Over 2,000 Crash Tests and Counting
The Safety Centre at Volvo Car Corporation headquarters in Sweden recently performed its two thousandth crash tests since the centre’s inauguration seven years ago. Since 2000, the centre has grown to become an integral part of Volvo Cars safety leadership position and a vehicle research and development powerhouse, performing up to 10 crash tests every week.
The Volvo Cars Safety Centre is designed to reproduce a wide variety of collisions in an effort (...)
What would you do if you found a wad of cash lying on the street, or in the case of one German motorist this week, flying around in her rear view mirrors?
Well, according to Reuters in Berlin, the surprised 24-year-old driver pulled her car over and started collecting all she could grab. She made off with a tidy sum but after sleeping on it for a night, decided to turn it into the police in the small town of Worms in western Germany.
Upon returning to the scene of her windfall with the (...)
Drifting’s Big in Canada Too!
When drifting stormed into America’s race tracks and parking lots a few short years ago, enthusiasts on both sides of our border took notice.
It was September 2003 when Japanese sanctioning body, the D1 Grand Prix, held the first stateside drifting event in Irwindale, California in front of a frenzied packed house. Formula Drift (a.k.a. Formula D) soon joined the party with a competing series of its own – this one featuring more homegrown talent than the D1 – that’s fast growing into an (...)
Evidently, Honda is getting closer to releasing its FCX Concept fuel cell vehicle. Recently, the sporty next-gen hybrid made its European driving debut at the Gotland Ring in Sweden. Honda says the FCX Concept boasts an energy efficiency of around 60 percent, which is approximately three times that of a petrol-engine vehicle, double that of a hybrid vehicle and 10 percent better than the current FCX.
Not only does this product align with the Japanese automaker’s green environmental (...)
To me, the Porsche Carrera GT is the best-looking car ever built... ever! The Gemballa Mirage GT treatment makes it even better (gosh I love the aftermarket!). The stock 5.7L 612-bhp V-10 is more than plenty for even the most experienced drivers – just ask Jay Leno – but some people will stop at nothing to have even more power and prestige under their foot.
This is where German luxury tuner Gemballa comes in. Sporting a widened body, ultra lightweight flywheel, bigger exhaust, wheel and tire (...)
Have you always wanted to roll in a top tuner vehicle, but lacked the time or flow to build one? If this sounds like you then perk up because BP Products North America wants to give this ultimate ride to you! All you have to do is win the Amoco Ultimate(r) Ride Sweepstakes. You could be the lucky one who gets the keys to this Mazda RX-8 that’s being fully-customized by top tuner and trendsetter Jay Laub.
A veteran of the North American import tuning scene, Laub has taken home over 100 best (...)