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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

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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
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
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
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
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

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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
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
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
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

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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
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
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
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