These Are The Car Parts Being Used to Make Ventilators During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Many automakers have stopped car production and shifted to medical supplies to help the battle against the novel coronavirus. But while some brand provide technology to the firms that build the supplies, some automakers are using parts from their current vehicles to built masks and ventilators. Here’s what car parts you could find in medical supplies delivered to your country these days.
The Most Insane Race Finishes Of All Time
The history of motorsport is littered with unforgettable moments, be it Senna’s other-worldly qualifying lap for the 1988 Monaco Grand Prix, the title-deciding Hooters 500 NASCAR race that saw no less than six drivers battle it out for the cup title in ’92, or ’The Pass’ that Alex Zanardi executed on Bryan Herta at Laguna Seca in 1996. Today we’re looking at equally amazing moments that happened with the finish line in sight.
Here’s the Interesting Story Behind the McLaren Senna GTR’s Massive Rear Wing
McLaren was quick to reveal the Senna GTR just 12 months after it showed it in prototype guise. Despite sharing the same name with the road-going supercar, the fully-fledged race car was fitted with a rethinked body kit that focuses heavily on generating more downforce at lower speeds.
Part of this new body kit is the ginormous rear wing that dominates the rear section of the Senna GTR. And the wing itself has its own story.
Godzilla Engine In the Ford Super Duty Could Receive A Mighty Boost Thanks To A New Whipple Supercharger
Not long ago Ford launched the 7.3-liter Godzilla engine for its Super Duty pickup truck series. The engine provides the best-in-class power and torque figures, but it looks like things are about to get even better.
Ford’s long-time supplier Whipple is working on a supercharger for the Godzilla engine that could give it mad levels of power. Photos of the supercharger surfaced online, but the final unit will look slightly different. Even more important, the supercharger is going to arrive eventually and we could have a Godzilla engine that’s churning out 700 horses! Does this mean the engine will be used in other Ford products as well?
Tesla Autopilot Will Recognize And Respond To Traffic Signals And Stop Signs
Tesla’s Autopilot is about to get smarter now. According to new reports, the brand’s semi-autonomous technology will halt at red signals and stop signs. The feature is still in beta phase, but will be added to Autopilot in the future.
A video demonstrating the feature was uploaded on Out of Spec Motoring’s YouTube channel wherein a Tesla Model 3 automatically stopped at the red light when the Autopilot was engaged. This was perhaps rolled out to a group of people because Tesla hasn’t officially announced anything about it.
Watch Stadium Super Trucks In a Way You’ve Never Seen Before
Stadium Super Trucks is technically just a support series for IndyCar, but it is super-fun nevertheless. Off-road, customized trucks racing through and jumping around is a sight to watch.
Recently, the Stadium Super Trucks YouTube channel released a footage of last year’s race at Road America with a backward-facing camera mounted on one of the car’s rear bumper. The three-minute video shows the race from arguably the best angle. This is the best thing you’ll see on the internet today!
Sorry, But We Can’t Hate This Pontiac Aztek Trans Am
It was ugly. It was hated upon for its looks but at the same time people appreciated its practicality and in a different market context, the Pontiac Aztek could have been GM’s Cybertruck back in the day.
No, we’re not here to write the Aztek’s obituary but to bring to your attention a particular couple of renders that might make the SUV’s haters reconsider their position.
It’s Time That We Talk About the Evolution of Electric Cars
Electric cars are still in their infancy, but the technology is growing rapidly. People are embracing EVs and automakers are quickly shifting gears to make sure they aren’t left behind in this rEVolution.
Although internal combustion engine cars are here for the foreseeable future, ultimately, EVs will rise to power. There has been a huge transition in the last decade. Some may call it the herd mentality, but people are more accepting of EVs now than ever thanks to the rise of specialist EV automakers like Tesla and Rivian.
Until a few years back, you only had models like the Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, and the Chevy Bolt – to name a few – that were popular. Now, however, almost every automaker has an electric offering for its customers. So, looks like it’s time we talk about how electric cars have evolved over the years.
