Over 20 new cars already confirmed for the LA Auto Show

Over 20 new cars already confirmed for the LA Auto Show

With a little over two months to go until the LA Auto Show, carmakers are already starting to tease fans as to what to expect. Although this year’s show doesn’t open its doors to the press until November 14 and despite the fact that this year’s Paris motor show is still three weeks away from […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Avoid a roadside mayday this summer

Avoid a roadside mayday this summer

(NewsUSA) – The temperatures are rising, and so are the numbers of vehicles on the road. Summer is right around the corner, bringing with it a number of road trips to the beach for many families. Avoid putting a damper on your travel plans by following these summer vehicle maintenance tips from your loyal friends at Firestone […]

09.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
China’s elevated bus completes first road test

China’s elevated bus completes first road test

The transit elevated bus, TEB-1, is 22 meters long, the width of two traffic lanes, and is designed to travel over cars that are less than half its height. Though the congestion-beating concept vehicle defies convention, a first road test took place on August 2, 2016 in Qinhuangdao, north China, according to state press agency Xinhua […]

08.08.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Noel Gallagher to headline Pure & Crafted Festival 2016

Noel Gallagher to headline Pure & Crafted Festival 2016

The second Pure & Crafted Festival, August 12-13 in Berlin, will be headlined by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, with Mando Diao and Tricky’s Skilled Mechanics project also prominent. Presented by BMW Motorrad, the 2016 Pure & Crafted festival makes for a last chance to see both Noel Gallagher and Mando Diao before the end […]

08.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Motoring, Music ·
A Lotus that laps up the punishment

A Lotus that laps up the punishment

To mark the 50th anniversary of its famous Hethel, Norfolk factory firing into life, Lotus has conceived the Elise Race 250, a car it describes as its best track-focused Elise since the model’s launch back in 1996. The Elise Race 250 is faster around Lotus’s test track than even the Elise Cup 220 R and […]

01.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Lifestyle, Motoring ·
Lincoln looks to take the lead in luxury

Lincoln looks to take the lead in luxury

Ford’s standalone US luxury brand is taking a leaf out of Mercedes’ and Bentley’s playbook with a new completely client-centric approach to services and experiences. Lincoln is calling its new philosophy “The Lincoln Way” but regardless of its name it is focused on simplicity, time-saving and personalization. Clients in the market for a truly premium […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Daimler claims another autonomous driving world-first

Daimler claims another autonomous driving world-first

Having succeeded in bringing the world’s first self-driving truck to public roads, luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz and its parent company Daimler can now claim another self-driving world first, this time with buses. The Mercedes-Benz Future Bus with CityPilot has driven autonomously for the first time on a 20km route in Amsterdam, stopping at bus stops with […]

18.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Ford gives the F-150 a huge boost for 2017

Ford gives the F-150 a huge boost for 2017

America’s most popular vehicle is now also one of its most innovative and impressive thanks to a reworked V6 EcoBoost engine that can serve up a remarkable 470ft-lb (637Nm) of torque and a 10-speed automatic transmission. It seems that Ford’s latest Le Mans win has really stirred up a performance obsession at Ford’s HQ and […]

12.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Lamborghini celebrates record sales

Lamborghini celebrates record sales

For the first time in its history, Italian supercar maker Lamborghini has sold more than 2000 cars in six months. In all, between January and June the company delivered 2013 cars and in June alone delivered 416, itself an all-time record for a single month. To put those figures into perspective, in the first six […]

07.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Get hyper excited about Aston Martin’s new hypercar

Get hyper excited about Aston Martin’s new hypercar

The AM-RB 001 boasts a naturally aspirated V12 engine, an Adrian Newey-penned design and, most impressively a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. Unveiled at Aston Martin’s Gaydon HQ, the new car is a partnership between the company and F1 team Red Bull Racing and is described in Aston’s own words as “bespoke from the tires up.” When […]

05.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
The new Porsche Panamera: a leaner, meaner executive racing automobile

The new Porsche Panamera: a leaner, meaner executive racing automobile

The new Porsche Panamera takes lessons, rather than simply design cues form the latest generation 911. It uses an exotic cocktail of construction materials to increase rigidity while shedding the pounds but when it comes to its look and feel it is finally coming into its own.  “Its strengths have been reinforced, its weaknesses eradicated […]

29.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Vespa (Red) and Bill Gates fight AIDS

Vespa (Red) and Bill Gates fight AIDS

Piaggio is launching a (RED) edition of its iconic Vespa moped, with philanthropist Bill Gates also on board. Each special edition Vespa sold will generate $150 toward the activities of the Global Fund for the battle against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, Piaggio said. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is one of the main global […]

29.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Motoring ·
Tesla adds new lower cost Model S options

Tesla adds new lower cost Model S options

On Thursday without prior notice or any fanfare, US electric car company Tesla added a new entry-level model to its premium line of plug-in executive sedans. The Model S60 is available to order now and buyers plumping for the $66,000 car will get a 210-mile-range car capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in under 6 seconds […]

14.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Jaguar Land Rover posts record sales

Jaguar Land Rover posts record sales

If there is anyone left in any doubt that demand for crossovers, SUVs and luxury cars is at an all-time high, Jaguar Land Rover has the final piece of proof. According to its full-year results for fiscal 2015/16 published Monday, the company has sold over 500,000 new cars for the first time in its history. […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Google to open Detroit-area autonomous car center

Google to open Detroit-area autonomous car center

Google announced plans Wednesday to open a Detroit-area technology center for its self-driving car program. The new center in Novi, Michigan, will house engineers and others testing vehicles provided by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, a statement by Google parent Alphabet said. “For the past few years, members of our team have been working from the Greater […]

25.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Uber goes public with self-driving test

Uber goes public with self-driving test

Ride-hailing service Uber has detailed something of its approach to testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, northeast USA, where a hybrid Ford Fusion has been outfitted with an array of sensors. The self-driving car carries “radars, laser scanners and high resolution scanners” that help fulfill the vehicle’s dual purpose of collecting mapping data and testing self-drive […]

23.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Brad Pitt to start Le Mans 24 Hour Race

Brad Pitt to start Le Mans 24 Hour Race

American actor Brad Pitt will wave the starting flag for this year’s Le Mans 24 hour car race on June 18, organisers of the French endurance race confirmed on Friday. “Proud and very happy that the start of #LeMans24 2016 will be given by #BradPitt, eager for him to share the legend of this race,” […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Motoring ·
SCE launches Charge Ready Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot Program

SCE launches Charge Ready Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot Program

Hundreds of stations to be added for area employees, customers, residents and students ROSEMEAD, Calif., May 16, 2016 — Southern California Edison’s Charge Ready program will bring representatives of local businesses and other organizations together on Wednesday in Irwindale to learn how they can take part in the pilot program that will add as many as 1,500 […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Local News, Motoring, Science & Technology, Services ·
Ferrari confirms convertible LaFerrari

Ferrari confirms convertible LaFerrari

A drop-top ‘Spider’ version of the most powerful and fastest production Ferrari in history is in development. In his first official interview since taking over from Amedeo Felisa as Ferrari’s CEO this month, Sergio Marchionne told the press that recent rumors about a new hypercar to replace the completely sold-out multi-million-dollar LaFerrari are true. “[The Spider] is […]

04.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Mercedes-Benz unveils first-ever luxury motor yacht

Mercedes-Benz unveils first-ever luxury motor yacht

Luxury car marque Mercedes-Benz has celebrated the world premiere of its luxury motor yacht “Arrow460–Granturismo” on France’s Côte d’Azur, setting the vessel out on its maiden voyage off the coast of Nice. The 14-meter long, 706 kW (960 hp) “Silver Arrow of the Seas” combines the performance of Mercedes-Benz sports cars with unique innovations from […]

Order books open for the Ford GT

Order books open for the Ford GT

The first new supercar from Ford in over a decade will be limited to just 250 examples a year and each one is expected to cost a minimum of $450,000. Yet despite the huge price tag that puts the car on a par with the biggest and best efforts in the current Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini […]

17.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Tesla Model S gets a 2017 facelift

Tesla Model S gets a 2017 facelift

On Tuesday, California-based electric car company Tesla took the wraps off a heavily refreshed version of its full-size luxury sedan. April is proving to be a very busy month for Tesla. After revealing an all-new affordable compact sedan, the Model 3 (and generating over 200,000 orders as a result), and issuing a safety recall for […]

14.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Nissan GT-R claims drifting speed record

Nissan GT-R claims drifting speed record

A specially tuned Nissan GT-R has entered the record books with a drifting speed of 304.96 kmh (189.49 mph) at a 30 degree angle at Fujairah International Airport, United Arab Emirates. Driving the current generation model Nissan GT-R, which was tuned to 1380 HP with the aid of Nismo specialists, was champion Japanese drifter Masato […]

11.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Can Polestar drive into the mainstream?

Can Polestar drive into the mainstream?

BMW has its M cars, there are a host of AMG-powered Mercedes, the Audi RS range is getting bigger and faster by the month and now Volvo wants a bigger slice of the luxury sports car market. Volvo’s Polestar division focuses predominantly on track cars but since 2014 has been officially working its magic on […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Toyota moves mountains to improve mobility

Toyota moves mountains to improve mobility

Toyota is examining how to ensure older people — even in the most remote regions — can remain mobile and healthy with a new three-year project in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture. The Asuke Mobility Project is a 360-million-yen ($3.2 million) undertaking in partnership with Nagoya University that will do more than simply provide the city’s elderly […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Toyota unleashes new Prius Prime

Toyota unleashes new Prius Prime

Toyota unveiled its new Prius Prime on Wednesday at the 2016 New York International Auto Show, featuring an efficient model with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The new Prius boasts the highest MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) of any plug-in hybrid, running on an estimated 120 or more MPGe — making it 26 percent more efficient […]

24.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Subaru teases new Impreza ahead of New York

Subaru teases new Impreza ahead of New York

The 2016 New York Auto Show has been chosen as the location for the global debut of an all-new production ready Subaru. The Impreza is legendary for its blend of practicality and all-wheel-drive performance and although it’s lost its way in recent years, company bosses are promising that the new car will right some of […]

15.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Ferrari signs preliminary deal for theme park in China

Ferrari signs preliminary deal for theme park in China

Ferrari announced Thursday that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with two Chinese companies to build a theme park in China. The non-binding deal with Beijing Automotive and Biac Eternaland Property will, if implemented, see the two Chinese companies licensed to establish the park in a still-to-be-decided Chinese city. The luxury sportscar maker and […]

15.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
BMW marks 100 years with a next century concept car

BMW marks 100 years with a next century concept car

Unveiled on Monday, the BMW Vision Next 100 is a glimpse at what the average premium car will look like in 2116, as the German luxury and sportscar firm marks its first century in business. The zero emissions concept is also zero compromise in that it uses cutting edge technology and learning algorithms to tailor […]

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
World’s costliest train station to open at site of NY’s 9/11 tragedy

World’s costliest train station to open at site of NY’s 9/11 tragedy

New York on Thursday opens the most expensive train station in the world, on the site of the World Trade Center destroyed 14 years ago in the 9/11 attacks. Twelve years in the making, there will be no official ceremony to mark the 3 pm opening to rail commuters of the World Trade Center Transportation […]

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Asia’s tuk-tuks providing a wheel boost to Africa

Asia’s tuk-tuks providing a wheel boost to Africa

Omnipresent on the chaotic streets of Mumbai, Jakarta and Bangkok, Asia’s three-wheeled “tuk-tuk” has now come to Africa — and with a two-fold bonus: providing much-needed jobs and slashing accidents. Cheap to run and safer than the traditional motorcycle taxi, the auto-rickshaw is an increasingly common sight trundling along the traffic-choked streets of the continent’s […]

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Motoring ·
Morgan three-wheels into the future

Morgan three-wheels into the future

Eccentric boutique British carmaker Morgan, famed for its creations that use the 1930s and 40s as its design touchstones, has come right up to date for this year’s Geneva Motor Show with its first plug-in electric vehicle.  However despite meeting 21st century needs, there is no mistaking that the EV3 is anything other than a […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Lotus launches lightweight offensive

Lotus launches lightweight offensive

British-based boutique sportscar maker Lotus is bringing four, superlight, superfast new models to this year’s Geneva Motorshow. Lotus has put each of its current models on a crash diet in order to shed pounds and increase power to weight ratios. The result, the company claims, is a fleet of four models that when revealed in […]

28.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Maserati plugs a leak and a gap in its range with the Levante

Maserati plugs a leak and a gap in its range with the Levante

Maserati has been forced to show its hand and its first ever SUV ahead of its official reveal in Geneva next week, thanks to internet leaks. Even if the reveal hasn’t gone to plan, the car in question, the Levante, will be a welcome edition to the premium SUV market and one that, based on […]

22.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Lexus hybrid sports coupé set for Geneva debut

Lexus hybrid sports coupé set for Geneva debut

Toyota’s luxury marque, Lexus will be taking the wraps off a production-ready hybrid version of its flagship LC 500 that promises greater enjoyment as well as lower emissions. It will be badged the LC500h to avoid any confusion and will use the company’s new multi-stage hybrid system so that it offers more than simply greater […]

16.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Ford plans SUVs for the whole family

Ford plans SUVs for the whole family

Projected demand for rugged off-roaders and crossovers among Millennial and baby boomer drivers means that Ford is aiming to launch four brand new SUVs over the next four years. Ford’s latest research shows that for Millennials, the SUV style appeals more than any other and that, when younger drivers start thinking about starting a family, […]

11.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Ford’s new racing pickup is designed to make customers take stock

Ford’s new racing pickup is designed to make customers take stock

(Relaxnews) − Based on the already formidable F150 Raptor, the new model has been put together to compete in a new desert off-road racing class—factory stock. So, although the truck has been given some serious attention from Ford’s Performance division, all that has been added are race-optimized front and rear springs and some special Fox […]

10.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
When is a new Honda worth twice as much as a new Rolls-Royce?

