There’s a new Porsche 911 GT3 R coming soon, but that doesn’t mean the current car is a slouch. Three of those claimed the first, second and third starting positions at the Nürburgring 24 Hours today. Laurens Vanthoor claimed pole position for tomorrow’s day-long race with a lap time of 8:09.105 in the No. 911 Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R. And yes, I am having fun out here, if you are curious. … [Read more...] about There’s a new Porsche 911 GT3 R coming soon, but that doesn’t mean the current car is a slouch. Thre
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Marty Rea as Vladimir, left, and Aaron Monaghan as Estragon in the Druid theater production of Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot,” at the Lansburgh Theatre through May 20. (Matthew Thompson) An unfortunate aftereffect of the strictures enforced by Samuel Beckett during his lifetime, and now by his estate, on productions of “Waiting for Godot” is that every version seems more or less the same. Some are drier, some funnier, some richer in personality, but multiple sittings through the absurdist masterwork elicit some semblance of the sensation that if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen ’em all. Not to take anything away from the estimable, affectionate staging brought to Shakespeare Theatre Company by Ireland’s Druid theater, but I wager that a revisit is essential only for those who’ve never had a “Godot” experience, or for those who can never get enough. With great works of theatrical art, … [Read more...] about If you’re waiting for a new take on ‘Waiting for Godot,’ you’ll wait some more.
Suzuki Motorcycle is set to launch the 2018 Suzuki GSX-S750 in India tomorrow, April 25. Suzuki had showcased the GSX-S750 for the first time in India at the 2018 Auto Expo. The Suzuki GSX-S750 had made its global debut at the Intermot 2016 show. The Suzuki GSX-S750 will be brought through in CKD form and locally assembled at the company's plant in Gurgaon, Haryana. This will only be the second big bike that Suzuki Motorcycle assembles in India, after the 2018 Suzuki Hayabusa. However, the exact launch price has not been confirmed yet. Local assembly means that the GSX-S750 will be priced very competitively. Expect it to cost around the Rs 7.5 to 8 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) mark. To see how the GSX-S750 compares to the Kawasaki Z900, and the Triumph Street Triple S, read here. The design of the GSX-S750 is based on its larger sibling the Suzuki GSX-S1000. It had last received an update in 2017, featuring a new headlamp, LED tail lamp, footpegs, swingarm and a belly pan. It also … [Read more...] about 2018 Suzuki GSX-S750 launch in India tomorrow
With a new, all-electric Mini E set to arrive in dealerships in a year or less, BMW wants to highlight the idea of a Mini Cooper powered by batteries. That's what led it to display an "old Mini" converted to electric power at a reception before last week's New York auto show. Sadly, the car wasn't on display at the show itself because—as booth staff explained—it was privately owned, not a company project. DON'T MISS: Electric Mini makes US debut at LA auto show (Nov 2017) In its press materials, the company didn't detail the electric powertrain, though we doubt it shares any components with the upcoming Mini E that's likely to launch as a 2019 model. The red-and-white classic 1998 Mini Cooper—just 10 feet from stem to stern—sported the yellow plug logo seen on the original fleet of Mini E test cars in 2009, which will likely reappear on next year's production car. A brief drive report from the British magazine Autocar, however, provided considerably more detail … [Read more...] about Classic Mini converted to electric previews 2019 Mini E to come
Like the entire world, the car industry is also evolving. New systems are being invented or adapted for car use all the time and, whether we like it or not, this means that many features we are so used to will soon be history. The carmakers are doing all they can to draw attention to their models and technology has already reached an incredible level. Almost all of these systems are designed to make life inside the car easier or more pleasant and that’s why some things just had to go. For example, when was the last time you listened music from an audio CD instead of a flash drive or your iPhone or iPod? Or when was the last time you saw a car with a retractable (telescopic) antenna? Yes, it’s sad to see these go, especially for older drivers who grew up using them, but the new stuff is absolutely amazing. So let’s take a look at top ten features our children will think of as “antics” or will probably not even remember when they’ll be old enough to … [Read more...] about 10 Features We Won’t See on Tomorrow’s Cars