It seems space is now the final frontier for customizing cars. Well, at least in terms of the one-off BMW M850i Night Sky that features trim made from actual meteoric rock.The far-out Bimmer was crafted by the marque's Individual department, which applied the meteoric material to the center console trim, shift lever, engine ignition button, and the iDrive controller. Inlays also made from meteorite were incorporated into the door sills, which say "NIGHT SKY," and there is an illuminated model badge, as well. The Widmanst tten pattern is a distinct geometric pattern common to certain iron meteorites that are polished or exposed to acids, and it has been added to the headliner, center console, side-mirror caps, brake discs, front splitter, and various other exterior pieces. The outer trim pieces featuring the pattern were 3D-printed, BMW says, as were the lightweight aluminum brake calipers.Inside, tri-color leather upholstery is finished in Opal White, Midnight Blue, and Silver, while … [Read more...] about BMW M850i Night Sky is a One-Off Coupe Customized With Meteorites
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The Duster is one of Dacia’s best-selling models, while also being the automaker’s range-topper. In fact, it’s so popular, that Dacia made sure not to mess with a winning recipe, which is why the new generation model looks pretty much the same as the older one. As of earlier this month, it’s also the brand’s most powerful model ever, thanks to a Renault-Mercedes 1.3-liter petrol engine. In its most powerful form, it produces 150 PS (148 hp / 110 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. Also Read: Renault Surprised With The Lack Of Competition Dacia Enjoys Sure, the Dacia Duster won’t break any speed records, not in stock form at least. But according to Renault’s chief designer, Laurens van den Acker, this budget-friendly crossover is as important and defying for the brand as the Mustang is for Ford. We kid you not, the following is an official’s statement, as quoted by Autocar. “The Duster for Dacia is a little bit like the Mustang for … [Read more...] about Renault Exec Thinks The Duster Is For Dacia What The Mustang Is For Ford
Jalopnik Reviews All of our test drives in one convenient place. You may recall that earlier this year Ford made the decision to phase out all of its cars in North America except for the Mustang. We were supposed to get a ruggedy wagon called the Focus Active, too, but a certain President of the United States of A Certain Place managed to kill that. The result is a Ford lineup of just trucks, crossovers, and SUVs. Oh, and Mustangs. It’s left the Ford EcoSport as the last little Ford for America, and while it’s not terrible, it’s really just a wheeled reminder of how irrational people and cars are. I don’t think it’s possible to really review the EcoSport without considering it in the context of the closest vehicle it’s replacing: the Ford Focus five-door hatch. Both vehicles start at right about the same price. With both in Titanium trim, the Focus starts at $24,470 and the EcoSport starts at $25,880. And both vehicles essentially do the same job: … [Read more...] about The 2018 Ford EcoSport Titanium Is a Good Reminder That Humans Are Irrational
Yesterday, it came to my attention that, incredibly, there are people out there who do not know what a van is. More incredibly, one of those people seems to be our own very talented reporter Ryan Felton, who tweeted “is a ford flex a van” No, Ryan, it’s not. Dummy. This alarming exchange made me realize that our poor, deluded Ryan may not be alone. So, with that in mind, let’s define exactly what is and is not a van. What makes a van While I’m absolutely certain that a Ford Flex is absolutely not a van, I do appreciate that the definition of what is and is not a van can be, perhaps, a little muddy, sometimes. As I started investigating, I realized that vanhood is a bit more complex than many people realize, starting with the fact that there are two primary subdivisions of vans, vans that are vans by design, and vans that are vans by job. I toyed with the idea of naming these two types of vans after the two main branches of Cubism, Analytic and … [Read more...] about A Ford Flex Is Not a Van and the Definitive Rules of Vanhood
Find Reviews by Make: By Murilee Martin on March 14, 2011 other 80s hot-rod Mitsubishi in the wild?started out in obscurity, as Mitsubishi got off to a very slow start as it tried to branch out from its captive-import relationship with Chrysler. Related Posted in Down On The Junkyard, Nissan, Toyota Tagged as 1980s, 1987, 1987 Mitsubishi Cordia, Cordia, Denver, Down On The Junkyard, junkyard, Junkyard Find, Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Cordia, Turbo, Turbocharging Recommended 24 Comments on “Junkyard Find: What The Hell Is a Cordia Turbo?...” StaffContributorsTimothy Cain, Canada Matthew Guy, Canada Ronnie Schreiber, United States Bozi Tatarevic, United States Chris Tonn, United States Corey Lewis, United States Mark Baruth, United StatesModeratorsAdam Tonge, United States Corey Lewis, United States … [Read more...] about Junkyard Find: What The Hell Is a Cordia Turbo?