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Photos From the 2019 Dakar Rally - The Atlantic
With a ceremonial start in Lima, Peru, on January 7, a group of 334 competitors started the 41st annual Dakar Rally: a 10-day, 3,000-mile (5,000 kilometer) off-roading adventure held exclusively in Peru this year. The vehicles—which include specialized cars, trucks, motorcycles, and quad bikes—are currently on stage 9 of 10 stages that travel south to Tacna, then back to Lima on January 17. Here is a look at Dakar 2019 in progress, as teams race to the finish line.
cars  racing  rallying  dakar  photography  in_focus  south_america 
3 hours ago by rgl7194
GAC Entranze Electric 7-Seater At NAIAS: Photos & Videos
Chinese GAC Motor, as promised, unveiled at the 2019 NAIAS its all-electric concept – the Entranze. The bullet-inspired car was designed by GAC’s Advanced Design Center in Los Angeles
GAC-Motor  Entranze  EV  cars  SUV 
6 hours ago by fbotha
From laboratory to road: A 2018 update | International Council on Clean Transportation
In the past many "well to wheel" reports used NEDC CO2, which we know to be bogus for most cars. Link below is to latest report which shows currently there is a 39% discrepancy.
EV  environment  oil  cars  polution 
9 hours ago by fbotha
A stellar R32 Skyline kicks off the Car Culture-inspired Fast & Furious line – theLamleyGroup
Duh. This is how it should have always been.
It just seems perfect. A Hot Wheels Fast & Furious Premium line. Seems like we should be in at least year five of this. But it was worth the wait. Five years ago, it would have been the same cars that we saw repeated over and over again in the Walmart lines: existing castings done up in FnF decos.
In order to get what just debuted, we needed Car Culture to thrive first. Mattel and retailers needed to see how successful a collector-aimed premium line with a wide variety of models in realistic decos could do. And what they have seen is a line that continues to sell and sell well.
That set the stage for what is essentially an extension of Car Culture. Featuring cars from the Fast & Furious universe means a wide variety of cars, from muscle to JDM to Euro to Supercars from stock to classic. It’s like a microcosm of Car Culture.
And here we have Mix 1, called Fast Imports, with several themed assortments to follow. It is easy to note that Fast Imports is heavy on JDM, but I think there is a more interesting way to look at it. Two of the cars are distinctly FnF. The R34 and S15 sport decos that were specific to the movie, and have become iconic in their own right. The other three could pass in ANY Hot Wheels line. A black R32, stock Lamborghini, and classic Escort. And that is what makes this line so cool.
hot_wheels  cars  f&f  collecting  GT-R 
9 hours ago by rgl7194

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