Porsche To Host Meeting At Sistine Chapel – Car Pro News

22 Oct
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Porsche will be the first company to host a corporate event in the Vatican City’s Sistine Chapel.
On Saturday evening, some 40 guests paying 5,000 euros each will listen to a classical music concert, followed by a dinner in the museum “surrounded by masterpieces by world-famous artists such as Michelangelo and Raphael,” according to a program on the Porsche Travel Club’s website.
Pope Francis has allowed the chapel to be rented out for private functions, with the proceeds going to charities working with the poor and homeless, according to press reports.
A Porsche spokeswoman declined to provide details about who will attend the concert, which will be followed by other events around Rome including two days of driving.… Read more

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EPA Plans More Scrutiny Of MPG Results – Car Pro News


The EPA is preparing to tighten its oversight of fuel economy testing and reporting this year in an effort to align the ratings on vehicles’ stickers more closely with their real-world capability.
A key area of focus will be the agency’s “coast-down” test, which has been the source of mistakes that prompted Hyundai, Kia, Ford and Mercedes-Benz to re-label several models since 2012. During the test, vehicles are made to coast to a stop from 80 mph, generating readings on aerodynamic drag and friction in the drivetrain, among other data points. Those data are then used to program dynamometers to simulate the vehicle’s behavior on real roads during laboratory testing.… Read more

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Corvette Museum Repairs About To Begin – Car Pro News


Construction to fill the massive sinkhole that in February swallowed eight Corvettes at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., is scheduled to begin Nov. 10, the museum said.
National Corvette Museum officials met with construction personnel and engineers to manage the plan for fixing the 40-foot-wide, 50- to 60-foot-deep sinkhole and rehabbing the Skydome building, the site of the collapse.
The $3.2 million project will include removing boulders, installing sheet pilings to block cave openings and filling the hole with about 4,000 tons of fist-sized stones.
The museum also will install micropiles spaced 15 to 20 feet apart at an average depth of 141 feet based on the structural engineering design, a museum statement said.… Read more

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