We have seen cars split in half before and some of them are designed to do that to dissipate the immense forces associated with a high-speed crash and this Audi R8 driver has some very clever German engineering to thank and maybe his guardian angel too. The crash occurred a couple days ago in Northern Italy, and as you can see from the images, the damage to the Audi R8 is extensive to say the least. Related Posts Audi Reveals More Powerful and Sharper Looking R8 Facelift Oct 24, 2018 Audi Teaser Shows New R8 Front End Design Oct 23, 2018 The details of the crash aren’t known, but it does involve a Volkswagen van which can be seen in a few photos with damage to its front. If we had to guess what happened, we would say the R8 was possibly sideways after losing control on the wet surface when it smashed into the van. According to the Facebook post, the R8 driver actually climbed out of the car nearly unhurt. The VW driver had … [Read more...] about Audi R8 Driver Walks Away After Car Splits In Two
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Back in 1976, Ford began developing a new small truck platform of its own: the Ranger. A frugal, fuel-efficient truck for the hardworking American, the Ranger was born as a contingency plan from Ford for an industry and consumer shift to smaller trucks that evolved into an icon. Now it’s back, so here’s a look at the mess of politics, recession and war that brought on the 1983 original. The Ford Ranger was, for a time, the best selling truck in the U.S., and its legacy as a straightforward no-bullshit machine for the working person and go-to second vehicle for active lifestyles kept it alive in the U.S. for nearly 30 years and cemented it in the hearts of fans. But this dependable, lovable truck was Ford’s answer to changing politics, harsh economic recession, and an oil crisis that turned American consumers away from big and thirsty domestic vehicles, and towards the new threat of smaller, economical and fuel-efficient imports. Recession, War And The Oil Crisis: … [Read more...] about The Lovable Ford Ranger Emerged As A Hero Out Of Recession And War
The Honda HR-V has well and truly withstood the test of time. Originally launched here in February 2015, the Hi-Rider Revolutionary Vehicle (in case you forgot what it stood for) pretty much sailed through to 2018, topping the B-segment crossover sales chart and leaving most of its rivals green with envy. In fact, the HR-V is Honda Malaysia’s second most popular model after the City, accounting for a full 30% of the company’s total sales. Some phenomenon, isn’t it? Even after all those years, demand remains bullish. But how do you up the ante? Or rather, how much better can the HR-V get? Not by a whole lot apparently, as you’ll find out in a bit. Let’s just say, if it ain’t broke… After all, the HR-V was indeed the model that sparked the subcompact crossover craze in Malaysia. In a superficial market, style is paramount, because nobody wants to be seen driving an ugly car (read: Chevy Orlando, Fiat Multipla), no matter the practicality. The … [Read more...] about DRIVEN: 2018 Honda HR-V RS facelift review in Malaysia
BMW revealed the first official pictures and information on the BMW 8 Series. Here is the first static comparison with the Mercedes S-Class Coupe. Since 1999, when the former BMW 8 Series was discontinued, the Mercedes S-Class Coupe has not had a competitor from BMW. The BMW 8 Series resembles more to the Porsche 911, but the S-Class Coupe remains the traditional rival But in November 2018, the second generation of the BMW 8 Series will compete again against the luxury Mercedes S-Class Coupe, as a BMW insider stated that the new BMW 8 Series will be positioned much more as a rival of the Porsche 911 and of the Aston Martin DB11 than a competitor for the Mercedes S-Class Coupe. BMW 8 Series will not replace the 6 Series, but the 6 Series Coupe and Cabriolet will not exist anymore. BMW stated that the digit 8 in the model’s name is an indicative of the newcomer’s high-ranking status within BMW products range. As in the past with the BMW Z8 and also with the current BMW i8, it … [Read more...] about The BMW 8 Series vs Mercedes S-Class Coupe after almost 20 years.
New York Auto Show 2018: After the facelift of the Mercedes C-Class, the Germans now also launch the facelifted power versions Mercedes-AMG C 63 and C 63 S Coupe which get a new grille and a new transmission. The new features of the facelift are according to AMG for all four model derivatives, but initially there are only photos of the new C 63 Coupe. At first glance, the AMG-specific Panamericana radiator grille stands out, which now graces the front of the C63 after the GT models. Due to the vertical struts, the performance model from Affalterbach differs significantly from the standard C-Class. Slightly less noticeable, but also newly designed are the outer air intakes. By contrast, the new tail barely differs from its predecessor: On closer inspection, it is noticeable that the double tailpipe trims are slightly flattened than before. Also new is the wheel design, which should provide better aerodynamics. The C 63 comes standard with 18-inch wheels, with optional 19-inch … [Read more...] about New York Auto Show 2018: Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe facelift is official