The Truth About Cars » prototype http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:20:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » prototype http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com 2016 BMW i8 Review – The ‘Affordable’ Plug-In Supercar http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2016-bmw-i8-review-affordable-plug-supercar/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2016-bmw-i8-review-affordable-plug-supercar/#comments Wed, 06 Jan 2016 16:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1254521 “Looks like sex, goes like stink” is the usual supercar mantra, but BMW’s guru was humming a different tune when penning the i8. You see, the i8 isn’t just a sexy car with “butterfly doors.” It’s also a production prototype of sorts styled after BMW’s 2009 Vision EfficientDynamics concept. Most supercars have exotic engines with high cylinder counts and […]

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“Looks like sex, goes like stink” is the usual supercar mantra, but BMW’s guru was humming a different tune when penning the i8. You see, the i8 isn’t just a sexy car with “butterfly doors.” It’s also a production prototype of sorts styled after BMW’s 2009 Vision EfficientDynamics concept. Most supercars have exotic engines with high cylinder counts and […]

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One Of The Best Jobs In The Auto Industry? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/one-of-the-best-jobs-in-the-auto-industry/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/one-of-the-best-jobs-in-the-auto-industry/#comments Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:51:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=873362 I’m honored to say that we have a few members of the B&B who are involved with Ford Australia, but sadly, Neil Trickey isn’t one of them. Trickey’s official title is “Prototype Build Co-Ordinator”, and his duties include camouflaging new cars before they hit the road. While Trickey’s exact tactics are trade secrets, the short […]

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I’m honored to say that we have a few members of the B&B who are involved with Ford Australia, but sadly, Neil Trickey isn’t one of them. Trickey’s official title is “Prototype Build Co-Ordinator”, and his duties include camouflaging new cars before they hit the road. While Trickey’s exact tactics are trade secrets, the short […]

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Successful 3D Printed Metal Gun Has Implications for Automotive Prototypers, Restorers & Customizers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/successful-3d-printed-metal-gun-has-implications-for-automotive-prototypers-restorers-customizers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/successful-3d-printed-metal-gun-has-implications-for-automotive-prototypers-restorers-customizers/#comments Fri, 08 Nov 2013 14:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=645162 Solid Concepts, a 3D Printing services company, has announced that it has successfully manufactured a functioning 3D printed metal gun. To produce the more than 30 parts needed to assemble a classic 1911 design, Solid Concepts used a 3D printing process that deposits powdered metals that are then sintered with a laser. The result is […]

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Solid Concepts, a 3D Printing services company, has announced that it has successfully manufactured a functioning 3D printed metal gun. To produce the more than 30 parts needed to assemble a classic 1911 design, Solid Concepts used a 3D printing process that deposits powdered metals that are then sintered with a laser. The result is […]

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Listen To The Sound Of Porsche’s Four-Cylinder Future http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/listen-to-the-sound-of-porsches-four-cylinder-future/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/listen-to-the-sound-of-porsches-four-cylinder-future/#comments Thu, 04 Aug 2011 15:28:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=405809 For the first time since the days of the 912, Porsche will be selling cars with a boxer-four engine. This new engine will power everything from the forthcoming “Baby Boxster” to the next generation of Boxster and Cayman, likely differentiated by different states of turbocharged tune. Here, a mule of the next-gen Cayman (released in […]

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For the first time since the days of the 912, Porsche will be selling cars with a boxer-four engine. This new engine will power everything from the forthcoming “Baby Boxster” to the next generation of Boxster and Cayman, likely differentiated by different states of turbocharged tune. Here, a mule of the next-gen Cayman (released in […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: How Not To Set A ‘Ring Record Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-how-not-to-set-a-ring-record-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-how-not-to-set-a-ring-record-edition/#comments Mon, 11 Jul 2011 16:46:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=402187 With a new generation of BMW 3-Series on the way, you expect to see plenty of photos of it testing on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife. What you don’t expect to see: photos of it being towed through the “Green Hell.” According to Auto Motor und Sport, this prototype’s breakdown on the ‘ring is “unusual at this […]

