Category: Cars News

Volkswagen selects EV manufacturing base

US – Volkswagen has introduced that it’s going to use its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee as a base for electrical car manufacturing in North America. It presently makes the Atlas SUV and Passat sedan on the manufacturing facility. “The US is among the most essential areas for us and producing electrical automobiles in Chattanooga is a key a part of our progress technique in North America,” commented Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen. “The administration crew, led by Scott Keogh, is dedicated to persevering with to extend our market share within the coming years. Along with our ongoing investments and this improve in native manufacturing, we’re strengthening the inspiration for sustainable progress of the Volkswagen model within the US.” Chattanooga will turn out to be the primary devoted location within the US for manufacturing of a car based mostly on VW’s modular electrical toolkit chassis (MEB) – the series-production model of the ID. Crozz....




Peugeot 2008 hits production milestone

France – The one-millionth Peugeot 2008 rolled off production lines at the company’s Mulhouse plant in eastern France. Launched back in 2013, the SUV is now one of the most popular vehicles in Peugeot’s portfolio. The Mulhouse plant was the first to start making the 2008. Around 780 units of the model are now made at the facility every day, with 193,000 units produced in 2018 alone. 62% of the components used in the 2008 are made at Mulhouse. The SUV is also made at Groupe PSA’s plants in Porto Real, Brasil, in Wuhan, China, in Tehran, Iran and in Gurun, Malaysia. It is based on the PF1 platform, which is also used for the Peugeot 208, Citroen C3 Picasso and Opel Crossland X. In May 2018, Groupe PSA revealed plans to boost its output of SUVs in Europe. It also said it was investing in its Luton plant in the UK ahead of....


Eisenmann to extend paint shop

US – The German factory engineering specialist Eisenmann has won a contract to extend the paint shop at a major truck manufacturing facility in the east of the US. Construction starts at the end of 2018 and is due to finish in the summer of 2020. “Above all, our customer was very impressed by our leading-edge technology,” commented Timo Steimer, head of automotive system sales, NAFTA, at Eisenmann. “But our sales team’s responsiveness and flexibility throughout the bidding phase were also key factors in this outstanding achievement.” The extension will comprise of a new building that houses a pretreatment line and the company’s E-Shuttle 200 system. According to Eisenmann, this system has been specifically designed for high throughput rates and helps companies save money by supporting treatment of multiple vehicle models on the same line. Furthermore, Eisenmann will install its E-Cube system in the plant’s existing paint shop – an overspray removal technology that....




Three Audi models enter production

Algeria – Assembly of the Audi A3 Sportback, A3 Sedan and Q2 has started in Relizane. The plant is operated by Sovac Production S.P.A – a joint venture between the German OEM and the Algerian car dealer Sovac. “This entry into the Group’s multi-brand factory is a logical step into the Algerian growth market,” commented Peter Will, head of planning and steering of CKD/MKD/SKD projects at Audi. “By specifically training local employees, we are ensuring Audi quality and utilising synergies with the other Group brands in production and logistics, laying the foundation for continued growth in North Africa.” The Audi models will be assembled alongside the Volkswagen Golf, Polo, Tiguan, Passat and Caddy, the Skoda Octavia, Rapid and Fabia, as well as the SEAT Ibiza, Arona, Leon and Ateca. In June 2018, the VW Group announced that its strategy in North Africa would be lead by SEAT. This news came shortly after....


Mercedes starts B-Class production

Germany – Mercedes-Benz has started series production of the second model in its newest compact car generation – the B-Class – at its plant in Rastatt. The car is being built alongside the GLA SUV and the A-Class compact sedan, which is also made in Kecskemét (Hungary), Uusikaupunki (Finland) and Aguascalientes (Mexico). “A start of production is always a highlight for a plant,” said Thomas Geier, site manager of the Mercedes-Benz Rastatt plant. “For this one particularly, we have prepared ourselves intensively. Among other things, a hall was completely rebuilt. Thanks to our experience with the A-Class we are optimally acquainted with the production architecture and can use synergies.” News of the B-Class production comes three years after the OEM said it was investing €1 billion (US$1.14 billion) in the Rastatt plant in order to make compact cars. Around 6,500 workers are now based at the facility, making it the largest employer in the region. Mercedes has also been....




