These days as car-makers are finding new techniques to enhance the fuel efficiency of the cars, Volkswagen has introduced a large range of new technologies aiming to eke out better fuel efficiency from gasoline, electric and hybrid power-trains. These technologies are ‘Coasting – Engine Off’ micro hybrid system and compact three-cylinder engine powered by natural … Continue reading Is this Volkswagen’s plan to compensate for Diesel-Gate?
In the world of automobiles, F1 is considered to be the Olympus of petrol-heads. It is worshiped and looked upon with a glimmer of hope to produce the best of all, from the best engines to the best aerodynamics to the best drivers (we should really call them gladiators though). It is the benchmark of … Continue reading The Engine Gods of Formula 1
An enthusiast will choose a RWD over a FWD any-day. Why? Because it can drift, that’s why. And drifting is fun. Who wouldn’t agree right? But does that mean FWDs aren’t fun? Not at all. The basic difference between FWD & RWD – Understeer and Oversteer What do understeer and oversteer mean? Imagine a car … Continue reading Front-Wheel Drive or Rear-Wheel Drive. The better one?
With the recently imposed ban on BS-III (Bharat Stage 3) vehicles; the manufacturers had to sell out huge chunks of their vehicles in highly discounted prices, as Supreme Court of India upheld their decision to ban the sales of BS-III compliant vehicles from 1st April, 2017. Though the very first introduction of BS-IV norms came … Continue reading Emission Norms – Fuss or Desideratum?
Aurion, a model in the Toyota line up that’s sold in select places like the Gulf and the Australian sub-continent. The reason that Toyota is selling well is the fact that they have gained credibility through building reliable engines and “bang for the buck” vehicles; both the things that most customers look for. Sandwiched between … Continue reading 2016/17 Toyota Aurion
“Whatever it is, It’s FUN!” That is the tagline HMSI has gone with for their new product, the NAVi. It certainly does justice to the tagline, because the impression after the first test run left us smiling. We were thinking, “What is this? In what category should we put it?” and it seems like Honda … Continue reading Honda NAVi – The Uncategorized Fun Ride
We had laid our eyes on the flying cars and hover-cars since a long time, and boy were they a treat, a futuristic delicacy. But did we ever heed on the subject of a flying bike or hover bike? However, BMW has allied with Lego Technic to make a miniature hover bike on the base … Continue reading Knocking at the Future’s Door
The macrocosm of automobiles consist of various pieces of engineering art, majorly populated by four-wheels and two-wheels. Often the two-wheelers are considered unsafe but if you can control the exhilaration provided by them, you are in for a treat. Out of their many breathtaking capabilities, today we focus on one. Wheelie! We all have had … Continue reading Secrets about Wheelies – Revealed
Who doesn’t like a sweet set of rubbers on their ride? When it comes to getting a new set of tyres, most factors are overlooked. Let’s understand tyre specifications. To do so, have a look at the side of any tyre and you’ll find a code similar to one mentioned below. Nomenclature: … Continue reading Tyre Nomenclature – Guide to understanding your tyre better
The year 2017 is going to be ballistic for KTM lovers, because this time KTM Red Bull Racing will roll out their new bull, the RC16 in MotoGP. Till now, KTM racing team were only competing in Moto3 championships since 2012, and in the course of five years the team became champion four times. KTM … Continue reading 2017 – The Step Ahead Year For KTM