Michael Bay’s Personal Transformers Car Collection Has $2 Million Price Tag – CarBuzz

The Aventador is particularly special as it was commissioned specifically for Bay and the film franchise. The VIN number ends in 1963, celebrating the year in which Lamborghini was founded. Finished in Grigio Titans, it featured in the fourth installment of the franchise, Age of Extinction, and has less than 2,000 miles on the clock and still has the door sill plastic coverings in place.

Each of the cars has a special story. The SLS AMG, for example, was part of the Mercedes press fleet before featuring in Dark Side Of The Moon. Allegedly, it was the first of its kind, with a bespoke interior, to arrive in the USA. In the film, it was driven by Shia LaBeouf’s on-screen girlfriend and Victoria’s Secret Model, Rosie Huntington.


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NASCAR’s Symmetrical Next Gen Cars Are Getting Skewed In Practice – Jalopnik

NASCAR’s newest Next Gen cars may be designed to make these vehicles as symmetrical as possible, but some teams have already found a way around the rules. During this week’s test session at Daytona International Speedway, some cars have been running some fairly excessive skew — and right now, it could very well be totally legal.

Basically, skew refers to the angled nature of the NASCAR Cup Series car. The front end looks like it’s pointing in a different direction than the car is actually going, which gives the whole thing a sort of crab-walk look. The rear axle is mounted on a skew when compared to the whole chassis. For…….


Is Norway the future of cars? – Kathimerini English Edition

The speed by which electric vehicles have taken over Norway has stunned even the cars’ enthusiasts. [Asya Demidova/The New York Times]

Last year, Norway reached a milestone. Only about 8% of new cars sold in the country ran purely on conventional gasoline or diesel fuel. Two-thirds of new cars sold were electric, and most of the rest were electric-and-gasoline hybrids.

For years, Norway has been the world leader in shifting away from traditional cars, thanks to government benefits that made electric vehicles far more affordable and offered extras like letting electric car owners skip some fees for parking and toll roads.

Still, electric car enthusiasts are stunne…….