Browsing: Mechanics

Some might say that you never really need a Lamborghini. Those people might also state that no one needs an amphibious car either. Certainly, though, even those naysayers can agree that everyone needs an amphibious Lamborghini. And, thankfully, there’s one for sale right now on eBay for a shockingly low $26,775.35 (£18,995.00). If you’re thinking that price is too good to be true. That’s because it is. The car, which the owner says is the only one of its kind, has a storied past, having been converted from righthand drive to lefthand drive and back to right. And although it looks like a Countach, the…

t’s the battle Chevrolet has been waiting for: Model 3 versus Bolt EV. No more than a few minutes after Tesla CEO Elon Musk pulled the proverbial covers off the mass-market Model 3 on Thursday night did my electric-vehicle enthusiast father email me with an idea. “You should compare Model 3 to the Bolt EV,” he wrote. Honestly, though I ignore most of my father’s generally bad but always well-intentioned ideas, this one was a goodie. That’s because these cars represent the new-school versus the old-school way of tackling a challenge: building an affordable, reliable, long-range EV that people will…

While we’re still several years away from truly autonomous cars, that doesn’t mean your car can’t be a little smarter about how you get from point A to point B. BMW debuted Connected, its new app for car owners that learns your habits over time and is able to predict driving directions, during Microsoft’s Build developer conference Thursday. SEE ALSO: Apple CarPlay is good, but it’s too limited to be essential The app, which is available now for iOS users (no word on when it may be available to Android), is mostly centered around navigation. You can see estimated travel…

The New York Auto Show might come hot on the heels of Detroit and Geneva, but that hasn’t stopped the world’s car companies from pulling out all the stops. From the modern-luxe Genesis New York Concept to the Audi R8 V10 Spyder, there was something for everyone on show,. Take a through look our gallery to check out all the exciting metal on display in the city that never sleeps. Lincoln Navigator Concept Lincoln continued its resurrection with the big, brash Navigator Concept in New York. Built with the same “quiet luxury” focus that inspired the Continental, the SUV is…

I have to hand it to BMW. In celebrating its 100th birthday, the brand could have easily cranked out some retro roadster or sedan concept. As cool as that would have been, I like what it did instead: looking to the far future of cars and driving. Meet the BMW Vision Next 100 Concept. Starting with a special event in Munich today, BMW is unveiling the first of four concepts for each of its four brands—BMW, Mini, Rolls, and motorcycles—that showcase some wild dreams of tomorrow. Those cars will be shown at global events later this year, but the BMW…

https://youtu.be/AKwK5opD35w he Geneva Motor Show this year was a return to form for one of the most indulgently excessive exhibitions of human engineering. Cheap oil has made huge engines trendy again, and the luxury sports coupes that dominated the Detroit Auto Show have now been joined by future classics like the Aston Martin DB11 and Bugatti Chiron. Lamborghini also had a car to show off that featured its most powerful engine ever built, though the Centenario is exclusive even by Lambo standards, with all 40 having already been sold ahead of the event. Join us for a quick look back…

You might think the super-wealthy have it pretty easy, what with their private islands, private jets and the ability to buy just about anything. But there’s been one thing they’ve not been able to buy in a while: an all-new Bugatti. In fact, it’s been more than 11 years since the Veyron first went on sale. Can you imagine driving the same Bugatti for a decade? I can’t even. Thankfully, that more than decade-long nightmare is over; there’s finally an all-new one. It’s called the Chiron. Along with the illustrious French moniker (yes, Bugatti is French), it boasts a 1,500-horsepower…

Robots might be better at driving than people. They might also be better at solving a Rubik’s Cube. Turns out, though, there’s still one place in the world where humans still outshine robots: a Mercedes-Benz assembly plant. According to Bloomberg, the intricate options offered on the new S-Class — from heated and cooled cupholders to four different types of tire valve stem caps — overwhelm traditional automotive assembly robots. Accordingly, Mercedes has begun replacing them with human workers. “Robots can’t deal with the degree of individualization and the many variants that we have today,” Mercedes’ head of production Markus Schaefer…

Croatian carmaker Rimac Automobili apparently couldn’t contain itself; it just pulled the digital veil off a car that the company claims is the fastest production electric vehicle in the world. It’s called the Concept_One (yes, the underscore is part of the official name). Despite its name, the car is no longer a concept. Scheduled for an in-the-flesh global debut early next month at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, the Concept_One looks like a Koenigsegg (a Swedish supercar) mated with a Tesla. Funnily enough, it goes like a pairing between the two brands as well. IMAGE: RIMAC Thanks to its…

https://youtu.be/UENtstzpHU8 Lightweight Gorilla Glass keeps the screen on your smartphone virtually scratch- and shatter-free. Now, it will try to do the same for the Ford GT supercar windshield. During the development of its GT supercar, the American automaker reached out to glass manufacturer Corning to see if it could create a Gorilla Glass windshield. Corning said yes. The inclusion of Gorilla Glass on the 600-plus horsepower supercar — the windshield, rear bulkhead glass and engine cover will all be formed from it — is more than just a fancy feature on the spec sheet. It weighs 30% less than traditional…