Before we tell you about these shots of the new Mercedes-Benz SLC AMG, allow us to start on a different note (feel free to jump to the fourth paragraph if you don't want to read our rant). We often see automakers having special and sometimes even questionable relationships with certain media by providing them with early information and material.
This brings us to these photos of a camouflaged Mercedes-Benz SLC AMG that were posted on certain magazine websites, some of which, like the UK's Autocar and Car, placed their watermarks on, evidently to make us believe they are spy shots, when in fact, they were handed over to them by none other than Mercedes itself…
Well, when there's a will, there's a way, right? Our spy photo associates at CarPix may have not scooped the SLC AMG, but they were able to get their hands on the unofficially-official pictures in all their high-resolution glory and pass them on to us so we can share them without any watermarks below - if you're in the same line of work or hobby as us, use them as you please…
This week, Ford announced that it has built the seven millionth Transit van since the nameplate launched in 1965 in Europe. The milestone was celebrated at the official opening of a new Transit assembly plant in Nanchang, China, in the presence of Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally. Read more »
Yesterday we said that the McLaren MP4-12C would have more power in 2014. McLaren just called and said that there will be "no power increase for model year 2014." I spoke to the other journo that was with me and he also heard there was more power for 2014, guess it was a miscommunication.
I'm planning on installing a new engine in my Beetle this weekend, so I've been looking at lots of engine parts and pictures of engines lately. And maybe something snapped after too many hours of staring at carburetors while Star Trek:TNG droned on in the background. Whatever it was, it made me see all car parts as spaceships.
The Honda S2000 is one of the cars I like most, even though I haven't had the chance to drive one myself - yet. I do know enough about the brand, and have driven other Hondas before, to understand what this car is all about, and even after production ceased in 2009, it didn’t stop being the coolest two-seater one could realistically hope to own and run with not a huge amount of cash on hand. Read more »
Tesla doesn't sell its cars through dealership franchises. It uses its own company run stores, like Apple. Dealerships don't like this. And now New York State auto dealers are backing a bill that would make it illegal to register the cars in the Empire State.
This is what it looks like when a car is completely obliterated. Amazingly, the driver of this Audi S8 reportedly walked away with just minor injuries following the crash in the Belgian town of Molenbeersel.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk last night provided details on a new battery-swapping service for his company’s Model S electric sedan (and future models) that will allow owners to get a fully charged battery swapped into their cars in around 90 seconds. Musk demonstrated the service using a pair of Model S sedans and also showed how swapping the...
Lamborghini’s Super Trofeo, the only one-make series for all-wheel-drive cars, this year launches its first American series and if you want to line up on the grid for the inaugural race, you still have time. The American Super Trofeo series hosts its first event alongside the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park on July 5...
When new mother Zoe Brugger was stopped by Florida police last month for driving with a broken headlight, the police discovered she had a suspended license as well. That's when the police asked her to lift up her shirt, flip up her underwire and shake out her bra. Twice.
Doug Malewicki has done lots of cool, weird, awesome stuff. He built the Robosaurus. He has worked on the Apollo moon lander, stealth bomber, and DARPA UAVs. He was the inventor of Nuclear War. Today he is selling his '72 Porsche 914 that he has owned since new.
Yesterday, The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a noticed titled,” National Survey of Driver Attitudes and Opinions of Advanced In-vehicle Alcohol Detection Systems.” The notice is to inform the public that NHTSA intends to survey 1,000 people across America who have a valid driver’s license on how they feel about in-vehicle alcohol detection technology. The survey will be limited to people over the age of 21.
I once had a professor in automotive history (German universities rule) who said that there is no new technology in the automotive world. Everything has been tried before, probably by some obscure French company that built four cars back in 1897.
Starting with the 2014 season, Formula 1 regulations shift drastically, and the most significant change is the switch from 2.4-liter normally aspirated V8 engines to 1.6-liter direct-injected turbocharged V6 units.
Renault is the first F1 engine manufacturer to present the new power unit, officially named Energy F1-2014 to reflect synergies with the fuel-efficient Energy engine used in its road cars. The 1.6-liter V6 engine is fitted with energy recovery systems that increase efficiency by harvesting energy dissipated as heat in the exhaust or brakes.