When the 1960s rolled around, all of a sudden every single assumption anyone ever had was open to debate: Who says those guys can’t vote? Who says that particular half of the population has to stay home and raise babies? Who says race cars have to be powered by piston engines mounted in the front? Racing at Indianapolis was one of the many apple carts overturned by the tumult of that decade. First, the engines shifted to the back, behind the driver. Then, the whole idea of internal combustion got a rethinking. Why, for instance, did power have to come from pistons thwack-thwack-thwacking up and down in a line? Why not try something completely different? Only a few short years after the rear-engine revolution at Indy, along came Andy Granatelli, STP and Pratt & Whitney to upset the whole apple cart again with the gas turbine, a massive side pod of a goiter slung onto the car next to the driver like a gargantuan, 171-mph sausage delivery wagon. Granatelli Turbine IndyCar … [Read more...] about We drive the Granatelli STP Turbine Indy car!
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Chevrolet has been teasing a new Corvette special edition, which have finally been unveiled. Introducing the 2019 Corvette Drivers Series special edition Grand Sport models. There are four different special editions in this series, each of which was designed with the Corvette Racing team and inspired by their racing drivers. Here’s the breakdown for each of the four special editions for the Grand Sport 1LT, 2LT and 3LT trims: Tommy Milner Edition: Elkhart Lake Blue exterior with silver stripes and red hash marks. Black wheels with a red stripe and red brake calipers. Jet black Suede interior with red seat belts. Leather seats for the 1LT. Oliver Gavin Edition: Shadow Gray exterior with a Torch Red center stripe and matching hash marks. Black wheels with a red stripe and red brake calipers. Adrenaline Red interior with red seat belts. Jan Magnussen Edition: Arctic White exterior with Crystal Red stripes and gray hash marks. Black wheels with a red stripe and red brake calipers. … [Read more...] about New 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Drivers Series Announced
Porsche 911 GT2 RS Review The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS specs have finally been revealed and does not disappoint. In fact, it is the most powerful 911 that Porsche has ever created. Allow us to review this mean machine so you can make an informed purchase. The source of this power is the same twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six engine founds in the 911 Turbo S. However, Porsche has turned up the power exponentially. When compared to the 2011 911 GT2 RS, the 2018 model has 80 more horsepower and 37 more lb-ft of torque. It stands as the flagship for their motorsports (RennSport) division, sending all of its power to the rear wheels. The GT2 class doesn’t allow 4WD or AWD, so this is the modern Widowmaker. Porsche 911 GT2 RS Engine The latest in turbo technology results is an astonishing 700 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. The VarioCam system constantly alters the timing of all 4 cams to make the optimal use of 22 lbs of boost. Mated to the proven engine is a … [Read more...] about 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Specs, Price, Photos, & Review
If you're like the Roadshow editorial team, you've got a pretty deep "bucket list" of automotive experiences you're keen to check off. For most of people, it's not possible to tick more than one or two boxes a year -- if that -- but you've got to start somewhere. Why not start with us? Here's our list of must-do car events that take place annually right here in the US. So if you can't make it this year, maybe you can put one or more of your favorites on the map for a future one. Whether you're a motorsports fan, a vintage car buff, a budding collector, an off-roader or just want more automotive experiences, this list has you covered from name-brand icons to The New Hotness.Rolex 24 at Daytona: Jan. 26-27Since it kicks off this weekend, we'll start with the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the granddaddy of American endurance races that started in 1962. This all-day, all-night spectacular takes place at the Daytona International Speedway on the facility's full road course. With four … [Read more...] about The ultimate gearhead bucket-list car show and event guide for 2019
Apple isn't afraid of a good legal battle.It's fought Samsung over phone patents for six years and taken accessory makers to court over counterfeit dongles. This time around, Apple is going after one of its key component suppliers, Qualcomm. The result could put your iPhone at risk. Qualcomm is the world's biggest provider of mobile chips, and it created technology that's essential for connecting phones to cellular networks. The company derives a significant portion of its revenue from licensing those inventions to hundreds of device makers, with the fee based on the value of the phone, not the components. Because Qualcomm owns patents related to 3G and 4G phones -- as well as other features like software -- any handset makers building a device that connects to the newer networks has to pay it a licensing fee, even if they don't use Qualcomm's chips. See also Apple sues Qualcomm over unfair licensing terms Qualcomm fires back at Apple lawsuit, makes claims of its own Apple stops … [Read more...] about What the Apple-Qualcomm battle means for your next iPhone (FAQ)