A few weeks ago, startup carmaker Faraday Future (FF) broke ground on a US$1 billion manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be the first plant for the California-based, Chinese backed company that started in 2014 with a view on developing a range of connected electric vehicles. With robot greeters and a long-term goal of being powered completely by renewable energy, the plant is set to be as innovative as the cars that will come out of it. Read More
Engineers at the Toyota Research Institute of North America think they've found the secret to using magnesium in rechargeable batteries. This would replace lithium as a safer, more energy-dense option for batteries in everything from cell phones to cars.Read More
When the Rasa hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle prototype was launched earlier this year, its unconventional styling was, for some, an acquired taste. At this weekend's London Motor Show Riversimple outlined the potential for an expanded range by showing two new concept designs based on the existing chassis and running gear: a four-door sedan and a light commercial vehicle.Read More
The Ford Mustang's 50th anniversary was in 2014, but Ford this week unveiled an interesting 50-year exhibit at the US National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum. The split-personality sculpture is made from the front halves of the 1965 and 2015 Mustangs, highlighting 50 years of evolution. It's a fascinating sight for Mustang lovers and car enthusiasts in general.Read More
This week sees the return to the calendar of a major motor show in the UK. The new London Motor Show has been created with the intention of eventually rivaling the likes of Geneva, Paris and Dubai. Gizmag went along yesterday for a sneak peek.Read More
Donkervoort builds distinctive, lightweight roadsters and hard-tops that are part race car, part classic car and enough street car to drive legally down highways – at least in some countries. The retro-modern speedsters have gradually evolved from their Lotus Seven-inspired roots, offering aggressive looks and fast, sharp rides on track and road. In 2004, the Donkervoort D8 RS set a Nürburgring record, blowing the previous Porsche Carrera GT record away by close to 15 seconds. And now Donkervoort is launching that model's spiritual successor, the D8 GTO-RS.
The Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ won plenty of fans with their balanced rear-drive chassis at launch in 2012, but besides a mid-life redesign of the budget sports coupe in New York, very little has changed in the ToyoBaru world – at least very little had changed until Toyota whipped the covers off the GT86 Shooting Brake concept.
The 2017 Ford F-150 pickup truck will include the latest-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine as an option, adding 30 lb-ft of torque to its output. This will mate to a new 10-speed automatic transmission to aid performance and capitalize on the now best-in-class torque values of the new engine.Read More
Ford's engineers may have found a way to cut the cost and development time associated with wind tunnel testing of new vehicles. Made up of two shipping containers, the automaker's new mobile aeroacoustic setup is designed to test in-cabin wind noise at a fraction of the usual cost.Read More
You might not have heard of Mitsuoka, but the boutique brand has been manufacturing cars for Japan-based Anglophiles since 1968. The company's Brooklands, Viewt and Roadster are all being offered in the UK for the first time, posing the question: do British buyers really want a Japanese knock-off version of the cars they grew up with? Read More
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