De Tomaso to return with new car at Goodwood Festival of Speed

first_img Post a comment Share your voice 81 Photos Tags Bentley’s first SUV is a 187-mph, all-terrain luxocrat 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 27 Photos Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado 52 Photos 0 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. Exotic Cars,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. 18 Photos Tags Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. Enlarge ImageThe revived company’s new logo. Hopefully we’ll get a look at the actual car soon. De Tomaso De Tomaso is back, the company announced Wednesday. The famed Italian carmaker, founded in 1959 and best known for the Pantera sports car, plans to launch a new sports car on July 4 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.The car is code-named Project P and is apparently being developed “with world-renowned technical partners.” As for De Tomaso itself, the company’s rights were acquired in 2014 by an investment firm called Ideal Team Ventures. IVT also owns German boutique manufacturer Apollo Automobili (previously known as Gumpert), and says that the same team that worked on Apollo cars is working on De Tomaso.The timing of the debut is auspicious as this year marks the 60th anniversary of De Tomaso. Company founder and racing driver Alejandro De Tomaso died in 2003. The company said, “De Tomaso remains one of the greatest untold stories in automotive history.”The revived company says it will reveal even more information in the coming months, but otherwise there’s not a whole lot to go on — none of the teaser sketches or outlandish horsepower claims that other boutique carmakers often share, for instance. But the company’s statement promises that “over the coming months the story telling will commence.””Since the acquisition of De Tomaso we have been secretively working behind the scenes on a world-class revival strategy with the intention to go public with our efforts for the 60th anniversary,” De Tomaso general manager and CMO Ryan Berris said in a statement. “When the new car debuts this summer, not only will another special vehicle be added to the brand’s heritage, but the story will finally be told.”Stay tuned to Roadshow over the coming months as De Tomaso gradually reveals its new plans. 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model Apollo IE is a bonkers small-batch hypercar 69 Photoscenter_img 10 Photos More From Roadshow Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff 49 Photos 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. Comments 12 Photos GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  More From Roadshow 26 Photos 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch Share your voice 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness 3 68 Photos Car Industry 71 Photoslast_img read more

