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Seriously? | The VWAuSkoat aka 2019 Audi A1 Sportback

It's not that is ugly or anything, and it sure didn't get any better since last time , but it is the perfect example of mediocre design with mildly overrated fun-factor. Is it cool? Well... let's just say everything is okay, the skoda-ness, or seat-ness or whatever perfect premium vw-ness, only one thing is missing. The feeling, the 'instant get' feeling. That 'wow'-thing. Is has none. It has one less than its name would make you think. And that's zero, nothing, nada. Or maybe there is a wow after all. Just look at those fake-plastic holes on front. Wow. They must have loved those from the Honda Civic. Is it an Audi? If Audi means high quality, fake, un-original, un-provocative, un-imaginative, un-designed, sterile but reliable A to B means of transport...then yes. If Audi means Q8, Quattro, R8...then no. Because somehow Audi made a mistake with all these cars. Sure they are all marvels of technology and can take you from A to B, too. But they contain

Ferrari 812 SuperFast Powersliding around Mugello racetrack

Toyota GR Super Sport concept

previously on GR Super Sport Concept Today TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) unveiled the GR Super Sport Concept at the 86th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. First revealed at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon in January, this next-generation hyper car incorporates hybrid electric technology honed through Toyota's participation in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Meanwhile, the development of Toyota's next generation of super sports car has started. It takes the cutting-edge hybrid electric systems and fuel economy technology that the TGR WEC team has tested and refined during the past six years in WEC, and showcases them in one superb package. The GR Super Sport Concept is powered by a V6 twin turbocharger and the Toyota Hybrid System-Racing (THS-R), delivering a combined output of 1,000 DIN hp, which it shares with the TS050 Hybrid LMP1 race car. Shigeki Tomoyama, President of GAZOO Racing Company, said: "Competing in the World Endurance Championship -one

Carbon fiber plays integral role in Polestar 1 development

One of the key components in creating a responsive and agile driving experience in the new Polestar 1 is the extensive use of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP). Producing an overall weight savings of more than 500lbs versus steel. Most of the main body panels are constructed from this high-tech and lightweight material, making it a core contributor to the dynamic handling of the Polestar 1.  The Polestar 1’s carbon fiber body represents the first time that the Volvo Car Group has explored carbon fiber construction – an example of how Polestar acts as a technology spearhead for the Group. The Polestar Production Center, which is currently under construction and due to begin full-scale production in mid-2019, is being specifically tooled to deal with the intricate nature of carbon fiber construction.  Carbon fiber components have been used extensively in the car’s structure, including the hood, trunk, side body panels, doors and the entire roof structure. “The Polestar 1 fe

Karlmann King | Can You Say Armored Ford F-550 In Chinese?

Project Venture And Dark Knight From East Coast Defender

I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.  "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost Taking the Road Less Traveled by East Coast Defender Two unique vehicles designed to stand alone after completing the companies Luxury Build Experience At East Coast Defender no two vehicles take the same path to perfection, as the custom automotive company perfects the Luxury Build Experience allowing their clients to commission a hand-crafted, custom Land Rover Defender or Range Rover Classic.  As two of the most recent D110’s roll off the production line at the Rover Dome, we asked ourselves the ever-important question… how can these two vehicles be so different?  Let’s take a closer look: Heritage Collection - Project Venture (Shown on the right in the image above) Meet Project Venture, East Coast Defender’s latest hand-crafted Defender 110