Aston Martin has revealed the name of its new SUV model, scheduled for launch next year, as prototypes of the soft-roader begin testing in Wales. The name DBX, which has been applied to the car through most of its development, will remain when the car reaches showrooms. This is no great surprise, not least because it was included in the company’s IPO prospectus when it floated on the London Stock Exchange in October. The DBX will be Aston Martin’s first SUV. Designed to compete with the Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus, Maserati Levante and Ferrari “FUV”, the car is expected to become one of the Gaydon firm’s best-selling models. While controversial in enthusiast circles, Aston Martin’s decision to enter this fast-growing segment was inevitable and, to some extent, unavoidable. Images of the car being tested on Welsh rally stages have also been released. They reveal a sleek, four-door SUV with a gaping front grille and a frankly peculiar rear … [Read more...] about Aston Martin reveals its DBX off-roader as prototype begins testing in Wales
Vito Chirco Special to Detroit Free Press Published 7:20 PM EST Nov 13, 2018 This week's episode of the Prep Football Frenzy podcast with Vito Chirco features senior Warren De La Salle outside linebacker Jacob Dobbs and junior offensive tackle Grant Toutant. Dobbs talks about his preferred walk-on offer from Michigan and being a senior leader. More: Michigan high school football playoffs: State semifinal pairings And Toutant talks all about his recruitment, including the latest on conversations with Michigan and Michigan State and previews De La Salle's semifinal matchup with Birmingham Groves. Vito also looks back at the top performers from the regional finals of the state playoffs, and looks ahead to some of the big matchups for the state semifinals. Listen to the podcast below. Previously: Episode 11: Chippewa Valley's Andre Chenault describes being under-recruited Episode 10: Detroit King QB Dequan Finn on how Michigan's Devin Gardner helped him Be sure to … [Read more...] about Warren De La Salle LB Jacob Dobbs to walk-on at Michigan?
By Joseph Duarte, Houston Chronicle Published 6:17 pm CST, Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Houston Cougars defensive tackle Ed Oliver (10) during the Rice University game on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 in Houston. Houston Cougars won the game 45-27. Houston Cougars defensive tackle Ed Oliver (10) during the Rice University game on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 in Houston. Houston Cougars won the game 45-27. Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Houston Cougars defensive tackle Ed Oliver (10) during the Rice University game on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 in Houston. Houston Cougars won the game 45-27. Houston Cougars defensive tackle Ed Oliver (10) during the Rice … [Read more...] about Cougars set to be without All-American Ed Oliver for Thurday night’s game
British drivers are forking out more than £41 million a year in fines for using bus lanes, new data has revealed. More than 888,000 motorists were handed fines last year, amounting to a total of £41,807,647. Drivers in Glasgow were hardest hit, with the city council issuing 108,735 fines worth £6.5m to those driving in bus lanes when they shouldn’t. Cardiff issued the second most fines for an individual council, with 79,907 fines adding £5.6m to the council coffers, while the combined local authorities in London handed out 89,730 fines worth £7.5m. However, the most profitable bus lane wasn’t in any of these cities. A single lane on Oxford high street raked in £1,488,120 in 2017 alone. Confusion While more than a quarter of drivers (28 per cent) admit that they knowingly ignore bus lane restrictions, mostly to skip queues, almost than half of those who received fines (49 per cent) were unaware that they had even driven in a bus lane. Most fines … [Read more...] about Councils rake in £41m a year from bus lane fines
The Aston Martin DBX will look exactly as one would expect, and blessedly very little like the jacked-up coupe concept unveiled in 2015. As these official 'spy photos' show, Aston Martin's long anticipated SUV will boast a silhouette that could almost be mistaken for an F-Pace or Levante – with, perhaps, the exception of that peculiar duckbill at the rear.It's the front and rear styling of the new DBX SUV that most clearly showcases the familiar and legendary Aston look, complete with the iconic grille shape and aggressive forward slant across its face.Wide haunches and fat guards make clear the brand wants you to consider this a genuine Aston. Likewise, the lengthy hashtag, with spaces (somebody #doesn't get hashtags), confirms the British marque is all too aware of the pressure it faces in entering the now-crowded premium sports SUV segment."The unique nature of DBX in the Aston Martin range means it requires a dedicated test programme," the company says, hence the Welsh … [Read more...] about Aston Martin DBX SUV revealed with official camo set