Archive for August 2013
If any billionaire entrepreneur besides Elon Musk said he’d like to shoot me through a tube at close to the speed of sound I probably wouldn’t consider it. But Musk has an impressive track record of bringing Jetson-esque pipe dreams to practical (and profitable) realities. Still, the Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO’s latest solution for the future of transportation is his hardest to stomach yet.
If rookie Ford engineer, Zach Nelson had created a novelty vibrating shift knob on the payroll Alan Mulally might have told him to vibrate his things into a box. Luckily Nelson was smart. His wiggly shifter does much more than tickle palms to prompt gear shifts.
When an unreleased car reaches a certain level of buzz-worthiness a snippet of its exhaust note can grab headlines. Such a clip emerged late last month from Acura’s top secret lair. The video barely includes five seconds of footage, but offers the Internet masses the first real glimpse of the upcoming NSX – a vehicle that promises to resurrect one of the greatest sports car nameplates of all time.
When a flasher wraps himself in an ill-fitting leather overcoat most people aren’t curious to know what he plans on revealing. The same can’t be said for the 2015 Ford Mustang. Spy video shot this month shows the hotly anticipated muscle car being tested on public streets. Although there isn’t much that can be discerned about the exterior styling, the audible sound of the engine speaks volumes about the mold-breaking changes Ford has in store for its epic performance machine.