When is a new Honda worth twice as much as a new Rolls-Royce?

(Relaxnews) – It’s not a trick question and the answer is simple — when both cars are sold at auction. Hondas are many things — well built, reliable, practical — but collectible is usually not one of them. However, this weekend, a brand new Honda Acura NSX supercar, complete with VIN number 001 to indicate […]

03.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Can Japan overtake the US as the place to test autonomous driving tech?

Can Japan overtake the US as the place to test autonomous driving tech?

(Relaxnews) – Following Toyota and Nissan, Bosch is the latest car company to realize the benefits that Japan offers as a location for developing and testing autonomous driving technologies in real-world conditions. The company is setting up a dedicated facility in the country with the aim of having a highway pilot system — that can […]

28.01.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Ferrari’s GT car for sunnier climes to get Handling Speciale option

Ferrari’s GT car for sunnier climes to get Handling Speciale option

(Relaxnews) – Due to be officially unveiled at the Geneva motor show on March 1, the Ferrari California T Handling Speciale (HS) promises to raise the car’s game so that its poise in the bends is equal to its visual panache. Ferrari says that it has overhauled the California’s suspension setup, developed new springs, addressed […]

25.01.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
GM unveils Bolt electric car in Vegas

GM unveils Bolt electric car in Vegas

(Las Vegas-AFP) – General Motors on Wednesday unveiled the production version of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car, on which the US auto giant is pinning its hopes for the emerging segment. The Bolt aims to appeal to consumers looking at a more affordable price tag than the luxury, market-leading Tesla. “It’s more than a car, […]

07.01.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Will 2016 mark the beginning of the end of automotive design?

Will 2016 mark the beginning of the end of automotive design?

(Relaxnews) – Renowned car designer Chris Bangle explains why he is getting animated, quite literally, about the future of automotive design and how if, as he fears, designers are about to be replaced by software, that their unique talents could be the key to bringing a human feel to robotics instead. “I am concerned that […]

05.01.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Mapping the journey towards self-driving cars

Mapping the journey towards self-driving cars

(Relaxnews) – Tesla may have pushed out the ability to abdicate driving responsibility while highway cruising via little more than an over-the-air software update and Audi is currently prepping a sedan to dazzle the crowds at the International CES this January with its autonomous capabilities. But one thing is clear, 2016 will not be the […]

27.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Tesla and Spotify team to offer first-ever premium service

Tesla and Spotify team to offer first-ever premium service

(Paris-Relaxnews) – Tesla has joined forces with digital music service Spotify to offer drivers of its cars outside the US unlimited Spotify Premium with no data charges. While Spotify has previously announced automotive partnerships with Ford and BMW/Mini and is integrated with CarPlay and Android Auto, Tesla’s is the only deal exempt from extra charges. […]

23.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Motoring, Music ·
SpaceX rocket landing opens ‘new door’ to space travel

SpaceX rocket landing opens ‘new door’ to space travel

(Miami, United States-AFP) – SpaceX successfully landed its powerful Falcon 9 rocket Monday for the first time, a major milestone in the drive to cut costs and waste by making rockets as reusable as airplanes. Its engines burning bright orange against the dark night sky, the Falcon 9 made a graceful arc back to Earth […]

23.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Infiniti revs up for Detroit with new engines and models

Infiniti revs up for Detroit with new engines and models

(Relaxnews) – With less than a month to go before the Detroit motor show opens its doors to the world’s automotive press, Infiniti has unveiled a brand-new V6 engine plus two of the three new cars that will be making their debut at this year’s event. “We’re unwrapping a few presents early, prior to the […]

19.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Car companies making the connection at CES

Car companies making the connection at CES

(Relaxnews) – In recent years the International Consumer Electronics Show has been reenergized as an event for providing consumers with a peek into the automotive world of the future and at this year’s show, which opens its doors on January 6, a new record is expected in terms of the number of automakers in attendance. […]

17.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
The BMW i8 could be available as a cabriolet in 2016

The BMW i8 could be available as a cabriolet in 2016

(Relaxnews) – BMW will soon be unveiling a new concept car to pave the way for a convertible version of its i8 electric sports car. Autocar reports that the concept will be revealed at the CES 2015, which will be held in Las Vegas in the US from January 6 to 9, 2016. It will […]

09.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Porsche greenlights its first green supercar

Porsche greenlights its first green supercar

(Relaxnews) – The Mission E, the 100% electric concept car that sent shockwaves of excitement through the crowds at September’s Frankfurt motor show is going into production. Turning the showcar into a production model is going to require €1 billion in investment, and the hiring of 1000 new employees. But, by keeping the promises made […]

06.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Porsche Turbo to muscle in on the Detroit auto show

Porsche Turbo to muscle in on the Detroit auto show

(Relaxnews) – The flagship 911 model in hard top, soft top and even ‘S’ form will be making their first public appearance in January. As the fastest and most brutal road-focused cars in the iconic Porsche 911 range, the Turbo usually takes its bow in Geneva, alongside the latest offerings from Ferrari and Lamborghini, but […]

02.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Honda Pilot gets a five-star safety rating

Honda Pilot gets a five-star safety rating

(Relaxnews) – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given Honda’s mid-sized SUV its highest overall vehicle score. The award follows a similar five-star rating from NCAP in the US and an equally important Top Saftey Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), when the car is specified with optional crash […]

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
The sky could be the limit for this Rolls-Royce Dawn

The sky could be the limit for this Rolls-Royce Dawn

(Relaxnews) – One of the lots at the upcoming Naples Winter Wine Festival charity auction will be the chance to own the very first North American example of Rolls-Royce’s new luxury convertible. Revealed at the Frankfurt motor show in September, the Rolls-Royce Dawn is one of the most remarkable and certainly the most stunning car […]

08.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Cyclists battle Philippine capital’s ‘Carmageddon’

Cyclists battle Philippine capital’s ‘Carmageddon’

(Manila-AFP) – Cyclist Jack Yabut is on a perilous and likely futile crusade to help the Philippine capital beat “Carmageddon”, but even if his campaign fails — he will have saved time on his own commute. Traffic in the megacity of 12 million people has reached crisis levels this year, as record car sales have […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Tokyo Motor Show revs up with self-driving cars and futuristic fuel cells

Tokyo Motor Show revs up with self-driving cars and futuristic fuel cells

(Tokyo-AFP) – Self-driving cars, the latest fuel-cell technology and a concept vehicle with tablet-style touch screens aimed at the digital generation were among the innovations on display at the Tokyo Motor Show Wednesday. Nissan unveiled an autonomous electric vehicle that it said would “revolutionise the relationship between car and driver, and future mobility”, while Volkswagen […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Audi unveils new 2016 A8 L 4.0T Sport Model

Audi unveils new 2016 A8 L 4.0T Sport Model

(Relaxnews) – Audi has revealed the latest addition to their A8 series for 2016 that features increased horsepower from the previous model, a sport style exterior, and seats that come with ventilation and massage functions. Other features of the new Audi A8 L 4.0T Sport model, which balances performance with luxurious spaciousness, include front seats […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Rinspeed to make CES debut with an autonomous car concept

Rinspeed to make CES debut with an autonomous car concept

(Relaxnews) – For the first time in the Swiss car design company’s history, it is set to premiere its latest avant-garde creation in the US rather than Europe. The Etos concept can drive itself but is still a sportscar for those moments when the conditions are just too good for a serious driver not to […]

13.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Porsche turbocharges ahead with new 911 models

Porsche turbocharges ahead with new 911 models

(Relaxnews) – November’s LA auto show will be playing host to three new all-wheel drive Porches with all-new engines and better performance and economy figures. The extra turn of speed that owners will discover in the 2016 Carrera 4, Targa 4 and Carrera 4 Cabriolet is thanks to new force-aspirated engines — i.e., a hefty […]

08.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
BMW takes the fast track to the Tokyo motor show

BMW takes the fast track to the Tokyo motor show

Relaxnews) – BMW has chosen the Tokyo motor show as the event for the global unveiling of its fastest, most potent and one of its most expensive, track-focused, road-legal sportscars in history, the M4 GTS. At the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance back in August, BMW teased what it described as a conceptual hardcore take on […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Porsche announces Cayman Black Edition

Porsche announces Cayman Black Edition

(Relaxnews) – Following similar 911 and Boxster models, the company’s diminutive sports coupe is finally getting an extra touch of exclusivity. The Cayman Black Edition comes with a special black exterior finish with contrasting aluminum window trim and bigger, 20-inch Carrera alloy wheels. The cabin is trimmed in black leather, and a host of creature […]

02.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Hyundai is already gearing up for SEMA

Hyundai is already gearing up for SEMA

(Relaxnews) – While car-loving consumers are still crowding the isles and stands of the Frankfurt motor show where Hyundai’s Vision Gran Turismo concept car is proving to be one of the highlights, the South Korean manufacturer is already teasing what it’s got planned for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show this November. For this […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
The automotive upstarts starting up at Frankfurt

The automotive upstarts starting up at Frankfurt

(Relaxnews) – As well as established brands showcasing their latest wares, this year’s motor show is proving to be the ideal platform for the launch of new and reborn marques with huge ambitions, especially in the premium and electric vehicle markets. Thunder Power Even before the technical specifications were revealed, there was a lot of […]

17.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Photos ·
Watch the Aston Martin DB10 perform

Watch the Aston Martin DB10 perform

(Relaxnews) – Aston Martin has released a video of the bespoke, one-off supercar created for the latest James Bond film, being put through its paces by stunt driver Mark Higgins. The latest Aston, the seventh car from the company to appear on screen alongside the world’s most famous fictional British spy since the film series […]

12.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
Will Jaguar set the Pace at this year’s Frankfurt motor show?

Will Jaguar set the Pace at this year’s Frankfurt motor show?

