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Aston Martin to use solar panels for air-conditioning

Published by on Jun 19th, 2014, No Comments

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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

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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

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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…)

2014 Porsche 918 Spyder – Test Drive Video

Published by on Jun 13th, 2014, No Comments

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We love ourselves a little Porsche action every now and then. And with the new Porsche Cayman GT 4 on the horizon, it’s always nice to take a look at the other offerings in Porsche’s beautiful range.

The Porsche 918 Spyder has long been a favorite by many. It’s sleek lines and bug, bodacious body makes it a sports car that anyone would dream of having.

The Drive channel on YouTube regularly get to test drive cars like the 918 Spyder – and while we are insanely jealous of course, it’s still pretty cool to see it in action, even if its only on camera. (more…)

Porsche Cayman GT4 – Spy Shots

Published by on Jun 12th, 2014, No Comments

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Porsche’s latest creation, the Cayman GT 4, is said to rival the existing Porsche 911 Carrera as well as the powerful Carrera S – and we must say, judging by these most recent spy shots, the Cayman looks dangerous. And we mean that in a good way.

The Cayman Gt 4 will be a powerful car, that much we know. What we also like is the sleek-meets-bulky look of the car that is basically yearning to be pushed to it’s limit.

Some of the features we do know of include a new aero kit and bigger breaks. It also has larger, lightweight wheels, a lower ride height and, as you can see in the pictures, a striking rear wing and ducktail spoiler. Impressive.  (more…)

Volkswagen’s no texting and driving ad hits hard

Published by on Jun 10th, 2014, No Comments

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We all know (hopefully) that using your mobile phone while driving is an absolute no no. Whether you are making phone call, sending a text or checking your social media, it is extremely dangerous to use your phone while you are operating a vehicle.

Sure, you might think that you are only taking your eyes off the road for one second, but one second is all you need to cause a terrible accident.

This is what Volkswagen tries to illustrate in their latest ad, promoting the responsible use of mobile phones while driving. And by responsible we mean NOT using your mobile phone at all.

The ad, which was first shown to people in Korea, integrated clever technology to really have a great on effect on the people. (more…)

Son gives father 1957 Chevy Bel Air for his 57th birthday [Video]

Published by on Jun 9th, 2014, No Comments

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So you’re probably wondering what is so special about a loving son gifting his father a 1957 Chevy Bel-Air for his 57th birthday. Well, the fact that this has been a promise between father and son for more the 20 years and the way in which the dad reacts, will show you exactly why.

A long time ago, an 8-year old boy made a special promise to his father; he said that he will give him his dream car for his 57th birthday one day. That car was none other than the stunningly classic, Chevy Bel-Air.

So the years went by and while the father didn’t expect a promise made by a young, innocent 8-year old boy to be kept, he had the surprise of his lifetime when he found out it was. (more…)

This police car will definitely catch you

Published by on Jun 5th, 2014, No Comments

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If there is one type of car that needs to be fast, it’s a police car. Seeing as though they catch and chase criminals and all, one would expect these cars to be super fast.

However, locally our police cars aren’t that fast. In fact, some of them are rather slow – not good at all if you are pursuing a criminal in the loose! But just because our local cars aren’t ridiculously fast, doesn’t mean that other country’s police cars have to be slow too. In fact, this new police car from a small town in the south of England is anything but slow.  (more…)

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