Month: April 2022

  • For the 1955 Thunderbird model, Ford used a Boeing turbine to power its engine.

    For the 1955 model year, the Ford Thunderbird had a pretty normal selection of engine options, but the Blue Oval also experimented with something a little out of the ordinary. A gas turbine engine was once installed in a 1955 Thunderbird by the company’s engineers. On Tuesday, Ford historian Ted Ryan shared a photo of […]

  • Restored 1954 Chevrolet Corvette inspected by Jay Leno

    Given that this year marks the 70th anniversary of the Chevrolet Corvette, Jay Leno recently had the opportunity to inspect one of the first production cars, courtesy of owner and Corvette restorer Mike McCluskey. This 1954 Corvette comes from the second model year of the ‘Vette’s production. Because just 300 Corvettes were built for the […]

  • BrightDrop’s EV Delivery Van Drops Record-Setting Single-Charge Mileage

    BrightDrop’s EV Delivery Van Drops Record-Setting Single-Charge Mileage Eventually, if they haven’t already, parcels may arrive at your door not in a rumbling, gas-powered delivery van, but in a totally electric vehicle such as BrightDrop’s Zevo 600 (formerly referred to as the EV600; the reasons for the name change are unclear). You might not be […]

  • Ford patents hydrogen combustion engine

    Ford is experimenting with hydrogen-fueled combustion engines, according to patent records. The invention, which should not be confused with fuel cell powertrains, is for a normal internal-combustion engine that would simply burn hydrogen instead of gasoline or diesel, resulting in zero harmful emissions as a consequence. In a patent application submitted with the United States […]

  • Honda opens $124M wind tunnel facility in Ohio

    According to a press release issued on Monday, Honda has completed the construction of a state-of-the-art wind tunnel facility at the independent Transportation Research Center in East Liberty, Ohio. Because it has been developed to evaluate not just aerodynamics but also aeroacoustics, the location, known as the Honda Automotive Laboratories of Ohio (or HALO for […]

  • San Francisco’s self-driving cars no longer need a safety driver

    For the first time, a Waymo self-driving car successfully completed a journey in San Francisco without the assistance of a human safety driver on Wednesday. The excursion involved a Jaguar I-Pace equipped with Waymo’s self-driving technology picking up an employee to drive them to have their morning coffee and then transporting them to work as […]

  • Ford patents crazier version of Rivian K-turn, Hummer EV’s crab walk

    A new patent filing hints that future Ford electric trucks could get their own trick maneuverability feature to rival the Rivian R1T and GMC Hummer EV. The Hummer EV’s crab walk allows the hulking pickup to move sideways, while Rivian is working on a tank turn feature that lets the R1T turn in its own […]

  • Porsche invests $75M into synthetic fuel production

    Porsche stated on Wednesday that it will invest an extra $75 million in the manufacturing of synthetic gasoline. It announced the acquisition of what it calls a “long-term ownership” in HIF Global LLC, a holding company for initiatives to create synthetic fuel manufacturing facilities, in a news statement on Tuesday. One of the projects in […]

  • Get Your Youngster a Ford F-150!

    As many parents are aware, Ford has cooperated with a number of toy manufacturers over the years to provide a slew of Ford-branded parent- and battery-powered toys that scoot and speed while matching mom and dad’s real-world Ford. Kids have had the opportunity to encounter and master Ford BEVs that predate the F-150 Lightning and […]

  • The unusual 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Dubos Coupe was inspected by Jay Leno.

    1931 Bugatti Type 51 Dubos Coupe on Jay Leno’s Garage Its coach-built bodywork and race car mechanicals make the 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Dubos Coupe a one-of-a-kind example of coach-built bodywork and race car mechanicals. Currently a part of the Nethercutt Collection in California, it was recently featured on “Jay Leno’s Garage,” where Cameron Richards, […]