The Porsche 357 is unadulterated fun for one

Created as an homage to his two favorite Porsche cars, the 935 and the 911, this is the Porsche 357, Clément Lacour’s pet project at making a Porsche that is viciously fast, yet has a certain sensuality. The car has an ability to depict speed and grace in a unique way. It uses organic forms to evoke the feelings of elegance, but at the same time doesn’t let those organic curves dominate the design. The Porsche 357 is ultimately a flat, low-suspension car that looks like it could zip from A to B ...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Automotive, Porsche, 357, Clément Lacour, Serge Rusak

Aerostich Cousin Jeremy Suit Hands-On Review: Part One

Introduction If one has been riding motorcycles for a while then the name Aerostich is likely a familiar name. Starting back in the early 1980s the company (called Aero Design & Mfg CO. Inc.) developed the original Roadcrafter riding suit. The Roadcrafter was a departure from the motorcycle gear of the day and employed Cordura and Gore-tex fabrics in the construction instead of leather. These materials were assembled into a one-piece, coverall style, suit designed to offer protection from crash...
Tags: Google, Usa, Review, Motorcycles, Sharp, Jeremy, Gore, Carmen, Aerostich, Brown, Darien, Cordura, Motorcycle Clothing Reviews, Motorcycle Pants Reviews, Motorcycle Jacket Reviews, Aerostich Cousin Jeremy Suit

Uber’s self-driving car unit was burning $20 million a month

Uber thought it would have 75,000 autonomous vehicles on the roads this year and be operating driverless taxi services in 13 cities by 2022, according to court documents unsealed last week. To reach those ambitious goals, the ride-sharing company, which hopes to go public later this year, was spending $20 million a month on developing self-driving technologies.  The figures, dating back to 2016, paint a picture of a company desperate to meet over-ambitious autonomy targets and one that is w...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Uber, Tech, Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Travis Kalanick, Anthony, Otto, Tempe Arizona, Waymo, Anthony Levandowski, Levandowski, Brian McClendon, Eric Meyhofer, John Bares

Practicality Will Dictate Mitsubishi’s Foreseeable Future

Mitsubishi has quite the storied history, but for car lovers things don’t really kick off until the 1970s, when the company spun off Mitsubishi Motors from its Heavy Industries division. With help from Chrysler, the Japanese company managed a foothold in North America and started escalating volume. Before long, Mitsubishi was delivering economically minded vehicles to […] The post Practicality Will Dictate Mitsubishi’s Foreseeable Future appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Strategy, Editorials, Autos, Chrysler, Automotive Industry, North America, Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Motors, Product Strategy, News Blog, Eclipse Cross, Lancer Evolution, Heavy Industries

Toyota Among Investors Backing Airbiquity With $15M for Vehicle Tech

Airbiquity, a Seattle-based developer of connected vehicle systems powering navigation, entertainment, and other software in cars, has raised $15 million in new financing from three Japanese automotive corporations, the company announced Monday.The investors that participated in the equity funding round are Denso Corp., Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM), and Toyota Tsusho Corp, which supports Toyota Motor’s automobile business, including the integration of Internet-connected technologies and device...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Transportation, Cars, Trends, Tech, Vc, Automotive, United States, AT&T, Autos, Mobility, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Seattle

Infiniti Calls It Quits in Western Europe, Kills Off the QX30 for Everyone Else

Western Europe doesn’t like Infiniti very much, so the Japanese premium brand has decided to hit the road. The brand’s residency in the competitive region only lasted a decade, and middling consumer interest, coupled with increasingly stringent emissions regulations, is all the reason it needs to take a hike. In doing so, Nissan’s premium division […] The post Infiniti Calls It Quits in Western Europe, Kills Off the QX30 for Everyone Else appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, UK, Production, Autos, Infiniti, Nissan, Western Europe, News Blog, Product Planning, Infiniti QX30, Discontinuations

Volkswagen Doubles Down on Its Lofty EV Promises

If the industry’s Magic 8 Ball worked with 100 percent accuracy, no vehicle would ever land with a disappointing thud. Sales projections would always be on target, and smooth sailing would be assured. Alas, predicting consumer appetite and market forces is never that easy, but Volkswagen feels confident it can beat its already ambitious electric […] The post Volkswagen Doubles Down on Its Lofty EV Promises appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, Platforms, VW Group, Meb, News Blog, Product Planning

UAW Increases Strike Pay Ahead of Summer Negotiations

United Auto Workers President Gary Jones announced Monday that worker strike pay has increased from $200 to $250 a week, signaling the possibility of walkouts just a few months before U.S. worker contracts expire. While it would appear the UAW is preparing to strike, President Gary Jones said it’s not the union’s intent. “No one goes to […] The post UAW Increases Strike Pay Ahead of Summer Negotiations appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Ford, Fca, Gm, Autos, Negotiations, Gary Jones, UAW, United Auto Workers, News Blog, Union News, Fiat. Chrysler, Labor Negotiations, Strike Pay

