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  • The day Hakkinen was crowned world champion

    The day Hakkinen was crowned world champion

    Hakkinen was battling with Ferrari’s Michael Schumacher for the title, which came down to a crunch decider at Suzuka in Japan. Schumacher took pole position, but stalled on the formation lap, forcing him to start from the back of the grid. Hakkinen had a four-point lead to defend in the points table, and led the […] More

  • Williams F1 team starts talks for possible sale

    Hit by mounting losses, legendary Formula One team Williams on Friday announced it is looking to raise capital or potentially sell part or all of the business. No decision has been made but the team, which is majority owned by co-founder Frank Williams, who also serves as team principal, has hired a financial adviser to […] More

  • The Best Home Brewing Kits to Make Great Beer at Home

    The Best Home Brewing Kits to Make Great Beer at Home

    While liquor stores have stayed open in most states, there is nothing quite as refreshing as a freshly brewed craft beer. And while it may take a while for breweries to open back up again, that doesn’t mean you have to go without. Craft brewing kits are an easy way to get the fresh beer […] More

  • Porsche Taycan 4S: Could It Be The Smart Choice In The Range?

    While the Turbo and Turbo S are the two Taycan variants that have been catching the attention of enthusiasts since launching, the Taycan 4S is equally as interesting and perhaps even more important for the German brand thanks to its lower starting price. Autogefühl recently had the chance to check it out. In a world […] More

  • Ford Recalls Transit Connect – Safety

    Ford Recalls Transit Connect - Safety

    The recall  affects 1,616 vehicles in the United States and 131 in Canada. Affected vehicles were built at Valencia Assembly Plant, July 17-31, 2016. Photo: Ford Ford Motor Company issued a recall for select 2016-2017 model-year Ford Transit Connect vehicles. In affected vehicles, the driver and/or front passenger seat belt pretensioners may not deploy in a […] More

  • Carlex Design Goes Pretty Wild With Hyundai Santa Fe Makeover

    Carlex Design’s latest conversion is called the Urban Edition and underneath that bespoke body kit lies a Hyundai Santa Fe crossover. The complete package consists of custom front and rear bumpers, a new and quite massive grille with the tuner’s logo in the middle, a rear roof spoiler, rear diffuser, quad exhausts, 20-inch alloy wheels, […] More

  • Death Rates In Cars Are Rising But It’s Complicated

    Death Rates In Cars Are Rising But It's Complicated

    Photo: Ford There’s been a lot of car safety advances more widely deployed in the last decade—think things like automatic emergency braking, lane departure warnings, and even better headlights–but driver death rates have actually gone up in that time, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It’s a little complicated. The IIHS study looks […] More

  • Chevy redoubles effort to explain EV basics via new video series

    Chevy redoubles effort to explain EV basics via new video series

    Chevy told us this week that its Bolt EV will carry the weight of GM’s electric vehicle program until the company’s new wave of battery-powered cars arrives. General Motors and the Chevrolet brand will use the Bolt to expand its base of EV buyers beyond early adopters. As part of that effort, Chevrolet published 15 […] More

  • Bold new look for Buick’s small SUV

    Bold new look for Buick's small SUV

    Buick on Friday provided a first look at its redesigned 2021 Envision arriving at dealerships early next year. The small crossover SUV features a bolder, more expressive look than its somewhat staid predecessor which has been on sale since 2016 and never managed to really excite the market. Sales in the United States have averaged […] More

  • EGEB: Green energy beats coal in US for first time since 1885

    EGEB: Green energy beats coal in US for first time since 1885

    In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): In 2019, renewables exceeded coal in annual US energy consumption for the first time in more than 130 years. Louisiana has approved a $1 billion wind farm project. Oklahoma’s wind energy is growing like crazy, according to a VP at Goldman Sachs Renewable Energy Group. The Electrek Green […] More

  • FCA Overpaid 24,000 Workers In Unemployment Benefits And Now It Wants Its Money Back

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has asked 24,000 employees in the United States to repay hundreds of dollars in “overpayment” from supplemental unemployment benefits, The Detroit News has revealed. A contract ratified between the United Auto Workers union and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles last year requires the car manufacturer to provide ‘SUB pay’ to temporarily laid-off workers that […] More

  • The Mazda RX-7: History, Generations, Specifications

    The Mazda RX-7: History, Generations, Specifications

    Mazda RX-7 Essential History First Generation (SA/FB) Mazda RX-7 When the first-generation Mazda RX-7 was launched in 1978, the little Japanese two-seat sports car was something of a game-changer. Not only was it powered by an unconventional rotary engine, but it was also relatively lightweight, practical with its large rear glass hatch, and thoroughly modern. […] More

