Automotive Timeline

NHTSA Fines Honda A Record $70 Million For Under Reporting Safety Issues

NHTSA fines Honda $70 million

In a landmark decision, Japanese car maker Honda Motor Co. has been fined a record $70 million by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to Bloomberg, the hefty fine was imposed after it became clear that Honda had under-reported warranty claims, deaths and injuries that have been linked to defective parts in their… Read more »

New Audi A7 Drives Over 500 Miles By Itself From San Francisco To Las Vegas

piloted car

With a final destination of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Audi A7 Sportback drove from San Francisco to Las Vegas “mostly on autopilot.” The test of what’s being called a “piloted driving concept” was followed intensely by members of the media. Professor Ulrich Hackenberg, an Audi Board Member for Technical Development, talked… Read more »

Roadster Sees Range Increase To 400 Miles, Merry Christmas Tesla Fans

Tesla announces Roadster upgrade kit to increase range to 400 miles

This Christmas, Elon Musk of Tesla had an interesting Christmas present to offer Roadster owners on Twitter — an increase to a range of 400 miles between charges. Roadster upgrade will enable non-stop travel from LA to SF — almost 400 mile range. Details tmrw. Merry Christmas! — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 25, 2014 The… Read more »

The 1965 Corvette Serial No. 001 Is Up For Grabs And It Could Be Yours

1965 Corvette 001

Just about any classic Corvette lover would jump for the chance to own the serial number 001 1965 Stingray model. Not only is the 1965 Corvette serial number 001 a beautiful classic car, it’s a piece of Corvette history. Zora Arkus Duntov, chief engineer, wanted to overhaul and improve the developing Corvette, and the brake… Read more »

New Cadillac Rearview Mirror With Display By Video On CT6 In 2016

New Cadillac Rear View Mirror

The 2016 Cadillac CT6 will be getting a new rear view mirror, only as a display instead of the traditional mirror. Forgoing the reflective surface that has been used since humans first looked into pools of dark, calm water, the announcement from GM today details how the rear view mirror will be replaced by an… Read more »

Porsche Cayman Compact, A Four-Cylinder Improbability?

Porsche Cayman

Would a Porsche Cayman in compact form with only four-cylinders be realistic for one of the world’s best-known sports car makers? Porsche has promised to unveil a new compact sports car at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show. Rumor has it that it could be a four-cylinder version of the Porsche Cayman, which was first… Read more »

AeroMobil To Debut Production Ready Flying Car

AeroMobil's 3.0 prototype will debut at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna, Austria.

A flying car may soon be coming to a parking space near you thanks to AeroMobil’s third generation prototype, a new design that has seemingly solved the problems involved with taking a car into the air. The AeroMobil is the product of a Slovokian firm, The Daily Mail reports. Billed as a flying car that… Read more »

Jeep Renegade Cloned As Fiat 500X In Paris

2015 Jeep Renegade

The Jeep Renegade was unveiled in North America earlier this year and has now seen its debut in Europe. Currently, the Paris Motor Show is in its press preview days, when automakers release new concepts and models. Alongside the Jeep Renegade in Paris is the Fiat 500X, a surprise release of a new crossover model… Read more »

Porsche 918 Spyder Goes Up In Flames In Ontario

Porsche 918 Spyder engulfed

A total of 918 Porsche 918 Spyder supercars will ever be made, but now, there are 917 as one went up in flames in Canada on Sunday. Witnesses say that a fuel spill hit the hot exhaust of the car and it went up in flames. Luckily, no one seemed to have been injured in… Read more »

Rumors Fly For The 2016 Mazda Miata

Mazda Miata

When the all-new and much-anticipated 2016 Mazda Miata was finally unveiled early this month at a simulcast event held globally, Mazda showed off the car, threw out some keywords, and then evaded all questions that steered away from the car’s look and style. The unveil of the new Miata was, according to Car News Cafe,… Read more »

Corvette Sales Screech To A Halt Due To Serious Issues


New Corvette models have a pair of problems which need to be addressed as soon as possible, and General Motors dealers have been told to stop the sales of the vehicles until the situation is under control. According to Newsmax, General Motors admitted on Thursday that it was stopping the sales of 2015 Corvettes from… Read more »

Dodge Viper Gets Huge $15-30k Price Cut To Spur Lagging Sales

2015 Dodge Viper

The Dodge Viper is an iconic American muscle car with five generations of history and legendary power. The current-generation Viper, however, has not been selling well despite being America’s premier hand-built pavement screamer. For the 2015 model year, the Dodge Viper sees a $15,000 price cut in order to lure buyers to the car as… Read more »

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoosted Fuel Economy Is… Yawn

Ford Mustang EPA numbers

Some leaked window stickers for the 2015 Ford Mustang show the estimated EPA fuel economy for the highly-anticipated pony car in both it’s EcoBoost four-cylinder and V6 engine options. The one most Ford Mustang enthusiasts wonder about is the tiny 2.3-liter inline-four cylinder EcoBoost engine that is a first for the car. Well, sort of… Read more »

3 Wheels, 1 Door, Unbelievably Low Price – Examine The Elio Equation

Elio with 3 wheels

Elio Motors is a startup automotive manufacturer currently located in Louisiana. They’ve been promoting their self-named car with 3 wheels for several years, but have recently been getting noticed thanks to prototypes of the car making tours of the country to entice people (and the media) to see the vehicles with 3 wheels first hand…. Read more »

In the UK Driverless Cars Coming Soon

Driverless car in the UK

Starting next year, driverless cars will be allowed on public roads in the UK as ministers in the Kingdom open up roadways to experimental self-driving vehicles. The cars you see on the roads in the near-future may not have anyone (technically) at the wheel. Driverless cars are one of those things that elicit either awe… Read more »

Mini Cooper S Gets Maxi-Tuner Treatment, 220 HP

Mini Cooper S Maxi-Tuner

German tuner Maxi-Tuner has given the 2014 MINI Cooper S an upgrade package which boosts the little car over the 200 mark. This is the 12th year the new Mini Cooper has been on the market and just before it becomes a teenager, Maxi decided to give it the tuner treatment. And it’s impressive. Maxi-Tuner… Read more »

Flying Car Company Starts Taking Orders For Its Parajet SkyRunner

flying car

If a flying car is something you’ve always wanted and you have enough cash to spare, you could possibly own your own flying car in the near future. Even though the Parajet SkyRunner isn’t really for sale yet, the company that makes the flying car is ready to start taking orders to bring the prototype… Read more »

Powerful Ford Mustang 2015 Model Muscle Secrets Unveiled

2015 Ford Mustang

In a few short weeks, the Ford Mustang 2015 model will appear in showrooms to customers awaiting the latest rendition of the pony car. With baited breath, fans of the Mustang have been waiting for the full specifications list for this car, especially the power plants that will drive the new Ford Mustang forward for… Read more »

New Tesla Model III May Not Be As Sexy As Expected

Tesla Model III

Tesla Motors plans to take the electric car mainstream with the Tesla Model III. Their current electric vehicle, the Model S, sells for an average price tag of about $90,000. Their next model, called the Model X, is set to release sometime in the next year and will be a crossover with a price tag… Read more »

BMW Joins The Laundry List Of Air Bag Recalls

BMW-2014-Airbag Recall

BMW, the widely popular automobile manufacture, is considered by many to be the ultimate driving machine. It blends luxury and sport to accomplish the task at hand. The 3-Series tends to be their most economical of their line of cars. It comes with leather, power everything, and explosive passenger-side front air bags. BMW is facing… Read more »