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  • #7 Toyota drops down order with turbo issue

    #7 Toyota drops down order with turbo issue

    Kamui Kobayashi had enjoyed a one-lap buffer over the sister #8 Toyota of Brendon Hartley, following the latter’s brake issue earlier in the race, when he was informed on the radio about a possible problem with the right-hand side turbo. His pace having dropped in the 3m30s bracket, the Japanese driver pitted the ailing #7 […] More

  • McLaughlin takes both Sunday poles

    McLaughlin takes both Sunday poles

    The Penske Ford driver was unstoppable in the back-to-back sessions, single runs in both good enough to nab both poles on offer. In the first he was just 0.06s faster than Shane van Gisbergen, with yesterday’s polesitter Chaz Mostert just over a tenth away in third. McLaughlin’s advantage was bigger in the second session, the […] More

  • This Porsche 914/6 Is A 993-Powered Hot Rod That Will Steal Your Heart

    Everyone loves a nicely executed hot rod, particularly if it’s an unusual one like this Porsche 914/6 that had a heart transplant from a 993-gen 911. The project took three years to complete, namely from 1995 to 1999, and includes a modified bodywork with wider steel fenders, a modified front bumper with a bigger inlet […] More

  • Two Cup Series playoff drivers to start from rear at Bristol

    Two Cup Series playoff drivers to start from rear at Bristol

    The No. 18 Toyota of Kyle Busch, No. 11 Toyota of Denny Hamlin and No. 20 Toyota of Erik Jones all failed pre-race inspection twice on Saturday afternoon and will start Saturday night’s 500-lap race from the rear of the field. Both Hamlin and Busch are in the Cup series playoffs, with Saturday night’s race […] More

  • #7 Toyota leads into the night

    #7 Toyota leads into the night

    The 88th edition of the race was interrupted after 5 hours 45 minutes when Alexander West lost control of his GTE Am #52 AF Corse Ferrari and hit the outside wall in Porsche Curves. The incident prompted a prolonged safety car period, in which the pack was split into three different trains. The 30-minute safety […] More

  • Quick Charge Podcast: September 18, 2020

    Quick Charge Podcast: September 18, 2020

    Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee […] More

  • Valentino Rossi says Bagnaia riding MotoGP Ducati in perfect way

    Valentino Rossi says Bagnaia riding MotoGP Ducati in perfect way

    Bagnaia scored his debut podium on his return from injury in last weekend’s San Marino GP at Misano, beating Yamaha rider Rossi in the process on his way to second. The Pramac rider has continued his strong form in the second Misano weekend, setting a lap record to top FP3 and was on course for […] More

  • The #8 Toyota has long stop to cure brake issue

    The #8 Toyota has long stop to cure brake issue

    The cards in the 88th edition of the race were reshuffled by two consecutive safety car periods, one for a crashed GTE Am Ferrari in Porsche Curves and one for a big accident for the #30 Duqueine Oreca of Tristan Gommedy at the first Mulsanne chicane.  With lengthy repairs needed to the barriers, Toyota used […] More

  • Vinales says wrong tyre advice “wasted” San Marino MotoGP

    Vinales says wrong tyre advice “wasted” San Marino MotoGP

    Vinales smashed the Misano lap record last weekend to claim pole, but ended up 5.3 seconds off the lead in sixth in a race in which he struggled for grip on the left side of his tyre. He was the only rider to opt for the hard option, and admitted after taking pole for the […] More

  • Honda MotoGP bike “out of control” in qualifying

    Honda MotoGP bike “out of control” in qualifying

    The factory Honda rider has so far failed to lift himself higher than 17th on the grid in the seven rounds run this season, though has proven to have strong race pace with four points-finishes. His race pace in Saturday’s FP4 – in which he was seventh – was comparable to the likes of Ducati’s […] More

  • Why KTM’s Pol Espargaro “needed to crash” in MotoGP practice

    Why KTM's Pol Espargaro “needed to crash” in MotoGP practice

    Espargaro lost the front of his KTM at the Turn 6 left-hander in the closing stages of this morning’s FP3, though narrowly held onto a direct Q2 place. The KTM rider produced a 1m31.308s in qualifying right at the end of the session go fourth-quickest, but was just 0.081 seconds clear of teammate Brad Binder […] More

  • Watch A Ford Mustang Driver Lose Control, Hit A Minivan And Flee The Scene

    Ford Mustangs and crashes go together like peanut butter and jelly and this video recently posted to TikTok proves just how prone Mustang drivers can be to crashing. We’re not sure where exactly this clip was filmed in the U.S,. but based on the reflection of the license plate in the cammer’s windshield, it appears […] More

