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McLaren envisions future of Formula One racing in 2050

| Green | 8 hours ago

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The next 30 years may have some wild changes.

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McLaren envisions future of Formula One racing in 2050 originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Alex Zanardi INTERVIEW Racing Daytona, BMW M8, and THE PASS — AFTER/DRIVE

| Video | 10 hours ago

Inspirational racing driver Alex Zanardi lost both legs in a 2001 crash. Now he's running the Rolex 24 at Daytona in a BMW M8 GTE using hand controls. Mike Spinelli sat down with the legend at Classic Car Club Manhattan. One of the great storytellers in racing. Location links below.

4:09 Learning to race with prosthetics
8:30 Convincing officials to let Alex race
14:50 New steering wheel and hand controls
18:26 ***A lap around Daytona in the BMW M8 using hand controls***
21:20 The hardest part about racing
23:36 The athletic challenges of racing
27:50 How you know when you're ready to race again
31:42 What happened during THE PASS at Laguna Seca?
38:20 Why Daytona and not Le Mans?
(Sorry about the audio at the end)


Zanardi is also a three-time gold medalist at the Paralympic Games

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Shot and edited by Jared Auslander:

Thanks to IMSA, BMW Motorsport, BMW Team RLL, and Classic Car Club Manhattan

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2019 Ram 2500 Power Wagon – Performance And Capability

| Video | 11 hours ago

2019 Ram 2500 Power Wagon – Drive, Interior and Exterior. Subscribe.

2019 Ram Power Wagon is the most capable production off-road truck in the industry. The Power Wagon features a unique suspension, factory suspension lift, locking front and rear differentials, disconnecting sway bar and a 12,000-lb. winch. New to the Power Wagon is a 360 camera, which includes forward-view camera gridlines to help navigate obstacles. An all-new and integrated front-mounted WARN Zeon-12 winch features a unique fairlead and fairlead retainer with a new synthetic line that cannot kink, does not fray and is more maneuverable. The new line also cuts weight by 28 lbs. A Power Wagon content package continues to be available on Tradesman, which includes all the off-road equipment but keeps the Tradesman design elements.

With a long list of upgrades, the new Cummins 6.7-liter I-6, high output Turbo Diesel delivers up to 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1,800 rpm and 400 horsepower @ 2,800 rpm. Changes begin at the core, with a cylinder block made from compacted graphite iron. Overall, the new Cummins Turbo Diesel weighs more than 60 lbs. less than the previous-generation engine, yet delivers more power and torque. A new cast-iron cylinder head builds on the new block with changes that include new exhaust valves and springs, and new rocker arms. Lighter and stronger pistons include new low-friction rings and connect to the crankshaft via newly design forged connecting rods and new bearings. An all-new exhaust manifold is the mounting point for an improved variable-geometry turbocharger with laminated heat shields, delivering boost pressure up to 33 psi.

The second variant of the Cummins Turbo Diesel also gets a performance boost with 370 horsepower @ 2,800 rpm and 850 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1,700 rpm. The standard engine in the 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty is upgraded to the proven and potent 6.4-liter HEMI V-8, delivering class-leading 410 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm and 429 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4,000 rpm to handle the payload and towing requirements of the heavy-duty truck user.

Ram 3500 Heavy Duty models equipped with the 1,000 lb.-ft. high output Cummins 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel employ the Aisin AS69RC electronically controlled six-speed automatic. This transmission is engineered to handle the colossal torque of the Turbo Diesel engine and increased vehicle weight ratings while delivering improved shift quality. Along with hardware upgrades, the Aisin AS69RC uses a new transmission controller with double the memory of the previous controller and a dual-core processor. This delivers faster, more precise shifts under all driving and loading conditions.

Ram Heavy Duty trucks powered by the standard output Cummins 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel are equipped with a significantly upgraded version of the 68RFE six-speed automatic transmission. Changes designed to improve the electronically controlled transmission’s shift quality include new variable-force solenoid controls for the torque-converter clutch. A new reverse accumulator improves shift feel when placing the transmission into park from reverse. Drive-to-park shifts were also improved through refined hydraulic control.

In a first for the Ram Heavy Duty, the 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 comes mated to the proven and smooth-shifting TorqueFlite 8HP75 eight-speed automatic. There are more than 40 individual shift maps to optimize shift points for fuel economy, performance and drivability. The transmissions use shift-by-wire technology, eliminating a mechanical linkage between the transmission and the gear selector. The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty uses an innovative rotary e-shift dial mounted on the left side of the instrument panel’s center stack – freeing up space traditionally occupied by a console- or column-mounted shift lever.

Four-wheel-drive versions of the 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty are equipped with a BorgWarner part-time transfer case. The 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 and variant of the Cummins 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel drive power through either an electronic (BW 44-46) or manual shift (BW 44-47) transfer case, depending on the model. Ram Heavy Duty trucks with the high output version of the Cummins 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel are equipped with an all-new part-time BorgWarner transfer case (BW 44-48). This transfer case is designed to handle the higher input loads for maximum towing capability up to 35,100 lbs.

New front and rear axles on the 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty have been engineered to improve durability, handle industry-leading payload and towing capabilities, and minimize Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH), as well as take advantage of opportunities to optimize weight. The Ram 3500 Heavy Duty is offered with an all-new, larger 12-inch AAM rear axle to handle the class-leading power and capability.

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2020 GMC Sierra HD is now more capable than ever

| Auto News | 22 hours ago

Earlier this month Ram revealed its new Heavy Duty trucks and now GMC has followed up with the debut of its workhorse, the 2020 Sierra HD. GMC says that the 2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD and Sierra 3500HD pickups are the “most capable heavy-duty truck that we’ve ever offered.” Not only are they bigger, but there’s […]

The post 2020 GMC Sierra HD is now more capable than ever appeared first on The Torque Report.


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Best Motorcycle Tech Innovations

| Moto News | 23.01.2019

Best Motorcycle Tech Innovations
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