Top reasons why Gordon Murray’s T.50 fan car is rewriting the supercar doctrine

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We first caught wind of Gordon Murray’s T.50 supercar in June of last year. According to Murray himself, the new T.50 is the purest expression of a driver’s car. “The T.50 is the lightest, most driver-focused supercar ever, and one which improves upon its iconic predecessor in every way.”

Well, its finally here, albeit in pre-production prototype form. Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA) was established in 2017, and the first T.50 concept came to life in 2018. The ‘50’ in T.50 refers to it as the fiftieth road or race car designed by Gordon Murray.

From the looks of it, the GMA T.50 is rewriting the supercar rulebook. Where other exotic carmakers are focusing on achieving the fastest lap time, top speed, or horsepower output, the GMA T.50 is the exact opposite. And yet, Murray himself promises it’ll be the best driving experience you’ll ever find in a modern road car.

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Cadillac debuts LYRIQ show car, a fully electric crossover vehicle

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DETROIT – Cadillac is diving into the world of electric cars with its debut of the LYRIQ show car, a full electric luxury crossover vehicle.

“Led by LYRIQ, Cadillac will redefine American luxury over the next decade with a new portfolio of transformative EVs,” said Steve Carlisle, executive vice president and president, GM North America. “We will deliver experiences that engage the senses, anticipate desires and enable our customers to go on extraordinary journeys.”

The LYRIQ is based on General Motor’s next-generation, modular electric vehicle platform and driven by the Ultium propulsion system

Cadillac said the LYRIQ was designed to offer beyond 300 miles of range on a full charge, based on internal testing.

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The car will have DC fast charging rates over 150 kilowatts and Level 2 charging rates up to 19 kW2. It will also have rear-wheel drive and performance all-wheel drive configurations

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Cadillac Sings Electric with LYRIQ S-EV Show Car |

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Cadillac’s introduction of its electric portfolio began with the debut of the LYRIQ show car — a dynamic, modern and fully electric luxury crossover.

The propulsion system and supporting technologies position Cadillac to be a leader in electrification, connectivity and automated driving, all delivered with thrilling performance and a new threshold in technology integration.

“Led by LYRIQ, Cadillac will redefine American luxury over the next decade with a new portfolio of transformative EVs,” said Steve Carlisle, executive vice president and president, GM North America. “We will deliver experiences that engage the senses, anticipate desires and enable our customers to go on extraordinary journeys.”

The LYRIQ is based on GM’s next-generation, modular electric vehicle platform and driven by the Ultium propulsion system, allowing Cadillac to deliver customers a variety of range and performance options. With range being one of the biggest factors when it comes to selecting an EV, we’re designing

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Ferrari: Sacking people won’t make troubled 2020 F1 car go faster – F1

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Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto is clear that sacking people is not what his team needs to do to turn its Formula 1 fortunes around.

The Italian outfit has had a difficult start to the 2020 campaign, with its new SF1000 having fallen away from the pace-setting Mercedes outfit and leaving it fighting other cars in the chasing pack.

The struggles left Italian media speculating that Binotto’s position at the team could be under threat, while the spotlight has also fallen on other senior staff members who have been involved in the work on this year’s car.

But speaking at Maranello following the team’s return from the Hungarian Grand Prix, Binotto is clear that now is the time for strengthening its organisation and helping people, rather than conducting a staff cull.

“I have confidence in the people who work in the Gestione Sportiva: we have started out on a long

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Norris: Helping McLaren F1 team strip down car ‘better than watching Netflix’ – F1

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Lando Norris says he prefers helping his team strip down his McLaren after Formula 1 races to “lying in my bed and watching Netflix”, having been spotted assisting his mechanics.

The young British driver courted interest after the Hungarian Grand Prix when an image of him helping his team take apart his car post race was posted on social media.

But rather than the event having been a one-off because of the intense schedule of 2020, Norris has explained that helping his team out in such a way is actually something he tries to do as often as he can.

“I enjoy spending time and working with the mechanics and the engineers,” he said during a video conference call with selected media.

“It’s something I’ve done since I’ve joined McLaren, in trying to get myself more integrated with the team, work with the mechanics, and get to know each other

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Car review: World-class engineering makes 2020 Cadillac CT4-V grin-inducing fun – News –

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For Cadillac, their attempts at reclaiming their status as “The Standard of the World” remains a work in progress.

