Long ago in a land far far away. Legends of the open road were craved by automotive enthusiasts across the world. There was the Nissan Skyline, the Mazda RX-7 and the Honda NSX. But only one was fortunate enough to be powered by the 2JZ-GTE motor. The Toyota Supra. 2002 marked the end of an era as the Toyota Supra ceased production. Fast forward 14 year to 2016-17, we are now nearing the possibility of the rebirth of an automotive icon.
This past weekend, I visited my brother at the University of Michigan. To top off a sibling visit which simply means eating a ton of sushi, we decided to check out the 2017 North American International Auto Show. After reviewing the preview show my brother attended earlier, I was very excited to check out the concept vehicles as well as the usual favorites. This year, concepts from Chrysler, VW, MB, Lexus, Nissan, Toyota and Subaru all wowed attendees with the promise of a better automotive future. But let’s see exactly how much they can impress … Continue
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, or FCA Group, is the latest car company to be mixed into the diesel emission scandals. We all remember the start of it all with Volkswagen diesels. To date, VW has agreed to pay tens of Billions in damages and fired numerous top level executives. Immediate scandal comparisons between Fiat Chrysler and Volkswagen are being drawn. But are they actually the same?
Here is what we know so far.
This past Thursday, 1/12/17, the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) accused Fiat Chrysler of installing software that enables certain diesel trucks to emit far more pollutants than emissions … Continue
Although the public showing of the NAIAS-Detroit Auto Show doesn’t start until January 14th. We attended the preview event Automobili-D as representatives of the U-Michigan Hybrid Racing team.
Automobili-D is a show that takes place during the preview week and focuses on the rapidly evolving technologies in the auto and mobility industries. The event features over 100 companies, including auto manufacturers, OEM suppliers, and startups. Prominent industry leaders and political figures, including the governor of Michigan, keynoted Sunday’s opening ceremony. An open house followed to allow special guests, industry representatives, and peers to network.
Latest News: Faraday Future has been hit with a $1.8 Million Lawsuit over New Car Debut. The Mill Group, a visual effects company has claimed that Faraday Future owes the sum for a graphic presentations designed for the CES 2017 launch.
“Faraday has repeatedly acknowledged that it accepts the sums owing to The Mill and its intention to pay,” the complaint says. “However, despite repeated requests for payment and promises by Faraday to pay, funds have not been received. Instead, Faraday has only paid $20,000.00 to the Mill, leaving a total outstanding balance in the amount of $1,802,750.00.”