Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS: what is it? And sitting below GT4 RS are the performance-oriented Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder. Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS: performanceThis staggering laptime at the Nurburgring is due to the GT4 RS being slightly lighter but also substantially more powerful than the GT4. Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS: aerodynamicsPorsche’s motorsport division in Flacht, Germany, leaves no stone unturned when it comes to the RS models. Porsche Festival of DreamsAt Porsche's Festival of Dreams, the 718 GT4 RS was the showstopper.
Verstappen defeated Hamilton to secure his 13th win this season; Red Bull take home constructors’ title for first time since 2013. After wrapping up the drivers’ championship in Suzuka, Max Verstappen helped Red Bull Racing secure the constructors’ crown by winning the action-packed United States GP. Despite multiple Safety Car re-starts, it looked like Verstappen was set to take a comfortable win. However, that was put under threat as he suffered a slow final pit stop, bringing Hamilton and Leclerc into play. Verstappen passed Leclerc on Lap 39 and then set about closing the gap to Hamilton.3 months ago Autocar India
It is compact, has no work for the left foot, and is a Maruti, so good efficiency is a given. Now, here's the thing, in peak hour bumper-to-bumper traffic, the AMT is a boon to have. If you manage to ignore the slow gearbox, the Baleno has strong top-end performance that yearns to be explored. But the bit I was most excited about was the efficiency, which in any Maruti Suzuki hatchback is class-best. Also see:2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno review: More than meets the eye3 months ago Autocar India
The year began on an optimistic note: Covid restrictions had all but eased, car sales across Europe were on the up and it seemed like each week brought news of a car maker’s encouragingly ambitious electric transformation strategy. Back then, demand for new cars plummeted and the producers of crucial semiconductor processing chips turned their attentions to supplying the more lucrative consumer electronics market. With their output thus reduced, car makers by and large shifted focus to building and selling their most profitable cars, which naturally pushed prices up. All of which, ultimately, is how we arrive at today’s reality of a £100,000-plus electric version of the Volvo XC90. It still is, but the entry-level car costs £12,350.1 month ago Autocar
Nearly 30 years ago, in the middle of the 1990s, Sir Jackie Stewart convinced Ford to bankroll the creation of a new Formula 1 team. Between 2000 and 2004 Jaguar Racing proved an abject embarrassment to the great name and its proud traditions. Three US grand prix per season, one in Miami and from 2023 another in Las Vegas… and now Ford has taken the bait, too. Ford back in F1 is as big as it gets, and has to be considered a major coup. Red Bull has already invested and created its own Powertrain division on its Milton Keynes campus.1 day ago Autocar
‘Affordable EVs for Europe can come from India’: Stellantis CEO Carlos TavaresAn already profitable Stellantis India remains insulated from any slowdown due to extremely break-even levels of 40%, says the global CEO of the world’s fifth largest automaker, which is open to buying made-in-India EV components. With EVs, it is not a "technology problem" but more of "an affordability problem," says Carlos Tavares, the global CEO of Stellantis, the world's fifth largest automaker. Speaking to a select set of Indian media on Wednesday evening, Tavares said: "Thus far, Europe is unable to make affordable EVs. The export potential is going to depend on how fast Stellantis India is going to achieve its cost and quality targets. Stellantis’ Indian arm annually exports over 300,000 gearboxes to the global operation.2 months ago Autocar Professional
Hyundai breaks ground at new EV and battery plant in the USHyundai Motor Group has officially announced the setting up of a US-only $5.54 billion (Rs 45,943 crore) plant to establish itself as a global top tier electric vehicle OEM. On October 25, the Korean carmaker held a ground-breaking ceremony for the new electric vehicle-only plant 'Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America (HMGMA)' in Bryan County, Georgia, USA. “Hyundai and the people of Georgia share many qualities: respect for our histories, ingenuity, creativity, and determination to make the world better for the next generation,” said Hyundai Motor Group Executive Chair Euisun Chung. HMGMA is also expected to become a key base for Hyundai Motor Group to target the US electric vehicle market. Hyundai Motor Group expects that EV sales in the US will grow more explosively when HMGMA starts full-fledged operation.3 months ago Autocar Professional
The BMW Group has partnered with Truong Hai Auto Corp, which manufactures and retails cars and trucks for other global brands, to locally produce BMW vehicles in Vietnam. The BMW Group has partnered with Truong Hai Auto Corporation (THACO) to locally produce BMW vehicles in Vietnam. “This is a major milestone for the BMW Group in Asia Pacific as we look to strengthen our geographic footprint in the region,” said Michael Nikolaides, Senior Vice-President, BMW Group Production Network, Supply Chain Management. These comprise of BMW Group plants as well as vehicle plants and a powertrain plant of its BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture in China. BMW Group Asia started operations in 1985 and is the regional office in Singapore overseeing 14 markets across East Asia for both BMW and Mini brands.2 months ago Autocar Professional