Mercedes-AMG have brought the Formula 1 technology to the road with the impressive Project One. The hypercar has already been displayed in some major auto shows, and it ended up at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The event took place in Florida last month, while we were reporting live from the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, but the video that follows has just come to our attention. It’s a far cry from the supercar-thrashing films that we have gotten ourselves used to, but since the Mercedes-AMG Project One isn’t scheduled to hit the road for at least another year, it’s great to see it out in the open under natural light. While the uber-Merc looks very nice indeed, and it moves (slowly) running just on electric power, it struggles to go uphill. We figure that’s probably because the juice in the batteries was depleted, but in any case it needed a helping hand – or six… In production form, AMG promises that the Project One will need less than 6 … [Read more...] about Mercedes-AMG Project One Hypercar Still Needs A Push To Go Uphill
Tweet TweetBritish tuner Project Kahn has shifted its attention from a the usual Land Rover offroaders to a “radical” idea of tweaking a Jeep Wrangler. The new tune is called the Project Kahn Military Edition. It actually looks mildly impressive but you wouldn’t really think it’ll be going to be drafted soon. Nothing about the way the Jeep Wrangler Military Edition actually has something to do with the actual army, it doesn’t even look like it has something to do with the place either. Come to think of it, forget the tanks, there’s plenty of off-road vehicles that have nothing to do with looking as garish as this model. The new color coded look is impressive on the city streets but it certainly has nothing to do with the way an Army vehicle looks or goes. Also, I can’t remember when the last time a press release ever mentioned the fitting of a sports exhaust system with twin tailpipes ever coming from the Military. Project Kahn promises to be … [Read more...] about Jeep Wrangler goes Military thanks to Project Kahn
Back in 1976, I used to beg my mom each morning to get me to school early, just so I could play an insane inner-city game called Suicide. I was 10 years old, and while the St. Anselm nuns copped a smoke next to the rectory, trying to steady their nerves for yet another day without debauchery*, 50 testosterone-filled boys gathered to throw a raggedy tennis ball against the church wall. The object of the game was simple. Catch the ball without fumbling or the mob pummeled you. It was the greatest game ever… unless you dropped the ball. Then it was your ass. That’s what I think restoring a car is like. Your energy level at the start of the process is as high as Rick Ross’ cholesterol. That’s the exciting part. But you also have to figure out how to make a thousand teeny tiny decisions without dropping the ball, because if you drop the ball, your financial ass will be handed to you. And that’s where a bit of indecision creeps in and you suddenly become That … [Read more...] about My Chevrolet Corvair Project Gets Stripped To The Metal As Its Racing Story Begins
Crazily customized and Mazda-powered, today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Cortina obviously isn’t for everybody. Let’s see if its price ensures that it’s at least for somebody. To say that Porsche’s first mass-market mid-engine car, the 1969 - 1976 914, had unconventional, out of brand styling is like averring that Ben Carson should have gotten hold of an IKEA catalog. The point is pretty much out there. When Porsche decided to revisit the mid-engine milieu with the 718 Boxster and Cayman they stuck to their lane. The early Boxster even sharing its B-pillar forward with the contemporary 911 . Yesterday’s 2007 Porsche Cayman, the convertible Boxster’s coupé companion, proved that going with what works, well… works. That sassy styling, along with a $21,000 asking price more than made up for the car being the less aggressive base model. When all was said and done, it walked away with a 73-percent Nice Price win. I’d say it looked … [Read more...] about At $3,500, Would You Old School Rule In This Wild 1969 Ford Cortina Wagon Project?
Mercedes-AMG will probably build the Project One hypercar in the United Kingdom to keep it close to the Formula One team. The company has already confirmed that the F1 powertrain will be built at the racing team’s base in Brixworth. Speaking with Autocar at the New York Auto Show, AMG boss Tobias Moers said that perfecting the engine and hybrid system for the road is proving difficult. “That powertrain is really complicated. It’s good, but not good enough yet,” he admitted. A Nurburgring record attempt is possible Shortly after the Geneva Motor Show, Moers claimed that the Project One hypercar might be able to beat the outright Nurburgring record currently held by the Porsche 956 of 6 min 11.1 seconds. The fastest production car to lap the famed German circuit is the Porsche 911 GT2 RS with a blistering 6 min 47 sec time. Mercedes has yet to publicize certain figures for the Project One but the 1.6-liter turbocharged hybrid powertrain should deliver between … [Read more...] about Mercedes-AMG Likely To Build Project One Hypercar In The UK