Aston Martin cars are generally known for their elegant design, despite their somewhat lowly status among luxury cars. The 2017 Aston Martin DB11 does not deviate from this trend, possessing the appearance of a big-budget attempt from the low-volume luxury car maker. This vehicle does have features one would normally expect from a much bigger car maker.

The 2017 Aston Martin DB11 boasts of a slew of technological achievements, which include the twin-turbocharged V-12 engine with cylinder deactivation. This vehicle competes against a lot of ultra-luxury tourers, such as the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso, Bentley Continental GT and the Maserati GranTurismo. The most striking characteristic in this regard is the appearance, which is a bold statement of style.

In terms of performance, the 2017 Aston Martin DB11 boasts a 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-12 engine, which produces 600 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. This is about 10 pounds lighter than the 6.0 V-12 engine from the DB9, and the compact design of the vehicle helps set the engine back 3.3 inches behind the front wheels for better weight distribution.2017 Aston Martin DB11

Inside the vehicle is just as classy as the exterior. There is an abundance of leather and electronics, high-quality materials which do adequate justice to the $212,000 price tag on the vehicle. There are two rear seats, even though it is likely that those won’t be used very often. Also, Aston Martin states that it created sonic identities for its new cars. Thus, the vehicle has a distinctive tone, sound and feel for every surface and indicator.

There is no data yet on the safety of the vehicle. However, there are some safety features built-in. for example, there are six-piston calipers on 15-7-inch rotors in front, and four-piston calipers on 14.1-inch rotors in the back, which help stop the car from its highest speeds. There is a standard complement of traction systems which help keep the car on the road, and a set of eight standard airbags.

Apart from the lack of safety information, there’s not much to be disappointed in about the 2017 Aston Martin DB11.

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Some people like certain cars because of some very specific qualities. For some, it’s the design. For others, the engine specifications are most important. Fans of the Audi S7 will be pleased to find out that the 2018 Audi S7 and the RS 7 are built to fulfill those needs. These cool cars are something of a rarity in the automotive marketplace, a pair of high-performance five-door hatchbacks with room for five passengers.

Both models are based on the Audi A7. However, the 2018 Audi S7 differs from the A7 in that it has a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine, rated at 450 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. The RS 7 is rated even higher, at 560 hp and 518 pound-feet of torque in standard tune. The RS 7 Performance model can get up to 605 hp and 553 pound-feet of torque.2018 Audi S7

In spite of these, both vehicles move power to all four corners through an 8-speed automatic gearbox. There are also the suspension settings, which are firm but not unmanageable. In terms of the interior, both the S7 and the RS 7 resemble the standard A7. However, they differ in some trim finishings, and also the design of the upholstery.

The most defining characteristic of the 2018 Audi S7 and the RS7, and what sets them apart from vehicles like the Audi S6, the BMW M550i, the M5, the Mercedes AMG E43 and the E63 is the hatchback configuration. A sloping roofline means that both vehicles are a bit cramped for space in the back seats. Thus, they are not as roomy as one would expect from a station wagon. However, these cool cars offer more utility and a far more attractive shape than a regular sedan.

The 2018 Audi S7 comes in Premium and Prestige trim levels, while the RS7 is available in Standard or Performance trim levels. There’s more than enough optional equipment to customize both cool cars to your taste, but from the get-go, both are well equipped.

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Lexus cars have always been admired for their gorgeous yet boring cars. However, this time the company has pulled out all the stops to make a completely different-looking vehicle. The 2018 Lexus LC  is described by some as the most convincing show of courage from Lexus ever since the company announced the 1990 LS.

The 2018 Lexus LS is said to be the best car designed by the company. Even though it weighs as much as an SUV, its handling is said to be so fluid, and the ride so resilient, that it was compared to a high-end sports car. Indeed, it bears an uncanny resemblance to some of the most popular sports cars in the world.

The 2018 Lexus LC drives a sharp counterpoint to the most recent Lexus sports car, which is the Lexus LFA. It has a completely different shape. One can see a slight resemblance to a Jaguar F-Type, a Renault Alpine GTA, and some other cool cars.2018 Lexus LC

In terms of performance, the go-to model in the LC series is the LC 500. This vehicle has a 5.0-liter V8 naturally aspirated engine, which gives 467 horsepower and 389 pound-feet of torque. The 2018 Lexus LC 500 goes from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds, so it compares favorably with some of the fast cars around. the vehicle has a top speed of 168 mph.

The 2018 Lexus LC is built on a platform shared with an upcoming LS sedan. The body is made of a combination of steel, aluminum and carbon fiber, which combines beautiful to give the vehicle a rigidity that does not affect handling in any way.

