There are a lot of race car fanatics that enjoy the sport, as well as, collecting car racing mementos. Whether it is to relive the rush that comes when watching cars compete or to envision themselves as the driver speeding down the track, collecting items of cars is one that many revel in. If you are one of these enthusiasts and have $125,000 to spend, then the Porsche 917 Le Mans Raceway may be the latest addition to your growing car collection.
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It’s hard to believe that the Acura brand has been in America for a quarter century. There was a time when luxury cars were either American or German and Japanese vehicles were the economic selection during a time when gas was starting to skyrocket. Now, 25 years later, Acura continues to be a force in the luxury automotive market.
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The Nissan Leaf and Chevy Colt are often mentioned alongside each other, but that doesn't seem to be sitting too well with Nissan, which has released a new ad that not only pokes fun at gas-powered vehicles in general, but takes a very specific jab at the Volt as well.
Today, rubber components found on cars are synthetic, which means they're made from petroleum. But Ford is currently working on a way to not only make these components from a sustainable source, but to also eliminate a pesky weed in the process.
Ford's engineers have developed a potential petroleum-rubber replacement that's made from the common dandelion. The milky white substance created from the plant could potentially be used in cup holders, floor mats, and interior trim pieces, to name a few applications. And since the dandelions would be sourced locally, this also cuts down on shipping costs.
It's been six years since Honda pulled the plug on the much loved Acura NSX sportscar, but it looks like the car may be getting a revival: at least in spirit.
Hybrid and electric cars are slowly gaining in popularity, but Honda may have its sites set on another market as well: motorcycles.