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MINI JCW GP Concept Has So Many Things Going On On The Exterior

There is really nothing much to talk about the MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept that made the show floor at the recent New York International Auto Show. It is a concept that either you hate it or love it. As you can see, the ride has so many things going on the exterior that they almost made it look very spaceship-like. Not a lot is known about this oddity except that the over-the-top exterior is supposed to convey a pure race feeling (wait, does it???). Continue reading MINI JCW GP Concept Has So Many Things Going On On The Exterior

Mini Countryman Plug-in Hybrid Set To Conquer World’s Longest Road Link

At this year’s New York International Auto Show, MINI flagged off an exclusive version of the Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 for a long-haul journey on the world’s longest north-south road link that will take it from North America to Tierra del Fuego. Based on the Mini Cooper SE Countryman ALL4, the exclusive Panamericana model is specially designed to tackle the challenging route which saw the vehicle getting additional headlights, tires with emergency running characteristics, and a roof rack with a spare wheel on it. Continue reading Mini Countryman Plug-in Hybrid Set To Conquer World’s Longest Road Link

Seriously, I Want This All-electric Classic Mini Now!

It is odd that the icon of compact hatch of our time does not already have fully electric cars plying the roads. I guess MINI is taking its time to make sure it does it right cos’ obviously, a car this tiny will have questionable range due the straight up space constraint. While BMW Group let lose its exclusive version of the Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4, a plug-in hybrid, on a long-haul journey that will take it from North America to Tierra del Fuego, the British marque has brought to the show floor of the New York International Auto Show a full-electric drive example. Continue reading Seriously, I Want This All-electric Classic Mini Now!

SEAT Made CUPRA A Standalone Brand, Unveiled A 670HP CUPRA E-Racer And A 296HP CUPRA SUV

If haven’t already heard, SEAT has split out CUPRA model to be an independent brand – probably as a show of its resolution in turning out performance rides. The first vehicle to bear the CUPRA badge is Ateca, a sporty SUV that, unlike most SUV, is no slouch in the performance. With 300 PS (about 296 horses) from its 2.0 TSI motor, the CUPRA Ateca has well over 100 horses over SEAT Ateca which, coupled with SEAT 4Drive traction system and a new 7-speed DSG gearbox, allows it wipe the century sprint in just 5.4 seconds and reach an un-SUV top speed of 152 mph. Continue reading SEAT Made CUPRA A Standalone Brand, Unveiled A 670HP CUPRA E-Racer And A 296HP CUPRA SUV

Hyundai Fuel Cell Electric Cars Drove Itself From Seoul To Pyeongchang

If you have not been keeping abreast with car innovations, you may want to know that South Korean automaker Hyundai has been working diligently in the area of fuel cell-powered electric vehicles and it has made some serious progress in this area. To showcase the company’s fuel cell development, the company has commissioned a head-turning, very black pavilion that is part art installation, part education center that aims to entertain and at the same time, educate visitors about its fuel cell technology. But the darkest building in the world is not the only thing the company had going; the automaker also announced, on February 4, a fleet of Hyundai next generation fuel cell electric vehicles had successfully completed an autonomous journey from Seoul to PyeongChang. Continue reading Hyundai Fuel Cell Electric Cars Drove Itself From Seoul To Pyeongchang

About KIA “Muscle Car” Stinger And Upcoming KIA Rio GT-Line Hatchback

KIA is last name one would expect to go all out about performance, but here it is, the company’s image of performance is forever imprint with the much lauded and I dare say, most anticipated, “muscle car,” Stinger. When we first saw the concept last year, we were did not think it will make it to production, but it clearly did. I know. I may be late on this, but still, it will be a sin not to mention this monster machine from the South Korean car maker. The thing is, there are not rules in naming a car, but to have a car with a moniker like ‘Stinger’, it has an unspoken expectations Continue reading About KIA “Muscle Car” Stinger And Upcoming KIA Rio GT-Line Hatchback

Tom Hanks Is Getting A Custom Restored Fiat 126p Because, Tom Hanks

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

MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept and Electric Concept Heads To IAA

BMW Group’s MINI has something cool to show off ahead of this year’s IAA, or more commonly known as Frankfurt Motor Show. The first is a MINI that will delight MINI-adoring speed demons, a ride called MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept and the other, should please tree hugging MINI fans, designated as MINI Electric Concept. As always, these two lovely compact hatch are a peek into the future of the marque and what it has installed for the market. It is also no doubt a lesser speak about agenda of testing the market reaction. Continue reading MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept and Electric Concept Heads To IAA

New Nissan LEAF Unveiled, Wants You To Drive With Just One Pedal

Well, this is it. Nissan has taken the wrap off the new 2018 Nissan LEAF, the follow up to the grandaddy of modern day mass produced electric car which was first introduced to the world seven years ago and it is pretty damn awesome in both looks and specs. Also, it has one crazy idea up its sleeve: it wants you to drive with just one pedal. Yeah. You know how automatic transmission car helped eliminate one pedal? Well, the new LEAF did not actually eliminate yet another, but it does pretty much relegate the brake pedal to cold storage because Nissan’s new innovative e-Pedal kind of does it all in respect to acceleration and braking. Continue reading New Nissan LEAF Unveiled, Wants You To Drive With Just One Pedal

BMW i3 “Spaghetti Car” by Maurizio Cattelan Sold For A Cool €100,000

First of all, I have no idea why a German car is decorated with Italian definitive symbol of cuisine, spaghetti, and presented in an auction by BMW France. Quite a mix, don’t you think? Anyways, the car you see here is the BMW i3 “Spaghetti Car” as touched by artist Maurizio Cattelan, the same artist behind the solid 18-karat toilet bowl. For some reasons unknown to our non-artistic minds, Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari, collectively called TOILETPAPER (!?), have decided to use the duo’s signature style spaghetti close-up imagery to decorated a BMW i3 and the result is, to us, both quirky and strangely alluring. Continue reading BMW i3 “Spaghetti Car” by Maurizio Cattelan Sold For A Cool €100,000