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What holds F1 cars together

What holds F1 cars together

The Mercedes McLaren engine in the F1 cars Formula 1 Grand Prix racing continually demands new strategies and car set-ups. While the names of the constructors are familiar to fans, there are also many suppliers supporting the teams with products and technologies of an advanced nature that help the cars […]

BMW Sauber F1 Team Pit Lane Park

BMW Sauber F1 Team Pit Lane Park

? BMW Malaysia MD, Wolfgang Schlimme, says that the Malaysian venue will be the best one among the five during 2007 and part of the reason is the Twin Towers behind the site ?All the money in the world can?t buy you the F1 experience that the BMW Sauber F1 […]

Did the new Mini come from Russia?

Did the new Mini come from Russia?

Some of the pictures sent by ‘DH’. They were actually shot at KLIA where the temperatures are definitely nowhere as cold! Back in the 1980s when I was doing Asian Auto, I used to write about innovative ad campaigns done by car companies. It was interesting to learn about how […]

Nissan’s Extreme Off-Road Test Track

Nissan’s Extreme Off-Road Test Track

Nissan Motor has completed construction of a new extreme off-road track at its Motegi test facility in the Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. Covering a 2.3-hectare site, the track is among the largest of its kind in Japan.? The track was designed to replicate the tough terrain conditions from various regions around […]

Abarth – the man and the company

Abarth – the man and the company

Behind the legendary Abarth brand lies the work of a true engineering genius. Karl Abarth, born in Vienna in 1908, achieved almost unprecedented success in the field of motorsports, the result of absolute dedication to the world of engines, and to a truly prodigious talent, passion and feeling for innovation. […]

Don’t have an elephant in the back seat!

  "Restraints help people and cars move together," said Ingrid Skogsmo, Director of Safety for Volvo Car Corp. in Sweden. "Imagine trying to keep your balance in a standing-room-only train as it jerks forward suddenly or stops abruptly without something to brace yourself.” "People are just full of reasons for […]

24 million kms before launch

24 million kms before launch

Just one of the many tests the prototypes were put through Before the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class was launched this year, the new model had already completed the most comprehensive test programme in the German luxury carmaker?s history. Over a period of three and a half years, prototypes and pre-production models […]

For the Cayenne owner

For the Cayenne owner

In conjunction with the launch of the new Cayenne generation, the Porsche Design Group has come out with the latest line of its ?Driver?s Selection? for the new model. The new collection not only has clothes and watches but also items for children and of course, high-quality scale models of […]

Mazda Museum Online

Mazda Museum Online

Mazda has a long history of innovation in automotive technology which goes back many decades and like most of the world?s leading automakers, it has documented its history as well as maintained many of its models in a museum. Getting to this museum in Hiroshima, Japan, may not be possible […]

Safe as well as beautiful

Safe as well as beautiful

Can cars be safe and beautiful at the same time? At one time, it was thought that a safe car needed to be ?built like a tank? and indeed, that seemed the case a few decades ago when automakers were forced to hang those big, ugly so-called ?federal bumpers? on […]