(Relaxnews) – Like a number of automotive stalwarts whose history was until now steeped in on-road success, Jaguar is planning to drive straight off-road and into the luxury crossover market at this year’s Frankfurt show with the first SUV in its 80-year history — The F-Pace. Teased on Friday in its first official, non-camouflaged image, […]

06.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
Toyota getting in gear with smart cars

Toyota getting in gear with smart cars

(San Francisco-AFP) – Toyota on Friday announced plans to invest $50 million into building artificial intelligence into cars, an indication it could be joining the race to develop driverless vehicles. The joint research with Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will take place over the next five years, Toyota Motor Corporation said, emphasizing […]

06.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
The world of custom cars: How Touring Superleggera caters to car connoisseurs

The world of custom cars: How Touring Superleggera caters to car connoisseurs

(Relaxnews) – The number of millionaires in the world is at an all-time high and so is demand for the most exotic of automobiles. Rolls-Royce and Ferrari have reported a second straight year of record sales, every Bugatti Veyron has found a home and the classic car market is going crazy. All of which means […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Photos ·
8 million hybrid cars sold by pioneer Toyota

8 million hybrid cars sold by pioneer Toyota

(Relaxnews) – Japanese car manufacturer Toyota has announced having sold more than 8 million hybrid vehicles around the world. The announcement comes 20 years after having presented its first hybrid technology concept-car. Toyota introduced its first concept, Prius, back in the fall of 1995 during the Tokyo Motor Show. The first prototype had difficulty going […]

25.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Motoring ·
Japanese company to use synthesizer technology in its electric ZZ cars

Japanese company to use synthesizer technology in its electric ZZ cars

(Relaxnews) – Japanese electric car maker GLM is partnering with electronic instrument maker Roland Corporation to develop what Roland calls “a neo-futuristic driving sound generation system” for GLM’s electric sports car. Starting this fall, GLM’s ZZ road car will use Roland’s SuperNATURAL synthesize technology to power the car’s sound generation system. The technology will create […]

23.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Bugatti releases teaser for new model, #imaginEBugatti

Bugatti releases teaser for new model, #imaginEBugatti

(Relaxnews) – Speculation is rife after Bugatti released a short video hinting about the successor of its legendary Veyron. The video, released on August 13, features just 35 seconds of road surface paired with an intriguing voiceover that begins with, “A new chapter begins, join us. In the endless hunt for speed the horizon beckons… I go […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
Mazda and Suzuki planning Frankfurt crossover reveals

Mazda and Suzuki planning Frankfurt crossover reveals

(Relaxnews) – If any further proof were needed of the growing appeal of crossovers and SUVs among the car-buying public, Suzuki and Mazda will be providing it at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. On Friday, Suzuki confirmed that Germany is going to be the venue for the unveiling of the Baleno, a crossover-inspired compact hatchback […]

11.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Toyota falls behind VW in world’s biggest automaker race

Toyota falls behind VW in world’s biggest automaker race

(Tokyo, Japan-AFP) – Toyota has fallen behind Volkswagen in the race for the world’s biggest automaker title, figures showed Tuesday, as the German giant outsold its Japanese rival in the first half of the year. Toyota said it sold 5.02 million vehicles worldwide between January and June, falling below earlier figures from Volkswagen of 5.04 […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
GrabCar becomes Philippines’ first authorised ride-sharing app

GrabCar becomes Philippines’ first authorised ride-sharing app

(Manila-AFP) – Philippine transport authorities authorised GrabCar as the first company to operate under new rules governing ride-sharing apps, state and company officials said Wednesday. Singapore-based GrabCar got the jump on US rival Uber which is still submitting documents to comply with the Philippines’ new regulations, said Mary Ann Salada, spokeswoman of the government’s land […]

09.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
105 years of automotive history on display at the new Alfa Romeo museum

105 years of automotive history on display at the new Alfa Romeo museum

(Relaxnews) – This week, the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese, Italy, opened its doors to the public after a four-year restoration and renovation project, while presenting the new Giulia. The museum not only exhibits some of the Italian brand’s most iconic cars, it also has lots of activities to entertain visitors. The museum, designed […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Motoring ·
‘James Bond’ Bentley up for auction

‘James Bond’ Bentley up for auction

(Relaxnews) – A 1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback once owned by Ian Fleming could start a bidding war at this year’s Gooding1 Company Pebble Beach auction on August 15. With its displays of incredibly exotic, incredibly expensive classic cars, its fine dining, stunning Californian scenery and high society clientele, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is […]

02.07.2015 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Motoring ·
A one-of-a-kind Ferrari California T at Goodwood

A one-of-a-kind Ferrari California T at Goodwood

(Relaxnews) – At the Festival of Speed in Goodwood, England, Ferrari is presenting a one-of-a-kind California T customized by the company’s bespoke division, Tailor Made. This highly-personalized right-hand drive Ferrari California T sports a Bianco Italia three-layer exterior paint job with a double-asymmetric stripe in Blu Hellen, along with 20-inch forged wheels painted in Blu Hellen […]

25.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Ferrari, Porsche, Alpine and Bugatti models on the block at the Artcurial auction in Paris

Ferrari, Porsche, Alpine and Bugatti models on the block at the Artcurial auction in Paris

(Relaxnews) – On June 22, in Paris, Artcurial Motorcars will present the latest edition of its classic “Automobiles sur les Champs” (“Automobiles on the Champs (Elysées)”) and bring together 72 collector cars as well as a selection of automobilia. Among the most eagerly anticipated vehicles in this sale is a 1962 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé […]

22.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Photos ·
Motor racing: ‘McDreamy’ Dempsey takes Le Mans starring role

Motor racing: ‘McDreamy’ Dempsey takes Le Mans starring role

(Le Mans, France-AFP) – American actor Patrick Dempsey is making a real fist of his other profession: motor racing. For the fourth time in his career, Dempsey will appear in the Le Mans 24 Hours Race in his Porsche this weekend. His passion is gradually becoming an obsession. He’s certainly proven himself on screen, featuring […]

Jaguar Land Rover takes ‘hole’ new approach to autonomous driving

Jaguar Land Rover takes ‘hole’ new approach to autonomous driving

(Relaxnews) – Jaguar Land Rover is developing a new system that will enable its cars to spot and avoid potholes, drains, degraded stretches of road surface and even loose manhole covers, while simultaneously alerting other drivers in the area. The Range Rover Evoque and the Land Rover Discovery Sport already boast a feature called MagneRide […]

11.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
Can Mistsuoka’s quirky Japanese take on coach-built cars translate to European roads?

Can Mistsuoka’s quirky Japanese take on coach-built cars translate to European roads?

(Relaxnews) – Mitsuoka Motor is a boutique Japanese car company founded in 1968 with a very simple principle: to produce cars that blend classic styling with up-to-date technology. It aims to offer owners the best of both worlds — yesterday’s looks with today’s reliability — and while sometimes results are mixed, they are never boring […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Photos, Science & Technology ·
Avoid a traffic accident this Memorial Day weekend

Avoid a traffic accident this Memorial Day weekend

(Relaxnews) – As Americans get ready to mark the unofficial start to the summer with Memorial Day weekend, the National Safety Council (NSC) is warning those planning to hit the road to take it easy if they want to avoid an accident. Families tend to hit the road over Memorial Day weekend and according to […]

22.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Motoring ·
BMW to pay homage to the 3.0CSL at this weekend’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este classic car show

BMW to pay homage to the 3.0CSL at this weekend’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este classic car show

(Relaxnews) – BMW has announced that its big concept car reveal for this year’s event will be a modern-day interpretation of its formidable 3.0 CSL coupe of the 1970s — the car which really established the company’s racing credentials. Every year, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, an event that is equal parts incredible scenery and […]

21.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Ford debuts new 2016 Mustang packages

Ford debuts new 2016 Mustang packages

(Relaxnews) – Ford unveiled two new packages on Monday for the 2016 model of its iconic Mustang, which will bring back a few staples from its heritage. The “California Special” offers both coupe and convertible owners a myriad of add-ons like 19-inch aluminum wheels finished in black, hood and side racing stripes, leather trim with […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Elvis’s planes staying put at Graceland

Elvis’s planes staying put at Graceland

(Washington-AFP) – Elvis Presley’s two personal jets are staying at Graceland, his estate said Monday, ending months of jitters among his legion of fans that they were about to be sold off. The Lisa Marie, a vintage Convair 880 airliner, and Hound Dog II, a Lockheed JetStar executive jet, have been on display at the […]

Cars that are already Apple Watch-ready

Cars that are already Apple Watch-ready

(Relaxnews) – Even before the launch of the much-hyped wearable, car makers were developing dedicated Apple Watch apps to allow owners to control certain car features remotely. BMW and Porsche are among the brands leading the charge. Also available for Android and iOS, the BMW i Remote is designed for owners of the BMW i3 […]

Self-driving cars hold key to future highway: Google exec

Self-driving cars hold key to future highway: Google exec

(Detroit, United States-AFP) – Self-driving vehicles hold the key to reducing traffic fatalities and will transform the automobile industry, a top Google executive predicted Tuesday. Ray Kurzweil, a leading expert in artificial intelligence who joined Google in 2012, told the annual conference of the Society of Automotive Engineers that the rapidly declining cost of computing […]

23.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
McLaren expands its supercar selection

McLaren expands its supercar selection

(Relaxnews) – British supercar manufacturer McLaren has unveiled its newest offering at the Shanghai Auto Show, the 540C, which alongside the 570S rounds out its “Sports Series.” It’s also the company’s most affordable supercar to date, with McLaren confirming a starting price of $165,000. McLaren’s fleet is now comprised of three model series: Sports, Super […]

21.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
R2-D2 plane to spirit Star Wars fans far, far away

R2-D2 plane to spirit Star Wars fans far, far away

(Tokyo-AFP) – It might not be the droid you’re looking for, but a plane painted to look like R2-D2 could be the next best thing for “Star Wars” fans awaiting the franchise’s reboot. Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has unveiled a Boeing 787 Dreamliner decorated to look like the small round robot that appears in […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Motoring ·
World Car of the Year award goes to Mercedes-Benz C-Class

World Car of the Year award goes to Mercedes-Benz C-Class

(Relaxnews) – The compact executive car from Mercedes-Benz has won the 2015 World Car Awards, with the Volkswagen Passat and Ford Mustang its fellow finalists. World Car Awards jurors praised the C-Class for its “all-new aluminum/steel hybrid platform and updated rear-drive powertrains that delivers levels of refinement, luxury, safety, ride and handling that challenge best-in-class.” […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Mercedes to build world’s first premium pick-up

Mercedes to build world’s first premium pick-up

(Relaxnews) – The German luxury brand says that it plans to enter the market by 2017 and that its first pick-up will take styling cues from its SUV range and comfort cues from its existing executive sedans. Mercedes says that the decision to move into the mid-size pick-up market, currently dominated by US brands, is […]

30.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
New Jaguar set for high wire debut

New Jaguar set for high wire debut

(Relaxnews) – To highlight its latest car’s lightweight construction and its agility, the Jaguar XF is taking to a tightrope in one of the company’s most ambitious publicity stunts to date. The reveal, scheduled for March 24 — a week before the New York Autoshow — will bring a new meaning to driving by wire. […]

18.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
Dubai tops New York, London for cars per person

Dubai tops New York, London for cars per person

(Dubai, United Arab Emirates-AFP) – The number of vehicles in Dubai has doubled over the past eight years giving the Gulf emirate more cars per person than New York or London, official figures showed Monday. The bustling city state now has 1.4 million vehicles for a population of 2.4 million, equivalent to 540 for every […]

16.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Geneva 2015: Sometimes nothing beats boutique

Geneva 2015: Sometimes nothing beats boutique

(Relaxnews) – Times change, trends come and go, technology evolves, but in terms of the automotive world, as long as there are people that value individuality and style, automotive personality above all, there will always be room for companies like Morgan and Touring. The Morgan Aero 8 Morgan is a tiny UK carmaker in business […]

10.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Car industry welcomes Google, Apple but battles loom

Car industry welcomes Google, Apple but battles loom

(Geneva-AFP) – It could be the battle of the titans. Auto giants at the Geneva Motor Show say they welcome the potential move of Silicon Valley players into their sector but experts warn of major disruptions. Google has long made headlines with its plans for a self-driving car, but Apple is now also reportedly readying […]

08.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
The airport flyers like best? Seoul’s Incheon airport

The airport flyers like best? Seoul’s Incheon airport

(Relaxnews) – Seoul’s Incheon International Airport has been named the best airport in the world when it comes to customer service. In a poll that surveyed 550,000 travelers at more than 300 airports around the world, South Korea’s biggest hub scored the highest marks for passenger satisfaction. Conducted by the Airports Council International, based in […]

19.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Mercedes debuts limited edition Mille Miglia SL

Mercedes debuts limited edition Mille Miglia SL

(Relaxnews) – To mark the 60th anniversary of its remarkable win at the legendary Italian endurance-racing event, Mercedes has decided to celebrate with a special version of its current SL roadster. The Mille Miglia is so called because the course is roughly one thousand miles (1597km to be exact) and is still held every year […]