Lights Out 10 Protection: The x275 Class Offered One Heck Of A Present As Effectively, Right here’s Each Elimination Run!

Whereas the Radial vs The World class dominates headlines throughout the Lights Out 10 weekend, the x275 class isn’t too far behind it with drama and motion on the monitor. The automobiles are working on a 275 width rear tire, are allowed much less liberal guidelines when it comes to their weight, suspension, and engine combos when in comparison with RvW and are nonetheless able to working within the four.30s (and certain the four.20s quickly) within the eighth mile. With combos just like the light-weight, small block, leaf sprung Camaro of Ron Rhodes taking up the wild roots blown Mustang of Andrew DeMarco or the ProCharged machine of the Bruder Brothers, there’s actually one thing for everybody. There have been 70 some entires within the x275 class at Lights Out 10 vying for spots in a 32-car area. Qualifying was scorching and heavy and in the end one of many....


What’s It Weight? Verify Out The RideTech Car Weight Database To See Extra Than 1,800 Totally different Car Weights!

Information is energy and data is predicated in information. Knowledge assortment is an fascinating factor as a result of typically the knowledge involves you and typically you should discover the knowledge. When RideTech determined that they needed to weigh as many automobiles as they might to construct a database of auto weights there was one logical resolution…go to the vehicles. So, the corporate has taken scales with them to reveals for years to weigh vehicles and decide their entrance to rear stability. Why do that? Like we mentioned, data is energy and figuring out all of these things permits issues like shock and spring packages to be tuned appropriately for various car households. What’s superior about this isn’t solely the unbelievable number of vehicles however reasonably the number of builds which can be proven. Take a 1957 Chevy for instance. You’ll see weights with a small block/stick combo, weights with....




2019 Cincinnati Cavalcade Of Customs Photograph Gallery: Extra Photographs Of BangShifty Stuff!

(Phrases and pictures by Doug Gregory) – We haven’t been to a Somernites cruise shortly and maybe this 12 months we should get again there.  This ’84 C10 is one in every of their raffle autos this 12 months and the following picture is of their ’32 roadster that can be being raffled in 2019.  No you don’t should go to get tickets, however why wouldn’t you wish to get them in individual and revel in top-of-the-line cruises round. The Granny Goose automobiles made the scene and proprietor Ray Nash had them trying pretty much as good as ever.  Killer Coatings/Dream Wraps all the time has loads examples of their high quality work on show and my two favorites had been this fat-tire Fox-body and the GT-R with each sporting liveries reminiscent of previous awesomeness.  A trio of dragsters had been located close to the middle and their energy comes from three....


Roadside America: How A Little Personal Automotive Museum Turned The Highest Rated Attraction In Columbus, Ohio

(Photographs by Columbus Alive) – Columbus, Ohio is a metropolis on the rise. The all of a sudden fashionable downtown is full of nice eating places and there are a lot of parts of life in Columbus which are resurgent. The place is making lists of the highest cities within the nation to go to and stay in, there are a load of attention-grabbing issues to do there, together with catching a experience on a futuristic driverless shuttle that operates in an space generally known as the Scioto mile. There’s additionally a little bit personal automobile museum owned by an actual property banker that’s the best rated factor to do in Columbus on Journey Advisor. The story of the museum and the way this all occurred in actually cool and completely BangShifty. Automotive museums, by their definition are naturally a little bit on the stuffy facet, proper? You might have stuff....




The “WTF?!” Recordsdata: Floating On The Water In An Amphibious Volvo Wagon

I need it to be recognized proper now: as I kind this, it’s the nighttime and I can see the waves of each flooded spot in my entrance yard from the workplace window. The heavy rains that had been forecast for the Kentucky area have began to settle in and received’t be leaving for the subsequent day or two. It’s not like we would have liked the rain one bit, however hey…now I get to do splash checks with the Cougar the subsequent time I’m truly as much as going out. Hopefully, I received’t be eradicating a fish out of the Mercury’s bumper cowl. What I would like is one thing extra alongside the traces of the automobile that Theon Parseghian put collectively a few years again. Merely primarily based on what we are able to see, the EVOLVO, because it’s been dubbed, sports activities a small engine mounted simply....


