Nissan Leaf powers Clean Graffiti [VIDEO]

Nissan has done some cool marketing with the Nissan Leaf, but this Clean Graffiti video from Nissan UK is probably the coolest thing I've seen.  It shows how the Nissan Leaf was able to power what is known as “Reverse Graffiti” by the artist Paul Curtis.

Curtis, who goes by the art nickname Moose, uses a water pressure washer with stencils held against walls to create truly stunning and thought provoking art.  As the pressure washer takes away dirt and grime you can see what's left behind from the stencils.  The idea is to show how air pollution affects cities around the world.

Paul Curtis, aka Moose, used the Nissan Leaf to power a few different designs in Hamburg, Germany and London, England.  The results are beautiful and quite interesting.

Let me know with a comment below what you think of this Reverse Graffiti or “Clean Graffiti” as Nissan is calling it.

Clean Graffiti – Nissan Leaf

Nissan creates the first car-powered clean graffiti using the 100% electric Nissan LEAF – the world’s best-selling electric vehicle (EV). The street art was created on polluted walls in London and Hamburg depicting the cities iconic skylines.

The Nissan Leaf is the best selling electric car of all time having achieved 100,000+ sales. One owner has clocked over 100,000 miles on his Nissan Leaf and they these electric cars come in handy in gas shortages.

Renovo Coupe (VIDEO)


renovo motors

Have you heard of the Renovo Coupe by Renovo Motors?  It's ok if you haven't as the company just announced the all electric Renovo Coupe in August at the world famous Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance.  This video will give you a better idea about Renovo.

Renovo Coupe

Recently Renovo Motors announced they had funding from True Ventures, a well known and established Silicon Valley venture capitol firm.  As you can tell from the video the people behind Renovo claims to be an all electric supercar that can compete with the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Ford GT, Gumpert, Zonda, Lotus, and more.   Of course since it has yet to seen if the company can actually make and sell and Renovo Coupes.  With these stats we can only hope they will make it to production.

Renovo Coupe Specifications

*0-60 in under 3.4 seconds

*1000 ft-lbs of direct-drive torque instantly available from the Electric Motor

*Twin sequential axial flux motors producing over 500 horsepower

*Incredible throttle response with full power available in just 37 milliseconds

*Rear-Wheel-Drive (RWD)

*Patent-pending modular lithium ion battery technology

*3,250 lbs curb weight

*30 minute quick charge and 5 hour level 2 charge

*Genuine, factory modified Shelby American CSX9000 rolling chassis

*Flexible control system with dynamic in-cabin regen adjustment

Ferraris Attract Men… NOT Women! [VIDEO]

ferrari chick magnet

Are you one of those sad auto enthusiasts and gearheads that believe supercars attract women?  Well… unfortunately you are wrong, very wrong.  Supercars at NOT chick magnets.

The car Youtuber Doug DeMuro set out to prove his point that women don't really notice a supercar, like a bright red Ferrari 360.  However, men… well we love Ferraris! 🙂

DeMuro had two of his attractive women friends, Jamie and Carli, drive around his Ferrari 360 Modena around town to see what sort of reaction they would get from both sexes.  The conclusion?  Women generally will not notice a Ferrari supercar or approach someone who is driving one.  However, guys turn to look, stare, and readily approach attractive girls driving a Ferrari.

Women Driving a Ferrari

We love supercars here on CarNewsCafe but as you can see it doesn't attract women.   Even we are smart enough to admit this.  Supercars are dude magnets, NOT chick magnets.  If you are a women looking for a date, well you know what you should go drive.  I doubt many women want to date a guy that wants to date them for their car though. 🙂

If you want cars that will attract women check our list of “10 Cars that WILL Get you Laid.”  (Of course even some cars on that list are questionably.)  Have any thoughts about this amazingly smart social expert?  Let us know with a comment below.

How to Replace an Oxygen Sensor [VIDEO]

Thought I'd share with my readers this video I made “How to Replace an Oxygen Sensor.”  While the car in the video is a Toyota Camry the process is the same on the majority of cars with 4-cylinder engines out on the road.

How to Replace an Oxygen Sensor

Technically on this Toyota Camry it is called an Air/Fuel Sensor.  It was throwing engine code P1135 Bank 1 Sensor 1, which means it was the Upstream Sensor on this Toyota Camry.

