Monthly Archives January 2015

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Nighthawk

Phantom Drophead Coupe Nighthawk  Interior Gets Showered in Carbon Fiber

When talking about Rolls-Royce cars, the first impression that most people will come to is that all Rolls-Royce are ultra-luxury automobiles with leather-wrapped interior with extensive wood trim decorations. This is exactly true for most of the Rolls-Royce products. But today comes an exception to the rule: the Phantom Drophead Coupe Nighthawk Edition, exclusively for the US market, which many interior portions are covered with carbon fiber.


More specifically speaking, the door panels, dashboard and steering wheel spokes are covered with carbon fiber panels...

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First Production 2015 Volvo XC90 Rolls off Assembly Line

The all-new 2015 Volvo XC90 has been a hot topic in the auto industry since last May, when Volvo began to release details of the new SUV. And of course we have covered the whole story since the first day when the interior images were released, and also when the powertrain spec were available, to the latest crash test results.


Yesterday, the first production 2015 XC90 has rolled off the assembling line in Torslandaverken (The Torslanda Works – one of the largest Volvo factories which is located in Torslanda, Sweden). From the below gallery images you can see the first production model is a US-spec XC90 (notice the orange color reflector in the headlamp housing).

The prod...

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2016 Road Race Mustang: New Ford Mustang Variant

Road Race Mustang: Fully Ready For The Track

If you haven’t heard of the Road Race Mustang, you are not alone. In the past two months, the sports car market has been flooded with news related to the high performance version of the Ford Mustang. Specifically speaking, the Mustang GT350 and GT350R.

However, this is not the full story. Yesterday, we found out that Ford Performance quietly put out a new Mustang variant on its catalog website, called the Road Race Mustang.

Road Race Mustang

As described on its webpage, the Road Race Mustang is a factory-build race car based on the Mustang, which is fully ready for track and racing usage...

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Mercedes-Benz Selected AM General To Build The R-Class

Mercedes-Benz Selects AM General to Build R Class

We all know Mercedes-Benz has a factory in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc., MBUSI), and it is building many Mercedes-Benz SUV models for worldwide markets, including the M-Class and GL-Class, also the minivan-shaped R-Class.


Recently the Alabama factory was given more responsibility – to manufacture the current W205 C- Class and also the upcoming GLE-Class...

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Leaked: 2017 Ford F150 Raptor Comes with 450HP

2017 Ford F150 Raptor 450hp Monster

Two weeks ago, at the 2015 Detroit auto show, Ford revealed its latest 2017 Raptor which is based on the new generation of the F150 truck.

2017 Ford F150 Raptor

One distinct difference between the new F150 to the old one is its full-aluminum car body (not including the ladder frame). In addition to the aluminum body construction, another major change to the Raptor variant is in the engine: it will abandon the previous Raptor’s 6.2L naturally aspirated V8, and replace it with the firm’s 3.5L twinturbo EcoBoost V6 engine.

But Ford didn’t tell us that at the Detroit debut: what is the output of the EcoBoost V6 in the new Raptor?

In the past week, during a tele...

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