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Ford GT40 Smokes Dodge Charger Hellcat – Yahoo Style

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Ford GT40 Smokes Dodge Charger Hellcat
Ford GT40 Smokes Dodge Charger Hellcat

Score one for the Blue Oval.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Putting a car patterned after a design from the 1960s against one of the modern American muscle cars in a drag race doesn’t sound really fair. That’s exactly what this video featuring a Ford GT40 lining up with a Dodge Charger Hellcat is all about. However, the fight isn’t fair for the Hellcat, something most people wouldn’t really expect.” data-reactid=”23″>Putting a car patterned after a design from the 1960s against one of the modern American muscle cars in a drag race doesn’t sound really fair. That’s exactly what this video featuring a Ford GT40 lining up with a Dodge Charger Hellcat is all about. However, the fight isn’t fair for the Hellcat, something most people wouldn’t really expect.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="This video was shot during the Omega Motorsport’s NoFlyZone Midwest, which took place back in September. Instead of doing the quarter mile, the cars entered into the event race for half a mile on an airstrip. You have to register in advance for the annual event, and quite an array of impressive vehicles show up to race.” data-reactid=”25″>This video was shot during the Omega Motorsport’s NoFlyZone Midwest, which took place back in September. Instead of doing the quarter mile, the cars entered into the event race for half a mile on an airstrip. You have to register in advance for the annual event, and quite an array of impressive vehicles show up to race.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The GT40 in this video was built by Superformance in the 1990s. It’s in the Shelby Registry, proving it’s not just some halfway knock-off of the originals. Also, it’s packing a 427ci Dart Block V8, which is a serious engine. Still, the owner claims it’s only making between 400 and 500-horsepower at the rear wheels, so that’s considerably less than the modern Hellcat.” data-reactid=”26″>The GT40 in this video was built by Superformance in the 1990s. It’s in the Shelby Registry, proving it’s not just some halfway knock-off of the originals. Also, it’s packing a 427ci Dart Block V8, which is a serious engine. Still, the owner claims it’s only making between 400 and 500-horsepower at the rear wheels, so that’s considerably less than the modern Hellcat.

As you probably already know, the Dodge Hellcat pushes a mighty 707-horsepower. The muscle car is a drag racing monster, a master at hooking up and shutting up, then blasting across the half mile finish line before pretty much any other car.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Despite the Dodge being larger and heavier, the modern technologies combined with superior horsepower would have most people picking it for the win. Obviously they would all be wrong, because the Ford absolute smokes the Hellcat.” data-reactid=”28″>Despite the Dodge being larger and heavier, the modern technologies combined with superior horsepower would have most people picking it for the win. Obviously they would all be wrong, because the Ford absolute smokes the Hellcat.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="It’s always fun to see two automotive titans go at each other like this, especially when the result might not be what everyone expects. While Ford fans might have a feather in their cap from this victory, there are plenty of other races where the Mopar rolls away victorious, which is part of the fun.” data-reactid=”29″>It’s always fun to see two automotive titans go at each other like this, especially when the result might not be what everyone expects. While Ford fans might have a feather in their cap from this victory, there are plenty of other races where the Mopar rolls away victorious, which is part of the fun.

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Britain in talks with 6 firms about building gigafactories for EV batteries

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Britain is in talks with six companies about building gigafactories to produce batteries for electric vehicles (EV), the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing people briefed on the discussions.

Car makers Ford Motor Co and Nissan Motor Co Ltd, conglomerates LG Corp and Samsung, and start-ups Britishvolt and InoBat Auto are in talks with the British government or local authorities about locations for potential factories and financial support, the report added .

 

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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EBay to sell South Korean unit for about $3.6 billion to Shinsegae, Naver

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EBay will sell its South Korean business to retailer Shinsegae Group and e-commerce firm Naver for about 4 trillion won ($3.6 billion), local newspapers reported on Wednesday.

EBay Korea is the country’s third-largest e-commerce firm with market share of about 12.8% in 2020, according to Euromonitor. It operates the platforms Gmarket, Auction and G9.

Shinsegae, Naver and eBay Korea declined to comment.

Lotte Shopping had also been in the running, the Korea Economic Daily and other newspapers said, citing unnamed investment banking sources.

South Korea represents the world’s fourth largest e-commerce market. Driven by the coronavirus pandemic, e-commerce has soared to account for 35.8% of the retail market in 2020 compared with 28.6% in 2019, according to Euromonitor data.

Shinsegae and Naver formed a retail and e-commerce partnership in March by taking stakes worth 250 billion won in each other’s affiliates.

($1 = 1,117.7000 won)

 

(Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)

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Canada launches long-awaited auction of 5G spectrum

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Canada is set to begin a hotly anticipated auction of the mobile telecommunications bandwidth necessary for 5G rollout, one that was delayed more than a year by the pandemic.

The 3,500 MHz is a spectrum companies need to provide 5G, which requires more bandwidth to expand internet capabilities.The auction, initially scheduled for June 2020, is expected to take several weeks with Canadian government selling off 1,504 licenses in 172 service areas.

Smaller operators are going into the auction complaining that recent regulatory rulings have further tilted the scales in the favour of the country’s three biggest telecoms companies – BCE, Telus and Rogers Communications Inc – which together control around 90% of the market as a share of revenue.

Canadian mobile and internet consumers, meanwhile, have complained for years that their bills are among the world’s steepest. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has threatened to take action if the providers did not cut bills by 25%.

The last auction of the 600 MHz spectrum raised C$3.5 billion ($2.87 billion) for the government.

The companies have defended themselves, saying the prices they charge are falling.

Some 23 bidders including regional players such as Cogeco and Quebec’s Videotron are participating in the process. Shaw Communications did not apply to participate due to a $16 billion takeover bid from Rogers. Lawmakers and analysts have warned that market concentration will intensify if that acquisition proceeds.

In May, after Canada‘s telecoms regulator issued a ruling largely in favour of the big three on pricing for smaller companies’ access to broadband networks, internet service provider TekSavvy Inc withdrew from the auction, citing the decision.

Some experts say the government has been trying to level the playing field with its decision to set aside a proportion of spectrum in certain areas for smaller companies.

Gregory Taylor, a spectrum expert and associate professor at the University of Calgary, said he was pleased the government was auctioning off smaller geographic areas of coverage.

In previous auctions where the license covered whole provinces, “small providers could not participate because they could not hope to cover the range that was required in the license,” Taylor said.

Smaller geographic areas mean they have a better chance of fulfilling the requirements for the license, such as providing service to 90% of the population within five years of the issuance date.

The auction has no scheduled end date, although the federal ministry in charge of the spectrum auction has said winners would be announced within five days of bidding completion.

($1 = 1.2181 Canadian dollars)

 

(Reporting by Moira Warburton in Vancouver; Editing by David Gregorio)

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