16.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
What to look forward to at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show

What to look forward to at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show

(Relaxnews) – Although the most prestigious event of the annual autoshow agenda doesn’t officially open its doors to the public until March 5, many car companies have already offered a sneak peek of what to expect, and this year it’s shaping up to be all about hot hatches and hypercars. That doesn’t mean that there […]

13.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Jaguar lands a starring role in the next Bond film

Jaguar lands a starring role in the next Bond film

(Relaxnews) – Move over Aston Martin, the 24th official James Bond film, “Spectre,” is going to feature one or two very special cars built by Jaguar Land Rover, too. When film director Sam Mendes took to the stage in December to announce the official title of and principal cast for the latest instalment of James […]

Mazda CX-3 set for European premiere in Geneva

Mazda CX-3 set for European premiere in Geneva

(Relaxnews) – The Japanese manufacturer will present its first compact crossover to Europe at the Geneva Motor Show this March. The CX-3 will share the spotlight with the latest-generation Mazda 2 and MX-5. Premiered in Los Angeles last fall, the Mazda CX-3 is a compact SUV that aims to be equally at home on city […]

06.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Ferrari 488 GTB unveiled ahead of Geneva

Ferrari 488 GTB unveiled ahead of Geneva

(Relaxnews) – Less of a completely new model and more of an evolution, the latest mid-engined V8 supercar from Ferrari is the first in history to get a turbocharger. To be precise, it’s a twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 and when both turbos are scrolling up the result is 660bhp, a substantial improvement over the normally aspirated […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Solar plane set for landmark round-the-world flight

Solar plane set for landmark round-the-world flight

(ABU DHABI-AFP) – A plane with the top speed of a homing pigeon is set to embark on a landmark round-the-world flight powered only by the sun’s energy, organisers said Tuesday. Solar Impulse 2, the first solar-powered plane to be able to fly for several days and nights, will land 12 times along its roughly […]

21.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Congestion expected after Toyota green car orders soar

Congestion expected after Toyota green car orders soar

(Tokyo-AFP) – Toyota has been swamped by orders for its first mass market hydrogen fuel-cell car, the company said Thursday, with demand in the first month nearly four times higher than expected for the whole year. The Japanese auto giant said it had received more than 1,500 orders for its “Mirai” sedan since its launch […]

16.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
What cheap gas?  Some automakers still push electrics

What cheap gas? Some automakers still push electrics

By Paul Handley Detroit, United States | AFP |   – Cheap fuel prices are not deterring some automakers from building up their offerings of alternative fuel vehicles. But the 50 percent fall in the gasoline price in the United States is making electrics and hybrids less competitive with gas-fueled cars, and making it harder […]

15.01.2015 · Filled under: Motoring, U.S. News ·
‘Delicious’ Ford supercar wows Detroit

‘Delicious’ Ford supercar wows Detroit

(Detroit-AFP) – Ford attempted to land a knock-out blow to its rivals at the Detroit auto show in revealing a dazzling new GT supercar on Monday. The glitzy presentation at a cavernous arena named after the boxer Joe Louis was an attempt to grab the headlines at the United States’ premier auto show, where power […]

12.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Elio presents unconventional three-wheeled car in Las Vegas

Elio presents unconventional three-wheeled car in Las Vegas

(Relaxnews) – At CES, the American manufacturer Elio is showing the definitive version of its eponymous vehicle, a three-wheeled two-seater that gets over 80 miles to the gallon. The car is now available for pre-order. This remarkable car has two front wheels and one central wheel at the back. The 0.9-liter engine develops 55hp, taking […]

10.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
The autonomous car is coming and Nvidia wants to be in its driver’s seat

The autonomous car is coming and Nvidia wants to be in its driver’s seat

(Relaxnews) – At the 2015 International CES, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the wraps off two new automotive computers that will be able to give the digital dashboard of the future a photo-realistic feel and cope with all of the incredibly complex processing that will be needed in order for self-driving cars to travel collision-free. […]

05.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Mark your calendar: the top automotive shows of 2015

Mark your calendar: the top automotive shows of 2015

(Relaxnews) – Starting this month with the annual event in Brussels, 2015 will be a busy year for the international automotive industry. For US-based car fans, most of the action will take place in the first quarter of the year between Detroit, Chicago and New York. In Europe, the two most important shows will be […]

03.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Uber rings in New Year with two million rides

Uber rings in New Year with two million rides

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Car-sharing startup Uber on Friday bragged it rang in the New Year with two million rides, many of them apparently to revellers heading home in early morning hours. And while demand for rides spiked from one to two in the morning in most cities where Uber operates, partiers in Paris didn’t put […]

03.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Minivans to replace New York’s iconic yellow cabs

Minivans to replace New York’s iconic yellow cabs

(Relaxnews) – New York’s iconic yellow cab, the four-door sedan as symbolic of the Big Apple as black cabs are of London, is about to be phased out for wheelchair-accessible mini-vans. But lest the replacement offend stalwart New Yorkers, vans will be painted in the city’s trademark canary yellow. Beginning next spring, retiring taxis will […]

20.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Mercedes announces special Formula One edition SL 63

Mercedes announces special Formula One edition SL 63

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate winning the 2014 Formula One world title and clinching the constructor’s title too, Mercedes is building two very special editions of its flagship sports convertible. Apart from their scarcity — only 19 examples in white and 19 examples in black will ever be built — what makes the commemorative cars so […]

Millions of Americans set to hit the road for Thanksgiving

Millions of Americans set to hit the road for Thanksgiving

(Relaxnews) – Approximately 46.3 million Americans are getting ready to hit the road this Thanksgiving — the highest number since 2007. According to the “2014 Thanksgiving Travel Forecast” by motoring and leisure travel organization AAA Travel projects, 4.2 percent more citizens than last year will be traveling at least 50 miles during the Thanksgiving weekend, November 26-30. […]

23.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden, Motoring, News, Thanksgiving ·
The Mercedes Maybach makes LA debut

The Mercedes Maybach makes LA debut

(Relaxnews) – If you set out to create the world’s safest, most comfortable and technologically advanced car and started with a blank sheet of paper, the finished product might bear a striking resemblance to the Mercedes Benz S Class. However, imagine what the same car would look like if the starting point was the aforementioned […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Is Toyota’s Mirai the car of the future?

Is Toyota’s Mirai the car of the future?

(Relaxnews) – Toyota has chosen to name its first hydrogen fuel cell car after the Japanese word for ‘future’ and claims that the new model represents a turning point in the automotive industry. The Mirai, which until now had been known by its concept car name of the FCV, has been 10 years in development. […]

New Mercedes concept reveals budget SUV plans

New Mercedes concept reveals budget SUV plans

(Relaxnews) – The G-Code may just be a design study at the moment but its unveiling in China on Monday is the clearest sign yet that the company is set to offer a premium yet affordable crossover. Based on the same platform as the entry-level A-Class compact hatchback, the G-Code’s exterior looks are the result […]

04.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Saudi capital’s $22.5 bn metro a race against time: official

Saudi capital’s $22.5 bn metro a race against time: official

(RIYADH-AFP) – The sprawling and congested Saudi capital is in a race against time to complete its $22.5 billion metro system within four years, a senior official said on Wednesday. Abdullah Allohaidan told AFP in an interview that the rail and bus development — whose construction is changing the face of Riyadh — is the […]

29.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, World News ·
New compact Mazda SUV to make LA debut

New compact Mazda SUV to make LA debut

(Relaxnews) – The Mazda CX-3 will be the Japanese company’s star car at the upcoming LA Auto Show and is yet another crossover looking to cash in on drivers’ newfound love of SUV styling applied to smaller cars. It looks as if 2014 will be remembered as the year of the mini off-roader. The Paris […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
CN Traveler readers name Disney world’s best cruise line 2014

CN Traveler readers name Disney world’s best cruise line 2014

(Relaxnews) – Disney, Crystal Cruises and Windstar have emerged the highest-rated cruise lines in CN Traveler magazine’s latest edition of the Readers’ Choice Awards which has released a list of the top cruise brands for 2014. The top 28 cruise lines are divided into four categories: large ship lines, midsize, small ship and river cruise. […]

James Bond ‘submarine Lotus’ goes up for auction on eBay for $1 million

James Bond ‘submarine Lotus’ goes up for auction on eBay for $1 million

(Relaxnews) – It’s an underwater car that can’t be driven and doesn’t work in water, but this former James Bond prop has been listed on eBay for a cool $1 million. The Lotus Esprit “submarine car” appeared in the film “The Spy Who Loved Me” in 1977 and is, according to the owner, one of […]

Karl Lagerfeld’s cat poses with the new Opel Corsa

Karl Lagerfeld’s cat poses with the new Opel Corsa

(Relaxnews) – What do Claudia Schiffer and Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette have in common? For starters, both are spokesmodels for the new Opel Corsa. While the German supermodel stars in an ad campaign for Opel’s new city car, Choupette is the face of the 2015 Opel Corsa Calendar, shot by her famous owner. Tina Müller, […]

Ferrari reveals celebratory F60America

Ferrari reveals celebratory F60America

(Relaxnews) – To mark its 60th year in North America, the Italian supercar company promised something special and has delivered with a strictly limited edition car especially for US customers. Only 10 will ever be built and have been designed specifically for American Ferrari enthusiasts. That means that the car has a throbbing V12 engine […]

10.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Porsche unveils new 911 GTS

Porsche unveils new 911 GTS

(Relaxnews) – The latest generation of the evergreen supercar is getting the Gran Turismo Sport treatment to up its comfort, power, performance and exclusivity. Coming to showrooms in November, the 911 Carrera GTS can be specified as a hardtop coupé or convertible and with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. But whichever configuration of the 911 GTS is right […]

08.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Kia Motors taps French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten in food collaboration

Kia Motors taps French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten in food collaboration

(Relaxnews) – At first glance the collaboration between a Korean car company and a triple Michelin-starred French chef sounds like a stretch. But Kia Motors has tapped Jean-Georges Vongerichten to develop an original menu that draws on Korean flavors and global cuisine to promote the brand worldwide. The collaboration has resulted in two menus that […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
Japan’s ‘shinkansen’ bullet train marks 50th birthday

Japan’s ‘shinkansen’ bullet train marks 50th birthday

(TOKYO-AFP) – Japan’s “shinkansen” train, which led the world in super-fast rail transport technology, celebrated its 50th birthday Wednesday with ceremonies hailing its contribution to the country’s post-war economy and its safety record. A sleek, airplane-shaped N700A train left Platform 19 of Tokyo’s central station at 6:00 am, exactly 50 years since the launch of […]

01.10.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Japan’s bullet train hits half century

Japan’s bullet train hits half century

(OMIYA-AFP) – Fifty years ago, the first bullet train pulled out of Tokyo station and hurtled across the countryside, heralding Japan’s arrival as a modern economic powerhouse with a transport system soon to become the envy of the world. Less than two decades after a bitter World War II defeat that left much of the […]

28.09.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Solar-powered family car Stella rides California coast

Solar-powered family car Stella rides California coast

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – A solar-powered family car completed its drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco fueled by good vibes and pure California sunshine. And after turning the heads of gobsmacked onlookers during its journey up California’s scenic Pacific Coast Highway, the creators of “Stella” are dreaming of a day when their futuristic vehicle is […]

28.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
McLaren launches Asia-only supercar

McLaren launches Asia-only supercar

(Relaxnews) – McLaren is taking a very bold step with the launch of the 625C, the first supercar it has ever built that it claims is smooth and refined enough for everyday use, but more importantly, it is the first car it has tailor-made for one particular group of clients. The McLaren 625C will only […]

27.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Ready for robot cheerleaders?

Ready for robot cheerleaders?

