Coda Automotive Selling Sedans In February

Coda Automotive has announced they will begin selling their all-electric sedan in February. Coda will offer a four door sedan with an estimated range of 150 miles per charge with a starting price of $39,900. There will be another sedan offered with less range for about $2650 less.

This is a relatively significant release in the electric vehicle world. The Coda sedan will have the longest range per charge of any sedan currently available.

Price $39,900

For more information http://www.codaautomotive.com/

12 Cars Worth Waiting For

Here’s an article from Popular Mechanics, naming 12 cars in 2012 worth waiting for and why. Some of these are already out. I’d love to hear from readers on this, do you agree or disagree with this list? What car do you think should have been on the list that wasn’t?

For more information http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/news/preview-concept/12-new-cars-that-are-worth-waiting-for#slide-1

Range Rover Evoque, From Concept to Reality

LRX Concept

I love concept cars. But more often than not they don’t make it to production, and if they do they may not be what we saw in concept form. Of course there are exceptions, and the Range Rover Evoque is one of them

Life for the Evoque started as the LRX Concept, shown above. But a funny thing happened on the way to production (once that trigger was pulled), little in the fundamental exterior design package was changed. I mean, it looks pretty much exactly the same! How great is that?

The Evoque comes in two and four door variations, and is powered by a 2 liter turbocharged engine producing 240hp. It comes standard with a 6 speed automatic transmission and a panoramic sunroof (among other niceties).

Evoque

Pricing starts at $43,995

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw1aT5c1Lus

For more information http://www.landrover.com/us/en/rr/range-rover-evoque/

For another perspective http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2012-land-rover-range-rover-evoque-road-test-review

 

Cars Worth Collecting

It’s difficult to predict the future. How can we know which cars to buy today that will possibly be collectible some day? Great question, right? Well Hagerty Insurance has some predictions for you. And some of these might actually be a bit of a surprise.

For more information http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2012/autos/1201/gallery.hagerty-future-collectible-cars/?iid=HP_LN

For more information http://www.hagerty.com/

 

 

Winners in the 24 Hours of Daytona

Ford powered DP class vehicle team owned by Micheal Shank ran a great race to take the checkered flag in the DP class. In the GT class the Magnus Team Porsche GT3 proved unbeatable. Congratulations to all of the teams for all of their hard work!

This was the 50th running of the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, and the race was special from start to checkered flag. This is one race that truly kept me on the edge of my seat!

For more information http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/grand-am-michael-shank-racing-wins-gripping-50th-rolex-24/

Jaguar XKR-S

Some amazing things have been happening with Jaguar lately. Long gone are the days when the first thing that came to mind when one thought of Jaguar would be an issue with reliability. There has been an extremely effective design effort on improving interior ergonomics. And these cars of late are truly stunning to look at. They’ve also started bringing out cars that can be very competitive when it comes to performance specifications.

The Jaguar XKR-S (What, four letter in a row? Yes, they’ve done it before) embodies all of these improvements in one great offering from the brand.

Power for this model comes from a 5.0 liter supercharged V8 making 550hp and 502lbs of torque. 0-60 should be in 4.2 seconds or less, with a top speed of 186mph.

Differences between the XKR-S and the XKR aren’t limited to the engine and body. There’s a .4″ reduction in ride height, rear suspension geometry has been changed, both front and rear spring rates are 28% stiffer, the Adaptive Damping system programing has been changed as well. Even the wheels are different, being 1/2″ wider than the 20″ available on the XK or XKR.

Pricing starts at $132,000

For more information http://www.jaguarusa.com/models/xk/models-pricing/

For another perspective http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/editors_notebook/1111_2012_jaguar_xkr_s_coupe/viewall.html

Foldable Electric Car To Debut In Europe

Meet Hiriko. Hiriko is an all electric car that starts out small, and can be “folded” to become even smaller. In fact three of these cars can fit in one standard European parking spot. There’s room for a driver and one passenger only, who enter through the windshield that hinges upward. Already great for getting into tight spaces, the Hiriko is made even better by way of four electric motors that can each be rotated a full 90 degrees. This gives the Hiriko four-wheel steering! This is all based on a design concept from MIT (see link below). Pretty cool.

Think of this as a ‘get around the city’ car, with an estimated range of 62 miles per charge. Shipping and price should be coming in a year or so, but estimates put it at around 12,500 euros ($16,400).

More Information httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdChAA_mKLo

MIT Concepthttpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1MSMj08BVU

24 Hours of Daytona Starts Today!

If you’re a racing fan this is a must watch race. Check out the action live through the eBay live feed or mobile app. Speed is also going to cover the event, so if you’re stuck with that giant screen tv you won’t miss the action

When 2:30pm eastern time

More information http://cc.ebay.com/worlds-fastest-car-show/

More information http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ebay-motors-for-iphone/id424015720?mt=8&ls=1

More information http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/grand-am/