Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in FORD v FERRARI, based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is prepared to prove his Tesla Model S, while long in the tooth, can beat Porsche’s new Taycan at setting records — and this on Porsche’s home ground.
Musk plans to do this by sending a race-prepped Model S to race at Germany’s legendary track at Nürburgring to set a record. This special Model S is said to have reached Germany on Sept. 2.
“Model S on Nürburgring next week,” tweeted Musk on Sept. 6 … More
Porsche’s first fully electric car is here, and depending on whom you ask, it could be the most serious competition the Tesla Model S has faced yet. It’s called the Porsche Taycan, and it is an all-electric sport sedan promising up to 750 horsepower, acceleration from zero to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds, and a fast-charging 800 volt battery with 280 miles of range based on the European WLTP cycle.
I spoke in detail with Porsche’s engineers about this electric powerhouse, and I learned it’s a wild piece of technology unlike any Porsche that’s come before it. Here’s everything you wanted to know … More
Koenigsegg And Bugatti Are Still Passive-Aggressively Trash-Talking Each Other
Earlier this week, Bugatti claimed that the 304-mph Chiron could have gone faster if they had gone to a higher altitude place, like, say Nevada. They brought up Nevada, of course, because it is the first high-altitude place that comes to mind and not because Koenigsegg did its record-setting speed run there.
In claiming that they could have gone faster—15.5 mph faster, precisely—if they hadn’t held themselves to such a high standard of safety, Bugatti basically passive-aggressively implied … More