History of Dodge Logos
Dodge revealed its electrification plans a couple of months back starting with an “American eMuscle”. Not a lot was revealed about the electric muscle car since it is far from its launch, but the company gave a few glimpses of it. While the teaser showed just silhouettes, we noticed that the car had borne a different logo. No, it wasn’t a new logo. It was the ‘Fratzog’ logo that the Dodge cars proudly wore back in the 60s and 70s.
Given this throwback by Dodge, we decided to present to you the most notable logos that the automaker has used since its inception.
The Most Overpriced German Cars On the Market
Germany has been widely reputed for producing some of the best quality vehicles over the years. Brands like Mercedes, Porsche, and Audi are classed as providing quality luxury or sports models due to the iconic series they have given the market. It is probably because of the quality control processes enacted by these platforms, ensuring the customers get the absolute best of the automotive world. Their pricing may be a bit higher than other models designed for utility than performance and luxury. Some of these offerings were one-of-a-kind collectibles due to their brief time on the market, thereby raising the price tag over the years. Others are top-of-the-line performance and luxury models whose high cost of production steered the cost to the consumer. The following list shows cars with a combination of rarity and beauty that became the most expensive German vehicles available.
Here’s a List Of Nine Non-Exotic Rare Cars That Hide In Plain Sight
When you talk about rare cars, you probably think of high-end Bugattis, Ferraris, Porsches, etc. No one would think of a regular production car to be a rare one, unless it is a vintage. But, surprisingly, many cars are actually quite rare and get lost in the crowd without getting noticed. Unless you have a keen eye or you’re a diehard petrol head, you too may not have noticed them. Doug DeMuro lists nine such rare cars that you might have walked or driven by without giving it a second look.
Ranking The Coolest Supercars Of The ’90s
The 90s era lent itself to extravagance and performance in the automotive world. Most economies were doing well, and consumer optimism was up, resulting in significant sales. That allowed auto manufacturers to extend their extra-curricular budgets and invest in cutting-edge research. The result was creative electronics that allowed an increase in output while still playing within the designated emission rules of the time. The automotive 90s focused mostly on performance, though, rather than comfort or safety. Unlike today’s supercars, which prioritize the cabin, utility, and engine, these cars were mostly engine. Some, of course, did better than others, as it was a case of mostly trial and error to decipher which combination of features provided the best results. The following is a list of particularly cool cars of this unforgettable period.
Alpine A108 Is The Forgotten Predecessor To The Original A110
When it comes to high-performance sports cars, Alpine is rarely the first brand to come to mind. Nowadays, the brand is has been revived and the Alpine A110 is a faithful reboot to the original 1961 A110. What many don’t know, however, is that the original A110 is actually an evolution of an older model – the much less known A108.
The BMW 333i Is The Rare Version of the E30 You Probably Forgot About
When talking about the BMW E30, you probably think of the E30 M3. The legendary lightweight Bavarian coupe came in 1986, as a homologation model for the Group A, DTM series. Although this is considered to be the ultimate version of the E30, there is another much more obscure model, and wait till you learn what engine they put in it.
The Coolest Hot Hatchbacks That Never Came To The US
Hot hatchbacks have been around since the 1970s and, for the most part, have enjoyed great success. This is especially true in our time when they almost caused the extinction of an entire segment – the compact front-wheel-drive coupes. The hot-hatch has proven to be a versatile and fun vehicle, which is the main reason why they are so popular. And while the U.S. car market is one of the biggest and most important in the world, Americans have missed out on some epic hot hatchbacks - like the ones I’ve listed below.
Legendary Designer Frank Stephenson Ranks The Greatest Aston Martin Designs
If you are into automotive design, Frank Stephenson should be a familiar name. The name is responsible for the design of some of the best high-performance cars of our time. Among them are the Ferrari F430, Maserati MC12, McLaren P1, and 720S, to name a few. He is adamant that every car brand should have a distinctive design, and this couldn’t be truer for a company like Aston Martin that prides itself on its design. Because of this, the veteran designer is giving us his three favorite Aston Martin designs and explains he thinks they are the best.
These 10 Fast ‘Fuel-Powered’ Pickup Trucks Shouldn’t Be Forgotten When Electric Trucks Take Over
We talk about how the upcoming electric pickup trucks are fast and heavy on performance. Trucks like the Tesla Cybertruck, the Rivian R1T, the GMC Hummer EV, etc. are all quicker than some of the famous supercars of this era. Although internal combustion-engined trucks aren’t known to be ‘fast’, there are a handful of them that could are quite agile. Doug DeMuro decided to list 10 such cool fast trucks, and we agree with every entry on this list.
The Most Underrated Fast & Furious Movie Cars
Cars are an essential part of Fast and Furious movies, or at least they used to be before the franchise’s gradual transition to the action-packed special op-like theme. Before that happened (around the sixth or seventh movie), it was still mostly about the cars. Some vehicles got more attention than others, mostly due to the character associated with them. With this in mind, here are a couple of Fast and Furious vehicles that, we think, deserved a bit more screen time.
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?
