Toyota is all about the BASS!

Packing $40,000 USD worth of audio equipment alone.

LRG steps outside its signature line of apparel for its latest collaboration, linking up with tuning legends DUB Magazine for a unique, bass-thumping, LRG-inspired Toyota RAV4.

To lock in the Californian brand’s hallmark lifestyle for this project, LRG tapped Atlanta producer Sonny Digital to aid in building a professional mobile studio.

This severely upgraded SUV features a long list of upgrades, including a custom LRG Digi-Camo exterior, reinforced bumpers, a roof rack with LED lights, an off-road lift, and a luxe leather, while the mobile studio is packed with $40,000 USD worth of professional equipment, from a laptop stand to Focal Utopia speakers.

(Source: Hypebeast)

Honda S2000 fan?

Future Cars: Honda’s Baby NSX Could Go Porsche Cayman Hunting

Fans of the Honda S2000 may soon have a reason to rejoice. Why, you ask? Because the Japanese carmaker is secretly working on an all-new, mid-engined sports car that’s tipped to be the S2000’s modern-day successor.
Honda’s yet-to-be-named sports car is likely to be produced alongside its larger NSX stablemate, with a debut tipped for 2018.
Positioned between the pint-sized Honda S660/S1000 Roadster and giant-killing NSX supercar, the junior NSX fills a void for those wanting a more affordable sports car to battle against not only the Porsche Cayman, but possibly even certain versions of Nissan’s 370Z, Ford’s Mustang, Chevrolet’s Camaro and Audi’s TT.
(Source: Carscoops)

The Aston Martin Vulcan

The Aston Martin Vulcan is the British-based carmaker’s track-legal hypercar that will compete with the Ferrari FXX K and the McLaren P1 GTR.

It showcases Aston Martin’s design and engineering capabilities and the Vulcan was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015. The production of the vehicle is limited to 24 units and all of them are sold, each carrying a price-tag of at least US $2.3 million.

The engine of the Vulcan is derived from Aston Martin’s GT3 car and has been built in conjuction with Aston Martin Racing. It is a 7.0-litre, naturally aspirated V12 motor that is capable of producing in excess of 800 hp (600 kW). The engine of the Vulcan is located behind the front axle. This improves the weight distribution and handling. The engine will also sport a 3-position adjustable power output. This means that the drivers will be able to unleash the true potential of the car as and when their track skills reach the optimum level.

The engine is matted to a 6-speed sequential gearbox with paddle-shifters and the power is transmitted to the rear wheels of the car. The company claims that the gearbox has been tuned is such a manner that at speeds exceeding 320 km/h, the Vulcan can accelerate faster than Aston Martin’s GT3 cars. Not to forget, the gearbox only weighs 70 kg. In fact, the curb weight of the Vulcan is just 1350 kg, giving the car a stunning power-to-weight ratio. The front and rear anti-roll bars are adjustable, while the suspension of the Vulcan has been heavily altered by Aston.

The car is meant for the tracks and just like Ferrari’s XX program, Aston Martin will provide the Vulcan owners the chance to take their toys to the circuit, thanks to a three-year owners’ program. The first track day will be held at the Paul Ricard circuit in France, while events have also been planned for the Silverstone (UK), Spa (Belgium) and Yas Marina (Abu Dhabi). Customers will also be offered a training session on a race simulator at Darren Turner’s facility.

(Source: GT Spirit)

2016 Lexus LX 570

This year’s model gets the luxury treatment from the Japanese car manufacturer.

Lexus introduces various aesthetic and performance upgrades to its LX 570 model in this year’s update, debuting at Pebble Beach. While the 5.7-liter DOHC V8 engine pumping out 383 hp stays put, it sees a new 8-speed automatic transmission, allowing for better acceleration and fuel economy.

The body has also been redesigned, with a new front end with aggressive grille styling and satin chrome trims, new LED headlight clusters, as well as larger 20-inch, 10 spoke wheels to boot. Inside, Lexus has given the LX 570 interior the luxury treatment, with a new dash, console with 12.3-inch screen, and infotainment suite for all your connectivity needs. Up to eight people can now be seated in leather and wood trimming, while ten airbags ensure safety in the event of an accident. While pricing has yet to be announced, expect the 2016 Lexus LX 570 to arrive later this year.

(Source: Hypebeast)

Testing out roads that charge electric cars as they go

A trial in England is hoping to significantly boost the range of electric cars by introducing roads that can charge the vehicles as they drive along them.

Unless you happen to own a Tesla and live near a supercharging station, the current battery life of electric cars doesn’t go incredibly far. While electric cars may get 260 miles to a full charge, gas-guzzling cars can get 300 miles or more.

Highways England announced last week that it is embarking on an 18-month scheme to trial charging lanes after completing an early feasibility study. (The testing won’t be on public roads just yet, though.)

During the trials, vehicles will be fitted with wireless technology and special equipment will be installed beneath roads to replicate motorway conditions. Electric cables buried under the surface will generate electromagnetic fields, which will be picked up by a coil inside the device and converted into electricity.

This new scheme is a lot more ambitious and potentially game-changing.

The trial will last 18 months and could be followed by more tests on real roads.
Mike Wilson, Highways England’s chief highways engineer, said. “The off-road trials of wireless power technology will help to create a more sustainable road network for England

The off-road trials of wireless power technology will help to create a more sustainable road network for England and open up new opportunities for businesses that transport goods across the country.”

This isn’t the first trial of its kind. In South Korea, a 7.5-mile (12 km) stretch of road charges up electric buses as they drive along, via a process called Shaped Magnetic Field in Resonance (SMFIR).

(Source: Mashable)

2017 here we come

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Coupe

Mercedes’ C-Coupe gets a stunning overhaul.

The S-Coupe is by far one of the most beautiful cars on the road today so it should be no surprise that the big grand tourer inspired their new C-Coupe for the 2017 model year. Those long, elegant lines increase the new C-Coupe’s overall length by 2.4 inches and is also 1.6 inches wider.

Lots of great features come standard on the C-Coupe including LED headlights, keyless start, sport suspension, and a panoramic roof. You also get some very necessary safety features standard such as attention assist that warns you if the car notices drowsiness from the driver and collision prevention assist plus that enables warning sounds and autonomous braking in the event of a possible accident.

Power will come from a 2.0L four-cylinder that produces 241-hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Just imagine how incredible the inevitable AMG model will be. The new C-Coupe is set to hit dealers in the Spring of 2016.

Source: Acquire

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