We reported that Saab files for bankruptcy protection 2 days ago. Unfortunately, the Swedish court rejected its application on grounds that there is no reason to believe that a reorganisation would work. Saab, which is very disappointed with the ruling, plans to appeal the court’s decision. Is this the end […]
Archive for September, 2011
A simple idea. Nevena Stojanovic proposed that the rear seat entertainment system to be hooked up to the seat belt system. Meaning, if your kids don’t buckle up, they don’t get to watch anything. Quite a smart and simple idea, and yet surprisingly no automakers put this in practice. Check […]
What does a boxer has to do with Lotus cars? We don’t know. Maybe you could tell us after viewing Lotus’s teaser video for the Frankfurt Motor Show after the jump.
How does the key to the Huayra looks like? What does it do? Well, the answers to those questions are after the jump.
We previously did a tribute here to mark the end of K20AR regime. Hiro Toyoda, vice-president of Mugen Euro, said, “environmental pressures mean naturally aspirated engines are rapidly being superseded by other engine architectures and technologies. We may never see the likes of the K20 in a mainstream production car […]
So, you have an M5… and a Subaru Impreza WRX. And you want to have the best of both worlds, as if either one of them isn’t good enough for you. So, what would you do? Of course, take out the M5 V10 engine with the gearbox and plonk it […]
This is Jag’s answer to the Porsche Cayman. And from the looks, it is going to be a serious contender. Power comes from a supercharged 3.0 litre V6 outputting 376 horsepower and 450Nm of torque. But, Jaguar has this thing called “Push to Pass” – a hybrid system that […]
7 minutes 14.64s is all it takes for the Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition to lap the legendary Nordschiefe course. Only 50 units of this will ever be built. The main difference between this limited edition of the “normal” LFA is aerodynamic packages, track focused suspension, custom wheels and extra 11 […]
The design of this 7 speed manual gearbox is based on Porsche’s Doppelkupplung (PDK). The 1st gear through 6th has sports ratios while the final, 7th, has a longer ratio. This means that the 7th gear enables lower engine revs at fast driving speeds, whilst maintaining a higher level of […]
We have talked about “Rescue Saab” back in July. Saab has now filed an official government protection against bankruptcy. It is however reported that it is more of a reorganisation with assistance of a government appointed independent overseer exercise. Under the Swedish law however, Saab needs to present its reorganisation […]
If you don’t know what the Toyota FT-86 II is, it is the successor to the infamous AE86 (made famous by Initial-D). Details are scarce at this point, but it’ll be powered by Subaru’s boxer engine (notably due to Toyota’s stake in Fuji Heavy Industries), paired with Toyota’s direct injection system and […]
Meet the Mission L. Skoda’s attempt at new design language, starting from this C-segment car. What is new: front grilles, LED headlights, LED taillights and the rear hatch. From the side, it looks like a sedan, but the rear window is opened together with the rear boot giving extra practicality. It looks […]