Can a Tesla Model 3 Really Beat an Acura NSX in a Drag Race?
The Acura NSX is one of the sexiest vehicles available today. But it is not just about the looks: the car can sprint to high speeds quite effortlessly. The NSX has fans all across the globe and it has proved its mettle a number of times over the years. But, does it have what it takes to compete with the new breed of evolved cars? Unfortunately, no.
The Acura NSX recently took to a drag strip to challenge the Tesla Model 3, but just couldn’t take it down. Is this a sad plight for the petrolheads out there, or a happy one for EV lovers? You decide.
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Just Introduced the Ford Sync 4 Infotainment System
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E might be famous for being the first Mustang with an SUV body, but it’s much more than that. On top of being the most efficient electric car created by Ford so far, it also introduces a brand-new version of the company’s SYNC infotainment system, which comes with a massive 15.5-inch touchscreen. If you want to find out how future Fords will look inside the cabin, take a good peek inside the 2021 Mustang Mach-E.
Ford Used Its High-Tech Racing Simulator to Tune the Mustang Mach-E
Ford Performance has a super-cool, state-of-the-art racing simulator, and it’s not afraid to use it on its street cars as well. That’s how the freshly-released Mustang Mach-E became the first road-going Ford that had its parameters optimized using the 3D sim located in Concord, North Carolina.
Once the Ford GT was out of the pipeline and the Blue Oval could finally think about planning a return at Le Mans, the need for a racing program spruced to attention. To sustain it, Ford built the 33,000-square-foot Technical Support Center which helped other similar efforts along the way. But until now, it was never used in the development of a mass-produced street-legal car. The Mach-E changed that.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Trim Level Breakdown
November 17, 2019 will forever be remembered as the day Ford unveiled the controversial Mustang Mach-E electric crossover. We’ve looked at, gone through, and peeled off just about every conceivable layer of the Mustang Mach-E, and now it’s time to look at each of the Mach-E’s trims from affordable to most expensive. Here’s the breakdown.
Car For Sale: 2017 Ferrari Berlinetta Lusso Touring Superleggera
Back in the day, when Enzo Ferrari was at the helm of the company bearing his own name, no more than a few hundred cars left Maranello each year. In 2018, Ferrari sold 9,251 cars, over 2,500 of those reaching American homes. It is, then, no wonder that the ultra-rich no longer want the ’average’ Ferrari and look for something special, something doused in the uniqueness of vintage Ferraris. Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera heeded the trend and, in 2015, built five Berlinetta Lussos based on F12 Berlinetta underpinnings. It looks incredible while losing none of the on-road prowess of a standard F12.
Ferrari’s F12 Berlinetta is bound to become a future classic as one of the last front-engined, V-12 monsters from Ferrari. Sure, its replacement, the 812 Superfast, gets all the acclaim nowadays but we’re sure collectors will find the F12 with all of its 730 horsepower from that awe-inspiring 6.3-liter V-12 an interesting collector’s item in the decades to come. Remember, no one wanted the 250 GTO when it was only a few years old either. So, you can imagine this re-bodied version, that looks at least as good if not better, commands a hefty price. Sadly, dealer O’Kane Lavers will only tell you the number if it thinks you’re serious enough about buying the car.
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Is a Carbon Copy of the Tesla Model Y, But What Does Elon Musk Think?
Thoughts on the use of the Mustang and Mach names on Ford’s latest electric crossover aside, you have to admit that it’s a pretty compelling package for an all-new model. As a mass-produced, heavily funded, stone-cold competitor to the Tesla Model Y, you would think that Tesla and Elon Musk would be a bit worried about the Mustang Mach-E. On the contrary, though, Musk is actually pleased and “excited” about it.
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Will Be Quicker Than The Mustang GT
The highly anticipated 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E just broke cover as the company’s first competitive EV and the first production electric vehicle to sport the Mustang name. The big news is that the Mach-E will be offered in a high-performance trim as well. It will be called the GT, it will generate well in excess of 400 horsepower, and hit 60 mph from a standing start in "the mid-three-second range." This means it will be quicker than the Mustang GT. Is the muscle car becoming irrelevant now that the Mustang is also a high-performance electric SUV?
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Has Some Interesting and Unique Door Handles
There are a lot of quirks to the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, but one that really stuck out to us is the fact that it seems void of door handles. Then we noticed that weird stationary handle on the front doors, and we had to dig a little further to see just what was going on. There’s a somewhat interesting story here and some potential future problems. Here’s what you need to know about the Mach-E’s weird-ass door handles.
