ALUMINUM

The Volkswagen ID.4: What You Need to Know

It was officially unveiled and is ready for order. What Scott Keogh, CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, calls “The most important launch for VW since the Beetle”

Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, AutoBeat Group

2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak By the Numbers

Some of these digits are absolutely remarkable, as the car itself undoubtedly is, as well
#Dodge #Fiat

Structural Engineering the 2021 Lexus IS

The compact sport sedan from Lexus is not just track-tested, but track-developed
#HP #Lexus #Toyota

What’s It Weigh?

A comparative look at vehicle mass. The attention to weight certainly seems to be a common thread among OEMs.
#Hyundai #Dodge #HP

VW Aero Car from the 1980s

Yes, it is highly aerodynamic. And for a car with 177 hp, fast. But not exactly the stuff of daily driving.
#HP #tech #Volkswagen

November 5, 9am CST

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Mixed Material Joining Study Performed

Let’s face it, steel and other materials—say aluminum—are going to be joined, so the Auto/Steel Partnership decided to determine what processes work best

Laser Blanking Line Means Significant Material Save

Increase production and save material. Seems like a double win for the sheet metal shop.
#Schuler

Cars Without Coffee: Bennion Designs Corvettes. And Drives Them, Too.

Eighth in a series. Why wouldn’t he have a 660-hp Corvette in his garage?
#Chevrolet #people #tech

JLR Uses Aerospace Sensors to Test Lightweight Materials

New metals and advanced composites will be subject to extreme conditions

Tesla Goes Large on Aluminum Castings

House-sized aluminum casting machines would replace most robots.
#chassis #tech #body

JLR Targets Increased Use of Recycled Aluminum

Putting materials back to work to help curb manufacturing emissions
#Land Rover #Jaguar

A Stronger Aluminum Alloy from Novelis

High-strength aluminum alloy from Novelis has no compromises on formability, safety, or NVH
#Novelis

Alfa Brings Back an Up-to-Date GTA

The company is celebrating its 110th anniversary this year, and a smokin’ fast tribute car is part of the celebration
#Carbon #AlfaRomeo #HP

Jeep's Off-Road Electric Mountain Bike

Even Jeep enthusiasts who can’t afford a Renegade or Wrangler can get one of these.
#Jeep

Uniti One: Another Scandinavian EV

Uniti has announced that its city car, the Uniti One, is open for deposits. If you live in Sweden or the UK.
#Carbon

The Koenigsegg Jesko Has An Amazing Engine

It is hard to believe that this is a vehicle in “serial” production with such extraordinary powertrain performance
#HP #engineer #Koenigsegg

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator is Engineered for Quiet Flight

Where poetry meets engineering. Really.
#Lincoln #Ford #HP