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They’re making knock-off Range Rovers in China

Published by on Nov 25th, 2014, No Comments

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It’s common knowledge that in China you can get designer handbags, watches and smartphones for less than half the price – and we all k now why that is; because they are fake.

And while we have all become accustomed to this, a certain Chinese company may have taken it a step too far this time when they produced a ‘knock-off’ version of one of the most recognisable and award-winning cars in recent history.

Say hello to the all-new (all ‘different’) LandWind X7 – or is that the Range Rover Evoque?

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Lewis Hamilton wins World Championship

Published by on Nov 24th, 2014, No Comments

Lewis Hamilton Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton is definitely one very happy man this Monday, as he managed to clinched the title in the final World drivers Championship at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix yesterday.

Even though Hamilton was considered by some ass the favourite for the title from the start, he had seemingly tough competition from his Mercedes teammate, Nico Rosberg.

Unfortunately for Rosberg (and fortunately for Hamilton) he experienced some car issues that meant that Hamilton had the lead from the beginning, right until the end when he crossed the finish line as the new World Champion.  (more…)

Ford unveils new Mustang Shelby GT350

Published by on Nov 18th, 2014, No Comments

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The Ford Mustang is an iconic car. It has appeared in adverts, films, books and people have even written songs about the beloved Ford Mustang.

The Ford Mustang Shelby is just as iconic, and lucky for us, Ford has decided to revive the Shelby with the introduction of the all-new, stunningly beautiful and utterly powerful new Mustang Shelby GT350.

The American automaker has been teasing us with sneak peaks of the car for quite some time, and yesterday marked the day we finally got to lay our eyes on the new Mustang Shelby.

Originally scheduled for debut at the LA Auto Show later in the week, the company took us all by surprise and held a private viewing event last night. While we weren’t there in person, the people over at Motor Authority had the chance to attend the event and see the beast of a car in person. Oh, and luckily they took some pics, too. (more…)

Jay Leno takes a ride in a restored Ford Woodie

Published by on Nov 17th, 2014, No Comments

1937 Ford Woodie

Classic, vintage cars always have a wonderful charm about them. Besides the fact that they remind us of days gone past (way past, in some instances) they are generally beautifully designed and a treat to drive in.

Recently, that treat was bestowed on Jay Leno of Jay Leno’s Garage (obviously). The ex-talk show host and avid vehicle enthusiast recently got the opportunity to take a ride in a beautifully restored, utterly charming, Ford Woodie.

Now if you don’t know what a Ford Woodie is, you will soon recognise it in this video. (more…)

Watch a rocket-powered bicycle go 333km/h

Published by on Nov 12th, 2014, No Comments

Francois Gissy Rocket Bike

If someone were to ask you if a bicycle would beat out a Ferrari in a drag race you’d probably think the person is insane or that this is a trick question. Well, you’d be right in thinking that it is a trick question, because it is.

Recently in France, a bicycle took on a Ferrari o  a drag strip and won. The only catch is that the bicycle is rocket-powered.

At the Circuit Paul Ricard in France, one (crazy) Frenchman attempted to break his own world record of reaching an unthinkable speed on a humble bicycle, pumped up with a rocket.

Francois Gissy is definitely not a sissy. The man bravely climbed up upon his rocket-powered bicycle and jetted off on the drag strip. Incredibly, he reached a speed of an astonishing 333km/h or 207 miles per hour. Oh, and did we mention he reached this top speed in under 7 seconds? (more…)

BMW unveils streetlights that double as electric car chargers

Published by on Nov 11th, 2014, No Comments

BMW Light & Charge

We’re all for greener, more Earth-friendly electric cars. While at first there was only the Prius – that in all honesty wasn’t the best looking car – there are more and more electric cars and hybrids popping up that look and perform way better.

Thus is it almost inevitable that one day, electric cars will be the market standard.

However, there is one problem that electric cars face; charging. Sure, you can charge your car at home, but you won’t be able to travel as far as you would want to with the initial charge before your battery runs out and you need to plug in again.

Well, this is one problem that BMW is looking too eradicate – thus making it easier for people to drive around with their electric cars and in turn encouraging others to move over to the lighter side of (automobile) life.  (more…)

The 2015 BMW M4 – this is what you need to know

Published by on Nov 7th, 2014, No Comments

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BMW fans were a little disappointed – and some even angry – when BMW decided to change the name of the iconic M3 to the more, updated M4. While that is understandable, as the BMW M3 was synonymous with power, the new 2015 M4 shouldn’t be shunned that quickly.

Sure, fans were also disappointed that the car was converted to electric steering, but that doesn’t mean that the M4 isn’t every bit as powerful as it’s famous predecessor.

Mike Spinelli of the Drive Channel recently had a chat to the Vice President of BMW’s engineering department, Albert Biermann,, about the production of the M4 and why it is such a good car.

Check out the video below:

Source: YouTube

Ford unveils Mustang GT King Cobra concept

Published by on Nov 6th, 2014, No Comments

Ford King Cobra 1

If you are a Mustang fan, then you will definitely want to see Ford’s latest concept – not only is it sexy and powerful, but it will no doubt make you feel like you’re a superhero (or evil villain for that case) when you get behind the wheel.

The Mustang GT King Cobra is a sort-off modified 2015 Mustang that has all the ingredients for one badass vehicle. Not only is the name rather venomous (excuse the pun) but this car is destined to drag.

The concept was recently unveiled at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, and, needless to say, it garner quite a bit of attention.

What’s interesting about the development and production of this car, however, is that it was built completely from Ford Racing parts. Essentially, it’s just a standard, 2015 Ford Mustang that has had the Ford Racing treatment.

And how lucky this Mustang was to get the Racing treatment – because now it just looks mean. (more…)

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