Cars
Jul 21

2015 Mustang Inspired By F-35 Fighter Jet To Be Auctioned Off For Charity

This 2015 Ford Mustang is styled after a Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter jet. (Photo: Ford)

This 2015 Ford Mustang is styled after a Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter jet. (Photo: Ford)

The F-35 may have just gotten approval to fly, but this one’s designed to stay on the ground.

A Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter jet-themed 2015 Ford Mustang GT will be auctioned off on July 31 at the annual Gathering of Eagles charity event held in conjunction with the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wis.

Jul 20

Movie Legend, Car Guy James Garner Dies At 86

James Garner starred in the hit 1966 auto racing film "Grand Prix." (Photo: MGM)

James Garner starred in the hit 1966 auto racing film “Grand Prix.” (Photo: MGM)

Hollywood lost one of its truly great actors Saturday with the passing of James Garner at age 86.

Perhaps the best description of Garner came from the New York Times, where it was written, “He was most at home as an iconoclast, a flawed or unlikely hero.”

Indeed.

But Garner was also a serious car guy.

Jul 20

Radical Hydrogen-Electric Car Hits The Road

With a 120 kilowatt-hour flow-cell, Quant claims a range of 372 miles or more. (Photo: Quant)

With a 120 kilowatt-hour flow-cell, Quant claims a range of 372 miles or more. (Photo: Quant)

So many companies claim to have developed the future of road car propulsion that those making genuine strides run the risk of being ignored. Luckily, German firm Quant is avoiding such a fate, as its innovative ‘flow-cell’-powered vehicle has just been approved for real-world testing by the German TÜV safety body.

The Quant e-Sportlimousine was first revealed at the Geneva Motor Show back in March, powered by what the company called ‘nanoFLOWCELL’ technology. In essence, flow-cells combine characteristics of a traditional battery, and fuel cells. Electrolyte fluid is circulated around two cells mounted side-by-side. Between these cells is a membrane that allows electrons to pass through. The electrical current generated from this flow of electrons can be used to power a vehicle—and that’s exactly how the e-Sportlimousine works.

Jul 19

Watch The 1,340-Hp Koenigsegg One:1 Race Around An Abandoned Airstrip (VIDEO)

The Koenigsegg One:1 can go from 0-248 mph in just 20 seconds. (Photo: Koenigsegg)

The Koenigsegg One:1 can go from 0-248 mph in just 20 seconds. (Photo: Koenigsegg)

The world’s fastest production car on (Guiness) record – the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – produces 1,183 horsepower and weighs more than 4,000 pounds.

Now take the Bugatti, crank up the horsepower, lower its weight and you have the all-new Koenigsegg One:1.

The Swedish manufacturer calls its newest invention the world’s first production ‘megacar’ because of its 1,000-kilowatt power rating, which converts to approximately 1,340 horsepower. Equally impressive is that the Koenigsegg machine carries a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio – hence the ‘One:1′ branding – meaning the car weighs in at just 1,340 kilograms (2,954 pounds).

Jul 18

Test Drive: 2015 Chrysler 200 Raises The Bar With All-New Midsize Sedan

The Chrysler 200S is the sport version of the all-new midsize sedan. (Photo: Chrysler)

The Chrysler 200S is the sport version of the all-new midsize sedan. (Photo: Chrysler)

The 2011 Super Bowl commercial that introduced the new Chrysler 200 was remarkable, with exquisitely photographed scenes of Detroit and rap superstar Eminem boasting, “This is the Motor City and this is what we do.”

But the Chrysler 200 turned to be a lot less than remarkable, basically a warmed-over Sebring that was far behind the curve in the high-stakes midsize-car segment, which made the meaningful ad about Chrysler’s rebirth seem like so much hype.

This time, they got it right. The completely redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200 is everything that the previous model was supposed to be, and it finally gives the renamed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles something to compete with the Camrys, Accords and Fusions of the world.