Category Archives: AUTOS

Autos covers everything that rolls, sails, flies and anything in between.

Image: Iconic 1969 ‘Light’ Bus Volkswagen Type 2 Van Rides Again!

What you see here is a replica of the original ‘Light’ bus, a Volkswagen Type 2 van made famous after its appearance at the legendary Woodstock Art and Music Fair 50 years ago. Dr. Bob Hieronimus, the original artist responsible for the creation of the artwork on the iconic van that had graced countless media and news outlets, did the magic again and boy, I must say it has the same magical effects it had in 1969. Seriously, VW bus itself was endearing enough and the psychedelic artwork just make it even more alluring even after 5 decades. Continue reading Image: Iconic 1969 ‘Light’ Bus Volkswagen Type 2 Van Rides Again!

SpeedKore’s Award-winning 1,650 HP 1970 Dodge Charger Is Listed For Sale!

Do you like (1) ridiculous high capacity engine and (2) outrageous power output from the said engine? Well, if you do, then the SpeedKore 1970 Dodge Charger Tantrum is the ride for you. It is a custom resto-mod designed and built by SpeedKore Performance, featuring an absolutely mental 9.0L Mercury Racing V8 QC4v DOHC twin-turbo engine (wait, it has a marine motor???) that pumps out a mind-bending 1,650 horsepower, mated to a very capable TREMEC T-56 6-speed manual transmission. Yay. It’s a stick shifter as a muscle car should. Continue reading SpeedKore’s Award-winning 1,650 HP 1970 Dodge Charger Is Listed For Sale!

The New Bentley Bentayga Speed Is The World’s Fastest Production SUV

I can’t remember when Bentley Motors started to be known not only as uber luxurious, but also uber powerful. It was a personal query provoked by the recent announcement of the new Bentley Bentayga Speed Luxury SUV which the British luxury marque stake claim as the world’s fastest production SUV. How fast? Well, its “enhanced” 626 HP 6.0L W12 motor with a chassis-twisting 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque and eight-speed automatic transmission wipes the century sprint in mere 3.9 seconds, sending it on its way to a top speed of 190 mph (306 km/h!). Continue reading The New Bentley Bentayga Speed Is The World’s Fastest Production SUV

Yamaha Is Inviting YZF-R1M Owners To Race At Silverstone Circuit

Calling out to all motorcycle enthusiasts in Europe. If you own a Yamaha YZF-R1M, Yamaha is inviting you to attend this year’s Yamaha Racing Experience at the Silverstone Circuit in UK on May 13 and 14, 2019 – FREE OF CHARGE. Well, at least the booking for a place is free. You will obviously need to provide your own 2019 Yamaha YZF-R1M which, btw, costs £20,199 including VAT (which works out to be around US$26,000-ish). Continue reading Yamaha Is Inviting YZF-R1M Owners To Race At Silverstone Circuit

Yes, Sir! Classic MINI With Electric Drivetrain Is The Right Thing To Do!

Sir Alec Issigonis designed classic MINI introduced 60 years ago remain one of the most endearing classic cars today. It should rightly continue to live on today and beyond. It has earned it, but not without first getting the eco conscious treatment. And eco conscious is this Swind E Classic Mini. The idea of electrifying classic MINI is not new. Even MINI has pitched the idea not too long ago, but unfortunately, MINI has no intention of producing it even in limited numbers. Continue reading Yes, Sir! Classic MINI With Electric Drivetrain Is The Right Thing To Do!

Lexus Asked John Elliot To Design Custom Tires Inspired By His Shoe

Looks like Lexus is going all out to drum up the hype on the new 2019 Lexus UX Compact Crossover. First, it roped in Matt Leinart to star in a campaign that applies UX’s safety tech to protect quarterbacks, and now this: asking designer John Elliot to design a set of custom tires inspired by John Elliot x Nike AF1 shoe. Yea. You read that right. Rubbers inspired by a pair of kicks. It may sound like a joke, but rest assure, this is as real as you and me. Continue reading Lexus Asked John Elliot To Design Custom Tires Inspired By His Shoe

Tesla “Dog Mode” Keeps Dog(s) Safe And Cool When You Step Out Of The Car

Dog owners intentionally leaving their pet dog(s) locked in the automobile is not uncommon. While the risk here is obvious, it never seem to deter drivers from doing so, but there won’t be any risk if the pet owner happen to drive a Tesla. Tesla Motors has taken to Twitter to announce a new “Dog Mode” for Tesla cars. When set to Dog Mode, accessible from the huge-ass touchscreen center dash, the car will regulate the temperature inside the car even when the engine isn’t running. Continue reading Tesla “Dog Mode” Keeps Dog(s) Safe And Cool When You Step Out Of The Car

MINI To Sell An Even Faster And More Powerful MINI JCW GP In 2020

If you are still on the fence on whether to buy a Mini Cooper, well, I got to say, you might be doing yourself a huge favor because, there’s going to be an even faster and more powerful MINI John Cooper Works GP coming your way in 2020. Like, who knew procrastinating could be a good thing, right? MINI said the new JCW GP is faster, but it did not say how much faster, but we do know it is getting a 4-cylinder motor with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology that puts out 300 horses – making it the fastest (?) and most powerful road-going MINI yet. Continue reading MINI To Sell An Even Faster And More Powerful MINI JCW GP In 2020

Boeing Partners Supersonic Jet Company For Next-gen Supersonic Private Jet

Remember Aerion Supersonic’s bold ambitious to create a the first supersonic private jet? Well, the Nevada-based aerospace company has announced a partnership with American aircraft maker, Boeing, to advance its cause. Oh, wait. Actually, it was Boeing whom made the announcement. As part of the agreement, Boeing will provide financial, engineering and industrial resources to help accelerate technology development and aircraft design to bring the AS2 to the market. Continue reading Boeing Partners Supersonic Jet Company For Next-gen Supersonic Private Jet

Here’s The (Overdue) First Look At Sikorsky’s New SB>1 DEFIANT Helicopter

Here’s a long overdue first look at Lockheed Martin-owned Sikorsky and Boeing new SB>1 DEFIANT helicopter developed for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role technology demonstrator program. The helicopter with a URL-unfriendly name is capable of flying at twice the speed and range of today’s conventional helicopters, while offering advanced agility and maneuverability (even though, it may not look like it). It may or may not make it as a defense used helicopter (it is, after all, a demonstrator), but the data gathered from it will help the Army to develop requirements for new utility helicopters that reportedly will enter service in the early 2030s. Continue reading Here’s The (Overdue) First Look At Sikorsky’s New SB>1 DEFIANT Helicopter