Category Archives: CARS

All things that rolls on four wheels (sometimes three), gas or electric powered.

‘High Performance Derivative’ Of The 2017 Toyota Yaris Looks Kinda Hot!

Toyota Yaris is all youthful and fun, but it is never a ride closely associated with high performance and that’s probably because it isn’t, or at least it never is in most parts of the world that gets this cute little hatch from Toyota. However, in Europe, 2017 Toyota Yaris may not as tame as we believe it to be and rightfully, it shouldn’t be tame at all since it already has developed a race homologation Yaris destined for 2017 World Rally Championships. Sitting in between the super hot Toyota’s WRC contender, the 375 horsepower 2017 Yaris WRC and a regular 106 horsepower Yaris, is a high performance derivative that has 207 horses (210 DIN hp) packed under the hood. Continue reading ‘High Performance Derivative’ Of The 2017 Toyota Yaris Looks Kinda Hot!

This 1974 Enfield 8000 Is The World’s Fastest Road-Legal Electric Vehicle

Who would have thought the world’s fastest road-legal electric vehicle would be one that was born in the 70s. Yep, You heard it right. 70s, or 1974, to be specific. However, this Enfield 8000, nicknamed Flux Capacitor after the trash-consuming fusion reactor found on the DeLorean in Back to the Future, wasn’t born a record breaker. Start life as a stock Enfield 8000 powered by a 6kW electric motor rigged to a bunch of lead-acid batteries, this rather obscured modern classic was given a new life by motoring journalist Jonny Smith who is on a life mission of proving that electric car could really, really fast. Well, about that. I guess Tesla Motors have proven that point, but as impressive as Tesla’s electric automobiles are, nothing compares to this 2.84 meters yellow has under the hood and what it can achieved (hint: it eats supercars for lunch on a drag strip). Continue reading This 1974 Enfield 8000 Is The World’s Fastest Road-Legal Electric Vehicle

In Future, Toyota Wants You To Form A Relationship With Your Car

You know how some wives are resentful of their husbands’ devotion to cars? Well, it looks like it is going to get worst in future, well, that’s if Toyota has its way. The Japanese automaker’s CALTY Design Research in Newport Beach, California has unveiled a concept ride, known as Concept-i, that’s designed to be emotive. Bestowed with advanced artificial intelligence, this man’s future mistress will learn with the driver “to build a relationship that is meaningful and human.” See? I told you husband and wife relationship is going to get worst, didn’t I? Continue reading In Future, Toyota Wants You To Form A Relationship With Your Car

2017 Dodge Challenger GT – American Muscle Goes All-Wheel-Drive

First, it was the Charger, now it is the Challenger to get the AWD treatment. The 2017 Dodge Challenger GT, as it is called, becomes the world’s first and only all-wheel-drive American Muscle coupe, which also makes it a segment-first. So, I guess it is goodbye to oversteer and hello to ‘who cares what weather it is now?’ Maybe. I don’t know. American Muscle purists may not be amused, but amused or not, it is here. In case you are all enthusiastic about it, you’d be glad (or not) to know that Challenger GT AWD shares the same all-wheel-drive system as the Dodge Charger AWD with active transfer case and front-axle disconnect. Continue reading 2017 Dodge Challenger GT – American Muscle Goes All-Wheel-Drive

John Cooper Works Touched 2017 MINI Clubman Gets 231 Horsepower

Big MINI like the Countryman and Clubman are exactly huge, but they are still practical. Practicality may have won’t some while others are less than satisfied with its performance. If that’s what stopping you from appreciating a MINI, or in this case, a Clubman, then perhaps the new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman should entice you with 39 horses more over the MINI Cooper S Clubman. Powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder petrol unit with TwinPower Turbo Technology and mated to a 6-speed stick shifter (or an option 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission) which puts the 231 horses produced to good use on all four wheels, propelling it from naught to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 6.3 seconds and sending it on its way to a top speed of 238 km/h (148 mph). Continue reading John Cooper Works Touched 2017 MINI Clubman Gets 231 Horsepower

