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From Tractors to SuperCars
When you talk about Lamborghini, people always tend to bring up the heated argument between Ferruccio Lamborghini and Enzo Ferrari. The gist of the argument back then was that Ferruccio found out that the sportscars like Ferrari, Maserati, etc, back then used commercial clutches that were also used in his tractors and cost twice as much. Infuriated by this, when Ferruccio Lamborghini met Enzo Ferrari he commented about it and to which an infuriated Enzo Ferrari replied by saying that Lamborghini
Scuderia Ferrari Celebrate 92 Years of Success in 2021
Monza - Scuderia Ferrari - Michael Schumacher. The perfect recipe to create history. Today, Scuderia Ferrari is synonymous with Formula One. Every new kid on the block, even without prior knowledge in motorsports knows that if there is a Formula One season, Ferrari is going to be on the grid no matter what. Scuderia Ferrari was founded in 1929 and its partnership with Alfa Romeo saw a quickly gaining popularity among motorsport enthusiasts. However, the partnership did not last long and Ferrari
History of the Italian Automotive Industry
When you think about Italy, the first thing that pops up in our minds are the beautiful Italian supercars, namely from brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, etc. However, these big leagues players did not give birth to the automobile legacy in Italy. It was a relatively basic brand called Fiat that spurred the growth of the automobile sector in Italy. Fiat’s role in the growth of the automobile industry was so important that the growth of the industry was almost directly proportional t
SEAT: The Espanol Giant
“Obras son amores y no buenas razones” This is a famous Spanish quote that translates to “Actions speak louder than words”. Yes, we at AutoGuru are on yet another trip, this time to the southwestern part of Europe and the largest country in southern Europe, i.e., Spain. The country is very famous for its beautiful Mediterranean beaches, Football, La Tomatina & the famous Bull fight. We are here to take you on a tour of Spain’s sole active mass-production capable brand, i.e., SEAT or Sociedad
The Land Rover Defender – Go Above and Beyond
The moto of Land Rover says, Above and Beyond. Land Rover was conceived as a part of producing a utility vehicle that could be used for agricultural purposes. Not many know that the first prototype developed had a tractor inspired centre mounted steering in the year 1947. Upon testing they realized that vehicle was very robust, capable as well as versatile. The Land Rover Series 1 was born in 1948 for agricultural and light industrial use. It came with a conventional side steering system and a
Tesla Autopilot
I have always wanted to drive cars and enjoy them thoroughly, even as a child I had a myriad of RC cars which would sadly suffer at my naïve skills and not live long enough. As I grew older, the more I wondered about self-driving cars and if they could have an autopilot feature like that on an aircraft. Today, we live in a time where adaptive cruise control is the basic feature in almost all cars, which translates to borderline autopilot. Today, Elon Musk and Tesla have taken autopilot experienc
Carburetor vs Fuel Injection?
Since the day the first automobile designed by mankind, there has been constant development to make it better and reliable. One such development or rather an improvement in the field of internal combustion engines (ICE) has been the way how the fuel is delivered to the combustion chamber. Yes, we are talking about Carburetors and Fuel Injectors. Before we start off, did you know the engines in the early and starting phase of ICEs used a simple fuel drip system (similar to drip irrigation s
Red Bull Motorsports – Omnipresent
“Gives you wings” – is definitely the apt tagline for the Austrian energy drink giant Red Bull looking at its involvement in various extreme motorsports worldwide. It is this association of the brand which gives it an ‘extreme’ image in front of the world. It also sponsors talented drivers and athletes to give them a chance to rise and shine in their area of expertise. In today's story, we take a look at some of Red Bull’s ventures. Red Bull Racing Formula 1 Team The Red Bull Racing Formula 1
Push Button vs Key
Those were the good old days when you had a key that did most of the stuff in your car. Well, by most of the stuff, I mean, opening the door and then actually turning on the car. Wait, that sounded wrong, but you get it. Slowly, the car key came with buttons and you used those to lock and unlock the doors. But then, as we got lazier, the key turned into a key fob and the slot where the key used to go in, became a button. A Start/Stop button. Today, you even have wristbands to open your can and y
Le Mans
Ever heard about racers running towards their cars to start their race? Well, that’s Le Mans or rather it was Le Mans until late 1960s until it was deemed too dangerous. We all know about Le Mans today thanks to the Ford Vs Ferrari movie that showed us one of the many fierce rivalries in the sport. Automobile Club de l’Ouest was the first group that put together the first Le Mans back in 1923. And since then, more than 100 years later, this race has been one of the major races in the automobile
