- Team Redline has won both classes of the 6 Hours of Spa, the second round of the Le Mans Virtual Series thanks to a clever strategy that witnessed coy use of fuel-saving. Bono Huis, Atze Kerkhof and Felix Rosenqvist took victory in the LMP category, while Kevin Siggy, Rudy van Buren and Enzo Bonito won in GTE.
- Better with less doors?
- Cumulatively, close to 50,000 Taycans were sold globally.
- At least 15 hotels in major cities around the world are planned.
- Don’t expect 831 bhp under the bonnet.
- He was spotted in Monaco with the top down.
- Is that Verde Francesca?
- It still hits 212 mph.
- F1 risks losing valuable staff as well as stopping grands prix being ‘special’ events if the calendar continues expanding, warns Vettel
- The standard M2 isn't even out yet, but BMW is planning ahead.
- Daniel Ricciardo will get to drive one of Dale Earnhardt’s NASCAR Cup cars at the United States Grand Prix.
- This tagline has appeared on a few cars and been unjustly absent from many more. We investigateThe Exige and Evora have been killed off and the Emira has yet to go on sale. I expect you wouldn’t have trouble securing a slot for an Evija, but that comes with a snag in the form of a bill for two million quid.
So while we wait for the brave new world of Lotus to unfurl, we thought it might be fun to revisit some cars from the past that were technically not Lotus (don’t let the firm hear
- The government has asked for an instantly recognisable roadside EV charger. Our former product designer considers the requirements and sharpens his pencilsSetting out to design something that will become ‘iconic’ is an extremely risky proposition. The status of ‘icon’ used to take decades to earn or was instantly applied to a new product that had received near-universal acclaim.
For the latter, think of the Audi TT, the original Mini or the iPhone. For the former, th
- Britain’s top racing series will introduce a mandatory electrical element next season. We took a closer look at its first outingWhen people look back at the results of the British Touring Car Championship event at Silverstone in September 2021, the headline will be an impressive weekend for Rory Butcher, who put his Toyota on pole position and then backed it up with a pair of wins on race day.
However, arguably the biggest story from the weekend was the appearance on track of another
- The first Megacharger will reportedly be used to charge electric semis for trip from Nevada to Fremont.
- We haven't seen a creation like this before.
- The company intends to allow people to order one sometime in early 2022.
- Formula 1 has revealed its biggest ever calendar for 2022, but the 23-race schedule does not include the Chinese Grand Prix.
- The FIA have long argued that sports should remain neutral.
- Three new Honda concept cars preview new EVs heading into production in China by 2024 with global export in mind
- Is the Plaid+ back in development?
- Largest schedule in Formula 1 history features a new race in the US but no Chinese Grand PrixFormula 1 bosses have revealed the calendar for the 2022 season, which is set to feature a record 23 races, including the first Miami Grand Prix.
If every event is able to take place, the 2022 season will be the biggest in the history of the sport, eclipsing the 21 races held in 2016, 2018 and 2019. It will also herald a major new rules package aimed at improving the racing.
F1 bosses had planned 23
- Duo of new Honda electric SUVs revealed for China, but European spec car could follow
- This is why the Golf R is more expensive.
- The Czech flagship is rumoured to grow in size yet again.
- While you wait for your Tesla Cybertruck, you can be the proud owner of this exclusive MEGA version.
- Limited-run Chiron spin-off finishes three weeks of extreme heat development in the USThe Bugatti Centodieci has completed the hot-weather testing phase of its development programme ahead of customer deliveries beginning next year.
The £7.4 million tribute to the Bugatti EB110 was subjected to "extreme" temperatures approaching 50deg C, as a 27-strong team of engineers ran checks on the car’s electrics, telemetrics, radio frequencies, fuel system and air conditioning system
- Car insurance write-offs can occur even after a light bump, so it's handy to know what the different categories areCar insurance write-off's are every motorist's wort nightmare: you have a minor prang, and a few days later your insurer calls you to say that the damage isn't economically worth repairing, and your car needs to be written off.
