A redefined Italian classic, The De Tomaso Pantera ADRNLN The De Tomaso Pantera created quite a stir back when it made its public debut at the New York Motor Show in 1970. It is an extraordinary combination of Italian styling cues with American horsepower, the car was both easy on the eye and blinding fast on the road. The Ringbrothers captured the attention of car enthusiasts worldwide with the debut of the ADRNLN; a reimagined take on the Pantera creat... Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:00:12 +0200 | Check out this once-off, factory spec Golden Austin Healey When you think of golden trims, you might expect to see it in on a Rolls-Royce, or maybe an old Jaguar... but an Austin-Healey?  'Might' have been a thought that crossed many people's minds when they saw this roadster at the Earls Court Motor Show in London back in October 1958. And it most definitely captured their attention.  That was the whole point, after all, and it was not decked o... Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:00:17 +0200 | Video: World rallycross championship expected to be a monster of an event The final round of the 2017 World Rallycross Championship is due to be held in Cape Town, South Africa this weekend. Rallycross is a speed based race on a mixed-surface circuit using modified road cars. SA is prepping for the first world championship motorsport event in sub-Saharan Africa, hosted by Monster Energy on the Killarney race circuit overlooking beautiful scenery of Table Mountain. Killa... Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:00:06 +0200 | Video: Car vs America vs all the other car shows Jalopnik has started a new car show called Car vs America. Jalopnik, the news and opinion site that focuses on cars, racing and other forms of transport, roped in their hipster–like editors to starring in a car-themed TV show aimed at bettering the myriads of other car shows. It seems quite similar to Top Gear with lower to middle-end cars. The new show features 12 episodes and inv... Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:00:12 +0200 | Video: The fastest man in an even faster car The world's fastest man has now experienced speed on a whole new level. Formula 1 champion, Lewis Hamilton, took Usain Bolt for a joy ride in the Mercedes GT R (known as the green beast of hell). It is known to be one of the most intimidating cars to drive due to its aggressive nature, wide structure and speeds so fast it has a built-in race timer to record lap times. The first lap was accompanied... Wed, 08 Nov 2017 17:00:12 +0200 | Video: Koenigsegg Agera RS is the world's fastest commercial car! The Koenigsegg attempted to break the World Production Speed Record by taking to a piece of perfectly straight and beautifully smooth road in Nevada. The Agera RS broke its own record, hitting 457 km/h, and completing the feat in just 33.29 seconds – that time is about 20% quicker than the Bugatti Chiron could achieve.  The video shows two of the three runs, the other run was in th... Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:00:05 +0200 | Video: The more the Porsche 911 changes, the more it stay the same When redesigning an automobile, carmakers can eith take an evolutionary approach or a revolutionary one. When it comes to the Porsche 911, the company has unapologetically adhered to the former approach.  Sure the 911 has changed over the years, it's bigger and heavier. It is packed with new technologies, almost every version is turbocharged now and the air cooling has long since been replace... Tue, 07 Nov 2017 15:05:05 +0200 | Infiniti has something new in the pipeline for LA Infiniti has something new in store but, while we know when and where it will debut, there is still not much we know about the actual car.  Said to be "the most advanced Infiniti in our history" the vehicle is set to debut at the Hawthorne Municipal Airport in Southern California on Tuesday, November 28, on the eve of the LA Auto Show.  As you can see from the teaser sketch that Infiniti... Mon, 06 Nov 2017 21:00:11 +0200 | 1976 Volkswagen bus is a 'Back To The Future' time machine This 1976 Volkswagen bus has been completely revamped to pay homage to Marty Mcfly and Doc Brown the famous and familiar film franchise, Back To The Future. The Volkswagen is currently on sale in Nashville and this Back To The Future van features a 'working' flux capacitor – described by Doc as "what makes time travel possible" – and an accurate recreation of the time machine from... Mon, 06 Nov 2017 20:20:10 +0200 | Video: This Ford Platinum truck is unlike anything you've ever seen James Fleckenstein unveiled his new Ford Platinum dually mega truck at Rednecks with Paychecks this past weekend.  