The original TVR was founded in 1947 and built maniacal sports cars off and on under the control of dozens of different owners. Although it went belly up in 2012, it appears the infamous British automaker is back and ready to kill some millionaire speed demons.
Many automakers offer vehicle connectivity smartphone apps and also in-car track driving information. None, however, has taken it to the level of precision of the soon-to-be-released BMW M Power App.
Ford’s tiny 1.0-liter EcoBoost 3-banger named ‘International Engine of the Year’ – for second year in a row
It would seem virtually the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine powers every Ford in Europe, as Ford offers it in over 11 of its vehicles. This wondrous motor is not yet available in the U.S. When it does come Stateside, however, it’ll only be offered in the subcompact Fiesta.
Leaked renderings of Koenigsegg One:1 reveal carbon fiber, well, everything – and 1,400hp and 1,400kg to boot?
The new Koenigsegg One:1 is expected to produce more than 1400 horsepower good for a sub 3-second 0-60 time. Although it’ll cost $2-million, all five examples set to be built are expected to be earmarked for the Chinese market.
Porsche plans to rollout a new Panamera S E-Hybrid in the next few years. The drivetrain tech included underneath its bodywork will lay the groundwork for the hybridization of every other Porsche product, including the 911, in order to reduce fuel consumption and vehicle emissions.
In 1913, 40 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts set out on an 1800-mile journey over the mountains of Europe, “wafting,” as Rolls puts it, through Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, and Italy. Known as the Alpine Trial, the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost was deemed the ‘Best Car in the World’ after the examples traversed the trial with “faultless reliability.” Marking [...]
Toyota aims to have a new Prius for 2015 in the works with a revised, more efficient exterior look, a new interior, a lithium-ion battery pack, and an optional all-wheel drive system.
Jaguar hoped that its F-Type would help put it back onto the sports car map. If sales are any indication, it has. Jag reports it’s sold over half its annual production, with many deliveries not scheduled now until early 2014.
Audi follows its 2009 hydrogen powered Q5 with an A7 with a fuel cell, which is scheduled to begin testing in August. We rather like the idea as luxury cars - to us - are the ideal vessel for the expensive alternative fuel.
The $135,000 Lotus Elise-based all-electric sports car that Detroit Electric had planned to begin producing this August in Plymouth Township has been pushed back to at least September. Perhaps re-starting a failed EV company with an idea already executed by Tesla wasn’t the best plan after all.
Cadillac has built the first test models of its new ELR, based upon the Chevy Volt. Although it’s a luxury coupe, it’s a far cry from the new rear-wheel drive Caddies of late. This makes us wonder, will it really find a home in the re-born Caddy brand?
Honda joins the Department of Energy’s H2USA hydrogen partnership campaign to bolster hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Honda was the first automaker to lease a hydrogen-powered car, the FCX.
Rolls-Royce adopts the Tesla style of car sales by opening up its first boutique lounge showroom in Bangkok, Thailand. At the new Rolls store, customers can choose up to 44,000 different leather colors and specialize virtually every inch of their car.
After it released its first-of-its-kind smartphone app, Volvo opened suggestions up to its Facebook page allowing users to give their feedback on what new features they’d like to see. The suggestions were quite brilliant. The catch is, Volvo doesn’t offer the app in the U.S. – yet.