通知

購物車

訂單備註
訂單摘要
折扣: $0.00
運費: $0.00
總價: $0.00
優惠碼

Driving a powerful, rear-wheel drive sports car like the BMW M3 in a blizzard isn’t something we’d recommend, but if you have the skills, it can be quite an enjoyable experience.

YouTuber Tedward is the proud owner of an E92-generation BMW M3 and when Boston was hit with a blizzard, he decided against locking his car away in a garage; instead, he opted to drive it and appeared to have quite a lot of fun doing so.

Watch Also: The Stig Leaves Top Gear Test Track, Goes Drifting In A BMW M3 GTS

The E92 M3 is powered by a 414 hp, 4.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 that sends power to the rear wheels. While the car was available from the factory with a six-speed manual transmission, Tedward’s car has the optional seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that does make things a little easier. Nevertheless, a rear-wheel drive sports coupe with more than 400 hp probably isn’t the first car you would choose to drive in these conditions.

In his video, the YouTuber mentions that his M3 is sitting on a set of Vredestein Wintrac Pro tires that work wonders in the snow. Evidently, he also has a lot of snow-driving experience and is able to effortlessly powerslide through corners. When driving on the highway, he mentions just how important it is to drive with a very light grip on the steering wheel, allowing the car to gently slide rather than trying to resist even the most subtle of movements.

 


Whether we like it or not, we may have to get used to the Mustang nameplate being used to describe a variety of body shapes. If the Mustang Mach E is anything to go by, there’s a good chance these new creations will share nothing more than a passing resemblance to the core Mustang product.

But what if Ford had gone a different way? What if they had decided to create a line of off-roaders that directly resembled the Mustang’s aggressive front end. Well, thanks to what we can only assume is some kind of impassioned Frenchman, we can wonder no more.

Behold, the amalgamation of a Mustang and an F-150 pick-up. As far as nose-swaps go, it’s not the worst thing we’ve come across, even if it does manage to hurt our brains just a little. If anyone’s seen the somewhat disappointing 2008 reboot of Knight Rider, where K.I.T.T morphed from a Mustang into an F-150, among other Fords, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s some kind of concept from the show.

Read More: Mazda RX-8 Trades On-Road Handling For Off-Roading Capability

The F-150, which is very much still a pick-up underneath, complete with 5.4-liter Triton engine, seems to have had a nose-cut off of a fifth-generation Shelby Mustang grafted on to it. The grille, hood, and fenders seem to line-up surprisingly well, although things get a little ropey around the front bumper, which appears to have had its chin extended in an attempt to match the rest of the F-150’s dimensions.

The truck was offered for sale on the French trading site Leboncoin. Perhaps more remarkable than the creation itself is the fact that it’s now listed as sold. Offered initially at €28,500, the seller was also open to trades.

But we want to know what you think: should this Mustang-ified pick-up be allowed to terrorize the French countryside? Should it be killed with fire? Let us know in the comments below.

PHOTO GALLERY
more photos...

Hat tip to David. 

This design study from former Volvo Studio intern Kevin Goldwasser shows us a shared mobility concept that might just catch on as it appears to answer the lesser asked question of ‘what may car sharing look like for those who like vehicles to have some character?’

Rather than envisioning some kind of driverless transportation pod, this concept encompasses Volvo as a lifestyle brand. It aims to provide an all-in-one solution for shared mobility, embracing those who like to lead an active lifestyle.

“I created this ‘Volvo Experience’ which offers customizable trips with a car fitted to every situation,” says Goldwasser. “The customer can choose what kind of trip he or she wants to take, by choice of terrain or activity.”

See Also: What If The Jeep Grand Cherokee L Was A Sedan Instead?

Unlike the vast majority of shared mobility concepts, this design study avoids focusing solely on automotive-soul-sucking issues such as congestion or emissions. Instead, it wants to provide a one-size-fits-all alternative that facilitates everything — from mountain biking to surfing. It does so with customizable interior configurations and even external add-ons such as a camping roof. “I wanted to think of a sharing service that enables every sports or nature enthusiast to book such a car, if only for a few days,” says Goldwasser.

Design-wise, the Volvo Experience takes inspiration from the boxy-yet-iconic lines of the Volvo 240 Estate. In contrast, the inspiration for some of the more flowing surfaces was drawn from Volvo’s P1800S Rocket.

See: A GM Intern Designed This Chevy Caravan SS, A Modern Coupe-Wagon Study

The idea of an all-round lifestyle car isn’t a new one (Citroen C3 Pluriel, anyone?). But when it comes to a shared mobility concept, it’s an exciting solution that may appeal to manufactures and users alike.

The design study’s creator, Kevin Goldwasser, is a technology management graduate who also interned at BMW and Audi‘s design departments. While the Volvo Vision may never see the light of day, it’s a fascinating glimpse into the kind of solution manufacturers might want to consider giving us one day.

Note: This is an independent design concept from Kevin Goldwasser and is not related to or endorsed by Volvo

PHOTO GALLERY
more photos...