Meet Vini

There are several ways to extract horsepower from a Mini Hardtop, and most are far more straight-forward than squeezing a V8 engine under the clamshell hood. And yet, at the request of a client, England-based EDM Racing is well into the process of doubling the retro-styled hatchback’s cylinder count while making it rear-wheel drive. The …

2020 Harley-Davidson Gmc

The Harley-Davidson Ford F-150 rides alone no longer. Thanks to the Tuscany Motor Company, it now has a fellow truck associate to cruise with side-by-side on the open roads. Introducing the 2020 Harley-Davidson GMC Sierra, which will make its official debut at the 2020 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction. For years, a Harley-Davidson special edition package has …

Tesla Talking Batteries

We’ve been reading and sharing reports about Tesla’s potential million-mile battery for some time now. This doesn’t come as too much of a surprise since many EV batteries have already been proven to last a very long time. Moreover, Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared that the battery pack in the current Model 3 should already …

Ford Braking Issue

Ford is recalling 600,166 older-model Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles over an issue that could affect braking and increase the risk of a crash. The safety recall covers certain Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln MKZ sedans from the 2006 through 2010 model years that were built at Ford’s Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Mexico between …

Ferrari

The Ferrari Roma saw its grand release just over a month ago in Italy. At the time, Ferrari was rather stingy with details. We were given a few key facts and figures, but there was even more that we were left wondering about. That’s now changed, as Ferrari has provided much more info about its …

Lincoln

Lincoln looks set to mimic Ford’s on-going shift away from sedans. The move makes sense on the surface, but analysts warn the luxury brand needs to keep some low-riding models in its portfolio. The publication learned Ford’s Hermosillo, Mexico, factory will stop manufacturing the MKZ in late 2020 or early 2021, and it pointed out …

Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet

The first units of Volkswagen’s T-Roc Cabriolet began rolling down the line at the automaker’s Osnabrück plant today. VW has already invested a “high double-digit million euro amount” to upgrade the facilities for the convertible crossover’s production. What’s surprising is that company officials at the ceremonial launch pledged to invest “in the site on a …

Audi-e-tron-Sportback

Against the backdrop of its roadmap towards electrification, Audi AG is planning upfront expenditure of €12 billion solely for electric mobility – more than ever before. Audi has planned a total amount of approximately €37 billion for research and development expenditure and investment in property, plant and equipment over the next five years. The successful …

BMW Big Boxer

BMW is dishing new details on the newly developed but throwback-style 2-cylinder boxer engine that features in four Motorrad concept bikes unveiled over the past year that look increasingly likely to presage production motorcycles. Dubbed the “Big Boxer” by BMW, the 1,802 cc (1.8-liter) flat-twin features in the Concept R18/2, shown earlier this month at …

Volkswagen

Automakers love to remind us how “close” our electric and autonomous future is, while a lot of major racing divisions they participate in remain powered, at least partly, by internal-combustion engines. But Volkswagen is done with all of that, apparently. It plans to only race electric cars from now on. Volkswagen announced the plans Friday, …