Post by Tim Charlet

Vonnen Showcases Flywheel-Inspired Porsche Hybrid Powerplant

Tags: Custom Cars, Hybrid

By Tim Charlet on October 22, 2018

The Porsche Rennsport Reunion was recently on full display at the legendary Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California. While this exhibition is a great opportunity for like-minded Porsche owners to show off their German performance cars, it’s also an exceptional venue for aftermarket manufacturers to showcase their product offerings. One that turned heads was Vonnen, an aftermarket company that specializes in hybrid engine configurations.

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2019 Acura ILX Offering More Bang for the Buck

Tags: News

By Tim Charlet on October 19, 2018

Over the years, consumers have been driven to Acura models mainly due to their aggressive stance and swoopy features. Affordability and value have not typically been consumer attributes associated with Acura – until now? While the 2019 Acura ILX is packed with more features, what has shocked the automotive industry is that they’ve actually lowered the cost – by a bunch.

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Smart Marks 20th Anniversary with New Forease EV Concept

Tags: Concept Cars, Electric Cars, New Model, Reveal

By Tim Charlet on October 18, 2018

Celebrating their 20 year of operation, Smart revealed a new electric-powered concept vehicle named the Forease recently at the Paris Motor Show. The Subsidiary of Daimler AG has created the Forease EV concept car for casual around town driving during optimal weather conditions (due to the lack of a roof). Taking styling input from a 1970’s style dune buggy and integrating modern EV technology, the Forease EV is not only unconventional, but visually striking as well.

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Palace on Wheels - The Renault EZ-Ultimo Concept

Tags: Concept Cars, New Model

By Tim Charlet on October 16, 2018

We typically don’t’ get overly excited about concept cars or the marketing lingo to describe them – but the Renault EZ-Ultimo is an exception. How often do you come across a design that is like a teenager challenges everything that you know about that category?

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Eadon Green Introduces ZECLAT Eclectic Luxury Coupe

Tags: Concept Cars, New Model

By Tim Charlet on October 16, 2018

Imagine taking the vintage aero-cars from the 1930’s and infusing modern technology and performance. Taking styling cues from Bugatti, Chapron, and other legendary French automakers, the Eadon Green ZECLAT is a low seating, wide riding, and curvaceous luxury coupe that is both visually stunning and features advanced technology.

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Mazda Announces the Return of Its Rotary Engine - Kinda

Tags: Breaking News, Engine, Technology

By Tim Charlet on October 11, 2018

Fans of the Mazda Rotary engine won’t have to wait too much longer – or will they? In a recently published report Mazda let the cat out of the bag, by announcing that they will use the iconic powerplant in one of their upcoming vehicles. Here is the kicker though – it won’t be the primary source of power.

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The 2018 Suzuki Jimny Packs a Punch in a Small Package

Tags: New Model, News, Reveal

By Tim Charlet on October 10, 2018

Suzuki’s aren’t really known for their extensive range – but the new is trying to chop down this stereotype. The new 2018 Suzuki Jimny is not your average, everyday SUV. In fact, it’s off-road capacity is mountain goat like.

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Audi e-Tron Going Full Throttle into Production

Tags: Electric Cars, News

By Tim Charlet on October 9, 2018

The highly anticipated Audi e-Tron is preparing to go full throttle into production, according to a recently published article. According to managing director Patrick Danau of Audi Brussels, the new Audi EV is expected to reach full production capacity in early September, which is expected to eclipse 20,000 units annually.

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