Approaching his IndyCar debut at 45 years old, Jimmie Johnson is an old rookie, but he’s not just any old rookie. In a NASCAR Cup career that spanned 20 years and 686 races, he won seven championships 83 race wins. Now he’s about to embark on an IndyCar career of currently indeterminate length, with Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda. The active Scott Dixon and retired Dario Franchitti, with 10 IndyCar championships between them, will respond favorably to tutoring this 21 st century legend because they know that Johnson hasn’t just turned to open-wheel racing as a passing whim, something to occupy himself now his NASCAR days are over. He was always into open-wheel racing. His original hero was Rick Mears, and racing Indy cars was his ambition when he was a pre-teen growing up in Southern California, attending the Grand Prix of Long Beach and watching all the Indy car races on TV with his grandfather. Attending the 2004 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix with fellow NASCAR legend Jeff … [Read more...] about Jimmie Johnson: The NASCAR legend’s IndyCar challenge
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It could arrive as soon as 2021 The future of Infiniti will be bold, as evident by the automaker saying the Q Inspiration Concept will be the basis for a future electrified vehicle platform. “Infiniti is developing a new platform for electrified vehicles inspired by the Q Inspiration Concept car, which shows the new design language for the age of autonomy and electrification,” says Infiniti Chairman and Global President Roland Krueger. “We very much had China in mind when designing the Q Inspiration, which shows a very sporty, performance-oriented electric concept, with a much bigger interior space." The EV-based vehicle will be one of five new vehicles the automaker will build in China over the next five years. An Infiniti EV is expected in 2021 , according to the automaker; however, that date has been pushed back from 2019. At this point, the Japanese luxury automaker is playing a bit of catchup when compared to most of its competitors. Infiniti unveiled the Q … [Read more...] about Infiniti’s Future EV Will Be Based On The Q Inspiration Concept
Home Bike reviews oi-Rahul Nagaraj By Rahul Nagaraj Updated: Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 21:49 [IST] Rating: 4.0 Ever since Royal Enfield introduced the Himalayan back in 2016, the motorcycle has been receiving a number of timely updates and revisions. A significant update came in 2020 when the Royal Enfield received a revised engine to meet the latest BS6-emission norms, which came into effect from April last year. Keeping the trend going, the Chennai-based brand introduced yet another update to the Himalayan at the start of the year. The new (2021) Royal Enfield Himalayan now comes with a few new cosmetic changes, along with a number of added features as well. The 2021 update also brings with it a price hike of Rs 10,000, translating to a revised price tag of Rs 2.01 lakh, ex-showroom (Chennai). We recently rode the 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan around the streets of Bangalore to find out what the exact changes … [Read more...] about 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan Review: Do The Changes Justify The Price Upgrade?
Of course, it's just a design exercise. The Audi E-Tron GT is the latest addition to the premium EV segment. The German luxury electric sedan has almost the same capabilities as the Porsche Taycan but in a different form and at a more affordable price. Does that mean that a wagon version is also under development? According to a recent report from Germany’s AutoBild , a long-roof E-Tron GT might actually happen. It’s reportedly due as early as 2022 and should also receive a flagship RS version. Nothing of that is confirmed yet though, but that doesn’t mean independent designers are not ready to present interesting ideas. Case in point, Rain Prisk , known for his wild virtual projects based mostly on existing cars, has published an E-Tron Shooting Brake rendering. And if you think he just cut off the rear doors and called it a day, take a closer look. E-Tron GT: All You Need To Know 2022 Audi E-Tron GT, RS E-Tron Revealed: An Alternative Take On Taycan … [Read more...] about Audi E-Tron GT Shooting Brake Rendering Is Fiction Done Right
The company's priorities shifted away from building a niche performance coupe. A lot has happened in the world since 2017, so we can't blame anyone for forgetting about the Infiniti Q60 Project Black S concept . It boasted 563 horsepower (420 kilowatts) and was supposed to make use of Formula One powertrain tech . However, the company has officially canceled the undertaking, according to Automotive News . "The concept continues to inspire us," Infiniti spokesperson Kyle Bazemore told Automotive News . The Project Black S is never seeing production, though. Gallery: Infiniti Project Black S Prototype 68 Photos Former Infiniti boss Roland Krueger was reportedly the person spearheading the Q60 Project Black S concept within the company. However, when he left to take over Dyson's automotive development , the program died with no one else to push it … [Read more...] about Remember The Infiniti Q60 Project Black S With F1 Tech? It’s Dead Now