  • Wehrlein leads di Grassi as FE visits virtual New York circuit

    Wehrlein leads di Grassi as FE visits virtual New York circuit

    Mahindra driver Pascal Wehrlein holds a slender eight-point lead over Stoffel Vandoorne in the championship, which runs in partnership with Motorsport Games to support the UNICEF coronavirus relief effort. Nyck de Vries – Vandoorne’s Mercedes teammate – guides Autosport around a lap of the 1.4-mile and 14-corner configuration. Turns 1, 2 and 3. The New […] More

  • Aston Martin DB5 | Aston Martin Reviving James Bond’s Famed DB5

    Aston Martin DB5 | Aston Martin Reviving James Bond's Famed DB5

    Aston Martin announced it will release 25 limited edition DB5 cars, first featured in the James Bond film Goldfinger. Each revamped DB5 comes with a hefty price tag: about $3.5 million. The cars feature all the iconic Bond gadgets, including the circular radar screen, a water-spewing oil-slick, and a bullet-resistant rear shield. Aston Martin is […] More

  • 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Confirmed, Should Make Purists Forget About The Mach E

    2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Confirmed, Should Make Purists Forget About The Mach E

    The Ford Mustang Mach 1 is coming back this spring to fill enthusiasts with joy – and a hole in the modern pony car’s lineup. The iconic name returns on the 2021 Mustang Mach 1 which Ford teases as “the epitome of naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 performance in a new golden age of power.” The […] More

  • All-New 2021 Buick Envision Breaks Cover With Stylish Looks And Plenty Of Tech

    All-New 2021 Buick Envision Breaks Cover With Stylish Looks And Plenty Of Tech

    Buick has revealed the all-new 2021 Envision premium SUV, which is set to arrive at dealers early next year. Following a leak back in March, Buick has released the first bit of information on the new 2021 Envision. The design of Buick’s latest SUV is quite athletic, with clean lines and a strong shoulder line. […] More

  • MotoAmerica set to get bike racing back underway

    MotoAmerica set to get bike racing back underway

    The US-based series will hold its first round at the famous Wisconsin venue without fans present after a delay of more than two months owing to the COVID-19 crisis, with strict social distancing protocols in place to mitigate any health risks. It hopes to be able to welcome fans back for a second round at […] More

  • This Isn’t Going According To Plan For Nissan

    This Isn’t Going According To Plan For Nissan

    With workers lighting tires on fire in protest, the government of Spain is now stepping in to try and patch things up with Nissan. That and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, May 29, 2020. 1st Gear: Spanish Workers Protest Nissan Factory Closure With Tire Fire Nissan has been having a time, and has […] More

  • Honda Updates 2021 Insight In Japan With New Trim Level, Genuine Accessories

    Honda Updates 2021 Insight In Japan With New Trim Level, Genuine Accessories

    Honda has made some changes to the Insight hybrid in Japan and they are mainly related to trim levels and new genuine accessories. The first updates made to the third-generation Insight since its Japanese launch in December 2018 focus on improving the aesthetics of the hybrid vehicle. For starters, the Honda Insight lineup expands with […] More

  • 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 coming to replace Bullitt special edition

    2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 coming to replace Bullitt special edition

    Ford’s Mach 1 nameplate is set for a comeback, and don’t worry, it’s not going to end up on a crossover SUV. The Blue Oval on Friday confirmed the return of the Mach 1 nameplate for a special-edition Mustang due later this year as a 2021 model. It will essentially replace the Mustang Bullitt which […] More

  • Williams wants to find new investors/owners by summer

    Williams wants to find new investors/owners by summer

    The Grove-based outfit announced on Friday that it was beginning a strategic review of its operations to attract a financial injection that it believes will help secure it a brighter future in F1. While the formal process has only just begun, deputy team principal Claire Williams said the outfit did not intend to wait long […] More

  • Williams F1 Team For Sale Following Split With Title Sponsor

    These past few years haven’t been all too kind with Williams F1, as the team finished the 2019 Formula One season dead last in the Constructors’ standings, following a disappointing season the year before. There is now added financial pressure on the team, spearheaded by their shocking break-up with title sponsor Rokit and their major […] More

  • Tesla and SpaceX ramp up synergy with workers moving, battery purchases, and more

    Tesla and SpaceX ramp up synergy with workers moving, battery purchases, and more

