Officer Welch had a close call the other day while driving in her patrol car. Luckily no one was injured and our Alaskan drivers knew to slow down to a stop. Mama and her calf are okay. This is a great reminder: we share this beautiful place with all kinds of wildlife. They're always around. Keep an eye out and be safe! Credit: Anchorage Police Department
Back in June, Silicon Valley startup Drako Motors teased its first production car, the GTE. Promising an all-electric four-seater with supercar performance, 1200 horsepower, and a whopping 6490 lb-ft of combined wheel torque, we were intrigued. Now, we finally get to see the car in-full. The GTE is the result of nearly a decade of engineering and design development, according to Drako. The car, a sleek four-door with an aggressive stance, uses four individual permanent-magnet hybrid synchronous motors paired with their own direct drive gearboxes—one at each wheel. The floor-mounted battery has 90kWh of energy capacity, and comes equipped with a 15 kW onboard charger. Using torque-vectoring tech developed at the Nurburgring, the car is able to adjust torque applied to each wheel independently over 1000 times per second. Top speed is 206 mph. Complementing the drivetrain is Öhlins suspension and brakes from Brembo with six piston calipers up front, and four-piston units in the rear. Buyers have a choice between 20-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires or, if they plan on visiting the track often, 21-inch wheels paired with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s. According to Drako, the chassis itself is supplied by Fisker. Inside, drivers will find four dials on the center console Drako calls "Quattro Manettino," which allows the operator to adjust torque vectoring, power deployment front to rear, regenerative braking, and drive mode. The company claims the car will be able to fit four occupants comfortably along with their luggage.Drako plans to build just 25 GTEs, with a price of $1.25 million before options. The car will make its first public appearance at Pebble Beach during Monterey Car Week, and order books are open now. First deliveries are expected in 2020.
From Paris to Berlin, European cities are searching for solutions to the two-wheeled phenomenon that's fast transforming cityscapes worldwide: electric scooters
A driver on a BMW S1000XR experiences an extremely dangerous close call with another vehicle as he threads the needle to escape. This will get your heart pumping!
Four-time IndyCar champion and three-time Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti will return to racing after a near-six-year hiatus next month, when he's set to drive a pair of priceless vintage cars at the 2019 Goodwood Revival. This event will be the first time Franchitti has participated in a competitive racing event since his crash at the Houston Grand Prix in October 2013. A concussion, spinal fractures, and a broken ankle forced his retirement from motorsports after a long and storied career in IndyCar. "I really thought my racing days were behind me but it is tough to give up something that has been a part of my life for so long and that I love so much," Franchitti said in a statement. "Of course, this won’t mean a return to front line competition (so no Indy 500 or Le Mans), but simply enjoying the sport I love as an amateur.”Franchitti will be driving a Ferrari 250 SWB in the Kinrara Trophy race, and join Gregor Fisken in the two-driver RAC Tourist Trophy Celebration race behind the wheel of a 1963 AC Cobra. We can't wait to see this go down. via Autoblog
Friends of Cameron Hagan, 26, say he was in town from Montana to have a fun weekend when he died from injuries sustained in an electric scooter crash.
Tense dash cam footage captures an accident on A42 in France on the 14th July, 2019. Thankfully there were no major injuries, only a few cuts and bruises. Please be careful!
"She loves me, she better love me!" Masaru Ishikawa creates the ultimate OEM+ masterpiece for his wife, complete with a tubbed engine bay and extreme widebody
This article, originally published June 13th, 2019, has been updated to reflect the sale of the car. Aston Martin is building a limited run of continuation DB5s based on the gadget-laden car James Bond drove in Goldfinger. If you'd rather have the real thing, you just missed your chance: An original DB5 modified by Eon Productions, the company behind the Bond films, just sold at RM Sotheby's Monterey auction for $6.385 million. According to RM Sotheby's, this car is one of two DB5s ordered by Eon Productions to promote the 1966 Bond film Thunderball. It was modified in exactly the same manner as the DB5 featured in Goldfinger, which means it has all the gadgets. It's had just three private owners, and underwent a no-expense-spared restoration in 2012. Everything is said to work as it should, and the car reportedly drives as it did new. Gadgets like the smokescreen deployer, interior mapping system, ejector-seat roof cutout, deployable bumpers and turn-signal-mounted machine guns are shown in the pictures of the car below:One of just four cars built to Goldfinger-spec in-period, this DB5 is undoubtedly one of the most well-recognized, desirable Aston Martins in existence. RM Sotheby's sold this exact car to its current owner in 2006 for slightly over $2 million, and raked in a record-setting $6.385 million this time around—well exceeding the predicted $4 - 6 million hammer price. For comparison, Aston is charging $3.6 million for its Goldfinger DB5 recreation.
This video was recovered from a Ferndale Police scout car stolen on July 5, 2019. This video depicts the dangerous driving by the suspect which put the community at great risk. The suspect was arrested at the scene of the crash. Credit: City of Ferndale Department of Police Media
McLaren announced today at Pebble Beach it will build a limited-production open-top roadster to slot into the brand's Ultimate Series lineup alongside the Senna and Speedtail. It'll be powered by a twin-turbo V-8 and limited to just 399 units. The company released a single teaser image of the car, and says it will be geared toward driving pleasure rather than lap times. CEO Mike Flewitt revealed the design today to McLaren customers, confirming what we heard from Autocar in July. The car, which has yet to be named, will be priced similarly to the company's Senna track-special and Speedtail grand-touring car, so expect an MSRP of around $1 million. Unlike the Senna, which was designed to set the quickest lap times possible, this new roadster will be geared for enjoyment rather than outright performance. In a statement, McLaren promises to offer "the purest distillation of road-focused driving pleasure and an unrivaled sense of driver connection with the surrounding environment."Exact specs have yet to be released, but McLaren confirmed the car will use a carbon-fiber construction, a version of the twin-turbo V-8 engine from the Senna, and feature low-profile dihedral doors. There's no mention of hybrid tech, and if the Autocar report is anything to go on, it won't be employed here. And judging by the teaser image McLaren released today, the new roadster won't have a windshield. That should make things very interesting.McLaren says it will be taking "expressions of interest" for the new car from existing customers this weekend at Pebble Beach. Expect order books to formally open soon after.