Whenever a new movie is scheduled to release in theaters a variety of industries work to try and grab their share of the fun and enjoyment by offering their own products and services that are themed after the movie. This is especially true and fairly easy when it comes to movies such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel Avengers and any other movie that warrants the use of action figures. While the toy industry and related product arenas can easily capture some of the benefits from these new movie openings, one industry that may be a bit challenged to do so is the ride sharing industry.
Nurburgring is one of the most famous test tracks in the world and it gives us a large circuit of road that offers winding turns, fast straightaways and plenty of elevation changes. The Dodge Viper has actually set the record at the track twice until it was taken over by the Porsche 918 Spyder. While the Viper has not gone back for the third generation run at the record and it’s about to be out of production, here are some fast cars that the Viper bested around this amazing track.
While the Takata air bag recall has affected every automaker in one way or another Toyota is handling a different kind of airbag recall from a different manufacturer. As the largest single car company in the world it’s no surprise Toyota has to deal with recalls that reach the millions of vehicles on a regular basis. For these two recalls Toyota is having vehicles recalled for airbags and for faulty fuel emissions controls. These two recalls affect a wide variety of vehicles in many parts of the world, but so far the good news is neither one has caused an accident, injury or fatality.
Now that we have a settlement filed its time for VW owners to learn how they can go about having their vehicles taken care of and made right for driving on the roads. The VW models which are equipped with either the 2.0-liter TDI engine or the 3.0-liter version are known to emit up to as much as forty times the allowable emissions when driving. These vehicles are equipped with a defeat device that only turns on the emissions control system when the vehicle is being tested as learned last fall and now Volkswagen is ready to pay up; at least for some of the vehicles.
The job of selecting the right way to celebrate an anniversary is one that can be a task that becomes a full time job for some people. The commitment it takes to be in any relationship for the long haul and last the test of time, tribulations, hardships and even success is one that should be celebrated, especially when the number creeps up near the century mark. One such automotive company has an anniversary they want to celebrate the right way, even though they are still thirty years way from reaching three digits.
Even though most of us typically celebrate BMW and Mercedes-Benz as the leaders in the German market for luxury and performance you can’t discount Audi. Audi has been an admirable luxury brand for many years and given us some of the cars we have loved over the years. The Audi brand is part of the Volkswagen Group and has been able to deliver us a lineup of vehicles that have some of the best interiors and most enjoyable performances on the market today. Here are some of the coolest Audi models we have ever enjoyed over the time the brand has been on the market.
Chrysler has done away with the Town & Country name and brought back the Pacifica. This used to be an SUV, but now it’s the most advanced minivan on the market and the perfect place for you to offer your family a great ride on any road. The Pacifica offers luxury styling and features that you tend to not find anywhere else in the market. This is the minivan that has the right stuff to be the partner with Google for self-driving technology, but until that becomes a reality you can certainly enjoy the wonderful driving capabilities of the Pacifica.