The Ferrari Sergio concept car, a thing of beauty.
To mark the 60th anniversary of Pininfarina and Ferrari's longstanding partnership, 6 new supercars based on the Sergio concept car which made its debut at the 2013 Geneva motor show.
The car is a permanent open-top roadster, with every angle and curve of its exterior designed to maximize performance, but retain a simple elegance. It boasts a 605hp normally aspirated 5-liter V8 engine capable of going from a standstill to 100km/h in 3 seconds.
Nowadays, you can buy almost anything online, and it seems that many people are buying their cars online too and foregoing dealerships altogether. But, why is that exactly?
Many people simply want to avoid having to haggle, which is intimately tied to purchasing a vehicle in a dealership. Dealerships, on the other hand, argue that face-to-face customer service constitutes their core business. Basically, the longer the customer stays in the dealership with the sales team, the more opportunities there are for the customer to be sold services and extras.
But, customers using the internet to research the car they want to purchase online is actually a good thing for automakers and salespeople. It means that the customer walking through the doors of their dealerships is so much closer to actually purchasing the vehicle than they were in the past. Back then, the majority or people walking into showrooms just wanted to take a look around and go for a test drive.
There's still a long way to go, however, before the car purchasing experience takes place 100% online. Most people still need to check out the interior of the car, look under the hood to to speak, even after having done their research online.
How would you feel about buying your car completely online?
When you think about technologically advanced cars, you don't automatically think about the potential for your private information to be jeopardized.
Automakers are currently thinking about this, however, and have presented a set of principles to the Federal Trade Commission in a bid to protect motorists' privacy.
GPS and Mobile Communications in most vehicles are able to collect information such as where drivers have been and where they're going, for example.
Apparently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently working with automakers to pave the way for vehicle-to-vehicle communication. This would allow information such as vehicle position and speed to be communicated to a vehicle's on-board computer system, and alert drivers to impending collisions.
At what point does safety technology cross over to an infringement of your privacy? It's definitely something to think about....
It's an interesting predicament: when gas prices skyrocket, people seek out smaller cars, but once those prices plummet, they go straight to the big trucks and SUV's.
This is very characteristic of the US market where people prefer 'big' things, and big vehicles being a staple.
Better fuel efficiency vehicles and a better economy make buying a big car less guilt inducing. And it seems that the coming year, 2015, will see this trend continuing.
Electric and hybrid vehicles have seen a very big decline in sales as gasoline gets cheaper, leaving automakers to wonder how to adjust to buying patterns that match wildly swinging gas prices. Analysts say that you just simply can't adjust for this.
For those of you who hadn't heard, a corvette museum in Bowling Green, KY, had a disastrous run-in with a sinkhole.
A massive sinkhole opened up in the Skydome showroom of the National Corvette Museum and devoured 8 gorgeous sports cars this past February.
The museum has only now gotten workers to start plugging the hole, and removing the wreckage.
Turns out, the sinkhole 'revved' up attendance and revenue at the museum as patrons stopped to check out the damage and gape at the hole. The museum also made money by creating 'souvenirs' from the damage, like postcards and jars filled with dirt and tiny car parts.