Stealing a page from Conan O’Brien’s playbook, automakers used the 2010 Detroit Auto Show to showcase futuristic concept cars—cars inspired by *sung in a high falsetto voice* the year two-thousand…the year two-thousand.
Now, every self-respecting car show has its fair share of concept cars on display. However, the Detroit Auto Show tends to be the forum where manufacturers bring out the big guns. Here’s a quick run down of the crème de la concept crème: Continue reading
Posted in Auto Manufacturers, Concept Cars, Cool Vehicles, News Worthy, Uncategorized
Tagged 2010 Auto Show, 2010 Detroit Auto Show, Audi, Audi e-tron, Cadillac, Cadillac XTS, Concept Cars, Detroit, Detroit Auto Show, GMC, GMC Granite, Mini, Mini Beachcomber
Last week was the LA Auto Show. While we didn’t get to go and check out the latest vehicle models and upcoming releases, AutoBlog was there to provide complete coverage of the event. There are many highlights from this event, but of particular interest is the Audi R8 Spyder (the hotness), the Cadillac CTS Coupe (very pointy), the Special Edition Dodge Vipers (very electric) and the Toyota Prius Plugin (very Green). Check it out when you get a chance, you won’t be sorry. We also were able to find out about a layaway vacation plans site while researching the new vehicle models.
Posted in Auto Manufacturers, New Cars, Sports Cars, Supercars
Tagged Audi, Cadillac, Cars, Dodge, Green, LA, LA Auto Show, Los Angeles, New Cars, Prius, R8, Suv, Toyota, Trucks
It’s not very often that a car is so blindingly fast that it’s on board computer management systems thinks there’s a problem. Well if it’s going to happen to anyone, it’s going to happen to John Hennessy and his crew. Watch as their 700 pony-pushing CTS-V runs an 11 second quarter-mile, and then procedes to alert On-Star because .99 G’s of acceleration registers as a “vehicle event”.
PS: This CTS-V SCREAMS!
Posted in Racing, Sports Cars, Tuners, Videos
Tagged Cadillac, Cadillac CTS-V, Chevy, Corvette, CTS-V, Family Cars, Hennessey, John Hennessey, On Star, Video, youtube, ZR1
Last week I wrote up a post outlining some speculation about Obama’s new whip. This week the details of Cadillac One are official and I’ve got some killer wallpapers for you to have. Here’s the quick specs on the prez’s new limo:
- 18 feet long and 5’10” high
- 6.5-liter diesel engine
- Max Speed: 60MPH, 0-60 in 15 seconds
- Fuel Consumption: 8 miles per gallon
- 8″ thick armor plated doors
- Reinforced 5″ thick steel plate lines the underside
- The tires are Kevlar-reinforced, which makes them shread- and puncture-resistent. If the tires do come off, the specially made steel rims can still enable the limo to escape
- All windows are tough enough to stop armor piercing bullets
- All windows are fixed except the drivers, which can roll down 3″. This allows him to pay tolls and talk with Secret Service agents
- Armory includes: Night vision cameras, shotguns and tear gas
- Medical kit includes: oxygen tanks and bottles of the presidents blood type for emergency transfusions
- Technology includes: A State-of-the-Art laptop, satellite phone, on-board Wi-Fi and a direct line to his Vice President.
Pretty fancy stuff, now check out the goods.
Posted in Auto Manufacturers, Cool Vehicles, News Worthy, Photos, Wallpapers
Tagged Barrack Obama, Cadillac, Cadillac One, Gun, Guns, Limo, Limousine, Obama, Politics, Presidential Limo, Wallpaper
You might have heard about the new presidential whip that Cadillac is making for Obama. It’s basically a stretched Cadillac DTS adorned with a variety of Caddy parts; Escalade headlights in the front and STS tails to bring up the rear. Ultra thick doors constructed from steel plating is estimated to be up to 8″ thick. It’s basically a tank with windows…windows made of 5″+ thick bullet proof glass. It’s been speculated that the chassis isn’t even taken from a Cadillac, but rather a medium duty truck. Bystanders have commented on the engine note, saying that it sounds like there’s a diesel under the hood. Sporting the latest technologies and the most comfortable interior ever offered to the POTUS, the Cadillac One promises to be a big step forward for the safety and comfort of our President.
If that isn’t enough to protect our future presidents, here’s a video of his backup crew in action… I pitty the fool who messes with Obama!
Posted in Auto Manufacturers, Cool Vehicles, News Worthy, Videos
Tagged Barrack Obama, Cadillac, Cadillac One, Gun, Guns, Limo, Limousine, Obama, Presidential Limo
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen technology like this. BMW has the technology for their cars to pull forward into a garage after you get out of the vehicle and pull out the key. Toyota has a similar technology called Intelligent Park Assist, which lets their cars parallel park themselves into a parking space, although there have been some reports that this technology might need a little more fine tuning before it’s ready for the masses.
Ford has unveiled today their own parking assist technology which is similar to Toyota’s. The cool thing about it is that it will actually find (via sensors) a parking space before you can activate the system. It will be first rolled out in the Cadillac line of autos, but it should find it’s way to Ford and maybe Mercury, if that brand doesn’t hit the chopping block. Here’s a cool demo video from Ford.
Posted in Auto Manufacturers, Cool Vehicles, News Worthy, Safe Driving, Videos
Tagged BMW, Cadillac, Ford, Mercury, Park, Park Assist, Parking, Toyota, Video