Like A Boss: Watch This Kiwi Drag Racer Huck His Altered Into A Skid To Forestall Going Lengthy At The Strip

New Zealand’s Neil Morgan was on one other go in his blown Ford T-bodied altered. One other bouncing, half-crazed, quick wheelbase cost down the quarter mile that he dealt with properly. It was time to hit the parachute and simply let issues slowly glide right down to a cease. One drawback. The parachute got here out and by no means blossomed and the top of the monitor was wanting scarier and nearer by the millisecond. However Neil Morgan’s not a man who lives with no plan. Nope, when issues appeared fairly grim and, effectively, hopeless he grabbed the brake, threw the automobile right into a slide and drove off the monitor like he owned the place. THIS is superior. Once we see conditions like this on the monitor all of them appear easy. Individuals who actually should not have a clue assume that it’s no huge factor to deal with....




Classic Arizona Drag Racing Video From Bee Line Dragway Circa 1963/64 – Neat Vehicles and Names!

As I pack my stuff up and prepare to wing westwards tomorrow for the 2019 Magic Dry NHRA Arizona Nationals, I’m additionally excited to take a look at some racing historical past within the space once I contact down. There was numerous drag racing throughout Arizona via the years and the Phoenix space being the biggest inhabitants heart within the state has seen a great deal of it. Bee Line Dragway was one of many locations that type of anchored the game within the space for a very long time and it was an vital observe for different causes as properly. It was mainly the AHRA’s Pomona as they ran their very own model of the Winternationals there to kick of their racing season yr after yr. On this video we aren’t trying out some massive nationwide occasion or some extremely produced promotional movie. Nope we’re checking our residence films....


Cruising Altitude: A Boeing 787 Hit 801 MPH Floor Velocity Flying To London!

Just about each airliner made develops nicknames for any number of causes. The all too widespread Boeing 737? It’s often called FLUF…”fats little ugly” and you may determine the remainder out. The majestic Boeing 747? The Queen of the Skies and the Humpback. The Airbus A380 double-decker? The Flying Brow. Yeah, most of those nicknames come from pilots, crew and floor upkeep who should take care of these machines day in and time out, those that study every plane’s quirks and issues. Within the case of the Boeing 787 “Dreamliner”, it’s often called “Firebird”, because of the issues with the lithium-ion batteries. Not precisely a captivating nickname, however on February 18th, 2019, Virgin Atlantic Flight eight got here nearer to being in comparison with the hot-rod Pontiac than ever thanks to at least one little footnote within the flight plan: whereas traversing throughout the higher Midwest on it’s Los Angeles-London....




Basic YouTube: Automotive Commercials From The Peak Of The Musclecar Period!

Promoting a automobile on tv needs to be a straightforward factor. Present the automobile in movement, give sufficient data to entice the shopper to come back in a take a look at the showroom, and hope your product is enticing sufficient that Joe Paycheck plops down his coin on a few of your wares. Simple, proper? Nope. You must add slightly one thing extra. You must hit that emotional component that may override primary rational thought. However how? Do you enchantment to essentially the most primary needs and convey the not-so-hidden message of intercourse into the fray? Do you herald peer stress by letting different, on a regular basis people speak for you? Do you go for the theater of all of it and convey out animals, sports activities, or do you trip your personal sense of historical past and hope that’s sufficient? Promoting a automobile on the small display....


Professional Commuter: This 1980 AMC Spirit AMX Simply Wants A Few Minor Touches To Be Nice

Professional Commuter, the thought of mine that claims that the every day driver doesn’t must brazenly suck out loud, remains to be a factor in my head. No less than at this time’s flare-up has some advantage as an alternative of being some 1980s front-driver that’s good-looking sufficient however requires tons of affection to make occur. In reality, the platform is sufficiently old to this point to the zenith of the primary Musclecar period, it’s rear-drive, has a racing pedigree, a six-cylinder engine and sufficient tape stripes to make followers of disco rejoice. The goal at this time is a 1980 AMC Spirit AMX, which is about nearly as good because the AMC Gremlin was ever going to get. If the AMC Harmony and Eagle have been Hornets, the Spirit was the Gremlin…a bit shorter and a bit sportier, the Spirit did away with the funky tail-chopped look and gave....




