New Models Boost British Car Industry – Part 1
From Bentley to Mini and electric cars to supercars, 2010 is proving a bumper year for new model launches in the British car industry.After the credit crunch inflicted temporary closures and cutbacks on the major UK car plants, a range of ground-breaking new models are breathing fresh life back into the sector.
In an exciting series of launches, all-new metal from iconic British brands like Rolls Royce, Bentley, Land Rover, Mini and Jaguar – and many more manufacturers besides – are set to roll off UK production lines.In this first of a series of articles, we take a look at new developments at two of the world’s most prestigious and revered car brands that are leading the way from the very peak of the industry – Bentley and Rolls Royce.The final appearance on the roads of Bentley’s hotly antipicated new Mulsanne will be a landmark moment in the car world – a worthy candidate, even, for car event of the year.
Not only does the company’s reputation make the all-new model very likely to be a stunning feat of engineering, but as the first big Bentley to be independently designed and …
Keep Your Rolls Royce in Mint Condition With a Custom Car Cover
Man has always had a fascination with automobiles and the power they have. Today, for most people a car is a necessity and not a luxury. Vehicles bought today are a major investment and we want to keep them in the very best shape for as long as possible. To do this you need to make sure you do regular maintenance on the vehicle and wash it regularly. When your vehicle is not in use you should protect the paint finish with a custom car cover.
You might be surprised to learn that Rolls and Royce were actual people. Frederick Royce built the first Royce vehicles in 1904. He was a British electrical equipment manufacturer. The three two cylinder cars that Royce had built are what attracted Charles Rolls. Charles had been a car enthusiast for a long time and was the son of a baron. He had a dealership in London and was impressed with Royce’s engineering. They decided to become partners and it was decided that Royce would build the cars and Rolls would sell them.
In 1907 they introduced the Silver Ghost. It had a …
Breakdown Cover The Menace of Potholes
Having the forethought of breakdown cover is a god send in the case of a major break down, saving you the effort of arranging all of your own recovery as well as saving some of the extreme costs of calling out engineers. You do as much as possible to look after your car and keep it well maintained.
How frustrating is it then when nothing more than a ride down some poorly maintained roads causes more damage to your car than a five hundred mile heavily laden summer trek.
Road conditions seem constantly to be getting worse, potholes are caused by constant wear from cars and weather along with a lack of maintenance. They can cause your car serious damage, clanking in and out of potholes will lead to issues with your suspension as it is battered by undue shock, burst tires and even bodywork damage.
All of these faults put together will place undue strain on your vehicle overall, especially faulty suspension and bursting tires, will lead to further faults and potentially cause a major breakdown.
Luckily many of the major breakdown packages do still cover, to an extent repairs, undergone thanks to …
Rolls Royce Owned by Andy Warhol to Be Sold in Auction
Andy Warhol was one of the most significant creative individuals in the Pop art action in America. Warhol became as well renowned as numerous of the celebrities he portrayed in his well liked computer display prints.Warhol was born Andrew Warhola in 1928 to Slovakian parents. Born and increased in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Warhol revised Commercial Art at the Carnegie Mellon University (formerly renowned as the Carnegie Institute of Technology) from 1945 to 1949, majoring in Pictorial Design. He then shifted then shifted to New York to start a vocation in illustration and advertising.
Warhol accomplished achievement as a financial creative individual throughout the 1950s, accomplishing commendations from the Art Director’s Club and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. He started to become rather well renowned for his whimsical ink drawings of shoes. Warhol had work released in well liked and broadly publications for example Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and The New Yorker. He furthermore conceived window exhibitions for some well liked retail shop window fronts. During this time Warhol furthermore started displaying his work in fine art galleries and organised to display in an assembly public displaying at the Museum of …
Latest Royal Enfield Bikes in India
The name speaks a lot; Royal and it definitely make you feel royal at the time of driving. Though it started in England but more fame that it got is due to its Chennai manufacturing unit. It’s more than 50 years and the success story continues. The basic model was itself a huge hit. From the very beginning Royal Enfield carved a niche for itself in the market of two wheeler. In early fifties they introduced bullets and at that time Indian government bought so many for the purpose of patrolling the border. Their bikes are highly stylish and it evokes lot of confidence in a person driving this bike. With every passing year they have achieved new heights also. Comfort level is amazing. The Royal Enfield bikes in India are very popular and it doesn’t demand too much of introduction.
