Who Said Mini Vans Are Slow?

If you’re tired of getting stares from guys in muscle cars every time you pull your mini van to the stop light, check this out. Some guys added twin turbo gas powered helicopter engines to their mini van.
No, it doesn’t fly, but it does “fly” off the line!

Fastest Super Car You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

When it comes to Super Cars not many can compare to the power, beauty and exquisite design of the Koenigsegg.

We can hear you thinking: The what? The Koenigsegg is a mouthful sure, but it’s also an awesome vehicle to drive.

And it’s so fast you’ll endure g-forces normally reserved for jet pilots.

But don’t take our word for it. Check out this video:

Your Next Car Might Fly (Like A Pig)

The Terrafugia Transition is the most recent in a long line of vehicles meant to bridge the gap between cars and airplanes. It has fold-up wings and is street legal. Park it in your garage and drive it to the movies if you’re interested in impressing your friends.

Fresh from the success of their first flying car, the folks at Terrafugia just announced they are moving on to phase 2, which involves designing and selling a new type of flying car. One with rotating propellers that allow for vertical take-off and automated landing.

We applaud their decision to advance the science of flying cars. In fact, our only complaint is that you won’t need us to transport this vehicle anywhere for you.

2014 BMW M3 Spotted

Pulses are racing as BMW fans gear up for the latest incarnation of their beloved M3. So when someone releases video of the 2014 BMW M3 being test driven it makes waves. Big waves.

There isn’t much to see in this video. Just the BMW M3 cruising around the Nurburgring, making a little noise and wooing future buyers (undoubtedly) but that’s hardly enough to deter fans from watching. They also did the usual camouflage to the car which makes it difficult to see just what the vehicle looks like–given that it’s colored like a zebra gone wrong.

But again–if you’re a BMW fan, who cares that you can’t really see anything. The fact is the 2014 BMW M3 is almost ready for its debut.

Muscle Car Customized By Tim McGraw

They call it the ‘Four Wheels to Freedom Car’ and it is one lean, mean, powerful 2013 Challenger SRT machine. And that’s not even the best part. The best part (for many folks) is that the customization of this muscle car by Pennzoil and SRT was inspired by Tim McGraw.

Yes, THAT Tim McGraw. The country music legend known around the world for his good music and good looks (according to some folks.)

And not only can you drool over this mad, customized motor car, you can also win it. That’s right–win it, and drive away one happy SOB.

Chrysler Refuses To Recall 2.7 Million Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration respectfully requested that Chrysler “voluntarily” recall 2.7 million Jeep Liberty and Grand Cherokee vehicles last week, but the company respectfully refused.

And so the battle begins!

The NHTSA says the vehicles mentioned in the request (built between 1993 and 2007) were designed poorly. The gas tank was placed behind the rear axle which the NHTSA says makes the vehicles prone to fires in the event of a collision. Chrysler, however, disagrees and said as much in a carefully worded newsletter which also stated, matter-of-factly, that they would not comply with the NHTSA requested recall.

No doubt the issue is far from over. When the NHTSA wants a recall they usually already have enough evidence to force a recall. If the automaker refuses to follow the request from the NHTSA the department will simply produce evidence (further damaging the brands reputation in the process) and eventually convince the automaker to capitulate to their “request.”

In this case, if the NHTSA says research shows that there is an engineering issue with the way the gasoline tanks are placed in these vehicles, then all they have to do is release this evidence. When the automaker feels the pressure from owners of these vehicles (who likely won’t appreciate knowing their car might explode or catch fire in the event of a collision) they will then be forced to issue the recall.

Essentially, the NHTSA offers automakers a lose-lose proposition that starts with a “respectful request.”

Flying Cars Are Actually Here!

You’ve no doubt seen The Jetsons, or at least heard of them, which means you already know the future promises us robot maids, life in space and flying cars to get us around.

What you might not know is that although robot maids and life in space are not quite available for everyone, flying cars certainly are.

I can name two fully functioning, available-for-sale-right-now flying cars just off the top of my head: The Terrafugia Transition and the Maverick. Each has a decidedly different design, but is a tried and true roadworthy aircraft. That means you can cruise down the highway at 55mph and/or take to the skies. Each of these vehicles has a unique method for getting to and from the skies.

The Maverick is akin to an off-road vehicle that uses a type of sailboat mast and an ultralight wing to get aloft. It has been thoroughly tested and buyers have been flying them around the United States.

The Terrafugia uses something more like a fixed-wing (make that foldable wing design) which means the vehicle folds up its wings when it goes on the road and unfolds them when it’s ready for flight.

Regardless of which vehicle you choose you are going to be shelling out close to $100,000 to get on the road and in the air, but the fact remains that flying cars do indeed exist. In fact, although the Maverick and Terrafugia are the two most readily available flying cars, more are coming. Sooner than you think.

Bugatti Veyron: The World’s Fastest Street Car

What could you do with 1000hp? Well, those quick trips to the supermarket would be a whole lot quicker, for one thing. Another point in your favor: your kids would think you were cool. Really, really cool.

Oh, and you’d be driving the world’s fastest street legal car if those 1000hp came from your Bugatti Veyron.

That’s right, the Bugatti Veyron is the world’s fastest street legal automobile. And the 1000hp engine is just the start of the package. With that 16-cylinder engine it can accelerate from 0 to 60mph in less than 3 seconds. It has a top speed of more than 250mph, which is illegal just about anywhere, but still fun to do when you have a wide open track to run it on.

If you don’t have a spare $1,000,000 to drop on a true Bugatti Veyron experience, would you settle for a very cool video? Check this out:

Tesla Outsells BMW, Mecerdes and Audi

When it comes to the top selling luxury automobiles don’t think Mercedes-Benz, Audi or BMW. In fact, don’t think gasoline powered or even hybrid powered automobiles at all. Think electric. Fully electric. Think Tesla.

That’s correct. The Tesla Model S outsold all three of those brands during the first quarter of 2013. This represents similarly priced models, of course. Seeing as how Tesla Motors essentially only has two automobiles for consumers to choose from while the others have dozens, there is something to be said for the fact the other brands have more than two automobiles to produce and market.

However, the fact that Tesla sold more than 4,000 automobiles, their $90,000 Model S no less, during the first quarter alone, bodes well for them and for the electric vehicle industry.
On and let’s not forget the recent review by Consumer Reports which gave the Tesla Model S a score of 99 out of 100.

Despite the naysayers who said a $90,000 luxury electric automobile would never sell, Tesla Motor Company is making it happen. It helps that they are marketing the car direct and investing heavily not only in their automobiles but also in the infrastructure needed to keep their cars charged (or at least easier to charge). Tesla has come a long way in the past year alone, and their company forecast looks better than ever. Not only that, but based on these first quarter sales the year ahead is likely going to be the best one so far for Tesla.