(Relaxnews) – They don’t get upset when dropped from the team, never forget a routine and never stress about diet and as great they are to watch and as social media-friendly as their performances are, Murata’s Cheerleaders also demonstrate a significant technological breakthrough. In order to balance on a ball and to move in synchronization, without colliding […]

Stella McCartney teams up with Jaguar at Paris Fashion Week

Stella McCartney teams up with Jaguar at Paris Fashion Week

(Relaxnews) – The British designer and carmaker have joined forces to celebrate the new Jaguar XE during Paris Fashion Week. Luxury carmaker Jaguar, will be celebrating the new XE with a series of fashionable ‘Feel XE’ experiences to mark the car’s arrival in Paris, and Stella McCartney has dressed the car in a ‘superhero’ print from her Resort […]

Rolls-Royce and Turner prize-nominated artist team up for Frieze London installation

Rolls-Royce and Turner prize-nominated artist team up for Frieze London installation

(Relaxnews) – Rolls-Royce has teamed up with Turner Prize nominee Angela Bulloch to create an installation at London’s Frieze Art Fair this fall. Entitled “Cipher of L”, the work will take the form of a ‘Pixel Box’ installation that mimics the properties of a Rolls-Royce vehicle. Incorporating both the physical and conceptual elements of the car, it will be […]

Ferrari to celebrate 60 years in the US with special edition

Ferrari to celebrate 60 years in the US with special edition

(Relaxnews) – A new car, specifically designed for the brand’s North American clients will be unveiled when the supercar company officially celebrates its 60th year of business in the USA. The US is Ferrari’s biggest single market and to say thank you, the company will be building a limited edition model. Only 10 examples are […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Ferrari first to hit the road with Apple CarPlay

Ferrari first to hit the road with Apple CarPlay

(Relaxnews) – The Italian supercar maker has won the race to bring Apple’s new iPhone-supporting infotainment system to consumers as the first deliveries of the FF begin. Apple’s CarPlay system, designed to make smartphone use safe, intuitive and distraction-free while behind the wheel, will eventually be coming to the dashboards of Hondas, Volvos, Mercedes and […]

Morgan launches bespoke service with the SP1

Morgan launches bespoke service with the SP1

(Relaxnews) – The eccentric British carmaker has unveiled a totally unique car, the SP1, to highlight the capabilities of its newly formed Special Projects Division. As such it is following in the footsteps of Jaguar Land Rover, McLaren, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin and Bentley in opening the doors of its design studios to its most valued […]

08.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Mazda unveils the all-new MX-5

Mazda unveils the all-new MX-5

(Relaxnews) – Hardcore fans can breathe a sigh of relief and new customers should get excited. The new Mazda MX-5, revealed simultaneously at special events in Los Angeles, Barcelona and Tokyo, has lost none of the poise, promise or performance that have helped it sell nearly 1 million examples over the last 25 years. In […]

04.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Atalanta announces first new car in 75 years

Atalanta announces first new car in 75 years

(Relaxnews) – The British sportscar company is back with a special hand-built, classically styled roadster which combines 1930s good looks with 21st century mechanical know-how. A car that was elegant, expensive and technologically advanced in equal measure, the original Atalanta, launched in 1937, had a tubular steel chassis at a time when most cars were […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Jaguar XE to get star-studded London unveiling

Jaguar XE to get star-studded London unveiling

(Relaxnews) – It’s been five years since Jaguar had a ‘compact’ executive car in its range and, in the time that has passed since the X-Type was retired, the companies that Jaguar considers its closest competitors — Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz — have been busy. So, the XE, which is going to get a star-studded […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Mazda’s new MX-5 among the hottest cars coming this fall

Mazda’s new MX-5 among the hottest cars coming this fall

(Relaxnews) – The diminutive drop-top two-seater sportscar will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with an all-new model, which will be launched simultaneously in Europe and the US on September 3. It may be a common sight on roads all around the world but back in 1989 when Mazda took the wraps off the original MX5 […]

30.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Nissan 370Z Nismo gets a facelift

Nissan 370Z Nismo gets a facelift

(Relaxnews) – Nissan announced that the 2015 edition of its 370Z Nismo coupe will launch in Europe from September. Already on sale in North America, the new sports car has the same 344hp engine as the outgoing version but introduces a restyled exterior and several new features. The new 370Z Nismo, the sportiest member of […]

27.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Sedans and SUVs in the cards for Lotus

Sedans and SUVs in the cards for Lotus

(Relaxnews) – Sports car manufacturer Lotus could soon introduce its first sedans and SUVs as an initiative of its new CEO, the Luxembourger Jean-Marc Gales. Leaked by an anonymous source to the newspaper Utusan Malaysia, the report is currently making the rounds in the international automotive press. Though currently focused exclusively on sports cars, Lotus […]

23.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Infiniti reveals first China-only car

Infiniti reveals first China-only car

(Relaxnews) – The new Q50L is the first car from the premium Japanese manufacturer developed exclusively for the Chinese market and will also be the first Infiniti to be built in China. Although based on the existing Q50 executive sedan, Infiniti claims that the L is a result of “listening closely to customers’ needs” in […]

21.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Taking public transit to work may keep you fitter: study

Taking public transit to work may keep you fitter: study

(Relaxnews) – A British study finds that walking, cycling and yes, even taking public transportation to work are associated with lower body weight and lower body fat composition when compared against those who drive. A team of researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and University College London collected and assessed 7,534 […]

21.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Motoring, Sports & Recreation ·
Meet the world’s first US-built electric supercar

Meet the world’s first US-built electric supercar

(Relaxnews) – Blending the very old with the extremely new, the Renovo Coupe might look like a 50-year-old classic from the outside, but under the hood, where you’d normally find a big block V8, it has an electric engine and battery pack instead, capable of catapulting the car from a standstill to 60mph in just […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Bugatti launches first clothing line

Bugatti launches first clothing line

(Relaxnews) – The Bugatti Legends Capsule Collection is as exclusive as the cars on which it is based. So much so that only 36 people in the world will ever get the chance to add a piece of it to their wardrobes. A year ago, the German-owned hypercar company set out to create six limited […]

19.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Motoring ·
McLaren 500S to arrive in 2015

McLaren 500S to arrive in 2015

(Relaxnews) – After presenting the P1 GTR concept and a racetrack version of the 650S at Pebble Beach, McLaren is reportedly preparing the 500S, which will be more affordable and less powerful than the 650S. This entry-level model will likely be unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, according to the British publication Car Magazine. […]

19.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
The feature that next-generation planes may go without

The feature that next-generation planes may go without

(Relaxnews) – Windowless airplanes appear to be the future of travel, with yet another design firm removing the cumbersome portals in its renderings of the next-generation jet. In its drawings for the IXION airplane, Technicon Design France, based near Paris, imagines a jet that would be free of individual windows, a move that would reduce […]

Cast of ‘Love Boat’ to help Princess Cruises fete 50th birthday

Cast of ‘Love Boat’ to help Princess Cruises fete 50th birthday

(Relaxnews) – To help fete Princess Cruises’ 50th anniversary next year, the company has tapped the cast of the iconic 1980s TV series “Love Boat” to serve as its global ambassadors. It was the show that popularized the notion of cruising with its weekly plots of romantic escapades and amusing little adventures and misadventures aboard […]

Ferrari sells for record $38 mln

Ferrari sells for record $38 mln

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – A red 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, said to be one of only a handful, was snapped up for $38. 1 million in California, becoming the most expensive car ever sold at auction. The previous record was held by a 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R Formula 1 model bought in Britain last year for […]

15.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Unique 1930s Mercedes-Benz 540K Streamliner to make its global debut at Pebble Beach

Unique 1930s Mercedes-Benz 540K Streamliner to make its global debut at Pebble Beach

(Relaxnews) – A GT car that predates the concept of the grand tourer, the 540 K Streamliner was automotive light-years ahead of its time. Today sports car and super car companies spend much of their time espousing the benefits of using aluminum as a way of making their latest cars both strong and lightweight and […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
A sporting chance: Land Rover reveals Range Rover Sport SVR

A sporting chance: Land Rover reveals Range Rover Sport SVR

(Relaxnews) – After weeks of teasing and testing, Land Rover has finally taken the wraps off its super-fast Range Rover Sport SVR. But will it be quick enough to challenge the Porsche Cayenne? The first car built by the company’s new Special Operations department, the SVR is the fastest, most powerful vehicle in Land Rover’s […]

11.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Uber rolls out carpooling social experiment for cheaper rides

Uber rolls out carpooling social experiment for cheaper rides

(Relaxnews) – Uber has jumped onto the car-sharing wagon with the launch of UberPool, which teams up riders taking the same route. The concept works much like the existing Uber private car initiatives, letting users book a ride directly from their smartphone via its app. Once a request has been made, the app finds a […]

New Hyundai i20 teased ahead of Paris debut

New Hyundai i20 teased ahead of Paris debut

(Relaxnews) – The first official design renderings of the car, which hopes to go toe to toe with the latest Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo, have been released. And in terms of styling, the new car has a very European feel with a wider stance, longer nose and smoother lines. The overall effect will be […]

02.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
One-off BMWi8 to go under the hammer at Pebble Beach

One-off BMWi8 to go under the hammer at Pebble Beach

(Relaxnews) – The unique Concours d’Elegance Edition of the high-tech hybrid supercar will boast a number of special features and the proceeds of the sale will go to charity. Considered by many as the premium sportscar of the future, the BMWi8 is extremely lightweight and uses a plug-in hybrid powertrain consisting of a 128bph electric […]

28.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Jaguar reveals new details on XE sports sedan

Jaguar reveals new details on XE sports sedan

(Relaxnews) – Ahead of an official unveiling in London on September 8, Jaguar has released additional information on its highly anticipated XE. The new sports sedan will be on display at the Paris Motor Show in October and is expected to hit dealerships sometime in 2015. The XE project, announced at the latest Geneva Motor […]

28.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
McLaren P1 GTR to make Pebble Beach debut

McLaren P1 GTR to make Pebble Beach debut

(Relaxnews) – The British supercar maker is set to cause quite a stir at this year’s classic car Concours d’Elegance by taking the wraps off its latest super-exclusive track-focused creation. The P1 GTR will be based on McLaren’s flagship hybrid hypercar, the P1, but will be faster, more powerful, more aerodynamic and altogether rarer. That’s because in […]

26.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
New Porsche Cayenne makes its debut

New Porsche Cayenne makes its debut

(Relaxnews) – Leaner, meaner and with a higher level of standard specifications, Porsche’s engineers have worked miracles to squeeze even more power, performance and fuel economy into the latest Cayenne. Which might make it seem like the exterior design team has been coasting by comparison, despite the fact that the new premium SUV’s lines are […]

25.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Škoda unveils winners’ trophies for the Tour de France

Škoda unveils winners’ trophies for the Tour de France

(Relaxnews) – The winners’ trophies for the Tour de France have been unveiled before they are awarded in Paris later this month. Created by Škoda Design Studios in the Czech Republic, the striking trophies have been fabricated using Lasvit clear crystal glass, as was the case in 2013. Skoda designer Peter Olah was inspired by the “passion […]

22.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Sports & Recreation ·
BMW to double number of models built in China

BMW to double number of models built in China

(FRANKFURT-AFP) – German top-of-the-range carmaker BMW said Wednesday it will increase the number of models it builds in China from three to six in the coming years to meet growing demand. BMW currently produces three models in China, the BMW 5 Series sedan, the BMW 3 Series sedan and the BMW X1. However, “we are […]

17.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
A day on the track: how to pick your car

A day on the track: how to pick your car

(Relaxnews) – Once racing a car gets under your skin and it’s time to go from an occasional leisure activity to your number one pastime, it’s also worth considering looking at a set of wheels that’s been built specially for the job. But with so many choices on the market at so many price points, […]

14.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
London buses stop accepting cash

London buses stop accepting cash

(AFP) – London buses will no longer accept cash payments for tickets with effect from Sunday, the British capital’s transport authority said. Transport for London (TfL), which runs public transport in the city, said in a statement that dwindling numbers of passengers were using money to pay for their journeys. Travellers on London’s signature red […]

07.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Sky-high magnetic pods could be the public transport of the very near future

Sky-high magnetic pods could be the public transport of the very near future

(Relaxnews) – Sky-high magnetic pods might sound like something from a sci-fi film, but it could be the future of public transportation. “SkyTran,” a NASA Space Act company, is a monorail system of two-person pods connected to a maglev (magnetic levitation) track. Suspended 20 feet (about 6 meters) above ground, the concept is being marketed […]

McLaren launches special ‘bespoke’ edition of its 650S coupé and Spider

McLaren launches special ‘bespoke’ edition of its 650S coupé and Spider

(Relaxnews) – If you like the look of the standard McLaren 650S but feel that it’s not quite distinctive or exclusive enough, then there’s good news. Thanks to the overwhelming response it received when it showed off a Special Operations concept version of the supercar in China, McLaren is putting it into very limited production. […]

