1944 Volkhart V2 Sagitta - The Luftwaffe’s Sleek Courier Car
Within the vast automotive world, there are cars from a certain era that aren’t talked about much. The 1940s are times most remembered for the Second World War, which forced many of the carmakers to temporarily switch from making cars to assembling military equipment, such as Tanks and Bombers. It seems the subject is taboo when we talk about German vehicles, in particular, such as the obscure 1947 Volkhard V2 Sagitta. Although the car’s roots are, even today, frowned upon by some, it featured some revolutionary design solutions. Today, we are sharing everything we have uncovered about this unrealized and forgotten automotive treasure.
The Story of Big Red - A Turbine-Power Truck That Almost Disappeared
With a 600 horsepower gas turbine engine that could haul not one, but two trailers at the same time, and with amenities like a bathroom and TV, this was supposed to be the future of trucking in America. It was glamorous, beautiful and a sign of what the superhighways of tomorrow would look like, but it almost came to a heartbreaking end.
This is the story of Ford’s ‘Big Red’ Turbine truck from the ‘60s, and how it nearly disappeared from the face of Earth after years and years of collecting dust in a warehouse.
Watch The Mercedes Unimog Conquer Everything That Comes In Its Way
Mercedes-Benz has a fairly rich experience in building vehicles that feel at home off road. No, I’m not about talking about the G-Class. The company has many other vehicles that are more suited to such trails, and the Unimog you see here is one of them. It is an all-terrain truck that the company has been building for many decades now. Mat Watson of Carwow and Mat Watson Cars recently took a ride in one of them at the company’s off-roading facility in Germany. Is this one of the best off-road trucks that are in production today?
Tesla’s Electric Semi Could Run up to 621 Miles Between Charges
People have major range anxiety when it comes to passenger EVs; so you can imagine how commercial truck operators must feel about electric cargo haulers. Back in 2017, Musk had said that the upcoming commercial Semi would achieve as much as 500 miles of range on a single charge. It seemed almost impossible back then, but battery technology has taken huge strides. Three years later, Tesla is now talking about a 600+ miles range. Does it still seem unbelievable? I don’t think so.
Ford Unveils The 2022 E-Transit Electric Van
In an interview recently, Ford’s CEO, Jim Farley said, “There’s been a lot written about the electrification of our industry and Ford’s bet is different. We’re betting on a full lineup of commercial electrified vehicles.”
Well, it looks like the company has started its journey in the segment by unveiled the electric version of the world’s best-selling cargo van, the E-Transit. The van comes with connected services, an on-board generator, a range of 126 miles, and most importantly, a starting price of under $45,000. Will the E-Transit be as successful as the standard Transit?
Kia Is Doubling Down On Military Vehicles And We’re Intrigued
At a time when automakers are expanding their EV lineup, Kia has decided to pump in resources into developing military vehicles. The company has revealed that it has plans to develop a new standard architecture for next-generation military vehicles. This will serve as a platform for 2.5- and five-ton military vehicles and new five-ton bulletproof vehicles as well. Apart from this, it will also try to apply new EV technology.
You’ll Probably Love Watching These Trucks Smash Into Anti-Terrorist Barriers
There’s nothing like crashes with surprising results that get our nerves flowing. That’s especially true when we’re dealing with trucks crashing into barriers, specifically those of the anti-terrorism kind. These crashes are spectacular, if not a little scary.
This video stretches almost three-and-a-half minutes and it’s full of metal on metal crime. Give it a watch and see what happens when terrorists think that they can just run over these barriers. Spoiler alert: these barriers have zero give.
2021 2020 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition
Ten years since Ram became a standalone car brand, the automaker’s parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobile, is celebrating that milestone by introducing a special edition 1500 called the Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition.
The special edition Ram 1500 is the latest in a long line of limited-run trucks that the automaker has released this year. It’s based on the new Limited Longhorn trim that effectively takes place of the Laramie Longhorn.
This 2021 Ford Bronco Police Interceptor Is Ready to Protect and Serve You Off-Road
The Bronco is a capable off-roader and there’s no doubt about it. Even its little sibling, the Bronco Sport, seems like an all-rounder that can take the tarmac and the beaten paths equally well. We’ve seen it as a Raptor, as a Baja 1000 racer, but this time, we’ve come across an intriguing rendering. How cool would a Bronco be in a cop uniform? Aksyonov Nikita has rendered the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport as a Police Interceptor and it looks fantastic!
Check Out These Renderings of The Tesla Cybertruck as Various Public Service Vehicles
The Cybertruck has been reimagined as a heavy-armored truck, combat truck, a vehicle fit to be driven on Mars and whatnot. But how would it serve as a pizza delivery vehicle or a taxi? It seems a little contrasting with its demeanor, but U.K.-based LeaseFetcher has imagined it in various avatars.
Tesla Model 3 Police Cars Turn Out To Be An Awesome Cost-Cutting Investment
Remember the top cop of the Bargersville, Indiana Police Department who made a move to add Tesla Model 3s in his department’s patrol fleet? Well, it looks like the EVs are serving well.
Police office Todd Bertram was asked on Twitter how his experiment’s been going after he decided to add Tesla Model 3 in the fleet. He replied that the breakeven point will be much sooner than the department had expected. Is this a big win for Tesla or what?
This G-Class Pickup Rendering Reminds Us of What the Mercedes X-Class Should Have Been
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is the second most long-serving car in Daimler’s portfolio, outranked only by the tougher-than-a-tardigrade Unimog. For that reason alone, we believe that the X-Class pickup truck should have been based on the Geländewagen in the first place. Sadly, Mercedes-Benz went asking for help from Nissan.
Bollinger Unveils Class 3 Electric Chassis Cab
Bollinger has unveiled a Chassis Cab version of its electric truck for its commercial customers called the Bollinger B2 Chassis Cab. It is based on the Class 3 platform called the E-Chassis which Bollinger revealed last month.
The automaker claims that it is “the world’s first and only Class 3 all-electric chassis-cab truck platform.” Will this help Bollinger make a mark for itself in the commercial electric truck market?