Monaco GP & F1 Drivers
When it comes to a Formula 1 track with rich history or legacy, the Monaco Grand Prix is amongst the first one to come to mind along with the likes of Silverstone and Nürburgring. Besides being a host to one of the most technical races of the calendar, it is also home to numerous F1 drivers, veteran and rookies. So, in today’s article, we give you a little history lesson about Monaco GP, and the secret reason behind the driver’s staying there. The History of Monaco GP The Monaco Grand Prix p
Renault Megane
It is hard to believe that the Renault Megane is now 25 years old and from 1996 has been a reliable car for the family. Renault missed a couple of years with the Megane but resumed production again in 2016 and replaced the unflattering Renault Fluence. Megane never rose from the mid-range but always stayed there as a worthy competitor. The 6th-generation Megane looks good especially with the C-shaped daytime running lights that add a certain depth to the character of the car. Till date, Renault
Citroen DS – The French Icon
The AutoGuru team is on a tour of France and last week, we introduced you to the leader of innovation, the Citroen Traction Avant. The first mass-produced vehicle built as a Monocoque chassis, contrary to the ladder on frame chassis that was prevalent in those times. It was coupled to a front-wheel-drive system with hydraulic braking and was conceived in just 18 months amidst the financial crisis, which Citroen was going through. The Citroen Traction Avant was produced for 23 years, from 1934 t
CITROEN – A stroll down the memory lane
Citroen S.A. was founded in 1919 by Andre-Gustave Citroen. Andre was a French entrepreneur who freemason and used weaponry for mass manufacturing. However, he gained a passion in the automotive industry in the mid-1910s. He was left with a vacant warehouse after World War I, which he had been using to establish a company named after himself, Citroen. That's how the Citroen corporation began to begin reading to learn more about the Citroen mark, the period of history, and the collection of recen
Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic
One of the most elusive, bewitching, alluring and precious cars in the world is the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic. A shy more than 80 years old, the masterpiece from Bugatti still looks so ravishing and makes your eyes tear up whenever you have a look at it. The company built different models of the same car rather than building a horde of different models back then. The Type 57’s different models were the Galibier sedan, Stelvio convertible, Ventoux two-door sedan, and Atalante coupe. But, only 4
Bugatti Chiron
There are cars that get you from point A to B, then there are cars that get you there faster, then there are supercars and then there is the Bugatti Chiron. Chiron was brought into the lineup back in 2016 and was the one to replace the Veyron. And boy did it have some big shoes to fill. But, the car has exceeded everyone’s expectations and till date with its various iterations, has made all the supercars look like extinct dinosaurs. You might think that from where does Bugatti comes up with
Citroen Traction Avant
In the global automotive industry, we come across a lot of brands that hail from different continents to set-up their shop, and it is ubiquitous for a manufacturer to face financial issues since not every manufacturer has the financial back-up and strong will to withstand the complexity of the market. One such manufacturer is Citroen, the iconic French brand which is now owned by Groupe PSA. Now that our team at AutoGuru is on a tour of France, let’s have a look at one of the most iconic French
Michelin Group
What comes to your mind when you hear the word – Tyre, Tire or Wheel depending on which part of the globe you are reading this article? The image would be a black compound stuck on a vehicle. But, if you are told to name a brand that is associated with the word Tyre, then your first answer most probably would-be Michelin. Michelin is world’s biggest tyre company in all terms, be it market share, volume or products. The French brand is known to make the best tyres for a wide range of automobiles
Team Kshatriya: Brake Assembly
Team Kshatriya are one of the best teams to compete in BAJA SAE INDIA, consisting of a number of highly skilled and productive individuals. They have competed for many years in the competition and in the last year finished the race with a commendable 51st rank out of 429 participating teams. Today, we are going to talk about a very crucial component of their off-roader, brakes. They are one of the few teams that build their own braking systems in the competition. Talk to any motorsport team a
Venturi Automobiles
Monaco is famous for almost everything including the luxurious lifestyle that people have adopted there. From the F1 to super luxury yachts, Monaco is a paradise for every human on this planet. Monaco is the hotspot for every rich person in the world as people from over 100 nations have flocked to Monaco owing its low tax government. Monaco Grand Prix is one of the most well-known Grand Prix’ of all time owing to the star-studded audience that comes to have a piece of the Formula 1 action. Apart
Groupe PSA – The French Biggie!
