The Lotus Exige S Roadster is an exceedingly sweet looking performance car, going from 0-100 in just 8.5 seconds–comparable to a Porsche 911 GT3. So, it’s easy to imagine how amazing you’d look as you slip into the car and take off, leaving mere mortals in the dust…or, how you’d come to a halt and smoothly exit the car in front of adoring fans.
Then, there’s the reality, as in this video we recently unearthed.
If you didn’t get a chance to attend the New York Auto Show, you have to take a look at this slideshow of 10 incredible cars. They range from an ordinary Ford Gran Torino transformed into a 3-D metal piece of art to the new Corvette, and from a 2015 Dodge Challenger with a 1971-throwback design to a Jaguar F Type sports car with 550 hp and 0-60 in just four seconds.
Here, C-Net editors pick their favorites from the show:
AutoNews.com reports that one of the hottest collectible cars for 2015 is likely to be the 50 Year Limited Edition Mustang. That’s because only 1,964 cars will be manufactured, in honor of the year (1964) that the car debuted. Because there are 3,200 Ford dealers, not every dealership will get even one of these beauties. The price has not yet been announced, although CarAndDriver.com has revealed info about the option pricing.
Meanwhile, AutoBlog.com highlights the classic Ferrari 250 GTO. Only 36 of these cars were ever built and it may be the most expensive vehicle ever sold (allegedly at $52 million in 2013). This particular car was raced multiple times by Phil Hill and won races at Daytona and Nassau, in large part because of its 300 hp, 3.0-liter V-12 engine.
Now, the update
And, when we say all over the Internet, that’s just what we mean. For more info on the topic, here are just a percentage of the articles now available:
- 5 Things to Know About Google’s Self-Driving Cars by ABC News: Worried about safety? Google reports 700,000 accident-free highway miles in a car in “autonomous mode” with a driver sitting behind the wheel. ABC News compares that to about 120 round trips from San Francisco to Manhattan.
- Google Says Its Self-Driving Cars Can Tackle City Streets Now by the Wall Street Journal: About a year ago, Google began autonomous driving down city streets. To maintain safety, software was added to allow the cars to “understand” the presence of pedestrians and cyclists and to “read” when a crossing guard holds up a stop sign.
- Google says self-driving cars are mastering city streets by Fox News: Google hopes to deliver their autonomous driving technology to the public by 2017, although a senior analyst who specializes in self driving cars predicts a date of 2025.
- Google claims big progress in self-driving cars’ street smarts by C-Net: “Google’s self-driving cars see the world as a collection of wireframe objects –pink cars, red cyclists, yellow pedestrians. They erect virtual fences around each one and won’t proceed until the obstacle has moved out of the way.”
- It’s Coming…Google’s Driverless Car — check it out right here on the Advance DIY Garage Blog!
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