Detroit Electric SP:01: The Next Evolution in Electric Sportcars or Too Little, Too Late?
Apr05

Detroit Electric SP:01: The Next Evolution in Electric Sportcars or Too Little, Too Late?

I’m confused.  Hasn’t this car happened already?  A few years ago, I remember driving a little all electric roadster that hit 60 mph in about three-and-a-half seconds and looked a lot like a Lotus Elise.  It’s true, at first glance, the Detroit Electric SP:01 appears awfully similar to a Tesla Roadster, which is logical as both are based on the Lotus Elise/Exige platform.  But, according the Alex Lam’s Detroit...

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VIDEO: Ferrari LaFerrari: So Nice, They Said It Twice…
Mar06

VIDEO: Ferrari LaFerrari: So Nice, They Said It Twice…

It is the season of the hyper-car.  First, the McLaren P1 bows.  Then the Lamborghini Veneno.  Now, its Ferrari’s turn with the successor to the Enzo, the oddly named Ferrari LaFerrari.  (They really should have gone with Ferrari F70.)  Ferrari LaFerrari Top View The Enzo was a car with spectacular performance, so its successor needs to be even better.  The Ferrari LaFerrari is the “maximum expression” of all that is...

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McLaren P1: Filling the McLaren F1’s Very Fast Shoes [UPDATED]
Mar06

McLaren P1: Filling the McLaren F1’s Very Fast Shoes [UPDATED]

Twenty years, nine months and eight days ago, McLaren changed the automotive world with the record shattering, paradigm shifting, technology advancing, wall poster-ing McLaren F1, forever earning the name McLaren a place within the ranks of car primacy.  With that kind of pedigree, each subsequent car debuted by the Surrey, UK-based supercar maker has had quite a weight to bear.   As their first “main stream” road car, the...

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VIDEO: Ford Atlas Concept Truck’s Active Wheel Shutters in Action
Feb10

VIDEO: Ford Atlas Concept Truck’s Active Wheel Shutters in Action

The Ford Atlas Concept truck that debuted at the Detroit Auto Show has Active Wheel Shutters that can open and close to improve aerodynamics and, consequently, fuel economy.  Here is a video from the 2013 Chicago Auto Show of the very cool wheels in...

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Video of McLaren P1 Undergoing Track Testing
Jan24

Video of McLaren P1 Undergoing Track Testing

The eagerly anticipated McLaren P1 is continuing its development.  Take a look at this video of the P1’s track testing.   McLaren P1 on the Track...

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Sports Cars, Sedans & Trucks, Oh My: Highlights from Detroit Day Two
Jan16

Sports Cars, Sedans & Trucks, Oh My: Highlights from Detroit Day Two

It’s day two at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  That means more debuts, updates, concepts and all around automotive shenanigans.  With new models from Bentley, Mini, Cadillac, Ford and all the rest, the 2013 Detroit Auto Show is showing us that car makers mean business and are pulling very few punches with their next generations and beyond.  Now, the highlights… FALCON MOTORSPORTS:If...

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Concepts, Future Models & Updates Rule the Day in Detroit
Jan14

Concepts, Future Models & Updates Rule the Day in Detroit

So, today is the first day of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  And, after yesterday’s unveiling of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, many of the other major auto makers are seeking to make an impact of their own with future models, updates and concepts.  Based on a select few from Jeep, VW, Tesla, Porsche, Bimmer, Audi, Infiniti & others, they are not going to disappoint.  The future is a bright...

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Introducing the Trident Iceni Grand Tourer
Aug25

Introducing the Trident Iceni Grand Tourer

2013 Trident Iceni Grand Tourer It’s official.  I really want this car.  And, that’s not something I often say about a turbo-diesel (Audi R8 V12 TDI excepted).  What is it, you ask?  It’s the 2013 Trident Iceni Grand Tourer fresh from the UK.  Never heard of them?  That’s not surprising as they’ve come and gone regularly from the auto world since 1966 with their most recent reboot being in 1999.  This...

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The 2012 London Olympics Mini MINI "Go-Fer" Electric R/C Car
Aug04

The 2012 London Olympics Mini MINI "Go-Fer" Electric R/C Car

2012 London Olympic Games Mini MINI R/C Car For those who don’t know, BMW is the Official Automotive Partner to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.  So far BMW has provided 160 BMW 1 Series ActiveE and 40 MINI E electric cars for various shuttling duties.  Ferrying athletes and officials is all well and good, but who is going to deliver the javelins, discuses, hammers, shot-puts, etc. after being thrown all over the...

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Audi R8 E-Tron Hums It’s Way Around the Nürburgring in Record Time
Jun29

Audi R8 E-Tron Hums It’s Way Around the Nürburgring in Record Time

Audi R8 e-tron Nürburgring World Record Lap at 8:09.099 Audi and the Nürburgring go together like apple strudel and vanilla custard.  That the electric wündercar, the R8 e-tron, is Audi’s most recent offering to lap the ‘Ring is no surprise.  However, this latest iteration of the Bavarian buddy story is one for the record books.   Earlier today, the R8 e-tron, Audi’s all electric version of the phenomenal R8, set the...

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