Here’s What The 2023 Acura Integra Needs To Have When It Debuts
Japanese automakers are on a roll and we already know what the next car to make a return is. Acura already confirmed that it’s bringing back the Integra sometime in 2022 as a 2023 model. Although the name has achieved iconic status, the competition is tough, especially when it comes to revived Japanese names. With this in mind, here’s what the new Integra needs to have in order to be a proper contender.
2004 Alessandro Volta: The Supercar From Toyota, Ahead Of Its Time
Nowadays, hybrid supercars are as common as a VW Jetta. Well, not quite, but you get the idea. Pretty much anyone into cars can name at least a few hybrid supercars off the top of his head – Ferrari SF90 Stradale, Lamborghini Sian, McLaren Speedtail, Aston Martin Valkyrie, Koenigsegg Regera, and others. What you may not know is that back when hybrid supercars were even considered, Toyota beat everyone to it. They did so with the Toyota Alessandro Volta, and this is everything we know about it.
History Of The Nissan Fairlady Z - A Look At How The Japanese Compact Sportscar Has Evolved Over The Years
It goes without saying that the Nissan Z is one of the most anticipated vehicles this year. The seventh generation of the Japanese performance coupe just made its official debut. The 2023 Nissan Z is the next chapter in the history of the Fairlady Z. With this in mind, let’s take a look at all those that came before it and trace the evolution of the iconic model.
The Aston Martin DB9 Earned a Sub-Zero on Top Gear’s Cool Wall For a Reason
Aston Martin is a brand synonymous with exclusivity, elegance, glitz, and glamor. The legendary sports carmaker has now been around for over a century and is today a symbol of Britain. Aston Martin has time and again been rated in countless surveys as one of the Coolest Brands of all time.
The Complete Chronology of Lamborghini Countach And Its Versions
We have said many times that Lamborghini Countach is a car that deserves to make a comeback. Lamborghini proudly celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Countach, by launching a series about the model‘s history. The original Countach was produced for 16 years, and now that the automaker is reviving the legendary model, it’s worth revisiting all versions of the original car, including some of the very obscure ones.
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.
The Best Sleeper Sedans For Under $15,000
There’s something amusing about a quick car that looks ordinary and even boring. The feeling of smugness when you pass a performance car and see the driver’s expression is priceless. Moreover, there are certain benefits when having a car that looks like your average grocery-getter, like being pulled over less often. Now, more than ever, we are spoiled for choice and there are plenty of attainable options, like the ones on this list. Moreover, each one can be had for no more than $15,000.
Chevrolet ZRX - The Raptor and TRX-Rivalling Off-Road Performance Truck That Chevy Desperately Needs
GM has been quite active in the pickup truck space since the beginning. It has even bifurcated its trucks between two brands – Chevrolet and GMC – and combined, both of them rake up pretty good numbers. Chevy brings in more sales as opposed to GMC and has managed to keep up with Ford and Ram in terms of models and trim levels on each of them. It even announced an electric Silverado that could arrive in a couple of years. However, the automaker has lagged in the case of a performance off-road truck. There are Silverado trims with off-roading prowess, but there’s no standalone model like the Ford F-150 Raptor and the Ram 1500 TRX.
There were rumors of Chevy working on one such product, but there’s still no concrete detail. It was rumored to be called the ZRX, but those were mere speculations. Chevy had trademarked the ‘ZRX’ moniker sometime back, but there seems to be no development on that front thus far. Is the automaker missing out on something big by not offering a performance off-road truck to the market? We sure think so.
This Is the Range Rover-Based Bentley SUV That You Didn’t Know About
The SUV craze led to many manufacturers turning away from tradition in order to capitalize on the demand for luxury and performance SUVs. As a result, vehicles like the Bentley Bentayga spawned. The model is largely believed to be the brand’s first SUV. What most people don’t know, however, is that there was another SUV wearing the Bentley badge back as early as 1996. That said, because the model was specially commissioned and wasn’t part of the brand’s official lineup, very few people actually know about its existence. Luckily for you, we are here to tell you all about it.
Yamaha OX99-11: The Formula One Powered Supecar Designed by a Motorcycle Manufacturer
Yamaha is a company mostly associated with motorcycles and musical instruments. There are also the occasional collaborations between Yamaha and certain carmakers – mostly (but not limited to) Toyota – where they design engines for high-performance vehicles. Some more notable examples are the Toyota 2000GT, Ford Taurus SHO, Lexus LFA, and others. What many don’t know, however, is that in the 1990s, Yamaha decided to build a car of its own. It was called the OX99-11 and although it ultimately failed, there are many interesting facts about this weird-looking supercar, which we are now sharing with you.
2022 Nissan Pathfinder - What You Need to Know
Nissan unveiled the all-new fifth-generation (R53) Pathfinder back in February. It was scheduled to go on sale in the summer. Well, the wait is finally over. The Pathfinder went on sale earlier this month.
This model has been overhauled from the ground up. It receives a far more rugged exterior and a modern yet functional interior. There are four trims to choose from. S, SL, SV, and top-spec Platinum.