The 2011 Super Duty was a silver flood damage truck that was in good condition, so James grabbed it and proceeded to transform it into this replica 2016 Shadow Black beast seen in the video below. The 6.7L Powerstroke engine needed attention due to the water ingestion, so it went... Fri, 03 Nov 2017 17:00:11 +0200 | Video: The 4 year old drifter – she's got mad skillz! This 4-year-old, Lila Kalis, is the drifting master! Ahe was put into a little electric car before she was able to form a sentence and the result is adorable. The cars are so small and underpowered she is able to control them like a pro without the risk of seriously hurting herself. Her dad has even customised her cars, making them safer but still better to drift as he explains how he combines leg... Thu, 02 Nov 2017 20:30:05 +0200 | Video: You can make your own car ramps by using Plywood It's nearly every motorheads dream to want to work on their own cars, to replace or upgrade some parts or even just to give their baby a little more love. From time-to-time though, the car needs to be elevated to get underneath. Not everyone has a pit handy so, rather than using two jacks – which can be rather unsafe or simply just not able to lift the vehicle high e... Tue, 31 Oct 2017 17:00:11 +0200 | Video: The Hennessey VelociRaptor is more powerful AND features more wheels The VelociRaptor 6X6 concept starts with a price tag of $295,000. For that chunk of change you get the base 2017-2018 Raptor 4-door truck with a set of 6X6 locking rear axles, upgraded Fox suspension, upgraded 20-inch wheels and off-road tires, special front and rear bumpers, rollbar and LED lights. The 600+ horsepower upgrade includes uprated twin turbochargers, stainless steel exhaust modif... Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:00:12 +0200 | Video: Meet the new Apollo IE Meet the Apollo IE, the 780 horsepower is the new kid on the hypercar block that makes Lamborghini’s and Pagani’s look subtle. The guys at Apollo think the likes of the McLaren P1 and the LaFerrari are too soft. This is the Apollo Intensa Emozione (IE for short), which features a naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V12 engine whose source is unnamed but whose specifications mirror those of F... Mon, 30 Oct 2017 19:00:05 +0200 | The Toyota Wonder–Capsule The future concept of this Wonder–Capsule car at the Tokyo 2017 Motor show. It really does look like a pimped out two–seater golf cart. It is about the size of a Smart car at only 2.5m long and 1.3m wide and is so small that the front windshield had to be placed vertically! There is no dashboard so all the information such as the speedometer is displayed digitally on the windshield. Th... Mon, 30 Oct 2017 13:00:09 +0200 | A James-Bond Futuristic Jaguar hypercar James Bond is no stranger to Jaguars, so putting him next to a feline-badged hypercar does make sense. This latest iteration of Bond, played once again by Daniel Craig, has encountered Jaguars in all four of his movies.  An XJ8 made a brief appearance in Casino Royale, an XJ12 up in Quantum of Solace, and XJ in Skyfall and of course the C-X75 in Spectre.  But what you see here – in... Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:00:08 +0200 | Video: The Porsche 911 Carrera T The new Porsche 911 T has the fierce look of a race car but is geared more towards road usage rather than track performance. It is named the Carrera T, standing for the touring model. Although it is based on the entry-level Porsche Carrera, it is 10 mm lower and 20kg lighter with thinner rear windows and loops in place of the door handles.  The interior is covered in black leather with the si... Fri, 27 Oct 2017 11:10:08 +0200 | Video: Most well-built Land Rover Defender we've seen Shane and Sandra Young of Aussie Expeditions have built one of the most impressive Land Rover Defenders we’ve ever seen. The couple has a passion for exploration and immersing themselves in different cultures, and decided that land-based travel was the best way to accomplish that. When you look into the back of his vehicle for the first time you can be forgiven for thinking this is a scaled-... Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:00:10 +0200 | Video: 2018 Chevy Camaro is a legend in any scale Chevrolet has unveiled the 2018 Camaro Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Edition ahead of its debut at SEMA. Set to go on sale in 2018, the special edition is essentially a $4,995 package that will be available on 2LT and 2SS coupe and convertible models.  The styling packages do not come cheap, but it includes a Crush orange exterior with full-length body stripes that are meant to recall the class... Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:00:09 +0200 | Honda's sports EV concept is such a futuristic tease Majority of planet Earth is still processing Honda's gorgeous Urban EV Concept and the brand has just followed it up at the Tokyo Motor Show with the new Sports EV Concept. Although very little is known about the concept but it clearly takes on a retro design inspiration from the Urban EV Concept and incorporates it into a sleek, two-door, two-seat sports car design.  On the front of the Hond... Wed, 25 Oct 2017 17:00:07 +0200 | Nissan's IMx crossover concept is all-electric and fully-autonomous Nissan premiered their latest concept at the Tokyo Motor Show, which is fully-autonomous and all-electric. Teased on numerous occasions in the past few weeks, the IMx concept adopts the Japanese firm's EV platform and therefore features a large cabin, low centre of gravity and promises to provide "sharp handling".  Power is provided by two electric motors, one driving the rear wheels and... Wed, 25 Oct 2017 13:00:08 +0200 | The new Audi A7 Sportsback looks top class The new Audi A7 Sportback has a similar design to the previous A7 model, keeping the signature Audi frame and plunging roof. The front of the car sports a similar design to the A8 but now has narrower headlights and a wider grille. The LED tail lights line the full width of the car and dance when the car is locked or unlocked. The spoiler at the back of the car lifts at any speed above 75 mph crea... Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:00:08 +0200 | The latest Audi ATOM is another take on future GTs With some of the styling features derived from the Audi R8, this so-called ATOM concept looks suspiciously big to be a simple supercar.  However, it is only a fan made render from Konstantin Pankratov, but we can still speculate what it could do based only on its appearance.  The long body and futuristic lines scream high-performance electric Gran Tourer, so hypercar would pop in your mi... Tue, 24 Oct 2017 17:00:10 +0200 | Mitsubishi to introduce a brand new strategy and future plans Aside from unveiling multiple cars, including the new e-Evolution Concept in Tokyo, Mitsubishi will also present a brand new strategy future plans as the company tries to reinvent itself under the umbrella of the Renault-Nissan alliance.  The automaker's next chapter will be focused on the brand's inner essence, specifically its pedigree, its stance on technology and design, its approach to g... Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:00:08 +0200 | Video: Your sweat could save you... thanks, Nissan! Nissan recently brought out their all-new colour changing car seats and steering wheel. The colour doesn't change due to temperature or time of the day but rather it changes according to the composition of your seat. As you sit in the car for long distance drives or even in the traffic on the way to work, the material with change colour ranging from yellow to blue. The more yellow the se... Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:00:05 +0200 | Toyota presented a new car concept at the Tokyo Motor show 2017 Toyota unveiled the fine-comfort ride concept at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show, a fuel cell vehicle that envisions mobility in a low-carbon society with an advanced utilization of hydrogen and renewable energy. The concept vehicle proposes a new form of the premium saloon by employing a flexible layout unique to electric-powered vehicles, and a large amount of available electric power using hydrogen a... Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:30:07 +0200 | The McLaren sport series gets a stylish upgrade 1016 Industries has introduced their new tuning program for the McLaren Sports Series, which consist of the 540 C, 570 C and 570 GT.  On the styling front, the cars are equipped with a carbon fibre front splitter and "exaggerated" aero blades. The sporty feel continues further to the back as the company installed new side blades which give the model an aggressive appearance.  Other notab... Sat, 21 Oct 2017 13:00:10 +0200 | Video: A Diesel driven dually rat rod! This is one rad Rat Rod! Fashioned into a cool old-school dually – that means it has two sets of rear tires – with amazingly HUGE truck tires. Done by the famous Las Vegas-based customizing shop, Welder Up, this Rat Rod – with its deconstructed-style paint job including a green hue of oxidised copper – has gun ports for the side windows while the wi... Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:00:09 +0200 | The Lamborghini LM002 is a luxury SUV racer In the 80's, Lamborghini announced its LM002 and that it would participate in the most famous and competitive rally of all time: The Paris-Dakar. Legendary driver, Sandro Munari, would be at the helm along with his trusted navigator, Mario Mannucci.  The Lamborghini LM002 was completely overhauled for the race: the V12 engine was boosted from 455 to 600 horsepower and the car was strippe... Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:00:06 +0200 | Video: Volvo's high performance EV Polestar One electric car Polestar, the former performance sub-brand of Swedish-Automaker, Volvo, has confirmed plans for its first three standalone models as well as a new purpose-built production facility in China. Their first model, the Polestar One, is set to arrive and go on sale in mid-2019.  The Polestar One, which will form a halo for the future electric brand, is a two-door 2+2 seat grand tourer cou... Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:00:05 +0200 | Video: The new Aston Martin DB11 Volante is near After much anticipation, the Aston Martin DB11 Volante is expecting first deliveries in the beginning of 2018.  The new elegant model wears an eight-layer fabric drop top, adding to its sporty feel, and the sleek curves of the car and overall structure hold tight to the traditional features of the Aston Martin brand – it's gorgeous.  Initially, Aston is offering the Volante with a ... Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:20:05 +0200 | Video: Old school 1936 Ford Stainless Steel Tudor Delux Henry Ford always investigated ways to make his cars to be more durable to ultimately last longer, so Ford investigated stainless steel as a durable, yet rust-resistant option for his cars.  In the video below, the car enthusiast from My Car Story travels to Auburn to go and check out the early Ford V8 Foundation and Museum. They take a look at the 1936 Ford stainless steel Tudor deluxe ... Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:01:46 +0200 | Video: Apollo teases their latest IE Hypercar! Set to be an absolute track monster, the Apollo IE Hypercar will debut on October 24, 2017. Apollo Automobil has been teasing the Intensa Emozione hypercar for a few months and the company has finally published a fairly revealing teaser video to generate even more buzz. The 40-second video that can be seen below, will allow you to see some of the features the high-performance machine is going to b... Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:00:09 +0200 | Jaguar Land Rover want more SVX variants Jaguar Land Rover intends on launching a selection of new SVX-badged models following the debut of the Defender SVX last month.  Land Rover's design boss, Gerry McGovern, spoke to Autocar and said the SVX name would be appropriate for all Discovery models, presumably including the Discovery SPort as well as the next-generation Defender.  Jaguar could even jump on board creating off-road ... Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:00:10 +0200 | Video: Speed dating gone wrong! We all know the common stereotype – women can’t drive.  And then you get this woman who totally busts that myth, showing six unsuspecting victims what she is made of in her red Mustang.  The guys were set up on “blind dates”, meeting up with her at a restaurant and eventually convinced to go for a drive in her Mustang. While all the men we... Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:00:05 +0200 | If Peugeot made flying cars, it would look like this Introducing the Peugeot Skywalk hybrid concept; half car, half flying machine that could very well exist in a near future. It is a bit extreme to think that everyone might fly around one day in their own private automobiles, in fact, if it ever does happen, it might take the auto-world more than a century to get there. Since it would require brand new infrastructure, technologies as well as a shif... Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:00:10 +0200 | Video: John Cena is selling his personalized 'Verde Scandal' Lamborghini This one of a kind Verde Scandal Lamborghini Gallardo is owned by pro wrestler and actor John Cena, who will let you have it for $147,788. The car is currently with Lamborghini Palm Beach, boasting a Carfax Buyback Guarantee with 6817 km on the clock and some few custom bits that separate this LP560-4 from the rest of the Gallardo crop.  Aside from the Verde Scandal's crazy paint job, the buy... Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:15:08 +0200 | This bright green Verde Bronte Lamborghini is just wow! This breathtaking bright green Italian exotic Lamborghini will be displayed at the grand opening of Lamborghini's Hong Kong showroom next week.  The Verde Bronte, which features a matte exterior with a contrasting gold carbon fibre finish inside and out, has already been delivered to its owner in Hong Kong by Kingsway Cars Limited.  The golden carbon fibre finish can be found on the roof... Sun, 15 Oct 2017 10:00:09 +0200 | Introducing the Rosso Corsa LaFerrari Aperta A stunning Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta finished in a Rossa Corsa coat, has been unveiled at Melbourne's Motorclassica. Although deliveries of the drop-top hybrid hypercar commenced in late 2016, this is the first example to hit Australian roads. The hypercar was flown in from Europe and is one of the nine LaFerrari Aperta's which the Italian marque is using for promotional purposes around the globe.&... Sat, 14 Oct 2017 14:00:05 +0200 | Porsche unveiled the new Caymen e-volution The Porsche Cayman e-volution is a one-off electric sports car that is giving a taste of what to expect on the Mission E in 2019.  The fully electric Porsche Cayman was unveiled at the Electric Vehicle Symposium in Porsche's hometown of Stuttgart. Porsche claims that the e-volution car can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 3.3 seconds, that's over a second quicker than the petrol powered Cayman... Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:00:09 +0200 | The 2017 Ram 1500 Night Edition: What You Need To Know! Although the Ram Night Edition isn't cheap – no full-size pickups really are anymore – it's a great truck! The Ram Night Edition rides smoothly and comfortably, the interiors are comfortable and they offer plenty of configuration choices! What is unique about this pickup is the incredible ride quality with its coil-spring setup. This car is silky smooth on the highway, it's quiet and t... Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:00:08 +0200 | Video: A Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge is for millennials Rolls-Royce launched its Black Badge versions of the Ghost and Wraith in early 2016, hoping to target younger buyers. Alas, a few people from the younger generation have $400,000 to buy a Rolls Royce Ghost Black. The Rolls-Royce features a blacked-out exterior and colourful interior options, but it is certainly not for many older folks.  In an effort to show us how the Ghost Black Badge appea... Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:00:01 +0200 | Limited edition Mini 1499 GT pay homage to an icon The new limited-edition Mini, dubbed the 1499 GT, is designed to pay homage to the classic 1275 GT. The Mini will be limited to just 1,499 units in the UK market and the automaker says, just like the car that inspired it, "the new Mini 1499 GT is affordable, offers unique styling features and an 'entertaining drive.'" Powering the Mini 1499 GT is a small-capacity Twin Power turbo three-cylinder en... Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:00:11 +0200 | The 2019 Range Rover P400e Plug-In Hybrid – The Dawn of The Electrified Off-Roader! The 2019 Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid represents the dawn of electrified off-roaders and is coming with 472 lb-ft of torque. This hybrid SUV will be coming to the US mid-2018 and promises 31 miles of all-electric range.  