What is going on here? What car would you take to the Nürburgring for a track day? For this Mercedes-Benz test driver, it appears they love spending a day at the Ring piloting a Maybach S-Class . Why is Mercedes-Benz testing out an ultra-luxury sedan around the Nürburgring even though owners will never take their chauffer-friendly luxury barges to a track? We have a few theories. The upcoming Maybach S-Class was recently teased with the upcoming celebration of 100 years of Maybach. This unique ultra-long Maybach S-Class code-named the Z223 will feature a rarity in modern car manufacturing, a true V12 engine. So why take a Maybach S-Class to the Nürburgring? We believe they’re testing out their new V12 engine that needs to handle extreme conditions. With the V12 engine absent from most of the Mercedes-Benz lineup their choices for test cars are limited, which is why a long-wheelbase Maybach S-Class is lapping the Nürburgring with some frequency. More Mercedes-Benz … [Read more...] about Why Is Mercedes Still Testing The Maybach S-Class At The ‘Ring?
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Thankfully nobody was seriously injured. Recent security camera footage from a gas station in Whitaker, PA, shows a car careening for the gas station at a high rate of speed. The owner of the Gulf Oil location, Bob Ackerman, says that it’s unfortunately not the first time that this has happened. It all started on April 15, 2015, when a driver took out a traffic signal and landed on two parked cars. The latest instance happens to be the ninth accident at this location in the last six years, taking place only 12 days after another nearly identical crash. Thankfully, nobody has been seriously injured from these incidents, but Ackerman is worried that could change. Gallery: FIA road safety campaign 11 Photos It’s clear that the issue lies with the Rankin bridge, which lies perpendicular to the gas station . While the speed limit on the bridge is just 25 miles … [Read more...] about Watch Out Of Control Motorist Crash Into Gas Station Parking Lot
The McLaren 675LT (Long Tail) has made its world premiere in Geneva and it's now heading into limited production series. The McLaren 675LT (Long Tail) has made its world premiere in Geneva and it's now heading into limited production series. Only 500 units will be sold worldwide and all will come with a vast array of upgrades over the 650S Coupe upon which the 675LT is based. For example, weight has gone down by a significant 100 kg (220 lbs) to 1,230 kg (2,711 lbs) while output of the twin-turbo V8 3.8-liter has jumped by 25 HP & 22 Nm to 675 HP (496 kW) and 700 Nm (517 lb-ft) of torque. More power combined with less weight always equals better performance so it shouldn't come as a surprise the McLaren 675LT runs the sprint in just 2.9 seconds, thus making it 0.1s quicker than the 650S Coupe. It's also half a second faster in the 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) journey now completed in 7.9 seconds while the top speed has dropped by 2 mph (3.2 km/h) to 205 mph (330 km/h). … [Read more...] about McLaren 675LT limited production confirmed; debuts in Geneva
Only ten of them were ever made, and this particular car now belongs to McLaren. McLaren made a total of 106 F1s during the supercar’s lifetime between the years 1992 and 1999, and the GTR Longtail served as a last hurrah. An evolution of the 1995 GTR that triumphed at the 24-hour Le Mans endurance race, the Longtail version brought some significant body changes to boost downforce and as a consequence further improve the race car’s already mind-blowing performances. Internally known as the “ F1 GT”, a name which was used for three road-going versions of the race car, the long-tailed machine also received a fully adjustable suspension and a six-speed sequential transmission enabling faster gear shifts. Perhaps the most significant modification compared to its predecessor was the drastic weight loss of 135 kilograms (297 pounds) to a very low 915 kg (2,017 lbs) for a vehicle equipped with a BMW V12 6.0-liter engine pushing out 600 horsepower (448 kilowatts) and 480 … [Read more...] about Blast from the past: McLaren revisits the stunning F1 GTR Longtail
It comes as standard with all-wheel drive and bidirectional charging. Genesis is officially hopping on the EV bandwagon with an all-electric adaptation of the G80. It largely inherits the design of its combustion-engined sibling while adding a charging port behind the closed-off front grille. The lower grille is narrower than on the ICE model and the wheels are exclusive to the Electrified G80. The rear bumper is slightly different, and for obvious reasons, it no longer incorporates dual exhaust tips. Hyundai's luxury division says the Electrified G80 has standard all-wheel drive and can switch between rear- and all-wheel drive automatically. That means there's an electric motor at the rear and another one at the front, with the latter being shut off to enable RWD and improve efficiency when the extra power is not needed. Gallery: Genesis Electrified G80 14 Photos … [Read more...] about Genesis Enters EV Era With Electrified G80 Featuring Solar Roof