Polestar starts construction of plant in China

Polestar, formerly Volvo's in-house tuner, will forge ahead as a standalone brand within Volvo Cars Group. On Monday, the brand announced it broke ground on its first manufacturing facility in Chengdu, China. It will be the assembly plant for all future Polestar models. Volvo already has a plant in Chengdu and the new plant will follow typical Chinese...

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Porsche equipping mechanics with augmented reality glasses

Porsche service centers will become even more connected come 2018 after the brand announced on Monday it will equip technicians with augmented reality (AR) glasses for increased efficiency. The glasses, called "Tech Live Look," are powered by AiR Enterprise software. Not only will they provide AR capability, but they include a high-resolution, autofocus...

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Hennessey Venom F5 interior photo sketches revealed

Hennessey stirred the supercar pot when it revealed the Venom F5 at the 2017 SEMA show last month, but the concept vehicle lacked a proper interior at its debut. For now, photo sketches of the supercar's interior will have to do. A Hennessey Performance Engineering fan page revealed two images of the Venom F5's interior on Monday, which supposedly preview a...

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Could Tesla add rockets to reborn Roadster, make it fly?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk surprised everyone last week by unveiling the new 2020 Roadster after the debut of the upcoming semi truck. Now he wants to make it fly, literally. The performance specs for the Roadster were nearly unbelievable as they appeared on the screen behind Musk, but then he said something even more insane: these specifications were for the base...

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Danica Patrick to retire from motorsports after 2018 Indy 500

Next year, NASCAR will see another high-profile retirement following Dale Earnhardt, Jr's final race, which took place yesterday. Danica Patrick announced she will retire from motorsport following two final races. She'll run NASCAR's season-opening Daytona 500 and one last race at the 2018 Indianapolis 500. The Associated Press reported on her retirement...

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Ex-Schumacher Ferrari F1 car sells for record $7.5M

The car which helped Michael Schumacher dominate the 2001 Formula 1 World Championship has sold at auction for $7,504,000, a record amount for a modern-era F1 car. Interestingly, the car was sold by Sotheby's at one of the auction house's contemporary art events, which took place on Thursday in New York City. It was the first time a car was sold at a...

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