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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

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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
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
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
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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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
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
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
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

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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
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
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
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,