Honda last week announced plans to unveil a new Legend sedan no later than March 31, 2021.
The new Legend is expected to be an update of the current model on sale in select markets since 2014. The current Legend is basically a rebadged Acura RLX, and while the RLX bows out in the United States after 2020, waning demand for sedans means Honda is unlikely to introduce its new Legend here as a replacement.
All Honda will say about the new Legend is that it will boast a self-driving system for traffic jams rated at Level 3 on the SAE scale of self-driving capability. Level 3 means a car that can handle itself in certain conditions, enabling the driver to let go of the steering wheel and even look away from the road for moments at time.
Level 3 cars require the driver to be ready to
For four years, the Porsche 919 Hybrid competed in the LMP1 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Porsche, however, pulled the plug on the three-time Le Mans-winning racer following the 2017 season and instead focused its racing efforts elsewhere (such as Formula E). The 919 Evo, free of racing restrictions, set some records and made some headlines, but that wasn’t the end of Porsche design’s ambitions for the 919. Not only did Porsche designers work on a street iteration of the 919, but the team also envisioned an informal replacement for it—a preview, perhaps, of a future racer.
Dubbed the Vision 920, this low-slung Porsche explored a concept for an exotic supercar for the streets, or a racing vehicle for privateers. In other words, you’re looking at Porsche’s thinking about what a theoretical challenger to forthcoming vehicles such as the