WRR University: Don't Overslow It (26 views)
By Winding Road Staff on August 21, 2014 4:19 p.m.
Pro and club racer Andrew Carbonell recently sat down with the folks at Mazdaspeed to discuss the finer points of braking techniques to help maintain your pace. The most important aspect of the braking process differs depending on who you ask. Some say that the key to being fast is how soon you get on the throttle, while others will tell you it’s how late you get on the brakes. But for Andrew it’s not about getting on the brakes or on the throttle, it’s about when you get off the brakes that matters the most.
By Winding Road Staff on August 21, 2014 3:47 p.m.
Cadillac has been in need of a halo car to carry the torch for the brand and allow GM's luxury brand to go toe-to-toe with luxury brands like Audi, Lexus, and BMW for some time. A large sedan platform clearly fits that bill, and with the current XTS on the way out, there's been quite a bit of speculation about what might fill its place. It turns out that General Motors global product chief Mark Reuss also feels the same way, and has said that a new vehicle, codenamed the LTS, is currently in development.
By Bradley Iger on August 21, 2014 3:15 p.m.
During the second race of the weekend at Road America of the Pirelli World Challenge series earlier this season a damp course spelled disaster for a pair of racers.
By Ross Bentley on August 19, 2014 5:42 p.m.
Tuning shock absorbers used to be a bit of a black art, but over the past decade or so, it's become more of a science. David Murry tackles the topic of shock absorber tuning this week, and what I like most about his article is that it's written from the driver's perspective.
By Bradley Iger on August 19, 2014 2:23 p.m.
In the horsepower-flush times we currently live in, it's becoming less and less of a Herculean task to take a capable chassis that already exists and stuff a proven performance powertrain in it and call it a supercar. However, it's quite another thing to take the iconic silhouette of the Shelby Daytona Coupe and create enough all-electric motivation for it to proclaim it as "the first American all-electric supercar." But that's just what Renovo has done, and their new car has all the right numbers to back up that claim.
WR TV: 2015 Volvo XC60 T6 Drive-E Platinum (287 views)
By Winding Road Staff on August 18, 2014 3:54 p.m.
This week we're taking a look at Volvo's hot selling sporty crossover, which gets an updated powertrain lineup for 2015 to go along with last year's visual refresh. That powertrain update brings the company's new Drive-E engine family into the fold, which has a few interesting tricks up its sleeve.
By Winding Road Staff on August 18, 2014 3:10 p.m.
Up until now, McLaren Automotive has been building supercars like the 650S (pictured) and P1 that are engineered - and priced - to go directly toe to toe with the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini. But with the P13, which is rumored to landing in showrooms early next summer and badged as the 500S, McLaren looks to be taking the fight to more mainstream sports cars like the Porsche 911 Turbo, the Nissan GT-R, and the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT.
By Winding Road Staff on August 15, 2014 2:11 p.m.
At the 2014 Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Michigan, Tim Mahoney, Chevy's global chief marketing officer, revealed plans to show off the new 2016 Volt in Detroit. Mahoney also showed off a teaser image of the redesign plug-in, giving us a look at the more sculpted decklid of the next car.
Classic: Group B Rally (275 views)
By Ronan Glon on August 15, 2014 12:52 p.m.
Racing changed forever in 1979 when the Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile (FISA) allowed four-wheel drive cars to compete in the events it sanctioned. Previously, the setup was banned so the majority of teams went rallying with rear-wheel drive racers.
By Bradley Iger on August 14, 2014 5:56 p.m.
At today's opening reception of the Concours D'Elegance, Jaguar's Special Operations division unveiled the Lightweight Continuation E-Type cars that their team has set out to build. Between 1961 and 1975, a mere dozen Lightweight examples of the E-Type were built by the factory, and they remain some of the most coveted Jags in history. Jaguar had originally planned to build 18 of the Lightweight E-Types, and the Special Operations team has set out to make good on that initial goal while staying as faithful to the original build process as possible.