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First Look At The McLaren P1 GTR Interior

… And it's not going to make you want to drive it any less.

[gallery ids="541808,541807"] Via McLaren: The first images of the interior show how the driving environment of the McLaren P1™ GTR has been designed to be as focused for the driver as possible, and is stripped of all but the essential items in a bid to keep weight to a minimum. The lightweight carbon fiber MonoCage chassis is carried over from the road car, and weighs just 90kg including the upper and lower structures (including roof), roof snorkel, engine air intake cavity, battery and power electronics housing. This, in common with the road car, meets FIA load requirements for rollover in GT racing category. Since the ‘rollcage’ is incorporated into the MonoCage, there is no reduction in headroom for the driver. The center piece of the driver’s environment is the newly developed steering wheel, which has been designed to make all controls as easily accessible and user-friendly as possible. As with various elements throughout the car, there is significant heritage linked to the steering wheel. Although unique to the McLaren P1™ GTR, the design is based on the steering wheel of the 2008 Formula 1™ championship-winning MP4-23. As on a Formula 1™ car, key controls including the mode switches are located to the center of the bespoke steering wheel. This allows the driver to fully adjust the setup and characteristics of the car without having to take their hands from the wheel. The DRS and IPAS buttons are retained on the steering wheel. In the design and implementation of this new set up, all controls can be comfortably operated, and are easily accessible, when in a full race suit, helmet and gloves. The cabin is equipped with lightweight DTM-style seats and full six-point motorsport harnesses. This will be specifically set up for the individual driver, and mounted directly to the chassis, reducing weight by having no additional mounting brackets. The HANS-approved carbon fiber seat shell offers comfort and support, and has been ergonomically-designed along with the rest of the cabin controls. Despite the stripped out environment, the air-conditioning is retained to maintain comfort during the much more physical driving experience.
October 22, 2014 at 01:28 PM

Man Stops Over Cop For Patrolling Illegally

Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do?

[gallery ids="541804"] Gavin Seim a former congressional candidate in Washinton State stopped an unmarked police car in Washington state for being, well, unmarked. While most of us are used to seeing unmarked cars out and about Washington state has a law preventing them from being on patrol. You can see the edited version below or catch the whole version on Seim's YouTube channel. Keep fighting the good fight, Gavin!
October 21, 2014 at 02:44 PM

Duracell Builds Fleet Of Trucks To Aid In Natural Disasters

Just in time for winter Duracell has strengthened its fleet of first response vehicles.

[gallery ids="541797,541798,541799"] With the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaching and inevitable winter storms across the nation Duracell has added to its fleet of first response vehicles. Based out of hubs in St. Louis, MO, Manchester, NH and New Orleans, LA and San Francisco, CA the trucks vary in style and purpose to best suit the needs of the region from floods to tornados to winter storms. It's no surprise that trucks come equipped with power for charging devices, but also access to computers and internet as well as, in some cases, an entire community center in tow. Via Duracell: DURACELL PLEDGES COMMITMENT TO POWERING MORE COMMUNITIES IN TIMES OF DISASTER The NEW expanded Duracell Power Forward fleet works to provide relief to those affected within 24 hrs September 30, 2014 - BETHEL, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE) The Duracell Power Forward program, known for donating batteries to those affected by natural disaster since 2011, is expanding its fleet and joining forces with The Weather Channel and Ready.gov to reach more people, more quickly during devastating storms. With the addition of new vehicles and hubs in New Orleans, San Francisco, and St. Louis, the fleet’s goal is to reach any storm site in the continental U.S. within 24 hours. “Being in the battery business, we know all too well when a natural disaster strikes, power fails and communities aren't always prepared,” said Jeff Jarrett, Marketing Director for Duracell. “Duracell believes a little power goes a long way in reviving hope, so we have committed to expanding our fleet and relief efforts.” In honor of America’s PrepareAthon! National Day of Action, Duracell reaffirms its commitment to support Ready.gov in spreading the preparedness message through its extensive fleet preparations. Duracell’s commitment to on-the-ground relief is also evident in a new partnership with The Weather Channel, which will help Duracell Power Forward efficiently track power-threatening storms and assist the fleet in identifying and reaching those most in need. Stephanie Abrams, on-camera meteorologist for The Weather Channel, has covered almost every major severe weather event of the last decade and understands the importance of critical services in the days following such an event. “Deploying to natural disasters comes with the territory as a Severe Weather Strike Force Team member, but it has been so inspiring to see brands like Duracell providing relief on-site and standing side by side with us in communities when they need us most,” said Abrams. “We look forward to working in partnership with the Duracell Power Forward fleet to ensure they are prepared and ready to deploy as soon as disaster strikes.” About Duracell Power Forward Since 2011, Duracell Power Forward has been on-the-ground providing batteries, power and comfort to those in need. The fleet has deployed to 14 disaster locations and helped more than 30,000 families by distributing over 350,000 batteries, charging over 7,000 devices, and providing computer access to over 5,000 people. The new Duracell Power Forward fleet has expanded to include 5 custom-made vehicles designed for the specific needs of each region and types of disasters it will service. This fleet is strategically stationed at hubs in Manchester, NH; St. Louis, MO; New Orleans, LA and San Francisco, CA to help its goal of reaching any disaster in the continental US within 24 hours. For more information, visit http://www.duracell.com/en-us/power-forward.
October 20, 2014 at 04:28 PM

