Daily Archives: May 2, 2018

BMW supporting one-man, around-the-world yacht race

BMW is taking to the world's oceans to support the sailor Boris Herrmann on a trip around the globe. Herrmann will solo-pilot the Malizia in the Vendée Globe yacht race. The global race will kick off in 2020, and BMW is providing technical and engineering support for Herrmann and the Malizia team's founder, Pierre Casiraghi. Specifically, BMW will...

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Brake-by-wire to go mainstream, says Brembo

Braking systems have changed considerably over decades, but high-performance brake manufacturer Brembo thinks another big change is coming. Brembo's executive director for braking systems, Giovanni Canavotto, told Car and Driver in an interview published Monday that brake-by-wire systems will become a "strong trend" over the next decade. Thus...

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BMW providing engineering support for one-man, around-the-world yacht race

BMW is taking to the world's oceans to support the sailor Boris Herrmann on a trip around the globe. Herrmann will solo-pilot the Malizia in the Vendée Globe yacht race. The global race will kick off in 2020, and BMW is providing technical and engineering support for Herrmann and the Malizia team's founder, Pierre Casiraghi. Specifically, BMW will...

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Brake-by-wire to go mainstream, says Brembo

Braking systems have changed considerably over decades, but high-performance brake manufacturer Brembo thinks another big change is coming. Brembo's executive director for braking systems, Giovanni Canavotto, told Car and Driver in an interview published Monday that brake-by-wire systems will become a "strong trend" over the next decade. Thus...

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Brabham BT62 is a 700-horsepower track monster

If you love all things Formula One, then you know the name Brabham. Throughout the early days of the sport, Jack Brabham and his race team captured plenty of wins, two constructors championships, and four driver's championships. Now Jack's son, David, is reviving the name for a new machine, and it's called the BT62. This isn't some fancy road car, though...

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Nikola sues Tesla over patent infringement for Semi

As if Tesla didn't have enough issues of late, Nikola Motors has filed a lawsuit alleging the company violated patents for its hydrogen-electric semi. Nikola claims the Tesla Semi is "substantially" similar to its own design. In the lawsuit, filed on Tuesday according to Reuters, Nikola esimates harm from Tesla's patent infringement in excess of $2 billion...

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Famous Ferrari collector restomods a Dino, plans to build more for sale

David Lee loves Ferrari cars both new and old. The millionaire enthusiast, who owns the California watch and investment empire Hing Wa Lee Jewelers, has amassed an amazing $50-million collection of truly legendary machines. Simple collecting got boring for him, though, and that's why David Lee decided to craft his own version of a car he felt could use a...

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Holy Neptune: Aston Martin has designed a submarine

Aston Martin is taking its design and engineering to the open waters. The British luxury marque announced Wednesday it has completed the design for a submersible vehicle. The submersible, called Project Neptune, will be built with Triton Submarines. The two companies have worked together since last year to design and engineer the submersible with Aston...

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Roush reveals Jackhammer Mustang with 710 horsepower

If you're looking to add serious power to your Mustang, one of the best in the business is Roush. The Livonia, Michigan-based company late last year came out with a supercharger upgrade for the Mustang GT that lifts output to over 700 horses. Now Roush has installed the supercharger, code-named the 2650, in a special edition Mustang dubbed the Jackhammer...

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Carver One tilt-car to return with electric power

A Dutch company by the name of Carver in 2007 unveiled the One three-wheeler at the Geneva auto show. It was a two-seat vehicle that resembled an enclosed motorcycle but had a steering wheel for car-like control. Its design allowed for motorcycle-style tilting of the chassis for increased cornering speeds, but with the stability of a car. Priced at over...

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