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Venturi VBB-3 is the most powerful electric car in the world. At nearly 3,000 horsepower, it has been designed to surpass 600 km/h (372 mph). The long process to prepare for this year’s trip to the Bonneville Salt Flats resumed in early January in the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 (VBB-3) workshop in Columbus, Ohio, USA. This vehicle is part of an ongoing project by the Venturi Buckeye Bullet racing team which began in 2009 as a partnership between Venturi Automobiles and the Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research (CAR). The...Continue reading »

As a car owner, you’re undoubtedly used to the little surprises your car might have for you. Flat tires. A loose gas cap. Misfiring spark plugs. A lot of them are immediately noticeable and solvable. Some might linger under the surface for a long time before becoming a problem. There are some problems, however, that many consider innocuous and leave off fixing them for a long time. In some cases, this might not be so terrible. In others, it can result in much bigger problems down the line. Here we’re going to take a look at some of...Continue reading »

As a car owner, you will be well versed at taking your car to various places for maintenance. While it’s essential your car gets maintained, the time you take out of your day is precious. Especially if you have to walk or take public transport back to your home! Let’s face it; most people today lead busy lives. They seldom have the luxury of time to spend (or waste) sorting their vehicles out. It’s such a problem for some people that they give up the idea of owning a car! Did you know that it’s possible to maintain...Continue reading »

2015 was the year when the total number of electric cars in the Nordic countries passed 100,000 – a milestone which firmly establishes the role of the electric car in the Nordic car market. In 2015, car buyers bought 47,910 new electric cars in the Nordic countries. This is apparent from figures in the industry publication Insero Quarterly, which announces 2015 as the best-selling year ever for electric cars in the Nordic market. The impressive sales also mean that the total number of electric cars across the Nordic countries has passed...Continue reading »

Audi will begin assembly of the production version of the E-Tron Quattro concept crossover in Brussels, Belgium, in 2018, and the company will also build the vehicle’s batteries there. Introducing its first electric CUV will be an early step in the German automaker’s goal for 20 to 25 percent of US deliveries to be EVs by 2025. The E-Tron Quattro concept previewed the electric crossover’s angular styling at the 2015 Frankfurt Show, and Audi was clear that production would start in early 2018. The vehicle should have...Continue reading »

Chief executives aren’t normally as candid as Akio Toyoda was last week. At the launch of hot new Lexus LC 500 coupe at theDetroit Auto Show, the chief executive of Lexus and Toyota and grandson of the company’s founder, said that he’d received letters telling him that his Lexus luxury brand cars were dull and boring and that he agreed. “I took them to heart,” said this tiny and forceful boss, “and I’m ensuring that the word ‘boring’ and ‘Lexus’ will never occupy the same...Continue reading »

Lexus Australia has confirmed local availability of the brand’s new, production-ready flagship, the Lexus LC 500 coupe. The stunning four-seater, unveiled at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, will launch globally in 2017. The provocative LC 500 is being hailed by Lexus as the strongest ever statement of its brand direction. Although exact timing of arrival is yet to be confirmed, Lexus Australia chief executive Peter McGregor said he was delighted the local subsidiary’s appeal to Lexus International...Continue reading »

McLaren and Japanese electronics giant JVCKenwood are drawing on a quarter-century of collaboration with this technological concept at CES this year. It’s based on the limited-edition 675LT, but packs more advanced tech. For starters, it has a head-up display that projects vital information right into the driver’s line of sight – including the presence of other vehicles in its vicinity through the on-board Advanced Driver Assistance System. To go with it, McLaren replaced the steering wheel with that of the P1 GTR, and fitted...Continue reading »

This innovative interior finish utilises state-of-the-art stone veneer technology to make a luxurious, contemporary feature of a natural product formed over 200 million years. The slate and quartzite stone is sustainably sourced from hand-selected quarries in Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh, India – a nation with an ancient and rich culture of stone masonry. The sections of stone are split from larger pieces and cured using glass fibre and a bespoke resin. Finally, they are shaped and hand finished by Bentley’s world-renowned Mulliner...Continue reading »

Toyota announced its next-generation connected vehicle framework at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, accelerating its initiatives to provide its customers with greater convenience and increased data security. The framework builds on advances in automobile, IT, and communications systems to enhance Toyota vehicles with connected technologies. Toyota’s connected vehicle framework is anchored by the installation of a Data Communication Module (DCM) into a broader range of its vehicles starting with model changes...Continue reading »