Monthly Archives: August 2015

Throttle-back Thursday: 1975 Austrian GP coverage documents Donohue’s last race

Autoweek from August 23, 1975

Welcome to Throttle-back Thursdays, exactly where we consider a search back at an archived concern of Autoweek. These days we’re bringing you the August 23, 1975 situation which covered race benefits from the Austrian Grand Prix, a race during which Mark Donohue crashed, resulting in what ended up currently being a fatal head damage. A track worker was also killed by debris from the incident.

That time Bugatti almost built a sedan…

A present day Bugatti sedan has been ‘almost here’ considering that the debut of the EB112

Bugatti is arranging to preview the Chiron in the kind of the approaching Gran Turismo Concept at the Frankfurt motor show up coming month. This previous decade it was the Veyron that dominated just about every little thing, making it straightforward to overlook that Bugatti created the EB110 in the 1990s and was on its way to making a four-door sedan shortly thereafter.

Report: Drivers creating fewer passes in F1 this season

Lack of tire put on, new front wings recommended as feasible reasons

To the shock of most likely no one who has watched Formula One races this season, there has been much less passing in F1 this year compared to 2014, the German magazine Automobile Motor und Sport has located.

NASCAR Camping Globe Truck Series championship race is a single for the ages

3 drivers separated by just 7 points right after Wednesday race at Bristol

Even without the support of a playoff format, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is putting on 1 of the ideal championship battles of latest memory with only seven factors separating three contenders with 9 events remaining.

450-hp Audi RS4 Avant joins Sydney’s police force

V8-engined longroof additional to fleet to assist community outreach efforts

Audi police automobiles are practically nothing new — at least in other nations — but most departments try out to get the most bang for their buck and buy the lowest-spec A4s obtainable — believe cloth seats and manual transmissions. But that’s not how the police near Sydney, Australia will roll this year soon after the newest addition to their motor pool. The Lake Illawarra Neighborhood Spot Command (LAC) of the New South Wales Police Force just acquired an Audi RS4 Avant.

Report: All but two Buick models will be constructed in China following 2016

Regal, Verano, Encore to shift manufacturing to China when Envision import commences

Amid reviews that the UAW is alarmed by Buick’s strategies to import the Envision crossover from China, Reuters is citing sources inside the firm who indicate that most of the GM division’s autos will be imported into the U.S. following 2016.

Electric Audi Q6 needs to out-Tesla the Model X

Expect more than 500 hp from beefed-up R8 e-tron powertrain at Frankfurt Motor Present debut

Audi has proven an official sketch of the Q6 SUV, which will be revealed in notion form at the Frankfurt motor show next month previewing a competitor to the approaching Tesla Model X.