The top version of the Mustang's 5.0-liter V8 at the moment is the version in the Bullitt that makes 480 horsepower (358 kilowatts), versus 460 hp (343 kW) for the one in the GT. The company's statement that the Mach 1 is for customers looking for the "next level of power" makes us wonder if the engineers have further tweaks to push the output even higher than the Bullitt. … [Read more...] about 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Return Official, See The Prototype On Track
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First seen at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1936, the legendary Borg-Warner Trophy stands 5ft 4.75in tall, weighs 110lbs and carries the bas-relief sterling silver faces of all Indy winners since the race was first held in 1911. From 1936 to 1987, winners were given an ornate wood plaque, 20 inches tall and 10 inches wide, incorporating the facade of the Borg-Warner Trophy. Then the Baby Borg was introduced in 1988 at the suggestion of that year’s Indy 500 winner, Rick Mears. It is an 18-inch high replica of the Borg-Warner Trophy and is also made of sterling silver, but is set on a marble base with a trapezoidal silver plaque for the winning driver's image, name and race information. The bas-relief image is from the same mold and therefore identical to the image on the full-sized trophy. … [Read more...] about Unser to receive ‘Baby Borg’ celebrating 1970 Indy 500 win
Anyone familiar with Liberty Walk knows some of the company’s offerings can get pretty crazy, but this upfit for the Prius is rather mild. In fact, it might even slot into our definition of artfully as mentioned above in our mashed potatoes metaphor. This is strictly an appearance package – the primary mission for the Prius, after all, is fuel economy over all else – but it doesn’t include massive fender flares or a bonkers wide body stance. An aggressive front fascia with side skirts and a diffuser-infused rear fascia constitute the “light” body kit, with the full kit adding a modest spoiler to the decklid. … [Read more...] about Toyota Prius Gets Liberty Walk Body Kit Because Why Not?
Another area that Pirelli’s engineers have worked on is the tyre’s capability to ‘talk’ with existing electronic driver aid systems. In the case of ABS, for example – assuming the same car and tyre size – a tread pattern optimised to work in synergy with the car’s own electronics is able to brake sooner. Tests carried out when braking from 100kph have shown that the new Cinturato P7 needs an average of four fewer metres to stop: a reduction of between seven and 10%. The development of the new Cinturato in collaboration with the world’s leading carmakers, through virtual tyre models, has meant that the tyres can be optimally tuned to work together with existing driver aids. One good example is lane control systems. If twinned with an ‘unknown’ tyre, these systems can potentially make continual corrections, as they are not familiar with the specific dynamics of the tyre. If the same car is equipped with a new Cinturato P7, … [Read more...] about New Pirelli Tire Auto-Adjusts To Temperature, Driving Conditions
If the rumor is true, BMW's eighth-generation M5 will be the first M car to be completely electrified and will be offered as a "Power Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle" or a full-on EV. Internal documents and some guesswork say that the PHEV will be using the same engine in the upcoming X8 M; a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 with an electric motor that has a combined output of 750 horsepower (559 kW). … [Read more...] about 2024 BMW M5 Rumored To Go Electric And Offer Bugatti Veyron Power