Toyz Nation's Blog – March 2016 Archive (7)

BRANDEN COTE THE WORLD OF AMG

AMG has grown from performance and cosmetic upgrades to existing Mercedes-Benz models to an actual division with its own unique product portfolio and as usual, performance models of existing Mercedes-Benz vehicles. With AMG you get handcrafted engines…

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Added by Toyz Nation on March 20, 2016 at 6:54pm — 10 Comments

ROD MCLAUGHLIN BUILDING THE WORLDS MOST ACCESSIBLE SPORTSCAR

Mazda, since its departure from the Ford umbrella, has forged a new direction based on a core fundamental driving experience, SKYACTIV, and new design language, KODO, and an ability to create vehicles that are distinct in their segments. To stand out,…

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Added by Toyz Nation on March 20, 2016 at 6:38pm — 7 Comments

MORAY CALLUM DESIGNING THE BLUE OVAL OF THE FUTURE

As Ford has divested all of their luxury brands, save for Lincoln, and shuttered the Mercury brand, the focus of the design team can be concentrated on their core products. In addition to slimming down the design portfolio, a change of…

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Added by Toyz Nation on March 20, 2016 at 6:32pm — 6 Comments

MERCEDES-AMG GT S COUPE TEST DRIVE

The all-new Mercedes-AMG GT S coupe has become the new standard bearer for the AMG brand as the venerable SLS has been recently retired. The GT S coupe slots better with the new direction of AMG as it is less expensive than the SLS which I have driven and has a smaller engine which has found its way into other models in different configurations. As an entirely new…

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Added by Toyz Nation on March 20, 2016 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

KARIM HABIB Sculpting the future of BMW with a UNIQUE and ICONIC APPROACH

The past generation of vehicles by BMW were designed under the stewardship of the legendary Chris Bangle. His signature rear-end treatment received both praise and scorn, yet sales triumphed. Chris is no longer with BMW and the Chief of Design duties…

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Added by Toyz Nation on March 20, 2016 at 6:25pm — 2 Comments

JULIUS MARCHWICKI CONNECTING FORD TO THE WORLD THRU SYNC

Mobility will have dramatically changed by the year 2020. With the advent of carsharing, electrification, smartphone integration, and autonomous technology, cars have essentially become robots and by 2020 they will be able to drive themselves.…

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Added by Toyz Nation on March 20, 2016 at 6:20pm — 2 Comments

BILL GIESE TURNING A REVOLUTION IN VIRTUAL MOTOSPORTS

The convergence of gaming and the automotive industry has been a long time coming. As the graphics details in video games become more realistic and as hardware advances to points where it can handle the heavy computational duty required to simulate the…

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Added by Toyz Nation on March 20, 2016 at 6:16pm — 4 Comments

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