Alfa Romeo returns to the F1 after a 30-year hiatus.
The new team name Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 was officially announced earlier this month. Details of the deal include Ferrari powerplants for the Dallara-chassis race cars and technical know-how from the Fiat-Chrylser Automotive (FCA), the owners of Fiat, Ferrari and Alfa Romeo.
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Porsche appears to have Tesla in its crosshairs.
Ignore the exhaust tips on the back. Those are just to throw off casual onlookers. According to our friends at Autoblog, there’s a good chance this is the electric car Porsche hopes to throw down against Tesla. Called Mission E in previous concepts, Porsche has talked about this car for several years though this is…
via Porsche’s Mission E caught testing alongside Tesla vehicles — TechCrunch
It just keeps getting better!
Tesla has lowered the entry-level price of the Model X SUV, from $82,500 to $79,500. The $3,000 price drop is the result of improved margins for the electric vehicle, which the company achieved thanks to “efficiencies” achieved in the manufacturing process, Reuters reports. Tesla’s Model X and Model S sales performance were areas of key…
via Tesla lowers Model X base price due to improved margins — TechCrunch
Think EVs are a passing fancy?
The folks at Volvo apparently disagree. The Chinese-owned carmaker announced ambitious plans to electrify their entire lineup by model year 2019.
Volvo is done with entirely traditional engines and exclusively gas-powered vehicles, the company announced. By 2019, Volvo group intends to offer only either fully electric or hybrid engines on all new models, making it the first automaker to commit to using only alternative drive trains. The end of the solely combustion engine-powered car did seem…
via Volvo will only make electric and hybrid cars starting in 2019 — TechCrunch
At the Formula E Paris ePrix over the weekend, the driverless Roborace navigated a lap of the 1.9 km course all by itself — all 14 turns. Read More
via Roborace autonomous car takes a lap in Paris — TechCrunch
One of the up-and-coming teams in Formula One auto racing rolled out a surprising new paint scheme today.
Historically the Mercedes-powered racers of the Force India team have sported a black and silver livery. But a new sponsor has changed all that!
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The Formula One racing season has come to an end. The long winter months may be drab and dreary, but you can still show your team colors with crisp and colorful F1 gear! Continue reading “F1 Coffee Mugs”
After a long hiatus the venerable marque of Alfa Romeo has finally returned to American shores. Here’s some video of the new 505-horsepower Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. Pricing was recently announced with base models starting at $37,995 and topping out at $72,000 MSRP for the bella macchina we see here.
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Volkswagen celebrates the iconic Golf GTI with a 300-horsepower special edition.
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Last September an important piece of drivable automotive history crossed the auction block for an epic $3.7 million dollars.
Built on a Maserati Bora platform, the Boomerang prototype was intended to inspire. And inspire it did.
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