November 2018

Open air Studebaker

The Studebaker Champion was produced from the 1939 model year until 1958. It was a full-size car in its first three generations and a mid-size car in its fourth and fifth generation models. The base engine was a 2.8-liter inline 6 making 85 horsepower. 1950 marked the first year Studebaker offered an automatic transmission. This third-generation 1951 Champion convertible was discovered in a New Mexico salvage yard.
(Photo by Becky Antioco)

Polestar evaluates strength of carbon fiber body in first crash test

(November 1, 2018) Polestar has undertaken the first of a series of crash tests as part of the development of the Polestar 1. This represents the first time the Volvo Car Group has assessed the strength of a carbon fiber reinforced polymer body in a real crash situation.

“We were really excited about this crash test. The first crash test of Polestar 1 has been about exploring the unknown,” says Thomas Ingenlath, chief executive officer at Polestar.