Day: June 7, 2020

IndyCar’s new aeroscreens to get their first outing in Texas

INDIANAPOLIS — Graham Rahal admits he is nervous about Saturday’s race.

He is a little leery about opening the IndyCar season at one of the series’ trickiest tracks — without testing, with limited practice time and revised tire rules. He is also curious how IndyCar’s newest safety feature, the windscreen, will perform in its long-awaited and long-delayed debut.

“This is going to be a first for us — the glare, the pitting, does it get beat up on an oval, just the visibility standpoint, the heat, all of these things on an oval,” Rahal said. “We just don’t have any answers for that.”

Series officials started searching in earnest for another safety device for their open cockpits after Justin Wilson died in August 2015 after being hit in the head by a broken part from another car. Formula One incorporated

2020 Cadillac CT4-V First Drive Review | What’s new, driving impressions, performance

With the launch of the 2020 Cadillac CT4, GM is pushing back into the smallest luxury sedan segment that in recent years has almost exclusively featured entries from Germany. We’re pleased to see it return, and importantly, that it definitely came back prepared.

The CT4’s key differentiator is its platform. Unlike the bulk of entry-level luxury sedans currently on the market, the Cadillac rides on a rear-wheel-drive platform. All-wheel drive is available throughout the lineup for those who need (or just want) four-season flexibility, but it’s meant to be a convenience feature rather than a performance upgrade — the same is not true of its front-wheel-drive competitors.

The CT4 ostensibly replaces the discontinued ATS, but reality is a bit murkier than that. Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but the Cadillac CT4 is not entirely size-appropriate