Hoonigan pits Porsche Taycan against world’s fastest C8 Corvette

first_imgTrending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. You’d expect the Launch Edition to include most of the option sheet – and you’d be right. All of them include the Level 2 Equipment Group, which adds the likes of carbon-fibre interior trim and a Harman-Kardon premium sound system, plus a dual-pane panoramic sunroof and some active driving aids. Specifically, VIN 001 also features optional equipment including rock rails, a bed-mounted tire carrier, and the trailer tow group which includes trailer reverse steering control. RELATED Pickup Review: 2021 Ram 1500 TRX See More Videos advertisement The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened All proceeds from the sale went to benefit of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, specifically the helpline that provides services to veterans and their families. Barrett-Jackson waived all fees associated with the sale. From Brawn to Tusk: Hennessey Mammoth is a 1000-hp Ram TRX ‹ Previous Next › RELATED TAGS1500RamPickup TruckFlexNews4x4auctionBarrett JacksonhellcatmuscletrxVIN 001 RAM has made a lot of noise – both literally and figuratively – with their 702 horsepower TRX off-road beast. Last weekend, VIN 001, the first of 702 Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition models, sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction block in Scottsdale, Arizona.While the hi-po truck is being built in small quantities, the Launch Edition is rarer still. It shows up for duty in Anvil Gray exterior paint, exclusive to the Launch Edition, along with a with one-of-a-kind VIN 001 authentication kit. Think of the latter item as a guarantee the owner actually has the very first one.Which, it must be said, is a pretty big deal for collectors. Even though the truck itself differs not in terms of powertrain from the other 701 Launch Edition TRX pickups, a vehicle identification number from early in the build run is prized in certain circles. These ‘00001’ vehicles can make for a jewels in the collection of a high rolling gearhead. In addition, the entire run of Launch Edition trucks sold out in less than three hours when the model was announced, making this a rare opportunity for the moneyed set to pick up one that hasn’t been titled in someone else’s name. Trending Videoslast_img read more

Experts say insurers set for £2.5bn windfall from discount rate

first_imgInsurers could save as much as £2.5bn if the government’s calculations for the personal injury discount rate come to fruition, according to accountants. The Ministry of Justice yesterday revealed that it will legislate to change the formula for calculating deductions from personal injury awards. The rate will be set by reference to rates of return on ‘low risk’ investments rather than ’very low risk’ as at present. Based on the government’s working, if the new system were to be applied today, the rate would be in the region of 0% to 1%.The decision was welcomed by key figures in the insurance industry, and examination of the potential effects by big four accountancy EY explains why. Tony Sault, UK general insurance leader for EY, said the insurance industry had been facing £6.5bn losses from the present rate of -0.75%, which would add 6.5% to motor premiums.‘We believe the new proposals, which the government expects to imply a real rate of 0% to 1%, will have a significant impact on these costs,’ he said. ‘A revision to 0% could reduce these costs by one-third meaning reserve releases of £1.2bn, while a change to 1% could reduce this by two thirds, meaning up to £2.5bn could be saved by insurers and reinsurers compared to their current booked position.’Sault predicted that rises in insurance costs would now level out and premiums could fall by between 2% and 4%, with consumers saving £21 on average.However, the insurance industry has been reluctant to make any specific promises about whether premiums will come down once the legislation is passed.Huw Evans, director general of the Association of British Insurers, said the change will ‘relieve some of the cost pressures on motor and liability insurance in a way that can only benefit customers’.Colin Holmes, chief executive of Aviva’s UK general insurance business, said any measures which reduce the rising costs of insurance ‘will directly feed through to premiums’.Flora Hamilton, head of financial services for the Confederation of British Industry, added: ‘These proposals will be welcome news for the UK’s world-leading insurance industry.’last_img read more

Super Eagles Forward Brown Ideye Makes Bold Move to Revive Career with Aris Thessaloniki…

first_imgSuper Eagles forward Brown Ideye put pen to paper for Greek Super League club Aris Thessaloniki F.C. on a one-year deal on Thursday.Since his departure from Malaga at the end of the 2017-18 season, the 30-year-old has been without a club and he will be hoping to rejuvenate his career at the Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium during the 2019-20 season.The Nigerian International previously played in Greece with Olympiacos, where he impressively scored 28 goals in 65 matches across two seasons and also contributed to the Greek outfit winning the 2015-16 Super League title before his departure to Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda in February 2017.Last season Ideye was on loan at LaLiga side Malaga where he made 13 appearances.The 2013 AFCON winner will be aiming to help Aris qualify for next season’s UEFA Europa League group stage after their fifth-place finish in the 2018-19 league campaign.Relatedlast_img read more

Finally, the ‘Friends’ are back together…On Instagram

first_imgWarner Bros. Entertainment Inc.(LOS ANGELES) — Could we BE any more excited? Well, aFriends reunion would do the trick, but until that seemingly impossible dream comes true, fans of the beloved sitcom can at least take comfort in the fact that Matthew Perry has joined his former cast mates Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox and Matt LeBlanc — on Instagram.Perry, who played Chandler Bing on the NBC show that ran from 1994 to 2004, finally joined the social media service that Aniston nearly broke when she joined back in October. She now has nearly 30 million followers. A day after Perry teased fans with “big news coming…” — leading to speculation the gang would be getting back together — Kudrow welcomed Perry to Insta. “Finally!!! Yay!! Can’t believe my eyes MY EYES,” she wrote alongside a throwback pic of her and Perry. She added, “Welcome to Instagram @mattyperry4 #friendsforlife.”Perry’s new account didn’t cause an Aniston-level event, but he’s already racked up over 500,000 followers as of Thursday afternoon.He has yet to post, though his profile boasts a Chandler-eque description: “What is this, my Instagram account?”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more