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Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

With a thunderous 5.5 litre V8, the 560SEC was one of the last over-engineered, German luxo-tanks that was built before the fateful Chrysler-Mercedes merger of the late 90s. It had many technological features that were way ahead of its time such as self-leveling hydro...

The Volvo P1800

The Volvo P1800 was produced as a coupe from 1961-1973, and as a shooting brake from 1972-1973. Its main claim to fame was its role in The Saint, a 60s TV show starring Roger Moore. The Volvo P1800 has the record for “highest mileage private vehicle driven by the...

Ride Sharing

Remember the last time you were out late and could not find a ride home? What did you do? That’s right. You called an Uber! One of the major trends in the automotive industry right now is being driven by millennials: The switch from car ownership to mobility services....

The BMW 507

The BMW 507 was produced between 1956 and 1959, intended to bridge the gap between more expensive convertibles such as the Mercedes Benz 300sl, and the cheaper, underpowered convertibles made by MG and Triumph. A version was sold with a hand made removable hard top,...

Self-Driving Cars

In case you car enthusiasts have not noticed the recent shift in the automotive industry, analysts expect that there will be 10 million self-driving cars on the road by 2020. Self-driving automobiles are not as futuristic as you may believe; there are already...

Donald Trump

Donald Trump has just been elected as the most powerful man in the world! So what are two main implications for the US auto industry? A potential issue is implementing manufacturing plants in Mexico. Because NAFTA provides US automakers with cheap labour in Mexico,...

Maserati 3500GT

Produced from 1957-1964, the Maserati 3500GT was Maserati’s first successful attempt to mass produce a GT car. It used the same aluminum block inline 6 engine that was present in Maserati’s 300S race car, however enlarged from 3 liters to 3.5. This car established...

Tesla

Over the past decade, the economy has seen the demand for metals strongly influenced by oil. This trend does not hold true anymore. Electric cars will now influence demand for metals more than oil. With cars, such as the Tesla Model 3 and the Chevy Bolt, already...

Porsche Carrera GT

The Porsche Carrera GT concept was introduced in 2000 at the Paris motor show. It featured a 5.5 litre V10 developed from scratch for a Lemans prototype project that was later canceled. However, the production model came with a 5.7 litre V10 with 612 horsepower, up...

The BMW 3.0CS

The BMW 3.0CS, a grand tourer with near perfect proportions, was manufactured from the mid ‘60s to the mid ‘70s. Only weighing in at 3100 pounds, and with a 3 liter straight 6 putting out around 200hp meant a top speed of 130mph and a 0-60 time of 9 seconds, which was...