You Cannot Drive These 10 Banned Cars in the States!

As one might guess, cars are built to be driven by people, but check out this list that features 10 banned cars that you are not allowed to drive in America! It sounds extremely insane but it is true and some of these cars will blow your mind hence none of us would expect to feature in this list. These cars had been banned for various reasons, some of them being safety and speed. We begin off at number 10 and the 1992 Smart Crossblade. This roofless mini car is considered to be extremely dangerous so its sales had been banned in the US. The car also does not have a windscreen. Next we take a look at the 2005 Beijing Auto Industrial Holding Rodedawg. This was a Chinese military vehicle built for civilian use.

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The list goes on and we take a look at number 7 which is actually the Suzuki Jimny. This small 4WD off road car has been produced since 1970. Despite being the reason why Suzuki gained international recognition with this car, it was banned in the US. This SUV also became known for breaking the record of the highest altitude gained by a SUV.

The list of banned cars continues with the Land Rover Defender 130, which is very surprising. This massive vehicle is also known as Project Rhino. This truck found many uses, such as an ambulance and fire engines, but it ended up being banned in the US. Check out the full list and see which the weirdest one is!

Finally, here is another list of vehicles that are banned in America.

Say Hello to the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE

Chevrolet revealed the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE at Daytona International Raceway ahead of this weekend’s Daytona 500. The car is essentially a mashup of the current ZL1 and the last-gen Z/28. The package will be offered as an option on any 2018 Camaro ZL1 coupe beginning this summer, and results in a 3-second quicker lap time around GM’s Milford Proving Grounds.

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How is that achieved? The 1LE uses the same 650-hp, 650-lb-ft supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V-8 as the standard ZL1, so all of the upgrades happen outside of the engine bay. The 1LE replaces the stock 285-width tires with 305s in the front and 325s in the rear. The tires are Goodyear’s new Eagle F1 Supercar 3R, the company’s first cup tire design. The tires were developed specifically for the ZL1 1LE and are the widest ever to appear on a factory Camaro.
The model also gets the DSSV spool-valve dampers that debuted on the Z/28 and just recently made it to the Chevy Colorado ZR2. The suspension features an adjustable ride height, solid-mounted front struts, adjustable camber plates, a hard-mounted rear cradle, and an adjustable rear anti-roll bar. The DSSV dampers contribute to weight savings of roughly 60 pounds compared to the standard ZL1 with its magnetorheological shocks.

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The other big improvement is aero. The ZL1 1LE gets a carbon fiber rear wing, air deflectors and dive planes, and a new front splitter. The beloved Flowtie also returns, and the front grilles have been enlarged for better cooling. All LT4s have a new supercharger lid to reduce heat.
The ZL1 1LE will only be available with a six-speed manual transmission, just like the Z/28. Why not just call this a Z/28? Chevy says that name is reserved for naturally aspirated cars, and wouldn’t rule out a true Z/28 variant in the future. For now though, consider this your Z/28 successor. Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser said this model is “not your daily driver,” but it is “a little more of a daily driver than the Z/28 was.”
Each ZL1 1LE gets a black hood wrap, clear carbon scoop, black taillights, and satin black mirrors. The car also gets Chevy’s eLSD, Positive Traction Management system, and Performance Data Recorder (PDR) as standard. The brakes are unchanged from the standard ZL1, and it has all the same launch and line lock features. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but figure around $63,000 for the 2018 ZL1 coupe plus several thousand for the 1LE package.

Ford Joins Forces With Mahindra For India And Other Emerging Markets

Ford has its eyes on the Indian market, announcing that they will work with Mahindra Group in order to explore a strategic alliance for a successful operating model in India and other emerging markets.

The two companies aim to cooperate in areas including connected vehicle projects, electrification, sharing costs on product development, improving Ford’s reach within India and improving Mahindra’s reach outside of India among other.

With GM already out from india and VW Group facing its own problem, there might be a good chance for Ford to finally gain a foothold in what’s set to become the world’s third-biggest market by 2020.

“Ford is committed to India and this alliance can help us deliver the best vehicles and services to customers while profitably growing in the world’s fifth largest vehicle market,” said Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president and president of Global Markets.

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“The changes facing the automotive industry globally are triggered by the accelerated rise of new technologies, sustainability policies and new models of urban shared mobility,” added Pawan Goenka, managing director, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. “Given these changes we see the need to anticipate new market trends, explore alternatives and look for ways to collaborate even as we compete and build powerful synergies that will allow rapid exploitation of the exciting new opportunities.”

Mahindra is the leading manufacturer of utility vehicles in India for the past seven decades while they’re also the only company with available electric vehicles there. They’ve also own majarity stake in  ssanyong and own pinifarina Ford has three local manufacturing facilities in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and Sanand, Gujarat and has more than 14,000 people working for them across the country.

MEET THE TWINS AT THE NEW YORK AUTO SHOW – THE 1,000-HP TRANS AM 455 SUPER DUTY IS STANDING NEXT TO THE ‘DEMON’

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Meet The Twins At The New York Auto Show – The 1,000-HP Trans Am 455 Super Duty Is Standing Next To The ‘Demon’

In other words – the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is not the only maniacal muscle car on show this week. The Demon is probably the most interesting ride at the show, but it’s definitely not the only muscle car worthy of attention. We are going to present you another 1000 horsepower mean machine. Meet the Dodge Demon’s brother from another mother – 1,000-HP Trans Am 455 Super Duty. This one muscles into New York, as well. If you are not aware, Trans Am Worldwide is a boutique carmaker and it has building rides for a few years now. This specific car, 455 Super Duty, is the first to be built on the sixth-generation Camaro’s new Alpha chassis.

This is going to be just amazing. The name for this one comes from the 455 cubic inch powerplant under the hood. Simple as that. Under the hood we will find a 7.4-liter V8 engine putting down 1,000 horsepower and 1,046 lb-ft of torque. These are some interesting performance numbers. The 2017 Trans Am 455 Super Duty pushes 14 pounds of boost from the 2.3-liter Magnussen supercharger. According to the specifications, the number is just 0.5 PSI less than the demonic Demon. We could say that their performance numbers are very close to each other. But what’s more interesting about these two muscle cars?

The Trans Am production is going to be limited to only 50 units and the production is set to start on May 1. Basically, this is the sad part here – it’s not going to be a production car.

On the top of that we would like to see it in action – 1,000 horsepower is just awesome… if you can get it to the ground, of course.