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With all the new products that are out Motormood came out with something and entertaining, the CarMoji!  Going with the trending emojis that are used on our phones… Motormood decided to bring it to life with these light up emojis for your car.

ESE Industries, a group of designers and engineers that love carbon fiber, came to The SEMA Show with the E1 full carbon fiber wheel.

These wheels starting at a mere 11 lbs per wheel are significantly lighter than any light weight metal wheel.  Since the weight has been lifted from the wheel that means improved rotational inertia.  Faster acceleration and better braking with less rotational mass.  Less rotational mass means less horsepower being robbed from the wheels and given back to the driver.  The E1 are rated for a 3850 LB axle car.

A start-up company called MobileSpike may just have created a way to make car chases shorter all while keeping police officers safer. They are developing a deployable mobile tire-spike system.

Currently, police officers have to try and plan ahead and determine where the criminal is headed and throw tire spikes out on the street in hopes that the bad guy runs over them.

The deployable MobileSpike system will eliminate guess work, and will keep officers out of the way of an oncoming vehicle. It allows police to drive up next to a perpetrator’s car and flatten the tires, thus ending the chase.

The system will be integrated into the already existing push bar front bumpers of police cars. At the press of a button the hydraulic system shoots out an arm that extends several feet from the side of the police vehicle. Mounted to the end of the arm is a spike strip ready to

Do you dream about flying through dirt on winding forest roads at triple digit speeds while your co-driver yells out a lyrical assault of pace notes?

Do you long for the feeling of getting the best times on the worlds greatest rally stages, beating out the greats like Colin Mcrae, Sebastien Loeb, David Higgins, and Ken Block?

Do you have that deep down urge to jump on the hood of your rally car and spray champagne everywhere after winning the over all championship points?

Do you crave all this but just don’t have the funds to get a team and an insane rally car put together?

Well, rally fans rejoice! You can live out those fantasies on your PC right now by playing Dirt Rally in the comfort of your own home. Don’t worry if you are not a PC gamer though, come April 5, 2016 you will be able to feel the same

The history of the automobile has been a history of innovation. Throughout the many decades of automobile production, cars have been the testbed for many engineering ideas and principles. Some things have stuck and became mainstream, but many more ideas have been applied and then scrapped for one reason or another. Sometimes because of budget or production strain, sometimes out of redundancy or necessity, and sometimes because it’s a concept that never truly worked in the real world.

Many times we hear of things being “ahead of their time” concepts that are truly innovative and forward thinking, but never fleshed out because the technology was in its infancy or there were too many teething problems as it were in production and application. One concept that wasn’t necessarily radical, but maybe a little too complex was Audi’s inboard caliper brake system later known as “UFO brakes”.

While Barrett-Jackson is primarily known for auctioning classic and collector vehicles, a fun attraction offered away from the bidding block is a ride and drive experience hosted by various automotive manufacturers. Friday in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, I had the opportunity to do test drives  in  the  2015 Ford Ecoboost Mustang and V6-powered Chevrolet Camaro and go for rides in a 2015 Ford Mustang V8, 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, 2015 Dodge Viper and a 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat.

The 2015 Ecoboost Mustang is fun. I was limited to a speed of 25 miles per hour, but could tell it’s the perfect vehicle for someone who wants to look cool and own a new muscle car yet needs good gas mileage for commutes. But after my short drive around the four-corner track I wanted more power.

Satisfaction came in the form of the V8 Mustang as the expert driver expertly navigated the course

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