Green Speed: 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

Luxury. Performance. Efficiency. We've been waiting for these cars and now they're finally here. The Porsche 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid is an excellent example of the new standard in automotive engineering.

Here's a MagScan from the November 2013 Issue of Popular Science magazine highlighting Porsche's newest performance-meets-efficiency technical innovation.


Driving on Winter Roads: It's All About the Physics

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration, more than 25% of motor vehicle crashes each year occur due to impaired visibility from rain, sleet, snow, and fog or on roadways covered in rain, snow, or ice. That's more than 1.5 million weather-related accidents resulting in approximately 7,100 fatalities and 629,000 injured.


2007 Range Rover Amp/Sub Install

DISCLAIMER: I am not a certified automotive technician, mechanic, or electronic installer. Do at your own risk.

Components Added: a JL Audio 10w3v3 subwoofer (in a sealed box), a Rockford Fosgate P-200 Amplifier (pushing about 200W), and Audio Control LC2i Line-Output Converter (also referred to as LOC below)

Total Install Time: give yourself a solid two days of not expecting to drive the car and leaving the interior parts removed, just to be safe in case you need time.


2008 Nissan Xterra: The Go-Getter of Mid-Sized SUV's

Purchased in addition to the WRX with the intention of being the daily driver. Rewind five months earlier... While my WRX was in the shop, waiting on its Cusco Zero 2R Coilover suspension (which is only imported from Japan three times per year), I needed to rent a car since Michigan was being hammered with snow back in December of 2008. I had always wanted to try an Xterra, luckily the local Enterprise had a Black one, and when I turned on its 4-Wheel drive system I knew that I wanted one.



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