The pace of automotive development is so fast that it's easy to forget that every generation has its own supercar heroes. The cream of today's technologically advanced automotive crop would not exist without the supercars of the past – cars that took risks with crazy styling, innovative technology and a desire to go faster than anyone else had gone before. We recently spent an afternoon at Dutton Garage in Melbourne, Australia, slaking our supercar thirst and tracking down some of the cars that really moved the game on when they were first launched.
Initial results of Peugeot 208 and 508 model testing by the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy comply with new regulations thanks to new technology. The results, says Peugeot Citroen, confirm the effectiveness of the BlueHDi after-treatment system for diesel exhaust.
Labor saving devices are nothing new, but they rarely inspire the kind of dedicated stewardship that antique engines do. This week in Fort Meade, Florida, the 1500 members of the Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club opened the gates of their unique 240-acre clubhouse to give the public a first hand look at the fruits of this devotion. If you harbor a secret wish to operate a tractor, bulldozer or backhoe, these are your people.
Just days after revealing the Titan Warrior, Nissan is putting another Warrior on the front lines. Unveiled at the Montreal International Auto Show, the Rogue Warrior braves the Canadian winter with a secret weapon: a full snow track system that turns it into a crossover snow machine. With warriors like these, Nissan's army will be able to wage war on all types of ground.
The connected car was a theme we saw again and again at this year's CES. While all those information-filled touchscreens and next-gen autonomous features sound great on paper, you might be left wondering what kind of internet connection will power them all. Toyota is currently exploring satellite technology that could be the key to the smart cars of the future. Its Mirai fuel cell car is now more high-tech than ever.
In an automotive consumer study presented at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, IBM found that consumers expect to use cars differently and don't necessarily want to own one in the traditional sense – especially when the car has "self-enabling" technologies. Meanwhile, Ford has taken the lead in creating an alternative ownership model.
The Nissan Titan XD is truly a Titan among trucks, with a bigger size, heavier footprint, and more powerful diesel engine than any other half-ton pickup on the market. Is more really better, though? Gizmag spent a week in the 2016 Titan XD shortly after it entered production to learn what this truck is really made for (and of).
At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Acura unveiled a new Precision Concept, developed by the company's California design studio. The concept is meant to express "Precision Crafted Performance," and carries familiar design elements from the brand – all in almost cartoonish dimensions, as befits a concept car.
It might be cold outside in Detroit, but the world's car manufacturers have shaken it off to put on a sizzling display at this year's North American International Auto Show. As the pressure on manufacturers to meet strict emissions deadlines tightens, the number of hybrids and electric cars on display has grown. But that doesn't mean it was all eco-cars; from heavy-duty trucks, slinky sports coupes and minivans, there was something on the floor for everyone. Take a closer look in Gizmag's best of Detroit photo gallery.