Can you get a Formula One powertrain to work in a road car without exploding? Top Gear Magazine’s Jack Rix walks you around the Aston Martin Valkyrie’s arch nemesis, the Mercedes-AMG Project One.
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Seven routes for the four-wheeling surf explorer
Cars and surfers go together like burnt rubber and asphalt. Look at the history – from woodies to hippie vans, Baja-bound super trucks to soccer-mom minivans crammed with hyperactive kids and potato-chip boards. But surfing’s embrace of car culture isn’t so much a hobby, as it is a necessity.
How else would we get to the beach? Ever tried taking public transport with a board in tow? Not fun.
Yet still, there’s more to the car/surfer relationship than transportation utility. Occasionally, you want to … More
This is the second encounter for rally legend Walter Röhrl and the Porsche Taycan. Shortly before climbing in, he seemed to be about as tense as the engineers assigned to monitor the test ride – but that changed very quickly. The Newsroom brings you an exclusive test drive.
His first ride in the new Taycan was a few months ago. Even on just a short lap the car still left its mark, both on the development team to which he belonged at the time, and on Walter Röhrl himself: “It’s a very exciting time because technology is moving forward at an incredible rate. I’m anxious to see what the car can do compared with last time.”
Watch F1 driver, Lewis Hamiton, getting barreled at the Surf Ranch with the help of 11-time world surfing champion, Kelly Slater.