Monthly Archives: February 2018

Street-legal McLaren F1 GTR for sale

Have you ever wanted to own a race car with actual racing provenance? Today is your lucky day. Well, really every day is your lucky day if you can afford to buy this McLaren F1 GTR. That's because it's a multi-million-dollar, race-prepped F1 that's been used in battle, now ready for road-legal driving duty. And it's offered for sale in England by Tom...

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How did Volkswagen’s diesel defeat device work?

Every media outlet in the world covered Volkswagen's tangled web of lies and deceit as "Dieselgate" opened up and spewed the truth nearly three years ago. Its consequences are ongoing today, and VW's future trajectory has been changed forever. But, how exactly did VW's "defeat device" work? Jason Fenske, host of Engineering Explained, breaks it all down...

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Future McLaren Ultimate Series vehicles will have real names

The McLaren Senna is a harbinger of things to come, at least as far as its name goes. Unlike previous McLarens, the Senna discarded with alphanumerics in favor of honoring F1 driver Aryton Senna. Autocar reported Tuesday that McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt prefers actual names for the sports car firm's top cars. The strategy is already in motion with the Senna...

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This is the view of the Formula One halo from the driver’s seat

Formula One testing is underway ahead of the upcoming 2018 season. One of the biggest changes for this year's cars is how teams and drivers respond to that new batch of bodywork sitting in front of the cockpit. Last year, the FIA decided that a halo would be used to protect drivers from debris and now we're finally able to see what that means for forward...

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Aston Martin to bring a surprise (or two) to the 2018 Geneva Motor Show

Aston Martin is prepping for a big 2018. The automaker is still smiling from turning a profit for the first time since 2010. Fresh new machines will help do that, and to share those machines with the world, Aston Martin will have an expanded presence at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. "Geneva is a highlight of the industry calendar...It's always a proud...

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Ford self-driving cars are delivering pizzas across Miami

Self-driving cars, once strictly the domain of science fiction, are already being commercialized. And the commercial opportunities extend far beyond the transport of people, as long-haul cargo, your latest Amazon purchase, or even a humble pizza will most likely in the not too distant future be shuttled around by automated means. Yes, even pizza. It turns...

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"I am Paul Walker" documentary in the works by Paramount

The sudden death of "Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker left automotive enthusiasts and movie fans shocked five years ago. On Wednesday, Paramount Network announced it's working on a documentary looking at the star's rise to fame and unexpected death. Set to debut in summer 2018, the documentary will be directed and co-produced by Derik Murray and Adrian...

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McLaren Senna made meaner with exposed carbon body

At least one of the 500 individuals awarded a build slot for the McLaren Senna supercar has opted to have most of it's beautiful carbon fiber left exposed, and McLaren will treat us with the unveiling of the completed car at next week's 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. It's one of five themes the MSO personalization department is offering to Senna...

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