Posts Tagged ‘Autoblog’

Aficionauto drives Vin Diesel’s fast and furious 1970 Dodge Charger

The Aficionauto host Christopher Rutkowski has a real passion for original and replica cars from movies and television, whether they are from James Bond, Jurassic Park, or incredibly obscure Japanese shows. However, he might have outdone himself this time because he hopped into one of the…


Decelerating from a 627 km/h land speed record run might trigger your fire system

Have you ever had one of those days where everything was going smoothly and then, in a split-second, there was utter chaos? Racer Danny Thompson recently got a fantastic story to tell when he was taking his streamlined Challenger II land speed car for a test run. Everything appeared perfectly…


Tesla Gigafactory $1.2 billion deal details lets EV company sell direct and more

Movie Tax Breaks, Insurance Companies Losing Out

Now that the Nevada-based deal for the Tesla Motors Gigafactory has been made official, we’ve got more details on the automaker’s $1.2-billion benefits package. As originally reported, this is the broad breakdown:

$725 million for a 20-year 100…


Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2014

Before we had the automobile, we had horse-drawn carriages; and where there is an opportunity to travel in personalized vehicles, there will be people competing for top honours in the beauty, design and style department. It’s said that in 17th century France, the aristocracy was so enamoured…


HIGHLIGHTS: Lucas di Grassi wins inaugural Formula E race after big crash

It’s been a long time coming, but the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship finally took place this weekend with the first race in China, officially kicking off a new era of electric racing on the international scene with the 2014 Formula E Beijing ePrix.

Despite starting back in sixth…


World’s quickest street-legal vehicle is… 1998 Chevy S-10 pickup

In the pantheon of performance cars and trucks that have come across our radars, there exists a clear dividing line between those designed solely for use at a racetrack – be that a road circuit, oval, dirt track or drag strip – and those that can be driven to and from such a track….


Top 10 most affordable new cars of 2014

The top 10 most affordable cars on the market are not necessarily the ones with the cheapest starting sticker prices. Buying a new car is a multiple year commitment, and expenses like repairs, depreciation and fuel mileage can really add to a car’s overall cost.

Kelley Blue Book recently…


Nissan GT-R hits 327 km/h on public highway before it all goes wrong

We are going to start with the disclaimer: do not try this at home. Ever.

That covered, we’ve been intrigued with a video that is making its rounds on the enthusiast forums. Shot from a dash cam, with a full performance overlay, it shows a modified 800 horsepower Nissan GT-R (with its…


Mercedes-AMG GT attacks Circuit of the Americas

Mercedes-Benz is having a banner year with its Formula One team. Through 2014, the constructor has 454 championship points; ahead of its nearest competitor (Red Bull-Renault) by a margin of 182 tally marks. We’re sure they can almost taste the champagne.

It’s fitting then, and a little big…


Rowan Atkinson crashes at Goodwood Revival

To quote Harry Hogge (played by Robert Duvall) in Days of Thunder, “rubbin, son, is racin’.” That can mean some unfortunate damage to high-end racing machinery, which may be repaired easily enough in stock car racing, but when it comes to vintage racing, the stakes can be that much higher. And…


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