Humble no more. Discontinued in 2007, the Toyota MR2 is still regarded as one of the brand’s greatest sports cars. Ever since then, the automaker has been going back and forth about engineering a successor to the MR2 with one executive even saying he’d like to see Toyota partnering with Porsche on a potential new lightweight sports car. Unfortunately, it seems that - at least in the short- to mid-term plans - Toyota has no intentions to bring back the fabled nameplate. A revival is “not a priority” for the company, which now has three sports cars in its global lineup - the Supra, the new GR 86, and the GR Yaris. Simply put, don’t hold your breath for a new MR2 because Toyota isn’t making one. It is a legend: ⠀ Toyota MR2 with 1,200 Honda bhp does 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds ⠀ Modified Toyota MR2 fights stock McLaren 540C in mid-engine drag race And now… forget about everything we said above. Let’s move to an alternative reality, in which Toyota … [Read more...] about Toyota MR2 rendering resurrects fabled sports car
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Red Bull driver Verstappen was engaged in a close fight with Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton throughout the season-opening grand prix in Bahrain that was settled in controversial fashion. Verstappen overtook Hamilton around the outside of Turn 4 with four laps to go, but exceeded track limits when doing so, meaning he had to give the position back. Hamilton was then able to hold on for victory by 0.7 seconds. Hamilton had been regularly running wide at Turn 4 throughout the race after FIA race director Michael Masi wrote in his event notes that track limits would not be policed there as they were in practice and qualifying. But a query from Red Bull about how often Hamilton was running wide prompted race control to warn Mercedes that he was gaining an advantage by running off-track, suggesting a change in policy mid-race. Red Bull boss Christian Horner and Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff both questioned the approach to track limits after the race. Horner said that … [Read more...] about Verstappen wants talks over FIA’s ‘messy’ F1 track limits policing
Home Two wheelers oi-Promeet Ghosh By Promeet Ghosh Published: Friday, April 16, 2021, 14:03 [IST] Okinawa Autotech has announced a strategic partnership with Welectric. Welectric is a company engaged in the business of providing electric two-wheelers on lease rental to various corporations and individuals. With this partnership, Okinawa and Welectric will collaborate to focus on working with companies involved in last-mile delivery operations across the country. Commenting on the partnership, Jeetender Sharma, MD & Founder, Okinawa Autotech, states "We are thrilled to partner with Welectric, a digital enabler in the sales, finance, maintenance, and aftermarket services for electric two-wheelers. With the rise of ecommerce and last-mile deliveries fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become imperative for businesses in the delivery segment to consistently innovate, reduce operational costs, and increase efficiency, … [Read more...] about Okinawa Partners With Welectric To Supply Electric Two-Wheelers For Last-Mile Delivery: Read More!
There's a lot to be seen here. Following the debut of the T50 supercar, many of our readers noted with exaltation that Gordon Murray basically created the McLaren F1 of the 2020s. His supercar is light, fast, powerful, and keeps things down to the basics. Oh, it even has the same seat layout as the legendary F1. It’s probably safe to say Murray is virtually obsessed with lightweight sports cars, and his personal collection more than proves that. Top Gear’s latest video takes a look at the amazing collection of the F1’s father, and the one-hour-long footage goes through a number of very interesting topics and vehicles. Gordon Murray's Latest Creations: Gordon Murray T.50 Debuts With Fan-Assist, Major McLaren F1 Vibes Gordon Murray T.50s Niki Lauda Debuts As Track-Focused 725-HP Hypercar It starts with Murray explaining the purpose and overall concept behind the place the video is filmed at. Then, the South African-born British designer talks more … [Read more...] about The Man Behind The McLaren F1 Shows Off His Car Collection
It doesn't have to do with regulations. As you would expect from an absolute EV flagship with a six-figure price tag, the Mercedes EQS is brimming with tech. From its powerful dual-motor AWD setup to the 56-inch Hyperscreen, the fullsize luxury sedan is worthy of its status as the S-Class of electric cars. That said, some would argue there's one glaring omission – side cameras. Daimler CEO Ola Källenius explained in an interview with Automotive News Europe why the R&D team behind the EQS decided to stick with good ol' side mirrors. Long story short, Mercedes was concerned that seeing what goes on behind the vehicle would've resulted in motion sickness. Not only that, but the electricity needed to power the cameras would've almost negated the aerodynamic benefits created after replacing the bulky mirrors with tiny cameras. Even with chunky side mirrors, the Mercedes EQS is still the most aerodynamic series production car ever built. With the 19-inch AMG wheels … [Read more...] about Mercedes Explains Why The 2022 EQS Still Has Traditional Mirrors