    Tesla and SpaceX are ramping up their synergy effort with workers moving between Elon Musk’s two companies, battery purchases, and more. Musk has previously noted that while it’s hard and time-consuming to run two massive multi-billion-dollar companies with thousands of employees in two completely different sectors, he has found some positives, like opportunities for synergy […] More

  • Historic Italian brand’s new race car priced under $150,000

    Historic Italian brand's new race car priced under $150,000

    There’s now a new option for buyers looking for an affordably priced but highly competitive race car. Historic Italian performance marque Automobili Turismo e Sport has launched the new motorsport division ATS Corsa, and the first product is the RR Turbo customer race car. 2020 ATS RR Turbo race car First announced last September, the […] More

  • Manhart Will Sell You A Tuned BMW X5 M For Bentayga Money

    If you’re in the market for a modded premium SUV of the large variety, Manhart Performance will gladly sell you this limited edition 2020 MHX5 model with just 15 miles (25 km) on the clock. This is unit no.1 of 10 and it’s priced at €215,985 ($240,000). It has a Black Sapphire Metallic exterior and […] More

  • Time Pyramid Germany | Germans Building 1,000-Year Time Pyramid

    Time Pyramid Germany | Germans Building 1,000-Year Time Pyramid

    The Time Pyramid in Bavaria, Germany will add its fourth decennial block in 2023. Unlike Jeff Bezos’s 10,000-Year Clock, this is public art that honors a 1,200-year-old town. Debate goes on about whether and how to seal the 6-ton concrete blocks. A locally crowdfunded “time pyramid” in southern Germany will be completed brick by brick […] More

  • DTM made the “same mistakes” as ITC

    DTM made the "same mistakes" as ITC

    The DTM was rocked by the news last month that Audi would be departing at the end of this season, bringing to an end 17 years of continuous factory involvement and leaving BMW currently as its only manufacturer. Audi customer teams have stressed that the current Class 1 cars, which use four-cylinder 2.0-litre turbo engines introduced last […] More

  • F-35 News | F-35 Supersonic Flight Speed Limit

    F-35 News | F-35 Supersonic Flight Speed Limit

    The Department of Defense instituted regulations limiting how long some versions of the F-35 can fly at supersonic speeds. The limitations were placed after damage was found on jets that had flown at Mach 1.6. The pilot who flew the tests insists the damage occurred during conditions that would never materialize in real-world combat. The […] More

  • Citroen Unveils Fashionable C1 JCC+ Special Edition Model

    Citroen Unveils Fashionable C1 JCC+ Special Edition Model

    The latest collaboration between Citroen and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac has resulted in yet another special edition model, dubbed C1 JCC+. The small city car is already available to order in the UK, starting from £14,135 ($17,321). Just like the Citroen C3 JCC+ unveiled back in 2018, the C1 variant is also aimed at fashion conscious […] More

  • At $6,500, Is This 2004 Audi A6 2.7t Totally A-Okay?

    At $6,500, Is This 2004 Audi A6 2.7t Totally A-Okay?

    Nice Price Or Crack PipeIs this used car a good deal? You decide! The seller of today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe A6 describes it as “essentially an S4, Stage 1, in a better package.” Let’s see what that package might realistically be worth. The Billionaire’s Vinegar by Benjamin Wallace tells the story of a […] More

  • 2020 Toyota 86 Hakone synthesizes speed with effort and grace

    2020 Toyota 86 Hakone synthesizes speed with effort and grace

    German philosopher and powdered-hair aficionado (Ed’s note: Probably.) Immanuel Kant argued that knowing something required experience. He called that phenomena. That the existence of God couldn’t be scientifically proven because we’d never have direct experience with God; but believing in God is required for morality. Sure. I can’t put my finger on when I started […] More

  • Mitsubishi Faces Uncertainty In Europe As Focus Shifts To PHEV Tech

    Mitsubishi’s future in Europe is currently up in the air after comments made by the carmaker’s chairman, Osamu Masuko. The Japanese brand lost money in Europe in the past two fiscal years, with a net loss of $130 million for the quarter that ended on March 31. “For the moment it is not very clear […] More

  • ROKiT “fully committed” to other partnerships

    ROKiT "fully committed" to other partnerships

    Williams announced on Friday morning that it was ending its title partnership with ROKiT, despite a deal having been put in place until the end of 2023. No explanation has been given for why the partnership, which began at the start of 2019, has ended. The shock move has, however, prompted questions over whether or […] More

