Henry Payne The Detroit News Published 11:16 PM EDT Jul 18, 2019 Orange County, California — Chevrolet officially introduced the first-ever mid-engine Corvette supercar late Thursday night in a World War II-era blimp hangar outside Los Angeles, and there is nothing middling about it. The most anticipated car of the year, the long-rumored Corvette C8 (for eighth-generation) carries the legendary “Stingray” badge. It looks to be a tour de force of sculpted styling with state-of-the-art electronics. Even as the C8 relocates the engine amidships like an Italian sports car in a move to give it more nimble handling, the car does not lose its signature V-8. Like 'Vettes of old, the C8 will pack a V-8 putting 495 horsepower to the rear wheels and hustling the entry-level model from 0-60 mph in what GM says is less than 3 seconds. That’s on par with the front-engine supercharged 650-horsepower Corvette Z06’s … [Read more...] about Revealed: Chevrolet takes the wraps off mid-engine Corvette C8
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opinion Henry Payne The Detroit News Published 10:03 PM EDT Jul 3, 2019 The Detroit News’ regular “Michigan Dream Home” feature showcases sprawling, multi-million-dollar estates with pools, walk-in closets, fountains and epic kitchens. We ogle from a distance, but without the means to live the dream. Kind of like Lamborghinis. The achingly beautiful Italian supercars have been our dream cars since we dreamed about cars. My teen dorm wall had a poster of the unattainable Lamborghini Countach, right alongside the unattainable Charlie’s Angels pin-up. Today’s generation of Lambo Aventadors and Huracans are regulars on my kids’ computer screensavers. What’s it like to have one? I got a taste recently when I spent some quality time with a 2020 Huracan EVO at Willow Springs Raceway outside Los Angeles. Like a gorgeous, 20,000-square-foot home, it’s complicated. Approaching a Lamborghini — those sultry headlamps, jet-engine … [Read more...] about Review: 2020\u00a0Lamborghini Huracan EVO
By: Mick Sharp 14/06/2019 The extraordinary new 300mph Koenigsegg Jesko will blow your mind, says Mick Sharp.Koenigsegg is proud of the fact that in Angelholm, Sweden, it produces the world’s fastest car – in the world’s slowest car-building factory. The quality-over-quantity manufacturer builds its frankly mind-blowing motors in hangars formerly occupied by the fighter-jet squadron of the Swedish air force. That’s convenient because final testing of the all-new Jesko “hypercar”, which computer simulations indicate is capable of travelling in excess of 300mph, will take place on the adjacent runway. Christian von Koenigsegg is the company founder and CEO, and he named the Jesko after his father, who helped him set up the supercar company when he was a broke 22-year-old. This is Christian’s way of thanking his father, now 80 years old. “It certainly beats chocolates and a card,” as Jack Rix puts it in Top Gear. The … [Read more...] about Koenigsegg Jesko: Sweden’s head-turning hypercar
The HondaJet Elite made its world debut in May of 2018. It’s an updated version of the original Honda HA-420 HondaJetprivate jet that entered production in 2015. The HondaJet Elite boasts increased range, a quieter cabin, an available galley, and a host of other tweaks. The Elite starts at $US5.25 million, roughly $US350,000 more than the original HondaJet. In 2015, the Honda HA-420 HondaJet entered production. It was the Japanese industrial giant’s first foray into the world aviation as a manufacturer. The HondaJet was the culmination of three decades of research and development led by Honda Aircraft Corporation CEO Michimasa Fujino. Honda is a company known the world over for its engineering prowess. Pretty much everything the company produces is world class from hybrid supercars to lawn movers. Still, many were unsure if Honda was up to the task of building a jet from scratch. Read more: I flew on Honda’s $US4.9 million private jet, and it’s an … [Read more...] about I flew on Honda’s new $5.25 million private jet to see if it’s faster, quieter, and more luxurious than before. Here’s the verdict.