The end of October approaches, and that means Halloween is this Friday. If you haven’t already, it’s now the time to dress up your kids, your house and, yes, even your car. Lots of people are participating in a newer Halloween tradition. It’s called trunk-or-treat, and it seems to be getting more and more popular. The idea behind trunk-or-treating is that you decorate your car, ideally to match whatever costumes your kids plan to wear. Your car becomes an extension of the costume, a continuation of the theme. You then fill what room you have left with candy, and kids go to your trunk, instead of your front door.
It’s probably the strangest Ferrari ever built.
The Ferrari Sergio looks like it’s facing the wrong direction—it has the rear haunches of a Veyron and the front dimensions of a poorly designed Hot Wheels model.
The irony behind the Sergio’s odd design is that it was built to honor Sergio Pininfarina, the legendary designer who created many of the trademark Ferrari shapes.
Even crazier, Ferrari will build only 6 copies of the Sergio, each of which is already spoken for, at a price that probably exceeds $2.5 million each.
Needless to say you can’t buy one. But soon you’ll be able to buy a part of Ferrari itself, as the company will be sold out from Fiat’s ownership. Sort of.
Before yesterday I’d never heard the name Peter Max. Maybe that’s because I’m too far out of touch with pop culture, or maybe that’s because I’m not involved in the world of art.
I am, however, involved in the world of cars, and Peter Max has quite the car story.
Mr. Max, as you might have heard by now, owns one of each Corvette produced in the years 1953 to 1989. That’s a total of 36 unique ‘Vettes, which have sat in New York parking garages for the last 25 years.
The story of how they got there, and why, is unbelievable.
Lexus has a solid and successful SUV in the RX series, which has dominated the luxury SUV market for more than 15 years. It could use that leverage to field a new, smaller vehicle and compete in a new category.
Take the Toyota RAV4, put in a new engine, use a sexy new Lexus body, add some luxurious and hi-tech amenities, and BAM! We have the new Lexus NX, due in dealerships next month.
With pricing and specs now released, we ask: Is the NX a worthy competitor in this market, or will looking used be a better buy?
If a British car is built in China under direction from its corporate headquarters in India, is it still British?
That’s the question facing Jaguar Land Rover, as the company will officially start building vehicles outside its Coventry headquarters next month.
Would a “Made in China” sticker affect your decision to buy a Jaguar? How about a Land Rover built in the United States?
Both are possible now that JLR is expanding its production overseas.
LeBron James recently made some big news by promoting the Kia K900, not because he was being paid, but because he’s a big fan of the car. He has since partnered with Kia to promote its luxury brand. LeBron is not a small man, but the K900 seems to be a good fit for him. But that got us thinking: Is the K900 really the best fit for LeBron? We looked at our data to determine which vehicles can best fit someone of LeBron’s stature. These cars are truly fit for a “King,” or at least a very big and/or tall individual.
Automakers know that boring doesn’t sell like it used to.
Think back a decade or so, and I’ll bet you can name five boring cars right off the top of your head. I know I can. There were still a lot of beautiful and fun cars in existence, but plenty of mass-produced cars back then didn’t have anything to offer in design, power or handling.
Today some of those same models have experienced a renaissance and have gone from completely bland to utterly grand.
Keep reading for some of the cars that have graduated from transportation appliance to royalty of the road.
Who knew a guy could nearly be assassinated for trying to pump gas.
I forgot that in Oregon, basic human rights don’t exist. Oh sure, you can marry whoever you want and ride around on bicycles without any clothes, but try to pump gas by yourself, and the Calvary brings out its firing squad.
It’s illegal to pump your own gas in Oregon, so the job is performed by attendants who run ragged between cars, grabbing credit cards and swiping with reckless abandon while barking things like, “Fill ‘er up?” and “Regular or premium?”
It’s like living in 1955.
Speed limits in Oregon are from the same era. Even four-lane Interstate highways are limited to 65 miles per hour.
Yes, Oregon is automotively oppressed. But they sure have nice cars.
When gas prices hit or exceed $4 per gallon, the cost to fill up my Audi Q7 gets scarily close to $100. I drive to conserve fuel by accelerating slowly, cruising on the highway at about 60-65 miles per hour, and not letting the engine run to warm up the car in the driveway.
At my local Costco this weekend, I pulled up and saw what I thought was a price of $3.94 on the pump’s display. Closer inspection showed a price of $3.44, and I nearly jumped for joy. Fifty cents per gallon, at about 18 gallons, saved a good nine dollars and made me a happy dude.
Gas prices are falling across the country, which is great news for all of us. If you want to save even more at the pump, while driving a brand new car, check this out:
Active Noise Control sounds like a feature you would want on your next car. The name implies that the car actively controls the noise you hear, or don’t hear, while driving.
You see, Active Noise Control doesn’t limit the sound coming into the cabin, it creates it. Since a 4-cylinder doesn’t sound like a muscle car, Ford pipes in some satisfying engine notes to make things feel like they match the 300+ horsepower the little engine delivers.
The Challenger Hellcat doesn’t require such technology.