Spirit of the XLCR: A Fat Bob custom from Blacktrack

Blacktrack Motors have got cafe racer design down to a fine art. Their first build was one of the sharpest Honda CX500 cafes we’ve ever featured, and they followed it up with a pixel perfect custom Thruxton. Now they’ve tackled their most ambitious project yet, the BT-03—a cafe racer based on the Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114 FXFBS. The Fat Bob 114 is one of the most fun bikes in Harley’s range. Its 114 ci power plant generates 155 Nm of torque, and handling from the new generation Softail ...
Tags: Bt, Motorcycles, Paris, Bob, Honda, Audi, Harley Davidson, Harley, CNC, Harley Softail, Sacha, Custom Motorcycles, Café Racer, Nardo Grey, Harley Davidson Fat Bob, Screamin Eagle

Nissan uses 5G to test tech that lets motorists summon in-car 3D avatars

At CES 2019, Nissan demonstrated technology meant to merge the real world with a virtual one called the Metaverse. The automaker believes future cars could use this invisible-to-visible tech to provide drivers with relevant info. The post Nissan uses 5G to test tech that lets motorists summon in-car 3D avatars appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Nissan, CES 2019

Rare Rides: The 1993 Toyota Caldina Wagon, Featuring Four-wheel Drive and Five Sunroofs

It may look like someone blended together the wagon versions of the Toyota Corolla and the Subaru Legacy, but today’s Rare Ride is something rarely (or never) seen on North American shores. Presenting the 1993 Toyota Caldina, with Sky Canopy. The Toyota Caldina was born of a need to simplify product offerings. Prior to 1992, […] The post Rare Rides: The 1993 Toyota Caldina Wagon, Featuring Four-wheel Drive and Five Sunroofs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota Caldina

2019 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X Review – The Stalwart

Remember 2005? An old, ugly English prince marries for the second time. A hurricane devastates the U.S. Gulf Coast. Newlywed Chris signs a mortgage on a house and begins to prepare said house for the arrival of a newborn. And Nissan reveals the D40-chassis Frontier. Fast forward. Charles wonders when his mom will give it […] The post 2019 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X Review – The Stalwart appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Autos, Charles, Nissan, Car Reviews, Frontier, Nissan Frontier, Midsize Pickup, 2019 Nissan Frontier, U S Gulf Coast Newlywed Chris

2029 Launch Targeted For Toyota's Pressurised Moon Rover

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) and Toyota are amidst a joint study that could see this rover concept landing on the moon in 2029
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA

The Infiniti Brand Will Soon Be Dead In Europe

Infiniti has announced that it will withdraw from the Western European market as part of a big restructuring plan
Tags: Europe, Autos

World’s Largest Car Market Continues Tanking

After rising steadily for almost three decades, China’s end of the economic seesaw seemed to hit its maximum elevation early last year, thus kicking off a swift plunge. For foreign automakers hoping to cash in on a burgeoning middle class hungry for cars, lofty dreams were pared back. New vehicle sales in the world’s most […] The post World’s Largest Car Market Continues Tanking appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Sales, Autos, Auto Sales, Overseas, News Blog, Foreign Markets

This Is the Year, Ford CEO Tells Employees

Of all the Big Three domestic automakers, Ford’s direction seems the most ambitious and confusing. Since taking the helm less than two years ago, CEO Jim Hackett has tried to articulate his vision for both the company and the country’s future roads, sometimes with head-scratching results. There’s no doubt that change is afoot. The company […] The post This Is the Year, Ford CEO Tells Employees appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Ford, Autos, Jim Hackett, News Blog, Product Planning, Streamlining, Turnaround Plan

Lagonda All-Terrain Concept: The EV With The Floating Key

Aston Martin Lagonda aims to be the world’s first zero-emission luxury brand. The company will leverage electrification and autonomous driving technologies. The Lagonda All-Terrain Concept is set for production in 2022 and includes a floating key. It’s called the Lagonda All-Terrain Concept, and its name is the most uncreative thing about it. Basically, it’s an uber-luxo SUV crossover thingo from Lagonda (i.e. Aston Martin), powered by equal parts electricity and style, and the owners smug sen...
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Arizona, Autos, Concept Cars, Bentley, Aston Martin, Cullinan, Bentley Bentayga, Athan, Aston Martin DBX, Lagonda, Gaydon, Car News, Aston Martin Lagonda, St Athan, Tony Borroz