Velvet-wrapped Maserati Ghibli Is A Ride Fit For The Royalty

When getting your ride all chromed out was deemed insane, people thought why not matte paint job too? Since then, chrome or even gold-plating car is not a thing that wows anymore (well, at least not as much as before). It was the matte paint or wrap which was all the rage. Just when you thought car paint job couldn’t get any wilder, this Velvet-wrapped Maserati Ghibli Luxury Sedan came along. Yes. You heard that right. Velvet. You know? That material that’s soft to touch and seems to change color when you rub it in a particular direction? Yup, that kind velvet. Continue reading Velvet-wrapped Maserati Ghibli Is A Ride Fit For The Royalty

Lexus LED-Covered LIT IS Luxury Sedan Is More Like A Moving Disco/Billboard

As far as car color goes, you are pretty much stuck to one option which, sometimes, you immediately regret the moment you drive out of the dealership. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could change it as and when you fancy? For now, your best bet of car with different color every time is with iridescent paint that appears in different shades when viewed from different angles. However, that could change in far future – thanks to Lexus. The Japanese luxury car maker has just planted a new notion with regards to changing color with this one-off IS which is covered in LEDs. Continue reading Lexus LED-Covered LIT IS Luxury Sedan Is More Like A Moving Disco/Billboard

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio: A Family Mover That Makes 0-60 in 3.6s

It is good know that automobile marques other than luxury brand names are not shy in injecting more omph into family-orientated rides. The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, particularly the Stelvio Quadrifoglio, is one such shiny example. Buried under the dual vented bonnet is an all-aluminum 2.9L bi-turbo V6 engine, the most powerful yet from the Italian marque, producing 505 horsepower and generating a flat torque curve with 443 lb-ft (600 Nm!) of torque that enables this screaming Italian family mover to rocket from zero to sixty miles an hour (97 km/h) in mere 3.9 seconds and sending it on its way to a top speed of 177 miles an hour (285 km/h) while staying sure-footed regardless of the curves ahead, thanks to the Q4 all-wheel-drive system. Continue reading Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio: A Family Mover That Makes 0-60 in 3.6s

Sriracha-infused 2017 Lexus iS Is Quite Literally The Hottest Car Right Now

It is not uncommon for automakers to team up with celebrities, fashion labels, and pop culture icons to roll out special edition rides, but not so much with food, let alone a hot sauce. Well, ‘not so much’ does not mean it will not happen because, it has happened and by the way of a 2017 Lexus Sriracha iS Sports Sedan. Yes, you read that right. Japanese luxury car maker Lexus and the world’s most famous hot sauce, Sriracha, has teamed up to roll out this chilli red ride to mark the launch of the 2017 Lexus iS sports sedan. As crazy as it may sound, 2017 Lexus Sriracha iS Sports Sedan is a thing and in case you have any doubt, you can check it out in person at Los Angeles Auto Show, starting November 18 through to November 27, 2016, where it will be on display. Continue reading Sriracha-infused 2017 Lexus iS Is Quite Literally The Hottest Car Right Now

Scion Sport Crossover Concept Lives On As 2018 Toyota C-HR

Toyota may have pull the plug on Scion, but the intriguing C-HR Concept the now-defunct marque debuted last year continues to live on today as 2018 Toyota C-HR, inheriting much of the Scion’s design. If you ask me, this Coupe High-Rider, as it is also known as, looks a lot less ‘bulkier’ then original concept while retaining the boldness the original. I would say, it is now more ‘earthly’, if you know what I mean. In fact, we thought it looks a lot like the Nissan Juke but only larger, which means it is essentially a sports crossover aimed at the same segment as the Juke. Continue reading Scion Sport Crossover Concept Lives On As 2018 Toyota C-HR