Not too long ago, renowned IndyCar Driver Justin Wilson was fatally injured when a piece of debris had broken off from another car and hit Wilson in the head during an event. Wilson’s car then veered off the track and collided with an interior wall during the ABC Supply 500 at the Pocono Raceway last week.
Wilson was then rushed to the hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where sadly, he succumbed to his injuries and passed away.
Wilson was making a big name for himself in the IndyCar league, making some huge impressions as he teamed up with Andretti Autosport and was scheduled to race multiple times throughout the season.
To pay tribute and honor the passing of Justin Wilson, a British-born man from Longmont, Colorado, a series of IndyCar drivers decided to cross San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. It was led by Andreetti Autosport’s Marco Andretti, who was also Wilson’s teammate. They were then followed by two Holmatro Safety Vehicles and a whole line of other IndyCars.
Check it out at NBC’s local affiliate in the Bay Area, after the jump. And we send our deepest condolences to the friends, family, teammates, and all those affected by the passing of Justin Wilson.
Not too long ago at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, Honda revealed a jaw-dropping, eye-catching new Civic Coupe Concept and caught everyone by surprise.
As a result, it was only a matter of time until Honda was to begin sharing more details about the launch of the production version of the Civic Coupe Concept. Honda has a strong history of producing cars that closely resemble their concept visionaries and the same story is expected with the latest and greatest Civic Coupe.
Jaguar’s in the works with their very first crossover SUV ever, and it’s promising to be the best-driver’s crossover in its class, thanks to the new info provided by the Coventry firm. So don’t worry, the F-Pace won’t come close to tramping into the territory of its corporate partner, Land Rover, who are significantly geared towards a more luxurious driving experience and all-terrain capability.
According to their latest press release, the F-Pace will serve up a healthy dollop of agile and crisp handling, thanks to an emphasis on low weight and top-tier suspension designs, with a double-wishbone setup up front and an integral multi-link rear at the back.
CAR reports a new Ferrari Dino is in the works as a potential new entry-level model with a relatively modest tag of around 185,000 euros, or just short of $208,000.
The entry-level Ferrari has been rumored for a little while now and was recently bolstered with news of Ferrari’s latest plans to start incorporating modular platforms and engines with its manufacturing, as they seek to boost volume production as a result of being converted into a publicly-owned company.
Though the name “Dino” is still a tentative affair since it hasn’t yet been confirmed to be the official name.
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Some news regarding Ford has been rolling in recently after some attention was brought to a significant dip in the company’s stock value, due to a bleak forecast future in major markets such as China. As a result, FoMoCo decided to share some possible prospects with the media as to how they potentially plan to regain traction in the market, and this means the chance for some new models, or the resurrection of a few.
Those two models are the Ford Ranger and lately, the Ford Bronco. The Ranger was recently rumored to be planned for a return to the market by 2018, which totally makes sense given the midsize pickup truck market got a boost with new models from General Motors and a new Toyota Tacoma.
Now, there’s word the Ford Bronco may actually make a return to the US, where the SUV and truck market continues to boom, despite the looming fear of heightened gas prices.
The return of the Ford Bronco rumor has been one lingering around since 2004, when Ford introduced a Bronco Concept, but never made it to production. Also, there was reason to suspect the Ford was holding off on the Bronco revival following the legacy set forth by the infamous O.J. Simpson, since his getaway car was an early 1990s Bronco. But since then, the Bronco has attained a cult following, particularly among young buyers.
You’ve probably heard the rumors already, but numerous reports confirm the pending arrival of a SRT Hellcat-like Jeep Grand Cherokee model called the SRT Trackhawk.
And the latest developments hail in from a recent dealership preview event in Las Vegas that FCA held to preview a huge series of new models, under confidentiality of course. What’s not confidential however are the reports and rumors rolling in, without pictures of course.
The latest bits further reaffirm the arrival of a new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk, as a way to produce the end-all-be-all performance versions of the Grand Cherokee. What’s expected? A 0-60 time of a stunning 2.7 seconds, thanks to the same supercharged 6.2L V8 as the Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcats being shoehorned under the hood of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.
“Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary, that’s what gets you.” The famous quote by the one and only Jeremy Clarkson may be familiar to you, and while true, ever wondered what would happen when a car traveling at 124 MPH or 200 km/h hits a stationary one?
All cars these days are crash tested to no end and are rated on a specific safety scale according to federal mandates, whether it’s Europe’s NCAP rating or the USA’s NHTSA and IIHS standards. Though, cars are only tested for their crash worthiness at 40 MPH, which is quite a bit less than 124 MPH.
That’s because they operate under the presumption that majority of those involved in collisions are likely enough to apply their brakes to the point where they’d be colliding into an object at 40 MPH or less, in relative to the highest speed limits set on public roads.
As a result, nobody has quite tested what would happen to a car at 200 km/h or 124 MPH, until a bunch of Swiss chaps decided to with a steep decline, some brick barriers, and undrivable cars.
Watch the carnage after the jump and be ready to be amused.
It should be no surprise that the midsize pickup segment is heating up again thanks to a resurgence of new models from General Motors and Toyota, namely the new Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, and the new 2016 Toyota Tacoma.
With those new models out, the remaining models in the segment include the Nissan Frontier, which awaits a replacement and has midsize and compact pickup enthusiasts wondering about the Ford Ranger, a midsize trucks still made and sold to markets abroad, except for our own.
But a new report from Detroit News says a new Ford Ranger could surface by 2018. The Ranger was certainly a popular model during its heyday when it was sold in America and was the best-selling compact pickup truck in the US betwen 1987 and 2004. But it died off due to low demand, and also Ford seemingly didn’t give a shit about the Ranger, to focus their efforts elsewhere and on the F150.
Kia decided to let the official pictures slide of the all-new 2016 Kia Sportage following a huge influx of teasers and spy shots recently. And here it is.
Not much is known about it so far, but the styling is modeled after its larger sibling, the Kia Sorento, with the brand’s new signature “tiger nose” grille. But thankfully, it’s not as gynormous or pronounced as on some other cars, like Lexus or Audi.
Due for a full reveal at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, the new Sportage gets a boost in quality and appearance to move further upmarket with more luxurious appointments.
No technical details are available yet, though the Sportage is anticipated to come with a similar line of gas and diesel turbo fours as its corporate cousin, the Hyundai Tucson. This most likely means we’ll get the choice of a 2.0L naturally-aspirated four or Hyundai’s latest 1.6L GDI turbo four pot.
Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles recently held a huge dealership outing recently at Las Vegas, where a huge barrage of news surfaced regarding some new models.
Firstly, the more exciting bit regards the possibility for the resurrection of the famous Barracuda nameplate and model next to an all-new Dodge Charger sedan. The return of the Barracuda has been a legend and rumor that’s long been in existence ever since the original Plymouth Barracuda died off decades ago in 1974. Though the last of the recent rumors regarding the return of the Barracuda surfaced with MotorTrend back in 2007.
Not much is known, but AutomotiveNews says Alfa Romeo could be supplying their latest chassis as the backbone for this new Barracuda model, thanks to their relationship with Dodge through parent Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles. It’ll supposedly come in the form as a convertible, acting as a sort of droptop version of the next-generation Challenger.