How much Mustang is there in the 2021 Mustang Mach-E?
Ford just launched its first all-electric crossover, the 2021 Mustang Mach-E - A cool vehicle packed with tech and equipped with powerful motors and batteries, but it’s also surrounded by some controversy due to its name. Not only does it sport a "Mustang" badge, but it also features a version of the iconic "Mach" nameplate, revised from Mach 1 into Mach-E. Some say that Ford shouldn’t have used these badges on an electric SUV, while others think that Ford is simply trying to bank on these historic names. The big question is, how much Mustang is there in the 2021 Mach-E? Let’s find out.
2020 ARCH Motorcycle KRGT-1
Arch Motorcycle, the brand new makers of the “American Power Cruisers,” has updated its flagship model, the KRGT-1 for 2020. Featuring over 20 major changes, and more than 150 newly designed and manufactured components, this $85,000 machine harks on the ‘obsession for an amazing soul’ for Keanu Reeves and his vision.
To up its badassery status, the machine now gets bestowed with beefier brakes, Arch spec Öhlins, fancy materials, enhanced electronics, and some fine aesthetic refinements. The 2032cc S&S twin-cam V-twin drive remains the workhorse but is tuned to deliver greater torque and power. Then, of course, is the bespoke ergonomic and aesthetic package to tailor the KRGT-1 to every individual’s spec.
FYI, KRGT is the initials of Hollywood’s Keanu Reeves and the self-taught engineer Gard Hollinger.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Order Books Have Opened - Here’s What You Need to Know
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E marks many firsts for the Blue Oval moving into the electrified era. For some reason, Ford decided to attach the Mustang’s legacy to this crossover, thus making it the first Mustang-inspired SUV. It also happens to be the first production-bound all-wheel-drive Mustang. Now that the electric crossover is finally here, Ford has started accepting orders for it. You can reserve your Mach-E by paying a deposit of $500. However, you don’t have all the models available right from launch. So, should you wait until 2021 when all the trims arrive, or is time to put down your money right away and make a reservation? Well, that depends on what you want.
Don’t just expect the 2021 Mustang Mach-E to be a success based on its name
In unveiling the new Mustang Mach-E, Ford has booked a seat in the same electric car club that’s nowadays frequented by the leading big-name automakers: Tesla, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Jaguar, and Porsche. Admittedly, the Blue Oval did arrive a tad late to the party. Now, threatened by the risk of falling behind its rivals that were already building and selling electric cars, Ford needed to come up with a quick and cost-effective solution that would allow it to launch it’s first serious electric car as soon as possible. The savior was none other than Ford’s iconic Mustang nameplate and, as exciting as that might sound, it will hold no weight in the model’s success (or failure).
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is as expensive as the Tesla Model Y, but is it worth it?
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E has officially debuted, but the big news is that the folks over at the Mach-E forums discovered some URLs on Ford’s official website that includes more information about the SUV than FoMoCo wanted us to know right now, including pricing. It seems that the Mustang Mach-E will have a starting price similar to Tesla’s Model Y, so it’s time to see how the two electric SUVs compare.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Video Compilation
You might not agree with Ford’s decision to use the Mustang name (of the Mach name, for that matter) on a crossover, but at least it does carry some Mustang DNA. Either way, as an all-knew model, there’s a lot that we need to do to actually get acquainted with it, the first of which is browsing our new Mach-E gallery. Then, you might want tolearn the finer details and get in tune with the Mach-E’s charging time and range. Finally, we’ve posted all the Mach-E videos we have to help you push your knowledge on Ford’s latest and greatest to the next level.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Picture Gallery
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV has finally launched with up to 300 miles of range and as much as 459 horsepower and 612 pound-feet of torque. The Premium and First Edition trim levels will be available in showrooms starting sometime in early 2020, with the entry-level Select and the California Route 1 trim will hit the market in early 2021. If you want the range-topping GT Performance model, though, you’ll need to wait until late 2021. Check out all the latest details, look deeper into charging time and range, or enjoy the photo gallery that we’ve posted below!
If You’re Buying a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, You Better Have a 240-Volt Plug in Your Garage
The Ford Mustang Mach-E has come to usher in a new era for Ford and the Mustang Name. It’s the first Mustang EV slated for production, and it’s the first crossover to wear the Mustang Name. Along with its debut, we learned that the Mach-E can charge at the rate of 3 miles per hour on a typical, 120-Volt home outlet, and we started wondering: just how does that compare to other models on the market?
