The Fastest Front-Wheel-Drive Production Car on the Nurburgring.

Ahh, Honda.  A name synonymous with trust and reliability in the automotive world.  And until recently, the butt of all F1 jokes if you have been following the last few seasons.  Even then, the manufacturer has made good on its promise to slay the notorious Nurburgring with the 2017 Civic Type R.  In the latest testing, the car lapped the track with a time of 7 minutes and 43.8 seconds.

This record is a big improvement over the 7 minutes, 49.21 seconds time set by a Golf GTI Clubsport S.  Modifications were made for the speed test including street … Continue

Tesla Model S Recall

Recalls in the automotive world are common occurrences.  From the Takata airbag debacle to the Mercedes Benz fire recall. No manufacturer is immune to recalls. Tesla announced it will voluntarily recall 53,000 vehicles due to a parking brake issue.  The recall affects Model S and Model X produced between February to October 2016.

Tesla’s official statement states ” the electronic parking brakes may contain a small gear that could have been manufactured improperly by a third-party supplier.”  Although Tesla is recalling 53,000 vehicles, the company believes only 5% are affected.  “We do not believe this issue could ever lead to … Continue

New York International Auto Show-2017

The 2017 New York International Auto Show is in full swing from 4/14 to 4/23 for public showing.  If you have not seen the show yet, get your tickets now.  On 4/14, we boarded the Weehawken ferry towards the Jacob Javits Center.  Although the air was chilly in the morning the ferry ride was fast and comfortable.  Once we got into the Javits center, we knew this would be a great auto show.  Every manufacturer from Acura to Volvo lined up their newest models to impress the crowds.  Families running around trying to get a glimpse of their favorite make.  … Continue

Hyundai / Kia RECALL ALERT!!!

Hyundai and Kia are recalling a total of 1,190,160 vehicles because the engine may seize, resulting in a crash. The following vehicles are affected.

  • Hyundai Sonata and Santa Fe Sport 2013-2014
  • Kia Optima 2011-2014
  • Kia Sorento 2012-2014
  • Kia Sportage 2011-2013

Investigations have found errors during the machining process.  Which can cause a bearing in the engine to prematurely wear. This could cause the part to fail and causing the engine to seize. The issue was found due to the high number of warranty repairs for a recurring issue by both manufacturers.

For Hyundai, owners will be notified. Dealers will inspect … Continue

McLaren F1, 3D printing to a WIN?

With the 2017 F1 season officially under way.  McLaren’s luck has been nothing but terrible.  The MCL32 has had multiple breakdowns, engine swaps, suspension failures just to name a few.  In a bid to dramatically decrease concept to production time, McLaren engineers will use 3D printing.

Most of us are aware of the crafty benefits of 3D printing.  Other industries such as healthcare and automotive have already begun to use it.  But to use it in the pinnacle of motor sports is a whole other story.  McLaren Racing will use Stratasys 3D printing to reduce weight and increase performance.  Stratasys


Chinese Grand Prix

Chinese Grand Prix – Ferrari is not the prancing donkey anymore.

If the Australian Grand Prix is any indication of this year’s F1 season.  Mercedes better watch out.  The Hamilton vs Vettel dual is long overdue.

Do the Scuderia hold the early advantage?

Ferrari’s win came true when Sebastian was able to stay out longer than Hamilton on the first stint.  This resulted in Vettel building a wide enough gap to successfully pit and come out in front of Hamilton.  Surely, Ferrari will use the data gathered in the first race to simulate their game plan for this weekend.


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