This all confirms that electric or electrified SUVs are on the horizon: last week, Jaguar Land Rover announced a plug-in Range Rover Sport as well. This is proof of JLR's... Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:00:07 +0200 | Toyoda Gosei to showcase the Flesby II concept in Tokyo The Toyoda Gosei company has announced plans to introduce a handful of new concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show. The most interesting of the group is the Flesby II which is billed as an ultra-compact vehicle designed for 2030.  The cartoonish looking Flesby II concept has a welcoming appearance as well as a soft exterior which is constructed from e-rubber. The latter substance has a handful of pu... Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:00:09 +0200 | Porsche launches monthly subscriptions from $2,000 The chance to roll around in a lavishing Porsche Cayman one day and in a Boxter the next is a dream for many. But even though a new monthly subscription program to be piloted by the German automaker is certainly still aimed for the wealthy, it would chop a few zeroes off the cost of such luxurious lifestyle, at least in the short term.  The service is known as Porsche Passport and, working th... Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:00:08 +0200 | Hyundai Stepping Towards a Car-Dealer-Free Future While everyone loves getting their dream car, the act of actually purchasing one from a car dealership can be an absolute pain. So, Hyundai Assurance Shopper wants to ease that pain. The company's new Shopper Assurance program, which began yesterday (10 October 2017) in select cities, aims to bring customers transparent pricing, flexible test drives, streamlined purchasing and a three-day money ba... Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:00:09 +0200 | This single-seater supercar concept is what the automotive world needs The world cannot have too many single-seat supercars, as a result it would be great to see this concept become a reality.  The concept was created by Behance artist Ahmed Ghamloush, the car has simply been dubbed the Racer Fourteen and features a central driving position like the BAC Mono and the bodywork looks like something straight out of a science fiction film.  Overall the car might... Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:00:08 +0200 | Video: Koenigsegg Agera RS 0-400 km/h in 36.44 seconds On October 1st, 2017, a Koenigsegg Agera RS drove from 0-400 km/h and back to 0 in 36.44 seconds. The Agera RS was driven by Niklas Lilja and the run was made at an airfield in Vandel, Denmark. The Agera RS took 26.88 seconds to accelerate to 400 km/h over a distance of 1,958 meters.  The total distance used for 0-400 and back to 0 was 2,441 meters. The declaration took 9.56 seconds over 483 ... Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:00:09 +0200 | Video: How The Atkinson Cycle Engine Works Being more efficient than powerful, the Atkinson modified engine cycle has become popular among hybrid models. Manufacturers are using engines that take advantage of what is called the Atkinson cycle for engine combustion, especially with hybrids.  For example, the new-for-2017 Toyota Prius Prime.  However, a lot of people are wondering just what the Atkinson cycle is, and what it means ... Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:00:01 +0200 | Want to see the new TVR Griffith Spyder? It was only a month ago that TVR unveiled the new Griffith, a new two-seater front-engine sports car, packing some 500 horsepower in a package weighing no more than 1,250 kg.  The automaker even achieved a 50-50 weight distribution, while also offering a 400 horsepower/tonne power-to-weight ratio. On paper, it is enough to get you from zero to 100 km/h in under 4 seconds.  Relevant to th... Mon, 09 Oct 2017 17:00:10 +0200 | This Matte Black McLaren P1 MSO is unlike any other A rare McLaren P1 that went through the McLaren Special Operations divisions is currently for sale in Germany.  When ordered from the factory, the original owner had the hybrid hypercar painted matte black across most of its exterior and then numerous other body panels finished in gloss black or carbon fibre. The result is a McLaren P1, unlike any other and one that would stand out wherever i... Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:00:01 +0200 | The Fanciest BMWs Are Getting A Throwback Logo In the last few years, we have seen the folks in the BMW Naming Department looking pretty fancy. How else would you explain the creativity of calling a car the 440i xDrive Gran Coupe? This is why it comes as no surprise that the BMW Naming Departments has decided that the fanciest cars in the lineup should get the fanciests treatment – specifically, a whole new logo, complete with unique bla... Sun, 08 Oct 2017 14:00:03 +0200 | Americans Fear Potential Hacking of Autonomous Cars According to a poll of 1,000 Americans, the biggest fear for our self-driving future is the possibility of hacking autonomous cars.  Autonomous cars are slowly creeping into the American car industry, but it will still be a while before they hit the roads – at least, without a driver.  