2009 Tesla Roadster Test Drive
2009 Tesla Roadster Test Drive
Tesla Roadster - the high-performance electric sports car
Graham Robins Jr., President of A & A Contract Customs Brokers Ltd test
drives an all electric Tesla Roadster sports car at Tesla Motors in San
Graham lives in Canada and currently drives an electric / gas hybrid and is
interested in green technology.
Buying a Car in the U.S.
So the beat goes on, Canadians from all walks of life are venturing south
to Purchase their own automobile. The folks at CarsWithoutBorders continue
to work hard to identify the "car-gouging" tactics of Canadian Car
November 19th was the third anniversary of CWB. Back in 2007 CWB exposed
the unfriendly tactics of the car companies and forced the Canadian
Government to remove bureaucratic red tape that had suddenly prevented
Canadians from purchasing autos in the U.S. and thus take advantage of much
lower U.S. prices. To this day, thanks to Robert's and Serge's efforts,
Canadians have realized some pricing concessions, but coast to coast they
continue to save thousands of dollars importing automobiles from the U.S.
Robert and Serge have appeared regularly on National TV and Radio
championing the cause, and in the Spring of 2008 was featured in Reader's
Timing Belt - the Forgotten Belt (by Dayco)
Timing Belt - the Forgotten Belt. This video stresses the importance of
checking and following the manufacturers recommended replacement interval
for the timing belt. Along with recommendations to replace the "hardware"
associated with the Timing Belt (Tensioner, Water Pump, and Idler Pulleys)
at the same time the Timing Belt is being replaced. To find out more
information on our Timing Belt, Timing Belt Kit, Water Pump Kit, and Timing
Component Kit, visit www.daycoproducts.com
How a Differential Works and Types of Differentials
Video I created for Toyota in 2007. This was produced on a budget but its
purpose is to explain the concepts and not be a Pixar-budget film.
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2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta vs 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 vs 2013 Porsche 911 C4S! Head 2 Head Ep 42
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Carlos Lago and Randy Pobst restage our
annual Best Driver's Car competition with this year's winning Porsche 911
Carrera 4S plus two contenders that missed the initial dance, the all-new
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and the explosive, exotic Ferrari F12
Berlinetta. The Ferrari is the most powerful car we've ever taken around
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with its ferocious 6.3-liter 731 horsepower V-12. The
Corvette comes packing the latest version of GM's venerable small block, a
6.2-liter cam-in-block V-8 that kicks out 460 hp and 465 pound-feet of
torque. The Porsche and its relatively tiny 3.8-liter flat-6 might seem out
gunned, but remember that for the last two years the 911 has beaten back
every BDC challenger we've thrown at it. Does the Corvette have what it
takes to dethrone the 911? Does the wailing Ferrari? Watch and find out!
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ASTON MARTIN ONE-77
The Aston Martin One-77 is a two-door coupé built by Aston Martin.
It first appeared at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, although the car remained
mostly covered by a "Savile Row tailored skirt" throughout the show,
before being fully revealed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.
There was a limited run of 77 units as delivery started in October
2010. The car is featured in the video game Forza
Motorsport 3 available as a drivable from AutoWeek Car Pack DLC. and Need
for Speed: Hot Pursuit as a drivable vehicle in both factory form and in
police livery. It featured in the 2011 video game Test Drive Unlimited 2
where it is drivable by players and is one of the quickest and most
exclusive cars on the game. It also served as the cover art of the 2011
game Asphalt 3D. The One-77 is also a drivable vehicle in the 2011 game
Forza Motorsport 4.
Prior to the One-77's Paris Motor Show debut, various details about the car
had been leaked, but official specifications were not fully revealed
until the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.
The One-77 will feature a full carbon fibre monocoque chassis, a
handcrafted aluminium body, and a naturally aspirated 7.3 litre V12 engine
with 750 hp (560 kW). Aston Martin claims that this will be the most
powerful naturally aspirated production engine in the world when the car is
The car will also use a strengthened version of the DB9's 6-speed automated
manual transmission and height-adjustable pushrod suspension coupled with
dynamic stability control. It will feature Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres
(255/35 ZR20 front, 335/30 ZR20 rear) and Carbon Ceramic Matrix brakes.
The top speed was estimated to be 200 mph (320 km/h) but actual tests in
December 2009 showed a figure of 220.007 mph (354.067 km/h), with a
0--60 mph time of approximately 3.5 seconds.
The engineering and build source of the carbon chassis and suspension
system is contracted to Multimatic of Canada.
The projected weight is 1,500 kg (3,307 lb).
Due to the lack of details from Aston Martin, many automotive publications
have speculated on the final pricing of the car. While estimates vary, all
expect the price to easily run in the millions.
