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Jan 07, 2014

In Pictures: A concept aircraft with an innovative design

Charles Bombardier is a member of the family that owns Quebec-based Bombardier Inc. and Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), which are in the business of designing and manufacturing vehicles. Bombardier left BRP in 2006 to work on his own ventures, and in March, 2013 he began to create his own concept vehicles and publish them on his website. Click on the link below (Antares: An aircraft concept based on a NASA design) for the full story on this concept aircraft. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/car-life/galleries/in-pictures-a-concept-aircraft-with-an-innovative-design/article16232631/

Dec 20, 2013

In Pictures: Latest Lamborghini designed for speed

Lamborghini has just unveiled its Huracán LP 610-4, replacing the Gallardo. Made from carbon-fibre and aluminum, the Italian performance car has a top speed of more than 325 km/h and a 0-100 km time of 3.2, making it a competitor to Ferrari’s new 458 Speciale. Like most Lamborghinis, the Huracán takes its name from bullfighting. The fighting bull Huracán was known for courage and a strong sense of attack, says Lamborghini. Even Lamborghini is considering fuel economy now. This new model has a combined EU fuel economy of 12.5 litres/100 km, using Stop and Start technology for an improvement over its predecessor’s rating of 20.4 city/9.4 highway. The discontinued Gallardo, the company's most popular car, had sales of 14,022 cars in its 10-year span. It sold for $237,000 (U.S.). Pricing for the Huracán has not yet been released. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/car-life/galleries/in-pictures-this-new-lamborghini-will-blow-you-away/article16068871/

Dec 19, 2013

In Pictures: Hiroshima and Mazda share a long history

The city and the company rebuilt together, after an atomic bomb devastated Hiroshima in 1945. Mazda was Toyo Kogyo Co. Ltd. then, a maker of three-wheel trucks and military hardware. Just days after the blast, the company was back building those trucks, and part of company headquarters housed the Hiroshima prefectural government. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/car-life/galleries/in-pictures-hiroshima-and-mazda-share-a-long-history/article16034646/

Dec 19, 2013

In Pictures: 10 most-stolen vehicles in Canada this year

The Insurance Bureau of Canada released its list of the most frequently stolen vehicles in Canada. The group says some vehicles are exported in pieces to avoid detection, and then reassembled and sold in places as far away as West Africa. Other vehicles such as the Honda Civic are popular for parts, because there are so many on the road. Thieves are also known to change the VIN of stolen cars and sell them in Canada. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/car-life/galleries/in-pictures-top-10-stolen-vehicles-in-canada-this-year/article16055254/

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