Headlights are rated “Poor”. The 2018 Ford Cars F-150 received a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. But it missed out on the agency’s most prestigious award because of a “Poor” headlight rating.
The F-150 earned “Good” scores in all five crash categories tested by IIHS. Thanks to the newly available Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, the F-150 nabbed a “Superior” rating in front crash prevention this time around. In tests, the F-150 was able to completely avoid collisions at 12 mph and 25 mph. These ratings apply to both crew cab and extended cab models.
Unfortunately, so does the “Poor” headlight rating. IIHS says the standard halogen headlights provide “inadequate visibility in all scenarios,” while the optional LEDs “provide somewhat better visibility, but the low beams create excessive glare for oncoming drivers.” In order to earn a Top Safety Pick+ award, the agency’s highest honor, vehicles must earn an “Acceptable” or “Good” score in the headlight test.
IIHS has not yet issued a rating for the new passenger-side small overlap test. This evaluation will be added to the 2018 awards cycle, and it replicates what happens when the right corner of the car hits an object or another vehicle at 40 mph.
America’s top-selling truck receives a host of updates for the 2018 model year. In addition to new safety technologies, the F-150 offers a revised set of engines, including a new 3.0-liter turbodiesel. The 2018 model also expands the availability of the 10-speed automatic transmission throughout the lineup and receives a host of styling updates.
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Lotus was recently bought by Geely, and the Chinese auto giant that also owns Volvo Cars has big plans for its newly acquired British sports car maker. But as of right now, there’s no Lotus Cars SUV and the brand continues to churn out new variants of its engaging sports cars. The latest addition is the Elise Cup 260, which sadly won’t be available in the U.S.
The Elise Cup 260 is based on the company’s racevcar-derived Elise and features a host of those race-bred parts that, according to the company, make it the ultimate Elise. Produced to celebrate the company’s founding by Colin Chapman, the Elise Cup 260 features a 250-hp supercharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that’s capable of sending the minuscule sports car to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds.
The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, with new closer ratios, and will top out at 151 mph.
According to the company, the Elise Cup 260’s weight is down to the lowest weight of any Elise ever. The Elise Cup 260 weighs in at a minuscule 1,988 pounds thanks to a thoroughly lightened chassis.
Lotus says it shaved weight by using more carbon fiber and composite material throughout the car, and saved weight with the new front access panel, new engine cover, new roll hoop covers, new side sill covers, lightweight two-piece brakes, and carbon race seats. In addition, a lightweight lithium-ion battery, and forged alloy wheels. Additionally, polycarbonate is used instead of glass for the front, rear, and side windows. “Our philosophy for producing extraordinary vehicles is world famous, but the new Elise Cup 260 goes beyond what many believed possible from our smallest car,” said Jean-Marc Gales, Lotus’ CEO, in a release. “It is directly developed from the Elise race cars that are competing in series around the world, giving the ultimate Elise experience on the road. More power, motorsport components and the introduction of aerodynamics unheard of in its class make driving this Elise an unrivaled experience.” #Volvo#Lotus#PSK_PH#PSKSimracing#ProSimulationKarera#Manila
Frankenstein’s Classic Monsters Truck.
The Monster: The creation of a man who’s vanity and arrogance compels him to create life, this ugly, disproportioned monster is a hodge-podge of body parts. He means well, but leaves a trail of destruction in his wake.
The Model: As heavily modified forms of pickup trucks outfitted with unnaturally large wheels and “Frankensteined” underpinnings, early monster trucks from the 1970s were unnatural hybrids created by mechanics who wanted to develop vehicles never seen before.
In the morning, we had a read along session with the gifted kids at Carousel Mansion. It was a story about Grandpa Tree saving the village from a mighty storm. The takeaway focuses on how planting a single tree and cleaning up the river of garbage can make a huge difference in our lives. Thereafter, INQUIRER.net conducted a video interview with my group covering methodologies on how we plan to spread our advocacies, sharing parts of the story plots we like most in our read along session, how we could inspire kids to read more and our preparations for the coronation night on 4 Nov 2017. You may find the press release and video here-