Remember when Japanese cars wore all their features right on their sleeves? Big, bold rocker graphics proclaiming “DOHC 16-VALVE,” “VTEC,” “Twin-Cam,” and that sort of thing. Well, the Isuzu Impulse RS might take the crown for U.S.-market Japanese cars with long-winded decals, with its back panel blaring: “ALL-WHEEL DRIVE INTERCOOLED TURBO.” And it’s all true. […]
Finally! A LEGO kit that lives its life a quarter-mile at a time. For $99.99, you can have your very own black 1970 Dodge Charger R/T just like Dominic Toretto’s from the Fast & Furious movie franchise. (You know, the juggernaut whose latest installment, F9, is delayed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.) This […]
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The hype for the Tesla Cybertruck pickup is real. Alas, the production version of the electric truck still isn’t. On the other hand, the classic Volkswagen Type 2 Pick-Up is a fully realized truck that’s available today on the used-car market. Ignore, for the moment, that the VW is powered by a weak gas-fed flat-four cylinder and […]
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The rugged, two-door 4×4 is a fast-fading vehicle format. Jeep’s Wrangler has kept it alive, though, and now it is joined by the return of Land Rover’s Defender SUV, which is available in two-door “90” guise. (The Defender 110 is the four-door model; similar to Jeep’s Wrangler Unlimited.) At first blush, the Jeep Wrangler and […]
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Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains, the U.K.-based operation that develops and builds the high-tech hybrid powertrains for the six-time world champion Mercedes F1 team, has helped get a breathing aid for seriously ill COVID-19 patients ready for production in just 13 days. Mercedes-AMG HPP worked with engineers at University College of London and doctors at University […]
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