25.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Unique Ferrari F12 TRS breaks cover

Unique Ferrari F12 TRS breaks cover

(Relaxnews) – If you thought the La Ferrari was rare or special, think again. It only costs $1 million and the company plans to build 499 of them. The Ferrari F12 TRS, on the other hand, is a unique creation, based on the company’s equally wonderful F12 Berlinetta and built exactly to a client’s specifications. […]

23.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Two new Red and Black editions for the Ford Fiesta

Two new Red and Black editions for the Ford Fiesta

(Relaxnews) – Ford has announced the launch of two new Red or Black editions of the Fiesta with a new 140 hp version of the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine for September 2014. Ford has unveiled the Red Edition, a new version of the Fiesta. It will only be available as a three-door model and will have […]

21.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
Mazda celebrates 25 years of the MX-5 with special edition

Mazda celebrates 25 years of the MX-5 with special edition

(Relaxnews) – Promising a host of special exterior and interior features, the Anniversary Limited Edition will be strictly limited to 1000 numbered examples and example number one will be making its official debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 26. And it’s fitting that Mazda, a Japanese carmaker, has chosen a UK event […]

18.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
BMW announces Individual 6 Series Gran Coupé Bang & Olufsen Edition

BMW announces Individual 6 Series Gran Coupé Bang & Olufsen Edition

(Relaxnews) – Promising to combine the design and engineering prowess of both companies in a single object of desire, only 10 Bang and Olufsen Edition BMW Individual 6 Series Gran Coupés are set to roll off the production line. As well as being rare, they will also be incredibly fast, thanks to a special competition […]

11.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Motoring, Music, Science & Technology ·
BMW reveals new X6

BMW reveals new X6

(Relaxnews) – The new flagship sports activity vehicle promises better performance, handling, better looks and a host of premium features as standard. The X6 is a very puzzling car. On paper, it shouldn’t work. It attempts to combine the best elements of a sportscar — sleek looks, acceleration and handling — with the most notable […]

07.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Ford shows off ‘smart’ Mustang at Taiwan tech show

Ford shows off ‘smart’ Mustang at Taiwan tech show

(TAIPEI-AFP) – US auto giant Ford showed off its new Mustang at Asia’s biggest tech fair Tuesday, billing it as “the smartest Mustang to date”, with voice controls and early warning collision systems. Due to go on sale in Asia-Pacific in 2015, the slick sports car can connect to drivers’ mobile apps using a platform […]

03.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Zagato reveals unique Lamborghini

Zagato reveals unique Lamborghini

(Relaxnews) – The 5-95 Zagato is a special commission based on a Lamborghini Gallardo intended to mark the legendary Italian coachbuilder’s 95th anniversary. And during that time, the Milanese company has been called on by a veritable who’s who of already exotic car makers to create something even more special. Zagato has worked its magic […]

29.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Nissan to present Pulsar sedan on May 20

Nissan to present Pulsar sedan on May 20

(Relaxnews) – The Japanese manufacturer will present its new 5-door sedan, the Pulsar, on Tuesday, May 20. Described as a compact family car, the new model is slated to hit European dealerships in fall 2014. Following the success of the Qashqai and X-trail in the crossover and SUV markets, Nissan decided to adopt the same […]

19.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Rolls-Royce reveals the Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection

Rolls-Royce reveals the Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection

(Relaxnews) – Inspired by the world water-speed record-breaking exploits of Sir Malcolm Campbell, the new collection of convertibles showcase the levels of craftsmanship and attention to detail that set Rolls-Royce apart from all other companies in the luxury car market. The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection is a special bespoke series that will only […]

13.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
BMW launches special edition M5 to mark its 30th birthday

BMW launches special edition M5 to mark its 30th birthday

(Relaxnews) – It might look like a standard M5, but don’t be fooled. It is the most powerful and one of the most exclusive cars that the company has ever built. Often an anniversary or ‘special edition’ is nothing more than a beautified standard car. It might come in a new paint finish and plastered […]

09.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·

LA County to host used oil recycling event in La Puente

The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works will host a free used motor oil and used oil filter recycling event at San Angelo Park, 245 San Angelo Avenue, on Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In exchange for turning in their used oil, participants will be rewarded with free oil […]

05.05.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Hometown, Local News, Motoring ·
Porsche to give Cayenne a chop

Porsche to give Cayenne a chop

(Relaxnews) – The company is in the process of cutting down the roofline of its flagship SUV in order to create a faster coupé version. The reasoning behind the decision is to offer a more sporty alternative to the already rather sporty standard Cayenne. According to Autocar, the new car is in the advanced stages of development […]

05.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Keith Richards’s Ferrari Dino going under the hammer

Keith Richards’s Ferrari Dino going under the hammer

(Relaxnews) – With Father’s Day just around the corner, this could prove the perfect present for anyone who loves cars as much as they love rock n’ roll: the 1972 compact supercar that once belonged to the Rolling Stones’ lead guitarist will be going under the hammer in Monaco at the Coys auction on Friday, […]

01.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars, Motoring, Music ·
Trident Iceni: the fast and the frugal

Trident Iceni: the fast and the frugal

(Relaxnews) – The new Trident Iceni claims to be the world’s fastest and most fuel efficient diesel-powered sportscar. There’s no debating that diesel technology has come on in leaps and bounds over recent years, but trying to convince avid well-heeled drivers to take a chance on an Iceni rather than its British compatriots, say a […]

30.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Porsche launches entry-level SUV in Beijing

Porsche launches entry-level SUV in Beijing

(Relaxnews) – A less powerful and less thirsty version of the company’s compact Macan will be heading to select Asian markets after its China motor show debut this week and could one day go on sale in Europe, too. It looks almost identical to the 3-liter, turbocharged V6 version of the German sports car maker’s […]

24.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
DS presents its first premium SUV for Chinese market

DS presents its first premium SUV for Chinese market

(Relaxnews) – Citroën’s premium brand DS, which is marketed exclusively in China, has just introduced its first SUV. Slated to premiere at the next Beijing Auto Show, the DS 6WR is directly derived from the Wild Rubis concept and aims to combine performance and luxury. In terms of design, the DS 6WR is equipped with […]

17.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Bugatti to unveil latest limited edition in Beijing

Bugatti to unveil latest limited edition in Beijing

(Relaxnews) – As with each model in the company’s six-part Legends Series, the fifth and penultimate car — called Black Bess — will be limited to three examples and is based on a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse. However, in honor of the Type 18 — the historic Bugatti that is serving as inspiration for […]

11.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Audi teases crossover concept ahead of Beijing

Audi teases crossover concept ahead of Beijing

(Relaxnews) – The show car, which looks like a cross between a TT sports coupé and an off-roader suggest that Audi is planning to add yet another SUV to its range. As is usually the case with teasers ahead of official auto show reveals, Audi is being less than forthcoming about specific details. However, the […]

09.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
A HyFive for hydrogen power

A HyFive for hydrogen power

(Relaxnews) – A new Pan-European scheme will cost £31 million (€38.4 million) and aims to make hydrogen fuel cells a viable alternative to both fossil fuel-powered cars and plug-in electric vehicles in a number of the continent’s leading cities. In total, five major car makers have signed up to the project, which was officially announced […]

BMW’s X4 and M4 heading to NYC

BMW’s X4 and M4 heading to NYC

(Relaxnews) – BMW’s new sports drop top and sports off-roader are to make official debuts at the upcoming auto show. With a glorious twin-turbocharged 3-liter straight six-cylinder engine, a 0-100km/h time of a fraction over 4 seconds, sublime handling and an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h, there’s very little that BMW could do to […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
US firm developing 2,000hp supercar

US firm developing 2,000hp supercar

(Relaxnews) – California-based Trion Supercars announced plans to build the Nemesis, an exceptional sports car designed to rival even the most impressive European models. If it makes it to production, the Nemesis will be powered by a twin turbo V8 engine with over 2,000hp, allowing the car to reach a top speed of over 435km/h […]

01.04.2014 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Barbour and Land Rover to launch clothing range

Barbour and Land Rover to launch clothing range

(Relaxnews) – New partnership, which sees two quintessentially British and quintessentially rural icons come together could prove to be a perfect fit The first joint collection for Autumn/Winter 2014 will go on sale globally in August under the Barbour for Land Rover banner. The companies, which officially announced their partnership on Wednesday, promise that the […]

26.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
What do you get when you cross a supercar with a hovercraft?

What do you get when you cross a supercar with a hovercraft?

(Relaxnews) – According to US company Mercier-Jones, it’s a Supercraft. A two-seat amphibious vehicle that is bound to turn heads, whether crossing the marina in Monte-Carlo or traversing the sand dunes of Dubai. Billed as the car of the future you can drive over land, ice, sand, water and everything in-between, Mercier-Jones is certain that its latest […]

26.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Offbeat, Science & Technology ·
The top spring destinations of 2014: National Geographic Travel

The top spring destinations of 2014: National Geographic Travel

(Relaxnews) – A wine-growing valley in Chile, walking paths in Tasmania and Ireland’s untamed, rugged coastline have been singled out as among some of the top spring destinations of 2014 by National Geographic Travel. Editors at the publication offer an interesting list of top 10 spring vacation ideas that focus on outdoor activities like hiking, […]

15.03.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Motoring ·
Ferrari announces first European theme park in Spain

Ferrari announces first European theme park in Spain

(Relaxnews) – Ferrari has announced its first European theme park for Barcelona’s PortAventura resort, featuring the highest and fastest vertical accelerator on the continent. The €100 million ($139.5 million) ‘Ferrari Land’ project will cover 75,000 square meters and feature a variety of attractions for all ages. The site will also welcome the Italian brand’s first Ferrari-themed hotel, a luxurious […]

David Beckham signs as Jaguar’s brand ambassador to China

David Beckham signs as Jaguar’s brand ambassador to China

(Relaxnews) – The world’s most famous ex-footballer will become the face of a high-profile marketing campaign, including print ads shot by renowned fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh. China is fast becoming the British luxury and sportscar brand’s most important and competitive market and the choice of Beckham, arguably the most recognizable British star across the Asian […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars, Motoring ·
In a driverless future, drivers will do anything else

In a driverless future, drivers will do anything else

(GENEVA-AFP) – Brew an espresso, watch a movie on a large screen, surf the Internet or simply sit and chat with friends? As automakers and technology firms steer towards a future of driverless cars, a Swiss think tank is at the Geneva Motor Show this week showing off its vision of what vehicles might look […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
McLaren surprises Geneva crowds with new convertible

McLaren surprises Geneva crowds with new convertible

(Relaxnews) – The British supercar company had already announced that it was set to launch a new super-fast sports coupe at the motor show, but then proceeded to take the wraps off a spider version too. Like the McLaren 650S, the 650S Spider has an output of 650PS (641bhp) and combines elements of the company’s […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Troubled Peugeot picks up Car of the Year award

Troubled Peugeot picks up Car of the Year award

(GENEVA-AFP) – Peugeot’s 308 picked up the Car of the Year award Monday, a boost for the troubled car company that recently had to be rescued by the French state and China’s Dongfeng. A panel of European automobile journalists chose the Peugeot 308 hatchback over a handful of other finalists including Tesla’s Model S, a […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Skoda offers sneak peek of its future vision

Skoda offers sneak peek of its future vision

(Relaxnews) – The Vision C concept, which will make its official debut in Geneva, offers an exciting glimpse of Skodas to come. It’s been a long time since Skoda was the butt of every single joke about unreliable motoring or badly built and designed cars. Since the company’s takeover by Volkswagen, it has totally reversed […]

28.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Louis Vuitton’s tailor-made luggage for the new BMW i8

Louis Vuitton’s tailor-made luggage for the new BMW i8

(Relaxnews) – A discreetly styled collection mimics the hybrid sportscar’s aesthetics and is designed to fit perfectly within its interior. Comprising two travel bags, a business case and a garment bag, each item has a carbon black finish, dyed, natural leather handles and comes complete with Louis Vuitton’s unmistakable checkered Damier pattern. And while each […]

28.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Lamborghini to get personal at Geneva

Lamborghini to get personal at Geneva

(Relaxnews) – The Italian supercar company is using the upcoming Geneva Motor Show to highlight its new improved Ad Personam customization and personalization and to launch a new ‘exclusive’ design studio dedicated to helping the most discerning of clients create their ultimate dream car. It looks as if one of the stand-out luxury automotive trends […]

27.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Is this the world’s fastest road car?

