True Muscle (and Luxury)

As you get to know me from this blog, you will find that I am not just all about speed, but I am a huge fan of luxury.  In fact, I actually prefer luxury over speed.

Let me tell you a little story about one time when I was traveling (and it not only includes me breaking down, but also having to hire a towing company to get me back on the road!)

Now I’m from the midwest, so I have driven all over to various car shows, exhibits, museums, you name it.  I always want to see what’s out there.  What are people building, creating, etc.

One time I took a trip to Saint Louis, MO to visit a car company there because I loved their custom work.  It was like a 4 hour drive, but whatever, it was worth it.  It always is.  Hey… I hear they had great BBQ AND cars so I was sold.  ;)

The actual car competition was hosted by this company that specialized in muscle meets luxury.  So rather than your stupid, basic, leather bench seats like you see in the vast majority of customs being completed this year, they really go over the top.

They use leather steering wheels, add heated seats, and more.  We’re talking Bose sound systems and the whole nine.  It really is a treat to ride around in a car that can push 200 mph while being wrapped in luxurious fabrics and leathers.

The smell of those cars was insane.  I was in love.

And now for the bad part of the story.  I broke down!  My “muscle car” must have needed a little bit more luxury because it crapped out on me.  I hopped on Yelp and found a towing company in St. Charles to come hook me up.  Thank god it was nothing major.  They took me to a nearby body shop and I just had a faulty battery issue.  I was back on the road to get some BBQ and head home before we knew it.

But the moral of the story is this… muscle just for muscle is nothing of interest to me.  I want the whole package!  I want a car that not only slams you back in your seat but also a car that FEELS like a million bucks.  I’m talking cars like these…

 

 

Now I’m not saying I can afford these BUT I’d love to someday.  I am a ways off that’s for sure, but someday I’ll be rolling.

As Tupac used to say… “Picture me rollin in my 500 benz!”

Types of electric cars

The electric cars are the automobiles that are operated by electricity. Most of the electric cars share same exterior with the gasoline ones, as many gasoline cars are converted into electric cars. One can easily identify the electric car by its sound as these types of cars are almost silent. However, one can see all the major differences when looking under the hood; electric motor, controller, rechargeable batteries, and more wires.

A 100 % pure electric car is considerably more Eco-friendly because the ecological price of electric power generation to charge an electrical powered car is much cheaper than the price of the gas to run a standard engine. On the other hand, electric autos are limited by range restrictions, limiting individuals to the distance they can travel between electricity charging stations.

The only issue with electric cars is the amount of electrical failure that can occur.  Think about it like one of your home appliances, maybe your refrigerator or something like that.  Powering that fridge is a complex electrical system that can fail and cost you thousands from a reputable appliance repair service.  You can then multiply this complexity times 10 when you consider the systems that are being put in these electric cars.  It’s truly something of power and precision.

Complex electric system for smart cars

Here is an example of an electrical system and all the different places things can go wrong. Just like a home appliance, there are many areas of failure. Photo from: Lorens Auto

 

Electric Car Types

Fully Electric Car: This type of cars are 100% pure electric. As mentioned above, these cars are not suitable for long journeys as their batteries require charging quite often; however, these cars can cover 80 to 130km after being charged. That is why, these cars are well suited for small towns.

Standard hybrid Car: The standard hybrid cars are quite common as these are around for more than 20 years. These types of cars incorporates two engines; electric engine as well as a heat engine (gas/diesel). The major disadvantage of this car is its weight. Obviously, the two engines included make the vehicle heavy which causes low speed and bad performance

Plug In Hybrid Car: A plug-in hybrid car, also known as rechargeable hybrid car, is a passenger type of car which uses benefits of both Gasoline power and electric battery. Based on the range that the plug-in hybrid car needs to travel, it might be run solely without gas, ultimately causing the optional name of “gas-option hybrid” to explain these vehicles. A number of companies offer conversion solutions; standard hybrid to plug in hybrid, and a few car firms have addressed the customer requirement by making plug-in editions of their gasoline and hybrid cars.

Bottom Line

If you are interested in buying an electric car, then cars converted from the standard gasoline ones are the best. You can look for the companies that have a reputation in converting cars. You can likewise look for a company or business that sell car conversion kits. Keep in mind that the research is very much required while buying an electric car; it should meet all the crash safety standards.

Types of car interiors

Car interior features a lot of things such as panel, interior design, as well as other components. The design represents the looks as well as the placement of the components inside a car. Auto companies have a main interior designer that leads a group of people that follows his or her concept of completing the interior of the car. A useful, yet charming interior is a crucial selling feature for all the cars; however, sybaritic buyers who only purchase high-end luxury cars particularly expect to have fascinating and fashioned car interiors.