Tools I used for replacing the Air/Fuel Sensor on this Toyota Camry.

New Air/Fuel Sensor –

Metric Gearwrench Set  –

Used for getting off Exhaust Manifold Cover

Adjustable Wrench –

Magnetic Parts Dish –

Rubber Gloves –

Mechanic's Gloves –

Fender Cover –

Actron Code Scanner –

Daughter reunites Dad with Porsche 914 he Sold for Family [VIDEO]

Kristin Russell is a fairly normal girl living in California, but something always bothered her about something her stepdad did years ago.  He owned a beautiful white 1973 Porsche 914 he sold so he could have enough money for a wedding to marry Kristin's mom.  While the Porsche 914 isn't the most spectacular vehicle that Porsche ever built it was clear that Dave, Kristin's stepdad, loved the car and enjoyed it while he had it.

She always felt bad he sold the car for the family and appreciated his sacrifice.  So what did she do for Father's Day?  She hunted down an identical 1973 Porsche 914 in Arizona bought it and had it shipped out to where her stepdad lives outside Philadelphia.  It needed some work so after it had work done at a local mechanic it was ready to be given to Dave.

Fortunately for this social media crazed world the whole thing was caught on video and posted to YouTube.  Check out the awesome story of a daughter, a father, and a Porsche 914.

Warning: Video might cause gearhead tears!

Daughter finally Reunites Dad with Beloved Porsche 914

Moral of the story?  True love always finds a way.

Subaru Nails what It’s like Driving as an Adult [VIDEO]

subaru commercial jr driver

Do you remember being a kid and just wishing you could be an adult driving?  Subaru has captured this feeling perfectly with a new commercial for the 2015 Subaru Legacy.  It shows a dad coming home and offering the keys to his Subaru Legacy to his 5-year old son.  The son is currently driving a little blue electric car convertible.  His mind plays out all the scenarios that he will have to deal with driving the 2015 Subaru Legacy.  Going to the grocery store, having to pick-up his dad, getting a parking ticket, being stuck in a traffic jam, and going to the ATM.  Essentially all the “fun” things we do as adults driving a car.

Subaru Commercial – Junior Driver

A five-year-old boy learns that being a car owner may not be the freewheeling fantasy he was expecting — even if it is in the all-new 2015 Subaru Legacy.

Tushek TS 600 Supercar makes Epic Debut [VIDEO]

tushek ts 600

Ever heard of Tushek & Spiegel?  We are guessing you most likely haven't heard of this Slovenian based supercar company but they have hopes to make a slick and ridiculously fast supercar called the Tushek TS 600.

Supercar guys live and die by numbers, so what are they?  The company is expecting the Tushek TS 600 to weigh a mere 2,470 pounds, which is extremely light even for a supercar.  The car is expected to be equipped with 695 horsepower which makes the power to weight ratio 1 horsepower for each 3.55 pounds of weight.  The engine is speculated to be an Audi tuned 4.2-liter V-8.  According to our math, which is never very good, the car should go from 0-60 mph in about 3 seconds.

How did these Tusek TS 600 engineers keep weight down so much?  The engineers were obsessed with weight reduction like a Los Angeles celebrity trainer cutting the fat from movie stars.  For the chassis the used a combination of carbon and titanium which makes it incredibly lightweight yet strong.  Also they wheels are fitted with carbon-ceramic brakes.  This gives this supercar a low center of gravity and low unsprung mass.  So we assume handling will be pretty sweet on the TS 600.

tushek ts 600 supercar

Tushek & Spigel plan to start production of the Tushek TS 600 sometimes this year.  How many will they make.   They are limiting production to just 60 cars which includes two models, ‘Strada' the road model and the track-only ‘Pista’ which add an additional 50 horsepower.  The company wants to reach production capacity of 300 per year within the next 10 years.

This is not the first supercar to some out of Slovenia.  There was also the Tushek Renovatio T500 which was the company's first foray into the supercar market.  It seems they've benefiteed from the development of the Renovatio T500 and learned a lot about how to make an ever better super car with the Tushek TS 600.  At least we can only hope.

Tushek TS 600