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Promises 459 Horsepower and 300-Mile Range, But Not at the Same Time
The Mustang has a long and vibrant history, but the future is here, and the Mustang Mach-E is the proverbial looking glass into the future of not only the Mustang name but Ford as a whole. The Mustang Mach-E is the first production electric Mustang, and it’s the first crossover to bear the Mustang name too. It comes with a promise of up to 300 miles in range, up to 459 horsepower, and access to 75-percent of America’s charging infrastructure, but there’s a catch.
Tesla’s "Plaid Mode" T-Shirt is Actually Pretty Cool
Tesla’s ability to monetize just about anything under the sun is back in the news. As if flamethrowers, tequilas, and branded hats aren’t enough, the Tesla is now offering a “Plaid Mode” t-shirt to commemorate the arrival of the new range-topping version of the Model S. The shirt, which is literally available in Tesla’s online shop was designed to, according to the company, “celebrate Tesla’s incredible performance mode.” It’s made from 100% cotton, and, apparently, it’s also the “next best thing to riding shotgun at the Nurburgring.” The Tesla “Plaid Mode” t-shirt is available for $35 at sizes ranging from “XS” to “XXL.” At this point, if you haven’t bought one yet, we don’t know what you’re waiting for.
2020 Ford Mustang Mach-E Live Debut Stream - See it Here!
After what seems like forever, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is set to debut today, November 17, 2019, at 8:50 pm EST, 5:50 PM PST, and 1:50 AM GST during a live-stream event that you can watch right here on Topspeed.com in the video embed below. The live stream takes place in Los Angeles and is set to run for just one-half hour, after which reservations will open for early adopters.
Of course, we’ve already learned a lot about the Mustang Mach-E thanks to a number of leaks (you can see those in our [full speculative review->art181042) but, in case you’re cramped for time, what we’ve learned includes:Approximate range of 300 miles on most trims Most trims will hit 60 mph in the 5.5-6.5 second range The range-topping GT trim will only be good for 235 miles but will hit 60 mph in the mid-3-second range AWD or RWD is available, but RWD is limited to the Mach-E Premium, and Mach-E Select trims. Pricing will fall between $43,895 and $60,500 It will sport a lot of Mustang-inspired cues including the rear taillights and parts of the front fascia Should compete with the Jaguar I-Pace, Tesla Model Y, and Mercedes EQC Reservations will start at just $500, but a delivery date has yet to be announced.
For now, that’s the gist of what we know, but I’m embedding a bunch of our pre-debut coverage below, including our review, to help get your mind in the zone before the debut kicks off later today. After the debut, be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section below!
ICYMI: Someone Caught the New Ford Mach-E Electric SUV on Camera - First Look
Ford’s upcoming all-electric and Mustang-inspired SUV was caught testing in the wild with a production body. The crossover is wrapped in camouflage from bumper to bumper, but the details show through the wrap, so it’s our best look at this vehicle yet. The Ford Mach-E, as it’s expected to be called, will make its official debut at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, most likely in pre-production form.
Wallpaper of the Day: Porsche 918
Today, we want to pay tribute to the Porsche 918 - a cold-hearted, track-ready slayer of the McLaren P1 and Ferrari Laferrari. Powered by a 4.6-liter V-8 and two electric motors, this Porsche supercar can hit 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, 124 mph in 7.2 seconds, and 186 mph in 23 seconds. Add on the Weissach package and its 77-pound weight reduction, and you’ll hit the same sprints in 2.6, 7.2, and 19.9 seconds, respectively. The exterior is all Porsche, and the design is still represented on new models to this day, but the 918 just stands on its out and is a great throwback, so we’ve labeled it as our wallpaper of the day. We’ve posted our favorite below, but there’s a massive gallery at the bottom of the page for you to choose from.
The Toyota Avalon and Camry Are Now AWD, But I’m More Interested in the Pictures
Toyota is super proud of the fact that it was able to pair the 2019 RAV 4’s AWD system with the 2020 Camry and 2021 Avalon. It’s also proud of the fact that AWD can be specified on most trim levels without adding too much weight (just 165 pounds for the Camry,) but what I’m more interested in are the pictures that Toyota released along with this news.