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Alternative Energy Sources in Motion: Spotlight on Solar Cars

Think of never having to fuel your car again. You could bypass close calls with your gas gauge, forget having to add fuel-up time to your travel plans, and have extra wiggle room in your monthly budget. Sounds too good to be true, right? All of these things would be true if you drove a […]

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How Close Are We to Driverless Cars?

When we think of the far-off future, many of us envision a Jetsons-type scene, the most striking element being a flurry of flying cars buzzing around. And while flying cars may not be on the horizon just yet, there’s no doubt that the automotive industry is advancing at a rapid pace. Recent tech advancements that […]

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How Hi-Performance Auto School Can Turn You into a Performance Engine Builder

Performance engine building is one of the more desirable career paths for an automotive enthusiast pursuing a job in the automotive industry. Dissecting the engines of some of the most capable, fast, and powerful cars and trucks can be a dream come true, but an extensive knowledge of vehicles and engines is required of job […]

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How Supercars Get from 0 to 60 mph in Under 3 Seconds

One of the main selling points of a high-performance vehicle or supercar is how fast it can go from 0 to 60 mph. For car buyers with money to spend, the faster the better. From an automotive technician standpoint, however, it’s not all about which car goes the fastest but how the fastest cars can […]

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Dissecting the Dodge Charger’s Hellcat Engine

The brand-new Dodge Charger changes the way that we perceive the sedan vehicle class. While the stigma for sedans is that they’re slow, bulky, and built primarily as commuter vehicles or for taking the kids to school, the Dodge Charger shatters those expectations and gives drivers the thrill of 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of […]

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What It Takes to Break the Land Speed Record

One of the most admirable accomplishments in the eyes of any automotive enthusiast is the land speed record. Set by Andy Green in 1997 in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, the land speed record over one mile is 763.035 mph. Since it was set 18 years ago, one has to wonder if anyone will […]

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The 3-in-1-Car: How the 2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe is Changing the Auto Landscape

Can a car feature the speed and drivability of a coupe with the space and convenience of a hatchback sedan? The combination of these three types of cars seems impossible until you encounter the 2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe. This new BMW incorporates these beneficial characteristics into its design and drivetrain. Take a look below […]

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3 Famous Car Designers and How they got Started

While car designers aren’t A-list celebrities by any stretch of the imagination, millions of people appreciate their work each year, including many aspiring automotive technicians. Take a look at how three of the most famous car designers in the world got their start in the automotive industry. Peter Schreyer Born in West Germany, Schreyer attended […]

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5 Must See Cars of 2015

Each new year brings with it a group of innovative and revolutionary vehicles that will change the way drivers tackle the road. In 2015, there are several new car models that will be making their debut and that auto enthusiasts definitely should check out. Here’s our list of the five must-see cars of 2015. Ford […]

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Inside James Bond’s Aston Martin in New 007 Movie

Famous spy James Bond has always driven a car that’s just as stylish, sleek, and capable as he is, and his ride in the upcoming 007 movie Spectre is no different. To celebrate the 50 years since Bond first drove an Aston Martin in the 1964 film Goldfinger, the car maker has specially designed a […]

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