Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400

Electric Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 to sizzle at the dragstrip

Electric powertrains used to have a poor image, considered suitable only for buggies around golf courses. That was when the technology was still in its infancy (though electrically-powered cars were already on roads in the 1930s) and performance as well as range were poor. But since the beginning of the 21st century, R&D for electric […]

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Nissan Ariya Concept

Why Nissan designers didn’t put a tablet display in the Ariya Concept

When digital graphic displays were available for use in cars, they were inserted in the dashboard, usually in the middle section. Before long, interior designers began to bring the display ‘out’, giving it the form of a tablet like an iPad slotted onto the dashboard. Perhaps this made installation easier and users would also have […]

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2021 BMW iNEXT

BMW iNEXT undergoes extreme testing conditions in Africa

On its way to being ready for production, the BMW iNEXT is completing additional vehicle testing under particularly demanding conditions. Intensive test runs in the freezing cold at the polar circle are now being followed by a contrasting program in the Kalahari in southern Africa. In addition to extreme heat and solar radiation, permanent dust […]

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Aston Martin Valkyrie

Max Verstappen and Alex Albon test-drive the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar

Aston Martin has unleashed the power of three of its Valkyrie models, with Max Verstappen and Alex Albon – the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing drivers – getting their first taste of the revolutionary hypercar. While each Formula 1 driver drove the first verification prototype (VP) that made its public debut at last year’s British […]

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2020 CUPRA Leon Competition

CUPRA uses 3D printing for new TCR racing car’s parts (w/VIDEO)

At first glance, it looks like a normal mirror, but it isn’t. It is a 3D-printed part, a technology that CUPRA has begun to implement in the development of the new Leon Competition racing car in collaboration with HP. Greater agility, efficiency and flexibility are the benefits of a system that is set to revolutionise […]

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Modernism-inspired camouflage used to disguise new SEAT model

The origin of the camouflage comes from a military tactic used on ships during World War I, known as the ‘Dazzle Camouflage’. It consisted of painting ships with black and white geometric patterns to blur their shapes and confuse the enemy. “The story goes that the artists who designed these camouflage patterns drew inspiration from […]

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McLaren Speedtail Hypercar

McLaren Hyper-GT prototype reaches 403 km/h at Kennedy Space Centre

The dynamic development programme for the fastest and most technically advanced McLaren ever ended with McLaren chief test driver, Kenny Brack, taking the new Speedtail up to its maximum speed of 403 km/h at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA. The final high-speed tests in the ground-breaking hypercar’s extensive engineering validation process saw Speedtail […]

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Ford Transit Smart Energy Concept

Ford Transit Smart Energy Concept extends EV range with innovative approaches, including ambient lighting

Ford Motor Company has revealed the new Transit Smart Energy Concept – a one-of-a-kind 10-seater minibus which is helping the automaker explore solutions for maximising the energy efficiency and driving range of electrified vehicles. However, the distance that drivers can travel on a single charge of a battery-electric vehicle (BEV) continues to be greatly impacted […]

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2019 Hyundai Vision T Concept

Vision T concept may be a preview of the next Hyundai Tucson

In recent times, Hyundai has been using an evolving design language that maintained an overall familiarity. It’s referred to as ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ and has been applied globally. The design language is still evolving and is shown in the seventh model in a series of Hyundai Design Centre concepts – the Vision T Plug-in Hybrid SUV […]

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