Aprilia has scored just six top six finishes in the modern MotoGP era. The latest of those came two weeks ago in Portugal, courtesy of an in-form Aleix Espargaro aboard an RS-GP that looked like a genuinely competent package for the first time. A strong Friday showing at Jerez for the Spanish Grand Prix, which Espargaro ended third fastest, teases the prospect that for the first time the Spaniard could make a legitimate challenge for the podium on Sunday. “I’m satisfied about day one, but the good thing is it looks like Aprilia and Aleix is working well everywhere we go,” Espargaro enthused when Motorsport.com asked if the Spanish GP could be ‘the big one’ for Aprilia. “So, it’s not about one single track. The track is a bit slippery, so after all first day, all riders in every single track will put more rubber down on track. I think the things may change a little bit, but why not [aim for the podium]? I feel good, so let’s see.” It’s not the first time Espargaro has … [Read more...] about Can MotoGP’s underdog spoil Yamaha’s party at Jerez?
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It needs a little TLC, but it's almost road ready. In the market for a Tesla Model S ? Don't settle for the standard wheelbase model when you can pick up this lightly used 2015 Tesla limousine. It’s up for sale on eBay , and though it may not be 100 percent ready for the road, the seller says that with a little TLC this electric limo can be cruising comfortably in no time. Current bidding has the vehicle at $65,100 with still three days left to go on the auction. It’s the "world’s first Tesla Model S 85 limo," according to the seller, and has driven just 150 original miles (241 kilometers), making it virtually band new. The build is based on a 2015 chassis, which retains its original 85-kilowatt hour battery pack. Since it is a 2015 85 model base, the Tesla comes with 380 horsepower (208 kilowatts) and 253 miles (407 kilometers) of range from the factory. The standard Model S already weighs a hefty 4,597 pounds (2,085 kilograms), but it’s unclear how much … [Read more...] about Electrify Your Wedding Party With This Tesla Model S Limo
When you do the math, the supercar actually produces around 758 lb-ft and 1,000 hp. Tesla shocked the collective automotive community when it debuted its new Roadster supercar just a few weeks ago. Complete with a whopping 7,376 pound-feet (10,000 Newton-meters) of torque, it has the ability to sprint to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) 1.9 seconds, and continue on to a top speed of 250 mph (402 kmh). Allegedly. But those numbers may be seriously overstated, according to a revealing new video by the folks at Engineering Explained. According to Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained , he claims that the Tesla Roadster's proposed torque figures are not in-line with typical vehicle performance measurement standards. By his calculations, the supercar is only able to produce 758 lb-ft (1,027 Nm) of torque, and nearly 1,000 hp (745 kW). Still impressive by modern supercar standards, but a far cry from the alleged 7,376 lb-ft (10,000 Nm) the company touted at … [Read more...] about Tesla Roadster’s 10,000-Nm Torque Figure May Be A Bit Overstated
The folks over at Quattro World have managed to find out Audi is indeed preparing an RS3 Sedan which will be out for the 2018 model year in North America. The folks over at Quattro World have managed to find out Audi is indeed preparing an RS3 Sedan which will be out for the 2018 model year in North America. Almost a year ago we heard a rumor about the possibility of seeing an RS3 Sedan in United States and now it seems it will actually happen. Several undisclosed sources that attended the Audi Summit for Audi of America employees told Quattro World an RS3 Sedan is planned for 2018MY. Reviewed: 2018 Audi RS3 Sedan First Drive: The no-compromise compromise It doesn’t really come as a big surprise taking into account the Ingolstadt-based marque unveiled the hardcore A3 clubsport quattro almost two years ago and that concept was a clear indication of a potential RS3 Sedan. While the concept packed a massive output of 525 horsepower (386 kilowatts), the RS3 … [Read more...] about 2018 Audi RS3 Sedan confirmed for North America
The 37-year-old was set to pilot one of three BTC Racing Honda Civic Type FK8s this season alongside Josh Cook and new recruit Jade Edwards. Upon moving to the Brackley squad last season after a challenging season with Team Hard in 2019, Crees won the Jack Sears Trophy for drivers without an outright BTCC podium. However, just a week before the BTCC season opener at Thruxton (8-9 May), the team revealed it will be parting ways with Crees. The team statement didn’t clarify the reasons for the split, but said Crees was departing "on amicable terms". Crees had driven for the squad in last week's media day test at Silverstone, running a BTC Racing livery instead of his familiar Clever Baggers colours. The Kent driver ended the test - topped by returning three-time champion Gordon Shedden - an encouraging third fastest overall. The statement added that the team will announce a replacement "in the next few days, prior to Thruxton". “On behalf of everyone at BTC Racing, … [Read more...] about BTC Racing parts ways with Crees on eve of 2021 BTCC season