Nissan is now testing a prototype vehicle it says can make car washes a thing of the past. This is due to a new nano-paint coating, which actually repels liquids and dirt. Real world tests are now in progress. What an awesome thing this could be! Car washes are time-consuming and costly, and they don’t last. How many times have you pulled out of the car wash with a beautifully clean car only to hit a mud puddle or rainy weather in just a couple of days?
Nissan claims it’s the first car manufacturer to apply a superhydrophobic, oleo phobic topical coating called Ultra-Ever Dry to a consumer vehicle. This nanotechnology based substance has been designed to repel all water-based (and some oil-based) liquids. It supposedly can prevent mud, dirt and road grime from ever sticking to the cars finish. Your car could always look like you just had it washed! Nissan is considering offering this cutting edge coating as an aftermarket option. Check out the videos below for some pretty astonishing displays!
This week were going deep inside the Petersen Automotive vault in the first of a two-part series to show you some of the most important cars in automotive history. Cars featured in this episode: 1885 Benz (Replica), 1912 De Dion Bouton, 1967 Ford GT40 MK III, Ford Thunderbird, 1955 Porsche (356) Continental, 1967 Dodge Coronet, 1967 Toyota 2000GT, Foose Sniper, 1925 Ford Golden Star, 1952 Ferrari 212/225 Barchetta, 1929 DuPont Model G, 1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom, 1939 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante.
Yes, this trendy-looking model seems destined for market. It features all-wheel drive, but rear-wheel drive models are a distinct possibility. The engine is rumored to be a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged, six-cylinder, model putting out 367 HP. Recent photos also show that it features a diamond grille, quad tailpipes, and large wheels. While the model pictured above is C-Class Touring, but it would seem logical that a sedan version will also be available. Rumors are flying that this new Mercedes C450 Wagon will be available in 2015. However, it’s showing up in so many places looking ready for release right now, who knows?