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A Rolls for the Catwalk
Although the Rolls-Royce manufacturing facility in Goodwood is legendary for the hand-craftsmanship that is all part of making its prestigious motor cars, this material handling system is, well, a bit over the top: Were those young ladies actua...
Blog Published: 5/15/2015
Camaro: Shapely for 2016
Although the 2016 Camaro won’t be fully revealed for a couple of weeks, Chevrolet has released some imagines that strongly indicate that the exterior design will have the mechatronic edginess of the 2014 Corvette Stingray: That is, it is a design...
Blog Published: 5/5/2015
On the Lotus Small Car Platform
There is probably no topic of more interest to many people in the auto industry when a car comes out is “what platform is it on?” And there is probably no greater effort—this side of achieving greater fuel efficiency and/or reducing emissions—by au...
Blog Published: 4/30/2015
BMW Builds the Car of the 21st Century
According to Sandy Munro, who heads up engineering consultancy Munro & Associates, BMW spent approximately $2.8-billion on developing the i3.
Blog Published: 4/27/2015
2015 Silverado 1500 Z71 4WD LTZ Crew
I’ve got to believe that no one really cared a whole lot about what their vehicle was made of since the days of the polymer body panels on Saturn.
Blog Published: 4/23/2015
McLaren/Carbon Fiber
As the industry is in the midst of what can only be described as a “Materials Revolution,” the concentration is mainly on advanced high-strength steel and aluminum, with some making consideration of carbon fiber composites, although this is still an...
Blog Published: 3/27/2015
Bentley in the Salon & On Ice
So at the Geneva show Bentley exhibited a concept, the EXP 10 Speed 6: There is another relevant number to add to the 10 and the 6: it has two seats.
Blog Published: 3/24/2015
Making IndyCars Cooler Through Technology
IndyCar races aren’t once they once were, at least when it comes to popularity.
Blog Published: 3/18/2015
Corvette: What You Need to Know Now
Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer, arguably “made news” on this edition of “Autoline After Hours.” Juechter said—to host John McElroy, Todd Lassa, executive editor of Automobile, and me—that there is no mid-engine Corvette under development.
Blog Published: 3/16/2015
Toyota Transfers Learnings
This is the Lexus LFA: It went out of production a couple years ago, after they’d produced 500 of them—by hand—in the Motomachi Plant in Toyota City.
Blog Published: 2/26/2015

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