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19 August 2019

  • Rumor: Sixth production-bound VW ID electric car to be previewed with LA show concept
    19 August 2019
    The Volkswagen Group plans to build 27 different electric-vehicle models, across its brands, by 2022—on its way to building 10 million EVs on its upcoming MEB architecture by later in the decade. That requires quite the ramp-up of company resources, and it’s likely the brand has many more new ideas and designs to test as concept cars...
  • The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette May start from $59,995, but it gets expensive with the cool options
    19 August 2019

    Chevrolet just released pricing for the 2020 C8 Corvette and, as promised, it costs less than $60,000 in base spec. Specifically, it retails from $59,995, which makes it the most affordable mid-engined sports car on the market. However, adding the cool options will inflate the Corvette’s price quite a bit. Keep reading to find out how much you’ll pay for an optioned-up ’Vette.

  • VIDEO: The World’s Fastest Shed does a Quarter-Mile in 15.49 Seconds
    19 August 2019

    That’s a respectable figure for something as absurd, heavy, and aerodynamically efficient as the Fastest Shed. The bizarre creation that you see in the image here and in motion in the video below is the Fastest Shed. A motorized shed designed and built by Kevin Nicks of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom is capable of [...]

    The post VIDEO: The World’s Fastest Shed does a Quarter-Mile in 15.49 Seconds appeared first on The Supercar Blog.

  • Everything you need to know about the 2019 BMW 3 Series sedan
    19 August 2019
    Ever since its introduction in India, the 3 Series sedan has always played an...
  • A $10 raffle ticket could win you this 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500—and help JDRF fund type 1 diabetes research
    19 August 2019
    If you can spare $10, that’s enough to buy a raffle ticket that could win a glorious 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 that Ford is donating to raise funds supporting JDRF, an organization dedicated to...

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  • Junkyard Find: 2006 Isuzu I-280 pickup
    19 August 2019

    Some guys dream of finding a Blower Bentley or Hemi Super Bee in a dusty barn. I get excited when I find an obscure example of badge engineering in a big self-service junkyard. No Suzuki Equator— yet— but here’s something just about as rare: the Isuzu-badged version of the Chevrolet Colorado, found close to Pikes […]

    The post Junkyard Find: 2006 Isuzu I-280 pickup appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

  • Biggest MISCONCEPTIONS about 4X4 SUVs
    19 August 2019

    Off-roading is not as popular in India as it is the other parts of the world. Since there is a small community of 4X4 enthusiasts in India, there is a large portion of people who have developed several misconceptions about 4X4 vehicles. Here are some of the biggest ones that you need to know.

    4X4 = AWD

    There is a reason why they have different kinds of name. Even though both AWD and 4X4 mean that all the wheels get power, there is a huge difference between them. The AWD vehicles include a lot of vehicles including performance sedans, sports cars, and even SUVs. The AWD is used to offer the correct steer to the vehicle. While the rear wheel driven vehicles tend to oversteer, the front-wheel driven vehicles have a tendency to understeer. AWD offers precision steering. Now coming to 4X4 vehicles, they are offered in SUVs that are meant to do hardcore off-roading. These vehicles get low-ratio transmission box that can increase the torque out by 2-3 times. There are also additional off-roading aids in such vehicles, which make them very capable. Mahindra XUV500 and Renault Duster, for example, is an AWD vehicle while the Mahindra Thar is a 4X4 vehicle.

    4X4 vehicles can reach anywhere

    While it is true that 4X4 will take you to the most challenging places, it is wrong to think that these vehicles can reach anywhere. Even if the vehicle gets 4X4 system, various factors like the type of tyres, low-end torque, traction control, differential locks and the driver’s experience affect the vehicle’s capability. One should always know of the limit of their 4X4 vehicles before taking them out. The go-anywhere vehicles get caterpillar tracks but sadly, they are not road-legal.

    4X4 is not always on

    There are various kinds of vehicle. Some of them get full-time 4X4 systems while the others, to save fuel get only partial 4X4 systems. The partial 4X4 system is much more fuel-efficient. However, they need to be engaged before entering a challenging situation. The vehicles with partial 4X4 can get automatically engaged too but if it does not, then the driver needs to be extra careful and engage the 4X4 before entering a challenging location. Most of the times, people realise that the system is not engaged only after getting stuck.

    4X4 are expensive to buy

    4X4 vehicles can be expensive than the regular cars but there are quite a few options available below Rs 10 lakh currently. While the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy has been discontinued, enthusiasts can go for vehicles like Force Gurkha and Mahindra Thar. Soon, all-new Thar will be launched in the market too.

    All expensive SUVs get 4X4

    That’s a big misconception. Even expensive vehicles like Audi Q7 come with the AWD system, which is known by the name Quattro. There are quite a lot of expensive SUVs that only offer 2WD drive too. Vehicles like Range Rover, on the other hand, offer low-ratio transfer case and a long list of off-road equipment that can be extremely helpful during the off-roading sessions.

  • Ford's first GT40 Roadster brings $7.6M at auction
    19 August 2019
    The Ford GT40 may have been built to stick it to Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but just over 100 road-going versions were also built for customers. One of the rarest of that breed hit the auction block on Friday and brought a final bid of $7,650,000. The car was chassis GT/108, the eighth of 12 GT40 prototypes built and one of just five with...
  • Volkswagen ID. Buggy review
    19 August 2019
    Volkswagen is progressing ever faster towards a future of new zero-emissions electric-powered models under its recently created ID. sub-brand. Its plans, which are budgeted to cost over AUD$70 billion through to 2028, have been meticulously conveyed to the car-buying public with the unveiling of a series of six different concepts over the past four years, the latest of which is the eye-catching ID. Buggy – a likeable back-to-basics two-seater inspired by the classic Meyers Manx Dune Buggy.
  • Hero Optima ER, Nyx ER electric scooters with extended range launched
    19 August 2019
    Hero Electric has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of the...