What is a Sleeper Car?

When we look at the vast modern car lineup, what vehicles could we classify as a sleeper car? Are large S-class sedans with AMG engines a sleeper? Is the Audis Rs7 a sleeper because of a 3.2 second  0-60 time? Tough decisions right? If we define sleeper as not being cost dependent, but simply being […]

Special China Editions of Luxury Cars

With the burgeoning automobile market in China, luxury automakers are cashing in. Luxury brands are tailoring models to the Chinese market, and producing special editions JUST for this market.   1. Audi R8 China Edition  80 total 2. 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago Super Veloce China Edition 10 total 3. 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S China Edition 10 total 3. […]

The First Automotive Engineer was a Watchmaker

Differential steering is something to we take for granted in our everyday life, but if asked how it works, few would understand the mechanics. The key was always that turning required a “differential” in wheel speeds. The solution came from watchmaking, and the first patent came in 1827  by Onésiphore Pecqueur (1792–1852) of the Conservatoire des […]

A Car That Runs on Air and Water

Israel company Phinergy enhances the range of a lithium ion battery using an aluminum battery, which gathers charge using an aluminum-air reaction. The byproduct of the reaction, aluminum hydroxide, is recyclable. The company has a contract with a major OEM to bring the product to market by 2017. The test car is clearly a Citroen vehicle […]