The Polestar 3 SUV Will Draw Excessive Amounts of DNA from the Precept Concept
Remember the sleek-looking Polestar Precept concept shown earlier in February? We were supposed to see it in the metal in Geneva, but with that out of the question, Polestar dropped some more info on the prototype that’s set to influence a lot of the brand’s next SUV.
Dubbed Polestar 3, the SUV comes to complement the existing Polestar 1 plug-in-hybrid coupé and all-electric Polestar 2 fastback with the same neat design cues we’ve been seeing on Polestar’s cars since day one.
Here Are the Six New Cars Coming with the Forza Horizon 4 Series 21 Update
As we continue to fight off boredom amidst the deadly coronavirus pandemic, Playground Games is dropping a parachute of fun to get our competitive juices flowing again. Forza Horizon 4 is a few days away from receiving a much-needed update that includes a total of six new cars. Of the six, four will be available through seasonal unlocks while the other two will be available courtesy of the returning Horizon Promo feature.
The Series 21 update comes at the perfect time for gamers everywhere, many of whom have been kept at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. At the very least, Playground Games is doing its part to keep us entertained.
Can You Realistically Expect 500 Horsepower from the 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS?
It’s been less than a year since Porsche introduced the GT4 version of the Cayman (in June 2019) and the German company is reportedly working on a more hardcore version of the sports car, to be called the GT4 RS. This version is rumored to arrive sometime in 2021 with a stiffer suspension, a more powerful engine, and a lighter curb weight. The big news is that the upcoming GT4 RS could generate close to 500 horsepower.
You Won’t Believe How Well a 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Can Run With a Porsche 911 GT3 RS on the Track
Flamboyant reveal events and fancily wrapped press releases aside, a sports car’s true salt is less about its spec sheet and more about what it can do out on the track. Not on the street, because traffic laws pretty much act as an equalizer that limits a high-performance car’s ability to, well, perform.
The good ol’ circuit is still the place where a sports car/supercar/hypercar has to prove its mettle and as it has done on several previous occasions, the Chevy C8 Corvette once again silences naysayers with an impressive outing against one of best corner-carving machines ever built.
Top 10 Cheap Cars That Are Really Fast
Most of us have the dream of one day owning a car that can satisfy our need for speed. But not every one of us can afford a car that can quench that thirst. That’s why, in the absence of the capacity to spend big bucks on fast, powerful, and expensive cars, we instead look to the used-car market to find cheap cars that also happen to be fast.
There’s no shortage of options in this ecosystem. You can buy any car you want for a fraction of the cost of buying a brand-new model. You’re going to have to spend a little extra restoring some of these affordable fast cars, but that’s part of the challenge — and excitement — of diving deep into this pond. You spend a little and spend a little more until you have the car of your dreams, one that’s fast, powerful, and cheap, all rolled into one. Take a look at these 10 cheap fast cars to get you started.
Nissan Won’t Update the GT-R Because it Wants to Keep it "Affordable"
Introduced in 2007, the current-generation Nissan GT-R is a bit long in the tooth. Rumors about a new-generation model have been flying around for years already, but it seems Nissan isn’t yet willing to let the old GT-R go. So why is the Japanese firm still keeping a 13-year-old model in production? Well, Hiroshi Tamura, the GT-R’s chief product specialist, explains that the supercar is difficult to redesign and keep it relatively affordable at the same time.
Driver in a Gemballa Mirage GT Goes Postal in Manhattan
While we were nicely tucked in inside our homes doing our best to cope with isolation, some random dude decided it’s a good idea to take his 1 of 25 Gemballa Mirage GT out on the empty streets of New York.
Nothing wrong here, of course, as long as he remained within the confines of the law. Which he didn’t, causing him to end up crashing into multiple vehicles.
2020 Nissan Titan - Driven
The Titan is in Nissan’s lineup since 2004. The pickup truck’s current-gen was launched four years back and now the company has already rolled out the facelift. The 2020 model brings in a few significant changes to the truck. On the outside, the changes are subtle, but they are noteworthy under the hood.