People have a few common fears when it comes to autonomous cars – controls messing up, not ... Fri, 06 Oct 2017 13:00:03 +0200 | Nissan Nismo Leaf Concept: The Sporty-Looking EV We All Need Just because a car is electric, doesn't mean it has to look boring – and the Nissan Nismo Leaf concept is proof of that. Nissan will be displaying its electric ambitions at this month's Tokyo Motor Show with a new concept vehicle as well as its sportier version – the recently unveiled next-generation Leaf electric vehicle. The Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept is a pulse-pumping take on the Ja... Thu, 05 Oct 2017 17:00:05 +0200 | Video: The Electric, Flying Autonomous Uber ' The Volocopter Makes Its First Test Flight! Inventors have finally returned to designs of jet packs and flying cars and, in all honesty, they sound even more exciting than the autonomous future on the ground that automakers are promising us! Several startups are taking different approached to small vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, and a number are already conducting full-scale tests – unmanned. One of these flying-ca... Thu, 05 Oct 2017 13:00:02 +0200 | The Rezvani Tank Is The Perfect Post-Apocolytic Luxe-Mobile! This Rezvani Tank is exactly what you'll want if the world is taken over – when you need bulletproofing and stylish safety, but don't want to sacrifice comfort or off-roading capabilities! In an unexpected twist, even small-batch supercar manufacturers have been bitten by the SUV bug. Take this California-based supercar builder Rezvani's latest, which goes against the traditional supercar ga... Thu, 05 Oct 2017 09:00:08 +0200 | Video: Meet the Fenyr Supersport Meet the brother of the Lykan Hypersport, the Fenyr Supersport. Named after the most aggressive and vicious wolf in mythology, the Fenyr is set to become an icon in supercar history by its strong design, its formidable performance, and exotic origins. After years in the works, the second masterpiece from W motors became a reality with the combination of skills from partners worldwide including Mag... Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:00:09 +0200 | Owners of Electric Cars Can Drive For Free By Letting Energy Firms Use Their Batteries This just in: Electric car owners will be able to get paid while they drive if they let an energy company use their vehicle's battery in a pioneering scheme to increase take-up of cleaner vehicles and assist power grids in managing the growth in green energy! Nissan and Ovo (one of the UK's biggest challenger energy suppliers) will offer the "vehicle-to-grid" service from next year to buyers of th... Wed, 04 Oct 2017 11:00:08 +0200 | A Quick Look at The 2017 Audi A6 2.0T The 2017 Audi A6 2.0T is a midsize luxury sedan equipped to compete with popular German and Japanese stalwarts like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5-Series and the Lexus ES. It's well-equipped, wins on price and has plenty of oomph! The base price of the 2017 Audi A6 2.0T currently sits at $50,750 while the as-tested price is $56,875.  What is most attractive about this model is that it ... Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:00:09 +0200 | The Upcoming Honda Sport EV Concept After revealing Honda's Urban EV at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Honda is following up with a new all-electric sporty concept car at next month's Tokyo Auto Show! This concept car will be based on the same platform as the compact Urban EV unveiled in Frankfurt last month. A teaser leaked photo of the Sports EV Concept shows us a rear-slung performance silhouette with rounded rear fenders and a log ho... Tue, 03 Oct 2017 13:00:08 +0200 | This is Africa's Battery bakkie; the aCar! South Africa’s ill-fated Joule project had much promise but it was foolishly mismanaged and never matured into production. Now, the question remains; can the current trend around electrification apply to African automotive needs? With the rugged roads and haphazard power supply, not to mention lack of sustainable electricity, battery cars might not be the best investment in the economic need... Tue, 03 Oct 2017 09:00:09 +0200 | The Porsche 597 Jagdwagen: From Hunter's Dream to Collector's Dream The Porsche Jagdwagen (which roughly translates to "hunting car") was every hunter's dream, and now it's every collector's dream! The Jagdwagen came out of a NATO competition to create a light army-transport vehicle similar to the American Jeep. The vehicle that Porsche entered was a small, canvas-topped 4x4 that used stamped-steel body panels and a simplified 356 engine as its powertrain. Similar... Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:00:08 +0200 | Video: Which one is faster? R/C Car vs 550hp Lambo... What’s more exciting than racing?  RC vs Supercars is a new segment that the guys from NitroRCX started. The team put the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 on a trial against a badass MadDrift and let them loose on a 300+ feet runway... By releasing their 1/8 scale platform on road car Exceed RC has definitely raised the stakes. The results – that can be seen in the video below &ndash... Mon, 02 Oct 2017 13:00:04 +0200 | Mercedes GLB, which is under construction, will arrive in 2019! Rumours about the Mercedes GLB have been circulating for years, now a new report suggests that the crossover will finally arrive in 2019.  