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The Shelby GT350R Mustang Is on Its Way!

It’s the announcement that pony car enthusiasts have been waiting for: Ford has begun production of the Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustang (pictured). These highly anticipated Ford Shelby autos are being made at the automaker’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, MI, which is the same plant where the standard Mustang was once produced “This is a special day for all Mustang enthusiasts,” said Bill

Tesla Motors Supports #ilooklikeanengineer

Tesla Motors never leaves the headlines. As a startup doing exceedingly well in a particularly startup unfriendly market; the automotive industry; they stumble from crisis to conquest on a biweekly basis. Tesla Motors just got a moderate boost in publicity by supporting the #ilooklikeanengineer movement. The movement started when a young software engineer decided to help her company; OneLogin’s r

Hyperloop Transportation: Tangible Plans

Elon Musk asserted that hyperloop transportation would be a cost effective addition to the US transportation portfolio. In theory, it would be the most energy efficient form of transport. Musk went so far as to post a 57 page outline of his idea in August of 2013. Now, hyperloop transportation is starting to yield tangible plans. Musk presented his idea hoping that some go-getter would take his p

Aston Martin: Coach Building Pedigree

Aston Martin recently branched out. Typically, they only made coupes for for those willing to spend over $100,000 on a car. In that field they are second to none. Aston Martin has a pedigree of style incorporated into each and every one of their cars; they then customize their cars to incorporate each of the owner’s direct specifications in terms of interior, Q is an interior coach builder for its

Daimler May Team with Apple, Google on Self-Driving Vehicles

Could Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, collaborate someday with Apple and Google to create self-driving vehicles? “Many things are conceivable,” said Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche (see above photo) in an interview with Deutsche Unternehmerboerse. Granted, that is pretty noncommittal as far as answers go. Equally ambiguous is Zetsche’s remark, as reported by Reuters, that the company

Aston Martin Rapide: Setting Precedents

The Aston Martin Rapide is the company’s only 4 door option. Soon they will be introducing the DBX, which will be their first SUV. The concept they released earlier this year at Geneva is not the final design, merely a preview of things to come. One of which, being an all electric powertrain for their upcoming SUV. Before the SUV is released, the Aston Martin Rapide plans to set yet another preced

Electric Highways: First in the U.K., Next the U.S.A.?

If we told you that you could get on a highway that charges your electric vehicle as you drive, you’d probably call us crazy. Just don’t tell that to the folks over at Highways England, who are currently at work to make this seemingly implausible scenario of “electric highways” a potential reality. A government-owned company that manages road network operations, Highway England conducted a feasib

Electric Aston Martins: Shocking

Aston Martin is famed for making some of the most iconic cars in history. Granted, most of that is due to marketing and being able to call itself the first brand one thinks of after hearing OO7, James Bond, spy car and probably even books or movies starring OO7 that do not even feature British made supercars. However, one word that is not associated with Aston Martin is electric, unless it was ele

Will BMW Go the Plug-In Hybrid Route with the M3?

BMW’s hybrid electric vehicle sales were fairly robust last year, to the point that the company is currently looking for ways to double its EV sales in 2015. One simple way to increase hybrid sales is to produce more of them, which is what BMW seems to have in mind. According to several senior officials with the company, BMW plans on taking its popular M3 sedan and giving it the plug-in hybrid tre

Snag a Dodge Hellcat While You Can

Demand for 2015 Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcats is at such a fevered pitch that all of the available 2015 model-year cars have already been snapped up. It appears that even Dodge was caught unawares by the brisk sales these high-performance muscle cars have generated, which is why the automaker announced that it is doubling down on production of its 2016 model-year Dodge Hellcat vehicles