The ‘Autoweek Podcast’ Ep. 81: Ott Tanak wins WRC, Ford Mustang V10 engineers interviewed and Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 review
Listen to the people behind the V10-powered Ford Mustang and about the latest Shelby pony car
On this episode of the “Autoweek Podcast,” Wesley Wren, Mike Pryson and Robin Warner talk with World Rally Championship correspondent Jeremy Hart about Rally Catalunya and Ott Tanak’s championship win. Hart talks with the gang about the event, the energy behind Tanak and compares him to previous champions. Hart also talks about possible changes to WRC for 2020, including drivers possibly retiring.
After breaking down WRC, Robin, Mike and Wesley dissect the Mexico Grand Prix — namely Lewis Hamilton’s performance. Robin spends time talking about the challenges teams face in Mexico because of the altitude. Robin also breaks down the possible ways that Valtteri Bottas can stay in the hunt for a drivers’ championship. Obviously, it isn’t likely that Bottas will win the championship.
The middle of the show features Jake talking with Jim O’Neill and Greg Coleman about their outlandish creation: a V10-powered Ford Mustang mule. The engineers talk about the history of the car, why it was built and how they saved it from the crusher. The guys go into detail about the engine’s creation and the complete history of the car.
Wrapping the show, Andrew Stoy and Wes Raynal join Jake and Wesley to talk about cars. The group introduces a new revolving feature called Autoweek Fleet, where the guys talk about the cars in, well, the Autoweek Press Fleet. This time, Andrew and Wes lead a discussion about the 2020 Porsche 911.
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