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Duracell Builds Fleet Of Trucks To Aid In Natural Disasters

Just in time for winter Duracell has strengthened its fleet of first response vehicles.

[gallery ids="541797,541798,541799"] With the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaching and inevitable winter storms across the nation Duracell has added to its fleet of first response vehicles. Based out of hubs in St. Louis, MO, Manchester, NH and New Orleans, LA and San Francisco, CA the trucks vary in style and purpose to best suit the needs of the region from floods to tornados to winter storms. It's no surprise that trucks come equipped with power for charging devices, but also access to computers and internet as well as, in some cases, an entire community center in tow. Via Duracell: DURACELL PLEDGES COMMITMENT TO POWERING MORE COMMUNITIES IN TIMES OF DISASTER The NEW expanded Duracell Power Forward fleet works to provide relief to those affected within 24 hrs September 30, 2014 - BETHEL, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE) The Duracell Power Forward program, known for donating batteries to those affected by natural disaster since 2011, is expanding its fleet and joining forces with The Weather Channel and Ready.gov to reach more people, more quickly during devastating storms. With the addition of new vehicles and hubs in New Orleans, San Francisco, and St. Louis, the fleet’s goal is to reach any storm site in the continental U.S. within 24 hours. “Being in the battery business, we know all too well when a natural disaster strikes, power fails and communities aren't always prepared,” said Jeff Jarrett, Marketing Director for Duracell. “Duracell believes a little power goes a long way in reviving hope, so we have committed to expanding our fleet and relief efforts.” In honor of America’s PrepareAthon! National Day of Action, Duracell reaffirms its commitment to support Ready.gov in spreading the preparedness message through its extensive fleet preparations. Duracell’s commitment to on-the-ground relief is also evident in a new partnership with The Weather Channel, which will help Duracell Power Forward efficiently track power-threatening storms and assist the fleet in identifying and reaching those most in need. Stephanie Abrams, on-camera meteorologist for The Weather Channel, has covered almost every major severe weather event of the last decade and understands the importance of critical services in the days following such an event. “Deploying to natural disasters comes with the territory as a Severe Weather Strike Force Team member, but it has been so inspiring to see brands like Duracell providing relief on-site and standing side by side with us in communities when they need us most,” said Abrams. “We look forward to working in partnership with the Duracell Power Forward fleet to ensure they are prepared and ready to deploy as soon as disaster strikes.” About Duracell Power Forward Since 2011, Duracell Power Forward has been on-the-ground providing batteries, power and comfort to those in need. The fleet has deployed to 14 disaster locations and helped more than 30,000 families by distributing over 350,000 batteries, charging over 7,000 devices, and providing computer access to over 5,000 people. The new Duracell Power Forward fleet has expanded to include 5 custom-made vehicles designed for the specific needs of each region and types of disasters it will service. This fleet is strategically stationed at hubs in Manchester, NH; St. Louis, MO; New Orleans, LA and San Francisco, CA to help its goal of reaching any disaster in the continental US within 24 hours. For more information, visit http://www.duracell.com/en-us/power-forward.
October 20, 2014 at 04:28 PM
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Hennessy Supercharged 2015 Mustang GT

Upgrade your new Ford Mustang to over 700 horsepower.

[gallery ids="541790,541791,541792,541793,541794"] Hennessy Performance has again done what they do best, tune cars. This time it is the all new Ford Mustang offering two complete packages for the 2015MY 'Stang. The HPE600 and HPE700 will boost the car to 620hp/595lb-ft. and 717hp/632lb-ft., respectively. The lower horsepower package will set you back $14,950 while the 700+ horsepower HPE700 will cost $17,950.
October 20, 2014 at 02:33 PM
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Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

A beauty on stock wheels, but what do you think of the Vellano upgrade?

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October 16, 2014 at 01:39 PM
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Ferrari Celebrates 60th Year In North America With F60America

The perfect platform for your USA, USA, USA chants!

[gallery ids="541775,541774,541776"] Ferrari is celebrating 60 years in North America with the release of 10 F60Americas (take that Canada and Mexico!). Already fall in love with it? Too bad. The 10 V12 convertibles are already spoken for so better luck with the 70th anniversary.
October 10, 2014 at 04:39 PM
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Ken Block's Raptortrax Shredfest

The Hoonigan Racing crew takes to the mountains in a Ford Raptor.

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October 07, 2014 at 12:56 PM
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2014 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid | Reviewed

A crossover that does everything it's supposed to do and does it well.