What do you think is famous in France apart from the Eifel Tower, the magnificent Alps and the much regarded “French Kiss on Eifel Tower” moment? The long comfy, status symbol – Limousine. Yes, the Limo originated from France. We at AutoGuru somehow manage to connect anything with automobiles, don’t we? Today we will be talking about Groupe PSA, the French automotive biggie, which is the 2nd largest manufacturer in Europe and the 11th largest in the world. History Peugeot originally s
Renault's dominance of F1
Today, we have Alonso back to the Alpine F1 team (previously known as Renault F1 team) and fans could not have been more ecstatic. The legend has returned and will partner up with the very talented Esteban Ocon for the 2021 season. Renault has been in the game since 1977 as both an engine supplier and a constructor. 1977 was the year when the company got the turbo engine into Formula 1 in the Renault RS01. Turbo power was not fine-tuned when it was first introduced, but eventually, over the y
Volkswagen - Golf | Polo | Jetta | Passat
So we all know how Volkswagen was commissioned by the Hitler government back in 1937 originally with the name, Gesellschaft Zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH. But, later that year, they changed the name to Volkswagenwerk. Maybe even they got bored with that long name. Mass production of an affordable yet speedy vehicle was the mantra that the company started with. The KdF (Kraft-Durch-Freude)-Wagen was showcased to the public at the Berlin Motor Show in 1939 but soon World War 2 sta
911 – It’s an emergency!
THE PORSCHE 911 - AN ICONIC COMPETITION CAR The Porsche 911 is the first name that hits the minds of petrolheads when they hear the term ideal competition car. The Porsche 911 a.k.a. NEUNELFER is the most popular vehicle produced by Porsche over the years. The iconic Porsche DNA style and mind-blowing strength are the distinguishing characteristics on all Porsche 911 cars to date. Let’s take a spin down the Porsche books of history! 1964 - THE BIRTH OF 911 In September 1964, Porsche AG
What is Porsche’s PDK?
Porsche PDK stands for 'Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe'. Had a “bruh” moment? Yes? Well, #MeToo. Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe when translated from German, it basically means - Porsche Dual-Clutch Gearbox. It’s something more than your regular automatic. Introduced back in 2009 on the 911, the PDK gearbox is now available on every product in the Porsche lineup. So, what exactly is the PDK gearbox? Apart from that tongue twister in name, the PDK is not much different than a DCT (Dual Clutch T
Audi A8
We can sum up the Audi A8 as a car that only a few people will buy and a masterpiece that only one can build. The A8 being the flagship sedan for the Audi brand has a lot of responsibility on its shoulders. That being said, what the car delivers manages to exceed your imagination. From a refined engine to opulent interiors, the big daddy Audi has it all. The Audi is also capable of Level 3 Autonomous driving but it is a long time before we will see it in India. Let’s dive a bit deeper into one o
Porsche Taycan
A taillight like a lightsaber, classic 911-esque side profile, sharp headlights and battery-powered. Voila! We have the first EV from Porsche and boy it looks so good! During development, the benchmark for the Taycan was set. And it was not an easy benchmark. The team had to give this 2.3-tonne car the driving dynamics of a 911 (at least make it as identical as they possibly could). The tie-kahn (Taycan) is the first EV to be powered by an 800-volt electrical structure and feature a 2-speed tran
VW Modular System
Sometimes when we talk about cars, we use acronyms such as MQB, MLB and MEB, but why? And what do they mean? All these acronyms belong to the Volkswagen Group and the platforms that they use across the range of brands under the group. Before we go any further we should talk about what are modular platforms? Modular designs or product platforms are a form of building a broader portfolio for the customers, including niche products, by putting in fewer efforts and maximizing profits. Modular platfo
Formula Student Germany
Motorsports, in general, are known to be dangerous or risky in nature and reality, it is. But that does not stop people from venturing into motorsports. Professional Racing is one part of motorsports that is widely regarded across the globe and it is said that one has to start pretty early to make an early mark in the world of Formula racing. That is why, there are programs for students like Formula Bharat which encourage students to take part in Formula racing and start early as drivers, engin
Audi RS Q8
A 2.3-tonne SUV with the RS badge and you have an SUV that makes you go bonker every time you hit the pedal to the metal. That’s the Audi RS Q8 for you. RS Q8 is something like the Lamborghini Urus after you delete the raging bull from it. This does not come as a surprise as they both share a common MLB platform and come under the Volkswagen brand. The RS Q8 is late to the fast SUV category but seems like it is worth the wait considering all the tech it is loaded with. With the RS Q8, you can t
IIT-Bombay Racing Team - Radiators
Today when we talk about IIT- B and its students, we all directly jump to the conclusion that it is the most prestigious college in India and every student there has the potential to make a mark in the world. With this said, the IIT-B racing team had to be one of the best in the country and currently are living up to their reputation. The IIT-B team is the first in India to use an electronic differential and also holds the highest rank in the Formula Student UK as an Indian team. So we know that
History of BMW
We know BMW as a company that has given us amazing cars to date and will continue doing so for generations to come. But, what we do not know is that the company has manufactured all kinds of products, from kitchen utensils to bicycles to magnificent jet engines. Who knows what more they will manufacture in the coming years? Let’s hope for some swanky spaceships. The history of BMW traces back to 1916 when the formerly known, Bayerische Flugzeugwerke, was brought to life to build aircraft in Muni
The German Motorsports Industry
