Electric motors are round. Wheels are round. It’s a pretty natural impulse to combine the two. No lesser automotive luminary than Dr. Ferdinand Porsche did it first, inventing the wheel-hub motor in 1897. He mounted two of them to his front-driven battery-electric prototype “Lohner-Porsche.” Three years later he invented the gas-electric hybrid by fitting four […]
The original press drive for the all-new, 2019 Bentley Continental GT was slated for November 2017, in Barcelona, Spain. In an unusual move, Bentley pushed back the launch of the replacement for its new big coupe by six months. Why? The car wasn’t good enough. Bentley engineers wanted a home run, not a double. Rightly […]
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Shelby American unveiled its 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake continuation series and showed off its new Shelby Series 2 roadster at its garage in Gardena, California, this week. The continuation Super Snake run is limited to 10 fastbacks at $250,000 a pop, while Shelby’s Series 2 roadster is based on the company’s 1999 Series 1 sports […]
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Much like Lexus, Acura is flirting with polarizing design on its new vehicles. Adopting the bold face of Acura’s updated design language, the new RDX walks the fine line between drawing in customers with its unique styling and alienating more conservative buyers. Is the 2019 Acura RDX too polarizing, or is it exactly what the brand needs? Acura has […]
Last month, Nissan announced it would build another crowd-sourced concept for the annual Overland Expo West show in Flagstaff, Arizona. After receiving input on the modifications from Facebook and Instagram users, Nissan has completed its one-off “Mountain Patrol” Armada SUV. The Armada Mountain Patrol was designed with overlanding in mind, so every modification either helps it […]