According to the website 925.nl, the One-77 will cost approximately
£1,050,000. However, the Australian newspaper The Courier-Mail expects
it to be priced at around AU$2.6 million., $800,000 of which is tax and
According to British magazine Top Gear, the car's price will be
£1,200,000, while the American magazine Robb Report expects it to be
priced at US$1,700,000. In India, the car is expected to be priced at Rs
200 lakhs''''Italic text'''' or approximately $4.4 million.
10 Lies We've Been Fed About Import Drivers
In an effort to dispel the various myths we've heard about import drivers
over the years, here are 10 things we thought we should bring to your
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First 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray Sold To Rick Hendrick At Barrett-Jackson
Congratulations to Mr. Rick Hendrick for winning the first C7 Corvette
Stingray, Vin #0001, at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona
Details about the new 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray:
(Copied from AOL Autos)
Inside a ramshackle industrial facility in northern Detroit, Chevrolet
unveiled the 2014 Corvette C7, the model's first overhaul in nine years. It
contains a next-generation V8 engine, a small-block LT1 that combines
several advanced technologies into one package and takes drivers from 0 to
60 in less than four seconds.
But for Corvette, this isn't about statistics. "It's more than just a
sports car," said GM design chief Ed Welburn. "It's an emotion. It's a
passion. It is a vehicle that is larger than life."
For those reasons, it was perhaps the perfect vehicle to headline the first
night of the North American International Auto Show. After years of
economic doldrums brought on by the Great Recession, the auto industry
needed a larger-than-life icon to help celebrate more than 15 million units
sold in 2012.
Hundreds of sports-car enthusiasts hooted and hollered Sunday night as
Chevrolet pulled curtains back and revealed the C7 inside the Russell
Industrial Center, which felt more like a nightclub than a factory. They
lingered around the bright-red specimen displayed for more than an hour
after the reveal.
Most of the hard-core already knew some specifics about the model, like
it's 450 horsepower and 450
pound-feet of torque.
Chevrolet added a twist, announcing the C7 will carry the Stingray name, a
nod to the Corvette's early heritage throughout the 1960s.
"It matches the concept they had a couple of years ago, and they really hit
the nail on the head," said John Dunlap, a 27-year-old Corvette owner and
enthusiast who scored a ticket to Sunday's unveiling through the National
Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky.
He drove his 2002 C5 from Minerva, Ohio to Detroit for the unveiling. Years
ago, he was tempted to upgrade to the C6, but was instead glad he waited
for the oft-delayed C7 model.
"They needed to make it sexier and relate it to its heritage," Dunlap said.
"And the interior is going to blow our minds. Hopefully, that's really up
there, the quality of the materials. I'm a touchy-feeling kind of guy, and
the interior, before, was something that everyone knocked on."
Critics had panned the no-frills interior on the C6 model. But that was the
least of Corvette's problems in recent years. There were few brands that
symbolized the auto industry's crisis better.
As General Motors teetered on the brink of bankruptcy, the sports-car
market was ravaged by the economy, losing approximately 41 percent of its
sales from its pre-recession high. Sales of the Corvette, which debuted in
1953, slumped to their lowest numbers in nearly a half-century, falling to
13,164 in 2011.
Worse yet perhaps, the Corvette's more muscular sibling, the Chevy Camaro, gained a ton of
attention after a mid-decade redesign that drove sales as high as 88,248 in
2011. But even as General Motors discarded sacred brands and models in the
midst of its government-backed rescue, the Corvette endured.
"The soul of our company is indeed in Corvette," Mark Reuss, GM's chairman
of North America, said Sunday. "Since 1953, through good times and bad for
this company, there was always the Corvette, demonstrating what it means to
If there are nods to the Corvette's heritage in the new design, there are
also subtle nods to the present competition. Gone are the car's trademark
rounded tail lights, replaced with more boxy lights that resemble those
found on the Camaro.
That's not an update that sits well with many long-time Corvette owners.
"Many individuals are concerned about the rear square lights," said Tommy
DeLuca, who owns a 2005 Corvette. "My concern would be how to differentiate
the tail lights from other GM cars. The tail lights should be different so
that anyone looking at the car will know it is a Corvette."
The C7 is one of 13 new Chevrolet products that will hit U.S. show rooms
this year. Like many of the others, it arrives lighter than past models.
Engineers said Sunday they had trimmed 90 pounds from the car, and used
carbon fiber on even the base trim level.
Pricing was not announced Sunday night, but it is expected the base model
of the C7 will cost more than the $49,600 of the base C6 predecessor. Fuel
economy is expected to reach 18 miles per gallon in the city and 29 mpg on
Combine the overhauled interior with the substantial exterior changes with
the structural differences and drop in weight, and it's a dramatically
"It's a bigger departure from the C6 to the C7 than I think it was from the
C5 to the C6," Dunlap said. "It has a more exotic look, a more sexy look.
They're trying to get a lot of young people involved, and I think this is
the car to do it."