This can be deeply frustrating, especially when the damage is cosmetic and has no bearing on either the car's roadworthiness or its resale value. If a car is
- With its blend of the present and the future, is the still the perfectly balanced hot hatch?Why we ran it: To find out if the Mk8 Golf remains the world’s most rounded family hatchMonth 6 - Month 5 - Month 4 - Month 3 - Month 2 - Month 1 - Prices and specs
Life with a VW Golf: Month 6
Staying relevant while not breaking with tradition is a tricky balance for car makers to strike - 20 October 2021
We last had a Volkswagen Golf GTI on our long-term fleet back in 2018
- It's unlikely to happen so soon, but BMW is taking preventive measures.
- It sounds nice and mean.
- Motorsport Games’ Officially Licensed NASCAR Game Will Be Playable on the Popular Gaming Console Starting on November 19, 2021, with Pre-Orders Available Now!
- via theguardian.comAlmost four in 10 back road pricing to replace fuel duty and other taxes as people switch to electric carsRoad pricing is seen as a fairer possible system to raise revenue than fuel duty and motoring taxes, thinktank research has found.The switch to electric cars means almost £30bn in fuel duty raised annually for the Treasury will need to be replaced, but politicians have shied away from introducing road pricing as an alternative. Continue reading...
- Renee Brinkerhoff is racing on every continent to raise awareness and funds to fight human trafficking.
- Just two versions of the Tesla Model Y SUV will be offered – a Long Range model with a 315-mile range and a Performance version with a 298-mile range
- Utterly bonkers.
- Automakers continue to invest in hydrogen technologies.
- via theguardian.comDutch team designed and built two-person van with kitchen, bed, shower, loo and range of up to 450 miles a dayA team of students from the Netherlands are due to complete an 1,800-mile (3,000km) road trip across western Europe in a solar-powered camper van that they designed and built themselves.The Stella Vita is designed for two passengers and has a kitchen, sitting area, bed, shower and toilet. Using solar energy alone, the vehicle can cover up to 450 miles on a sunny day, reaching a top speed
- Tesla has a major lead in the EV space, but it needs loads of batteries to maintain that lead.
- The Social Market Foundation says fuel duty unfairness opens the door for road pricing schemes
- Renault’s hydrogen-powered Master Van H2-Tech will have a maximum range of 310 miles and a 12 cubic metre load bay
- It's everything you like about the new WRX with more cargo space in the back.
- All that grip means nothing if you can't use it.
- The reminders will appear on the car's screen.
- It has been a long time coming for UK customers, but the mainstream Tesla crossover is finally here. We put it to the testThe Tesla Model Y is an SUV/crossover variant of the world's best selling EV, the Model 3.
Based on the same platform as the Model 3 but around six inches taller and a little longer, the Tesla Model Y will go on UK sale early in 2022, priced from £54,990 for the Model Y Long Range, as tested here.
At launch there'll also be a faster Model Y Performance variant. Bo
- After Q1 knockout and failing to score any points.
- Tesla scored a smash hit with the Model 3 compact saloon; surely an SUV version is certain for even greater success?If you know about the Tesla Model 3, you will already know quite a lot about this, the Model Y.It completes Tesla’s core line-up of S, 3, X, Y models (Ford wouldn’t release the Model E name it owns...) and is effectively a crossover version of the Model 3 junior saloon. It will understandably cost a few grand more, with UK prices starting at £54,990, and deliveri
- Nissan calls the scheme a one-stop shop for electric motoring.
- Porsche's short-lived GT now looks incredibly tempting in the classifiedsPorsche 968 Tiptronic, £12,950: Our survey of quick classics for reasonable money begins with the Porsche 968. Launched in 1992 and phased out just three years later, it was destined to be a sort of 944 S3, but in the end Porsche’s engineers replaced so many of the 944’s parts that the company decided to give the model a completely new name. In any case, although it was a two-door coupé like the 944
- Following industry’s biggest trend could at last popularise rallycrossThe World Rallycross Championship (WRX) has long felt it should be more popular than it is. It has everything you could want from a modern motorsport series, with fast, powerful and spectacular cars having short, sharp and action-packed races.
It is quite literally made-for- TV racing (the first event was staged in 1967 for ITV’s World of Sport) and has enjoyed some notable highs, such as in the late 1980s when it
Follow @Cars_UKnews on Twitter!