The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important? Electric-vehicle production, fights over fuel-economy standards, earnings reports, unprovoked car fires and Aston Martin’s Brexit headaches—all of this and more in The Morning Shift for Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. 1st Gear: Tesla Wants to Take Some Model 3 Production to China Tesla made a profit in the third quarter of this year, but that wasn’t the only news from Wednesday. TechCrunch reports that it wants to ramp up production in China, including taking portions of Model 3 production there next year. Tesla, which says a lot of things, said Wednesday that it will start taking orders for the Model 3 from China and Europe before the end of the year, and that it’ll start delivering the car to Europe by early 2019. The company also wants to have portions of Model 3 production in China in 2019, and said in its earnings report that “production in China will be … [Read more...] about Tesla Wants to Move Portions of Model 3 Production to China as Early as Next Year
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You are here: Home » Blogs » Ford » JAY RAMEY Autoweek June 19, 2018 @ 11:00 am Comments Email Toyota brought the GR Super Sport Concept to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, promising a new hybrid hypercar for the track. Jay Ramey is an associate editor with Autoweek, an affiliate of Automotive News. Toyota's high-performance division has hatched plans to produce a "Super Sports Car" for the upcoming hypercar class in the World Endurance Championship, with a hybrid powerplant and an eye-watering horsepower output. The car, intended as a production version of the GR Super Sport Concept shown in January at the Tokyo Auto Salon, is expected to feature a version of the hybrid powertrain used by the TS050 Hybrid that won Le Mans. The production Super Sport is expected to be powered by a 2.4-liter biturbo V-6 engine and a Toyota racing hybrid system to produce 986 hp. The so-called hypercar … [Read more...] about Toyota’s ‘Super Sports Car’: Will it be for the road?
The battle for the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans victory in the GTE Pro class is set to be another battle royale. With their LMP1 programme shelved, Porsche are putting all of their efforts in to their GT programme, with four factory 911 RSR’s, brimming with factory talent. Elsewhere AF Corse bring their trio of 488 GTE Evo’s headed by 2017 GTE Pro champions James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi, this year joined by Daniel Serra. Aston Martin return with a pair of striking Vantage AMR’s, in only their second race they will be hoping to have made progress to improve on their fifth and sixth place finishes in Belgium. Familiar faces at Corvette means they should be challenging for the top spots throughout the weekend with their all-star line up in the two Corvette C7.R’s. Ford are going head-to-head with Porsche as they once again bring their quartet of Ford GT’s featuring a solid line-up of drivers. BMW return to Le Mans for the first time since 2011 in their … [Read more...] about PREVIEW: 2018 24 hours of Le Mans – GTE Pro class
Pushing the pedal to the metal in a spanking new Mercedes-AMG E63 S down Mount Panorama’s Conrod Straight with the speedo counter nudging 250km/h might seem like a silly thing to do on a Monday morning, but to any car enthusiast worth their salt, it’s quite literally the Holy Grail. After all, for all but a handful of occasions each year, this hallowed stretch of tarmac is a public road heavily signposted with a 60km/h speed limit. Even at that speed, and on your very first lap, you can’t quite grasp just how steep a climb it is up the Mountain, or how perilously narrow The Dipper is until you’ve actually pedalled around it. Truth is, most of the premium performance carmakers offer their cashed-up customers a few well-organised track day events throughout the year at any number of circuits around the country, be it the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Sydney Motorsport Park, and even Bathurst if you happen to be an AMG owner. Generally, it’s a full-day … [Read more...] about AMG Driving Academy Bathurst: The chance to conquer Mount Panorama in AMG’s street-legal hot rods