Audi A7 Piloted Driving Concept Drives Itself to Vegas, Baby! Audi A7 Piloted Driving Concept Completes a 560-Mile Test Self-Drive from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas.
Jan09

Audi A7 Piloted Driving Concept Drives Itself to Vegas, Baby! Audi A7 Piloted Driving Concept Completes a 560-Mile Test Self-Drive from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas.

Audi A7 Piloted Driving Concept Completes a 560-Mile Test Self-Drive from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas. Audi A7 Piloted Driving Concept is pretty impressive. If anything, it’s even more impressive than it’s scooty-er sibling, the Audi RS7 Piloted Driving Concept, which lapped the Hockenheim racecourse last October. While the RS7 Piloted Driving Concept ran itself driverlessly around a race track at speed with a nearly...

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Best Sedan for 2015 This Year's Best Sedans for the Money
Jan04

Best Sedan for 2015 This Year's Best Sedans for the Money

In our continuing effort to be moderately helpful, here is the TickTickVroom list of best sedans for 2015. We chose the top sedans under $15,000; $20,000; $30,000; $40,000; $50,000; $60,000; $75,000; $100,000 and a few honorable mentions. Some are fast. Some are inexpensive. Some are good in inclement weather. But, all are awesome cars. Best Sedan Under $15,000 2015 Ford Fiesta S MSRP: $14,455 Zero to Sixty: 8.5 seconds Top Speed: 120...

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Top 10 Watches Under $3,000 Just in Time for Holiday Shopping, the Our Ideas of the Best Watches for the Money
Dec17

Top 10 Watches Under $3,000 Just in Time for Holiday Shopping, the Our Ideas of the Best Watches for the Money

Just in Time for Holiday Shopping, the Our Ideas of the Best Watches for the Money… Best Watches Under $3,000, that is. Not all of us have tens of thousands of dollars to spend on watches. I know I don’t. But, less than $3,000… That’s much more doable. Watches under $500… $200… that’s downright parsimonious. As the usual suspects in terms of introduction to fine watch collecting (i.e....

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Best SUV Under… er, Best SUVs for the Money Best SUV Under $20,000; $30,000; $40,000; $50,000; $60,000; $75,000; $100,000
Dec08

Best SUV Under… er, Best SUVs for the Money Best SUV Under $20,000; $30,000; $40,000; $50,000; $60,000; $75,000; $100,000

2014 Best SUVs Under $20,000; $30,000; $40,000; $50,000; $60,000; $75,000; $100,000 Unbelievably, it’ll be 2015 in like 28 days. Crazy, right? That means it’s winter (or almost winter) in a huge chunk of the country. And, winter means snow. And, snow means you need traction. And, traction means four-wheel-drive,  failing that all-wheel-drive, failing that front-wheel-drive. And, finally, that means SUVs. (Or, at least it...

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Subaru Forester STI (Techically Forester tS) The STI SUV We've All Been Waiting for Is Finally Here... Sort of...
Dec01

Subaru Forester STI (Techically Forester tS) The STI SUV We've All Been Waiting for Is Finally Here... Sort of...

The Forester STI SUV We’ve All Been Waiting for Is Finally Here… Sort of… Christmas has come early this year for Subaru fans, more so for Subaru fans in Japan. For about a decade Subie aficionados everywhere have lamented the lack of STI treatment on any car in their line up other than the Impreza. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the WRX STI, especially the 2015 Subaru WRX STI I have sitting in the garage (that...

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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Review: 12 Months A Full Year with the Baby Benz
Nov17

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Review: 12 Months A Full Year with the Baby Benz

A Full Year with the Baby Benz It’s been a year since we got our 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 long-term test car. It’s also been a year since we posted our six-month 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 review. In that review we mentioned a few… let’s call them… foibles with the then newest Baby Benz mixed in among the many high points.   Here’s a quick recap of our six-month 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250...

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Henry Graves Patek Philippe Supercomplication Gets a New Owner The World's Most Complicated Pocket Watch Sells Today at a Sotheby's Auction for a Record $24 Million.
Nov11

Henry Graves Patek Philippe Supercomplication Gets a New Owner The World's Most Complicated Pocket Watch Sells Today at a Sotheby's Auction for a Record $24 Million.

Henry Graves, Jr’s Patek Philippe Supercomplication, The World’s Most Complicated Pocket Watch Sells Today at a Sotheby’s Auction for a Record $24 Million. First question that pops into mind when looking at the Henry Graves, Jr. Patek Philippe Supercomplication pocket watch is a practical one. $24 million price tag aside, who would ever carry a pocket watch weighing a massive 1 pound 3 ounces (aka 536 grams) and...

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NASA Countdown Clock Nears Retirement After 47 Years, the Iconic Clock Counts Down Its Last Seconds
Nov04

NASA Countdown Clock Nears Retirement After 47 Years, the Iconic Clock Counts Down Its Last Seconds

Five… Four… Three… Two… One… Ignition. We all know it. The ticking down of the NASA Countdown Clock heralds the launch of a rocket or the Space Shuttle (which sadly is no more). Those are also the words that spark the imagination of every child (and grown-up) that has ever looked to the sky wondering what lies beyond the bounds of our little blue marble.   Hand-in-hand with Mission Control counting...

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Audi RS7 Piloted: Driverless Audi at Hockenheim Driverless Audi RS7 Laps the Track at Speed Using a Picture-Perfect Line
Oct19

Audi RS7 Piloted: Driverless Audi at Hockenheim Driverless Audi RS7 Laps the Track at Speed Using a Picture-Perfect Line

Driverless Audi RS7 Laps the Track at Speed Using a Picture-Perfect Line We already know the $104,900 (base MSRP) Audi RS7 is the biggest beast among all other beastly super-sedans. With its 4.0-liter, 560 horsepower, 516 pound-feet twin-turbocharged V8 powering all four wheels through a Audi’s bullet-proof Quattro AWD system and an eight-speed automatic gearbox, the Audi RS7 Sportback will power from 0 to 60 mph in a scant 3.7...

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Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Celebrates their 175th Anniversary Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175 Is Possibly the Greatest Watch in a Generation...
Oct18

Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Celebrates their 175th Anniversary Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175 Is Possibly the Greatest Watch in a Generation...

Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175 Is Possibly the Greatest Watch in a Generation… And, it should be. The Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime is 175 years in the making. What makes it so special, apart from the fact that Patek Philippe is only making 7 (6 for sale and 1 for the Patek Philippe museum) and that it costs $2.5 million, that is? How about 20 complications, a stunning rose gold case and six patents. This...

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