Bloodhound land speed record team runs out of funding, again

Bloodhound Land Speed Record’s attempt on cracking the land speed record for a steerable car looked to be all set after the team reached 628 mph during a test run last November. The record stands at 763 mph and Bloodhound LSR wants to not only beat the record, but go on to cross the 1,000-mph threshold.

Unfortunately, Bloodhound LSR last week announced that the future of the project was in jeopardy as 8 million British pounds (approximately $10.5 million) would need to be raised by the end of March to ensure the team can meet its deadlines for a planned attempt on the record in 2021 at the Hakskeenpan in South Africa’s Kalahari Desert.

Bloodhound LSR

The funds are required to pay aerospace and motorsport experts involved in the project and complete development of the team’s 44.3-foot streamliner to make it go faster. Areas that still need work include

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4 Sporty SUVs for Under $45,000

Just about every luxury automaker offers a high-performance version of one of its SUVs these days. But not everyone can afford a $70,000 Porsche Cayenne, let alone a $200,000 Lamborghini Urus. To serve more mainstream buyers, some non-luxury brand automakers have begun to offer sporty SUVs as well. These are the models you’ll want to consider if you want a sports car but life dictates you have to own a SUV.

Edmunds’ testing and review experts have put together a list of four relatively new or recently updated SUVs with high fun potential and suggested retail pricing of under $45,000. These SUVs typically have special trim levels that have high-horsepower engines for quick acceleration and sport-tuned suspensions and gripper tires for enhanced handling potential.

Edmunds says:

You don’t need to buy a luxury-branded SUV to get performance. Plenty of affordable options can provide you with a fun and

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2020 Hyundai Sonata Design Highlights

The newly redesigned 2020 Hyundai Sonata is here, with a sculpted body and enough stance to scare the competition. I recently drove a fully loaded Sonata Limited for the weekend and walked away feeling ecstatic about my overall experience with the sedan’s transformation. Here are some of my favorite design highlights from the revamped and in-your-face Sonata.

Multifaceted Front-End Styling

Applaud it or hate it, the dramatically redesigned front-end contains a cubist aesthetic that adds dimension and gives the Sonata an edgier appearance. Emulating a sport-coupe, the front-end styling combines a swooping hood that has no cutline, mesh grille with a parametric jewel pattern, and wider fascia. For a family sedan, the makeover is quite aggressive, but there is nothing wrong with showing a little personality-especially in a declining segment.

LED Daytime Running Lights

The chrome strip that begins above the headlamps and then stretches across the beltline

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