Everything We Learned About the Mid-Engined Ford Roush GN34 This Week
Over the years many high-performance cars have come and gone, some more memorable than others. In the 1960s, Ford created the GT40 – a LeMans-winning race car, which has achieved legendary status. Since then, every decade, Ford has been trying to come up with a worthy successor. The 1970s GT70 aimed to recapture some of that essence in a smaller form, while the 1995 GT90 wend balls-out, chasing the limits of what was possible. There is another attempt in the 1980s when Ford started returning to making performance versions of their streetcars. Here are 10 facts about the forgotten Ford GN34 prototype.
2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Powertrain
Pickup trucks play a very important part of the American automotive culture. Companies like Ford, Chevrolet, and Ram have capitalized on it and offer their products in various combinations. Ford and Chevrolet offer six engine options each and their spread clashes with each other, but while maintaining exclusivity over the other. For instance, the Ford F-150 is offered with a hybrid engine, but the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 isn’t. The Silverado is offered with three transmissions, but the F-150 only with one. All-in-all, it boils down to your requirement at the end of the day and what fits your bill the best.
We’ve compiled a list of all the engine options offered on the 2021 models of the F-150 and the Silverado, and what trim levels they are offered on.
It’s quite extraordinary to see so many small supercar and sportscar producers coming up and trying to take the cake from the limited, but money-endowed niche of a market. Only a handful actually do survive long enough to create a customer base (Pagani or Koenigsegg,) to induce some kind of hype and attract funding (Rimac,) or just be talked about (Lykan, Hennessey, or even Zenvo.) It seems that the new supercar producers are springing up like mushrooms (and they go away as easily,) even more so than sports car producers. In that regard, I managed to find five interesting sports cars you have probably never heard of. All of them do try (or have tried) to evoke some sort of evolution in this highly limited market.
The end goal is similar for all - to sell as many cars as possible and become profitable. Enter the world of the incredible, courageous, and sometimes rather innovative pieces of automotive royalty you’ve never heard of.
I am starting with a car from Slovenia, partly designed by a race car driver.
It’s not yet been 20 years since Y2K, and we’re already reaching for the rose-colored glasses when talking about the 2000s. It was a decade of rapid technological advancements, one where flip phones turned into smartphones and laptops were finally making some gains on desktop computers. It was, arguably, the decade of the Fast And Furious franchise, for the movie-going car guys, that went from glamorizing the tuner culture to being just another action franchise that happened to feature some exotics.
Above all, though, it was the decade of the electronic uprising in our sporty cars. The first flappy paddles found their way into up-market supercars, and even the more mundane machinery came with a host of electronic aids to keep them level and straight on the road. Some enjoyed having their skills behind the wheel complimented by the electronic suspension, self-leveling dampers, four-wheeled steering, and other clever robotics that made driving fast a bit easier. The purists, however, did not like the rise of electronic aids and kept searching for those cars that kept true to the old school setup of three pedals, a stick, and no help other than that given by your senses.
We’ve put together a list of 8 sports cars from the 2000s that you should still consider today. They offer the perfect blend between rawness and electronic advancement from a time when we didn’t hear doomsday preachers announcing the end of the manual transmission.
Best Radar Detectors - Reviewed
Although we do not condone speeding we understand that sometimes people need to drive above the speed limit. Whether you’ve been stuck in traffic and got an opening, you have to urgently get somewhere, or you just want to stretch your ride’s legs a bit, speed cameras could make your life difficult when you decide to “rest” your right foot on the gas pedal.
That’s where a radar detector may prove to be extremely useful, as long as they are legal in your region. There are countless offerings from various manufacturers, at different prices. If you are wondering which one to get, the list below might be the best place to start.
