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Beyond Lap Times: A Downpour of Numbers from Lightning Lap 11

Lightning Lap 2017

At our annual Lightning Lap track test, numbers are everything. At the top of the pyramid sit the lap times laid down by each year’s crop of performance cars at Virginia International Raceway, but those aren’t the only figures we track (pun intended). We count everything, from how many replacement tires manufacturers send for the week to the highest speeds achieved at different points on the track. For Lightning Lap 2017, our typical gathering of facts and figures was disrupted—as was the entire event—by biblical rainfall. But it wasn’t washed away. Presenting Lightning Lap 11, by the numbers:

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  • Lightning Lap 2017: 19 New Performance Cars Attack America’s Most Grueling Racetrack!
  • Lightning Lap 2017 Lap Times and Data
  • Lightning Lap 2006–2017 Historical Data: Every Car, Every Lap Time


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Another shipment of Fords arrive from Mexico packed with marijuana

marijuanaEarlier this month, a dealership in Youngstown, Ohio received a shipment of Ford Fusions from the Ford plant in Hermosillo, Mexico. The cars came with all the features you’d expect to find on modern vehicles, with one major exception: instead of spare tires, they carried tire-shaped bundles of marijuana. As we reported, that wasn’t the first time…
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Volkswagen Touareg axed from U.S. market

2017 Volkswagen TouaregDon’t look for a 2018 Volkswagen Touareg if you’re in the market for a new car next year. You won’t find one, at least in the U.S. After a decade of slow sales, VW’s American-market arm has confirmed that it will drop the high-end Touareg crossover SUV from its lineup after the 2017 model year. Through the first six months of 2017, VW dealers have…
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