Is this the world’s fastest road car?

(Relaxnews) – A Hennessey Venom GT has managed to hit a barely believable 270.49mph (436km/h) at the Kennedy Space Center. The world record is currently held by the Bugatti Veyron, which set its  — until now unbeaten — top speed of 269.86mph (435km/h) back in 2010. However, since Hennessey first started building the Venom GT, […]

26.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Tesla SUV launch pushed back to 2015

Tesla SUV launch pushed back to 2015

(Relaxnews) – Bad news for anyone who had been waiting to snap up the all-electric Tesla Model X this year, as the company is putting production on hold for yet another 12 months. According to Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, the delay is partly due to the fact that he is “a perfectionist when it comes […]

21.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
100% of new Ferraris are personalized

100% of new Ferraris are personalized

(Relaxnews) – The supercar maker has revealed that for the first time in its history, every car that rolled off its Maranello production line over the course of 2013 did so with a bespoke feature. That’s a remarkable statistic, considering that when fellow exclusive car maker Rolls Royce published its own yearly sales figures in […]

19.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Ferrari raises the roof and the performance stakes with the California T

Ferrari raises the roof and the performance stakes with the California T

(Relaxnews) – The supercar maker is ramping up the power and turning on the style but also cutting fuel consumption for the second-generation California drop-top. Like the original California, launched back in 2008, the new model, which will be known as the California T when it rolls out to clients following its official Geneva Motor […]

12.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Porsche presents special edition Maria Sharapova Panamera GTS

Porsche presents special edition Maria Sharapova Panamera GTS

(Relaxnews) – On Friday, the day of the Opening Ceremony at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, Russian tennis champion Maria Sharapova joined Porsche for the unveiling of a special edition Panamera GTS in her honor. The Porsche Panamera GTS “by Maria Sharapova” bears a few personal touches chosen by the tennis champion, a […]

Skoda sketches future direction with VisionC

Skoda sketches future direction with VisionC

(Relaxnews) – A new design concept suggests that the next generation of Skodas are set to get a lot more exciting. Skoda is a bit like Volvo. Its cars are associated with practicality, reliability and consideration — as in they are built by people who clearly understand the different needs of different drivers. Yet, ‘sporty’, ‘good […]

06.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
‘Street Society’ spins on ‘Fast & Furious’ motifs

‘Street Society’ spins on ‘Fast & Furious’ motifs

(Relaxnews) – Here’s Indonesia’s take on the motoracing genre in “Street Society,” due February 20, in which illegal street racer Rio tries to get away from the scene by taking on the most dangerous sprint of all. Glossy supercars speed through the island’s city streets and coastal roads by day and night, with Rio installed […]

29.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Motoring ·
Guerlain’s La Petite Robe Noire inspires special edition Fiat 500

Guerlain’s La Petite Robe Noire inspires special edition Fiat 500

(Relaxnews) – The Italian car maker has presented a limited edition of its 500 and 500C city cars dedicated to the iconic perfume. These 250 special edition “Fiat 500 La petite Robe noire by Guerlain” cars will be sold exclusively in France. The logo of Guerlain’s La Petite Robe Noire perfume — a dynamic silhouette […]

29.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Bugatti to focus only on supercars for brand purity

Bugatti to focus only on supercars for brand purity

(Relaxnews) – When production of the Bugatti Veyron hypercar finally ceases in 2015, it’s not going to be replaced by a hyper luxury sedan, nor by an even faster version of the current model. Back in 2009, the Volkswagen-owned company took the wraps off the Galibier concept — a car devised to rocket a driver […]

22.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
The car of the future, today

The car of the future, today

(DETROIT-AFP) – Cars that park themselves, radar-guided safety sensors and infotainment systems with web access; automakers are competing for customers who now expect constant innovation. The speed at which the new features are migrating from premium models downward and spreading among brands is accelerating as automakers jostle for attention in an increasingly crowded market. “The […]

20.01.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Power to the people: Detroit debuts sexy sports cars

Power to the people: Detroit debuts sexy sports cars

(DETROIT-AFP) – Austerity is over. With a megafast track-ready Corvette, a muscular new Mustang, and a tougher WRX, the auto industry put on its best display of speed and power in years at its annual Detroit show. Around a dozen high performance production cars and concepts were introduced this week, with mixes of raw power, […]

16.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Audi reveals Shooting Brake concept ahead of Detroit debt

Audi reveals Shooting Brake concept ahead of Detroit debt

(Relaxnews) – For the 2014 North American International Auto Show, the German car company is pooling all of its four-wheel-drive and hybrid-power know-how for a compact SUV show car with mass appeal potential. On first glance, it looks like a serious off-roader that has been accidentally shrunk in the wash. The Allroad Shooting Brake Concept […]

13.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Feel 10 feet tall with Mopar Muscle

Feel 10 feet tall with Mopar Muscle

(Relaxnews) – This monster truck is not just monster in terms of size, it’s also equally massive in the performance department. A seriously customized 9-liter supercharged HEMI engine under the hood is capable of pumping out 2000hp — that’s almost two Bugatti Veyrons. That said, the world’s greatest supercar weighs considerably less than 4672kg. The […]

11.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Offbeat, Sports & Recreation ·
Rolls-Royce announces limited-edition Ghost

Rolls-Royce announces limited-edition Ghost

(Relaxnews) – The Ghost V-Specification boasts greater power and will only be available for customers to commission for the next six months. The company’s chief executive, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, says that the idea behind the limited edition is to celebrate “one of Ghost’s defining characteristics: the exquisite 6.6-liter Rolls-Royce V12 engine.” As such the car, which […]

09.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Nissan to present sports sedan concept in Detroit

Nissan to present sports sedan concept in Detroit

(Relaxnews) – At the North American International Auto Show, opening its doors Saturday, January 18, the Japanese manufacturer plans to debut a new concept car in the form of a sports sedan. The model is designed to exhibit Nissan’s shift towards a new visual identity. A few weeks ahead of the show, Nissan is teasing […]

07.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·

Village Buildah is launching a car raffle fundraising

A Mercedes Benz 2014 C250 car will be raffled off with proceeds supporting The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Gawad Kalinga and Typhoon Haiyan victims (December 13, 2013 – Los Angeles) – Village Buildah, a non-profit 501(c) (3) foundation, is launching their car raffle fundraising on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 6pm […]

20.12.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Motoring, News, Offbeat ·
Meet the Lamborghini Huracán

Meet the Lamborghini Huracán

(Relaxnews) – The eccentric Italian supercar company has taken the wraps off the eagerly awaited Gallardo replacement, but fans and potential owners hoping to see it in the flesh will have to wait until the Geneva Motor Show in March to do so. Lamborghini claims that the Huracán is new from the ground up and, […]

20.12.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Hyundai to debut Intrado fuel-cell concept in 2014

Hyundai to debut Intrado fuel-cell concept in 2014

(Relaxnews) – Ahead of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, opening March 6, Korean manufacturer Hyundai is placing the final touches on the Intrado, which it plans to unveil at the event. The new concept car is expected to stand out for its lightweight structure and next-generation fuel-cell system, which is streamlined compared to the current […]

12.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Leonardo DiCaprio to promote electric vehicles through Formula E team

Leonardo DiCaprio to promote electric vehicles through Formula E team

(Relaxnews) – The American actor has partnered with the Monaco-based brand Venturi for the forthcoming international Formula E championship, a race between single-seat cars powered exclusively through electricity. DiCaprio has been a proponent of developing environmentally friendly cars for several years. This new racing team was co-founded by Leonardo DiCaprio and Venturi Automobiles President Gildo […]

Elon Musk: a man on a mission

Elon Musk: a man on a mission

(Relaxnews) – Whether it be reaching for the stars or changing people’s attitudes to electric cars, in 2013 the South African-born serial entrepreneur and visionary showed he was doing more than anyone in Silicon Valley to demonstrate how technology can revolutionize the way we live our lives. No wonder people are calling him the next […]

David Beckham rides for Belstaff in new video

David Beckham rides for Belstaff in new video

(Relaxnews) – The famous footballer gets on his bike for the British fashion brand. Belstaff has released a cool new biking video showing off its newest collections in a short film by Justin Stokes. A gang of guys head out on vintage rides, rolling at a leisurely pace (there’s plenty of time for a fried breakfast) through the […]

Chevrolet hopes to raise the roof with limited edition Corvette drop top

Chevrolet hopes to raise the roof with limited edition Corvette drop top

(Relaxnews) – Announced just in time for Christmas, only 550 examples of the Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition Convertible will be built. To make absolutely certain that onlookers know the car is special, each one will be finished in Lime Rock Green paint with a brownstone suede interior, accented with carbon fiber. The dashboard will also […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Holidays, Motoring ·
What do men feel when they look at a beautiful car?

What do men feel when they look at a beautiful car?

(Relaxnews) – A scientific study suggests that men experience more emotion when looking at images of car design than they do when looking at images of children. The results of the research that monitored the brainwave activity of men and women when shown a series of images chosen to elicit an emotional response, show that, […]

Batmobile replica heading to auction

Batmobile replica heading to auction

(Relaxnews) – An almost exact replica of the Tim Burton-era Batmobile is poised to go under the hammer at a Historics at Brooklands auction this weekend in the UK where it could fetch up to $140,000. All that’s missing from the custom-built homage are the side-mounted, pop-up Browning machine guns, but all of the other details, from […]

Subaru chooses LA for Legacy concept unveiling

Subaru chooses LA for Legacy concept unveiling

(Relaxnews) – Subaru’s new concept was created to celebrate the Legacy’s 25th anniversary and will serve as a guide for the model’s future design direction. The Japanese carmaker with a penchant for four-wheel-drive, turbocharging, boxer engines and winning world rally championships has been quiet of late but this year has sprung back into action. Its […]

18.11.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Japan PM Abe rides around Tokyo in self-driving vehicles

Japan PM Abe rides around Tokyo in self-driving vehicles

(TOKYO-AFP) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took a ride in several self-driving vehicles on the public roads in the capital on Saturday, showcasing the technology ahead of Tokyo Motor Show. Abe tried auto-piloting vehicles from Toyota, Honda, and Nissan on the roads around Japan’s National Diet Building, as major international automakers compete with likes […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
David Beckham for Belstaff: first campaign image

David Beckham for Belstaff: first campaign image

(Relaxnews) – The world famous athlete was announced as the face of British brand Belstaff in September, now he’s appeared in his first campaign. Celebrated photographer Peter Lindbergh shot the star on location in Buckinghamshire, England for the Belstaff Spring-Summer 2014 campaign. Inspired by the idea of “a band of brothers traveling across the English countryside” according […]

Mitsubishi bets big on sustainable SUVs

Mitsubishi bets big on sustainable SUVs

(Relaxnews) – The company will be revealing three new environmentally friendly off-roaders at the Tokyo Motor Show, each of which is a showcase for its sustainable @earth TECHNOLOGY. The biggest of the three concepts on show, the Mitsubishi GC-PHEV is a full-size SUV with a hybrid V6 powertrain and permanent four-wheel drive. As well as a battery, […]

Porsche packs 570hp under the hood of new Panamera Turbo S

Porsche packs 570hp under the hood of new Panamera Turbo S

(Relaxnews) – The German manufacturer is expanding its Panamera line with a new version of the Turbo S grand touring sedan, which now has an additional 20hp under the hood for a total power of 570hp. The new model is expected to ship in January 2014. Powered by a 4.8L V8 biturbo engine, the new […]

02.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
New ‘Forza 5’ shots show shiny motors

New ‘Forza 5’ shots show shiny motors

(AFP) – The Mini Cooper, Audi R8 Coupé, BMW 1 Series Coupe and Lamborghini Aventador star in the latest garage gallery for Xbox One launch title “Forza Motorsport 5.” Mini’s mobile John Cooper Works, the sleek 2013 Audi R8 V10, and the Baby Bimmer are shown off as part of the “Forza” showroom feature, building […]

