Floris Bakker

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How Tesla Protects The Romance Of Driving While Disrupting The Industry

Designer Franz von Holzhausen reveals the inspiration–and the latest designs–for a company leading the electric car revolution.<p>It’s one thing to design a car. It’s another to create the first vehicle for a brand founded on the goal of making electric cars sexy, mainstream, and a threat to the rest …

This modded C7 is the world's first 10-second 2014 Corvette

Breaking its own record, because it can.<p>Not long ago, a Hennessey Performance-owned 2014 C7 Corvette became the first C7 to make its way down the 1/4 mile. The car was in bone-stock form and had an automatic 'box, but it still brought home a time of 12.23 seconds at 114.88 mph. Not bad for a …

Sports Cars

You should probably stop what you're doing and watch the Ferrari LaFerrari attack the Nürburgring --> http://bit.ly/17DntOE

Marchionne Promises to Reveal Alfa Romeo Plan Spring 2014

After a nearly two-decade official absence from the U.S. market, the return of the Alfa Romeo brand has been one that has long been promised, but fallen short of fulfillment several times. A return was planned for 2012, but following the alliance with Fiat and Chrysler, other projects and …

Daimler Seeks to Expand Tesla Cooperation

With the Model S selling strongly, the falcon-winged Model X crossover on the way, and a more affordable third-generation sedan in the works, Tesla seems to be in rude health, the stubborn state dealer associations blocking their factory-owned stores notwithstanding. But there was a time when the …

Chevy Dispatches a Squad of Camaros to Las Vegas

That the annual SEMA show continues to be held, and that it <i>still matters</i> to car fans, can be attributed to one thing: After two decades of détente, Ford, GM, and Chrysler entered Muscle Car War III. SEMA looked nothing short of jejune by the late 2000s, when the Asian-sport-compact trend went cold …

Rolls-Royce Plans Open-Top Wraith for Production

Not content to stay only in the niche market that is boat-sized luxury sedans that cost as much as small mansions in the suburbs of the Midwest, Rolls-Royce is growing its family of slightly smaller, more-dynamic, and more-attainable models. Building upon the architecture of the BMW 7-series, …

Alfa Romeo 4C Could Be Sold at Fiat Dealers, Says Marchionne

It turns out the new Alfa Romeo 4C might be sold at Fiat dealerships after all. Chrysler and Fiat chief Sergio Marchionne recently said that Fiat’s best U.S. dealers will have a crack at selling new Alfa Romeos including the 4C sports car, reversing an earlier company statement that the 4C would be …

TOTD: WIll the 2015 Lexus RC Attract Younger Buyers?

The departure of the Lexus LFA may have disappointed enthusiasts, but the upcoming 2015 RC coupe could return such much needed sportiness. The average Lexus customer is about 10 years older than that of Audi; it’s an issue the automaker wants to tackle in the near future.<p>And at first glance, the …

Scion Brings Customized FR-S, xB, and tC Models to Vegas

The unofficial car of last year’s SEMA show was Scion’s FR-S. Twelve months ago we said that you couldn’t <i>not</i> see one of Toyota’s rear-drive coupes anywhere within a 10-mile radius of the Las Vegas strip—oddly enough, we didn’t see very many Subaru BRZs while we were there. It’s no surprise, then, …

Honda CR-Z HPD Street Performance Concept Quick Drive

Go Ahead, Call It Si<p>You may be surprised to learn that despite the popularity of tuning Hondas, the company itself has never offered much in the way of go-fast parts. Sure, there’s the odd body part here or lowering spring there, but never a full parts catalog, let alone an in-house tuner. That …

Chevrolet Brings a Gaggle of Silverados, Suburbans, and Tahoes to Vegas

Chevrolet’s Silverado, Suburban, and Tahoe are all new for 2014, which means they’re prime candidates for the Bow Tie brand to modify at this year’s SEMA show. Not only are there a couple of pickups styled by celebrities who you can totally picture driving pickups, but a number of show cars that …

SEMA Ford Fusions Fuse Style and Power

We dig the mini Aston Martin looks of the mainstream Ford Fusion sedan, as well as its solid feel and responsive chassis. So we’re glad it wasn’t left out of this year’s SEMA fun—Ford’s massive presence includes customized versions of everything from Super Duty pickups to Fiestas—with the two …

Art of the Automobile in NYC

Though a global front-runner in all matters of design and culture, New York City has missed out on a lot of America's heavy car culture history and is regrettably unfit for traditional car exhibitions and auctions. In fact the city has been without a stellar car auction for over a decade. But this …

Auctions

Trevor Rosenthal will begin 2014 as Cardinals closer

Rosenthal has made it known that he prefers to start, but will not get that opportunity to begin 2014.<p>St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Monday that Trevor Rosenthal will begin 2014 as the team's closer, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.<p>Rosenthal has said that his preference would be …

Porsche reveals the latest version of its luxury sports sedan - the Panamera Turbo S. http://buff.ly/1cLLLUC

Audi RS 7: Luxurious brutality

Cruising the Nevada desert, the Audi RS 7 sprints from Nellis Air Force Base, home of the Thunderbirds aerobatics team, to Creech Air Force Base, home of the Predator attack drone.<p>It is a trip from the past to the future of aerial combat, in a vehicle that neatly bridges the past and future of …

Remote Controls

Magnum MK5: Canada’s new track weapon

Four-hundred sixty horsepower per tonne. Zero to 62mph in 3.2 seconds. A top speed of 150mph and over 2g of lateral cornering force. Enough fastness, then, to outpace even the sprightliest grizzly bear. Meet Canada's latest track-day lightweight, the Magnum MK5.<p>It's made by a man named Bruno, whose …

Imaginative Animal Photo Manipulations by John Wilhelm

Winterthur, Switzerland-based photographer John Wilhelm captures amazing shots of animals and manages to heighten the scene through some clever photo manipulation. Using only photos that he's taken himself, Wilhelm pieces together different elements from each to result in a brilliant composition …

Photo Manipulation

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