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  • Koenigsegg Triplex Suspension plans outed

    Koenigsegg is one of a handful of supercar manufacturers that are small, produce a limited number of cars each year and are actually still around. Every year we see more and more supercar concepts from obscure companies that are never heard from again. What makes Koenigsegg different is the craftsmanship that goes into every car, not to mention that everything that goes into a Koenigsegg is built in-house; a feat that Ferrari may not even be able to claim. I think that being based in Sweden has it advantages. While you may think that long nights are depressing, think about...

  • Airless tyres evolve: from dream to reality

    The day of the puncture may soon be over. No more changing your wheel on the side of the road in the rain, no more spare wheel in the back and no more tire maintenance. While there have been concepts of airless tyres around for a little while, none have actually been available for purchase, so the public has only been dreaming of the day when punctures can become a thing of the past. But as soon as next year, airless tyres could become a reality for the average driver, making cars really take on that futuristic look that...

  • ‘Automatic’ is the monitoring app and hardware combo your car has waited for

    While there are plenty of apps that measure fuel economy and help with remembering maintenance matters, there isn’t one that actually tells you what’s happening under the hood. Automatic is an app and hardware combo that does exactly that: connects to your car’s computer and relays all that info straight to your iPhone. All this for hardware that is priced at US$70. It’s as simple as plugging the little "A" labelled “box" into the car’s OBD-II Data Link Connector and it’s set. Now, you may not know what that is, or where it’s found, but rest assured that it is...

  • New Mercedes S-Class packs in the safety tech

    Luxury is always a top priority with Mercedes, particularly with the S-Class, and with the Ghost as a benchmark of sorts, you can expect nothing short of exorbitant, leather-seat smelling opulence. And for the true drivers who care not for what people think, Mercedes is even making a convertible version so they can put themselves under exhibition. A mostly autonomous system This will be the first ever autonomous vehicle produced for the public, beating Google and those Oxford guys to the punch. Or does it? While this system is the next step in the completely automatic vehicle, following acts like cruise...

  • Ferrari LaFerrari is the hybrid tech-powered future of supercars

    Undoubtedly the star of the Geneva Motor Show 2013, the LaFerrari is a masterpiece to behold. Any Ferrari is something special, but when one of its limited production marvels is released, the automotive world really does have something to celebrate. But that name! Simply awful, especially coming off a name like 'Enzo'. However, hybrid engines, coupled with active aerodynamics make this a revolutionary car, not only for Ferrari, but for the whole world too. Say hello to the future of the supercar. Those engines Ferrari was adamant; the V12 stays. Facing increasingly stricter emissions legislations, Ferrari were faced with a dilemma:...

  • 10 space-age cars from the 2013 Geneva Motor Show

    Once a year, under one grand ceiling, all the greatest car manufacturers come together to show off their newest creations in arguably the best motor show of the year: Geneva. This year has brought the world some of the most outrageous and technologically advanced cars ever to grace the automotive industry. And many of the craziest ones are actually being built. Porsche 911 GT3 Show a man one Porsche 911 and he's seen them all. But that doesn't take away from the aesthetic appeal, and the fact that after 50 Years (yes, 50) the 911 is still around is testament to...

  • Petrol be damned, here’s the gas-powered Audi A3

    With all the hype surrounding electric vehicles, it seems like other possible energy sources have been forgotten, namely natural gas. Audi hasn't forgotten, and has been hard at work developing a nice little A3 with gas-powered technology called the A3 Sportback g-tron. The cars will be built in collaboration with Audi’s new e-gas plant in Werlte, which produces carbon-neutral gas via renewable electricity. The North Sea will be host to wind farms responsible for providing electricity for the plant. So, yes, Audi will actually be producing a synthetic natural gas by a process called methanation, as the diagram below demonstrates....

  • 4 electric cars you’d actually want to own

    The improvements around electric cars over the last decade have been phenomenal. As the world begins to understand the need for alternate energy sources, electric cars lower in price and end up sitting driveways, just like a regular car would. While Top Gear pretty much hates the electric car, we love them, so let’s get stuck into four electric cars that you should consider owning. Volkswagon XL1: When choosing a car, people tend to decide based on a a combination of factors: design, practicality, performance and price. As a car junkie, I tend towards the performance side of things, but when...

  • Koenigsegg’s crazy new camshaft-free engine tech

    When one of the big car manufacturers comes out with a new technology, you don’t really bat an eye; it happens all the time, and with much accompanying media hype. But Koenigsegg, a small and wonderful Swedish supercar maker, has envisioned something truly revolutionary; and this from a company that builds only a handful of cars each year. You have to love Koenigsegg. The owner, Christian von Koenigsegg first started his venture at the ridiculous age of 22, and now builds some of the most manic and fastest cars every made. Now, though, he is taking the next step to...

  • Cadillac ATC: all the smartphone you’ll ever need…in a car

    Although just a concept car at this stage, the Cadillac ATC is a prospective look into the future of mobile communication. But we have mobile computing already don't we? Yes, but we are talking about a "smartcar", not a smartphone or tablet. Unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the car is basically a smartphone on wheels. And if you think about it, it was always going to happen some or other time. Using the Cadillac ATS as a base model, the car is equipped with a 4G LTE connection from AT&T complete with the 4G AT&T logo on the...

  • Audi sheds light with Matrix LED headlamps

    Picture this: you're driving at night on a long and rather pleasant section of deserted road, and all of a sudden some character drives past thinking you have super vision and won't be blinded by their car's brights. Happens all the time, right? Audi has set about to put an end to this... although it has to get past America to do it. The LED headlight is practically Audi's trademark. Each of its cars have their own signature design, which shows up at night when the lights are on. If you're a car nerd, you can probably spot whatever vehicle...

  • McLaren reveals the dangerously powerful P1 engine

    High horsepower outputs are all the rage these days; with hatchbacks boasting 300bhp and saloons 500bhp; hearing about supercars with astronomical power outputs is not new. But when you hear the power figure McLaren says its P1 will have, you can’t help but smile. McLaren isn't messing about with this car, it’s out for blood. Nine-hundred and three. That’s how many. And if you have to ask ‘what’, then you shouldn't know. Sure, there are cars with more power, like the all-conquering Bugatti Veyron, but there’s something about a McLaren with 903bhp that tickles my senses. It’s probably because of...

  • Acura invents space-age car welding techniques ‘3D Lock Seam’

    Sometimes it's the small things that make big waves, like a small meteor smashing into an ocean. Acura has developed a new welding technique for its cars that, while seemingly insignificant, has major implications towards how it will build and develop its cars in the future. Hopefully it will also transfer to Acura's dad, Honda, in the years to come. If you've never heard of Acura, that's no real surprise. As Lexus is to Toyota, Acura is to Honda, acting as its luxury brand, but limited to North America and Hong Kong. So you might actually recognise a few of...

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