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- Het Mercedes Formule 1-team gaat onderzoeken of er iets veranderd moet worden aan hoe de motor en batterij worden ingezet in de aanloop naar en na afloop van een pitstop. Aanleiding hiervoor is de inhaalactie van Max Verstappen op Lewis Hamilton, nadat beiden hun eerste pitstop hadden gemaakt in de Braziliaanse Grand Prix....

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- Red Bull Racing zette onlangs weer een nieuw wereldrecord neer met de snelste pitstop ooit in de Formule 1. Daar liet het team van Max Verstappen het niet bij. Het trok met de RB1 uit 2005 naar het Russische trainingscentrum voor kosmonauten om een gewichtloze pitstop uit te voeren tijdens een paraboolvlucht....

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- Having made a 1,900bhp splash with its Battista hypercar, Pininfarina isn't stopping. The next stage is a plan for at least two more fast and radically stylish luxury EVs on its own unique platform. This image teases the outline of the first one, an amazing GT-crossover-estate confection. What you can't see is its glass bubble cockpit....

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- The days are shortening and the cold weather is creeping in, so what better time for McLaren to announce the Elva – a roofless, windscreen-less speedster with an 804bhp version of the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 usually found in the 720S and the Senna. Crikey.But the Elva isn’t the first open-cockpit road car that McLaren has put its name to. Don’t tell us you’d forgotten about the stunning, a...

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- Remember when 300 horsepower was quite a lot? No, us neither. But it seems, in a mythical time called ‘the 1990s’, when music was usually sad but life was generally happy, it took quite a bit of money and effort to park a 300bhp car on your driveway. Nowadays, when life is generally sad and music is usually rubbish, you can park a 300bhp Toyota RAV4 on your driveway. Just consider that for a...

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- This is pretty cool – it’s Bloodhound’s acceleration trace during its 628mph run. Look how straight the line is. Barely any bend on the blue line from zero to over 600mph. In fact the orange line shows how much the g-force drops – even at over 500mph it’s pulling the best part of half a g, piling on around 10mph every second....

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