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With a new generation of BMW 3-Series on the way, you expect to see plenty of photos of it testing on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife. What you don’t expect to see: photos of it being towed through the “Green Hell.” According to Auto Motor und Sport, this prototype’s breakdown on the ‘ring is “unusual at this […]

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Let’s Do it Again: Toyota and Tesla Build RAV4 EV http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/let%e2%80%99s-do-it-again-toyota-and-tesla-build-rav4-ev/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/let%e2%80%99s-do-it-again-toyota-and-tesla-build-rav4-ev/#comments Sat, 17 Jul 2010 11:02:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=361054 Finally something tangible out of the Toyota/Tesla-hookup: Tesla and Toyota will build an electric version of Toyota’s RAV4 compact crossover.  According to a communiqué by Toyota, the two companies signed an agreement to that effect. The E-RAV4 is supposed to be available in the United States in 2012. So fast? Well, it’s as simple as […]

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Finally something tangible out of the Toyota/Tesla-hookup: Tesla and Toyota will build an electric version of Toyota’s RAV4 compact crossover.  According to a communiqué by Toyota, the two companies signed an agreement to that effect. The E-RAV4 is supposed to be available in the United States in 2012. So fast? Well, it’s as simple as […]

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Finally: Toyota And Tesla Make Something With Wheels http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/finally-toyota-and-tesla-make-something-with-wheels/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/finally-toyota-and-tesla-make-something-with-wheels/#comments Sat, 12 Jun 2010 16:53:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=358742 When Toyota announced their share purchase / NUMMI deal with Tesla, the greenies rejoiced, the skeptics said it’s just an elegant way to unload NUMMI. Toyota said they are mildly interested in Tesla, in a venture capital kind of way. As in: here is some money and a factory we no longer need. Would be […]

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When Toyota announced their share purchase / NUMMI deal with Tesla, the greenies rejoiced, the skeptics said it’s just an elegant way to unload NUMMI. Toyota said they are mildly interested in Tesla, in a venture capital kind of way. As in: here is some money and a factory we no longer need. Would be […]

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Quote Of The Day: The Politics Of Limitless Speed Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/quote-of-the-day-the-politics-of-limitless-speed-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/quote-of-the-day-the-politics-of-limitless-speed-edition/#comments Tue, 27 Apr 2010 21:45:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=354467 Deutsche Straßen sind nicht der Nürburgring. But there I go, quoting German Minister of Transportation Peter Ramsauer out of context, and in the original. Herr Ramsauer’s rebuke comes on news of a late-night crash involving a future Mercedes ML Class prototype, that resulted in the death of a 26-year old man over the weekend. The […]

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Deutsche Straßen sind nicht der Nürburgring. But there I go, quoting German Minister of Transportation Peter Ramsauer out of context, and in the original. Herr Ramsauer’s rebuke comes on news of a late-night crash involving a future Mercedes ML Class prototype, that resulted in the death of a 26-year old man over the weekend. The […]

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Volt Birth Watch 172: 3rd Generation Sustainability? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/volt-birth-watch-172-3rd-generation-sustainability/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/volt-birth-watch-172-3rd-generation-sustainability/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2009 16:55:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=336235 “In every deliberation, we must consider the impact on the seventh generation,” goes a famous line in the Great Law of the Iroquois, “even if it requires having skin as thick as the bark of a pine.” Though TTAC tests the thickness of GM’s skin on a daily basis, GM is ahead of the seven-generation […]

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“In every deliberation, we must consider the impact on the seventh generation,” goes a famous line in the Great Law of the Iroquois, “even if it requires having skin as thick as the bark of a pine.” Though TTAC tests the thickness of GM’s skin on a daily basis, GM is ahead of the seven-generation […]

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