Germany, a country that has been a pioneer in the automotive industry. It gave us legendary manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and others are bound to have a strong history and background in motorsports.  It is the country which has given us the likes of Sebastien Vettel, Wolfgang von Trips and of course, Michael Schumacher. It is also home to 2 of the most famous racetracks in the world, Hockenheimring and the legendary Nürburgring. The German Karting Championship In the world of
The Influence Of German Technology & Innovation On The Global Auto Industry
Automobiles have come a long way and evolved in multiple ways since the 1st car was patented back in 1886 by Karl Benz. The industry has been one of the centers for technological and design innovations and one such country which has contributed heavily to the auto-sector across the globe is, Germany. The country is home to manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, and Volkswagen that are widely known for their contributions in the field of automotive technology. Let’s have a look at some o
History of Mercedes-Benz
When we hear Mercedes-Benz the very first thing that pops up is luxurious sedans, high-performance cars. The German-giant has a vast range of products available across the globe and is among the best carmakers in the world.  The Mercedes-Benz that we know today, is a 130 years old brand with a rich history and legacy.  Let’s have a trip down the timeline of this brand. The first car Designed and patented in 1886, the three-wheeled “automobile” as the “Benz Patent Motorwagen”. It was made by n
AIOUS Formula Student: Asia's First All-Women Formula Student Team
As we know, India has a huge population and most of us worship cricket, more importantly, the men’s national cricket team. Every kid from a young age knows who Virat Kohli is or Mahendra Singh Dhoni is, but only a select few know about the achievements of the women’s national cricket team or who their star players are. The same goes for the motorsport industry in our country. Motorsports is relatively new in our country and is by far a male-dominated sport. India has a very potent talent pool of
What Makes Porsche So Good?
When Nelly said, “Hey little Porsche, I wanna try ya, crazy baby girl, there ain’t nothing like ya”, we all associated with him a lot. Porsche has been the pinnacle in the automobile industry for ages and every person that has ever owned one never had the want to part ways with it. The company just builds exuberant supercars that send chills down your spine when you look at it and especially when you are behind the wheel. Handling, power, and looks define a Porsche that rolls out of the factory
Audi Quattro - 4WD Maestros
A person who knows about Audi definitely knows about Quattro. Such is the legacy behind the term Quattro. Quattro basically means four in Italian, but to a car enthusiast, when he hears the term Quattro, his mind shifts to a rally track where a four-ringed behemoth is sideways entering a turn at full speed and is the undoubted winner of that race. The original Quattro or also knows as, Ur-Quattro, was first launched in 1980. Although the idea of a high-performance four-wheel-drive car was propo
Bugatti Bolide - The Latest, Lightest, and Fastest Bugatti
Well, whenever we hear about Bugatti, the first thing that comes up in our minds is a gorgeous supercar that has been purely developed to be the fastest in the world. This time is no different. Bugatti has unveiled a new track-only supercar that has been christened the Bolide. The Pur Sang of a supercar promises to deliver a power to weight ratio of just 0.67 kg per horsepower! Bugatti has said that the Bolide is its most extreme, uncompromising, fastest, and lightest vehicle concept. And you kn
The History Of Audi
In today’s history lesson, we are going to learn about the rings that we all love. No, we are not talking about diamond rings, but the four rings that make us smile whenever we look at them. Yes, we are talking about Audi. Audi was technically founded way back in 1885 when the Wanderer Company was established which then later became a branch of Audi. August Horch first established a company called A. Horch & Cie. in the Ehrenfeld district of Cologne in 1899. Shortly after that, in 1909, Horch se
Nurburgring - 'The Green Hell'
Why do all motorheads love Germany? Well, there are many reasons like the Autobahn, the birthplace of the major automobile companies, etc. But, there is one more reason why we love Germany and it is the Nürburgring. The Nürburgring Grand Prix racetrack was built in 1984, but the Nürburgring racetrack was first built in 1927, almost 100 years back! The first layout was designed by Hans Weidenbrück, using the rolling hillsides and plateaus around the Schloß Nürburg to create a massive circuit. The
Volkswagen - Das Auto
Willkommen to Deutschland! Today, we are going to take a walk down the memory lane of Germany’s biggest automobile giant, Volkswagen. The German brand has given the world a long list of superbly well-built and reliable cars over the years, from the iconic Beetle to the Passat and from the Polo to the favorite Golf series. Volkswagen’s tales have strong links to World War 2 and the Nazi party and Adolf Hitler. The idea of the people’s car came in 1937 when Hitler set out to build his dream car,
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: The Best Car In The World Reinvented
Mercedes-Benz has once again gone berserk with their flagship luxury sedan, the S-class.  This gobsmacking W223 (V223 long-wheelbase) has taken a huge leap in terms of technology and design. Mercedes has revealed a completely new bunny out of their hat and has set the tone on how the future 3-pointed-star models will look. The seventh-generation papa Benz comes with a radical new design and has shredded away from the old bulky presence to a more stoic appearance. The Mercedes S-Class has hints
Understanding Your Car: Paddle Shifters
So here we are in a time when slowly manual transmission cars are dying out and customers and manufacturers are both shifting to automatic gearboxes. Is this a world we want our children to grow up in? As a true car enthusiast will say, manual cars are more engaging and who even drives an automatic car? And why the torture? But traffic is increasing. Cars are being reprimanded of free spaces to stretch their legs, every country doesn’t have an Autobahn and hence automatics have started to make s
Transfagarasan Highway: One Of The Best Driving Roads In The World!
