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Mercedes-AMG GT R Inspires Racing Boat

Mercedes-AMG GT R Inspires Racing Boat
I’m a big fan of how the Mercedes-AMG GT R looks and performs. Mercedes has now teamed up with Cigarette Racing to create a gigantic 50-foot Marauder racing boat inspired by the AMG GT R. That means the…

Scandinavian Sanctuary Awaits with Volvo and Tablet Hotels

Scandinavian Sanctuary Awaits with Volvo and Tablet Hotels
The folks at Volvo, when describing the interiors of their new modern cars like the S90, V90, and XC90, call it a ‘Scandinavian Sanctuary.’ It’s one of the many reasons why we love their luxury vehicles as much…
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Manual Shifter, Coilover, and Turbocharger Keychains

Manual Shifter, Coilover, and Turbocharger Keychains
The manual transmission continues to become more and more of a rarity in modern cars – especially here in the US. After all, most modern automatics are faster and more fuel efficient than their manual predecessors. But diehard…

From Boxy to Curvy

From Boxy to Curvy
If you look back at cars in the 1970s and 1980s, the vast majority of them were angular and boxy. But at some point in the 1990s, those corners started to soften, leading to the curvy and smooth…

Subaru Gets California Autonomous Testing Permit

Subaru Gets California Autonomous Testing Permit
It’s been revealed that Subaru has landed a permit to test autonomous cars in California. This is good news as it brings us one step closer to fully-autonomous Outbacks. The Subaru Outback might as well be the official…

Jaguar Land Rover Ice Academy: The Coolest Vacation Ever

Jaguar Land Rover Ice Academy: The Coolest Vacation Ever
Jaguar Land Rover recently launched a new program that lets fans of their vehicles experience them like never before – driving sideways on a massive ice-covered lake Northern Sweden – the same lake that car companies have been…

Ford F-150 Convertible: Droptop Pickup

Ford F-150 Convertible: Droptop Pickup
In general, I don’t think cars should be made into convertibles unless they were engineered that way from day one. Typically, chopping the roof off of a production vehicle causes all sorts of stability and body roll issues, …

Elio Delays Production Again, Warns of Impending Demise

Elio Delays Production Again, Warns of Impending Demise
If you are one of the folks that plunked down a deposit for the weird Elio Motors three wheeler, you might as well come to grips with the fact that your money is almost certainly gone. Elio has…

Concepts from Future Past: 1970 Evinrude Rooney Lakester

Concepts from Future Past: 1970 Evinrude Rooney Lakester
What goes together better than dune buggies and boating? If you said, “peanut butter and chocolate,” then I’d agree, but a close second is the dune buggy and boat thing. And, instead of all the compromises inherent in…

The Top 10 Cars from Sci-Fi Movies

The Top 10 Cars from Sci-Fi Movies
Science fiction writers have often been recognized for predicting a future that ends up to be surprisingly prophetic. But when it comes to personal transportation, science fiction films usually fall back to something that we all recognize as…

Lexus Concept Yacht: I Think I’ll Buy a Boat

Lexus Concept Yacht: I Think I’ll Buy a Boat
Lexus’ latest concept vehicle isn’t a car or an SUV, but a yacht. The company is clear up front that it has no intention of ever producing boats, rather this is a one of a kind concept. With…

McLaren Shows off Chassis for 650S Replacement

McLaren Shows off Chassis for 650S Replacement
McLaren is teasing the replacement Super Series vehicle that will take the place of the 650S. It’s not teasing the car with a artist rendering or a concept, rather it’s showing off an early look at the chassis…

Police Increasingly Opting for SUVs over Sedans

Police Increasingly Opting for SUVs over Sedans
Back in the day, the Texas Highway Patrol used V8 Mustang notchbacks, and once one was on your tail, you weren’t getting away. Your only saving grace was that 90% of Texas Highways had split medians, and the…
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