The self-driving car trend is an undeniable one, with the biggest automakers in the world adopting connected car platforms already and more coming on board every month, it seems. These include Volkswagen Group as well as General Motors, two of the three biggest automakers in the world. Google, Bosch Ltd., Audi AG, Tesla Motors and General Motors already have cars on the road, and some are already in consumer vehicles while others are for research purposes.
At the Goodwood Festival of Speed over the weekend, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann confirmed the arrival of the Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce Roadster. The news puts a bow on a gift we already expected, having seen the superfast roadster gussied up like a Swedish rally car during testing in the Arctic.
If you're already tanking up with premium gas, you might notice a different option during your next fill-up at a Shell station. The oil company is launching a new fuel formula called V-Power Nitro+ Premium, and it claims that this is most advanced gasoline currently on the market.
Magna Flow introduced a new direct bolt on exhaust system for most 2007-2015 Toyota Tundras. The new model is MagnaFlow is a cat-back exhaust system to work on 2007-15 Toyota Tundra trucks with either the 4.6L or 5.7L V8 engine.
iCar-Link announced it plans to ship Nissan Factor Navigation radio upgrade in July. These new models will initially cover 2016 Maxima, and 2014/15 Altima, Rogue and Leaf. These are genuine factory navigation radio upgrades and, as expected, retain all original factory features, operation and functions.
V2V technology would allow cars to talk to each other and avoid collisions, using the 5.9 GHz radio spectrum to share information about their relative positions, speeds, headings and braking status and warning drivers of possible risks. Safety regulators believe the technology could provide warnings in 80 percent of car accidents involving more than one vehicle.
Warrior’s heavy-duty FJ Cruiser Platform Half Rack features a low design, 3 inches lower than the factory rack, to help those with clearance problems.
Pro Comp is proud to announce the release of the Level Lift system for the all-new 2015+ Ford F-150. Pro Comp’s Level Lift is a precision engineered leveling system that allows the clearance of up to a 35-inch tire.
RRTP Customs Widebody Mustang - This widebody 'Stang is killin' the game! Photos: Thomas ‘Masburg’ Gasca
The custom-car world thrives on innovation, and since there are only a few people who build cars that are truly “different” from the rest, the car game advances only when major builds break tradition and set trends. The main obstacle for innovation is making things fit together and work. The owner of this El Camino, CJ, broke the barriers of its design and never let anything prevent him from making it the most innovative Elco yet—further advancing custom-car culture.