Ever wonder why torque and horsepower always seem to cross at exactly the same place every single time you see a car on the dyno? Well, Engineering explained has the reason for you and it’s explained in a way that you can probably understand. Go ahead and check out the video below.
Video of the Day: More Idiots Caught on Dash Cam Because We Can’t Get Enough
So many accidents are avoidable and yet there’s a near-endless supply of new videos on Youtube. This one is from January of 2018 and has some footage we haven’t seen yet. Go ahead and check it out, then talk all the smack you want in the comments section below.
Watch the Porsche 911 GT3 RS Make That 6:56.4 Run Around the Nurburgring
Earlier in the week, we covered news that Porsche may have set a new personal best track lap record around the ‘Ring’s North Loop with a time of 6 minute, 56 seconds. Now, Porsche is confirming that time with an onboard video of the run, and damn, is it fast!
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The Polestar 1 is a 600-horsepower, slightly revamped version of a coupe concept that Volvo released back in 2013. Yeah. Polestar and Volvo really were that lazy, but that’s water under the bridge. What matters now is that the Polestar 1 is a real vehicle and it’s a mean one at that. To give you an idea of just how anal Polestar is when it comes to tuning and ride characteristics, it has released a video of the Polestar 1 getting it in on the snow and ice. Apparently, Polestar tried out 20 different sway bars (10 front and 10 rear) to determine which one was just right. Apparently, the car was completely void of any driver assistance features as well. Anyway, check out the short video and let us know what you think!
Ken Block and His 1993 Ford Escort Cosworth Are Officially Returning to American Stage Rally
It looks like the Hoon Master General is returning to the twists and turns of slideways driving for speed, rather than for show. Yep - Ken Block, purveyor of all things tire smoke and energy drinks, will once again try his hand in American Stage Rally, and he’s bringing his race-prepped and freshly painted ’93 Ford Escort Cosworth with him to do the job.
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McLaren’s Decision To Use The "Senna" Name Is Rooted in The Desires and Attention-to-Detail of the Three-Time World Champion
McLaren’s decision to use the “Senna” name on its latest supercar didn’t come without any curious reactions. The British automaker had adopted a simple alphanumeric naming strategy for its models, so it was surprising for the automaker to not only change that strategy but to use the name of arguably the greatest race car driver in history on its latest supercar creation. Why exactly did McLaren do it beyond the obvious reason that it wanted to pay tribute to the man who won three world championships for the team? The answer, according to McLaren, is in the details.
In case you missed it, SpaceX (Elon Musk’s extra-curricular after-school space program) successfully put a first-generation Tesla Roadster into space last February, proving it’s new Falcon Heavy rocket had what it took to deliver its payload into the great beyond. Impressive stuff, no doubt about it. But, as you might expect, SpaceX hit a few bumps on the road to the successful launch of the Falcon Heavy, and the the results of those bumps are spectacular, to say the least.
One of the most impressive things about the SpaceX program is its reusable rocket system, which includes self-landing boosters that actually manage to find themselves back on terra firma in an upright position. Making such a feat possible was a series of incidents SpaceX has classified as “rapid unscheduled disassembly” events, several of which are highlighted in the above two-minute video.
Of course, it bears mentioning that the Falcon Heavy still needs some work. You see, the core rocket had a bit of an incident after its trip into space, missing the recovery drone ship by about 300 feet and making contact with the Atlantic Ocean at about 300 mph, subsequently “[showering] the deck with shrapnel,” according to Musk.
But hey, no one ever said rocket science was easy, and until the systems are perfected, we can expect entertaining videos like these showcasing the accumulation of some very expensive piles of smoldering rubble.
Video of the Day: Racing Lines Explained
Consumer Reports Rips the 2018 GMC Terrain to Shreds in its Latest Review
Consumer Reports does not like the new GMC Terrain. Actually, that might be an understatement of its own because the publication just laid the smackdown on the new Terrain, squashing the SUV in one of the most damning video reviews we’ve seen in a while. There was a lot said in the space of three minutes, and almost all of them were criticisms of the Terrain. It may only be an opinion of one man — in this case, Autos Editor Mike Quincy — but the beatdown isn’t going to make the Terrain look any better in the eyes of consumers.