10 American Concept Cars That Should Have Be 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.
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.
We Drove 8 Electric Cars Over 1200 Miles in Real Conditions So You Don’t Have To
Electric cars are not absolute newcomers to the car industry anymore. Over the past five years or so, most carmakers have churned out at least one electric car with plans to release a handful of others over the coming decade or so. The charging infrastructure has grown, too.
While this is obviously good news, it also leaves us (and the customer) with quite a big pond of EVs to choose from. To add more to the confusion and indecision, electric cars come in all shapes and sizes, set in motion by just one electric motor, two, or even three, and, obviously, very different price tags. Long story short, picking your next electric car might leave you scratching the top of your head. We get it.
CVT vs. Automatic Transmission
In general, there are three types of transmissions – manual, automatic, and CVT. Each of them have their own pros and cons. The automatic and CVT gearboxes are similar in that they do not require driver input in order to change gears. However, where they differ is in the way they function internally. So what’s the difference? Let’s find out!
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.
5 Incredible Ferrari Special Edition Cars
Just after Ferrari presented their awe-inspiring Monza SP-1 and the Monza SP-2 cars, I had an idea I simply had to explore. For mine and, consequently, your good, I researched a little bit (not a little bit, but quite a bit actually) about the most amazing special edition cars Ferrari ever built. Apart from the Monza SP-1 and the Monza SP-2 I find striking, I am presenting you five other Ferrari special edition cars which proved to be as sensational as the best that ever came out of the Maranello factory. You may call me shortsighted, or whatever, but I did not include any of the V-8 powered Special Edition Ferrari cars. You know what, if you already have the money to spend on a freaking special edition Ferrari that costs millions of dollars, then go all out and buy a proper one - with the V-12. Call me mad, an idiot or just a dumb car guy, but the V-8 powered Ferrari Special Edition can’t be as good as the V-12 powered Ferrari Special Edition car. I found five mesmerizing ones.