Video: Can an Air Suspension Solve the "One Car for Everything" Problem?

As I noted when I reviewed the 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo recently, not everyone wants what I want, which is to say that not everyone wants 6 cars in their garage, each with a very specific purpose. For most people, that's just not realistic. A lot of these people want one car that does it all: practicality for the… » 10/15/13 3:32pm 10/15/13 3:32pm

How One Australian Town Helped A Doomed Plane Win History's Greatest Air Race

Lost in a thunderstorm over southeastern Australia, Captain R.D. Parmentier and his crew were desperately trying to find a place to land the big DC2 airliner. They were just a few hundred miles from the finish of an epic 11,300-mile race from London to Melbourne and the storm had rendered their communications… » 5/04/12 12:00pm 5/04/12 12:00pm

Saab 9-X Air BioHybrid Concept Drops Top Live In Paris

Squint just right and you’ll be able to see what the Saab 9-1 » 10/03/08 11:20am 10/03/08 11:20am will look like. The seeks to interpret traditional design cues into a more modern, smaller package that will be both fun to drive, uniquely luxurious and economical. The most successful par of the vehicle isn’t its proposed 1.4-liter turbocharged…

Saab 9X Air Gets Turbocharged E85 Hybrid Powertrain

We showed you the first pictures of the Saab 9X Air » 9/16/08 5:00pm 9/16/08 5:00pm concept yesterday, now details of its hypothetical hybrid powertrain have emerged. The diminutive four-seat convertible is aiming for a -like 40 MPG, but here using a traditional hybrid with a twist. Not only is the 1.4-liter engine turbocharged — like the will be,…

Saab 9X Air Concept To Debut In Paris, Previewed In Detroit

Along with the 2010 Chevy Cruze » 9/15/08 5:20pm 9/15/08 5:20pm we got a look at in the GM Paris Auto Show Preview, we also got a glimpse at a couple of concepts that'll make their way to Paris, such as this Saab 9X Air concept. If you're thinking it looks familiar, you'd be right; the concept builds on the and delivers open-air delights by hacking…

New EPA Ruling Means Lawnmowers, Boat Engines Likely To Get Catalytic Converters

The Detroit News » 9/05/08 10:40am 9/05/08 10:40am reports on a major emissions-limiting ruling by the EPA Thursday that will affect recreational boats and outdoor power equipment with engines smaller than 25 HP. Small engines, such as those found on boats and lawnmowers, are essentially unregulated, making up as much as 25% of current yearly US CO…

Ford Recalling 470,000 Mustangs - Muscle Car Wars Show Softer Side

Seems that Ford is going out of its way to make sure your Mustang riding, no seatbelt wearing kids won't get overly clobbered in an accident. Ford is recalling 470,000 Mustangs between 2005 and 2008 vintage to recalibrate the airbag deployment force. Seems through internal testing, Ford has determined the airbag may… » 2/27/08 4:00pm 2/27/08 4:00pm

BBC Discovers Air Car, We Chuckle At Fill Up Procedure

We heard about the Tata backed and French developed Air Car back in January and are intrigued by the brilliantly simple concept. It seems the Beeb has caught wind of it too and recently ran the coverage you see above. The numbers on it are pretty exciting for something running like an air compressor with its valves… » 2/13/08 2:30pm 2/13/08 2:30pm