Day: May 14, 2020

One set of hypercar rules proposed for Le Mans, Daytona, IMHA, WEC

Sportscar 365 reports that IMSA, which oversees the WeatherTech Championship in the U.S., and the ACO, which oversees the World Endurance Championship, sent draft rules for the coming LMDh category to motorsports stakeholders. LMDh — an unofficial temporary name standing for Le Mans Daytona hybrid — was announced in January and arose from IMSA and ACO talks to create a racing category enabling manufacturers to run the same car in North America’s and Europe’s biggest races. The new draft rules also include convergence language to permit the ACO’s so-called Le Mans Hypercar class (LMH) to run with LMDh cars by lowering Hypercar power and weight limits to those of LMDh.

This means a maximum output of 670.5 horsepower, down from 750 hp first set for the Hypercar class, and a minimum weight of 1,030 kilograms (2,271 pounds), down from 1,100

2020 Nissan Frontier Review | What’s new, 3.8-liter V6, nine-speed automatic

The 2020 Nissan Frontier marks the last in a particularly lengthy pickup truck generation that dates all the way back to the 2005 model year. Next year we’ll get a completely redesigned model, but before that happens, Nissan is giving the old truck one last “hurrah” with a taste of the new one in the form of a fresh V6 engine and nine-speed automatic transmission, the only choices for this year. And the new combo is a mighty good sign of things to come.

Just on paper, the engine and transmission make strong cases for themselves. The 3.8-liter V6 makes 310 horsepower, which is 49 more than the old 4.0-liter and 158 more than the discontinued four-cylinder base engine. Its 310 horses also make it the most powerful midsize truck in the segment. Its 281 pound-feet of

2019 Subaru Forester Touring Long-Term Update: Repairing a leak

I hadn’t been doing much driving, so the Forester had spent a good chunk of the rainy/snowy spring week relaxing in my driveway. Finally, it came time to pick up a birthday dinner — Indian food, curbside to-go. As soon as I sat down, I noticed something new: a small crack in the windshield. That fix will have to wait until more businesses reopen. As I eased out of my driveway, another issue emerged. I heard what sounded like water sloshing. Braking for the stop sign at the end of my street … yep, definitely liquid. It sounded like it was below or in front of me.

Later, I was parked in the alley behind the restaurant waiting for my order, and I accidentally dropped my phone down into the black hole on the righthand side of my seat. I