The Drive's Sean Evans takes us behind a door marked “Restricted Area” at Dallara Automobili, to test out a multimillion-dollar driving simulator. It’s among the most "real" racing experiences a driver can have off the track, and it's only available to professional race teams and their drivers.
The Drive's Sean Evans tries to make a sports car match for Spike Feresten of Esquire TV's "Car Matchmaker." Spike drives two of his dream cars -- the Ferrari 488 Spider and the McLaren 570GT in New York City. Will Spike choose Italian or British?
“I’m going to stall the plane now.” These aren’t words you want to hear from your pilot, but moments after Genesah Duffy speaks them, a bleating alarm fills our Icon A5 aircraft. Though Duffy is in control, I’m sitting in the pilot’s seat, a smattering of gauges and dials that I don’t understand staring back at me.
Rivian’s on a roll. After the electric automotive company introduced two sleek and innovative models—the R1T pickup truck and the R1S SUV—to a stunned Los Angeles Auto Show last fall, the Michigan-based outfit scored a $700 million investment from Amazon this February. Then, last week, it sealed a deal with Ford Motor Company for another $500 million investment.
Buying a Toyota Supra has been an expensive proposition as of late. With early, pristine editions of the Mark IV Supra Turbo crossing auction blocks for $173,600, or selling for $121,000 on Bring a Trailer, demand forThe Fast and The Furious poster child is at an all-time high. Which is why there was a groundswell of interest when Toyota debuted its 2020 GR Supra at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, immediately followed by dissent from diehard enthusiasts.
Valtteri Bottas flashes me a broad grin as I settle into the passenger seat of a 1980 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL Rallye. As the Finnish Formula 1 driver aims the prow of our coupe towards the start of a smaller handling circuit on the infield of England’s Silverstone racecourse, I share that this is my first ride-along with an active F1 driver. “Firsts for both of us,” he laughs. “I’ve never driven this car.”
“I want you to drive forward and close your eyes just before the kick plate throws us sideways,” says Ricky Downton. I’m sitting in the driver’s seat of a Porsche 911 GT3, at one of the stations of the Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles. Downton, my enthusiastic coach, explains that when we drive forward, a computer-controlled hydraulic plate will pop up underneath us and put our GT3 into a spin.
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These details make the French supercar marque even more amazing in our book.
As a three-time champion of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and a five-time winner of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, arriving anywhere first is a trait that's served the 72-year-old well during his 30-plus years as a race car driver. But at the moment, "Early Hurley" is stuck in an elevator smaller than a bathtub—with seven other people—for nearly half an hour.
Before kicking off its drive program for the 2020 GMC Sierra HD this summer in the wilds of Wyoming, an engineer cited a recent survey the manufacturer had completed about towing. Of the 7,000 respondents, 57 percent claimed they got nervous or anxious while towing. “The other 43 percent lied,” the rep quipped.
Up until the iOS 12 rollout, Siri has largely just been a hit for iPhone users seeking help with rudimentary tasks and queries. Basic voice commands for your iPhone are executed with ease, like calling or FaceTiming someone, launching apps, setting reminders and calendar events. Siri’s capable of Googling questions on your behalf, too, but simplicity has always been the key to ensuring Siri’s accuracy.
The Mercedes-AMG GT R is a 577-horsepower, asphalt-devouring beast that comes standard with a yellow knob that lets you dial in how much you want to drift. It’s practically daring you to dance up to its limits. Oblige, and you’ll find the GT R is pretty much the car version of that one kid in high school who was enviably good at everything he tried.
You’re about to buy an album on iTunes when you see that there’s a remastered version just below it. Surely something that’s remastered must be better, right? To adequately answer that question, you have to understand a far more basic query: what is mastering?
In August 2018, a journalist driving a McLaren 570S Spider overcooked a corner on California State Route 33 and flew off the road. I was in the passenger's seat. With the roof retracted, the 570S rolled twice before coming to rest 297 feet from where the Pirellis last touched asphalt, some 80 feet down a mountainside.
Last year at the Geneva Motor Show, Toyota and its racing team partner Gazoo Racing unveiled a Supra-based concept car geared toward Le Mans GTE regulations. While it was a handsome and capable asphalt-attacker, the folks at the Cologne-based Gazoo always felt that the GT4 classification was a realistic and approachable future for the Supra. So, when Toyota delivered scores of Supras to Gazoo, the engineers got to work making that GT4 vision become a reality.
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