Tag Archives: Videos

German customers can now track their new Mercedes-Benz as it’s being built

Buying a new car is an exciting time, but waiting is the hardest part. While most American buyers will take delivery directly from dealer inventory, that's not the case in Europe. To help placate its customers in Germany, Mercedes-Benz is letting customers make that waiting time a little more bearable with its new "Joyful Anticipation" program. "Joyful...

Read More »

German customers can now track their new Mercedes-Benz as it’s being built

Buying a new car is an exciting time, but waiting is the hardest part. While most American buyers will take delivery directly from dealer inventory, that's not the case in Europe. To help placate its customers in Germany, Mercedes-Benz is letting customers make that waiting time a little more bearable with its new "Joyful Anticipation" program. "Joyful...

Read More »

Ken Block’s "Climbkhana: Pikes Peak" locked in for Sept. 25

Ken Block is almost ready to reveal his next Internet-shattering drift video: "Climbkhana: Pikes Peak." The video launches September 25 and should result in some gripping, edge-of-your-seat drift action. Some of the scenes from the brief trailer already provide plenty of nerve-racking thrills. Announced a year ago, the video will see the...

Read More »

Toyota launches GR performance sub-brand, but new Supra noticeably missing

Toyota has a penchant for launching performance sub-brands that's bordering on neurotic. The latest is GR which was launched in Japan on Tuesday. GR is a reference to Toyota's Gazoo Racing motorsport department, and cars from the sub-brand will fall into one of three performance categories. At the top is GRMN, a reference to Gazoo Racing Masters...

Read More »

VW Group’s fully self-driving Sedric to hit public roads in 2021

It turns out the Volkswagen Group's Sedric concept unveiled in March at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show isn't just a one-hit wonder. The German auto giant used last week's 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show to unveil an updated version of the fully self-driving car, one that's closer to the version that will start testing on public roads in 2021...

Read More »

Mercedes wants to let you find any destination with 3 words

I feel old telling you this...but I don't quite understand how this is going to make your navigation system easier to use. Perhaps my inner old man is coming out, but I'm not typically one to rail against fresh technology and new ways of doing things. I'm talking about the announcement last week that Mercedes-Benz is partnering with a company called...

Read More »

Subaru provides video of its WRX STI Type RA NBR’s sub-7:00 ‘Ring run

In July, a highly modified Subaru WRX STI, driven by Kiwi racer Richie Stanaway, managed to lap the Nürburgring in a time of 6:57.5. That's the fastest that any car with four doors has lapped the notorious German racetrack, a true testament of the engineering skills of Subaru and its motorsport partner Prodrive which helped build the unique WRX...

Read More »

Independent designers reimagine the Porsche 908 for today

Porsche is a brand that translates into any language across all corners of the globe. Many people have grown up worshipping the German automaker for all that it's done in the twin worlds of sports cars and motorsport. One of the iconic racers from the past is the Porsche 908, though it it isn't as revered as the mighty 917 that would soon follow. Using both...

Read More »

Japanese electric supercar you’ve never heard of promises 0-60 in under 2 seconds

Once a week it seems another new electric-car company announces plans to introduce its own interpretation of zero-emission technology. Some of them even promise incredible performance. Aspark, a new Japanese electric-car company, promises both. Though it's the performance that really catches our eye. Aspark will debut its all-electric supercar, dubbed the...

Read More »

5 things you need to know about the Mercedes-AMG Project One

The closest thing to a homologation special we're likely to see out of Formula 1, the Mercedes-AMG Project One is one very special car. On the sidelines of the Frankfurt motor show, we sat down with AMG's Rene Wollman. His business card calls him the Project One's "Project Leader," but he's much more than that. He was the one that AMG boss Tobias Moers...

Read More »