Hennessy Supercharged 2015 Mustang GT

Upgrade your new Ford Mustang to over 700 horsepower.

[gallery ids="541790,541791,541792,541793,541794"] Hennessy Performance has again done what they do best, tune cars. This time it is the all new Ford Mustang offering two complete packages for the 2015MY 'Stang. The HPE600 and HPE700 will boost the car to 620hp/595lb-ft. and 717hp/632lb-ft., respectively. The lower horsepower package will set you back $14,950 while the 700+ horsepower HPE700 will cost $17,950.
October 20, 2014 at 02:33 PM

Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

A beauty on stock wheels, but what do you think of the Vellano upgrade?

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October 16, 2014 at 01:39 PM

Ferrari Celebrates 60th Year In North America With F60America

The perfect platform for your USA, USA, USA chants!

[gallery ids="541775,541774,541776"] Ferrari is celebrating 60 years in North America with the release of 10 F60Americas (take that Canada and Mexico!). Already fall in love with it? Too bad. The 10 V12 convertibles are already spoken for so better luck with the 70th anniversary.
October 10, 2014 at 04:39 PM

Ken Block's Raptortrax Shredfest

The Hoonigan Racing crew takes to the mountains in a Ford Raptor.

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October 07, 2014 at 12:56 PM

2014 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid | Reviewed

A crossover that does everything it's supposed to do and does it well.

[gallery ids="541767,541766,541765,541764"] Story by: Evan "Evo" Yates The RX 450h is one of those vehicles that quietly stays under the radar while satisfying virtually every thing you ask of it. With it’s semi-dated styling, it isn’t winning any beauty contests but is refined enough to still get respect. Maybe it’s because the generic RX shape has been around for so long that although it looks just fine, it just doesn’t catch your eye as much – and that’s ok. The RX 450h has an attractive front fascia, though, and the LED headlamps are certainly a step in the right direction. Driving the 450h is a dream. It’s extremely quiet even when the motor turns on and everything about the steering, accelerating and braking is so smooth it makes you hate pretty much every other car you’ve ever driven. Outside of it being a bit sluggish in ECO mode, I simply can’t find anything negative about the driving experience whatsoever. As Lexus does so well, all occupants are always comfortable with front and rear seating that any adult or child alike would find accommodating. The rest of the interior is a bit vanilla, but again, functional. The deeply recessed screen leaves you a little room for your keys or your phone and the Lexus Remote Touch Interface is easy if not easier to use than a standard touch screen. In addition to hauling sweaty football players, the RX also can hold its own when it comes to moving a box or two. With a second row that fully reclines, I found this Lexus had more than enough space to move several larger items. As with most hybrids, the gas mileage is stellar as long as you’re driving around town as I found the needle barely moved for the first couple days. Of course, once you jump on the expressway the RX 450h turns back into a regular vehicle with typical gas mileage. Everything being considered, you won’t wow anybody at a stoplight with the RX 450h but you’ll certainly get everything you need to get accomplished in an effortless manner that just may be more important anyway.
October 02, 2014 at 06:13 PM
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