At about 4,435 pounds, the Lexus LC weighs as much as a Porsche Cayenne. However, this is not so obvious at first glance. That’s how beautifully designed the vehicle is. The 2018 Lexus LC is described as the most extroverted Lexus ever, and the company has put a lot of effort in making this possible. It’s almost like the company is fighting off a “boring” tag.

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The 2017 Mazda CX-3 is said to be one of the cool cars to be produced this year. This is not just because of the looks. According to reviews, the vehicle retains the big selling points of previous models: the handling and the price. Also, it looks quite good, so users will definitely be pleased to give it a try.

The Mazda CX-3 is closely related to the Mazda 2, which is sold in the US as the Toyota Yaris iA. However, some have rated the 2017 Mazda CX-3 as a hatchback version of a small Mazda sedan. For one thing, the vehicle is modeled in Mazda’s stylish Kodo design language, with flowing forms and the athletic style on the inside. This is a design style not found in many small SUVs. However, the only thing that takes anything away from the overall design of this new car is that the monochrome gauges look too cheap.2017 Mazda CX-3

Now, the engine is not one of the strongest in the world, being a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine with 146 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. However, this is good enough to make driving fun. Also, reports state that the vehicle has good fuel mileage, good enough to compare with the Honda HR-V. Furthermore, the available all-wheel drive system includes useful predictive features. These help to spin up the wheels of the vehicle whenever they need more power, and in some cases this can be achieved from a standstill.

All these features would not be particularly important if the car gets completely crushed in a collision. Thus, the 2017 Mazda CX-3 was rated a Top Safety Pick+ for 2017. This rating reflects good crash safety and shows that the vehicle has advanced safety features. Also, Mazda has made a suite of active safety features on the vehicle. These include active cruise control, lane-departure warning, adaptive headlights, automatic emergency braking and rain-sensing wipers.

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Automobile manufacturer Audi usually makes its cars Quattro all-wheel drive. Therefore, a rear-wheel drive vehicle from the company is quite unexpected. However, that is exactly what the company did with the rear-wheel drive Audi R8. This supercar is based on the R8 LMS racing car. However it brings all the qualities of that car to public streets. The result of this is the new Audi R8 V10 RWS.

Stephen Winkemann, CEO of Audi Sport GmbH, said of the vehicle:

“The R8 V10 RWS is made for purists. A limited-edition special model for customers with an appreciation for essential driving enjoyment, the R8 V10 RWS is an absolutely exclusive offer.”

Of this very special new car, only 999 will be built. According to the company, there will be both Coupe and Spyder convertible variants. Each of these fast cars will have a mid-mounted 5.2-liter FSI V10 engine, which is good for 540 horsepower, just as is obtainable from the R8 V10 quattro. The Coupe version is expected to be able to go 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds, while the Spyder should be able to do that in 3.8 seconds. Top speed will be 198.8 mph in the Coupe and 197.6 mph in the Spyder.Audi R8 V10 RWS

Driving will surely feel different from the regular R8. The R8 V10 RWS pushes all of its power to its rear wheels. According to Audi, there are some real advantages to this setup. One of these is weight. The R8 V10 RWS weighs 3,505 pounds without the driver, which is more than 110 pounds lighter than the R8 V10 quattro.

This means that the new car has one ability that the old one doesn’t: the ability to drift. When you select Dynamic mode in the vehicle’s drive select drive handling systems, and switch the Stabilization Control ESC to Sport, you can do controlled drifts on the vehicle.

Orders for the Audi R8 V10 RWS will open later this year in Germany and other European countries. Deliveries are expected later. The Coupe will start at 140,000 euros, while the Spyder will start at 153,000 euros.

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When driving, there are a number of things that you should not even think of doing. Texting while driving is one of the most irresponsible and dangerous of them. However, in spite of every effort by the authorities to curb this activity, a lot of people still text while driving. Now, a group of engineering researchers from the University of Waterloo has come up with a possible solution to this problem. This group developed a system which uses a combination of cameras and artificial intelligence to determine if a driver is engaged in distracted driving.

This setup detects hand movements which are different from normal driving behavior. It then classifies the according to their potential threat level. Also, the system takes into account the length of particular actions and information about surrounding vehicles. This means that if you text while driving on a busy highway, it would be considered a lot more dangerous than adjusting your car radio on a quiet country road.distracted driving

This system can also be used to trigger protective measures, which include warning the driver about his/her behavior, or temporarily taking control of a car that has self-driving features. Given that distracted driving is reportedly a factor in up to 75 percent of traffic accidents worldwide, this system could be a major benefit. For one thing, drivers that text while driving would be warned of their actions, and punished by losing control of their vehicle if possible.