In the search for the greatest driving road in the world, we have landed our sights on the breathtaking Transfagarasan Highway in Romania. "We were wrong, this is better than the Stelvio, this is the best road in the world!" Jeremy Clarkson - Top Gear. Anyone in the world who has had the opportunity to visit this highway has been awestruck by the sheer beauty of this place and the trio at Top Gear was no exception. The road climbs, twists and descends right through Moldoveanu and Negoiu - the hi
2021 Rolls Royce Ghost: Same Formula, Amplified Luxury
BOO!!! Rolls Royce has just recently come up with the second iteration of the Ghost after a staggering 11 years and we all have been thunderstruck. It is no coincidence that the company took 11 years to create something similar to the original version, but the company spiced up the timeless look of the Ghost and gave it a much more sublime character. Why create a new recipe from scratch when you can amplify the intensity of flavors for a divine experience? The Ghost has been the most successful
Rimac - The High-Performance Electric Car
When we talk about electric cars, the first name that pops right up in our minds is a Tesla. But when we talk about electric supercars, there aren’t many names that pop right up in our minds. Rimac Automobili has changed this for us in recent years. The first electric supercar accolade was well deserved by the company when they launched the exclusive Concept One. The company was founded in 2009 by Mate Rimac who rented suitable facilities just outside of Zagreb in Croatia. Mate decided to build
Sin R1 550: The Bulgarian Supercar
Today we are going to talk about Sin. Not the sin that you’ve committed, but something more enticing and with four wheels, the Sin R1 550. All the Asphalt 9 fans, looks like you’re on the edge of your seats as the car can only be obtained through the Legend Store. But coming back to reality, not many people know about the brand Sin Cars as it does not have a legendary Le Mans-winning car as Ford has. The brand is not even Italian to fixate everyone’s attention towards them. However, the brand ha
Mercedes-Benz MBUX: Bringing The Driver and Car Infotainment Closer Than Ever
MBUX (short for Mercedes Benz User Experience) has been hailed as a sort of revolution in the cockpit ever since it was introduced back in 2018. It is an artificial intelligence system that equips the majority of recent Mercedes models. It was first introduced in the fourth generation Mercedes A-Class. Mercedes has pushed the boat out with the MBUX processing capacity in the luxury cars segment. MBUX is a system that offers you the ability to control the interface your way. It comprises voice c
The Eastern European Legacy: Skoda
Insults, are sometimes blessing in disguise, as we Lamborghini, the fastest Supercar manufacturer came into manufacturing Cars after Ferrari insulted its CEO. Same is the reason for the origin of Skoda Auto company, which is nowdays known as Skoda. Back in 1885, Vaclav Klement was insulted, by a Bicycle manufacturer from Germany. This insult lead him to start manufacturing his own bicycles, along with Vaclav Laurin in Czech. In 1899 the company started manufacturing the Slavia Motorcycle with th
Team Kshatriya Explores Four-Wheel Drive (4WD)
College racing competitions are a very important aspect of learning for the undergraduate engineering students as it provides a platform to put theoretical knowledge to a test in the real world. Mahindra BAJA SAE is one of the few platforms where students come around with their builds and test in the competition. The event is organized globally by the Society of Automotive Engineers, USA. The event originated in the name of Mini - BAJA, in the year 1976 at the University of Carolina. Since then,
IIT Bombay Racing Gears Up For Online Events
IIT Bombay has been the pinnacle of technical education in India for ages now. But, the students at IIT Bombay have the passion to go further and have also made their mark in the Indian Motorsport scenario as the best electric Formula Student team. The team was founded in 2007 and took part in its first race in 2008 at Formula Student Michigan. The crew raced with IC engines for a short while and shifted to electric motors in 2012 and also were the first college racing team in India to do so. II
Kia Sonet : A new benchmark for urban cars in India
The Indian automobile market has seen car manufacturers flood the mid-size SUV segment with numerous launches and now Kia has entered the race with the Sonet. Kia has a good base of customers with the previous hot launch, the Seltos and now is looking to expand it with the Sonet. The recently launched mid-size offering from the Korean brand competes with the likes of Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport. Since its launch on 18th September 2020, the brand ha
Car Of The Week - Jaguar E-Type
When we talk about legendary cars many come to mind but amongst the top contenders is the Jaguar E-Type. The Jaguar E-Type is the most beautiful car ever made. We are going to tell you more about this truly iconic sports car. The E-Type is a sports car that was manufactured by UK car giant Jaguar. British car manufacturer Jaguar has a rich heritage for producing sports cars which are beautifully designed and great performance as well. The Jaguar E-Type is based on the Jaguar D-Type sports car.
