Came across the latest release of M2 Auto Trucks, and they do not disappoint. Clean and muddy variations of the '51 Studebaker 2R, and the '58 Chevy Apache ...
DETROIT -- Performance is still a major selling point in the American automotive market, but competition from attributes like efficiency, practicality and connectivity is getting stronger. That much is evident from the show floor at the North American International Auto Show, which runs from January 16-24 at Detroit's Cobo Center. While there are plenty of high-horsepower street machines on display, the number of race cars has declined dramatically from recent years. Granted, NAIAS isn't about race cars. Editor's Picks Oreovicz: Quadriplegic Schmidt races again IndyCar team owner Sam Schmidt was paralyzed nearly 16 years ago.
The 996, built between 1998 and 2004 with its amoebae headlights and water-cooled engines, is neither as retro-cool as the earlier 993 or as aesthetically on-point as the subsequent 997. It also suffered from a colorful variety of mechanical... All of which is wonderful from a car-buying perspective, because now you can get a 996 Turbo or GT3 for as cheap as they’ll ever be. OK, scratch that—they’re already on the way back up. But we’re talking $40,000 to $70,000 for cars that now cost... We took a 2004 GT3 and a 2003 Turbo to the airstrip to decide for ourselves. Either way, you get a car that’s far removed from the lesser 911s of the era. That IMS bearing flaw, for instance, isn’t an issue for these two cars, because their 3. 6-liter flat six is a completely different engine, an evolution of the previous air-cooled design (and also related to a GT1 race engine).
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2016 BMW M2 Coupe Test Drive: Latest Bimmer Coupe = M Squared [Review] Now the ode to yesteryear is renewed again with a BMW M2 Coupe for 2016. The 2014 model 2-Series sub ... of national and international media outlets. He reviews not only cars, trucks and SUVs, but motorcycles as well. Arv Voss is a Northern California ... [...]
The 2016 BMW M2 Is BMW's Middle Finger To Everyone Who Says They Got Soft Clearly BMW has a long and distinguished history of producing some of the best performance cars on the planet ... Prius or gardening truck will shortly disappear in your mirrors. All without ever touching the shift lever. Is the M2 the perfect M? [...]
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Self-Driving Trucks Coming Soon To Florida Roads: Video But like the Google autonomous cars on the road in California, Daimler's trucks require a human driver to be on board—the vehicles scheduled to deploy to the Sunshine State don't. CHECK OUT: The Inner Workings Of The Turbocharger Explained: Video The ... [...]
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Jean-Claude Van Damme In Best Ad Ever For Volvo Trucks He's not sitting quietly though, as he just stepped up to spread his legs for Volvo trucks. Literally. Volvo has a new dynamic steering system called, well, Volvo Dynamic Steering System, which is designed to make its FM commercial truck easier to drive. [...]
Bobcat has launched its new M3-Series compact loader line, including four new skid steer and compact track loader models available by limited release in North America through select dealers. The new M3-Series line was developed to specifically support customers who are looking for more practical features with pricing to match, while complementing the R-Series lineup. The new M3-Series line was developed to support customers looking for more practical features with pricing to match. “As an...
Here's What You Need to Remember: Dushka and KPV machine guns mounted on trucks continue to play a major role on all sides of the civil wars in Syria and Libya, and insurgency in Iraq, and even crop up in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. Modern Western warplanes now mostly use precision-guided weapons at high altitudes that leave them well outside the range of heavy machine gun fire. Few American weapons are quite so legendary as the powerful M2 .50 caliber heavy machine gun, or “Ma...
John Deere has announced a preferred supplier agreement with engcon, a global market leader in tiltrotators. Tiltrotator models ranging in size from the EC204 to the EC233 will be available through John Deere construction and compact construction equipment and Hitachi excavator dealers. These tiltrotator models match with the John Deere 26G through 345G and Hitachi ZX26 through ZX345 Excavator models. This agreement brings together the power of the John Deere and Hitachi excavators with...