  • Dovizioso explains ‘Unemployed’ message is a bet he lost

    Dovizioso explains ‘Unemployed’ message is a bet he lost

    Dovizioso has been sporting the new message on the backside of his leathers throughout the second Misano weekend, in reference to his uncertain future in MotoGP. He announced last month ahead of winning the Austrian GP that he would not be re-signing with Ducati beyond 2020, and admitted at the time he has no “plan […] More

  • Le Mans 24h, H4: Toyota strengthens 1-2 lead

    Le Mans 24h, H4: Toyota strengthens 1-2 lead

    The two Toyotas were running out of sync to each other after Sebastien Buemi was forced to curtail his first stint in the #8 TS050 with a suspected puncture. That meant they initially settled into an ebb and flow of trading the lead based on their stints, but partially through quicker pitstops the #7 car […] More

  • Neuville leads as Loeb stars despite setback

    Neuville leads as Loeb stars despite setback

    Overnight leader Sebastien Loeb rolled the dice by putting two medium-compound tyres on his Hyundai i20 WRC for the opening stage of the day and paid a heavy price as the softer rubber failed to endure on the rock-strewn surface. Loeb’s struggle to recapture lost time could not compare with that of his Hyundai team-mate […] More

  • Tesla reintroduces ‘Enhanced Autopilot’ – offering cheaper alternative to ‘Full Self-Driving’

    Tesla reintroduces 'Enhanced Autopilot' - offering cheaper alternative to 'Full Self-Driving'

    Tesla has reintroduced the ‘Enhanced Autopilot’ option – offering a cheaper alternative to the ‘Full Self-Driving’ package for existing owners. Over the last few years, Tesla has changed its Autopilot options and pricing so many times, it has been hard to follow. Finally, the automaker ended up making the Autopilot’s Autosteer and Traffic-Aware Cruise Control standard on […] More

  • DTM future secured with support from Audi and BMW

    DTM future secured with support from Audi and BMW

    The future of the DTM had been under question ever since Audi announced in April that it would exit the category after the current season, potentially leaving BMW – which itself hadn’t formally committed to 2021 – as the sole manufacturer in the category. After Audi’s announcement, the DTM had been working to ditch the […] More

  • Cammish recovers from off to take pole

    Cammish recovers from off to take pole

    Cammish ran wide at Allard on his first push lap, filling the radiator with grass and necessitating a pitstop. He returned to the track to put himself in the top four just after the midway point of the session, then went on another run in his Team Dynamics-run Civic Type R, improving by half a […] More

  • Kristoffersson takes third win in dominant style

    Kristoffersson takes third win in dominant style

    Having opened the day with the first fastest time in the qualifiers, Kristoffersson was beaten to top of the order in the Intermediate Classification by Niclas Gronholm. But come the semi-finals and final, Kristoffersson unleashed three and then two new tyres onto his Volkswagen Motorsport-built, Kristoffersson Motorsport-prepared VW Polo to dominate both races and claim […] More

  • One European Country Is Offering Interest-Free Loans For Used Electric Vehicles

    Scotland is so eager for its citizens to switch to electric vehicles that it is now offering interest-free loans for used electric vehicles. For quite some time, the country has been offering drivers interest-free loans of up to £35,000 ($45,370) to cover the cost of a purchasing a new electric vehicle, and up to £10,000 […] More

  • Porsche Project 411 Concept – A Look to the Porsche 911’s Future?

    Big automakers usually employ tremendously skilled designers, but production cars are rarely as exotic as the concept many of these artists create. There are many reasons for that, and most of them have to do with practicality and costs. Independent designers, on the other hand, aren’t limited by regulations like these, so they often produce […] More

  • Tanak’s WRC title hopes take blow after Rally Turkey crash

    Tanak’s WRC title hopes take blow after Rally Turkey crash

    Tanak’s Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC arrowed into a bank four miles from the end of the Yesilbelde stage, and although he managed to free it and move it to safety, the Estonian deemed the damage terminal. Footage showed Tanak paying particular attention to the front-right corner of the car before walking away from it. It […] More

  • Conway’s Toyota leads, early drama in LMP2

    Conway's Toyota leads, early drama in LMP2

    The start of the 88th edition of the race was held without fans in attendance but with the same traditional ceremony at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Polesitter Mike Conway made a good getaway in the #7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid, while stablemate Sebastien Buemi in the #8 car tried to put pressure on second-starting Bruno […] More

  • Vinales scores second straight pole

    Vinales scores second straight pole

    Bagnaia smashed the lap record Vinales set in qualifying for the San Marino race during FP3 despite a crash, and came into qualifying as the favourite after topping FP4. Yamaha’s Vinales set the benchmark at the start of Q2 with a 1m31.647s, though FP3 pacesetter Bagnaia smashed this with a new provisional pole record of […] More