Somebody’s Acquired To Construct It: Some Of The Stranger Flying Machine Makes an attempt Of Early Aviation

An fascinating thought that all the time elicits a little bit of amusing: who was the primary human that ___ and why did they try this? For instance, which one in all early man’s forefathers took one take a look at what was dripping out of the nest of these offended, painful buzzing issues and went, “Hmm…guess that tastes wonderful!” How determined was somebody that they shoved the calf out of the way in which and had themselves a drink? Who determined that working with metallic so sizzling that it liquified was a invaluable option to spend the day? For each development that Homo sapiens has made ever because the species appeared, there has to have been one particular person who determined to dare, to try, and to danger failure. Someone had to determine electrical energy. Someone had to determine the right way to harness the explosive energy of unstable fuels....


Cash No Object: A 1960 Plymouth Fury That’s Been Carried out To The Nines

Final 12 months I had the chance to rise up shut and private with a finned Mopar for the primary time. Sadly, the 1960 Chrysler Newport was properly past my scope or skill…the engine was locked, the flooring have been a reminiscence and the one full merchandise that I had any curiosity in, the AstraDome gauge pod with its electroluminescent gauge lighting, couldn’t be examined. It was a bit unhappy, actually…total the automotive had an imposing presence, however forty years of being hidden within the woods takes a toll on steel and there’s a restrict to the quantity of funds in my account. You realize, that one pesky little drawback that’s normally the stopping level for many practical builds. Did I’ve concepts for what to do with the Newport? Thanks Mopar Motion, I positive did: I remembered seeing this precise 1960 Plymouth Fury within the journal years in the past.....




This 1989 FLU419 Small Tools Excavator Is The king Of The Unimogs – DO WANT

It’s the final factor I don’t want. It’s the final factor that I actually, actually need. Sure, the 1989 FLU419 SEE tractor you see right here is just about the factor that I’d wish to personal above just about all else within the automotive world. Combining the Lohnes accepted traits of being sluggish, ugly, most likely much less purposeful than it appears, and unimaginable to truly park anyplace, it’s excellent. This explicit rig solely has like 5,000 miles on it and what number of of these had been placed on simply zipping backwards and forwards to coaching websites and stuff like that. The truck has been utterly gone by way of, all programs checked, filters and fluids modified and so on. Successfully this is sort of a 30-year previous new truck. The bucket has a .75 yard capability and the backhoe setup is from Case. Curiously it was Freightliner who....


This 1950s Video About Engines is Superior, Full With Harmful In House Experiments!

There’s nothing higher than discovering outdated timey movies like this one. Made within the 1950 as a part of an academic sequence for youths, this factor is all about how engines work. We dig it as a result of the man main the video doesn’t discuss to the viewers like they’re morons, there are nice outdated basic animations and there are even some harmful in-home experiments involving gasoline not simply demonstrated however advised! We are saying harmful however joking apart, if one had been to comply with them precisely because the video depicts there could be no hurt. We simply at present stay in an age the place nobody of their proper thoughts would make a video that gave instructions on find out how to do a desk prime experiment that concerned gasoline and hearth. Oh, it additionally comes with the directions that the “bottle of gasoline ought to be....




The Most Insane Run At Lights Out 10 Didn’t Present Instances: How About One Hit For $150,000?

Grudge racing is one thing that I’ve discovered rather a lot about over the previous few years whereas attending races like Lights Out and No Mercy. The tradition, the folks, the principles and rules, all of that stuff have been utterly international to me till I began going to Georgia. One factor I did know is the truth that there’s usually a great deal of cash using on these matchups and that the secrecy and safety of not solely a automotive’s combo, however its efficiency numbers is paramount. That’s very true the place there may be $150,000 on the road. That was the case on Friday evening at Lights Out when the most important greenback grudge race many people have ever seen went down. The gamers right here have been the Mustang often known as Jason X and the Corvette often known as Ghost. Each with massive nitrous engines, each....