Forgotten Supercars: 10 Facts About the Aixam Mega Track
When we talk about French supercars, the first to come to mind are models from Bugatti’s lineup – the various versions of the Veyron, EB110, or the Type 57 Atlantique. And although many enthusiasts would quickly recite a long list of some of the most iconic supercars, there are those that remain in obscurity. The 1995-2000 Aixam Mega Track certainly is one of those forgotten supercars that may have been ahead of its time. Here are ten facts about this quirky French supercar.
Best Hot Wheels Tracks Ranked
One of the best ways to have fun when not behind the wheel of your actual car is with Hot Wheels track sets. Whether you are a kid at heart or you’re shopping for one, Hot Wheels offer enormous variety through many different sets, each with their unique features, design, and even stories. The variety is so big that it might be overwhelming when faced with the choice. Luckily for you, we did most of the heavy lifting. Here’s a list of the Top 10 best Hot Wheels Track sets currently out there.
Amazing European Concepts That Never Made it To Production
The old continent is home to some of the oldest automotive manufacturers. Since the late 19th century, they’ve been churning out legendary vehicles, many of which have become the poster car of their era.
Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing, Lamborghini Miura, Ferrari F40, Porsche 911, Jaguar F-type, McLaren F1, and many others. Each of them has its own contribution to automotive culture. There are those, however, that never made it into production. Nevertheless, they are some of the most epic concepts from European manufacturers that, sadly, never saw the light of day.
Best Wiper Blades - Reviewed
The automotive industry being as vast as it is, gives ample opportunities for other peripheral industries to offer a variety of products. Because of this, even when it comes to the seemingly insignificant parts, we have countless options to choose from.
Windshield wiper blades are often dismissed as a rather insignificant aspect of the car, and when it’s time for them to be changed, people tend to go for whatever they find in the nearest service station. But should you really make a compromise with the parts responsible for how much visibility you have through your windshield? Here are the top 10 wiper blades currently available on the market.
The Coolest Asian Concepts That Never Made It To Production
Asian manufacturers have long been known to revolutionize the industry, with outside of the box thinking. This, more often than not, results in some pretty interesting concept cars which often steal the show. Sadly, for a car to enter into production it needs to pass certain tedious requirements, like how big the windows or side mirrors should be, or how high the headlights should be positioned.
Needless to say, this makes the job of both the designers and engineers more difficult, which is why many of the Asian concept cars on this list were never mass-produced.
All The Cars Sean Connery Drove As James Bond Ranked
Sean Connery passed away on October 31, aged 90. The beloved actor leaves behind an impressive legacy with numerous awards and filmography, including more than 60 movies. Sir Sean Connery gained recognition as the first actor to portray James Bond, being featured in six installments of the famed franchise. Connery wasn’t necessarily a big car guy, but he drove quite a few cool vehicles as James Bond.
10 Kei Cars That Prove Japan Has it Right
Kei cars are probably the coolest niche car segment in the entire industry. Kei cars have become a culture unto its own, and that’s been the case for the better part of 70 years. In all that time, Japanese automakers have produced a litany of unforgettable kei cars, including these 10 models that prove that small doesn’t always have to be terrible.
10 American Concept Cars That Should Have Been Mass Produced
Often, car companies like to give us hints at their future through their concepts. Sometimes, these prototypes aim to break established boundaries, while others pay homage to iconic models from the past and show us how a modern-day version could look like. Since these cars are not required to cover all tedious requirements a production version has to, the designers can go crazy with their creativity.
It’s no surprise then that concept cars are often the biggest head turners at car shows. Although every car brand has its own portfolio of interesting concepts, some of the most epic automotive art comes from the USA. Sadly, for one reason or another, many of these aesthetic and technological marvels remained prototypes. Here are some of the greatest American cars that never made it into production.
The Best Entry-Level Luxury Cars
Luxury cars give us more comfort, more technology, and better craftsmanship than normal run of the mill transportation. However, because it costs more to make even an entry-level luxury car, the price tag is often higher than that of a normal car. That said, the main reason we don’t see cheap luxury cars is the added value of the badge. More specifically, the associations of quality and prestige that come with it. Still, there is a chance for you to own a luxury car without breaking the bank. Here are some of the most affordable luxury cars that are currently on the market.
