Russell is entering the final year of his Williams F1 contract in 2021, leading to suggestions that he could step up to join parent team Mercedes for next season. Mercedes has supported Russell's racing career since the end of 2016, and opted to draft him in to race for its team when Lewis Hamilton tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of Russell dominated the race and was on course for victory before a tyre mix-up and a puncture left him to finish the race ninth, but the performance only furthered the calls for him to be handed a promotion in the future. Mercedes has two vacant seats for 2022 after Hamilton only signed a one-year contract extension, giving the team freedom in the driver market. Russell stressed that any decision over a Mercedes seat was "out of my hands", and that no promises had been made over a possible promotion. "Toto [Wolff] has always given me his word, and he has always given me the opportunity when they believe I deserve it," Russell said. … [Read more...] about Russell: No promises made by Mercedes over 2022 F1 seat
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It's sized to compete against the Mini Countryman. A big Smart crossover is all but revealed to the world, with reports of Mercedes' intention to go big coming out as early as five years ago. Though not officially official, Daniel Lescow, Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and After Sales, has confirmed the project via interviews and LinkedIn posts . More importantly, Lescow disclosed that the Smart electric SUV will arrive in 2022, both for European and Chinese markets. Now, more information arises about the upcoming Smart high-rider. A report from Autocar states that the Mini Countryman fighter will be revealed as a concept at the Munich motor show in September. The new five-door model is, of course, a product of the collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and Geely. The two companies inked a joint venture last year, which revealed plans to save Smart from its dismal sales performance. The two companies reveal their global executive team , as well, with the sole … [Read more...] about Mercedes And Geely To Unveil Smart Electric SUV Concept In September
"Limited lease sales" are planned though. In November last year, Honda announced it had "received the required type designation for Level 3 automated driving" in Japan. This approval allows the company to sell cars in the country, equipped with Level 3 autonomous driving systems . It took Honda just four months to prepare the 2021 Legend equipped with the tech for public sales. Starting today, the Honda Legend EX with the so-called Honda Sensing Elite will be available for lease sales in Japan. The semi-autonomous driving system upgrades the existing Honda Sensing family of systems, available for models of the brand in Europe and the United States. Gallery: 2021 Honda Legend with Level 3 autonomous system 7 Photos The main feature of the Elite system is the Traffic Jam Pilot, which takes full control of the car when it is in a bumper-to-bumper traffic … [Read more...] about Honda Legend With Level 3 Autonomous Driving Goes On Sale In Japan
The SUV's facelift will also allegedly bring a high-performance Sport RS version. Lamborghini has been spotted on multiple occasions testing a mid-cycle facelift for the Urus, and a new report from Car Magazine claims the disguise will come off sometime in 2022. The revised variant of the "Super SUV" is expected to bring an extension of the family as Sant'Agata Bolognese is allegedly planning a plug-in hybrid version and also a non-electrified Sport RS. The PHEV has been a long time coming, with Lamborghini's chief technical officer Maurizio Reggiani revealing in an interview nearly three years ago the Urus would get a charging port within 18 months. That obviously didn't happen, but it appears the LM 002's spiritual successor is getting closer to jumping on the electrified bandwagon. Gallery: 2022 Lamborghini Urus Evo Spy Photos 18 Photos … [Read more...] about Lamborghini Urus Plug-In Hybrid To Pack 820 Horsepower?
As if the 765LT wasn’t already quick enough… The McLaren 765LT comes with 755 horsepower (563 kilowatts) out of the box, will hit 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds, and tops out at 205 miles per hour (330 kilometers per hour). And the quickest one we've seen runs the quarter-mile in 9.37 seconds, totally stock. So does this car really need to be any faster? Probably not, but Hennessey decided to release a kit that bumps the 765LT's output to a whopping 1,000 HP (745 kW). Yesterday, the Texas tuner officially announced its insane new tune for the 765LT that increases the output to the aforementioned 1,000 horses. Now this already absurdly fast vehicle to will hit 60 in just 2.1 seconds and a top speed – we can only assume – of somewhere in the north of 215 mph (346 kmh). "The new 765LT is underrated from the factory," John Hennessey notes. "We tested it on our in-house dyno and it delivered about 765 HP – at the rear wheels. This means it's … [Read more...] about Hennessey Boosted The McLaren 765LT To 1,000 Horsepower