BangShift.com NHRA NEWS: 2022 NHRA CAMPING WORLD DRAG RACING SERIES FRIDAY RESULTS FROM TOPEKA

TOPEKA, Kan. (Aug. 12, 2022) – Top Fuel standout Mike Salinas closed out Friday at Heartland Motorsports Park with the top run of the night, racing to the provisional No. 1 spot at the 33rd annual Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor. Bob Tasca III (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Joey Gladstone (Pro … Read more

Mercedes-AMG One hypercar enters production in the UK

After over half a decade of intensive development, the Mercedes-AMG One is now officially in production. AMG has partnered with Canadian outfit Multimatic in the setup of a small production facility in Coventry, where all 275 units will be assembled. The One’s F1-derived powertrains will come from down the road at Mercedes F1’s Brixworth-based engine … Read more

First customer Rimac Nevera delivered to F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg

Just a month after the first production-spec never rolled off Rimac’s new production line in Zagreb, Croatia, the first customer car has now been collected by its owner, 2016 Formula One World Champion Nico Rosberg. A contrast to the Callisto Green car revealed earlier this year, Rosberg opted for a more stealthy spec for car … Read more

Mercedes-AMG A35 2022 review – has the AMG beaten the Golf R at its own game?

The Mercedes-AMG A35 is AMG’s mid-range hot hatchback, one that sits underneath the rabid A45 S, rivaling similarly powered 300bhp-ish rivals such as the Volkswagen Golf R, Audi S3 and BMW M135i. It’s been around for a while now, and while the A45 S continues to hog much of the limelight with its 415bhp power … Read more

BangShift.com BangShift Project Power Laggin’ Update: Swapping A Magnum 360 Into Our Old Rig!

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to a dependable, powerful weekend workhorse that lives up to it’s given name! In this installment, we swap the ailing LA … Read more

2022 FL5 Honda Civic Type R – will it be the best hot hatchback ever?

Honda’s drip-feed about its new FL5 Civic Type R might be testing our patience, but after spending some time with one in the flesh, more of its secrets are being revealed. The new FL5 is based on the 11th generation Civic, but follows a similar technical recipe to the previous FK8 in combining a turbocharged … Read more

Maserati Ghibli Trofeo 2022 review – does this old-school saloon need to compete with the M5?

Yes, it is getting on a bit. And yes, it does still share some components from the Chrysler parts bin. And, well, yes, you probably did forget that Maserati still makes the Ghibli. But if you enjoy your supersaloons with a unique slice of character and personality compared with the usual suspects, then Italy’s answer … Read more

Skoda Octavia vRS 2022 review – a more practical and more resolved Golf GTI

Skoda’s fourth-generation Octavia vRS doesn’t stray far from the tried and tested formula that’s served the Czech hot hatch and fast estate well for nearly two decades. It still sits on an extended version of the Golf’s platform, that of the new Mk8 in this instance, and borrows its engine and gearbox and much of … Read more

Mercedes EQB and Vision EQXX reviews, police F-150 Lightning, US-made ID.4, EV tax credit: The Week in Reverse

How far weekly does Sono say its Sion solar EV might go without ever charging? Which automaker launched a service aimed at answering questions about EVs? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending July 29, 2022. This week, we drove the one-and-only efficiency-focused Mercedes-Benz … Read more

BangShift.com TORRENCE, TASCA III AND ENDERS RACE TO PROVISIONAL TOP SPOTS AT FLAV-R-PAC NHRA NORTHWEST NATIONALS

KENT, Wash. (July 29, 2022) – Four-time defending Top Fuel world champ Steve Torrence raced to the provisional No. 1 spot in the NHRA’s first race in Seattle since 2019, grabbing the top position on Friday at the 33rd annual Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceway. Bob Tasca III (Funny Car) and Erica Enders … Read more