7 Secrets About the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
The Nissan GT-R boasts one of the biggest and most fanatic cult followings of any car, easily rivaling that of the Porsche 911. And just like Porsche 911 enthusiasts, the GT-R fan bae can be divided into people who enjoy the newer R35 GT-R that has nothing to do with the Skyline name and those who covet the older GT-Rs, based on the Nissan Skyline. When we talk about the latter, the ultimate embodiment of the Nissan Skyline is considered the GT-R R34, which was the final evolution of the R32 GT-R that earned the Godzilla nickname. Here are seven facts you may not know about the ultimate Skyline.
These Are The Fastest Lamborghinis Ever Produced
Over the years, Lamborghini has produced a plethora of wild supercars. From the Miura to the Diablo and now the Aventador, these flagships that have represented the pinnacle of the Italian brand’s performance and design prowess always had two things in common—a V-12 engine and a rear mid-engine layout. Unsurprisingly, most of the cars on this list also follow this formula, but as a sign of the times, this list surprisingly consists of the brand’s only second SUV in its history.
The Real Story Behind Suicide Doors
Over the years, the automobile has evolved exponentially. The design of cars has also evolved, with many features coming and going. One of the more notable design elements that aren’t as widespread in modern days are the suicide doors. Here’s everything you need to know about them.
Do Electric Cars Use Oil?
With the ongoing climate crisis, ever-increasing gasoline prices, and vying for a low carbon future, the automotive industry is currently undergoing one of its biggest transformations since the early 20th century in the form of electric mobility.
While most of you may be aware of the cost of ownership and routine maintenance of a traditional gas-powered vehicle, EVs too require timely maintenance. Here are the fluids in EV’s required to keep your ride in top shape.
Everything You Need to Know About Lamborghini Tractors
Now as gearheads, most of you probably already know about Automobili Lamborghini. But prior to producing sleek high-end land rockets, Ferruccio Lamborghini previously made something far more rudimentary, tractors, and he was really good at it. In fact, it was his immensely successful tractors business and that tête-à-tête with one signore Enzo, that gave him the means and led him to establish his automobile business.
History Of The Ferrari Logo
Ferrari, a name that invokes a feeling of passion, exhilaration, and beauty. In the Automotive world, the Ferrari Brand sits at the top of the food chain and has its value that can be measured in gold. The brand has a rich racing pedigree and a very strong heritage that dates back to over a hundred years, and the heart of every Ferrari that has ever existed lies the prancing horse. The Ferrari badge is by far one of the most recognizable logos in the world, but what is the story behind it? Well, that’s exactly what you’re about to find out.
What Makes The Nürburgring Race Track So Dangerous?
If you are an automotive enthusiast, there is a good chance you have, at least, heard of the Nürburgring racetrack. Located near the village of Nürburg, in Germany, the famous racetrack is home to many carmakers’ test facilities and serves as the ultimate proving ground for new vehicles. The challenging racetrack is also a favorite place of pilgrimage for many enthusiasts, who want to hone their skills. However, tackling the Nürburgring is no easy task, as the track is notoriously dangerous, for more than one reason.
Cool Cars That are Still Banned from the United States
The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration is the body in charge of determining whether a vehicle is safe enough to be offered on the American market. Over the years, the body has vetted different imports and denied several models from being used in the United States even if they were widely accepted in other regions. To be fair, some of these models did not have crucial features like airbags or stability control, but they were very cool to drive. In other cases, it could be argued the bans were based on bureaucracy and nitpicking. Some regulations allow you to drive a car that the agency bans, though it has to be more than 25 years old and pass various regulatory hurdles. The following are some of the coolest cars that are still banned from American roads.
Here’s Why You Don’t Need To Wait For An Updated Nissan Z
The Nissan Z finally made its official debut on 18th August 2021 and you will be able to order yours in spring 2022. With this in mind, a question you may be asking is “should I wait for the updated version?” The Nissan Z, like all other cars, will eventually receive a facelift. Although we can only guess how an updated version of the car would look like, it’s common knowledge that facelifted versions fix all (or at least some) imperfections of new models. However, this may not necessarily be the case with the Nissan Z, so is there really a need to wait a few years to get one?
These Cars Pack The Smallest V-8 Engines Ever Put In a Road-Going Vehicle
For as long as most of us can remember, V-8 engines are associated with big power and big displacement. Although this is true for most of them, there are those that don’t share their bigger counterparts’ performance capabilities. Nevertheless, some of these engines pack a surprising amount of punch for their size. On top of that, you can find a lot of them in some pretty epic vehicles.
Everything You Need to Know About the 2023 R36 Nissan GT-R
The upcoming GT-R has to be one of the most anticipated super sports cars in recent times. Nissan has been working on a complete model redesign for its flagship sports car for a while now. Looking back at Nissan’s history, the Skyline GT-R, which has long been the icon of Nissan’s sports cars lineup, is currently in the third generation of models with the GT-R name, following the first generation from 1969 to 1973 and the second generation from 1989 to 2002.
1969 - 1986 Ford Capri - The European Pony Car That Came Before the Mustang
When you think Ford, you think the GT40 or the Mustang, both of which American models with great heritage. Before the Mustang became global, however, Europe had its own equivalent of the pony car. The Ford Capri was a rear-wheel-drive, 2+2 coupe that could be both a commuter and a weekend warrior. Although the Capri name, as we know it, has been retired, it has a long history and we are about to share with you everything we know about the car, sometimes referred to as “the European Mustang”.
The Story of the 1956 Mack Trucks Arctic Expedition to Build the DEW Line
11 Mack trucks, each with a 28-liter V12 Cummins diesel engine under the hood, hauling over three million pounds of cement and steel into the freezing Arctic Circle, 1,500 miles away from civilization.
Sounds a bit crazy, doesn’t it? But amid the bleak 1950s, when North America was under the threat of a nuclear showdown with the Soviet Union, the West’s solution was the so-called Distant Early Warning Line, or DEW Line, which consisted of 63 manned radar stations about 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle.
And, well, construction material had to be hauled into the freezing terrain somehow.
So keep reading to find out the story of the amazing 1956 Bulldog Convoy in the Arctic, which involved 11 Mack trucks filled to the brim, a couple of bulldozers, and a team of unbreakable men.
The Story of the Huge U.S. Army Land Trains
With no less than 54 driven wheels, a length of 570 feet, and a total output of almost 5,000 horsepower, these are just some of the highlights that make up the massively impressive Overland Train Mark II, the longest off-road vehicle ever made. Keep reading to find out the story behind this huge US Military machine, including its Cold War, nuclear-showdown roots, and its equally-impressive predecessors.
Everything You Need to Know About the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Electric Pickup
Update: 5/20/2021 The Ford F-150 Lightning has been revealed, so head over to our in-depth coverage of America’s best electric truck to learn more about it!
It’s been a while since FoMoCo’s train-pulling PR stunt came to further hype the arrival of the all-electric Ford F-150. As Ford has been rather tight-lipped lately about its full-electric pickup truck, we thought we’d have a look at what we know up until this point and what we should expect expect from the electric F-150. Here’s what we can report for the time being.
What JDM Really Stands For
The car community is a vast one and there are plenty of different categories, based on different criteria. Depending on the type of car, you have communities dedicated to American muscle, classic cars, exotic cars, etc. It can vary by nation or brand – German cars, American cars, Alfa Romeo, BMW, Ford, etc. Those are just a few examples. However, there is one category that is quite misunderstood - JDM.