This Week in Motoring: June 1, 2015

Lamborghini confirms an SUV, Jorge Lorenzo dominates at Mugello, the Nissan GT-R LM starts off (troublingly) slow and more.


Jorge Lorenzo Dominates at Mugello GP
Jorge Lorenzo dominated the Italian GP at Mugello, lapping a full second quicker than his closest rivals to claim his third consecutive victory of the season. The battle for second raged between Rossi, Iannone and Pedrosa. Marquez’s championship defense took another blow when he crashed out in the final laps.

Ken Block Kicks Off 2015 Global Rallycross with a Win
Ken Block took victory in Global Rallycross’s season opener in Fort Lauderdale this weekend, beating such ex-F1 talent as Scott Speed and Nelson Piquet Jr. Considering how Block’s ‘14 season started off with him rolling his Fiesta ST onto its roof, he’s improved remarkably.

Performance Cars Are “In”
Car enthusiasts, rejoice: performance cars are increasing in popularity. In the US alone, performance car and truck sales are up 70 percent. Orders for cars like the Challenger and Charger Hellcat have had to be suspended in order for production plants to catch up.

Rambo Lambo: First Blood Part II
The prospect of a new Lamborghini SUV/Crossover was one long game of will-they-won’t-they. But the Italian manufacturer officially announced it will have an SUV on the market by 2018, hiring 500 new employees and injecting “hundreds of millions of Euros” into the project.

Nissan GT-R LM Off To a Worryingly Slow Start
Despite being more than 20 seconds behind the leading Porsche 919 and two seconds behind the leading P2 class car, Nissan said it was a positive test day at Le Mans for the GT-R LM — the “positives” being that they covered 1500 kilometers between three cars with minimal problems. Nissan seems very optimistic — though optimism doesn’t win Le Mans.

F1’s Youngest Chauffeurs His Dad for the First Time
At 17 years old, Max Verstappen is F1’s youngest driver ever. He doesn’t even have a road license. So when his dad Jos Verstappen sat shotgun with him for the first time, Verstappen Senior was (understandably) a little apprehensive — especially considering that the drive was around the Monaco GP circuit.

The Beauty and Spectacle of the Monaco Grand Prix 2015
The motif of Monaco is beauty. Beautiful people, cars, racing, landscape. GP was there to capture the beauty in timeless black and white. Read this story
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