This seems to happen every year. A bunch of the year’s biggest new cars drop during the Geneva Motor Show and hardly anything happens in the week or two after it. The news out of the industry this week was all pretty minor and not all that interesting, or at least not interesting enough for me to cover it in any detail…. so here’s this week’s news blips:
- Ford announced the new GT500 will be capped to 180 mph for airflow/cooling reasons, triggering all the people who weren’t planning on buying one anyway.
- Tesla is unveiling the new Model Y tonight (too late to make it in this post) but it’s basically going to be a taller Model 3 that nobody will be allowed to criticize because it’ll be the best car ever.
- GM claims the C8 Corvette is delayed because it has too much power and they told us that with a straight face.
- And sadly, F1’s Race Director, Charlie Whiting, unexpectedly passed away this week, just days before the start of the F1 season. The outpouring of love from the motorsport community speaks volumes for the kind of character he was. I suggest reading Bradley Brownell’s Charlie Whiting obituary on Jalopnik to learn more about his pivotal role in the sport.
With it being a relatively light news week, I’ll pass it off to you. If you saw anything, fixed something, broke everything, or otherwise did anything even remotely car related that you want to share with your fellow hoon, sound off in the comments.
Have a good weekend.
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