Found this video online of the basketball superstar Lebron James and the day of a life. Not a traditional automotive video but check out the 458 at the start of the video.
When we first got word of the auto manufacturer VLF we had to do some background research on the brand as it was not a easily recognizable or super well known auto manufacturer. Long story short the company recently released a brand new vehicle to the lineup, my first look at the vehicle and all I can think of is Maserati Gransport replica, or perhaps a Fisker? Upon further research we discovered the company was founded by the Bob Lutz, an ex employee of the late Fisker motor car company.
Fisker whom is now out of business (since 2012) under went a part out of the company and was completely restructured, the Destino was already in production and it was rumoured the design was fired off to the new company! Perhaps it was destiny this vehicle needed to come to life?
The Destino is basically a Fisker with a corvette LS9 motor underneath its bonnet, no shortage on this beast of a vehicle and the looks are stunny as well! End of the day I still see Maserati on the body lines.
Tuesday may have come a shock to the 375,000 some people whom have forked out for a deposit on the latest Elon Musk Project (Tesla Model 3). Tesla will be charging Model 3 Owners to access and use the companies supercharger stations a move that may have been unexpected for many customers considering the last 3 vehicles manufactured by the Tech / Auto manufacturer have been structured around offering a complimentary charging platform.
“Free Supercharging fundamentally has a cost,” Musk, 44, said in shareholder meeting early Tuesday morning. Musk identifies some key suggestions and made hints towards charging your phone at home and at work. The emphasis surrounding the vehicles seems to be pointing in the direction of less use on the supercharger stations and more in house charging.
What are your thoughts on the newly released charging PR, is this expected? At the end of the day a energy resource is still needed to propel a vehicle forward are we switching from petroleum to electricity? is this Beneficial, let us know below.
To learn more about the Tesla Model 3 and the Charging platform check out the link below.
Novitec the well known automotive exotic tuner has put their expertise to the test with the release of a brand new platform to start modifying. The new vehicle in question is none other than the lamborghini aventador, originally released in 2009 the car was a sensation to modern day supercars. Sporting fighter jet styling and a high revving V12 motor paired with the legendary Lamborghini AWD system a person might question how you could make this vehicle better than the predecessor.
In the modern day car modifying scene we are seeing a lot of designers bring forward body kits and aftermarket support that bolts onto the existing vehicle. Extended flares, riveted on lip kits and such. If you need an example of what I am talking about head over to liberty walk japan and check out some of the pictures and videos of the cars they build. At the end of the day you walk away with a half million dollar car that has been hacked to pieces to accommodate all of the new pieces. Novitec does not play by these rules the new vehicle in question is every bit as clean as the OEM setup, each wide body panel was re-designed and re-crafted using carbon fibre and bolts into the existing OEM locations. The end result is you have a vehicle that is extremely clean and doesnt look like an after thought.
On top of all of the new additions added to the Novitec Aventador the design team was also able to shed 50 lbs out of the existing car. Engine enhancements include giving the V12 motor a performance intake that allows the motor to breathe. A flash of the engine ECU and the HP numbers increase to 785 hp.
Audi has been in their element that last couple of years being a leader and one of the original innovators of the LED headlights originally debuted in 2009. The new vehicle to hit the streets is a luxury saloon that battles with the Mercedes Benz CLS, BMW 7 Series. A humble yet aggressive looking 4 door sedan that will make you squeal when you hit the throttle. The new model name is the RS7, built on the same platform as its cousin the A7 however it sports a Twin Turbo 4.0 litre V8 motor that pushed out 553 hp. We found a clip online that really gives you a better understanding as to great this new motor sounds.
As with all of the Audi RS series theses are the elite of the elite audi’s built in a seperate “quattro” factory. The vehicles undergo extreme scrutiny, body panels made of different materials that are both lighter and stronger and wider, bigger wheels, wider tires and of course throatier and meaner engines.
A couple specifications to get you really turning over in your seat include the Audi RS7 can go to 0-100km/h in 3.6 seconds.
We recently watched a video put on by the famous youtube Channel EVO, the video really highlights some of the best vehicle released in the last year as well as the winner. If you have 50 minutes to spare and are looking for a great video, I highly suggest checking out this video. Its a great watch and very informative.
As of 2016 all 911 models produced by the sports car manufacturer “Porsche” will be sporting turbocharged motors. This brings an end to the era of naturally aspirated 911’s the original vehicle were air cooled flat 6 motors and as time progresses we move into water cooled turbocharged motors.
check out this clip below that really has some great shots.
Check out this video online of a performance exhaust modification we found.
Bmw has been granted a sum of capital to test and research technology they have been developing for the last 20 years. BMW the Company celebrated their 100th Anniversary last week and it marks a significant timeline for the company and how far along it has come. The roots of the company originally planted in Germany producing and manufacturing engines suitable for world war 2 planes and machinery, fast forward 100 years later and the company is producing some of the highest rated luxury vehicles on the planet.
Current chairman spoke about future goals for the organization and where it would stand in the coming years, CEO and president spoke openly about these goals stating that volume was not everything and that rival manufacturers like benz and audi are both very strong competitors however BMW has been setting the standard for years.
Grants set fourth by the german government will also allow the manufacturer and auto conglomerate the opportunity to bring fourth pre-developed technologies forward and apply them to new markets.
In todays article we are going to be discussing the importance of selecting the correct tires for your racing purposes and applications. The most important aspect of automotive racing has to be the single word “traction” without it we can not move, we loose control, racing becomes a dangerous and un-eventful sport outside of the crazy world of drifting. Even drifting requires mass amounts of traction in order to propel the car in a sideways motion.
We have composed a list of a couple very prominent and important tire manufacturers and we wanted to compare reviews and information that we found online through various retailers like tire rack and Revwerks etc.
Initially we wanted to compare and write a review on one of our favorite tires, the Falken RT-615 this is a tire that has a vey aggressive tread pattern and on top of that it also sports a 180 tread wear which is the lowest level you can legally run for a lot of auto cross events as well as sporting solo one and solo 2 racing events.
We have attached a picture of the RT-615 below, this tire performs great under all conditions. Although one thing we did notice was after roughly 10 laps on the road course they start to become greasy, which is somewhat concerning for high speed turns coming off of a straight and into a sharp hairpin.