Supercars shunned: TrackDays says customers pick EVs for their acceleration

A British company that provides track-day experiences reports that customers are turning to electric vehicles over traditional super sports cars because of the EVs’ faster acceleration. TrackDays.co.uk says electric-vehicle driving experiences “are gradually overtaking their petrol supercar equivalents in popularity.” The reason: The need for speed, or at least to feel the acceleration provided by the instant maximum torque outburst […]

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 4-Door Takes Title of Quickest Executive Car Around the Nürburgring (Again)

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 4-Door Takes Title of Quickest Executive Car Around the Nürburgring (Again)

The 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S’s reign as the fastest executive car around the Nürburgring is over, as Mercedes-AMG reclaims the crown with its 2021 GT 63 S 4-Door. While the three-pointed star’s slinky sedan continues to rely on the same 630-hp twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 as before, the top-of-the-line trim benefits from a handful of chassis and suspension tweaks for the […]

Used auto airbags turned into shoes

Used auto airbags turned into shoes

Ever wonder what happens to automotive airbags after they give up their lives to save vehicle occupants in a collision? At least some of them are being recycled into shoes. Reebok and clothing producer Kanghyuk’s “Collection 8” are turning spent airbags into shoes, launching the Reebok x Kanghyuk Zig Kinetica line with a limited run of 50 pairs available exclusively […]