Category Archives: CARS

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

Volvo To Supply Uber With Autonomous Drive-compatible Cars

Sometimes, it is funny how things out in life. In recent years, especially the last, the talks of autonomous vehicle were pretty active with Google seems likely to be the first to embark on the world’s first. But then, suddenly there are a handful of them making head ways in autonomous drive. Among them was Swedish car maker, Volvo. Not only did the Volvo has made inroads in autonomous drive, the Swedish automaker has disclosed recently that the company has signed a non-exclusive framework agreement with Uber, the ride-sharing company, to supply “tens of thousands” of autonomous driving-compatible based vehicles between 2019 and 2021. Continue reading Volvo To Supply Uber With Autonomous Drive-compatible Cars

This Product That Adds Lateral Support To Car Seat May Well Be A Genius Invention

I am sure you are familiar with racing seat, or bucket seat. The body-hugging car seat designed to keep you in place as you and the car twists and turns through winding roads or race track. It seems like racing car seat is the solution to you from “body-swishing” when pulling corners in a car, but there is just a couple of problem: it is never comfortable for everyday driving and it mars the beautiful stock look of your car. Factory car seats, on the other hand, are usually the most comfy, but they lack the lateral support a racing seat have. Just when it seems like the only solution is to put up with uncomfortable seat, or putting up with the body-swishing, one dude by the name of Ted Heys came with a brilliant and exceedingly simple solution called The Bolster Boost. Continue reading This Product That Adds Lateral Support To Car Seat May Well Be A Genius Invention

Tesla’s 2nd-Gen Roadster Wows With Sleek Lines And Supercar Performance

After devoting three quarter of the time to Tesla Semi at the recent Tesla unveiling, Elon Musk finally revealed the new follow up the original Tesla Roadster called, ermmm, Tesla Roadster. Sporting a wide stance and a suspiciously Corvette-ish/NSX-ish front end, the brand new Tesla Roadster is as sleek as you would have expect from Tesla, or any roadster for that matter. Propelling the vehicle are three motors: one driving the front wheels and two driving the rear wheels. The motors are powered by a 200 kWh battery system that offers an out-of-this-world 620 miles (998 kilometers) range on a single charge… at highway speeds. Continue reading Tesla’s 2nd-Gen Roadster Wows With Sleek Lines And Supercar Performance

Tesla’s Electric Cargo Hauling Truck Has A Supercar Drag Coefficient

So, here it is. The much anticipated Tesla’s answer to trucking, the Tesla Semi, is finally revealed. I am not going to lie. I have not love a semi this much until now. Now, I am not a Tesla fanboy, btw, but this thing here is super sleek and the technology it has to offer would be the yardstick of the future of semis. While aesthetically fabulous, it is, however, secondary. What’s impressive here is what it can really do. For starter, it is faster than your average car, making 0-60 in 5 seconds without a trailer and way, way quicker than any diesel-powered semi. Continue reading Tesla’s Electric Cargo Hauling Truck Has A Supercar Drag Coefficient

Lamborghini’s Newest Concept Is Loaded With The Wildest Future Tech

Electric drive is the future. Fossil fuel-powered Lamborghinis may not futuristic, but as they are, they do look like transport of the future with the futuristic lines and all. That being said, it is only natural that its concept electric supercar would weighs heavily with futuristic lines. One look at the marque’s concept electric supercar Terzo Millennio, which literally translates to “Third Millennium,” you know you are looking at the future of the Italian sports car maker. Befitting the futuristic look is an advanced electric powertrain and an ultra lightweight, high-tech structure. Continue reading Lamborghini’s Newest Concept Is Loaded With The Wildest Future Tech

Unholy Car Mashups: Abomination Or Awesomeness, You Decide

Have you ever looked at a particular make and model of car and wonder, what if another marque were to make it? Like, would you have imagined Bugatti making a Volkswagen Beetle, lending the luxury sport car maker’s design touches to the people’s car, and what it would look like? Or what if Lamborghini makes its tractor look exactly like its supercars? Or Nissan makes an actual Juke GTR? I know. It sounds pretty crazy, but crazy imaginations are essential to creativity, well, not that what you about to see should be make a reality because, some of them are, IMHO, are pure abominations. Still, they offer us an insight on the burning questions of “what ifs”. Continue reading Unholy Car Mashups: Abomination Or Awesomeness, You Decide

Star Trek Shuttlecraft Car Is A Minivan Mod That Makes Sense

Modding minivan, AKA MPV, is borderline waste of time (OK. IT IS a waste of time). I mean, seriously, what can one get out of it? Speed? With so many people in it? However, if you are thinking of turning a minivan into a BatVan, or a Goddard, a Federation Type 6 Shuttlecraft straight out of Star Trek: The Next Generation you see here, then that’s a different story. In fact, if you are hell bent of making a statement with your mundane van, those are the only two mods you should consider. Period. The Star Trek Shuttlecraft Car was from a few years ago (as far back as 2014). Continue reading Star Trek Shuttlecraft Car Is A Minivan Mod That Makes Sense

Yamaha’s Theme Of “Resonate the Future” Is Really, Really Futuristic

At this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha had a theme called “Yamaha Future Garage: Resonate the Future” and what the motorcycle maker brought to floor was indeed futuristic. In addition to the NIKEN Leaning Multi-wheeler previewed in late October, the show floor was occupied by dazzling examples, including a sports bike that will totally look the part in Bladerunner (and will make Akira’s bike look so dated) called MOTOROiD, a cute three-wheel leaning multi-wheel vehicle called TRITOWN, a leaning four-wheeler known simply as MWC-4, a CROSS HUB Concept which is also a three-wheel leaning vehicle but one that has a body that encapsulate the rider like the MWC-4, and finally, there’s the MOTOBOT Ver.2, an autonomous motorcycle—riding robot which is essentially a follow-up to the first motorbike-riding robot introduced two years ago. Continue reading Yamaha’s Theme Of “Resonate the Future” Is Really, Really Futuristic

Ex-Factory Works 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder To Go Under The Hammer

Anyone with money can afford themselves a race car, but sometimes even with all the money in the world, not everyday you get a chance to own a piece of motoring history. Granted, not everyone is a fan of Porsche but if you are, the good news is, this is the “not the everyday,” this is the Ex-Factory Works Team Le Mans 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder. Besides the obvious freaking dope aesthetic, evergreen aesthetic, this beautiful classic race car was a Le Mans and Nürburgring podium finisher and perhaps more importantly, it is the most original examples in existence. Continue reading Ex-Factory Works 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder To Go Under The Hammer

The Volvo V70 Turned “Tank” That Has Us Enthralled Is Now On The Block

Remember the one person who took “Volvos are built like a tank” a little too literally and in the process, puts smile on a lot of people faces? Well, apparently, it is has been put up on the block for the sake of Ben Charity. As it turns out, this thing is located in Loughborough, the U.K and the seller has listed it on eBay in a no reserve auction. In case you are interested, it will ship to U.K., the U.S., and Australia, and at the time of this writing, it has garnered 35 bids which push the price to a modest £2,300. The car, or rather the “tank,” started life as a year 2000 Volvo V70 Estate and it was created for a charity run for the best five driving roads in the Alps which it emerged as the winning car out of the 40 other rides in the Bangers for Ben 2017 charity run. Continue reading The Volvo V70 Turned “Tank” That Has Us Enthralled Is Now On The Block