  • Magnix Electric Aircraft | All-Electric Plane Takes First Flight

    Magnix Electric Aircraft | All-Electric Plane Takes First Flight

    A nine-passenger, all-electric Cessna 208 flew for 28 minutes on Thursday. The same engineering firm, magniX, propelled the first commercial electric flight of a smaller Cessna in December. The Cessna is badass. Thursday marked the first public demonstration of the world’s largest all-electric aircraft. The manufacturer, magniX, hosted the historic demo on Facebook and Twitter. […] More

  • Get Your First Look At The 2021 Chevrolet Suburban Z71

    The first images of the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban in Z71 guise have hit the web, some six months after the lesser trim levels of the full-size SUV were unveiled in December. At the time, Chevrolet premiered the latest-generation Suburban alongside the latest Tahoe and also unveiled the latter in Z71 form; curiously, it didn’t do […] More

  • Alpine A110 sports car plant under review as Renault seeks cost cuts

    Alpine A110 sports car plant under review as Renault seeks cost cuts

    Renault and its alliance partners Nissan and Mitsubishi are in crisis mode and looking to scale back operations to help stem losses that were piling up well before the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic hit. On Friday, Renault announced a major restructuring that has seen six plants placed under review and 14,600 jobs worldwide placed on the […] More

  • World Superbike to resume season at Jerez in August

    World Superbike to resume season at Jerez in August

    As reported by Motorsport.com, the WSBK will resume at the Jerez circuit in Spain on July 31-August, immediately after MotoGP hosts back-to-back rounds at the same venue in late July. The Portuguese round will follow a week later at the Algarve circuit, before the championship starts following the provisional calendar issued in April, beginning with […] More

  • Get An Up-Close Look At The 2021 Acura TLX And TLX Type S

    Fresh off the new 2021 Acura TLX and TLX Type S being unveiled, videos from Edmunds and Kelley Blue Book show the car in much greater detail. The exterior design of the new TLX is a significant improvement over the outgoing model. Located at the front is a diamond pentagon grille complemented by Jewel Eye […] More

  • Mercedes has “clear intention” to remain in F1 under Wolff

    Mercedes has "clear intention" to remain in F1 under Wolff

    The world champion outfit is contracted to race in F1 until the end of the 2020 season, but reports in Germany this week suggested that the car manufacturer was about to wind down its official involvement and sell shares to Aston Martin. The stories also suggested that Wolff had decided to step down from his […] More

  • This odd-looking vehicle is reportedly Lightning’s enclosed electric motorcycle

    This odd-looking vehicle is reportedly Lightning's enclosed electric motorcycle

    Lightning Motorcycles is no stranger to electric vehicles that think outside the box. But this latest vehicle gets rid of the box entirely, opting instead for a fully-enclosed motorcycle fairing. Is Lightning Motorcycles building an enclosed bike? California-based Lightning Motorcycle’s past projects have included the fastest electric motorcycle in the world, known as the LS-218, […] More

  • When a red flag ruined a Monaco GP thriller

    You might think that a red flag within the last 10 laps of the Monaco GP would be a recipe for an exciting conclusion, by closing up the whole field and allowing for a spectacular sprint to the flag at the resumption. However, in 2011 it had the opposite effect. We already had a finely-balanced […] More

  • Vietnam’s Vinfast to enter US with 300-mile electric SUV

    Vietnam's Vinfast to enter US with 300-mile electric SUV

    Vietnam’s Vinfast only unveiled its first vehicles in 2018 but the ambitious company already eyes an expansion outside its home market, and one of the export targets is the United States. Vinfast plans to show its first U.S.-bound vehicle, a battery-electric crossover SUV with a range of 300 miles, as early as the 2020 Los […] More

  • VW And Ford Expanding Their Alliance With City Delivery Van, One-Ton Van

    The global alliance between VW and Ford is expanding as the Volkswagen AG Supervisory Board approved further contracts under the cooperation announced last year. As a first step, the two automotive giants plan to realize three projects in the areas of electrification and commercial vehicles. As far as electrification is concerned, Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Toolkit […] More

  • Williams to reveal new F1 livery after terminating ROKiT deal

    Williams to reveal new F1 livery after terminating ROKiT deal

    The Grove-based outfit made a shock announcement on Friday that its deal with ROKiT, which had been due to run until the end of 2023, had been cancelled with immediate effect. Speaking to selected media, deputy team principal Claire Williams declined to elaborate on the reasons for the split, but was clear it was not […] More

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