Todays article is in relation to automotive performance wheels and the production of the wheels. We are cross-examining the quality differences between high production alloy wheels made form aluminum and a conventional steel wheel. Initially aftermarket wheels came into the automotive industry to improve one of two things, performance in terms of rotating mass or looks and or improve the actual appearance of the vehicle in which they are going onto. We are going cross examine and comparing both physical appearances as well as how a performance racing wheel stacks up to some of the other brands available on the market. Most companies manufacturer for performance alloy wheels that has been around since early 2014, they started out on the market producing 4 different wheels and has since expanded to carry around 8 different models. As with all aluminum alloy wheels the production stage can be done one of two way, the current method to produces rims is done through a cast setup not forged. Cast is a highly used method for the production of metal goods because it is low cost and produces a strong and reliable product that is both lightweight and cost affordable.
Found this video online of the basketball superstar Lebron James and the day of a life. Not a traditional automotive video but check out the 458 at the start of the video.
When we first got word of the auto manufacturer VLF we had to do some background research on the brand as it was not a easily recognizable or super well known auto manufacturer. Long story short the company recently released a brand new vehicle to the lineup, my first look at the vehicle and all I can think of is Maserati Gransport replica, or perhaps a Fisker? Upon further research we discovered the company was founded by the Bob Lutz, an ex employee of the late Fisker motor car company.
Fisker whom is now out of business (since 2012) under went a part out of the company and was completely restructured, the Destino was already in production and it was rumoured the design was fired off to the new company! Perhaps it was destiny this vehicle needed to come to life?
The Destino is basically a Fisker with a corvette LS9 motor underneath its bonnet, no shortage on this beast of a vehicle and the looks are stunny as well! End of the day I still see Maserati on the body lines.
Tuesday may have come a shock to the 375,000 some people whom have forked out for a deposit on the latest Elon Musk Project (Tesla Model 3). Tesla will be charging Model 3 Owners to access and use the companies supercharger stations a move that may have been unexpected for many customers considering the last 3 vehicles manufactured by the Tech / Auto manufacturer have been structured around offering a complimentary charging platform.
“Free Supercharging fundamentally has a cost,” Musk, 44, said in shareholder meeting early Tuesday morning. Musk identifies some key suggestions and made hints towards charging your phone at home and at work. The emphasis surrounding the vehicles seems to be pointing in the direction of less use on the supercharger stations and more in house charging.
What are your thoughts on the newly released charging PR, is this expected? At the end of the day a energy resource is still needed to propel a vehicle forward are we switching from petroleum to electricity? is this Beneficial, let us know below.
To learn more about the Tesla Model 3 and the Charging platform check out the link below.