Day: March 11, 2020

Prince Harry and F1 champion Lewis Hamilton open Silverstone museum

SILVERSTONE, England — Prince Harry and Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton opened a new museum on Friday at Britain’s Silverstone race circuit, in one of the prince’s last public duties before he quits as a working member of the royal family this month.

Harry arrived in an electric car driven by six-time world champion Hamilton and was greeted by dignitaries including former world champion driver Damon Hill.

The pair also met F1 drivers George Russell and Alex Albon, along with local schoolchildren.

Silverstone was an airbase during World War Two and the first British Grand Prix of the modern era was held there in 1948.

The museum houses cars and bikes from 70 years of racing at Silverstone in central England, with interactive games and replicas for visitors to try.

On Thursday, Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duke

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Review | What’s new, 0-60, horsepower, AMG

LOS ANGELES – When the Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG debuted at the turn of the century, it seemed like an anomaly. The hot-rodded SUV raised the question, what was it for? Its sport suspension limited its on-road comfort, and for outright speed it made more sense to nab an E55 from which the wizards at Mercedes’ performance arm pilfered the 342-horsepower V8.

Two decades on, the idea of a high-performance SUV like the ML’s Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S descendant is no longer strange. BMW, Porsche, Land Rover, Jaguar, Lamborghini, and even Alfa Romeo have come out with their own takes. Competition and technology have evolved and honed the concept into apex predators that would embarrass a Ferrari Enzo on paper, but that hasn’t made their purpose any more cogent.

As a machine, the 2021 GLE