Reportedly codenamed the B24, Autobild says the model will be based on the next-generation GLA but features a boxier style, underbody protection and an increased ride height. The Mercedes GLB will measure 4.55 meters long – which would make it around... Sun, 01 Oct 2017 10:00:09 +0200 | Video: 8 Cars That Gave Us A Pleasant Surprise With A Manual Gearbox Option! When it comes to quality cars, if we're lucky, we get options. This is especially important when it comes to the choice of transmission, and the decision between a manual and an automatic. An automatic car gives you freedom, as well as the ability to enjoy the drive with more of a relaxing feel. On the other hand, a manual gearbox gives a driver more control – and with control, comes more po... Sat, 30 Sep 2017 14:00:09 +0200 | Video: Check Out This Insane BMW i5 Concept Car! The BMW i5 concept car is a pretty wild and loose sedan that could sport an i5 or i7 badge. Upfront, it is void of the traditional kidney grille and instead gets a weird outline of what would be really tall dual grilles on the nose. It features very thin LED headlights and thin creases in each corner that could channel some cooling air towards the brakes or battery packs.  It is said to offer... Sat, 30 Sep 2017 10:00:08 +0200 | Video: Which is Better: The New Aston Martin DB11 V8 or A 5-Star Hotel? The new Aston Martin DB11 V8 is a sports car with ultimate luxury and performance quality. In a way, it's similar to staying at a 5-star hotel. But which is better? Alex from Car Throttle wants to find out! So, he stays at a 5-star hotel, driving around in the new Aston Martin DB11 V8, and compares the two in all aspects that define the luxury of both: style, comfort, quality, service, performance... Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:30:07 +0200 | Mercedes-AMG celebrates 50 years of AMG AMG has a history that stretches back 50 years and, the company founded by Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher, has evolved into one of the most impressive and successful performance sports car brands. A family of vehicles renown for their driving performance and equally impressive design. While there is an AMG version of almost every class of Mercedes, we're going to focus on the Mercedes-AMG... Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:00:09 +0200 | Video: 7 Exhaust Pipes That Make Expensive Cars Look Cheap! Manufacturers try to pull out all the stops to make expensive sports cars look expensive. That's the entire idea – buyers want a sports car that makes them look exclusive, so it needs to look that way.  However, of course, making something look expensive is expensive. So, sometimes, they cut a few corners.  Manufacturers go to great lengths to find fancy exhaust tips to hide conven... Thu, 28 Sep 2017 12:30:05 +0200 | 5 Need-to-know things about the Nissan Leaf Not keen to miss out on the wave of eco-enthusiasm is Nissan — back with something newer, slicker and faster: the 2018 edition of its all-electric Leaf. Giving the first generation of its battery-powered hatchback a good shake-up, Nissan’s stuffed the Leaf 2 full of nifty tricks and range-bolstering improvements; all in an effort to make it your e-runaround of choice. Here are 5 t... Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:00:08 +0200 | Video: The Good and the Bad from VW The Good and the Bad from VW In case you have missed it, in very short- VW faced fraud charges by the Environmental Protection Agency for its diesel engines faking the-the emissions results for the tests conducted strictly by the EPA. This was done by what has been called the ‘defeat device’ which could detect when the car was being tested on the stationary rig in a lab, thus changing ... Wed, 27 Sep 2017 17:00:10 +0200 | Entertaining Car Facts you Should Know Entertaining Car Facts You Should Know   Impress your friends and colleagues with these car facts that will leave you asking WTF?. Find some facts in our image gallery and the rest just below:   It would take less than 6 months to get to the moon by car at 95km/h (60mph) up to 19 girls can fit in a Smart car, yes they did indeed test this (LOL) The average car has 30,000 parts Volkswage... Wed, 27 Sep 2017 15:00:07 +0200 | The Six Levels of Driving Autonomy Explained! With the increasing hype of self-driving vehicles and the future of a driverless world on the roads, there have been many concepts debuted that include autonomous driving – and everyone is getting very excited! Volvo, Audi, Mercedes, Tesla and other brands have already released cars with many autonomous features (such as stop-and-go cruise control, lane centring, parking assistance and more)... Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:00:07 +0200 | Video: Crazy Car Modifications! People go to great lengths to modify their cars to suit their specific needs, wants and personal interests.  In order to personalize their cars, they pick the colour they like the most, the engine mods they want the most and the style they think matches their personalities the most.  It's all understandable – you want your car to be a representation of who you are, right? Kind of l... Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:00:05 +0200 | Video: Is The 2018 Renault Megane RS The New Type R Slayer? The 2018 Renault Megane RS offers four-wheel steering, some awesome new features and more power with the 1.8-litre turbo. So, is it the new Type R Slayer?? After a nostalgic trip down memory lane of all the Renault classic cars, it's time to look at the latest unveiled Megane RS. To find out more about the details of the design, the exterior designer of the vehicle, Franck Le Gall gives us the bre... Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:30:07 +0200 | Video: HoloLens is helping Ford design prototypes in a speedier way! Ford has been testing HoloLens over the past year to help stylists and engineers visualize and test products while considering shortening the design phase. Ford normally builds clay vehicle models at full scale but has to re-sculpt them if a design does not work. HoloLens can blend 3D holograms with real cars or models, letting designers test numerous designs in near real-time. At the sa... Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:00:09 +0200 | How The Volvo XC40 Sketch Directly Made It To Production! Volvo's new SUV got to the assembly line looking almost identical to the initial sketch – quite a rare occurrence. The crossover's look is the same as the day it was first drawn! "We were convinced we had something in our hands with this car," Volvo Chief Design Officer Thomas Ingenlath said of the day he saw that early image of the car.  "We took it from a tiny sketch to this," he adde... Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:00:08 +0200 | Video: The Lamborghini Countach is Incredibly Flawed ' But We Love it Anyway! The Lamborghini Countach is an incredibly sexy car, printed on many posters and used on many desktops as a gorgeous wallpaper. However, what we often miss is the things that make the Countach quite weird – like the hidden fuel filler in one of the air ducts on the passenger side... Doug DeMuro gets behind the wheel of the 25th-anniversary Countach edition to show off the 455 hp V12's grunt, ... Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:35:07 +0200 | The ultimate vision for Gran Turismo by McLaren Even the meanest, maddest car models are constrained by the fact they need to work on real roads and racetracks; which is not a problem in the PlayStation world of Gran Turismo. The Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo is a look at what McLaren sees as the future of sports cars, coupled with the kind of blue-sky thinking you can only enjoy in the video game world. Although it has been designed as a video ... Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:00:01 +0200 | Video: Lamborghini unveiled the Huracan with improved aerodynamics! Lamborghini has taken the wraps off the new Huracan Super Trofeo EVO. The Huracan Super Trofeo EVO builds on the success of its predecessor by adopting an improved aerodynamics package which aims to "maintain the same high downforce of the previous model while achieving higher overall aerodynamic efficiency." Lamborghini worked with Dallara Engineering to develop a new carbon fibre body kit which ... Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:00:09 +0200 | Shelby Raptor shapes up as the ultimate off-road truck! The new Ford Shelby Raptor builds on the base Raptor with more power, better off-road capability and tougher looks, but there will only be 500 available.  The Shelby Raptor jumps from 450 horsepower to a whopping 525 horsepower. Torque also gets a handy boost from 690 Nm to 827 Nm and hits 100km/h in just over five seconds, so expect the cars with the Shelby upgrade to dip into the four-secon... Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:00:09 +0200 | Values of Classic Cars Fall After Years of Strong Growth! A private bank study has revealed that, despite record auction prices, the value of classic cars has decreased. Value has plummeted in the last couple of years and yet they still remain at the top of the list of the most valuable collectable items for wealthy individuals looking to invest their cash.  Coutts bank released their annual 'Objects of Desire' index, which revealed the top val... Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:00:01 +0200 | Video: Aleksandra Gaca designs renault's concept car will go well with your home! Renault has approached Aleksandra Gaca to design interior fabrics for Renault's SYMBIOZ concept car. The Renault concept car was unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show and the SYMBIOZ represents Renault's vision of mobility in 2030, with an electric, autonomous car that will literally connect to your home.  The Renault SYMBIOZ concept car was conceived as an extension of the home on the ro... Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:00:10 +0200 | The McLaren 570GT supercar painted in classic XP green! Commissioned from McLaren special operations as an MSO collection, a limited number of 570GT supercars are finished in the British automaker's historic XP green exterior paint. It is the same colour as the F1 XP GT longtail homologation model built in 1997. The saddle tan leather interior features green leather inserts in the seat and green contrast stitching, as well as a dedication plaque mounte... Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:00:09 +0200 | A Quick Look At The 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country The 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country provides us with luxury and success.  This High Country model is the top-of-the-line Silverado 1500 truck in the Chevy lineup. It comes with almost every extra you can imagine. Continuing to battle with Ford for full-size truck supremacy, the 2017 Silverado boasts its steel body construction vs. the aluminium used by Ford! The High Country's top... Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:00:09 +0200