Best Headlight Restoration Kit
If you enjoy your car, you probably want it to look pristine, like it just came out of the showroom. Part of this involves keeping the headlight lens clean and shiny. More and more new vehicles come out with plastic headlight lenses, which degrade at an even quicker rate over time. Whether it’s dirty air, stone chips, or ultraviolet rays, over time the lens become hazy and yellow. This is not only aesthetically displeasing, but might affect the effectiveness of your headlights. Luckily, the products shown below are some of the best on the market and can be found in many stores.
9 Attractive Cars That Won’t Break the Bank
The car world is a vast place, which offers something for everyone. And since the car is one of the inventions that captivated man’s imagination the most, almost everyone lusts after a nice set of wheels. Some people want the badge, as nothing speaks of success in the eyes of others like a luxury or exotic car parked in front of your house. Other, more sensible individuals, look for quality/price ratio. Another one is after the best “bang for the buck” option. Although nice cheap cars sound ideal, such propositions are hard to find, but the list below might just point you in the right way.
All-season tires are widely-regarded as the best all-round solution for all driving conditions. The general perception of all-season tires is that they have a mediocre performance, both in summer and winter driving conditions. For that reason, many still invest in dedicated sets of tires for the different periods of the year. However, with the advent of tire technology, you can now get an all-season tire which performs well, regardless of temperature or surface. That said, the tire market is almost as competitive as the automotive market which means it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of options you have to choose from. But fear not! We have taken the time to narrow down the best performers when it comes to all-season tires. Without further due, here they are.
What Is The Carolina Squat?
Since the automobile has become more mainstream, the car scene has witnessed many trends, some considered to be unnatural. Since the early 2000s, we’ve seen riced out, the rise of stance, and slammed cars, as well as other diversions from a car’s factory settings. The Carolina squat is another “car condition” we can add to the list. The Carolina squat affects mostly trucks, and like the other alterations, mentioned above, it is intentionally done by the owner of the vehicle. So what is the Carolina squat, and where did it come from?
The Coolest Features of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV
At a time when people are a lot more concerned about the environment, if you tell people you own a gas guzzler like a Hummer, they will stare at you utter disdain. But, GMC is here to change that image of the otherwise much-adored moniker. The company brought back the nameplate from the ashes and slapped it on an electric vehicle without harming its credibility of being big and bulky.
The Hummer EV is a monster and is being marketed as a supertruck. The company has finally unveiled the truck, and although it might draw a lot of polarizing opinions, there’s no denying that it comes with some rather cool features. Whether or not they’re worth the six-digit figure is a different question, but here’s a list of some of them that left us impressed:
Quick Comparison: GMC Hummer EV vs Tesla Cybertruck
Discontinued in 2010 after 18 years of the market, the Hummer nameplate returned in 2020. But this time around, it’s not a standalone brand, but a model sold under a GMC badge. The even bigger news is that it’s fully electric. Set to go into production in 2021, the truck version will go against the spectacular Tesla Cybertruck. But does it have what it takes to compete with Elon Musk’s oddly-shaped hauler? Is it powerful enough, does it have enough range, and is it actually a proper successor to the original Hummer design-wise? Let’s find out in the comparison below.
I think we can agree that cars and girls go quite well together. Sometimes, even more so than one might expect. There are more than a few examples of influential women in the car scene, whether it’s in motorsports or automotive media.
Faye Hadley, also known as the automotive technician from All Girls Garage, is one such example. Between being a car mechanic, entrepreneur, co-star in a TV car show, and a teacher, Faye is one of the most diverse and interesting car people. And although there is an undeniable charm to a woman who’s not afraid to get some grease under her fingernails, this begs the question, how did she get where she is, and what makes her tick? Here are a couple of facts you may not know about this charming car girl.