Posts Tagged ‘road’

Honda Reveals New Car

Nov
28

The Honda Micro Commuter, released in November 2012 is set to challenge the only other 100% electric urban compact two-seater, the Twizy by rival car manufacturer Renault.  Its official title is ‘micro size, short distance, EV commuter’.

The car is lightweight, sleek and state of the art. It measures at just 2.5m long, 1.25m wide and 1.45m high. It runs on a rear-mounted electric motor with a 15kW lithium-ion battery. The Micro Commuter has an approximate range of 37 miles and maximum speed of 50mph.

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs. 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Track Test Video

Jun
14

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs. 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Track Test Video - Muscle Cars BlogIt’s all about muscle cars and horsepower! That’s one reason why we’ve been so interested in the rivalry between the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro over the last several decades. This being the case, the latest Ford Shelby GT500 has been King of the Road ever since it was unveiled as a 2013 model. With 82 more horsepower (rated) and a couple hundred pounds less weight to move, the ‘Stang out to outrun the range-topping 2012 Camaro ZL1 in straight-line performance testing.

Of course, the world doesn’t always operate in straight lines, meaning there’s a whole lot more to this story left to unfold. The boys from Inside Line decided to round up the latest GT500 and Camaro ZL1 models to see which would come out on top in a series of head-to-head contests. Check out the incredible video – click on Read More!

Information on McLaren and the brand

Feb
23

There is nothing that expresses the pure McLaren brand than the new McLaren sports car, the MP4-12C.  Although this is a supercar, it is not an inaccessible one and although its £168,500 might seem expensive to many of us, it is the fastest road car that money can buy.

The car is stunningly beautiful. Its 600 bhp of raw power comes from a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 and it will take you to 124 mph from rest in just ten seconds. Much of it is constructed from carbon fibre and it has a revolutionary suspension system that uses hydraulically inter-connected dampers.

The car is unmistakably McLaren. It shape is designed to provide the ultimate in aerodynamic performance and by employing the same technology and wind tunnel that is used to design formula One race cars everything has been designed to provide optimum downforce as well a minimising drag.

Texting While Driving: A Dangerous Driving Habit

Feb
16

The mobile phone has made our lives so much easier with its ability to keep us in touch with various facets of our lives. Communications have improved with its widespread use. However, when combined with driving, the mobile phone doesn’t receive such positive accolades. Actually, since the short message service (SMS), also known as texting, was introduced, mobile phones have made driving even more hazardous.

Since the beginning of the ability to send short text messages, many people have also realized the dangers of doing this while driving. However, given the convenience as well as the short nature of these messages, people still continue to do this dangerous driving habit. As a result, there is a growing incidence of car accidents that occur due to texting while driving.

1932 Ford Roadster 502/510 HP

Jan
28

1932 Ford Roadster 502/510 HP - Muscle Cars BlogRK Motors Charlotte offers this awe-inspiring powerful 1932 Ford Roadster with 502/510 HP. Such fancy hot rod is estimated at US $119,900.00 and here are the details with many photos! Check out the car description quoted:

In the world of modern hot rodding, a top notch build is all about components and pedigree. That’s why Boyd Coddington was dubbed ‘The Hot Rod King’. He had an uncanny ability to take a vintage car and radically transform it using custom fabricated components and a keen eye for outrageous design. During the 90s Coddington hired a talented young designer by the name of Chip Foose and together they would create some of the most timeless and unique hot rods ever put on four wheels. Based on the Boydster show car originally penned by Chip Foose, this spectacular 1932 Boydster roadster features the absolute best of everything from its custom pearl flames to its fully chromed 502 Ram jet engine; and in addition to being a feature car in American Rodder magazine, has taken home trophies from some of the most exclusive hot rod shows in the country. Read more and check out the super gallery!

Afterburner: Hennessey Venom GT Hits the Dyno

20-Dec-2010



ROAD & TRACK Magazine features the Venom GT on the Cover of their February, 2011 issue. How does a streetable 933 horsepower at the rear wheels sound? How about 874 lb-ft of torque at the tires? It sounds mighty tasty to us, especially considering that those numbers come courtesy of regular 93 octane pump gas (no race fuel here, kiddies) and, again, are at the wheel. Ditch the drivetrain loss and power at the crank will easily crest 1,000 ponies. Check out the gallery of this awesome and powerful Hennessey Venom GT!