by Ali Arsham Leave it to the Italians to add style and performance to an electric car. The Fiat 500e was a pleasant surprise for us and we hated to see it go away. Most electric cars have the personality of a banana and can even be less fun to drive. The Fiat 500e delivered a terrific driving experience with 87 mile range in a good looking package during its stay with us.
Atherton underscores vital role of racing in innovation
at international SAE conference As they have for many, many years, every race car in last Saturday's TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race at Circuit of The Americas had a rearview mirror. That's not news, as a rearview mirror is a simple, obvious and essential part of any automobile. But as IMSA President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Atherton pointed out last week in a keynote address to the SAE North American International Powertrain Conference in Chicago, the rearview mirror is one of the most basic examples of automobile innovation driven by racing.
by Luke Peters Alfa Romeo was once a great and popular car maker. But it’s no secret that the Fiat-owned firm is suffering financial problems. When you go on the Alfa Romeo website, you can only see two new models on offer - the Mito and Giulietta. Fiat recently announced that they are investing 5 billion euros into the ailing car marque. A total of eight new models will get introduced to the Alfa Romeo lineup, and one of those is the 4C.
by Michael Gartner My father never drove a car. Well, that's not quite right. I should say I never saw him drive a car. He quit driving in 1927, when he was 25 years old, and the last car he drove was a 1926 Whippet. "In those days," he told me when he was in his 90s, "to drive a car you had to do things with your hands, and do things with your feet, and look every which way, and I decided you could walk through life and enjoy it or drive through life and miss it."
2014 edition Monterey Classic Car Week has been a fixture in the minds of motor sport aficionados since its earliest origins in 1950. Explore the event through this selection of images which capture the essence of the 2014 edition.
Saleen FOURSIXTEEN performance electric breaks cover From the same automotive performance brand that brought the true American Supercar, the S7, Saleen has once again set precedence for a vehicle of epic proportions. The Tesla Model S based Saleen FOURSIXTEEN performance electric car was shown for the first time at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
by Ali Arsham Honda sells around 20,000 Civics each month which is only second to their Accord. Since its introduction in 1973, Honda has sold 8.8 million Civics just in the United States alone. With those numbers, the Civic is a very important model to Honda’s bottom line. A couple of years ago, Honda came up with the ninth generation Civic that is said to be completely redesigned.
by Ali Arsham The Honda Accord is a very important vehicle for Honda. It is the second bestselling car in the US, selling about 29,000 cars in just last month alone. When Honda decided to create the all-new ninth generation Accord, they had to be careful not to mess with a great product. Fortunately, the new Accord is more luxurious and better performing than any Accord in its 38 year history.
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.
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