I was in Houston Texas. The land of big oil. But the car company that kept popping up was big oil’s arch enemy Tesla. First, I was in Galleria mall doing a little… Continue reading
One of the joys of being and automotive journalist is the test drives. Automotive car-makers lend us vehicles to test. In turn we share with you our thoughts. This is a win-win situation until a car losses a hub cab or worst.
In the spirit of full disclosure while I have never crashed a car, I did cause a dent/scratch on a Chevy Volt. While the damage to the car was not that large, it did cause a huge hole in my ego. I rolled over a large rock or piece of cement that scratched the skirt of the car. My perfect record is now gone. My bragging rights tarnished. We take a look at some spectacular crashes.
Here is a quick look at the Montreal NASCAR. A much more detailed video to come.
By Kay Layne, QMI Agency Sometimes you just want to get from “A” to “B” in the least amount of time. The Texas Department of Transportation is in the process of raising the… Continue reading
In France all vehicles must now carry a chemical or electronic breathalyzer. Officials are hoping this would help reduce drinking and driving. Authorities say that alcohol has been the main cause of mortality… Continue reading
The longest journey begins with a single step, or better yet, with a turn of the ignition key.
Audi takes the R-18 to the Le Mans.
Just because you have a nice car doesn’t mean you know how to drive it…lol.
Duct tape and dreams!!!!
There are some wonderful car commercials out there at the moment. Honda has one that makes me smile every time I see it. Take a look and tell me what you think.
The motivational story of Kevin Williams’ rise for a poor child from a rough neighborhood to one of the most powerful players at General Motors.
Okay, here is something for the quirky- feel-good news column. At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, a staged flash mob broke out during the Charity Preview event. Enjoy!
Volkswagen launched its newly designed Beetle today. This 3rd generation “Love Bug” has more edgier and modern design than its predecessor.
Sometimes we have to take a moment and acknowledge those who came before us. One such man is David E. Davis Jr. He was a Godfather of automotive journalism. Davis died Sunday… Continue reading
A review of Maserati’s GranTurismo MC Stradale, both in words and video.
We take a look at the McLaren MP4 12C. This supercar weighs in a 2 866 pounds. Underneath its curvy exterior is a mid-mounted McLaren M838T 3.8-litre V8 twin-turbo engine, which pumps out 592 horsepower and 443 lbs of torque.
The MP4-12C has a 7-speed Seamless Shift dual –clutch transmission. Drivers can preselect the next gear by pulling a paddle shifter located behind the steering wheel. This McLaren also incorporates other Formula 1 technologies such as brake steer. This is used when cornering, the inside wheel is braked to reduce understeer. This McLaren will hit North American shores mid 2011 with a base price of $225 000 US.
Friday Car Porn: Porsche Cayman R
This two-seater carbon-fiber sports car is powered under the hood by a specially tuned six-cylinder mid-engine which kicks out 330 horsepower and 273 foot-pounds of torque at 4750 rpm. This rear-wheeled Porsche weighs in at 2855 pounds thus making it 121 pounds lighter than the Cayman S.
With its lighter weight, beefed up engine and PDK double-clutch automatic transmission this Cayman has a top speed of 175 mph and can zip from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds.
The 2012 Cayman R will go on sale in North America the beginning of next year for $66, 300 US.
The ultimate Black Friday Sale. In North Vancouver, British Columbia, police seized a $235,000 Ferrari Scuderia and a $75,000 BMW M6 after the owners were charged with doing about 200 km/h in a 60 km/h… Continue reading
By Kay Layne Happy Days are here again! I am happy to announce that the worst of global recession is over! Now you are probably wondering how I can claim to such a… Continue reading
Chrysler Recalls over half a million vehicles
By Kay Layne We now know which vehicles were most frequently stolen in Canada this year. The Insurance Board of Canada published its findings. What did you think made the top of the charts?… Continue reading
Cartoons from all over…
by Kay Layne To conclude my series on “greenish’’ vehicles, I shall actually profile a real “green” vehicle. Canada is a great land with great exports. There is the big stuff like forestry… Continue reading
Go big, go “greenish” by Kay Layne This one is for all of you who sent emails about my “Greenish” Lambo article. I think the whole “Greenish” concept would make a really cool… Continue reading
By Kay Layne For all of you tree-huggers out there, here is a vehicle for you. Lamborghini has introduced a more environmental friendly version of the very popular Gallardo. The LP560-4 weighs… Continue reading