Day: October 20, 2021

Greece’s 3,000-Horsepower Chaos Is an ‘Ultra Car’

The Chaos will reportedly use lightweight materials to achieve its insane performance.

(SP Automotive photo)

Text size

The idea of a state-of-the-art supercar coming out of Greece—a country with no significant motor vehicle heritage—isn’t that surprising, because we have a precedent: Rimac. Rimac is at the cutting-edge of electric vehicle innovation; is building the Nevera hypercar; has significant Porsche investment; and recently merged with the storied Bugatti brand. It’s based in Croatia. 

The two companies are quite different, but are known for engineering excellence. Spyros Panopoulos (SP) Automotive has a reputation for making fast cars go faster—much faster. The 43-year-old Panopoulos created a 2,000-horsepower Lamborghini, and a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 with 2,880 horsepower that, in Abu Dhabi in 2019, completed a quarter mile in 7.7 seconds. His two-seat
“ultra car,” to be unveiled in early November, is no less intimidating. 

According to the company website, it’s

Read More

Shopper Stories Names Best Automotive In Every Phase For 2018

Many of the adjustments occurring within the automotive market immediately, together with tightened credit score markets in a capital-intensive trade and increased government involvement are the most recent global challenges. Nearly all nations in the world have phased out automotive leaded gasoline. In 2011, six international locations seventy seven had been nonetheless utilizing leaded gasoline: Afghanistan , Myanmar , North Korea , Algeria , Iraq and Yemen It was anticipated that by the tip of 2013 those nations, too, would ban leaded gasoline, seventy eight however this goal was not met. Algeria replaced leaded with unleaded automotive fuel solely in 2015. quotation wanted Different components have replaced the lead compounds. The most popular additives include aromatic hydrocarbons , ethers and alcohol (normally ethanol or methanol ). For technical reasons, the usage of leaded additives is still permitted worldwide for the formulation of some grades of aviation gasoline similar to 100LL … Read More

Old cars are brought back to life at this St. Louis garage

Large 8-cylinder cars were built at the old Cole-Standard building from 1919 to 1935

ST. LOUIS — Cars from days gone by are coming back to life at a garage in St. Louis’ Midtown neighborhood, not far from St. Louis University.

They are taking what’s old and making it new again.

“There’s just about every stage a car could be in here,” said Keaton Christensen.

There is an excitement in bringing something new to the old Cole-Standard building.

“It’s a historic building for automotive,” Christensen told 5 On Your Side.

Large 8-cylinder cars were built there from 1919 to 1935. Now, Christensen and his longtime friend Jacob Case are taking their love of cars and rebuilding them.

“I have an electrical degree, he’s going to have his mechanical degree, and they can really work well together to get a project done,” said Case.

The first project was to get the

Read More

Auto sector blasts Mexico’s move to legalize imported used cars

Cars are parked at used autos platform Kavak in Mexico City, Mexico, August 25, 2020. Picture taken August 25, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/Files

MEXICO CITY, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Mexico has published a decree to legalize millions of imported used cars, mainly from the United States, a move that was criticized by the country’s powerful auto sector as allowing “car smuggling.”

The new policy, published in government’s official gazette late on Monday, tasks local authorities with creating a plan to encourage residents of states that border the United States to officially register vehicles that were driven into Mexico, known as so-called chocolate cars.

Baja California state alone is home to more than 500,000 unregistered vehicles, which are commonly used in crimes, said the state security minister, Rosa Rodriguez.

The Mexican Association of Automotive Distributors (AMDA) predicted a drop of more than 30% in new car sales due to the decree

Read More