Safety

The inside design for automobiles incorporates everything from the kind of material used to protect the seats to the area of gauges on the device board. Car interior must be eye catching, but the first concern should be the safety of the car; such as low pile carpeting. The merest trifle of design detail could lead to serious injuries or accidents. Thus, the safety should be considered in the first place.

Car Interior Design and External Style

When it comes to the feel and looks of the car’s interior, it should synchronize well with the car external style and all round price. Obviously, a person looking for budget car would expect practical and basic interior. On the other hand, a sybaritic person who is a lover of luxury cars would expect advanced interior design with sporty styles.  It’s just like shopping for a luxury home…. of COURSE you are going to expect an amazing interior home design as well as exterior design within that home since you are spending millions of dollars.  You’d expect it to be professionally decorated by an interior designer and have all the top tier finishes.  The same goes with car interior design.

View some amazing luxury home designs from Home Designing.

A costly car would not sell with cheap interiors; rich fabric or leather seats instead of vinyl. In the past, ashtrays place on the armrests were trending in car interior, but now time has changed and people prefer decent cup holders and other demanding features.

Bottom Line

No subtle element can be neglected when it comes to the interior architecture; particularly where safety is involved. The instrument panels as well as the center console must be accessible to the car driver. The electronic devices such as GPS, must be mounted appropriately and at the perfect spot on the dashboard so that the person driving can easily see it. Windshield mechanism should be likewise easier. Air conditioning vents, cooling effects, and other components must not be ignored when it comes to the interior design. Most of the Interior Design Businesses know how to collaborate aesthetic with safety and comfortability, but certain aspects should be pointed out and the owner must pay attention to all these aspects. Just find appropriate ways to include “ease of access” and aesthetic in your car interior designs.

The fastest cars in 2015

Most of the fastest cars are high end super-cars that usually cost more than $500000. Mostly, wealthy people consider buying these cars; however, people in love with sports car or super cars also buy these fastest cars. Some considered these super-cars as a status symbol while other buy them for their passion for luxury super-cars. Yes, these cars are known for their eye catching features, power, and speed. Undoubtedly, these can help you reach anywhere swiftly, because of their power and faster acceleration. Let’s talk about the fastest cars in 2015.

Hennessey Venom GT

Hennessey Venom GT is swifter than one can imagine; it’s a beast with 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 2. 5 seconds. It is the fastest car in 2015, which is currently trending around the globe. Obviously, the price is a gaudy $1,000,000 exclusive of taxes; great to set a jovial mood. Its top speed (270mph) was tested at NASA runway on Feb 14th.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is also a fast car with astronomical features. Its top speed is 268mph. It enjoyed the title of “fastest car” for more than 3 years, but currently it is in second place due to the launch of Venom GT. However, it is still a fast car and popular worldwide. The original version is priced at $1700000.

Koenigsegg Agera R

It can reach zero to sixty within 3 seconds and its standard price is $1600000. Being a fast car, Agera R is considered best for snow sports. Agera R is a furious hyper car and it is likewise famous for its top performance and speed (260mph).

SSC Ultimate Aero

SSC Ultimate Aero is at number four as its top speed is 257 mph; a bit less than Agera R. But the platform cost is quite impressive $650000. It also got the title of the fastest car around the globe in 2007, by Guinness world record. Shelby Super-Cars will proceed their pursuit to recover the title of “fastest car”, and their new “SSC Tuatura” could possibly deliver the results. Waiting!!!

Bottom Line

While Super-cars have pulled the interest as well as the creative ability of many, but they have likewise drawn the rage of some. Most of these cars are inefficient when it comes to fuel mileage, but the people who buy such super cars are capable of maintaining them. A super car doesn’t have to be a fast car; however, it is the world of comparisons as well as the competition.

If you’re purchasing some of these amazing rides, you better have the type of garage to keep them safe.  You’d want to have a professional garage door installer create something like this.  And you’d likely have multiple garage doors to move cars in, out, and around.  Check out this sweet collection below…

Garage full of luxury cars

Garage full of luxury cars from http://www.6speedonline.com/

 

Technology in cars: Intelligent Cars

Also Known as smart cars, intelligent care are automobiles that are  outfitted with the system operated styles of artificial intelligence. The actual idea of the intelligent car is to free the car driver from many of the ordinary tasks involved with driving, creating the act of driving more enjoyable and sybaritic. Supporters of this type of technology often observe that by minimizing the car driver of the decision making process, there is the chance that the extensive use of smart cars would help to make the roads much more secure than they are nowadays.  For example, imagine a case where a car would be approaching a larger vehicle like a limousine or 18 wheeler.  The car could literally stop on a dime to prevent a rear end collision.  Car tech can save lives.

smart car technology

smart cars can help save lives… preventing accidents with other larger vehicles like trucks, limos, party buses, and more.

