Automotive Design

Take a Look at Additive Manufacturing

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 15, 2019 at 7:52 AM

Giving the growing increase in interest in additive manufacturing in the auto industry, our sibling publication Additive Manufacturing held a conference dedicated to that subject at the 2019 North American International Auto Show.

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Automotive Powertrain

The Death of the Internal Combustion Engine Is Greatly Exaggerated

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 14, 2019 at 7:24 AM

This week Volkswagen put the rest of the auto industry on notice that it would be the world leader in electric mobility in the not-too-distant future.

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Aircraft in a Dealership: The Future Is Now

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 13, 2019 at 7:56 AM

While the notion of commuting to work or being transferred from A to B via aircraft might still seem Jetsonian, it is evidently real, given the announcement that Prestige Imports is putting the ICON A5 light-sport aircraft, an amphibious sport plane that is designed, engineered and produced by ICON Aircraft, in its Prestige Imports 2.0 showroom. 

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Automotive Materials

Brembo Is Serious—and Whimsical

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 12, 2019 at 11:04 AM

When it comes to serious brakes, Brembo is certainly a leader in developing and producing them, such as with its gen-two dual-cast floating brake disc, which is made with both cast iron and aluminum, with the former being used for the braking band and the latter for the bell.

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Automotive Powertrain

Painting a McLaren

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 12, 2019 at 7:58 AM

The new McLaren 720S Spider by MSO: No, we’re not going to talk about the performance of the car that’s powered by a 710-hp, 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8.

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Automotive Materials

Pininfarina Times Two

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 11, 2019 at 4:02 PM

Pininfarina--the Italian car design firm and specialty vehicle creator owned by the Mahindra Group, an India-based conglomerate—has been on a roll the last several days.

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Automotive Design

Seven Generations of Corvette—So Far

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 11, 2019 at 7:51 AM

This is the 1953 Chevrolet Corvette, the first model to be produced by General Motors. The first gen had a run until 1962.

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Automotive Engineering

A New F-Series: Right-Sized

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 08, 2019 at 7:22 AM

Let’s face it: when most people think “Ford F Series” they have in mind the ubiquitous F-150.

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Automotive Interiors

2019 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 06, 2019 at 7:12 AM

The Cadillac ATS-V couple is a small(ish) car with a big engine. As in a 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that produces 464 hp @ 5,850 rpm and 445 lb-ft of torque @ 3,500 rpm.

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What Tesla Might Miss With Its Store Closures

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 05, 2019 at 7:28 AM

“Imagine what it would have been like to sell a gas-powered automobile in the early 1900s,” said Fran O’Hagan, president and CEO of Pied Piper Management Company LLC. “Customers back then were buying their first car, and salespeople would have had to explain the basics, such as how to operate the vehicle or where to find fuel while travelling.”

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Did You Know the Model T Could Run on Kerosene?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 04, 2019 at 7:47 AM

When you think of the Ford Motor Company, you probably call to mind things like the Mustang and the F-150, and if you’re feeling particularly nostalgic, the Model T probably is on the list, as well.

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Bentley Proffers Napkin Rings. Lambo Goes CPO

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 04, 2019 at 7:32 AM

Bentley Turns 100. Buy a Shirt.

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