In a world of cars that have self-parking systems, massage seats, onboard refrigerators, televisions, mobile phone options, radar-guided cruise control and clever systems that can perform emergency braking when a hazard is detected, it’s very easy to come to the conclusion that our desire for these comfort features is something we’ve only recently acquired a taste for. However, these pictures of the Mercedes Benz 600 show that our love affair with comfort features began a long time ago (600 production began in 1964), although the main difference is that only a few rich people in the chauffeur-driven vehicle could afford what are now common options in affordable family cars. The point of this post? Looking at how far technology has come along. Enjoy.
(Photos courtesy of Daimler Global Media)
Less than a year after the release of the Aston Martin Vanquish, its open top sibling has been introduced – the Vanquish Volante.
The Vanquish Volante definitely has looks worthy of the Aston Martin badge, and with a 51:49 weight distribution it should be good to drive as well. The soft top folds down in 14 seconds, which exposes even further an interior that’s quite similar to the One-77’s.
The Swiss Car Event is an annual event taking place at Geneva's Palexpo arena for tuned and custom cars. Cars range from old Volkswagens to classic American muscle cars, rat rods, exotics and all kinds of souped-up vehicles. There's also some live stunt driving sessions and dancing from some tuning models. It was definitely a great place to spend an afternoon, so please check out SOC's photo gallery of the event.
So, pictures of the 3-Series coupe's replacement, the 4-Series, have found their way out of BMW's hands thanks to Mr. Internet. We should get official specs and photos within the next few days/weeks, but for now these pics - which look authentic - are the only clues to what the 4-Series will look like.
A bright orange Ford Focus ST might sound a bit daring in terms of style, but in the metal it definitely works well. Actually, Ford calls it Tangerine Scream, and in the many years of being a car enthusiast, the only cars that I think look good in orange are old Mopar muscle cars like the Plymouth Superbird and mid-engined V12 Lamborghinis. I even think the lines are quite nice, and those dark-coloured 18-inch rims give it a nice sporty stance as well. Looking good, as we all know, is only half of what is required from a performance vehicle, it also has to deliver thrills. However, hot hatches have to deliver those thrills without breaking the bank, so it has to strike that crucial combination of affordability and being a fun car to drive. Luckily, I had over a week to find out if the Focus ST does just that.