The masculine build of their bikes have made them so popular. The ruggedness and stability it offers is totally out of your imagination. Every inch screams style and toughness. You can ride thousand of miles without any trouble. People love to take route of Delhi – Kashmir-Leh and Laddakh, it gives you amazing …
Lamborghini Gallardo Or Ford Focus? Not Much of a Competition!
Every single driver will obviously have differing categories and stipulations regarding what makes the perfect car. Some will be of the opinion that power, speed and performance are the mark of a truly great car and suggest that the Bugatti Veyron or something similar is the perfect car. Others will hold esteem in a more aesthetic nature and put forward cars such as the Bentley Continental and the Aston Martin Vanquish as the real purveyors of automotive perfection. I have always held the opinion that the truly great cars don’t focus on one thing, but try to encapsulate the needs and desires of everyone into their designs and engineering. This is precisely why my favourite car is the brand new Ford Focus.
Now you may be laughing or deriding me for saying that I would rather own a Ford Focus than a Pagani Zonda or a Koenigsegg, but that simply isn’t true. I would love to own one of the many supercars or hypercars that are available on the market and if you gave me £1 Million to spend on a car I wouldn’t disappoint you. All I am trying …
Increase in Gas Prices Cause Effects The Compact Size Car!
Compacts will soon catch midsize cars in popularity in the U.S. as in Western Europe — or so the theory goes. If you measure all C-segment models, including such crossovers as the BMW and Mercedes servicing Escape and Honda CR-V, compacts already are there. BMW and Mercedes servicing says the average new vehicle buyer now cross-shops C-segment crossovers with C/D-segment sedans. With heavy incentives, its aged, soon-to-be-replaced Escape had its best year ever in 2011, passing the Honda Accord, Civic, and CR-V; Toyota Corolla; BMW and Mercedes servicing Fusion; Ram pickup; Hyundai Sonata; and Chevy Malibu for fifth-place overall in sales. As a specific automotive segment, midsize cars still rule, led again by the Toyota Camry. Even though the March 2011 Japanese earthquake/tsunami and Thai floods constrained U.S. Camry production, the midsize Toyota remains the best-selling car here and third overall behind two trucks.
The BMW and Mercedes servicing Series continues to lead overall sales, now for 30 years straight, with 584,917 delivered in calendar ’11. The Chevrolet Silverado was second, at 415,130. To measure the correlation between gas prices and C-car versus C/D-car sales, Motor Trend added up the …
Ferrari 458 Italia – The SuperCar of the Year
You have probably seen photos of the highly acclaimed 458 Italia – Ferrari or maybe you have heard rumors about this beauty. Maybe you heard about a friend, co-worker or client talk about someone who was considering purchasing the 458 Italia. One thing is for sure, purchasing a 458 Italia is one of the wisest decisions any car aficionado will ever make. Now it’s your turn.In this article, we’re going to share a few details that you may have or may not have known about the all-new 458 Italia.
Ferrari 458 Italia
The Ferrari 458 Italia is getting high rave reviews: mainly because it features a 7-speed F1 dual-clutch gearbox, is a veritable horsepower, it can sprint from 0 to 60 mph/h in under 3.4 seconds and maximum efficiency has been achieved in every aspect of the car with a commitment to set the benchmark in the market segment in terms of fuel consumption and C02 emissions. Even the F430 it’s replacing can’t touch those speed levels. One thing is for sure, the Ferrari 458 has top performances and ensures maximum control of the car at all times, an important safety …
Bush Meets Again With Top Auto Execs
US President George W. Bush met again with top auto executives Monday to discuss fuel emission standards. The event was highlighted by the demonstration of alternative fuel vehicles on the South Lawn drive of the White House. Top executives include Rick Wagoner, the Chairman and CEO of General Motors Corporation; Alan Mulally, the President and CEO for the Ford Motor Co.; and Tom LaSorda, the President and CEO for the Chrysler Group. Mary Peters, the Secretary of Transportation was also present.
When asked about his proposed emission standards, Bush has this to say: ?I’ve just spent quite a while talking to our CEOs of American automobile companies. And I was interested in their take on my goal of reducing gasoline consumption by 20 percent over the next 10 years.?
Bush added, ?I found it very interesting that by 2012, 50 percent of the automobiles in America will be flex-fuel vehicles. That means that the American consumer will be able to either use gasoline or ethanol, depending upon, obviously, price and convenience.?
He stressed further, ?That’s a major technological breakthrough for the country. If you want to reduce gasoline usage, like I believe we …