It used to be that Americans gravitated to smaller, fuel-efficient cars because of high gas prices, combined with a severely constricted economy. Now, with more prosperity in the land and overall much lower fuel prices, people are once again returning to larger cars, trucks and SUVs in a big way.
These cars are a special breed, being the kind of thing that’s the subject of countless nightmares for designers and engineers, who wake up in a cold sweat as they realize that they didn’t contribute to such an atrocity on wheels.
Unless you’re due for a big raise down at the office, owning one of the cars on the above list is likely not in the cards. However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun to learn about the history and heritage of these legendary vehicles.
Everyone loves that new car smell. You know what everyone doesn’t love? That new car price tag. If you want to ride around town in the latest and greatest ride, it’s going to cost you big time. Between the price of the car, the warranty, the insurance, and more, you will be lucky to get out of the dealership with your pants still in place.
Muscle cars hold a magical appeal, turning even the most mature of men into drooling little boys. While everyone expects a vehicle that looks like a Viper or Corvette to be fast, muscle cars can sometimes be sleepers, taking other drivers by surprise.
3D printing is growing industry and one with a lot of potential, but 3D-printed car accessories? Yep, it’s a growing trend and it’s something we’re bound to see a lot more of in the years to come.
Locked away deep within cavernous buildings owned by automakers are teams of designers and engineers. They get little exposure to sunlight, short bathroom breaks and limited contact with the outside world.