The evening of July 21, 2016, will forever be remembered by Mercedes-Benz historians as the time when Bertha Benz was finally inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame, approximately 32 years after her more famous husband received the same distinction. 7 photos For those that
The smart fortwo has never been a “do-it-all” kind of car for obvious reasons, most of them revolving around the fact that we’re talking about one of the smallest production cars on the planet. 18 photos Daimler doesn’t seem to agree necessarily, so the tiny
Back in the early 1960s, when Porsche was developing the 911 as a larger, more powerful and more luxurious replacement for the 356, a few high-ranking executives from Stuttgart got stung by the “what if they won’t like it?” virus. 11 photos Afraid that the
While we’ve complained about technological advances ruining the analog feel of our go-fast machines, there are many ways in which contemporary hypercars beat their forebearers when it comes to the overall driving experience and we’re not talking about stuff like improvement in Nurburgring times here.
In about two years of production, the “definitive Ferrari, the LaFerrari, has been built in just 499 units, or one less than the demand calculated by Maranello’s bean counters. 14 photos Both the Enzo and the F50 were built in similar “one less than total demand”
About 15 years ago, BMW was the promoter of a rather special series of short films, which were ahead of their time in so many ways that it isn’t even funny. Called “The Hire,” all eight online films starred Clive Owen as a bona fide
See the aerodynamically conscious vehicle in the featured photograph? It is powered by the 660 cc turbocharged three-cylinder engine from the S660, a kei car-sized roadster that tips the scales at 1,830 pounds (830 kilograms). In this application, the 63 HP unit is good for
The world’s most demanding track, the Nurburgring, will have a different pricing scheme for the 2017 season. 10 photos If we were to examine the situation, it appears that the new program is here to stay for many years, so keep reading if you are