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Top 5 Of The Most Unique Types of Cars Ever Made

April 12, 2016 in Classic cars, New Cars by admin

Top 5 Of The Most Unique Types of Cars Ever Made!
There has always been a fierce competition among the automotive giants to create unique vehicles which can change things from ordinary to extraordinary. The history of car designs is full of such attempts and those who dared have brought the hybrid car concept into action. The lucrative part is that no Government has forced any limitation on the development of such outstanding vehicles that goes in the favor of automakers. It really pushes their limits to design something that can truly inspire everyone.

Check out below the strange car concepts that are dreamed by every man. The list below has got 1947 Norman Timbs Special to ultra-modern Porsche 918 Hybrid supercar and you won’t resist yourself falling in love with these stunning cars.

  1. 1947 Norman Timbs Special:

With the marvelous design and curves, there is hardly a match to this beauty on the road. It was one of a kind when it was first produced in 1947 and consists of a front-mounted cockpit and elegant raindrop tail. It is built by Timbs, an Indy racing engineer, who lets this flawless beauty equipped with the Buick Straight 8 engine at the rear end of the chassis. Many have fallen in love with this beauty.

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  1. 1936 Stout Scarab:

This brilliant piece of design was created by Designer William Stout, an exemplary aircraft engineer who lately turned to automobiles. He had mastery in integrating luxury and leisure into transportation and with the design of Stout Scarab, he tried to put this concept into action. It’s a beautiful road-going diner car with the aluminium body and costing more than $90,000 today. Only 10 pieces were produced at that time.


  1. 1955 Chrysler (Ghia) Streamline X “Gilda”:

This unique model has got its name from a famous movie Rita Hayworth which was released in 1946. It’s an engineering exemplary piece with the 1.5-litre jet turbine engine that is especially developed for touring purposes. Its design is influenced by Chrysler turbine cars and produced by Italian car manufacturing firm Gilda in 1955.


  1. Porsche 918 Spyder Concept Car:

The Spyder Concept Car developed by Porsche was unveiled for the first time at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. This concept car is the basis for the current hybrid supercar by the Porsche on the road today. Its concept came into existence after the evolution of the Carrera GT with rear and front axles producing 218 horsepower. It is a beauty with a thrilling speed.


  1. 2001 BMW GINA Light Visionary Model:

This Light Visionary Model concept has got chunky body parts. It is invented by the famous Chris Bangle who is the BMW design director. With his core automotive knowledge, he developed this model with the hard geometry that is worth the appreciation. The car’s exteriors are smartly covered with the polyurethane-coated spandex that has the sense to shift with the vehicle’s aerodynamic needs at times.2001-bmw


And the list goes on. These unique cars have every reason to fall in love with. For years, these have been pampered like a queen and have inspired car fans with their elegant looks and smooth curves. This is the place where striking with your unique car is something that happens every other day as we keep coming with the latest information from the car industry. Stay tuned to the news for a tempting experience.


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2017 Toyota Highlander Revealed With Revamped Look And Attractive Features

March 29, 2016 in New Cars by admin

The upcoming 2017 Toyota Highlander is expected to have some major changes in the design since it first arrived in 2014. The design upgrade will be covering critical changes subsequent to the present model with a wide range of trim levels. The thrilling news is that it is going to be equipped with direct-infused V-6 powered by an eight-speed programmed transmission. Additionally, you can expect two more upcoming models along with the SE model and other low-cost Highlander hybrid variants. Let’s discuss the changes that 2017 Toyota Highlander is coming with:


1.The New Power train For More Efficiency:

With the three power trains, 2017 Highlander is going to offer you an efficient choice. It will be equipped with a 2.7-liter four-barrel (limited to front-wheel drive only), a gas-electric half breed and a V-6 (with the front-or four-wheel drive) for a better riding experience. Currently, the most Highlanders are produced and sold with the V-6 only, but with the recent upgrades, it has become obvious that Toyota is throwing away its way old 3.5-liter 2GR-FE unit. This technological shift will be replaced with the more productive and port-infused 3.5-litre 2GR-FKS V-6. Furthermore, the engine will be upgraded to 278 horsepower which is the real attraction.

2.The Power Packed Eight Speed Gears:

The new V-6 will be backed with 2 additional gears which will bring a major change in its automatic transmission. The technological change is expected to have six-speed to eight-speed gears. Though not a four cylinder, but the upgrade will benefit the users with the auto start-stop function who can now save money on their fuels with this option. This is going to bring the significant change in the fuel economy and will be beating the current Highlander model.

3.More Options For Hybrids And a New SE:

Buyers will enjoy the option of the hybrid models just like earlier but with the more ease. For every model, there is an option to buy the hybrid version that gets as much as 28mpg on the highways and the cities. However, earlier, the hybrid versions used to cost a lot but now the changes have made more accessible as Toyota is offering hybrid options in the base LE and XLE trims as well.
The SE version will not be having the option to go hybrid as this model is somewhat more focused on the sportiness than the other models. Its exteriors are made to give a vibrant look with the elegant headlamps, followed by 19-inch wheels particularly available for this model. Salsa Red Pearl color is only limited to the SE version that has the dark leather seats which give it a luxurious touch. The SE model’s competitive advantage is its firmer suspension tune.

The Last But Not Least:

The 2017 Toyota Highlander, no doubt, will be equipped with the major changes but the bundle of safety equipment will be same as that of before. Additionally, you will be seeing the blind spot warning systems with the 30-degree view for the better monitoring. Lastly, there will be a huge jump in the total number of USB ports, totaling from one to five. Just wait for the 2017 Highlander to be rolled out for the sale in this fall.

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Local motors aimed at shaking up the auto industry

September 22, 2015 in Art cars, Auto News, New Cars by admin

Car manufacturing companies face a major problem of wasting large amount of money in production, looking for suggestion and solutions to consolidate and eliminate redundancy. Local motor CEO Jay Rogers perceived the same challenge and attacked completely in a different direction. He says manufacturing process of building a car is same from 1915, with thousand of individual parts on assembly lines.

With the idea of changing manufacturing process and keeping cost-cutting as the major factor, local motors came up with a new innovation called as ‘strati – a 3D printed car’. This Classic (hot-looking) car was built in amalgamation with Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. The strati is a small two-seater electric car.


3D printing can be done in several versions, most commonly used is a laser to form solid objects from epoxy resins to powdered titanium. Local motors used a different method where it can build up objects, mainly one pixel at a time. They demonstrated the concept publicly, where the prototype was same as strati, which had barely 50 auto parts. Two factories, with an employ of 100 each, has scheduled to complete its construction by the end of the year.

The 3D-printed car is crude by design, its flanks, meanwhile, resembling the exposed parts of BMW i3’s matte carbon tub. Roger says, some parts of the car look like, it came out of the printer and it can be changed according to their user’s requirements. The most important feature of 3D printed car, it can be recyclable by putting a vinyl wrap on it.


How strati is made?

Carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic is used for printing, a versatile, strong and cheap material, which may have advanced features to enable safety. Printed car is built in layers and each layer is removed from nozzles of the printer. If the tub is damaged, it can be recycled by removing the motor and melting the car.

Roger mentioned “last car which he tested was a McLaren 650S that cost more than $300,000. This strati, lackluster motor could cost $5000. He added, developing countries will love this technology for its reasonable rates with advanced features. Even a rich guy will like it because of its thousand horsepower with having his own choice of design“.

The strati took 40 hours to print and local motor company is currently looking for an electric-power train supplier. However, the research is ongoing and they have claimed that, they are working on techniques that could increase printer speed by as much as 500-fold.

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