Nissan dropped the Cummins mill and the Titan can now be had only with the 5.6-liter V-8 mill. What’s more, it comes with a new transmission and a power boost. However, is the Titan a worthy alternative to the established trucks like the F-150 and the Silverado?
Best BMW Cars Ranked
BMW, the maker with one of the most famous grille designs in the business, has been around for over a century and, in that time, has made some of the world’s finest luxury cars although it’s fast sedans and coupes that really put BMW’s name on the map. Here you’ll find our ranking of the 10 best Bimmers as well as some very honorable mentions.
While the genesis story of Bavaria’s leading automaker is still being misrepresented to this day, nobody’s confused when it comes to naming BMW’s strengths among Germany’s leading brands with its transcendental focus on driving pleasure that’s been paramount to building a brand image that identifies with some seemingly age-old catchphrases: ’Freude am Fahren’ (which loosely translates to ’the joy of driving’) and ’the ultimate driving machine’. You can be sure that the cars below are a joy!
Ford Needs Your Help to Identify This Mid-Engined Mustang
A front-engined pony car since its inception in 1964, the Ford Mustang has occasionally been imagined as a mid-engined sports car. In fact, Ford used the Mustang name on a mid-engined concept car it built in 1962. It’s called the Mustang I and it sparked rumors that Ford might build a competitor for the Corvette.
The idea was revisited in 1967 with the Mach 2 concept, but the production Mustang remained a front-engined vehicle to this day. But it seems that Ford built another mid-engined Mustang in 1966 and forgot about it. Photos of the vehicle were found recently in Ford’s archives and the automaker wants your help to identify it.
2020 Mazda 3 - Driven Review
Flying in to Newark International Airport last month, I arrived at the Budget Rent a Car counter and received the keys to a familiar staple of rental fleets: a 2019 Nissan Sentra wearing scratched-up Ignore Me Silver paint. Plenty of travelers would likely ask if, pretty please, anything else was available. This previous-generation Sentra (the car was fully redesigned for 2020) is generally reviled by anyone who appreciates a fine automobile. It’s underpowered, it lacks handling poise, and it’s drab-looking inside and out. And yet, it was just what my family of three needed for a three-hour drive home to Maryland. The Sentra’s plus-sized rear backseat was perfect for our rear-facing child seat, and its big trunk swallowed our suitcases and stroller with ease. Its generously sized windows offered excellent outward visibility, and it could go 41.3 miles before burning a gallon of gasoline. And, keeping our rental rate in check, the Sentra provided plenty of features at low prices.
This brings us to the subject of today’s review: the 2020 Mazda3. Like the Sentra, it belongs to the compact economy car market segment. But that’s pretty much where the similarities stop. For two cars in the same segment, it’s hard to get more dissimilar than our tested Mazda3 and our rental Sentra — for better and for worse.
The Mazda3 is basically a luxury sports sedan (or, like in our test car, a five-door hatchback). It’s beautifully styled, elegantly finished, laden with features, and — although it’s not as energetically zippy as it once was — a pleasure to drive. It even offers all-wheel-drive, just like an Audi or BMW. Yet like a luxury car, it’s also more expensive, has a cramped rear seat and tight cargo hold, has slits for windows, isn’t cheap for its class, and gets lousy gas mileage. It would have been absolutely the wrong choice for a family road trip, even for our small family. But if you appreciate something finer than a Sentra and won’t often carry more than one extra passenger, the Mazda3 brings a high-end experience at relatively affordable prices — starting from $21,500.
Modern Mercury Cougar Coupe Render Mixes Luxury and American Muscle
The Cougar was a model concocted by the now-dead Mercury brand back in 1967. The Cougar was also Mercury’s first pony car, a vehicle that slotted between Ford’s Mustang and Thunderbird.
Unluckily, the the Cougar was discontinued in 2002, and Mercury would follow suit in 2010, when Ford signed, sealed, and delivered the brand’s closure. Luckily, someone thought of bringing back Mercury, specifically the Cougar coupe, albeit in the digital world.