2019 Cincinnati Cavalcade Of Customs Photograph Protection: The Coolest Stuff On The Most important Ground

(Phrases and photographs by Doug Gregory) – Third gallery of six so that you’re reaching the half-way level.  In right here we’re going to maneuver from the world usually known as ‘survivors alley’ and transition extra on to the overall open ground. The 1954 BelAir ‘Home Automobile’ was one thing I’d by no means even heard of.  5 have been constructed and began life as a 4dr with a 235 six and a Three-speed.  The residing quarters look enormous sitting on this chassis and although it appears very underpowered, again then it was in regards to the highway journey.  Pull off on a wayside and take your self a nap.  Undoubtedly matches the ‘completely different’ class.  Try this 90s paint on an 80s Chrysler Conquest (Mitsu Starion).  Again within the day these flared fenders of the wide-body TSi have been a cool function for a now-forgotten automotive.  What would you do....




Bought An Axle To Grind: Mark Williams Hello-Torque Axles Are Sturdy and In the end Customizable

In relation to racing, everybody has their very own concepts, their very own designs, and their very own plan to win. This being mentioned, not each firm is ready to match these designs, concepts, and customized touches. Mark Williams Enterprises prides themselves on the truth that their axles usually are not solely superior, sturdy, and battle confirmed, however they may also be personalized in so many alternative methods it’ll boggle your thoughts. For those who assume that Mark Williams is just promoting elements for automobiles that make far more horsepower than yours, you’re flawed. Their Grasp Line of axles is designed for 10-second and slower automobiles that want some however not the entire options of the corporate’s heaviest responsibility line. Try extra beneath! Right here’s the total story from Mark Williams about their axles – Mark Williams Hello-Torque Axles are one of the best within the business. Each axle produced....


Watch The 1989 NHRA Phoenix Nationals: Muldowney’s Triumphant Weekend!

It was 1983 in Montreal when Shirley Muldowney had essentially the most horrendous wreck of her profession. It was a crash that just about killed her, mangled her legs, and nearly snuffed the profession of certainly one of drag racing’s biggest drivers immediately. However see, it didn’t. The arduous remedy result in a tremendous restoration and drag racing’s iron girl was again by the point the center 1980s rolled round. She needed to be scrappy and good. Rebuilding her profession by relentlessly match racing and working with the IHRA together with different locations, it will be 1989 when Muldowney and her husband/tuner Rahn Tobler would garner sponsorship from Efficiency Automotive Warehouse and return to NHRA competitors. Their return was an instantaneous shock to the established system with the automotive qualifying primary in Maple Grove and practically profitable the race earlier than occurring a multi-race streak of #1 spots and culminating....




House-Constructing A Straight Eight, or How To Make A BangShifty Lada

Don’t knock the Lada Riva collection of sedans…they’re the third greatest promoting vehicles on the planet behind the Mannequin T Ford and the VW Beetle, and have one of many longest manufacturing runs, evaluating once more to the Beetle and to the Hindustan Ambassador. They had been formed like a brick, constructed like a piece boot and had been supposed to be sturdy. Whether or not they really had been or not, you possibly can resolve for your self if you happen to ever get the possibility to see one on the transfer. I’ve, from my occasions spent abroad, and to be fairly sincere, the 2 I noticed each regarded like they narrowly escaped from the underside of the crash pile at Queen Anne Hill in Seattle with their lives, with not one single remaining panel on them straight and their engines operating on pure desperation alone, it appeared. The....


Excessive Pace-Low Drag: This Video From Goodwood Exhibits Off Low Drag LeMans Specials

Now THIS is the kind of stuff that makes us love the web. You’re about to look at a video from Goodwood that reveals off a particular race that that they had filled with historic low-drag LeMans specials. Automobiles from all completely different eras that share one factor, the horny appears that got here to outline their technology of racing. Lengthy, low, and dramatic, these automobiles have been the romper stomper Mulsanne Straight gobbling sizzling rods of their time. The smartest half about that is that we hear the announcers (who’re superior) giving a great deal of backstory and historical past concerning the automobiles and their successes. Even the individuals who constructed and designed the automobiles are talked about, giving one more dimension of curiosity to this already visually beautiful presentation. Hell, when a Ferrari F40 is the tempo automobile and probably the most boring factor on the monitor, that....




