This week in Austria, Bentley launched its new V8 iteration of its luxury Bentayga SUV. The first Bentayga came off the production line back in 2015, and the company has produced more than 10,000 so far.
Considering it takes more than 130 hours to produce each SUV (some 10 times more than an average production car) and each vehicle has 100 electronic control units (ECUs) to command and diagnose various systems, five cameras, 15 ultrasonic sensors, both short- and long-range radar as well as night-vision capability, it is surprising that this new twin-turbocharged, 542bhp V8 petrol model with a 0-60 mph of 4.4 seconds and top speed of 180mph is not able to go beyond level 2 autonomy.
Arizona’s own Injury Reserve is currently one of hip-hop’s fastest-rising alternative rap groups in the game, and today they continue their ascent with their new project, Drive It Like It’s Stolen.
At seven tracks, the trio’s latest project is a dense serving of what fans have come to love about them. Comprised of Stepa J. Groggs, Ritchie With a T and producer Parker Corey, the group creates music reminiscent of early 2000s rap, with their single, “See You Sweat” evoking images of the Neptunes.
With sunroofs becoming increasingly popular, consumer advocates worry that the danger will grow.
About seven million, or 40 percent, of the 2017 model year cars and light trucks sold in the United States came with a sunroof, compared with 33 percent for the 2011 model year, according to WardsAuto, a trade publication.
Crash data is not as up-to-date, but it is still troubling. About 300 people were killed and about 1,400 injured every year from 1997 to 2008 when they were thrown out of sunroofs, whether open or closed, the N.H.T.S.A. said in 2011. In 2016, the agency did a more limited study of ejections through closed sunroofs only: Between 2002 and 2012, about 230 people were killed and 500 injured each year.
In a statement, the agency said it was “actively looking into this issue and continues to analyze information related to the
FIVA has announced a March 18 deadline for entries for the World Motor Cycle Rally 2018, which will put riders of vintage motorcycles on a Hungarian route from Budapest to Eger to Cegled and back to Budapest. Hungary is the home of such historic motorcycle companies as Pannonia, Csepel and Danuvia.
The event features seven classes, from ancestors (bikes produced until December 31, 1904) through post-war (1946-1960) and on to those as new as December 31, 1980.
RM Sotheby’s will stage its first Alpine Tour: Mulhouse to Monaco, scheduled for May 9-13.
“The Alpine Tour is an exciting new motoring adventure in two parts,” the auction house says in the advertisement for the event in its Paris auction catalog. “Part one is a spirited drive on a set route through some of Europe’s most dramatic landscapes — a luxury driving tour visiting
Starting in 2016, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety began testing headlights and incorporating their performance into the coveted Top Safety Pick ratings. Headlight performance coined Good or Acceptable was required to even be a contender for Top Safety Pick+, the highest rating IIHS awards. Numerous cars lost out on the top rating due to headlight performance alone. While Good or Acceptable headlights used to be enough for the top slot, only cars with Good headlights are eligible in 2018 models. This, plus the addition of a passenger-side small offset frontal crash test, dwindled the Top Safety Pick+ list to just 15.
We can all agree that good headlights are a plus, but there’s a big loophole in IIHS’s headlight testing methodology. You can read all the precise details of how IIHS tests headlights on its website. These tests
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Japanese automakers Toyota and Mazda on Wednesday announced plans to build a huge, $1.6 billion joint-venture plant in Alabama that will eventually employ about 4,000 people.
Several states had competed for the coveted project, which will be able to turn out 300,000 vehicles per year and will produce the Toyota Corolla compact car for North America and a new, small SUV from Mazda. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and company executives held a joint news conference to announce that the facility is coming to the Huntsville area not far from the Tennessee line. Production is expected to begin by 2021.
“This is indeed a great day in Alabama,” Ivey said. “Thank you for believing in the potential of our people in the great state of Alabama. … Toyota and Mazda, thank you so much. Welcome to sweet home Alabama.”
To lure the plant, the state offered an incentive package of $370
There’s a lot to lay out here, so bear with us. Foremost, the “Porn Kills Marriages” vinyl is not a joke, or cheeky humor bash. The company, “XXX Church”, has a mission statement to help individuals overcome pornography addictions.
For some reason, someone thought raising awareness with an old 1965 Cadillac Hearse was the best way to do so. A little strange, but, the ride is for sale and could make for a neat restoration project. For some prospective, here’s a shot of what the 1965 Cadillac looked like before all of the vinyl wrapping.
According to the Craigslist ad, which you can see here, the 1965 Cadillac runs and drives great with no major mechanical issues in sight. Power comes from a mammoth 429 cubic-inch V8 which was
Millions of Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and disposable protective glasses Monday as the moon blotted out the sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the U.S. from coast to coast in nearly a century.
“It was a very primal experience, it really was,” Julie Vigeland, of Portland, Oregon, said after she was moved to tears by the sight of the sun reduced to a silvery ring of light in Salem. “I’ve seen other really magnificent things, but there is nothing, nothing like this. Absolutely nothing.”
The temperature dropped, birds quieted down, crickets chirped and the stars came out in the middle of the day as the line of darkness raced 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) across the continent in about 90 minutes, bringing forth oohs, aahs, shouts and screams.
In Boise, Idaho, where the sun was more than 99 percent blocked, people clapped and whooped, and the street lights
Each year on the New Works Festival stage, Victor Atkins would deliver a comedic monologue in his British accent and butler’s outfit, bewailing how festival playwrights had once again skunked his ilk.
But last year, playwright Josh Faigen turned the tables on him. In the wake of Atkins’ lament, the playwright waved a sheath of papers and boldly announced that indeed there was a script for the penguin-attired steward.
To the audience’s delight — and Atkins’ initial mortification — the long-neglected butler had his role. The short spoof was followed by a reading. In it, the butler shoots a houseguest.
Welcome to New Works, the world of the unexpected, where newness and spontaneity forge communal bonds among writers, directors, players, crews and audiences.
Over four days this weekend and next, 40 actors will perform 17 jury-selected works by New England playwrights at Newburyport’s Firehouse Center for the Arts.
The original plays, selected from around 200 entries, include a