Category Archives: AUTOS

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Barn Find 1974 Land Rover 109 Beautifully Restored By Lucra Cars

No self-respecting, true-blue Land Rover enthusiast with the financial muscle to flex should miss this beautifully restored 1974 Land Rover 109 Santana Especial from the garage of sport car maker, Lucra Cars. Originally, a barn find in Spain, this left-hand drive granddaddy of SUV is corrosion-free with no damage and by the virtue of it being used in a rural vineyard estate, you can be sure its condition was already pretty up there when it was found. It was given a full frame-off restoration nevertheless, which saw every part of this rare, four-door diesel-powered beauty being disassembled and restored to its original condition, and the chassis and axles powder-coated Continue reading Barn Find 1974 Land Rover 109 Beautifully Restored By Lucra Cars

Hennessey Performance 600+ HP 6×6 Ford VelociRaptor Is Finally Available

Fans of Ford trucks who have been drooling over the 6×6 examples from Brabus, Mercedes-Benz, and Toyota, we have an awesome news for you. American tuner, Hennessey Performance has finally made the custom stretched version of the Ford F-150 Raptor, AKA VelociRaptor 6×6 Pickup Truck, available. Yup. You can stop drooling already and have your very own 6×6 with the good’ol American spirit. Like any vehicle that gets the Hennessey Performance’s magic touch, the VelociRaptor not only gets an extra axle, but it also pick up some go-fast bits too. Continue reading Hennessey Performance 600+ HP 6×6 Ford VelociRaptor Is Finally Available

Stoosbahn In Switzerland Is The World’s Steepest Funicular Railway

Staking claim as the world’s steepest funicular railway is the Stoosbahn, a rail transportation system that lies on the steep incline of the picturesque canton of Schwyz, connecting the Hintere Schlattili in the municipality of Schwyz with the village and mountain resort of Stoos, above Morschach in Switzerland. Stretching some 1,738 meters (5,702 feet), this €44.6 million (around US$52 million) mountain tram system will see its unique barrel-like carriages climbing 743 meters (2,438 feet), scaling an incline of 110 percent at 10 meters/second (about 33 feet/second). Continue reading Stoosbahn In Switzerland Is The World’s Steepest Funicular Railway

Some Of The World’s Most Recognizable Cars Reimagined Into SUVs And We Are Torn About Them

SUV or Sports Utility Vehicle has been around for decades now, but it is only in recent years that we have seen a sudden surge in popularity in this segment. The popularity (read: business opportunity) has spurred traditional, non-believing automobile companies like Alfa Romeo and even luxury marque like Maserati to jump on to the bandwagon. Now, with the raging bull also in the game with Urus, it is a matter the time before every luxury marques will want a piece of the pie. Well, that’s of course, with the exception of Ferrari whose CEO Sergio Marchionne had publicly proclaimed no such thing will come to fruition as far as the prancing horse marque is concerned. Continue reading Some Of The World’s Most Recognizable Cars Reimagined Into SUVs And We Are Torn About Them

China’s NIO Takes On Tesla With Electric SUV That Costs Half Of Tesla X

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

Heroes Motors Restored Rare Majestic Bike, Restores Our Faith In Classic Bikes

One of human greatest trade (or not) is the ability to imitate. Just look around you. Don’t everything you see today, from automobile to motorcycle to smartphone, looks pretty much the same? Just look at motorcycles. There’s nothing radical from bikes to bikes. While they appeared to be different due to some design tweaks, they are very much the same. The full tank is always up front, most will have fairing, and nearly similar frame and swing arms. In short, they are actually based on the same design we saw since the beginning of the history of motorcycles. Continue reading Heroes Motors Restored Rare Majestic Bike, Restores Our Faith In Classic Bikes

McLaren Unveils McLaren Senna, Auctioned The Last Of It For €2 Mil

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

Formula 1-Inspired Hoverboard May Just Rekindle Hoverboard’s Popularity

The hoverboard fever pitch may be is over, but we thought the F1 Gyroor Hoverboard may just bring that fever back up. Why? Because it is not just another copycat hoverboard; it is style very distinctively, after the adrenaline pumping, world class race car series Formula 1 race cars. Believe me that when I say it is style after Formula 1 Race Cars, I do mean F1 race cars. Don’t believe? Just look at the board. It does look like the front end of a Formula 1 Race Car, doesn’t it? It is UL 2272 certified, uses LG/Samsung battery cells and passed CE, RoHS and FCC certification, and therefore, you can be sure it is like a Formula 1 race car which won’t go up in flames. Continue reading Formula 1-Inspired Hoverboard May Just Rekindle Hoverboard’s Popularity

Meet The World’s First Super Sport Utility Vehicle, The Lamborghini Urus

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

What Does The New Tesla Semi Mean For The Future?

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?