28.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Games, Motoring ·
BMW announces two world premieres for Milan Motorcycle Show

BMW announces two world premieres for Milan Motorcycle Show

(Relaxnews) – The German brand will be pulling out all the stops at the Milan Motorcycle Show, or EICMA, as 2013 marks the 90th anniversary of its motorcycle division. BMW will unveil the R nineT roadster and R 1200 GS Adventure 2014 for the first time at the show, in addition to showing off the […]

22.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online ·
$4.5 million Lamborghini Veneno Roadster announced

$4.5 million Lamborghini Veneno Roadster announced

(Relaxnews) – The eccentric supercar company is set to build just nine convertible versions of its already exclusive Veneno hypercar, which was officially unveiled at this year’s Geneva motor show. While its competitors are busy experimenting with hybrid powertrains and preparing for a world in which even the crème de la crème of supercars use […]

22.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
McLaren confirms P1 performance figures as deliveries begin

McLaren confirms P1 performance figures as deliveries begin

(Relaxnews) – When McLaren unveiled the P1 prototype at the Paris motorshow in 2012 it promised that the hybrid carbon fiber car would be fast, but it has taken over a year of testing and refinement to reveal exactly how fast. Now as the first lucky owner collects his hand-built supercar at the company’s Woking, […]

22.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Aston Martin to relaunch Lagonda brand

Aston Martin to relaunch Lagonda brand

(Relaxnews) – The British supercar company is looking to extend its model line with Lagonda-badged luxury saloons and even SUVs. Lagonda, the sportscar company bought by Aston Martin some 66 years ago, is to get a new lease of life as its parent company looks to boost sales and break into other premium car markets. […]

16.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Frankfurt: top 5 supercar superstars

Frankfurt: top 5 supercar superstars

(Relaxnews) – In the constant stream of new vehicle announcements from the Frankfurt Motor Show, which takes place through September 22, supercar presentations never fail to stand out. Here is a selection of five models that stole the spotlight on the Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Aston Martin and Lamborghini stands. Ferrari 458 Speciale Ferrari presented the […]

17.09.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Photos ·
Audi’s new Quattro: the re-birth of a rally legend

Audi’s new Quattro: the re-birth of a rally legend

(Relaxnews) – Audi has reimagined its era-defining Quattro in concept form for the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. There is one simple reason why Audi is where it is today, in terms of sales, reputation and desirability — the Sport Quattro Coupe. A short wheelbase sportscar with permanent four-wheel drive, it devastated all rivals when Audi […]

05.09.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
BMW to unveil finished version of i8 hybrid at Frankfurt

BMW to unveil finished version of i8 hybrid at Frankfurt

(Relaxnews) – At the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW will reveal the production model of its Spyder i8 hybrid car, previously presented as a prototype. The German manufacturer is teasing the upcoming reveal with a new video released a matter of days before the Motor Show. The model is slated to arrive at dealers in […]

03.09.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
The Infiniti Q30 Concept: first photo

The Infiniti Q30 Concept: first photo

(Relaxnews) – As the Frankfurt Motor Show rapidly approaches, Nissan’s luxury car brand, Infiniti, has released the first official image of its latest concept car ahead of its official reveal at the September 10 event. The Q30 Concept is Infiniti’s first foray into the smaller luxury car segment and the resulting vehicle combines coupe lines […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Tesla outselling Porsche, Range Rover in California

Tesla outselling Porsche, Range Rover in California

(Relaxnews) – The company dubbed the Apple Mac of the car world has officially conquered California, America’s most important and trend-defining car-buying state, and now it has its sights firmly set on doing the same on the other side of the Atlantic with the opening of its first European production plant. The latest figures from […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Chevrolet to present its restyled Camaro in Europe

Chevrolet to present its restyled Camaro in Europe

(Relaxnews) – Chevrolet will unveil a brand new edition of its classic Camaro at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The new model, available as a coupe or convertible, will be released at the end of 2013. Chevy has enhanced the Camaro’s aerodynamics, allowing for a more effective cooling system and improved handling at high speeds. In […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Ferrari 458 Speciale to rev up in Frankfurt with 605 hp

Ferrari 458 Speciale to rev up in Frankfurt with 605 hp

(Relaxnews) – In Frankfurt, Ferrari will present a new, ramped up version of its 458 supercar. This “Speciale” edition promises to be particularly powerful, with its V8 engine boasting 605 hp for a power-to-weight ratio of 2.13 kg/hp. With its 605 hp V8 engine, the Ferrari 458 Speciale has 35 hp more than the original […]

21.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Bentley appeals to women with a capsule collection of handbags

Bentley appeals to women with a capsule collection of handbags

(Relaxnews) – The luxury car manufacturer has announced a line of limited edition handbags, the first two models of which will be available this October. Bentley, the British automobile brand that is as synonymous with upscale style as it is with high performance sports cars, has turned its attention to women with a new collection […]

19.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Motorcycling: MotoGP will return to Indy in 2014

Motorcycling: MotoGP will return to Indy in 2014

(INDIANAPOLIS-AFP) – The Indianapolis MotoGP will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next season. Officials of IMS and Dorna, the sport’s sanctioning body, said Sunday the race will be back for a seventh consecutive year. The dates will be announced later. Since 2014 marks the final year of the agreement to hold all three classes […]

18.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Motoring, Sports & Recreation ·
Infiniti plans to launch its supercar by 2018

Infiniti plans to launch its supercar by 2018

(Relaxnews) – The premium car brand Infiniti, a joint venture between Renault and Nissan, plans to produce a supercar in the coming years, according to Fintan Knight, Infiniti’s Vice President for Brand Operations, who was interviewed by Autocar.co.uk. Infiniti will launch a supercar based on its Emerg-E concept, presented at the 2012 International Motor Show […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Major automakers plan major global debuts at LA Auto Show

Major automakers plan major global debuts at LA Auto Show

(Relaxnews) – BMW, Mini, Mercedes-Benz, VW, Chevrolet and Honda have all confirmed new vehicle launches at November’s west coast US automotive showcase. It may be more than four months away but the LA Auto Show is already shaping up as one of the most important events in the automotive calendar. As well as a special […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Three ways to stay sane during your commute

Three ways to stay sane during your commute

(Relaxnews) – How to make your trek to and from work less loathsome? Here are a few tips to staying sane. Research has found that long commutes can lead to a host of negative health outcomes, such as high stress, poor sleep, being overweight, and even a shorter life, Huffington Post reports. A 2011 study […]

05.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Motoring ·
Video: Is it a car? Is it a plane? No, it’s both

Video: Is it a car? Is it a plane? No, it’s both

(Relaxnews) – The Terrafugia Transition performs its incredible party trick for the first time in front of a live audience. For avid fans of the James Bond film franchise, the flying car is nothing new, after all, it’s how Christopher Lee’s Scaramanga evaded Roger Moore’s Bond in the 19474 film “The Man with the Golden […]

01.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Happy birthday, Henry Ford

Happy birthday, Henry Ford

(Relaxnews) – One hundred and fifty years ago, a man was born whose impact on the modern world is still being felt today, even though he passed away in 1947. The farmer’s son with an engineering obsession embraced mass production, innovation and workers’ rights and in the process revolutionized the concept of personal mobility. Considered […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Motoring ·
New Bugatti Veyron honoring Jean-Pierre Wimille presented at Pebble Beach

New Bugatti Veyron honoring Jean-Pierre Wimille presented at Pebble Beach

(Relaxnews) – Bugatti will reveal a special “Jean-Pierre Wimille” edition of its Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance taking place August 16-18 in Monterey, California. The extremely limited edition, consisting of just three models, is intended as an homage to the French champion driver, who won the Le Mans 24 Hour Race twice in the […]

26.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Toyota’s two-wheel ‘mobility robot’ finally takes to the streets

Toyota’s two-wheel ‘mobility robot’ finally takes to the streets

(Relaxnews) – It’s only taken five years but the Winglet, Toyota’s answer to the Segway, is finally ready for public testing with the hopes of an official launch in 2016. First announced way back in 2008, the Toyota Winglet is described by its makers as a “mobility assistance robot” and, like its US counterpart, is […]

Mercedes unveils luxury concept golf cart

Mercedes unveils luxury concept golf cart

(Relaxnews) – For golf fans craving a bit more luxury on the links, Mercedes has unveiled a new “Vision Golf Cart,” a concept golf cart of the future. Sketches for the new state-of-the-art fantasy cart were shown at the 2013 Open Championship in Scotland this past weekend. It was created by Mercedes-Benz’s head of design […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Motoring, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
Trailer: new look at ‘Rush’ with Chris Hemsworth

Trailer: new look at ‘Rush’ with Chris Hemsworth

(Relaxnews) – Ron Howard’s film on the English F1 driver James Hunt is fleshed out in a new trailer. Hunt’s personality is at the center of the trailer. A charismatic ladies’ man, Formula 1 champion and adrenaline junkie, Hunt, played by Chris Hemsworth, is brought back down to earth after his first taste of defeat. […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Motoring, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
A Corvette Stingray that’s double the fun

A Corvette Stingray that’s double the fun

(Relaxnews) – Taking a standard ‘Vette and boosting its power to 700 bph is just the start: Hennessey Performance is also planning a fully road-legal, warranty-compliant 1000bph version of America’s oldest and most iconic sportscar. Just as with smartphones, where every new iPhone launch motivates the hacking community to jailbreak the device as quickly as […]

16.07.2013 · Filled under: Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Toyota Highlander: a one-off SpongeBob concept

Toyota Highlander: a one-off SpongeBob concept

(Relaxnews) – Toyota unveiled a “SpongeBob” concept car as the new version of the 2014 Highlander for the Padres vs. Giants baseball game in San Diego. Toyota and Nickelodeon teamed up to create this unique vehicle, themed from inside to outside around the famous cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants. The eye-catching result of this partnership will […]

15.07.2013 · Filled under: Motoring, Sports & Recreation ·
Chevrolet brings out powerful Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition

Chevrolet brings out powerful Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition

(Relaxnews) – A limited edition of 500 exemplars of the new Corvette Stingray will soon be selling in the US for roughly $75,000 and up. What sets it apart from the classic sportscar series is, in particular, its blue body and visible carbon fiber roof panel. The Stingray Premiere Edition 2014 is equipped with the […]

06.07.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Volvo’s 2020 vision

Volvo’s 2020 vision

(Relaxnews) – Volvo has this week been demonstrating six new technological world firsts to the world’s motoring press that the company hopes will help it reach its ultimate goal to ensure that by 2020 no one is seriously injured or killed while driving or traveling in a new Volvo car. The company is famous for […]

06.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Motoring, Online, Photos, Science & Technology ·
GM, Honda partner on fuel cell vehicle development

GM, Honda partner on fuel cell vehicle development

(CHICAGO-AFP) – General Motors and Honda will combine forces to develop hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the hopes of delivering them to customers by around 2020, the US and Japanese automakers said Tuesday. The partnership is aimed at solving the two biggest problems facing the commercial feasibility of fuel cells: high cost and lack of […]

03.07.2013 · Filled under: Motoring, Science & Technology ·
New York cracks down on teen drivers who text

New York cracks down on teen drivers who text

(NEW YORK CITY-AFP) – New York has introduced stiff new penalties for teenagers who send text messages while driving, saying the measures are necessary to tackle a “deadly” problem. Under a law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, drivers under the age of 18 will have their licenses suspended for a first offense of sending SMS […]

03.07.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Mercedes-Benz goes fashion mad

Mercedes-Benz goes fashion mad

(Relaxnews) – The German automobile brand has teamed up with super-stylist Carine Roitfeld on a new car camapign, and has also worked with London menswear designers Spencer Hart on a new shooting brake model. Mercedes has released a new film titled “Vision in Motion” shot by photographers Max von Gumppenberg and Patrick Bienert and styled by Carine […]

19.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Motoring, Videos ·
Study finds speech-to-text risks behind the wheel

Study finds speech-to-text risks behind the wheel

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Speech-to-text devices in new cars fail to overcome the well-known perils of hands-on texting while driving, a US study published Wednesday suggests. Developing standards for measuring cognitive distraction behind the wheel, University of Utah researchers wired the heads of 32 drivers with sensors, then gave them an array of tests in vehicle simulators […]

15.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
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