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Dec 28, 2018
A Craiglist ad shows info about a Mazda Miata being up for sale, but it's not an ordinary Miata, this vehicle got an extreme makeover from its owner, and now it's up for sale for those who are looking for an extra gift from Santa this holiday season. The car got a reworked V8 engine from a Ford Cleveland, and although there are no indicators about how many horsepowers can sustain this modified Mazda Miata, it is evident that the vehicle can make a quarter mile in just 11 seconds, and that's amazing for such a car. The car is up for sale at $20,000, and it's available in North Carolina.
Dec 28, 2018
A Youtuber named Danny Hyunn recently uploaded a video where it displays an RC vehicle that looks like it came out of a Mad Max film. Danny Hyunn dedicates its Youtube channel to show his amazing creations, and this vehicle can be quite deceptive, as the RC car is smaller than it seems. The post-apocalyptic toy has a small electric engine and its covered with details and an open-jaw in its front side. The drifting-based toy car was once a Humvee according to the description of the video and was Danny's smallest design, according to him. If you're interested in these RC marvels, keep an eye on Danny's Youtube channel.
Dec 28, 2018
According to Wedbush Securities analysts, the demand for Tesla's Model 3 vehicle has been increasing steadily, and for 2019 it looks solid. Also, the raising interest from consumers will reduce Tesla's risk to raise capital in the future. According to analysts, the deliveries to European customers appear to be in order, and the recent reduction of Tesla prices in China looks like an essential detonator for the automaker's growth. The current switch from consumers to SUVs are no problem for Tesla as they seem to be preferring Tesla's most affordable passenger car.
Dec 28, 2018
The Toyota Prius isn't precisely the vehicle most people have in mind when it comes to performance or sports cars, but there is a segment of the population that owns the car who wants to spice things up for the 2019 Toyota Prius. The Toyota Racing Development team created a set of visual upgrades for those who yearn for a more aggressive-looking Prius. The new body parts and components are already available in Japan and will be on display at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon, and buyers can purchase the items separately or buy the whole pack of parts with the option to paint the components for an additional price.
Dec 28, 2018
Subaru is planning to bring its new WRX STI to the United States and will make its first public appearance at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2019. The company calls it the S209 and is the first special edition vehicle that will be introduced into the U.S. auto market. The Japanese car manufacturer teased the announcement through a video called "From Japan with Love" where it displayed some of the car's features. Subaru enthusiasts will surely keep an eye on the new WRX SIT since it's based on the Impreza.
Dec 28, 2018
The eternal debate of rotary-versus-piston engine has been in many discussions amongst car enthusiasts, especially Mazda fans. However, Car Throttle has set a few tests to provide some answers and data on the issue. Mazda fans have always dreamed of owning an RX-8, and even though they are cheap, the rotary-based engine vehicle does come with some problems concerning performance. Also, The RX-8 dynamometer testings indicate that the vehicle can sustain 238hp, as powerful as it was when it was released, but mostly due to its rotary engine being down on compression. The dyno also shows that power comes from the wheels instead of the flywheels, and it seems that the RX-8 prognosis doesn't look so good.
Dec 28, 2018
According to GM executives, there are plans underway for a new pickup for the South American market. The new truck will have compact, and unibody features and the automaker is planning to replace its Chevy Montana. Sources claim that the new vehicle will be revealed sometime in 2020 and will compete against Ford's new Focus-style truck. The upcoming vehicle will be the last GEM production from the automaker and will be developed in Brazil if it goes into production. The unnamed car will be produced at GM's Sao Caetano do Sul plant, and its powertrain will be introduced from GM's plant in Argentina.
Dec 28, 2018
According to some analysts from Consumer Edge Research's, Ferrari and Penske will be the leaders on the stock market in 2019. The Italian automaker is planning to expand on their production of high-end luxury vehicles for the next seven years. Also, the analyst recommends buying shares from Penske in 2019, due to the company's focus on used cars as buyers now prefer older models. Another company that will have a relatively good year in the stock market is General Motors, due to its push for autonomous driving and development of technology.
Dec 28, 2018
Elon Musk recently claimed that Tesla drivers in Europe would see a significant increase in Superchargers in 2019 with additional coverage for 100 percent of Europe, from Ireland to Kiev, from Norway to Turkey, according to billionaire and Tesla's CEO. Also, Musk announced the addition of its Superchargers in 2019 to the African continent, and at the time there are no current chargers in place. As the year is ending, there are currently 11,583 Superchargers from Tesla at 1,350 charging stations around the globe.
Dec 28, 2018
Carlos Ghosn seems to be in the eye of the hurricane as new allegations concerning payments to Saudi businessmen rise against him. Tokyo prosecutors made an inquiry regarding Ghosn's misconduct, and the former Nissan Chairman used company money to pay a Saudi businessman to help him out of financial difficulties. According to Nissan sources, the businessman who allegedly helped Ghosn is the chairman of E.A. Al-Juffali and Brothers, one of Saudi Arabia's biggest conglomerates and a member of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority. Also, Tokyo prosecutors arrested Ghosn once again this Friday after he transferred his investment losses to the Japanese automaker.
Dec 27, 2018
Volkswagen is setting up for a streak of new vehicles based on the new MEB platform, and apparently, the German car manufacturer is preparing to announce a new SUV that will be able to withstand heavy-duty off-road conditions, according to auto news outlets. Some rumors say that the new vehicle will be called the 'T-Rug' due to its ruggedness and robust capabilities, and it will be offered in different presentations, such as a five-door and three-door variants. According to the reports, the new SUV will compete against Land Rover's Defender and will go along the zero-emissions wagon.
Dec 27, 2018
Earlier this year the Japanese automaker revealed the new edition of the D:5 Delica, and now they are preparing to stir things a bit with a new concept for their future crossover. According to a single image released by Mitsubishi, the carmaker will reveal the new SUV at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January. The concept version of the D:5 Delica is similar to its standard counterpart, but some components show the new vehicle will be capable of enduring off-road scenarios. Both cars will share the same engine, but Mitsubishi has not provided any further details about the crossover.
Dec 27, 2018
Earlier this year the Lexus UX by Modellista was revealed to the public and its already getting a new set of body parts for those who want to stand out from the crowd. The new body kit has a set of elements that will appeal enthusiasts of the tuning scene, and Modellista is not sparing any details. However, there are no indicators if these new body parts will be available outside Japan as Modellista will display the new body kit at the Tokyo Auto Salon. Lexus seems to be considering developing a new F model, but if the vehicle gets the green-light, it will surely be a hybrid.
Dec 26, 2018
Greg Kelly was released after being held for more than a month inside Tokyo's Detention Center after being accused of corruption charges. Greg Kelly alongside Nissan's Chairman, Carlos Ghosn, was arrested earlier in November after they arrived in Japan aboard their corporate jet. Carlos Ghosn was detained for not disclosing his actual salary to Japanese authorities and misusing company money. Some experts and analysts are even saying that there is a conspiracy against Ghosn and Nissan's executive team, claiming that corporate policies are part of a coup de gras.
Dec 26, 2018
Porsche is an excellent developer of elegant, exclusive sports cars, and one of their most underrated features is their ability to create great interior design for their vehicles. Through the years the German automaker has created classics such as the red-white stripes pattern seats, the pinstripe pattern, red & blue tartan, Pepita, and the Pasha. Most of these options have been included in cars such as the 911 Carrera and the 928 S, and most Porsche enthusiasts will surely take a trip through nostalgia avenue when they see these seats on their favorite Porsche vehicles.
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