  • Climate Crisis Weekly: We’ve lost 68% of our wildlife. We can act

    Climate Crisis Weekly: We've lost 68% of our wildlife. We can act

    The world’s wildlife population has declined by more than two-thirds in the last 50 years — WWF As much as 80% of the European Union’s electricity could be fossil fuel-free by 2030. Here’s why a new study of sea urchins will provide great insight into the effects of climate change. And more… From 1970 to […] More

  • Build This Customizable A-Frame Toolbox

    Build This Customizable A-Frame Toolbox

    Ross Mantle . POP Projects is a collection of new and classic projects from more than a century of Popular Mechanics. Master skills, get tool recommendations, and, most importantly, build something of your very own. Open-top toolboxes trump lidded boxes because they provide easy access to the tools I use most. Best of all, they’re […] More

  • 6 Things I Learned From Wafting Around In The New Rolls-Royce Ghost

    6 Things I Learned From Wafting Around In The New Rolls-Royce Ghost

    The new Ghost is a big step up from the old one, but it doesn’t tread on the toes of the bigger, pricier Phantom The umbrellas in the doors, and the Spirit of Ecstasy on the bonnet – those are the only things in common between the latest version of the Rolls-Royce Ghost, and the […] More

  • Believe it or not, this new carbon fiber electric bike costs just $999

    Believe it or not, this new carbon fiber electric bike costs just $999

    The carbon fiber Morfuns Éole folding electric bicycle has just been launched for pre-order. And the bike comes in at one of the lowest price points we’ve ever seen for a carbon fiber e-bike. There are actually two versions of the bike known as the Éole C and Éole S. The former is priced at […] More

  • Jonathan Rea eases to Barcelona Race 1 win

    Jonathan Rea eases to Barcelona Race 1 win

    From pole, Kawasaki rider Rea held the lead at the start and proceeded to ease away over the course of the 20-lap contest, beating his nearest title rival Scott Redding by 2.625s. It means the five-time champion now has 42 points in hand over Ducati man Redding with eight races left in the coronavirus-disrupted 2020 […] More

  • Frijns wins from Rast as Muller spins

    Frijns wins from Rast as Muller spins

    Frijns made a good launch from second on the grid to take the lead into Turn 1, while polesitter Rene Rast survived attacks from Muller and BMW’s Marco Wittmann to hold second position. Frijns had managed to build a lead of over a second by the time the safety car was deployed for the first […] More

  • Ferrari Portofino M, Nissan Z Proto, Engler FF: This Week’s Top Photos

    Ferrari Portofino M, Nissan Z Proto, Engler FF: This Week's Top Photos

    Ferrari’s Portofino was transformed into the Portofino M this week. The transformation included the addition of an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and some extra horsepower, with the new mechanicals basically lifted out of the Roma. 2022 BMW iNext spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien BMW is working on a Tesla Model X rival that will offer […] More

  • AlphaTauri has ambitions to match Red Bull in F1

    AlphaTauri has ambitions to match Red Bull in F1

    The Frenchman has driven strongly this year, and took his maiden Formula 1 victory at the Italian Grand Prix earlier this month. That success prompted fresh talk that Red Bull should consider moving him back to its Milton Keynes squad in the future, after he was demoted 12 months ago. But while Red Bull boss […] More

  • United Autosports “not favourites” in LMP2

    United Autosports “not favourites” in LMP2

    In United’s #22 Oreca 07 Paul di Resta took pole in Friday’s Hyperpole session with a new LMP2 track record of 3m24.528s, three tenths quicker than Paul Loup-Chatin’s 2018 benchmark. The sister #32 entry also made it to the Hyperpole shootout, Alex Brundle piloting the car he shares with Will Owen and Job van Uitert […] More

  • Range Rover Sport SVR And Mercedes-AMG G63 Get Summoned For A Series Of Tests

    Range Rover Sport SVR And Mercedes-AMG G63 Get Summoned For A Series Of Tests

    The Range Rover Sport SVR and Mercedes-AMG G63 got together again, this time in the Middle East, to show what they’re made of under the scorching sun. Deemed as one of the most versatile vehicles out there due to its impressive straight-line performance and rock-crawling ability, the new generation G63 was driven flat out on […] More

  • Toyota’s Buemi predicts race of survival

    Toyota's Buemi predicts race of survival

    The Swiss driver believes that getting through the traffic without incident will be the key to a race that is forecast to be affected by rain for much of its duration.  He has admitted to concerns about the amateur drivers and in particular the rookies, who have had less track time ahead of this year’s […] More

  • Aston qualifying pace “didn’t make sense”

    Aston qualifying pace "didn't make sense"

