Day: June 3, 2020

2009 Toyota TF109 Formula One car crossing the auction block

Collectors who find limited-edition hypercars with a multi-million-dollar price tag a little bit too stodgy will soon have a rare opportunity to add a real Formula One car to their fleet. Toyota donated the first example of the last car it built to compete in the series to a charity auction whose proceeds will go towards COVID-19 relief.

Wearing chassis number 01, this TF109 participated in a battery of tests leading up to the 2009 Formula One season. It was driven by several professional pilots, including Henkie Waldschmidt, Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock, but it never lined up on the starting grid of a race. Instead of stuffing it in a dimly-lit museum, Toyota passed the TF109 to Pirelli who used it as a high-speed test mule for tires. It was stripped of its red and white livery and put

2020 Volvo S60 T8 Luggage Test | Long-term utility update

Life has been good in our 2020 Volvo S60 T8 long-term tester as of late. We haven’t been getting out there on long road trips since, you know, the pandemic began. But, we have been able to spend longer stretches of time in the sedan (measured in days) and dream about those trips to come once it’s safe to do so again. With Scandinavian-themed vacations in mind, we decided it was time to see how utilitarian our S60 would be for a getaway.

The initial numbers tell us that the S60’s trunk is on the small side at 11.6 cubic-feet. Volvo quotes the same figure for our T8 PHEV as it does for the gas-only T5 and T6 — both of those lack a lithium-ion battery pack running along their respective spines. The competition consists of the 3 Series