Here’s a statement by Fakhri Karray, an electrical and computer engineering professor at the University of Waterloo, about the system:

“Distracted driving is one of the major causes of car crashes around the world. In this work, an artificial intelligence-based system is investigated for driver distraction detection. A full prototype with both software and hardware has been designed, implemented and tested, based on the latest tools of deep learning AI and computer vision. The work is motivated by its performance in designing next-generation self-driving cars, and by alerting in real-time a driver of the imminent danger if his or her action when undergoing text messaging, drinking, reaching objects at the back or side seats, calling on the phone, operating a radio, or other devices on the dashboard.”

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What’s the smallest Jeep you can buy? If you value the design over the performance, then you will like the 2017 Jeep Renegade. This is the smallest crossover from Fiat Chrysler’s off-road brand. It continues for its third year with just minor adjustments to the original design of the vehicle.  Right now, there are trim levels for the 2017 Jeep Renegade that include Sport, Latitude and Limited, and also the off-road Trailhawk version.

The Renegade is one of the cool cars that one can see as a way to get Jeep-like off-road capabilities that is easier to use in tight city neighborhoods. This cannot be said for the Compass, Patriot and Cherokee crossovers. The 2017 Jeep Renegade is a tall, upright vehicle, with oversized details. The seven-bar grill is flanked by large, round headlights, and the tail lights have an X shape stamped into them. Jeep says that this is an homage to wartime cars.2017 Jeep Renegade

When it comes to engines, the 2017 Jeep Renegade has a pair of engines. Each of these is offered with a single transmission, but there is also the choice of front-, or all-wheel drive. The base powertrain is a 160-horsepower turbocharged 1.4-liter inline-4, rated at 184 pound-feet of torque, paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. If you want, you can upgrade to 180-hp, 2.4 inline-4 that gives you 175 pound-feet of torque and comes with a 9-speed automatic gearbox.

Reports state that the cool vehicle works quite capably off-road. It includes drive settings for extreme conditions: Mud, Snow, and Sand. The Trailhawk model adds a Rock mode and the ability to crawl at low speeds. This, along with the fact that it’s smaller than a typical field car, makes it one of the cool cars to drive off-road with.

The interior is quite good too, though it does have a few drawbacks. For example, people sitting in the rear seat might not find it as comfortable as the front seats. However, if you slide the front seats forward a little, you can get a bit more space in the back.

The 2017 Jeep Renegade comes in four trim levels. The Sport version does not have air conditioning or cruise control, thus keeping the price at around $20,000. The Limited and Latitude models go for around $22,290. The all-wheel drive adds an extra $2,000, which makes these models more appealing to most drivers.

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Relatively speaking, the 2017 Honda HR-V is a new SUV. However, the company’s efforts in interior packaging have seen the vehicle make a name for itself as the practicality-oriented choice among the new cars of the Honda brand. However, in spite of this, the vehicle missed out on a few features, which happen to be really important.

The 2017 Honda HR-V is not much changed from that of last year. There are three variants of the vehicle, which are the LX, EX and the EX-L trim levels. These come with a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Also, depending on the configuration, there is either a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT. This makes the vehicle one to compete with other cool cars like the Mazda CX-3, Chevrolet Trax and Honda’s very own CR-V band of vehicles.2017 Honda HR-V

The best cars come with the most powerful engines. While the engine of the 2017 Honda HR-V might not be so much, it reportedly offers a modest performance. The vehicle comes with a 1.8-liter, inline-4, 141-horsepower engine. This is paired with either a continuously variable transmission (CVT) or a 6-speed manual transmission. Thus, this new car should feel strong enough to merge safely on highways and do so much more.

The ride quality is quite important. Therefore, Honda has designed the HR-V to be as confident and balanced as possible, n a way that most users would like. The steering is said to be balanced, and the body motions are remarkably well-controlled. In other words, the vehicle was built for everyday driving.

What makes this vehicle stand out among the cool cars is the comfort. The 2017 Honda HR-V has more than 100 cubic feet of interior space on the base LX trim, which makes it the most spacious vehicle of its kind. Back seats have ample space for adults to sit in without any sort of discomfort. If there’s any need, the second-row seats can be folded up to create even more space.

All told, the 2017 Honda HR-V is quite a nice vehicle. It’s not rated among the best cars in the world, but it surely would rank highly to users who like a bit of space in their vehicles.

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