    Makowiecki’s teammate in the #91 Porsche 911 RSR-19 Gianmaria Bruni took pole position in the GTE Pro class with a time 0.002s slower than Marco Sorensen had managed in the #95 Aston Martin Vantage the previous day, making it the only class in which the fastest time of the weekend to date was not set […] More

  • Icon’s latest restomod is a 1950 Chevrolet Thriftmaster pickup truck

    Icon's latest restomod is a 1950 Chevrolet Thriftmaster pickup truck

    Icon is perhaps best known for its meticulous Toyota Land Cruiser restomods, but the Los Angeles-based company works with plenty of other vehicles. Its latest build is a 1950 Chevrolet Thriftmaster pickup truck that, in typical Icon fashion, retains its classic style but gets modern upgrades as well. Christened an “Old School Edition,” the truck […] More

  • Rea beats Razgatlioglu, Bautista to pole

    Rea beats Razgatlioglu, Bautista to pole

    Michael Ruben Rinaldi set the early pace on race tyres with a time of 1m43.288s, before improving to 1m42.744s to put himself further clear of his rivals at the top of the timesheets. Garrett Gerloff put an impressive performance on X-marked tyres halfway through the session to usurp Rinaldi’s benchmark, but the Go Eleven Ducati […] More

  • Buemi and Toyota top damp warm-up

    Buemi and Toyota top damp warm-up

    After overnight rain the Circuit de la Sarthe was in tricky condition at the start of the 15-minute warm-up session, which meant that most teams were reluctant to go out on track. Although most teams decided to complete one or more reconnaissance laps, just 33 of the 59 participants set some sort of laptime. Mike […] More

  • Bagnaia smashes lap record in third practice

    Bagnaia smashes lap record in third practice

    The cooler track conditions caught out a couple of riders in the early stages of FP3, with Pramac’s Jack Miller crashing at the first corner just a few minutes in. This was followed shortly afterwards by Tech 3’s Miguel Oliveira, who slid off his KTM at the Turn 8 Quercia corner. Improvements on the combined […] More

  • The New BMW M135i Has Already Shed £10,000 On The Used Market

    The New BMW M135i Has Already Shed £10,000 On The Used Market

    Reception to the new M135i may have been mixed, but the AWD hot hatch looks a lot more appealing with a big discount This week we learned that BMW has a new front-wheel drive hot hatch in the form of the 128ti. It’s lighter and – from the sounds of early driving impressions – more […] More

  • The races that could fit Red Bull’s ‘invitational’ F1 GP idea

    The races that could fit Red Bull's 'invitational' F1 GP idea

    While regular venues like Monza, Silverstone and Spa have continued to hold races, so too are we seeing some firsts like Mugello or the return of old favourites like Turkey and the Nurburgring. The success of last weekend’s Tuscan Grand Prix has highlighted how F1 could be injected with a freshness if there are new […] More

  • Holdsworth says McLaughlin ‘driving in desperation’

    Holdsworth says McLaughlin 'driving in desperation'

    The two Ford drivers clashed while battling for third on the penultimate lap of today’s opener at The Bend, after McLaughlin fired his Penske Mustang up the inside of Holdsworth at Turn 14. The contact left Holdsworth facing the wrong way, while McLaughlin went on to finish third on the road, before being dumped to […] More

  • 2021 Audi A3 Sportback 30 G-Tron Is A 129 HP, CNG-Powered Premium Hatchback

    Audi’s A3 Sportback family has grown with the introduction of the new 30 g-tron, which starts at €30,705.88 ($36,419) in Germany and will go on sale locally and in other European countries this fall. Powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) or biomethane, it packs a 1.5-liter TFSI engine with upgraded components that pushes out 131 […] More

  • Rebellion pessimistic of victory chances

    Rebellion pessimistic of victory chances

    The Swiss team managed to split the two Toyota TS050 Hybrids in Friday’s Hyperpole session, as Gustavo Menezes qualified the #1 Rebellion R-13 within 0.555 seconds of the pole-winning time set by Kamui Kobayashi to take second on the grid. Despite the car’s pace over a single lap, Rebellion CEO Calim Bouhadra admits that the […] More

  • Coulthard wins as title rivals clash

    Coulthard wins as title rivals clash

    Coulthard triumphed by just four-tenths in what was remarkable 24-lap affair, the Kiwi getting the best of a three-way battle for the lead in the closing stages. The three protagonists at the front were Coulthard, Shane van Gisbergen and Jack Le Brocq, the two Mustang drivers benefitting from the high tyre that hit the Triple […] More

  • The Chevy Silverado Will Finally Have a Cool Tailgate

    First, it was the war of who’s got the biggest grille. Now the focus has shifted to tailgates. The main unique selling points of pickup trucks are cargo beds. While there isn’t much you can do in that aspect apart from offering different types of Tonneau covers, or illumination, or different material for the base. […] More

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