Tag Archives: Auto

Reinventing the tire

Michelin has developed a new way to change a tire. Its Vision concept is an airless ‘tweel’ made from 3D-printed bio-sourced materials that allow for new and different treads to be applied as they wear down or the seasons change. Related Image Expand / Collapse Designed to mimic the structure of coral, it is stiff at the center and gets ...

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Rare 4×4 Mustang surfaces

As odd as a 4×4 pony car sounds, a barn seems like a good place to find one. A very unique convertible 1970 Ford Mustang is for sale in The Netherlands. According to the sellers, the red drop-top is equipped with a Ferguson Research four-wheel-drive system. They say they’ve owned it for 27 years, and just don’t have the time ...

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Vietnam vet's Vette $675k

A 1967 Chevrolet Corvette purchased new by a decorated Vietnam War veteran was sold at the recent Mecum Auctions Indianapolis event for $675,000. That’s more than a 10,000 percent markup over what Keith Richard Litavsky paid when he picked up the Marina Blue coupe from Jack Douglass Chevrolet in Hinsdale, Ill., upon his return home from the front lines. Related ...

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New cars for 'Smokey'?

“Smokey and the Bandit” turns 40 this year, and it seems like one of the few Hollywood blockbusters to make it that far without being rebooted for the big screen. But what if it were? The folks at online used car marketplace Carspring asked themselves that question and went ahead and recast the film for the 21st Century. Not the ...

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Leno nabs rare Ford

Car-crazy comedian Jay Leno just added a 2017 Ford GT to his collection. Only a handful of the $450,000 supercars have been delivered so far, and just 250 are slated for 2017. Ford handpicked each of its buyers, and having a car show on TV certainly helped get Leno to the front of the list. He’s also the owner of ...

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Chevy's shocking new tech

Chevy’s newest pickup is a Jack-of-all-trades, but it’s not a work truck. The Colorado ZR2 is an extreme off-roader, the likes of which haven’t been seen from GM since Hummer was honorably discharged in 2010. But unlike those hulking, wannabe war machines, the ZR2 was engineered to excel at rock crawling, high speed desert running and the daily commute. Juggling ...

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Forgotten Italian Corvettes

Indecisive design hobbled the Corvette at its introduction in 1953 as Chevrolet timidly attempted to interpret European trends while giving the car a distinctive American identity. Fortunately, designers eventually found their groove and established a signature style whose cues carry through to today’s Stingray. That hasn’t stopped Italian design firms from offering their own interpretations of the Corvette over the ...

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Ford GT first drive

The Ford GT is the most clutch car ever made, even though it has an automatic transmission. It was built for one reason: to win the top production class at the last year’s 24Hours of Le Mans and mark the 50th anniversary of the company’s legendary victory over Ferrari with another. We’re talking about the most grueling and competitive sports ...

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