And while the Escalade may define the essence of Cadillac for modern consumers, its spirit isn’t always apparent in the rest of the lineup. After all, the Escalade’s unsurpassed swagger, size, style, power and comfort make it a modern-day Fleetwood Brougham, albeit one with all-wheel drive, 22-inch wheels and nine inches of ground clearance. Yet these same virtues seem absent in Cadillac’s other offerings.

That said, the new 2020 CT4-V makes a compelling argument that many of the qualities that make for a great automobile are present.

The CT4 is built on Cadillac’s rear-wheel-drive sedan platform and is offered in Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport and V-Series trim. All-wheel drive is optional. Most CT4s are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 237 horsepower and matched to an eight-speed automatic

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Sainz: McLaren lacked top speed due to F1 car bodywork changes – F1

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Carlos Sainz Jr says a lack of top speed triggered by McLaren opening up bodywork to improve cooling contributed to his Q2 exit at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.

The Spaniard could only set the 13th fastest time in qualifying on Saturday as he failed to make it through to the final Q3 session for the first time this year – but will be promoted to 12th on the grid following Esteban Ocon’s penalty.

Reflecting on what happened, Sainz said that concerns about cooling of his car after final free practice prompted some bodywork changes – and that hampered his form.

“When the qualifying started we saw that the others went a little faster than last weekend, while we were stalled a bit,” he told television reporters after qualifying.

“If you add to that the fact that we had a problem in my car in FP3. We saw that the

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Norris back pain in Austria caused by time out of an F1 car – F1

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McLaren driver Lando Norris says that the pain that hit him over the Styrian Grand Prix was caused by bruising triggered by his long absence from a Formula 1 car.

Norris was left with back and chest pains last weekend, and had to take painkillers to get through the second Red Bull Ring event.

But after flying back to the UK this week for diagnosis by specialists, the Briton is confident he has got on top of the issue and should be in better shape at the Hungaroring this time out.

“We’ve kind of diagnosed it,” he said, when asked by Autosport for the latest on his troubles.

“I’m feeling better for this week, which is a very good thing.

“I went back to the UK in the last few days, staying in my bubble, to go and see some specialists and get scans and so on.

“We diagnosed pretty

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Bugatti’s New Baby II Kiddie Car Makes You Want to Be a (Rich) Kid Again

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Way back in 1926, Bugatti Automobiles founder Ettore Bugatti gifted his 4-year-old son a unique birthday present: a half-scale version of Bugatti’s Type 35 race car, which won the Grand Prix World Championship in the very same year. The one-off kiddie car was nicknamed the Bugatti “Baby,” and Ettore’s VIP clients soon asked him to make one for their own children. Some 500 Bugatti Baby kid cars were produced and sold when production ended in 1936, making them very rare and expensive collectibles for well-heeled Bugatti fanatics today. But now, you can buy a brand-new Bugatti Baby II kiddie car to go along with that Bugatti Chiron Pur Sang or Super Sport 300+ you have on order. Oh, to be a (wealthy) kid again.

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Bugatti announced the new Bugatti Baby II kiddie car as a celebration of Bugatti Automobiles’ 110th anniversary at the 2019

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F1 Hungarian GP: Verstappen calls on Russell to ‘focus on his car’ after Albon comments – F1

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Max Verstappen says George Russell should focus on his own car instead of “speaking for someone else” following the Williams Formula 1 driver’s comments about Alexander Albon in Hungary.

Russell reached Q2 for the second race in a row by qualifying 12th for Williams at the Hungaroring, one place ahead of Red Bull driver Albon.

Albon struggled with the balance of his Red Bull RB16 car throughout qualifying, and also made a couple of mistakes on his final Q2 run that meant he missed out on the top-10 shootout.

Russell leapt to the defence of Albon after the session, saying he was “being made to look like an idiot and he’s absolutely not”, and called on the Red Bull team to “sort it out”.

Verstappen conceded that Red Bull is still struggling to find a comfortable car balance after qualifying seventh, 1.4 seconds behind pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton.

But when asked

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