If there’s one country that is going make electric vehicle mainstream, it would be China. Why? Acute pollution. That’s why. As an emerging industrial nation and growing population, China has seen horrific pollution. However, unlike developed nations like the U.S.A, its government is hell bent in cleaning up the air, starting with one of the biggest contributors to air pollution: automobiles. It is with this resolve, it gave birth to NIO, an electric car startup, that has just official launched its first mass-produced 7-seater high-performance electric SUV called ES8. Continue reading China’s NIO Takes On Tesla With Electric SUV That Costs Half Of Tesla X
When a car is associated with the name Ayrton Senna, you know it is going to be a crazy ride. Well, you are ride because the McLaren Senna is indeed an insane, the most extreme McLaren road car to ever roll out of the British sports car maker yet. The best part about this car is, it honed for the track and at the same time, it is totally road-legal, or at least, it is on the U.K. roads. Coming in at 2,641 lbs (1,198 kilograms), it is also the lightest McLaren road car since McLaren F1 – thanks in part to the carbon fiber Monocage III chassis that forms the core of this supercar. And there are, of course, carbon fiber body that helps in holding back the weight. Continue reading McLaren Unveils McLaren Senna, Auctioned The Last Of It For €2 Mil
In what was arguably the biggest news today, luxury sport car maker Lamborghini has officially make its return to SUV market with the much anticipated Urus. That’s right. The Urus has broke cover today at Sant’Agata Bolognese. When it did so, it completely rewrite the SUV rule book and proudly stake claim as the world’s first Super Sport Utility Vehicle (SSUV). Yep. Supercar, Super SUV, and it rightly is. With a 4.0L V8 twin-turbo tuck under the hood kicking out a supercar’s level 650 horses and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque, this elevated supercar makes the century mark in mere 3.6 seconds and reaches a too-crazy-for-SUV top speed of 305 km/h (190-freaking-miles-an-hour!). Think I almost ran out of breath just by writing that. And yet, it is still a SUV. A SUV. Continue reading Meet The World’s First Super Sport Utility Vehicle, The Lamborghini Urus
The release of Tesla’s answer to trucking, the Tesla Semi, may not be so interesting to the average consumer. We were more blown away by the Tesla Roadster 2.0 with its 1.9s 0-60 time and its incredible top speed. Don’t ignore the Tesla Semi just yet, however, because it is one of the most important milestones that will be remembered for years to come. Continue reading What Does The New Tesla Semi Mean For The Future?
Videos like Ken Block’s famous Gymkhana series never fail to set boy racers’ heart fluttering. It even aspired some to do the same, but there’s just one problem: money. It is true that some may have the talent necessary to pull a Gymkhana off (even with R/C car, if I may add), but their abilities to do so is, like I said, only limited by the money they have. Nobody can’t afford to Hoon like Ken Block without the dough, or so we thought. As it turns out, you don’t need monster (pun intended) budget to pull a smooth Gymkhana as proven by Etienne Guerra. Continue reading Watch A 60HP Ford Fiesta Pulls Off The Cheap Version Of Gymkhana
Yup. It sure was and still survives to this day as one of the three left in the world (and the only screen-used DeLorean in private hands). Also, it was pretty damn expensive too. How expensive, you ask? It costs car collector duo, father and son, Bill and Patrick Shea of North Central Massachusetts a whopping $440,000 back in 2011. So, as I was saying, it was actually a VW buried beneath and the reason being, the director needs a DeLorean that could take the punishment of unforgiving terrain for the scene where Marty Fly had to drive the DeLorean Time Machine across the sparsely vegetated desert. Obviously, the lackluster DeLorean DMC-12 won’t be able to take the beatings and so, it was decided that a dune buggy set up was the way to go. Continue reading Do You Know, One Of The 7 DeLoreans Used In BTTF Was Actually A VW Beetle?
Think rally car and it is likely to conjure up brands like Subaru, Toyota, Mitsubishi, and Ford. One probably would never, in his/her life, think Lamborghini will make a good, much less a decent, rally car. Hell, we didn’t think Nissan or MINI makes a decent rally car even. Anyways, that being said, we cannot be sure if a Lamborghini will make a good rally car (good as in taking pole most of the time), but they are sure people doing it. Like this team here: Continue reading Lamborghini Makes Quite A Rally Car Too. Like, Who Knew, Right?
The R32 Skyline GT-R is arguably the most iconic sports car ever made by Japanese automaker Nissan. It has captured the hearts of millions around the world and it is, up to today, a much sought after car. It is a modern classic that begs to be driven hard, over and over again until the end of time. Incidentally, R32 was very much my first love when it comes Japanese imports and so, it does come as a pleasant surprise (not that I will ever afford to buy one here, sadly) when Nissan Japan announced that they will start making Skyline parts, specifically for R32 Skyline GT-R made between August 1989 and January 1995, as part of the new NISMO Heritage program. Continue reading Nissan To Sell R32 Skyline GT-R Parts Again So That The Legend Can Lives On
We are featuring this particular Custom Restored Polish Fiat 126p not because it was created specially for Hollywood actor Tom Hanks. OK, maybe just a little. Anyways, thanks to Hanks’ multiple posts on Twitter of him posing with this now-classic 70s Polish-made Fiat, some fans in Poland decided that Tom deserves to have one. Lucky for Hanks, these devoted fans managed to secure a 126p and turned it into this beautiful, bespoke example. Continue reading Tom Hanks Is Getting A Custom Restored Fiat 126p Because, Tom Hanks
Dickhead is a vulgar slang defined by “a stupid, irritating, or ridiculous man.” Now, if Batman’s ride is a Batmobile, wouldn’t the aforementioned person’s ride called Dickmobile? And Dickmobile this is. I mean, seriously, we don’t even need to tell you this, do we? Not that the person who created it is a dickhead or anything. Just that it is too obvious what it is. The intention however is not as vulgar as it seems. As it turns out, this car was created way back in 1969 by one Steve Paige and it was meant to be an “art car”, but really what was its purpose is unclear to us. Perhaps if you know something about this rolling willy, you can point us to the right direction. Continue reading Oh, Look, Someone Actually Made A Custom Car In The Likeness Of A Dick