Monthly Archives: August 2014

Watch Sebastian Vettel turn out to be initial driver to lap Sochi GP circuit

In April of last yr, Sebastian Vettel and David Coulthard drove the unpaved Sochi Formula One particular circuit in a pair of Infiniti M sedans, receiving each muddy and airborne in the procedure. Now with tarmac laid down and fences place up, Vettel and Coulthard have gone back to the Black Sea holiday spot for another hot lap, this time in a Q50 Hybrid and with no the require for mud flaps.

Lamando is Chinese for VW Jetta CC [w/video]

VW Lamando

Volkswagen is not messing around when it characterizes its new MQB architecture as modular. It is previously underpinning the VW Golf, Audi A3, Seat Leon and Skoda Octavia, and will soon form the basis for a lot of more. And right here is the latest.

This Labor Day, lower fuel rates suggest more cars on the road [w/video]

Consumer Prices

It really is not hard to realize, when gas rates go up, Americans occasionally drive significantly less on nationwide holidays. This 12 months, however gasoline prices are decrease than they have been correct prior to Labor Day considering that 2010, and that implies the American Automobile Association (AAA) is predicting that the variety of men and women taking a street trip of much more than 50 miles is expected to rise in contrast to last year. AAA says that 35 million men and women will make a 50+ mile trip this yr, the highest number since 2008 and up one.3 % from 2013. There’s a video report on this increase accessible below.

Ford hybrid revenue rebound following MPG controversy

Ford C-Max Hybrid

Ford hybrid consumers apparently have very quick memories. With two EPA fuel economic climate reratings in the final year, sales of the C-Max, Fusion Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ haven’t been too terribly dented, Ward’s Automobile reviews.

Corvette museum to fill in sinkhole, depart five autos unrestored

Sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum

Preservation or restoration. That’s the question that faces any individual dealing with classic cars, and it truly is the situation with which the Nationwide Corvette Museum is grappling in the wake of the sinkhole that opened up in its midst this previous February.

Volvo PV444 turns 70

Volvo PV444

Volvo has produced all method of cars above the course of its extended background, like coupes, convertibles, hatchbacks, sedans, wagons and SUVs. But the car that started out it all was the PV444.

The sunniest Ferrari collection you have ever seen, shot for Forza mag

There’s a stable of about forty lovely prancing horses hiding in a Tennessee garage. These thoroughbreds aren’t out to win the next Triple Crown, though. Instead, this is one of the very best collections of Ferraris in the planet exactly where you would almost certainly least anticipate it.

Photographer and car journalist Clint Davis went there to publish a story about collector Phil Bachman for the Ferrari-focused Forza magazine, and he took some dazzling images to go along with his words. At the very same time, he brought along a good friend to movie their day meeting Bachman and his sublime assortment.

Anti-UAW VW staff move to type very own union

VW Announcement

The struggle in excess of unionization at the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, TN, continues to get much more complicated. There is now a 2nd union fighting to organize at the plant although this one particular is staunchly against the actions of the United Automobile Staff. At the exact same time, the UAW is nonetheless signing up voluntary members to its lately developed Regional 42 at the facility and is reportedly near possessing a bulk of the hourly personnel on its side.

Audi recalling 70k TDI models globally more than braking difficulty

Audi A7 TDI

Audi is issuing a recall covering some 70,000 automobiles worldwide, due to issues with their brake boosters. In accordance to Automotive Information Europe, diesel-powered examples of the A4, A5, A6, A7 and Q7 are all currently being called back due to this issue.