Are Orangetheory workouts better than just hitting the gym

first_img Share your voice Post a comment Is Orangetheory Fitness the secret to getting in shape? Orangetheory Fitness Heart-rate training is backed by an impressive amount of science and it really can be the key ingredient for fitness success. That’s why many fitness studios use heart-rate training as the basis of their workout programs — but one studio in particular has a massive nationwide following due to its supposed effectiveness. The first Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) opened in 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and nine years later, the company is still opening new locations all over the country. The founders of OTF call it the “multi-vitamin of metabolic training” and say that everything OTF comprises is what you need to “burn fat at the highest level.” Here’s how it works and why it might be the key to torching body fat. The ‘theory’ behind Orangetheory FitnessOTF is based on something called excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), a concept that refers to your body’s increased intake of oxygen after physical activity. It’s colloquially referred to as the “afterburn.” The afterburn effect occurs after any sort of strenuous activity, but some research suggests that high-intensity training produces the longest-lasting and most significant EPOC. OTF uses a strategy comprised of five heart-rate training zones: orangetheory-heart-rate-zonesThe five zones Orangetheory Fitness uses to program workouts. Orangetheory Fitness During a one-hour long OTF workout, the goal is to spend at least 12 minutes in the orange zone (zone four) or in zones four and five combined. For each minute you spend in the orange zone or higher, you earn one “splat point.”OTF measures your splat points using OTbeat, a chest-strap monitor that measures your heart rate. Members can see real-time data during the workouts, which can enable them to push harder and reach the coveted orange zone. The connected OTbeat fitness app tracks results and progress over time. OTF claims that earning all 12 splat points will result in an increased metabolic rate for up to 36 hours post-exercise. What’s the orange zone and why is it important?The orange zone is simply OTF’s designation for the 84% to 91% range of your max heart rate. It’s the basis for OTF training because that 84% mark is supposedly the point at which your body starts to burn fat more efficiently and helps EPOC kick in. So, does it really work? Yes and no: Science is hardly ever black and white. The answer is yes, OTF works because the workouts are intense. They jack your heart rate up and work your whole body — everything a workout should do when you’re looking to get in and out in an hour.You can certainly burn a lot of calories during OTF. The company says participants will burn an estimated 500 to 1,000 calories each class. But the answer is also no, or perhaps not as well as OTF and its evangelists makes it seem. Getting all 12 splat points can definitely produce some EPOC and keep your metabolism burning faster after the workout. But the actual scale of those benefits is tiny, and the 36-hour idea is definitely a stretch: Research suggests that no matter the type of exercise, oxygen consumption is only greater for about an hour after exercise.  orangetheory-1Research on the “afterburn” varies, but OTF uses valid science to program its classes. Plus, they offer classes for all fitness levels and make the workout environment motivational. Orangetheory Fitness Research on EPOC and extra calories burned after exercising varies greatly. For instance, scientists have found study participants to burn as many as 190 extra calories over 14 hours following a workout and as few as 12 extra calories. In fact, studies that compared high-intensity training, sprint intervals and continuous steady-state exercise have found that the oxygen consumption values for each exercise modality don’t differ much. That means you could essentially get the same results (as far as EPOC is concerned) by doing OTF or slowly jogging a few miles. There are no clinical trials that examine OTF specifically for its effects on EPOC or metabolism. So while the training concept is based on valid science, there’s currently no definitive evidence to support OTF’s claims, especially the 36-hour thing. Even the study that showed 14-hour EPOC had participants exercise at an intense level for a full 45 minutes. During OTF, you only aim to reach that level for 12 minutes.  3:45 Now playing: Watch this: 0center_img Science aside, OTF works because it’s fun. It’s high-energy and the classroom environment is motivating. The workouts also vary, so it’s hard to get bored with OTF. Plus, you can get drenched in sweat in just one hour, which is often hard to do when you go to a traditional gym by yourself. It also caters to all fitness levels. The studios offer three different levels: Walking, jogging and running. All three are designed to help people of different abilities reach the orange zone, so you can achieve the coveted afterburn whether you’re a total beginner or a fitness call regular.Additionally, many people find success with OTF because they can stay consistent with it. And the best workout is always going to be the one you can stick to.  5 reasons why fitness trackers don’t guarantee you’ll… Tags Fitnesslast_img read more

Hyundai Motorsport got the electric racing itch and it means to scratch

first_img Hyundai Veloster N TCR is a fun way to spend 150 grand 0 More From Roadshow 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 1:29 Electric Cars Car Culture Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai 5 things you need to know about the 2020 Hyundai Palisadecenter_img Tags Share your voice Originally published Aug. 6. Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: Electric race cars have been heating up starting grids around the world for a while now, and as a result of that — and increasing environmental pressures — manufacturer involvement in electric racing is increasing and the results of that are pretty awesome. The likes of Audi and Jaguar are involved in Formula E, and the electric classes at events like Pikes Peak have been swelling with big-buck entries from Volkswagen. The latest manufacturer to throw its hat in the electric racing ring is Hyundai, which made an announcement Tuesday. “A new era is dawning at Hyundai Motorsport. For many months, our team in Alzenau has been working hard on an exciting electric vehicle, and soon we will be able to share the fruits of these labors,” Andrea Adamo, team director of Hyundai Motorsport, said in a statement. “It promises to be a new chapter for our company, a natural extension to our motorsport activities, one that links closely to the current trends and innovations in the wider automotive industry.”Hyundai’s press release was pretty vague as to what kind of racing it plans to undertake, though its mention of its success in the World Rally Championship could be a hint. Whatever its ambitions, the brand plans to debut its new racer in September at the Frankfurt Auto Show.Hyundai Motorsport is planning on running its electric racing program out of the same facility in Alzenau, Germany, as the rest of its motorsports stuff. 75 Photos 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 first drive: A standout track starlast_img read more