Koenigsegg Gemera - World's First 4-door 'Mega-GT' Hypercar
Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg is world-renowned for producing some crazy and brilliant hypercars. What started as a dream to create the best car in the world has transpired into a company that is producing beautiful hypercars that are scaling new heights in the field of performance cars. The Geneva Motor Show 2020 was cancelled due to the Coronavirus, however instead of packing up and leaving Koenigsegg had other ideas…they decided to unveil their cars via a live stream right there on the
An Insight Into How Pravega Racing Has Been Shaped By Formula Student
Exams, tests are a part and parcel of every student’s journey. The world we live in today is a highly competitive one with a huge number of students vying to outscore each other and give their best performance. For a student learning a subject in theory and applying it into practice is always a different experience. It is every aspiring engineer’s dream to one day be a part of a race team and work on building a race car. Now imagine working as part of a race team designing, developing and buildi
Car Of The Week - Ford GT40
The 1960s were exciting times for the Ford Motor Company. Fuel prices were low which meant good sales, the iconic Ford Mustang was introduced in 1964 and Ford became a force to be reckoned with in the world of car racing. Ford has historically been known as a world-class car manufacturer of mass-market cars and SUVs. In 1966 Ford changed this with the introduction of the legendary Ford GT40. What made the Ford GT40 so successful? We are going to tell you all about this brilliant car! Here goes
Understanding Your Car - Disc Brakes
Driving is a very complex process. It requires a lot of concentration, coordination, situational awareness, swift decision making. Braking is one of the most crucial elements of driving. The brakes help control the speed of the car by slowing the car down, either to the desired speed or to a complete stop. The brakes are present on both the front and rear brakes of the car. There are two types of brakes which are generally used in cars – drum brakes and disc brakes. We will be telling you more a
Car Of The Week - Aston Martin DB5
Aston Martin is world-renowned for designing and manufacturing luxury sports cars and grand tourers. Aston Martin cars are known for the great blend of beautiful design and amazing driving performance. The British car manufacturer has produced some of the most beautiful and iconic cars of all time. One such car is the Aston Martin DB5. Arguably one of the most beautiful cars ever designed and an iconic movie car the Aston Martin DB5 has legendary status in the car world. Now, let’s get to know m
Is India Ready For Electric Vehicles?
Electric vehicles need one or more motors and use electricity for propelling the vehicle. It uses a battery to store electric energy. The battery can be recharged through charging stations or electric ports built for the purpose. EVs are the need of the hour with the high levels of toxins in the air due to emissions from conventional petrol or diesel engines. Climate change has made it imperative that we Indians do our part in reducing the carbon footprints that we are constantly creating. India
Car Of The Week - Toyota Land Cruiser
In 1950, the Korean war saw the demand for a light utility vehicle for the military. The US government gave Toyota the task of manufacturing 100 vehicles with Willys Jeep specifications. This gave Japan the Jeep! The demand for military UVs saw the creation of the Toyota “Jeep” BJ prototype in 1951. The BJ40 was the predecessor of the Land Cruiser. The BJ40 was larger and more powerful than the American Jeep. In 1954, Toyota decided to rebrand the BJ40 and changed its official name to the Land
How Do Electric Cars Perform Better Than Combustion Cars?