[gallery ids="541767,541766,541765,541764"] Story by: Evan "Evo" Yates The RX 450h is one of those vehicles that quietly stays under the radar while satisfying virtually every thing you ask of it. With it’s semi-dated styling, it isn’t winning any beauty contests but is refined enough to still get respect. Maybe it’s because the generic RX shape has been around for so long that although it looks just fine, it just doesn’t catch your eye as much – and that’s ok. The RX 450h has an attractive front fascia, though, and the LED headlamps are certainly a step in the right direction. Driving the 450h is a dream. It’s extremely quiet even when the motor turns on and everything about the steering, accelerating and braking is so smooth it makes you hate pretty much every other car you’ve ever driven. Outside of it being a bit sluggish in ECO mode, I simply can’t find anything negative about the driving experience whatsoever. As Lexus does so well, all occupants are always comfortable with front and rear seating that any adult or child alike would find accommodating. The rest of the interior is a bit vanilla, but again, functional. The deeply recessed screen leaves you a little room for your keys or your phone and the Lexus Remote Touch Interface is easy if not easier to use than a standard touch screen. In addition to hauling sweaty football players, the RX also can hold its own when it comes to moving a box or two. With a second row that fully reclines, I found this Lexus had more than enough space to move several larger items. As with most hybrids, the gas mileage is stellar as long as you’re driving around town as I found the needle barely moved for the first couple days. Of course, once you jump on the expressway the RX 450h turns back into a regular vehicle with typical gas mileage. Everything being considered, you won’t wow anybody at a stoplight with the RX 450h but you’ll certainly get everything you need to get accomplished in an effortless manner that just may be more important anyway.
October 02, 2014 at 06:13 PM
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Larte Design's "Alligator" Tuning Kit

The Lexus LX 570 gets an upgrade courtesy of Larte Design.

[gallery ids="541753,541752,541754,541755,541756,541757,541758,541759,541760"] Via Larte Design: Larte Design, a European luxury tuning company specializing in the personalization of premium SUVs, just unveiled its latest tuning kit for the Lexus LX 570, called “Alligator,” at the 2014 Moscow International Auto Show. Designed with a sense of animalistic attraction in mind, the aggressive, yet elegantly understated Alligator kit by Larte Design adds a number of luxury options to the spacious 8-seater LX 570. The complex body kit is made of high-quality fiber-glass, includes a custom trapezoid-shaped grille, modified front and rear bumpers, Larte’s Logo-shield and an exhaust system with electric valve control tail pipes. Distinctive aesthetic highlights include irregular edges, slants and pointed sides, combined with crisp lines and a masculine stance, making a powerful appearance. Larte Design’s Alligator kit meets the highest technical standards and includes components from renowned manufacturers such as Nolden who supplied the LED daytime running lights and Austrian supplier Remus, who provided the kit’s rhomboid exhaust pipes dressed in gleaming chrome. Additionally, Larte uses color to add Alligator-styled detailing to the kit. Under the front guard, a chromium brace is painted in martial black to accent surrounding lights and air inlets, and sits on specialized wheels.
September 29, 2014 at 04:52 PM
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Vorsteiner BMW F8X M3/M4 GTS Program

Perfecting on perfection.

[gallery ids="541738,541733,541734,541735,541736,541737,541739,541740,541741,541742,541743,541744,541745,541746,541747"] Via Vorsteiner: For decades, the iconic BMW M3 is the driving force of automotive fascination and emotion in both design and performance. At Vorsteiner, our primary motivation, inspiration and pleasure is to study how we can improve and revolutionize the chain of all automotive aerodynamic components we develop. The expansion of the newest generation F80 M3 and F82 M4, fuels our excitement of improvement, technology, and passion in carbon composite development for such an iconic vehicle. Our enthusiasm is surrounded around BMW’s and Vorsteiner has been growing with the community as true enthusiasts for over ten years. Our success derives in our obsession in forward thinking, the evolution of automobiles, and the value of personal diversity. Many innovative components are in store as we use our expertise in lightweight construction and strength optimization to create parts we believe those with similar principles will appreciate. Like all enthusiasts, we value exclusivity and quality. The new F8x carbon fiber rear diffuser is a particularly complex feat of ingenuity because of the manufacturing difficulty to create such slender fins, rarely seen in a single monocoque construction carbon diffuser. Exclusivity is a fundamental element in all components we create as every individual carbon fiber product is hand-laid by our trained master craftsmen in-house in our manufactory facility in California. All of the aerodynamic components were engineered and designed in the state of the art 3D alias software in conjunction with the blue light laser scanning technology and 5 axis CNC milling machines for rapid prototyping. Vorsteiner continues to stay ahead using art, technology and passion deliver only the best products for our discerning clientele. We’re very excited to announce the Vorsteiner package for the F8x M3 and M4 chassis which includes Forged or Flow Forged wheels, carbon add-on front spoiler, carbon rear diffuser element, custom livery foil kit, embroidered velour floor mats, and not pictured are our exclusive stainless dual walled exhaust tips in brushed or diamond black finish.
September 23, 2014 at 07:27 PM
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