 

Artificial Intelligence

The concept of an intelligent car has been around for many years. Television shows and movies have in some cases included autos with  extremely designed artificial intelligence, and a few were even able of free thought as well as the action. While the truth of the intelligent car is not quite as impressive and cutting edge as those imaginative theatrical depictions, proceeding with endeavors to take advantage of existing technology has prompted various auto advancements that are currently being tested.

Automated Emergency Notification System

Intelligent car advancement has currently led to some developments that are very common on many brands as well as the models today. One of the best examples of this is the latest “automated emergency notification system”; in which sensors on the car connect with a main assistance company and pass on problems alerts when there is an accident or some kind of technical failing. These same frameworks likewise allow voice communication between the car driver and remote staff who can provide assistance by alerting authorities, and in this manner give help to an infirm or injured driver.

Bottom Line

Initiatives to make an intelligent car for mass production is accelerating, with many of the efforts led by government approved commissions and organizations. Some private considerations are also engaged in the ongoing efforts to make the greatest intelligent car. There are many great features that are “under development” such as intoxication monitoring system, medical distress detection, driving without human input, and safe driving features. The traffic sign identification system is also a potential task which might include in the technology of cars. The technology in cars is advancing day by day, and we can surely say that we’ll see many advanced car technologies in future. The future of driving is bright with self driving cars, which are just a few years away.

My top 5 websites for speed junkies and car lovers alike

So I wanted to put together a list of resources that I head to when I need information, images, or all of the above.  Let’s get right into it…

1.  Wikipedia

It doesn’t get much more authoritative than good ole wiki!  Their my go to place when I need anything about…

What are the fastest cars on the planet?  How much do they cost?  What types of motors do they have?  Who owns them?

And so on, forever and ever.  They are a wealth of information all in one place.

 

2.  http://www.autonews.com/

This is like the New York Times for car lovers.   I head here everyday to stay up to date on car news in the morning.  It’s kinda like my morning paper.

 

3.  http://www.autoblog.com/

Once again, another site for car lovers BY car lovers.  They post great videos and images, so they are much less “newsy” than auto news.  They are more for reading an article on your favorite car from the 80’s, or viewing a demo video of the newest electric car from Mercedes.  They cover luxury, speed, and all of the above.

 

4.  Cars.com

Ready to do a little wishful thinking?  Head over to cars.com and shop.  It’s like car porn…. you can get as exotic as you’d like.  Dream a little.  ;)

Sometimes I’ll head there just to dream, but other times I will go there to find off the wall cars I’d actually be able to afford.  You can contact dealerships and individuals directly from their interface.

 

5.  http://www.dupontregistry.com/

Now this is the cred de la crem.  Is that how you spell that?

If you want to devour the most bad ass cars you’ll never be able to afford this is it.  No need to head anywhere else.  Just head to their autos page and you’ll see everything from sick armored cars to Lambos.  I can’t get enough of this site when I am just looking to veg out and dream!!!

 

I hope you like my list.  If you have some others to add please leave them in the comments below!

 

 

Racing, Muscle Cars, and More

So now that we have our new site up, I want to take a few minutes and let you know what kind of topics we will be covering…

Cars – everyone who reads this blog will likely enjoy cars.  Not just muscle cars either.  I’m talking luxury cars, cars from the future, and self-driving cars as well!  Everyone knows that in ten years or so, we won’t be the ones driving right?

Racing – All forms of racing are interesting to me.  Whether it’s two human beings pitted against each other, or 50 cars pitted against each other, it’s awesome.  You’re always on the edge of your seat and there is just so much unpredictability about it all.

Miscellaneous – I can’t promise that I won’t pop in the random post here and there.  While we will try and stay on topic, there’s just too many interesting things going on out there in the world today to NOT write about it.

What I’d also like to do is extend the offer to the readers to request different topics in the comments.  Under each blog post, simply make a comment and tell us your thoughts.  We’ll try to cover whatever it is you want us to cover!

Next week we’ve got not a whole lot going on so we do plan to do some serious writing.  I’ll be telling you about my plans to seriously update my garage into a new shop, my plans to make some passive income so I can buy a new hot rod, and more.

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