The other Saab, though - the one that makes planes. Saab is planning a return to the auto industry. Sort of. While Saab often marketed its cars as fighter planes for the road, in reality the aviation and automotive divisions were separated in 1990, after General Motors bought the latter. Saab Automobile has, of course, gone on to become a deeply sad cautionary tale of how not to run a car company. It never made money under GM’s ownership and patience finally ran out in 2010 when it was offloaded to Dutch minnow Spyker, a venture that ended in bankruptcy. The remains are now owned by New Electric Vehicles Sweden , which finally hopes to start producing an EV based on the ancient 9-3 in 2017. The Turkish government has bought a license to produce its own version of the car , as well. Meanwhile, aviation and defense company Saab Group has prospered, building aircraft, missiles, radar systems, and software. And it is those expertise in radar and software that Saab … [Read more...] about Saab is coming back to cars!
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There's a 2.0 Mazda-sourced engine under the hood. Hurtan is a Granada-based small-scale automaker, focused on building retro-looking vehicles with modern technologies. About two months ago, the Spanish company unveiled its Grand Albaycin roadster based on the Mazda MX-5 , and now there’s a new version of that car. Just like Mazda has a hardtop version of the two-seater, Hurtan is launching the Grand Albaycin Bespoke based on the MX-5 Miata RF. Logically, this means the soft-top mechanism is replaced by an automatic hardtop roof, which can be finished in a different color compared to the rest of the body for a two-tone paint scheme. Gallery: Hurtan Grand Albaycín Bespoke 5 Photos Other than the hardtop, the sports car looks identical to the model introduced in January. One major difference though is the lack of the entry-level 1.5-liter engine. The Miata RF-based roadster will be … [Read more...] about Hurtan Grand Albaycín Bespoke Is A Miata RF With Euro Influences
London - May 1, 2018 - Jonathan Noble, one of the most respected members of the Formula 1 press corps, will be honoured with an award for his services to the media coverage of Formula 1 this week at the prestigious Lorenzo Bandini Awards in Brisighella, Italy, on Saturday, May 5. The Trofeo Lorenzo Bandini awards ceremony is held annually in memory of Italian Ferrari driver and Le Mans victor, Lorenzo Bandini, who died in a racing accident at the Monaco Grand Prix at the age of 31. The awards are held in great affection by the entire Formula 1 community and are notable for the open-air ceremony set in a medieval amphitheater in the heart of Bandini’s hometown of Brisighella. Previous winners of the Lorenzo Bandini Award include Michael Schumacher, Max Verstappen, Kimi Raikkonen and Jenson Button. This year, the 25th anniversary of the awards, will honour Mercedes AMG Petronas driver, Valtteri Bottas, who will open proceedings by leading a parade of cars in a F1 W07 … [Read more...] about Jonathan Noble to be honoured at the Lorenzo Bandini Awards
Despite cutting edge tech, you should be able to afford one. The Volkswagen Project Trinity aims to create a new electric vehicle architecture, a radical production approach for it, and autonomous driving tech. VW CEO Ralf Brandstätter told Germany's Welt am Sonntag newspaper that despite these lofty goals that the model resulting from this work would only cost around 35,000 euros (approx. £31,000 at current exchange rates). Brandstätter told the paper that the vehicle coming out of Project Trinity would be a "dynamic and streamlined car with a length of just over four metres (157.5 inches)." For comparison, a Tesla Model 3 is about 4.7 metres (185 inches) long. Gallery: VW Mobile EV Charging Robot Prototype 3 Photos VW's goal is to give the model Level 3 self-driving capability. This means the vehicle could pilot itself in certain conditions but still requires constant monitoring by a human behind the … [Read more...] about VW’s Project Trinity EV will be surprisingly cheap
The Age newspaper has uncovered details of plans to rezone and redevelop the horse and motor racing venue that occupies 112 hectares of prime real estate in Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs. According to the report, plans to have zoning changed from 'special use' to residential would see the sporting facilities demolished to make way for an entire new suburb comprising of 7500 homes. The venue has been hosting horse racing since 1888 and motorsport since the early 1960s. While the threat of redevelopment at Sandown is nothing new, and this particular work has been ongoing for around two years, the report says venue owner the Melbourne Racing Club has now drawn up a formal rezoning plan that will be presented to the Dandenong Council on April 16. But it may not be welcomed with local arms by the council, Dandenong mayor Angela Long telling The Age she is concerned about a lack of sporting facilities in the area. “I am a little bit disappointed that the MRC are doing … [Read more...] about Sandown redevelopment threat growing – report