Speed Transmission Archive

  • How to Park a Blimp (Zeppelin!): Docking Goodyear’s Massive Airship

    Say you have a blimp, and you need to park it for a while. You know, run the kids in to karate class, or take the missus to a movie. But blimps are big, and somewhat unwieldy—so to help out, we’ve ascertained just how to dock your giant airship, from the experts at Goodyear. These […]

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I do so love me a hot hatch. There's something about lots of power and performance in a teeny-tiny package that gets me going. Perhaps it's my kindred feeling of all things little (being vertically challenged myself), and the fact that I'm always so i...

    2014 Ford Fiesta ST Review

    I do so love me a hot hatch. There's something about lots of power and performance in a teeny-tiny package that gets me going. Perhaps it's my kindred feeling of all things little (being vertically challenged myself), and the fact that I'm always so i...

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  • When one 1965 Pontiac GTO just isn’t enough

    Ron Allegretto doesn’t look like a retired bank manager when he puts on his sunglasses and driving gloves and climbs behind the wheel of his 1965 Pontiac GTO. That is one of his three 1965 Pontiac GTOs. He has one of each model produced that year: a convertible, a hardtop and a coupe. Gran Turismo […]

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  • Simplify and Add Lightness? Bad-Ass, 200-hp Lotus Motorcycle Does the Trick

    Thank you, Lotus. Not for creating these motorcycles, because you didn’t, but for lending Kodewa Performance Motorcycles your name, and allowing Kodewa to translate its expertise building your LMP1 cars into one of the hottest motorcycles we’ve ever seen. The move was, frankly, brilliant. The motorcycle’s frame is a mixture of carbon fiber, titanium, and [...]

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So, you've made it in life. Your wife - she's a stunner, with a doctorate in something or other, and she's been able to clone herself perfectly into two equally beautiful children. Your job - executive, you're a magnate in your industry, able to cut t...

    2014 Range Rover V8 Supercharged

    So, you've made it in life. Your wife - she's a stunner, with a doctorate in something or other, and she's been able to clone herself perfectly into two equally beautiful children. Your job - executive, you're a magnate in your industry, able to cut t...

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  • Filed under: SUV, Plants/Manufacturing, Technology, Crossover, Jeep, Off-Road

On September 23, Automotive News reported that Chrysler had idled the second shift workers it hired just five weeks prior at its Toledo Assembly Complex to build the 2014 Je...

    Followup: What’s really going on with the 2014 Jeep Cherokee’s transmission issues?

    Filed under: SUV, Plants/Manufacturing, Technology, Crossover, Jeep, Off-Road On September 23, Automotive News reported that Chrysler had idled the second shift workers it hired just five weeks prior at its Toledo Assembly Complex to build the 2014 Je...

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  • Filed under: Truck, Diesel, Quick Spins, Ram

Remember when Mahindra & Mahindra was close to offering a compact diesel pickup here? A million voices from the truck-and-bed-loving tribes of the Internet cried out at once in anticipation, only to be ...

    Quick Spin: 2014 Ram 1500 Diesel

    Filed under: Truck, Diesel, Quick Spins, Ram Remember when Mahindra & Mahindra was close to offering a compact diesel pickup here? A million voices from the truck-and-bed-loving tribes of the Internet cried out at once in anticipation, only to be ...

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Duryea Motor Company was officially established on September 21st, 1894, and thereby became the first American company to produce gasoline-powered automobiles.

Brothers Charles and Frank Duryea invented and built the very first automobile in the U....

    It happened on September 21st: First American car maker is founded

    Duryea Motor Company was officially established on September 21st, 1894, and thereby became the first American company to produce gasoline-powered automobiles. Brothers Charles and Frank Duryea invented and built the very first automobile in the U....

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  • The 24 Hours of LeMons has been coming to Thunderhill Raceway in Northern California since 2007, and this time we’ve managed to set the record for the most entries in any LeMons race so far: 194 teams! The justices of the LeMons Supreme Court inspected most of those racin’ machines today, and we saw some [...]

    LeMons Thunderhill Inspections: Furry Brougham, Volvo P1800, and a ’55 Chevolvo

    The 24 Hours of LeMons has been coming to Thunderhill Raceway in Northern California since 2007, and this time we’ve managed to set the record for the most entries in any LeMons race so far: 194 teams! The justices of the LeMons Supreme Court inspected most of those racin’ machines today, and we saw some [...]

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  • Filed under: Sedan, Lincoln, Rumormill, Luxury

Lincoln is in serious need of some relevant products, and it looks like help is on the way. In addition to the MKC crossover, which we are almost certain to see in production form this auto show season, F...

    Report: Next Lincoln MKS to get 2.9L EcoBoost, nine-speed transmission?

    Filed under: Sedan, Lincoln, Rumormill, Luxury Lincoln is in serious need of some relevant products, and it looks like help is on the way. In addition to the MKC crossover, which we are almost certain to see in production form this auto show season, F...

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Two new tuned SUV models from Brabus, with performance, exterior and interior upgrades
Brabus has unveiled two of its latest creations, based on the Mercedes ML63 AMG and GL63 AMG.Applying its B63S–700 kit to the SUV models, Brabus has extracted ev...

    Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG and ML63 AMG tuned by Brabus

    Two new tuned SUV models from Brabus, with performance, exterior and interior upgrades Brabus has unveiled two of its latest creations, based on the Mercedes ML63 AMG and GL63 AMG.Applying its B63S–700 kit to the SUV models, Brabus has extracted ev...

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Fastest Mercedes S-class to cost from £119,565; to be powered by 585bhp engine
The new Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG will be priced from £119,565 when it goes on sale in November.Mercedes says the car will be powered by a hand-built 585bhp 5.5-litre V8 bi-...

    Mercedes Benz S63 AMG pricing announced

    Fastest Mercedes S-class to cost from £119,565; to be powered by 585bhp engine The new Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG will be priced from £119,565 when it goes on sale in November.Mercedes says the car will be powered by a hand-built 585bhp 5.5-litre V8 bi-...

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