Chevy Embarrasses Ford, Honda Ridgeline Embarrasses Them All
Shots fired. It was started when Chevrolet released a video comparing the Silverado’s steel bed with the Ford F-150’s aluminum bed. With almost 4.5 million hits on YouTube alone, Chevy has stirred up some series controversy. Ford’s pickup bed was essentially ruined from the testing, while Chevy’s bed only receiving a few dents.
Three days later, Honda ran a similar test, dumping 800 pounds of rough landscaping stones in the back of its truck. The all-new Honda Ridgeline is smaller than the Silverado & F-150, but Honda wants to prove can run with the big boys. Honda Ridgeline comes standard with a composite bed. You may consider the standard composite bed to be an unfair advantage, but the standard Ridgeline truck bed held up with virtually no damage compared to the Silverado and F-150.
Of course, Honda had to show off the innovative in-bed trunk and dual-action tailgate. Are you convinced?
Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100 Concept Looks Bizarre
Rolls-Royce put together a “vision vehicle” to reflect the company’s future, the VISION NEXT 100. This unreal car resembles nothing we’ve ever seen. Of course vehicle designs evolve over the years, but it’s hard to imagine a vehicle like this becoming reality, even over the course of a century.
“With the Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100 we were mindful not to dwell on the past. We wanted to be as innovative as possible and at the same time transcend the design history of the marque”.
Giles Taylor, Director of Design, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
To learn more, read the Rolls-Royce Press Release.
Subaru Reveals 2017 BRZ Yellow Special Edition
Subaru announced this week that 500 units of a yellow 2017 Subaru BRZ will be made available next year. The all-new BRZ will feature more than an engaging color, it will also have yellow interior accents, Brembo performance brakes, SACHS performance shocks, spoiler, LED headlamps, and more. There are few RWD cars left like the BRZ, so we are eager to see this new sports car compares to the previous model year.
Read more in Subaru’s Press Release.
Self-Driving Car Regulations Are Coming in July
As companies race to develop self-driving vehicles, there are lots of questions regarding regulations. Even if carmakers can make a safe, functional self-driving car for mass production, there may be future legislation that could throw a wrench into development. The NHTSA is pushing for quick legislation, as self-driving cars have been proven to be twice as safe as human drivers. Currently, 15 states have proposed laws surrounding self-driving cars in the last year.