Electric cars are more popular than ever. Recently electric cars have seen very high demand in markets the world over. Conventional cars i.e. those running on fossil fuels are still quite popular and vastly outnumber their electric counterparts. With an overdependence on fossil fuels, their ill effects on global warming, climate change, and a need for alternative fuel transportation; electric vehicles have become increasingly popular. Electric cars are more efficient, environmentally friendly, a
The Sochi Autodrom
Sochi Autodrom, previously known as the Sochi International Street Circuit delivered Russia’s first-ever F1 race on the 12th of October 2014. The Russian circuit has been designed by Tilke Gmbh & Co., the head of which, Hermann Tilke, is the creator of most of the modern Formula 1 tracks. The circuit is the 4th longest in the F1 calendar, coming behind Belgium’s Spa, Britain’s Silverstone and Azerbaijan’s Baku City Circuit. Integrated into the Olympic Park that was built for the 2014 Winter Olym
Understanding Your Car: 4X4 V/S AWD
SUVs have become a mainstay for numerous car owners who swear by them for the utility, capability and reliability they offer. SUVs have been around for a long time, with origins which can be traced back to the 1930s when militaries across the globe were developing vehicles which had the capability of tackling or being deployed in any terrain. One of the most crucial elements in an SUV or any utility vehicle is the drivetrain system. SUVs use 2 types of powertrain systems – 4X4 & AWD. This time o
ICT Connected Shift System - Hyundai, Kia Develop Future Auto Shift Tech Which Will Predict Your Next Gear Shift
The car is one of the most important inventions in the history of mankind. Having revolutionized the way humans travel, commute the car can be credited to changing mass transportation as we know it! With the advent of cutting-edge technology and the means to make it more accessible, affordable to all consumers globally car manufacturers have been very successful in making the car an integral part of our day to day lives. While driving a car is an easy, fun task for a lot of people…a common frus
Who Are Great Wall Motors?
The automobile industry plays a very important part in the economic dividend of a country by increasing overall GDP, increasing exports, employment, etc. China is currently the largest producer and manufacturer of cars in the world surpassing established markets such as USA, Japan and Germany. China’s neighbor India is also one of the largest car markets in the world and the fastest emerging one too. Off late Chinese car brands have finally taken the leap and entered the highly lucrative, exciti
Meet The DBX: Aston Martin's First SUV
German supercar manufacturer Porsche shocked the world when it launched the Cayenne SUV way back in 2003. The Cayenne was a mid-sized luxury SUV that also delivered on the supercar-like performance, experience one would get when driving a conventional supercar. The Cayenne started the trend and pioneered the luxury performance SUV segment. Iconic British car manufacturer Aston Martin is the latest car brand to join the luxury performance SUV segment with the Aston Martin DBX. James Bond can now
What Does Kia Have In Store For The Indian Car Buyer?
The year 2019 is going to be a very exciting and important one for the Indian automobile industry. The first half of the year has been dominated with new car launches the likes of Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV 300; we have also seen the much-loved Honda Civic in an all-new avatar marking its re-entry into the Indian market after a gap of 7 years. Well...if you thought the first half of 2019 was great, then you are certainly in for an awesome second half! In the second half of 2019, India is going
Understanding Your Car : What Is Perfect Car Care?
The car has become one of the most important means of transport for humans. In today’s day and age, the car is not only a means of transport but has also become a necessity for millions across the world. It is estimated that there are over a billion cars in use all over the world. On average a car owner uses his car for a period of approx. 6-8 years. Owning a car is a very high involvement process and requires attention and care in order to use it to the best of its potential. The car is a mac
Understanding Your Car : Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Braking is one of the most important elements of driving. The brakes of a car enable a driver to have control over his/her car by reducing the speed. A slower speed allows for greater control of the car, hence enabling the driver to make a turn, maneuver in traffic, park the car, etc. When a car is in motion it has a lot of kinetic energy. When car tires are in contact with the road surface friction is generated, this friction is very important to determine both maximum speed and minimum stopp
Understanding Your Car: Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Driving a car is a constantly engaging process for the driver. Braking and handling are amongst the most crucial components of driving. The active safety of a car depends on the way a driver safely brakes and handles the car. Car handling refers to how a car responds to the inputs of the driver (braking, turning, accelerating etc.) and how it moves along in the desired direction of travel. A car being a wheeled vehicle is prone to understeer and oversteer. Understeer occurs when a car turns le
Volvo S90 : Redefining ‘Practical Luxury
The influence of German cars has been a very big factor, in the Indian market. We, must agree that the German manufacturers do offer another dimension to the Indian car buyer. Brands such as Maruti Suzuki, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai etc. have always done well and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. No car is perfect and with the preferences and fancies of the Indian customer changing at a very rapid pace the Germans have garnered a very strong fan base in India. Moving to where they a
Tata Tigor AMT - Practical, Affordable, Value For Money
The automatic gear transmission is a real boon, more so in a country like India. The increasing number of cars, excessive congestion on roads, large-scale infrastructure projects, lead to snarling traffic jams. Car users would agree that the daily commute from home to the workplace, is a grueling affair both physically and mentally. While driving a manual car, the constant hold and release of the clutch take a toll physically. This is where the added convenience of the automatic car comes to t