Alfa Romeo Racing C38 Ferrari

Following a 12 months as title sponsor, Alfa Romeo stepped as much as take over the staff identify from Sauber in 2019. Though now operated as Alfa Romeo Racing, nothing modified behind the scenes as the brand new C38 was nonetheless developed on the Hinwil, Switzerland manufacturing facility and powered by the newest Ferrari energy unit.Over the winter, a lot of the work targeting the delicate regulation modifications. Geared toward making overtaking simpler, the revisions included a wider however easier entrance wing, decrease bargeboards and a taller and wider entrance wing. The evolution of the C37 was created with oversight from new technical director Simone Resta.Signed to drive the Alfa Romeo Racing C38 have been Ferrari junior Antonio Giovinazzi and 2007 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen, who returned to the staff the place he began his Components 1 profession again in 2001. …


Citroën Ami One Idea

Since 1919, Citroën’s historical past has at all times mirrored every period, with non-conformist and revolutionary automobiles which have turn into icons within the hearts of motorists. On the 2019 Geneva Motor Present, the Citroën model is re-inventing itself once more, by unveiling its uninhibited tackle an city mobility ‘object’. Simply because the 2CV made freedom of motion broadly accessible final century, Ami One Idea frees up city mobility for everybody with its distinctive and well-liked character advocating a brand new expertise.Citroën’s imaginative and prescient of city mobility is a part of a 100% digitalised and personalised buyer journey centered on seamless freedom of use.With this new and distinctive city mobility object – a brand new area of exploration for Citroën as a part of its future power transition programme – the model is aiming to release particular person mobility within the metropolis. Citroën designed Ami One Idea as an....




Haas VF-19 Ferrari

Wealthy Power Haas F1 Group unveiled its new-look for the 2019 FIA System One World Championship with a livery launch hosted on the prestigious Royal Car Membership (RAC) on Pall Mall in London, whereas the design of its VF-19 challenger debuted on-line throughout the crew’s web site and social media platforms.Incorporating the resplendent black and gold colours of Wealthy Power, the premium British power drink first introduced as title associate of Haas F1 Group in October 2018, the 2019 livery was revealed on a present automobile in London as drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen, along with crew principal Guenther Steiner and Wealthy Power chief government officer William Storey, peeled again the covers earlier than a throng of assembled visitors on the RAC.Along with the infusion of Wealthy Power’s branding, Haas Automation maintains its distinguished placement on the VF-19, the acquainted gentle grey tone related to the three earlier liveries....


Racing Level RP19 Mercedes

Throughout a tumultuous 2018 season, the Pressure India Method 1 crew modified arms and re-emerged in 2019 as Racing Level F1. The brand new proprietor was a consortium headed by Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll. Accordingly, it got here as no shock that one of many two Racing Level drivers for the brand new 12 months was Stroll’s son Lance. He joined long-time Pressure India driver Sergio Perez.The automobile constructed for Stroll and Perez to race was dubbed the Racing Level RP19 and it lastly broke cowl on the first of two four-day take a look at classes at Barcelona. It was immediately recognisable as an evolution of the 2018 automobile with most modifications made to satisfy the revised rules that stipulate an easier entrance wing and a taller and wider rear wing. The crew is predicted to convey out a complete replace on the first Grand Prix of the 12....




Ford Focus ST

Ford immediately revealed the all-new Focus ST – developed by Ford Efficiency to ship nimble hot-hatchback thrills in a trendy, snug and sensible household automotive.The all-new Focus ST builds on the class-leading driving dynamics of the fourth era Focus in five-door hatch and property physique kinds. Ford’s new C2 structure is enhanced with distinctive suspension, braking and powertrain configurations for probably the most responsive and agile Focus ST driving expertise ever – on street and observe.A brand new engine line-up creates as much as 12 per cent extra energy and 17 per cent extra torque in contrast with the earlier era Focus ST. Ford’s 280PS 2.Three-litre EcoBoost petrol engine and 190PS 2.Zero-litre EcoBlue diesel engine* each ship a broad unfold of energy and torque throughout the rev-range.Ford’s first software of an digital limited-slip differential (eLSD) for a front-wheel drive automobile additional enhances the cornering and stability of recent Focus ST,....