You Do See It Right?

We are still 1 month away from the first official Grand Prix of the 2017 F1 season.  With the new regulation changes for this year and the recent unveiling of the 2017 liveries.  Mercedes and Ferrari have already found loopholes in this year’s aero regulation.

The best tech commentator in F1, Craig Scarborough, pointed out this odd little whale tail wing thing on the back of the new Mercedes.

As you can see, it sits ahead of the car’s main rear wing and back at the base of the engine cover. Other teams such as Williams and Force India … Continue

2017 Williams F1 FW40 Revealed!

F1 fans rejoice, the first images of the 2017 Williams F1 car have been revealed.  The images of the 2017 FW40 have broken cover, revealed exclusively by Autosport and Motorsport.com.

Hints of how the 2017 F1 cars would resemble came from Pirelli testing using 2015 cars.  The Models were rendered with the technical improvements of the overall width, length, aero package and fatter tires.

However, Williams is the first team to pull the covers off of the FW40.  The team’s FW40 – named in recognition of its 40th anniversary – is the first car designed to F1’s new rules … Continue

2018 Subaru Legacy Refresh

The current generation Subaru Legacy has been on sale since 2014. But nearly every one of its competitors has received a face lift during these years. Now for 2018, the Legacy gets several changes inside and out that Subaru hopes will bring it to date with the rest. There is no confirmation yet on whether these changes will splash over to the Subaru Outback.  But I would put my money on it.

On the outside, the Legacy gets revised front and rear fascias. The look is handsome and falls in line with other recent Subaru products, like the recently … Continue

Land Rovers for Bentley money | East Coast Defender 90 and 110 First Drive

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F1 Halo Cockpit Protection Preference

Will the Formula One head protection system dubbed the Halo ever be approved? The FIA had already shelved the device despite originally wanting to introduce it this year, and now a poll with drivers is casting further doubt on the future of the safety feature.

FIA contacted 22 F1 drivers on January 10, asking for their views the Halo. Out of the 16 drivers answering to the poll by February, seven voted against the Halo, five favored it and four produced a neutral vote. This means the Halo might not arrive for 2018, either.

It’s clear the Formula One car … Continue

IIHS Hybrid and Electric Car Crash Test

 

With the technological evolution of more advanced electric vehicles, basic safety risks being overlooked.  In the latest report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 2 of the popular models, Tesla’s Model S and BMW’s i3 fall short of earning a safety award.  If buyers were looking for great fuel efficiency, they should consider the hybrids Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius Prime.  Both vehicles excelled in front, side and roof crash protection and safety of their head restraints as well as good headlights.

“There’s no reason the most efficient vehicles can’t also be among the safest,” says … Continue