You can see it now: the style, grace, and elegance of a luxury car. Then, of course, there’s the thrill of that extra spurt of power when you tap on the accelerator. The car is better than anything you’ve ever owned … and you’ve had some nice cars. An added bonus is how your neighbors stare slack-jawed when you drive past them.
Perhaps, all this is a fantasy right now. But, it’s soon going to become real enough. In fact, you’re almost ready to make the big purchase. Still, there’s one thing that bothers you: car insurance. Will you need to get special luxury car insurance? Will you have to give up all the cost benefits of your current insurance policy.
There is no doubt that Spectre, the new James Bond film due to be released this November, is a hotly-anticipated event full of action and intrigue. One of the most celebrated elements of Bond’s lineage has to be the range of sleek and sexy cars we’ve seen him drive over the years. With this in mind, Ladbrokes decided to look at some of the vehicles Bond has driven, to see what they would cost today.
A huge blast in the port area of the great city of Tianjin in China has killed at least 17 44 people, injured hundreds, and leveled several buildings. The initial explosion happened at 05:00 on early Thursday morning in the warehouse of a ‘logistics company’. This explosion triggered several other explosions along the port area.
Tianjin is one of China’s biggest ports. It also handles pretty much all the car imports for the entire northern China area. Sadly, the explosions didn’t miss out on that, ripping through an enormous parking lot filled with thousands of brand new cars, and among those were a few dozen Volkswagen Beetles.
A giant FAW car transporttruck loaded with 26 Changanminivans, Spotted in China in the Dongba area in Beijing. I live near a major Changan dealer in the capital. The dealer is located just inside the Fifth Ring Road, and that is a bitch because the big car transport trucks are not allowed to drive within the Fifth Ring Road, for reasons concerning safety, congestion and pollution.
Police in the great city of Wenzhou in Zhejiang Province in China was very surprised to see a man on the highway driving a VolkswagenSantana Vista at 80 kilometer per hour while administering himself a intravenous saline solution, holding a pink stick with the bag on top, while fiddling with his pone with his other hand.
This is the big black badass Sabertooth Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) for the Chinese police. Four of these law-enforcement monsters were officially launched for duty by the authorities in the great city of Hefei in Anhui Province, with a lot of thanks to the United States of America.
If you believe batteries are only fit for powering small household items, think again. The humble battery is capable of extraordinary performance – smashing a golf cart past the 100mph barrier and driving some models of electric car to speeds of 270mph!
Take a look at our info graphic below to learn all about some of the amazing achievements inspired by battery-powered vehicles…
Women and parking lots can be a very dangerous combination. The Shanghai Library in the great Chinese city of Shanghai is trying to do something about this. It has added four women-only parking lots to its underground garage.
Small cars are a big deal these days. High fuel costs, heavy traffic and congestion charges mean that a growing number of motorists are ditching their gas-guzzlers in favor of more eco-friendly, not to mention wallet-friendly, city cars.
In recent years, the automotive industry has faced increasing pressures to produce futuristic designs that meet government safety and fuel economy standards while also satisfying public demand for innovation. Designers are working hard to produce concept cars that try to strike a balance between sporty lines and the engineering requirements needed to meet those new standards. Let’s take a look at several concept cars that offer a glimpse into the near-future of the automobile industry.
Even Italian carmakers with a reputation for power and performance aren’t immune from these trends within the business, and to meet that challenge, Alfa Romeo has built the 4C. It has a 1.7L motor that doesn’t fall short of the expectations for pure muscle power that drivers have. The 4C’s 4-cylinder engine generates an impressive 237 horsepower.
The Alfa Romeo 4C also delivers on styling. It stays true to the company’s brand as a two-seat sports coupe that looks very chic. You shouldn’t expect to see large numbers of the 4C on American highways anytime soon. Alfa Romeo reports that it still has not secured U.S. distribution for the car.