Tata Nexon : India's Best Urban Compact SUV
Tata Motors – the Tata group’s vehicle (passenger & commercial) manufacturing arm has been an important part of their Indian business ventures. Tata Motors created India’s first indigenously developed car – the Tata Indica in 1998. The Indica later went on to become one of the best-selling cars in India. Popular market movers from the Tata stable were the Tata Safari, Tata Sumo amongst others. All car brands go through a phase where the offerings they give to the customer do not quite click i
Range Rover Velar - On Par With Excellence
Range Rover have been one of the most popular brands in the automotive world. Always striving to be on par with excellence. A sub-brand of Land Rover, Range Rover has been pushing the boundaries of luxury, technology and overall capability for the better half of 5 decades. The Range Rover has been known as the ultimate luxury vehicle to take you anywhere, and rightly so! The Land Rover brand as a whole has been a pioneer in the off-roading segment. The first Range Rover launched in 1970, left
MARUTI IGNIS - The Modern Urban Car For The 'New Age' Indian
By 2022, India is set to be the most populous nation in the world. With close to 60% of the population below the age 35 years, India is on track to become the youngest nation in the world. Firms in the Indian market are keeping a watchful eye, particularly on the millennial generation. Generation Y as they are more popularly known, refer to the people who are born between 1980s to the early 2000s. Currently India has about 356 million people who are in the age bracket 20-35 years. All the playe
Mahindra Marazzo - Premium, Value For Money, 'Family' MPV
Mahindra Motors has launched its first premium MPV – the Mahindra Marazzo for the Indian market. The launch of the Marazzo is important for Mahindra as it expands its model range into the lucrative Indian MPV segment. An all-new car launch from Mahindra was a long time due and the brand hopes that the Marazzo will do justice to expectations. The word ‘Marazzo’ which means shark is derived from the Basque region of Spain. The growth of the Indian MPV segment can be credited to the undisputed s
Hyundai Venue: One Of India's Best Value For Money Cars
The Indian market is a value-centric one. Most Indian customers make their buying decisions basis value for money factor derived from a product or service. The Indian car market is one of the best places to witness such consumer behaviour and buying patterns. The Indian car market has a wide variety of cars on offer from Rs.1.5 lakh all the way to upwards of Rs.5 crore…yet cars below the Rs.12 Lakh mark make up the bulk sales. Car manufacturers who consistently provide value for money cars at
Can The Volvo XC40 Catch The Eye Of Young Indian Premium SUV Buyers?
India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world today. Our country has the youngest population in the world. The Indian automobile industry has emerged as one of the fastest growing and most dynamic in the world today - high economic growth and more youth buyers in the market have attributed to this growth. With an increase in disposable income young car buyers have pushed the demand for entry-level premium and luxury cars sky high! German heavyweights Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi have be
2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R : The Practical Workhorse Is Now Bigger & Better!
Maruti Suzuki is the most trusted, reliable car brand in India. Not only this they have very well championed the hatchback segment in the Indian car market. Cars such as the Maruti Suzuki Alto, Zen, Wagon R, 800 have been the true pioneers of the hatchback segment in the country. Being a master of offering value for money to the Indian customer Maruti cars are appealing to one and all! If you were to ask anyone who has some knowledge of the Indian car market – ‘Which are the 2 most popular Tal
The X1 Racing League Is Here To Revive Indian Motorsport
Motorsport has historically been a very exciting, fascinating experience for fans and spectators across the world. Just like any other sport, motorsport too has an emotional connect with its fans. A strong grassroots foundation is the stepping stone for sporting success in any country.  Competitions such as F1, WRC, NASCAR etc. are the pinnacle of global motorsport and have played a very important role in making the foundation of motorsport strong, while also setting young aspiring drivers a b
2018 Mahindra XUV 500 or Jeep Compass : Which SUV Is Perfect For You?
The past few months have been very exciting for Mahindra. First, the all new Mahindra flagship XUV 700 was unveiled and showcased at the New Delhi Auto Expo. The XUV 700 will be replacing the SsangYong Rexton SUV. Then Mahindra owned iconic automobile design house Pininfarina announced that it will venture into manufacturing electric vehicles. Just a few weeks ago, Mahindra launched the 2018 XUV 500 SUV. Hence, giving one of India’s most popular SUV’s a much-needed mid-cycle/mid-life facelift. I
Meet Pravega Racing - One Of India's Best Formula Student Teams
India has at its disposal a very large, capable talent pool of young engineers who are currently pursuing their studies in one of India’s many eminent engineering colleges…while at the same time chasing their passion. Many students in engineering colleges across the world take part in race competitions which challenge aspiring engineers to test their theoretical knowledge and put it to practical use by designing, building, testing and finally racing a formula car! The Vellore Institute of Tech
IIT Bombay Racing - Pioneering India's Electric College Racing Circuit
Nestled in the heart of Mumbai is Powai, a buzzing neighborhood of high-rise buildings, corporate hubs and the prestigious IIT Bombay. IIT Bombay is a name synonymous with a lot of people not only in India but globally too. This prestigious institute has been at the forefront of engineering, science in India and is the most esteemed destination for any aspiring student who wants to venture into the world of engineering. IIT Bombay is a place reserved for the best of the best! It’s not surprisi