Volkswagen's MQB platform has been touted as a massive cost-cutter, allowing them to produce their cars at a lower price, and faster as well and share as many mechanical bits as possible. The move from a single platform system will allow them to gain a savings of 20 percent in production cycle.The ...
Mini has been an official partner of the Vienna Life Ball for 13 years already. This year, Mini donated a Paceman crossover coupe with cosmetic makeovers from Italian designer Roberto Cavalli.
"This MINI was an exciting and wonderful project for me", says Roberto Cavalli. "It gave me the opportunity to be creative and finally use something very special, which I have personally invented and already used for years for my own vehicles: it is a unique iridescent paint which changes color depending on the way the light illuminates the pigments. I loved everything about creating and designing it, transforming the cult of MINI into the incredible Cavalli MINI, complete with the Cavalli logo on the roof and Cavalli style interiors, which are a really an incredible surprise to discover."
CEO and co-founder of Tesla Motors Elon Musk announced that he wants future models built by his company to feature autonomous driving tech. Everyone is heading into that space, or some part of it.
Musk's idea is different than Google's. He wants it to be a fully autonomous, self driving vehicle and is playing its part in the acceleration of development. He is interested in creating an auto pilot system typically found on airplanes and argues that “self-driving sounds like it’s going to do something you don’t want it to do. Autopilot is a good thing to have in planes, and we should have it in cars,” Musk said according to Bloomberg News.
Customers think that tech companies like Apple and Google can do a better job in outfitting cars with better crash prevention, pre-crash alters, and intelligent heads up displays than automakers themselves, according to a survey by CarSafetyRules.com.
Fiat isn't finished utilizing its commercial theme "Immigrants". The song in the one-minute commercial was Sexy People (All Around the World) by Italian songstress Arianna, and now the commercial is a music video as Arianna prepares the track and more for her first studio album.
New Zealand's highest paved road, the Crown Range, was closed off for a drifting stunt by Mad Mike Whiddett for Red Bull. He pilots a modified Mazda RX-7.
Mad Mike hits speeds in excess of 140 miles per hour over the course of the road's six and a half miles, which boasts 47 individual corners at over 3,500 feet of elevation. Check it out in the video below:
Promising to be the most radical Golf-based concept at the Wörthersee festival, the new Design Vision GTI racing study was created under the guidance of VW brand head of design, Klaus Bischoff.
It features the adoption of a 3.0 liter twin turbocharged V6 gasoline engine and it replaces the stock Golf GTI Mk7's 2.0-liter four-pot with 217hp (220PS) in base trim and 227hp (230PS) in the Performance Edition grade.