Ford BlueCruise Review in F-150 Lightning | Easy truckin'

Posted in REVIEWS on May 15, 2022
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SAN ANTONIO — During our first drive of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, we had the opportunity to test out its BlueCruise advanced driver assistance feature. Like GM’s Super Cruise, Ford BlueCruise allows you to take your hands off the wheel on certain, preordained stretches of limited-access, divided highway. So far, BlueCruise is only available on select models, namely the Ford Mustang Mach-E and 2022 F-150. (The Lincoln version, called ActiveGlide, is also available in Read More »

Driving the world's fastest cars from the past six decades

Posted in CAR NEWS on May 15, 2022
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Engine W16, 7993cc, all-alloy, DOHC per bank, four turbochargers, electronic fuel injection Power 987bhp at 4200rpm Torque 922lb ft at 2200rpm Gerabox 7-spd dual-clutch automatic, 4WD 0-62mph 2.5sec Top speed 253mph Price new £925,000 (£1,469,640) 2010s Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, 304mph In August 2019, the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ hit 304.77mph. The £3.1 million car has still yet to attain European type approval, but forgive us this small transgression for the sake of a Read More »

Not just an F1 team: McLaren Racing boss on branching out

Posted in CAR NEWS on May 15, 2022
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Even so, it’s quite a change: during McLaren’s 1980s and 1990s pomp, it was purely focused on F1, in part because that category became ever more separated from the rest of motorsport. Things began to change in 2017, when the team returned to the Indianapolis 500 with Fernando Alonso – although the car was run by Andretti Autosport. It returned two years later, this time in partnership with Carlin, before agreeing a collaboration with Arrow Read More »

EQUUS 4x4 e-Concept

Posted in Driving Your Dream on May 14, 2022

EQUUS 4x4 e-Concept The Equus 4x4 is the new embodiment of our enduring homage to American Idol, combining exceptional innovation with uncompromising dependable quality.  Equus pays homage to the legendary 4x4 of the 1960s and 1970s, creating a modern and authentic version that signs a new statement of simplicity and elegance. Dedicated to true enthusiasts, the updated-tech Equus 4x4 re-energizes the stylish appeal of the classic American 4x4 with the quirky appeal of its boxy profile. The Read More »

Lego's 1500-piece Optimus Prime actually transforms into a truck

Posted in REVIEWS on May 14, 2022

Lego has partnered with yet another popular franchise, recreating its IP with little plastic bricks. This time, it's Transformers, the 1980s toy line of robots that change into vehicles and vice versa. The first set to emerge is none other than series hero Optimus Prime, leader of the good-guy Autobots. Incredibly, like the original toy, the Lego robot also transforms into the tractor half of a semi truck. The Lego Optimus Prime is comprised of Read More »

'Need For Speed' developer Criterion has absorbed a Codemasters studio | Gaming Roundup

Posted in REVIEWS on May 14, 2022
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This week in racing game news: The next "Need For Speed" is being developed by a super-team It was reported this week that Criterion, the developer best-known in the racing game world for making the "Need For Speed" and "Burnout" games, has absorbed Codemasters Cheshire, and they're working together on the next "Need For Speed." You may recognize Codemasters as the team that makes "Dirt," "F1," "Grid" and "Onrush." Apparently, the teams have been working Read More »

How to clean and replace your air filter | Autoblog Wrenched

Posted in REVIEWS on May 14, 2022
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Autoblog may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change. Clogged air filters can reduce your miles per gallon and cause your vehicle to run rough because your engine can't breathe! Don't let that happen. Learn how to fix it here. Watch all of our Autoblog Wrenched videos for more tips on how to diagnose, fix and modify cars from professional detailer Larry Kosilla. While Read More »

California could get sound-sensing cameras to measure exhaust noise

Posted in REVIEWS on May 14, 2022

A couple of months ago, New York's participation in a sound-sensing-camera program hit the news. The cameras had been put up to measure vehicles exceeding the legal decibel limit in the state, which is a maximum of 82 dB for cars and 86 dB for motorcycles. When the cameras detect non-compliance, they take a picture of the offending vehicle and issue a fine. At the time, we'd read that Knoxville, Tennessee would trial a similar Read More »

McLaren to take over Mercedes Formula E team for season nine

Posted in CAR NEWS on May 14, 2022
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McLaren will acquire the Mercedes-EQ Formula E team and enter the electric race series under its own name from 2022. Last year, Mercedes announced it would quit Formula E – in which it is the reigning champion – to focus on road car development. The German marque's final race this year will also be the last before the introduction of the radically different and much improved 'Gen3' Formula E race car for the 2022/2023 season.  As Read More »

The evolution of Bugatti, according to 300mph Andy Wallace

Posted in CAR NEWS on May 14, 2022
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Rimac is a world leader in high-performance electrification and Porsche knows a thing or two about it too. I’m here ostensibly to drive the Chiron Super Sport and revel in the astonishing numbers (it eats 1000 litres of air a second at maximum revs and throttle), but can we talk electrification too? One thing that strikes me about this Chiron is that, even though two of its four turbochargers are throttled off at low revs Read More »