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Drive Channel: Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype

Published by on Jun 27th, 2014, No Comments

#90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP: Richard Westbrook, Michael Valiante

The Drive Channel on YouTube never ceases to amaze us with their in-depth and informative videos. And today’s video is no different.

The Daytona Speedway is home to some super powerful, really fast cars – and one of them is the new Chevrolet Corvette prototype. Ever wondered what to would feel like to take a spin in a Corvette around a racetrack? Will this video will give you some indication.

For the Drive Channel, Jordan Taylor takes the new Chevrolet Corvette Daytona prototype for a spin around the track on a test day at Watkins Glen. (more…)

Google reveals Android Auto

Published by on Jun 26th, 2014, No Comments

Android Auto

Smartphones, smart homes, smart everything. It was only a matter of time before the race for the integrated smart car started to heat up, and finally it has.

A few months ago, Apple introduced us to CarPlay – their answer to a ‘smart car’ system. With CarPlay, drivers can seamlessly integrate their iPhone to their cars and experience services such as iTunes, Maps and voice commands in the car.

And now, Google has announced their version: introducing Android Auto.

Android Auto basically follows the same premise as CarPlay, except it’s (obviously) geared towards Android operating smartphones. Announced yesterday at Google’s I/O conference, Android Auto aims to make your driving experience smarter and safer. (more…)

Tel Aviv set to test out world’s first hover cars

Published by on Jun 25th, 2014, No Comments

SkyTran

Now this looks like something straight out of a Sci-Fi movie or The Jetsons.

Over the past couple of months, the word ‘hover car’ or ‘hover board’ has garnered a lot of attention. Something that people initially thought would be impossible to pull off, is now making big waves in the automotive, science and technology industry.

Let’s face it – as humans, we have a weird (yet wonderful) fascination with anything that flies; or in this case, hovers. We have seen to in films and read about it in novels, so the idea of actually developing a flying/hovering car is one that would appeal to many.

And now it seems that Israel’s busiest city will be one of the first cities to test out an actual hover car system.  (more…)

Ferrari unveils new F12 TRS

Published by on Jun 24th, 2014, No Comments

F12 TRS

When Ferrari does something, they do it good. And this testament has been proved one again in the form of the all new, all amazing, F12 TRS.

This car is basically the stuff dreams are made if. Many a sports car fan would probably tear up at the sight of this beauty in their driveway. Unfortunately for us (and fortunately for one lucky person) we will never be able to get our hands on this beauty, as it is a special, one-off edition.

The F12 TRS embodies a somewhat ‘old school glamour’ when it comes to sports cars. It is quite clearly designed to go fast and it is quite clearly Ferrari. (more…)

Drive Channel review: 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S

Published by on Jun 20th, 2014, No Comments

Porsche 911 Carrera S

Have we mentioned that we love the Drive channel on Youtube? Probably.

And today is no different. We also have a special place for a beautiful, newly built (and lets not forget super, super powerful) Porsche. This is why we are really excited about this video.

Matt Farah of the Drive channel takes the all new 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S for a spin at the Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in California and really shows us what this beaut is capable of.

As per usual, we are insanely jealous but grateful enough to be able to see the car from up close; even if it is only on video.

Enjoy!

Source: YouTube

Aston Martin to use solar panels for air-conditioning

Published by on Jun 19th, 2014, No Comments

Aston Martin solar panels

Well this is a first.

Aston Martin has revealed an ingenious plan to keep their drivers cool during long, sweaty endurances races without affecting the actual power output of the car during the race.

Considering the fact that the sun is blazing down on the high powered cars during these long races, the British automaker has turned right to the source to help curb the hotness – the sun.

The company has said that they will be making use of solar panels affixed to their cars to power the air-conditioning inside the vehicles. (more…)

Tesla Model X production ready models to launch early 2015

Published by on Jun 18th, 2014, No Comments

tesla model x

Tesla has been making a few waves in the media lately. Just after announcing that they would have no problem with other car companies using their electric technology in order to make the world a better place, it has been revealed that a new Tesla car is fast approaching.

The Tesla Model X – the company’s answer to a greener SUV – will be available for purchase as early as 2015.

The first prototypes of the car are expected to roll out before the end of this year, so Tesla is really quite keen on getting the much anticipated Model X out there. (more…)

Tesla opens up patented tech for all

Published by on Jun 17th, 2014, No Comments

Tesla Elon Musk

Well this is rather surprising.

You may have heard that car company, Tesla, has announced that they are ‘opening up’ their patented electric technology to anyone (or any auto manufacturer) who wishes to use their technology ‘in good faith’.

This means that the company will not sue anyone who makes use of their technology to further the use of electric cars in the world.

“Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology…[sic] our true competition is not the small trickle of non-Tesla electric cars being produced, but rather the enormous flood of gasoline cars pouring out of the world’s factories every day,” Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla said in a blog post.  (more…)

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