Shelby F-150 Super Snake is the street performance truck Ford doesn’t build

August 20, 2021 0 Comments

In less than 20 years, Ford’s Lightning nameplate has gone from denoting one of the quickest factory-built pickup trucks on the market to designating an EV. Shelby can’t use the badge, but it released an evolution of the 14th-generation F-150 named Super Snake that picks up where the last V8-powered Lightning left off in 2004. …

Brabus-tuned Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S has 800 horsepower and a snout

July 23, 2021 0 Comments

German tuner Brabus specializes in giving Mercedes-Benz models a full makeover that’s visually and audibly loud. Its latest build is a GLE63 S called the 800 that’s brimming with more horsepower than Dodge’s Durango SRT Hellcat. Brabus increased the twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter V8’s output to 800 horsepower, which represents about 197 more than stock. That’s like …

Hennessey Venom F5 Production Version Teased Ahead Of December 15 Debut

December 9, 2020 0 Comments

The hypercar’s reveal will inaugurate Hennessey’s new brand logo.

Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff on George Russell: A star is born

December 7, 2020 0 Comments

“It’s not going to be his last attempt to win a race, it’s just the beginning of a fairytale that didn’t work out today,” Wolff told Sky Sports after congratulating and commiserating in equal measure. Esteban Ocon, the 24-year-old Frenchman who was a Mercedes young driver before moving to Renault, finished second in Sunday’s race …

Grosjean to miss F1 finale, is flying home to be treated for burns

December 7, 2020 0 Comments

Formula One driver Romain Grosjean will not race at next Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and instead will fly home to Switzerland, where he will continue his recovery for the burns on his hands following a horrific crash at last weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix. Grosjean had initially hoped he would recover enough mobility in his …

Mercedes won’t use the Sakhir GP as a shootout between Bottas and Russell

December 5, 2020 0 Comments

Formula One champions Mercedes are not treating this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix as a shootout between team regular Valtteri Bottas and super-sub George Russell, team principal Toto Wolff said on Friday. Russell, a 22-year-old who is in only his second season in Formula One, has been called up to stand in for Lewis Hamilton after …

Ruf will still sell you a 964-based RCT Evo if you supply the Porsche

December 4, 2020 0 Comments

Ruf, the storied Porsche tuner, has made an announcement that it is still building its RCT Evo, even though the 911 it’s based on went out of production 27 years ago. Based on the 964, the original Ruf RCT Evo debuted in 1993, and as the company’s website says, “if it’s still popular, don’t stop …

Zagato receives a pair of 600-hp Aston Martin V12s for its private collection

December 3, 2020 0 Comments

Enthusiasts who missed their chance to buy the limited-edition Aston Martin V12 Zagato released in 2012 are in luck. British manufacturer R-Reforged received permission from both brands to build 38 more cars, split evenly between coupes and convertibles, and it has just completed the first prototypes in its Warwick, England, facility. Fittingly, the first pair …

FIA makes Sakhir track changes as Grosjean leaves hospital following F1 crash

December 3, 2020 0 Comments

Formula One’s governing body opened an investigation into Romain Grosjean’s Bahrain Grand Prix crash on Thursday as the French driver hailed those who helped him escape the fireball. Grosjean suffered burns to his hands after his Haas car split in two, penetrating a metal barrier and erupting in flames, in Sunday’s race. He highlighted the …

Alonso to take part in F1 ‘young driver’ test — he’s 39

December 3, 2020 0 Comments

Two times Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso, who will make a comeback with Renault next year at the age of 39, has been given special dispensation to take part in a post-season test intended for young drivers. Renault team boss Cyril Abiteboul thanked the governing FIA on Thursday for allowing it “in recognition of …