Results for: 2016

The Lincoln Navigator Concept, Accidentally a Pioneer

I have had this theory for a while now, but I have never written about until just this second. For the purpose of this article, I will only introduce my theory and explain in another article. Executive summary: I think that people will eventually be living in their cars en masse. The 2016 Lincoln Navigator concept may accidentally be the first conceptual 2nd generation mobile home. To be frank, I

Opus Prius Prime

The Toyota Prius has been the gold standard of Hybrids since its inception in 1997. However, before it, there were a great many hybrids built. Just shy of a century’s worth. The primogeniture, a gasoline electric Hybrid automobile was manufactured by the great Ferdinand Porsche. His prius opus was the first ever front wheel drive automobile. The Semper Vivus was his second automotive first a

Land Rover Defender: The Death of Huey

The British made Defender, has been essentially unchanged since 1983, though before then it was denoted by its wheelbase (as in: Land Rover 110). In 1990 they were to introduce a new wheelbase Discovery, and feared it would be the source of confusion, so Land Rover added the Defender designation to divert the discovery of anarchy (under the mud is a dirty Discovery). Other than the addition of m

The First 'Fun' Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius is unarguably one of the most important cars of the generation, and quite frankly, ever. When it was released in 1997, it was ahead of its time, as gas prices had not yet justified its existence. However, gas prices soon skyrocketed and the Prius enjoyed a behemoth of a boost in sales. It was so successful, that it alone accounts for over 40 percent of hybrid sales. Unfortunately,

The Shelby GT350R Mustang Is on Its Way!

It’s the announcement that pony car enthusiasts have been waiting for: Ford has begun production of the Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustang (pictured). These highly anticipated Ford Shelby autos are being made at the automaker’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, MI, which is the same plant where the standard Mustang was once produced “This is a special day for all Mustang enthusiasts,” said Bill

Snag a Dodge Hellcat While You Can

Demand for 2015 Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcats is at such a fevered pitch that all of the available 2015 model-year cars have already been snapped up. It appears that even Dodge was caught unawares by the brisk sales these high-performance muscle cars have generated, which is why the automaker announced that it is doubling down on production of its 2016 model-year Dodge Hellcat vehicles

Buzz About the Mazda MX-5

The Mazda MX-5 officially started shipping from the factory the day before July. Since then they have exceeded sales expectations; pre-delivery. Apparently everyone loves the fourth generation Miata. But why is the news buzzing so fervently about the newest Mazda MX-5, did the Japanese Automaker just knock this one out of the park? The Miata has always essentially existed in a vacuum. And by that

Plug-in Hybrid SUV Race: Mercedes GLE550e

Mercedes-Benz’s new 2015 GLE line may seem like an all-new model, but it actually is not. It is just an SUV by another name. Merc is now giving all of its SUVs the G distinction, I assume for clarity’s sake. Mercedes’s GLE550e seems to be the most limited of the plug-in Hybrid SUVs hitting the market, but if it is a race, they might be getting there first as it is supposed to be released in Septem

Plug-in Hybrid SUV Race: Volvo XC90

The Volvo XC90 is entering its second generation. This new generation is beyond exciting. Before its official release in the fall later this year; it has already nearly reached its projected production numbers for 2015: 44,000 of 50,000 in pre-orders with at least another month before hitting showrooms. And that was only in the span of less than a year from its unveiling last year. It has also wo

Audi R8: Grace Plus Race

The Audi R8 debuted in 2007, when it did it revolutionized the entire brand. Before then people saw the Bavarian based Automaker (no, not Bavarian Motor Works) as an afterthought, especially after the other Bavarian company (this time I do mean BMW). People thought: well we’ve seen BMWs, Jags, Mercedi, Lexi, Acuras, Cadillacs and nothing has struck our attention… maybe we should swing