Archive | January 2016

2016 Volkswagen CC: The Original Four Door Coupe

01.28.16 - 2016 Volkswagen CC

For years any car with four doors had to be put in the sedan category but over the past several years that has changed. The Volkswagen CC offers the original look of a four door coupe which looks a lot like a Passat with a body change that allows for frameless glass and a build that is perfect for those of us who want a car that is a great drive and offers a sportier look than most sedans. The CC gives you more of the higher end features than the Passat to give you a great car with the features you want to enjoy.

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When Will We See Fully Autonomous Driving?

01.23.16 - Self-Driving Car

It’s coming and if you listen to Elon Musk of Tesla Motors it will be here much sooner than most think. His prediction is that you will be able to summon your car to your location in no more than three years’ time. This bold announcement has already garnered some push back from others in the automotive world with Carlos Ghosn of Nissan stating the first self-driving Nissan will be on the road in 2020 and the Audi USA president Scott Koegh adding he feels we won’t see fully autonomous driving vehicles for at least a decade.

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But We Want the Lotus in the US!

Exige Sport 350

Lotus is a name we all know about and admire.  The cars that have come out of this company have been some of the most exotic and perfectly built driving machines for many years to give us a wide variety of awesome driving cars to be enjoyed.  The announcement has been made that a new Lotus has been built and offered that will not be brought across the Atlantic for us to take advantage of in the US.  Even though we won’t see it here, it’s certainly worth the discussion to see if this would be a car we want to have in the US to drive; which you can bet it certainly is. Continue reading

Sometimes it Pays to be the Bad Guy

01.12.16 - 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 - 2

Watching movies and television shows often has us rooting for the good guys as they struggle through some sort of conflict to eventually come out on top, but at times it could be a lot of fun to be the bad guy or to root for them.  At the very least, in those instances when a car is needed, the bad guys usually have some of the coolest cars to drive that offer some of the most impressive power and features for us to admire.  For those classy villains that need the posh comfort for thought and plotting their next evil schemes, here is a list if awesome cars that are perfect for the job.

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Autonomous Features Continue to Grow

01.12.16 - 2016 Nissan LEAF

The partnership between Renault and Nissan continues to be one that benefits both companies and the announcement has been made that has informed us they plan to offer more autonomous technology in ten vehicles between now and 2020.  These vehicles will be offered in the United States, Europe, Japan and China.  This signifies a serious growth in technology for the brand and model lineup of this this partnership.  We already see some of their goals being realized in the fact that there is a zero emissions vehicle on the market in the form of the Nissan LEAF.

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BMW Improves Their EV Lineup

01.07.16 - 2016 BMW ActiveHybrid 5

The car company that has brought us the technologically advanced i3 and i8 is ready to offer us a new plug in hybrid on the 5-Series sedan.  This new powertrain will give us a great way to enjoy the drive of the 5-series and have at least thirty miles of uninterrupted driving in the EV mode.  If you though the 5-series was already a sedan that gave you everything you wanted, BMW is ready to show you more from the hybrid model to ensure you know this is the car for you with the most fuel efficient powertrain to make it to this car yet.

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Interest and Intrigue for the Future

01.06.16 - Faraday Future FFZERO1 Concept

The future just might be Faraday Future which has shown us a few videos of their concept of what cars should be and might be as we move forward.  The interesting part is the company has largely been quiet about what it has been doing other than working to create an app-powered network of driving service cars and poaching employees from Tesla.  The recent excepts from Faraday show us that they may be working on more than just a fleet of car services that could be called up with an app.  the recent twitter video released shows us a car that is obviously ca carbon fiber covered sports car.

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Powerful Vehicles that We Loved in 2015

01.02.16 - Ferrari F12tdf - 2

As much as I can say that power doesn’t always matter because most of us don’t drive a high powered car on a daily basis the fact that 2015 gave us some of the most powerful vehicles ever certainly makes for a different argument.  Even though most of us look to drive a car that offers good fuel mileage and makes it much easier for us to enjoy our daily commute while also filling many of the other needs we have in our lives, driving a car purely for sport and for the power of the car can be just the type of fun you need.  With that in mind, here are ten of the most powerful vehicles from 2015 to enjoy.

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