The Ten Greatest Automotive Ideas Of 2014

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The 2016 Mazda Miata is brilliant because it managed to prove you can build a compact sports car despite all of today's strict regulations. Here are another ten automotive ideas that will make 2015 better.

10.) Audi's Virtual Cockpit


The 2015 Audi TT comes with this clever LCD instrument panel and integrated HVAC controls. They save money and make your life easier.

Suggested By: Pessimippopotamus, Photo Credit: Audi AG

9.) Chevy's Performance Data Recorder


Forget GoPros and various phone apps. Just pop in an SD card in, and analyze the hell out of your performance in the C7, which remains awesome.


Suggested By: mkbruin, VP of XJ, Photo Credit: GM

8.) Renault's R&Go


How to integrate phones when it comes to cheap cars? Vive la France, that's how!

Suggested By: tapzz, Photo Credit: Renault

7.) Local Motors' 3D Printing Experiment


3D printing is a big deal since it will give us complicated parts for a price that no other manufacturing process could compete with. Just ask Christian von Koenigsegg.


Suggested By: drivingmsdaisycrazy, Photo Credit: jonathon_klein

6.) Ford's Aluminum Truck


Ford made a long-term investment by switching from steel to aluminum in order to save weight. A huge step in the right direction.

Suggested By: nermal, Photo Credit: Ford

5.) Dodge's Hellcats


While making cars more efficient is a top priority for all car makers, Dodge came in to point out that we must also not forget how to have fun. The game is on!

Suggested By: Arch Duke Maxyenko, SHAZAM!, Photo Credit: SRT

4.) Diesels In Half-Ton Trucks


Diesel power is the standard for trucks in most parts of the world, but America is not one of them. At least not yet.


Suggested By: ezeolla, Photo Credit: Nissan

3.) Volvo's 450 HP Four Banger


450 horsepower from a 2.0 four-cylinder. Now, imagine it with some added electricity. Boom!


Suggested By: Alphafox, Photo Credit: Máté Petrány/Jalopnik

2.) Tesla's AWD Model S

Zero emissions, zero to sixty in 3.2 seconds. Basically, it's as fast as a McLaren F1.


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1.) BMW's Cheap Carbon Fiber


BMW will give you a car with a CFRP tub for $41,350. Today.

Suggested By: I drive an Auto - Deal with it, Photo Credit: BMW

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