Ferrari Once Made A 1.5 V12 And It Shaped The Company As We Know It

Ferrari's tiny V12 engine powered its first ever car and would last all the way up until 1989 after a few growth spurts
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The Fuel Flow’s Electric Wheel Motor Might Be What Sets It Apart

A Unique Motor for a Unique Bike We recently reported on the Fuell motorcycle and ebike. While the ebike is interesting, the electric motorcycle called the Flow is what really grabbed our attention. Erik Buell and Francois-Xavier Terny are two of the guys making this company happen, and Motorcyclist Magazine got to sit down with Terny to discuss the company.  In the second installment by the magazine about their conversation, Terny discussed the electric wheel hub motor and how it will help set...
Tags: Motorcycles, Electric Motorcycles, Erik, Motorcycle News, Erik Buell, Motorcyclist Magazine, Fuell, Fuell Flow, Electric Wheel Motor, Unique Motor, Francois Xavier Terny, Terny

Uncertainty Reigns at Tesla Retail Stores

If Tesla doesn’t exist anywhere on your shopping list, it’s easy to ignore the turmoil surrounding the automaker. If Tesla’s your employer, however, the past few weeks have been a roller coaster ride. Retail employees, who, along with store managers and regional managers, learned of the automaker’s plan to divest itself of stores through media […] The post Uncertainty Reigns at Tesla Retail Stores appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Tesla, Autos, Online Sales, Retail Stores, Direct Sales, News Blog, Tesla Retail Stores

Husqvarna Vitpilen and Svartpilen Get Rekluse Semi-Automatic Clutch Upgrade

Not Just a Twist-and-Go System The Husqvarna Vitpilen and Svartpilen will both now be able to come with the Rekluse Radius X Centrifugal Clutch Kit. This kit is a semi-automatic clutch kit from Rekluse that combines the unique TorqDrive clutch pack with Rekluse’s EXP automatic clutch disk. This doesn’t eliminate the clutch lever or the need to be able to work the gears. According to RideApart, what the upgrade essentially means is that the centrifugal force works to replace some of the clutch l...
Tags: Motorcycles, Husqvarna, Motorcycle News, Husqvarna Vitpilen, Svartpilen, Rekluse, RideApart

Volkswagen wants more high-performance R models — even electric ones

Though Volkswagen won't sell the T-Roc R in the United States, it wants to expand its lineup of high-performance cars over the coming years, and one of the new additions could join the Golf R in American showrooms. The post Volkswagen wants more high-performance R models — even electric ones appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, United States, Volkswagen, Golf R, Roc R

Suzuki Ertiga GT for Indonesia shown in walkaround video [Update]

Update: New live images added in the gallery at the end of the story. 11 March...
Tags: Indonesia, Autos, Suzuki Ertiga GT

2019 Mercedes GLC vs. 2015 Mercedes GLC - Old vs. New [Update]

Update: The 2019 Mercedes GLC had made its world debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor...
Tags: Autos, Mercedes GLC

QOTD: Which Classic(s) to Resurrect?

Despite the presence of the well-regarded, all-new Ram 1500 on the market, penny-pinching truck buyers still have the opportunity to save cash while remaining true to their preferred brand. The 1500 Classic, a “new old” pickup, keeps the previous-generation model alive as a lower-priced alternative. It’s looking like this won’t simply be a single model […] The post QOTD: Which Classic(s) to Resurrect? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Classic Cars, Classics, Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day

A Pininfarina-Designed Karma EV Is On The Way

Karma Automotive has teamed up with Pininfarina for an electric vehicle concept which will be revealed at Auto Shanghai
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2019 Maserati Quattroporte launched in India, Prices start at INR 1.74 Cr

The 2019 Maserati Quattroporte has been launched in India at a starting price...
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NEW MODEL ARMY. Gannet & Fuhrer’s Honda ‘CB1000R-adical’ Neo Racer

Written by Andrew Jones Blame Akira. Blame Blade Runner. Blame Daft Punk. Blame whoever you see fit because, yes, we do have a rather unhealthy obsession with the limitless future of motorcycle design. Bring on the electric engines, the electroluminescence and the artificial intelligence. Charge the holographic lasers and engage stealth mode. As Queen once said, “Here’s to the future, I want it all, and I want it now.” Taking Freddie’s thoughts to heart, Swiss supergroup Gannet Design and Fuh...
Tags: Michael Bay, Motorcycles, Switzerland, Honda, Zurich, Barmy Army, Moto, Gannet, Stefan, Monza, Dario, Andrew Jones, Akrapovic, ULF, Racer, Streetfighter

TVS Apache RR310 gets complementary performance upgrades

TVS Motor Company is offering ECU remap and swapping parts like bar-end...
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Segment-first tech features of MG Hector to be revealed on April 2

MG India will unveil several segment-first tech features of the MG Hector at...
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