The Jaguar I-Pace Will Deliver Subpar Range Compared to the Tesla Model X, Hyundai Kona, and Chevy Bolt
This was Jaguar’s time to shine; maybe score a touchdown with no one else in sight. And still, Jaguar missed it. Jaguar has released the EPA-estimated figures for the 2019 I-Pace, and the 234-mile range makes us face-palm ourselves. With all the mumbo-jumbo surrounding Tesla, all eyes were on I-Pace as it was nearing its launch. This is the range-territory that even hatchbacks don’t enter these days because it’s embarrassing.
New Electric Pickup Truck from Atlis Motor Vehicles Will Take a Full Charge in 13 Minutes!
Atlis Motor Vehicles, an Arizona-based electric vehicle startup, has built a prototype battery pack that can be charged from 0 to 100-percent in 12 minutes, 35 seconds. Atlis believes that this prototype is scalable for its upcoming electric pickup truck. However, it must be noted that the prototype was only a 3 kWh pack.
The brand-new BMW 3 Series is arguably one of the most important launches at this year’s Paris Motor Show. The German compact executive sedan flexes its muscles in a class defined by the decades-old rivalry with Mercedes and Audi. The latter presents itself with the A4 which was launched two years ago but will undergo a subtle facelift for the 2019 model year.
BMW’s legendary 3 Series gets a seventh generation for 2019. Known as the G20, next year’s car has a new platform, is bigger all round and features bold styling even with the lower trim line option. BMW says it is sportier than the previous generations, but purists already lament the lack of a manual transmission.
The Audi, in comparison, is a car that’s already reached the mid-point of its production cycle. The styling is more conservative, consistent with Audi’s decision over the past few years to not introduce particularly eye-catching design cues. As such, the BMW might be the one you notice first, but the longer Audi shouldn’t be ruled out from the get-go.
Read on to find how the new BMW 3 Series stacks up against the Audi A4.
Ford Expects Us to Trust its V-to-V Communication With Life and Death Decisions
Ford is working on a technology called Intersection Priority Management system which will analyze how intelligent speed reductions can avoid cars from having to stop at traffic signals or intersections. This system will use Ford’s vehicle-to-vehicle technologies to relay the information between nearby cars.
Video: The Vesco Turbinator II Cracks the 500-MPH Barrier at the Bonneville Salt Flats!
Things are getting pretty wild these days in the world of ultimate velocity record runs. The latest comes from the Bonneville Salt Flats World Finals, held earlier this month on October 2nd, in which the above-featured turbine-driven rail managed to eclipse the current world top speed record for a wheel-driven vehicle.
Fiat has revealed its revised 500X crossover which has been nipped and tucked for the first time since its 2014 European debut (in the US for the 2016 model year it was launched). It comes with a refreshed exterior with new front and rear light clusters, more tech, and improved engines.
Volkswagen Leads The Way With New LED Lighting Technology
It’s astonishing to see how something as simple as a headlight or a taillight can be experimented with as ‘intelligent illumination.’ This is exactly what Volkswagen has been working on. The automaker’s ambitious plan is to have headlights and taillights that provide more intelligent illumination and communicate with other cars on the road.
Ford Begins Production of Electric StreetScooters for DHL
While companies like Tesla were still building prototypes, Ford has already begun full-fledged production of electric trucks. Ford has partnered with DHL for zero emission vehicles, and has come out with the first electric truck called the StreetScooter WORK XL. These trucks will change the whole stratosphere of the freight industry!
Skoda’s Offering In The Subcompact SUV Segment To Be Launched Within 12 Months
Looks like Skoda has finally realized the benefits of having a subcompact SUV on the market. With people opting for small SUVs these days, the Czech automaker has decided to snatch its share of the pie with a product that will be on sale by next year. This rumoured small SUV will be placed below the Kodiaq and the Karoq in Skoda’s lineup.
Team O’Neil Rally School Explains Early, Traditional, and Late Apexes: Video
In racing and rallying alike the difference is made in the twisty bits. This time around, Team O’Neil Rally School teaches you what are the benefits of the traditional racing line through a corner, why you should also try late-apexing turns and why early apexes are a no-go.
Want to improve the way you drive on the track or more looser surfaces like those on a rally stage? Check out this video by Team O’Neil Rally School that teaches you all you need to know about negotiating turns. Once you improve your technique through the corners, you’ll start noticing your times tumble down pretty quickly on the track or if you tackle rally stages.
Keep reading to learn more.
Modern Porsche 935 attacks Monza Circuit
Porsche’s year-long anniversary party turned up an unexpected guest in the Porsche 935. The Stuttgart-based automaker reimagined the long-tailed 70’s icon with a modern design topped off by a retro livery, showcasing it in all its glory at Laguna Seca last month. Shortly after the 935’s debut, the racer took some test runs at the Monza racetrack in Italy where it was performing some test runs ahead of its highly anticipated launch. Porsche plans to build just 77 units of the reimagined “Moby Dick,” with each model priced at $817,000.
Watch a Tesla-Powered 2006 Honda S2000 Run a 10-Second Quarter Mile
If you’re still dreaming of the Honda S2000’s amazing 100-horsepower/liter figure that was an industry benchmark in the sports car class for years, there’s now a new benchmark, at least in the S2000 world. As expected, it’s highly modified but in an unusual way: it sports the drivetrain from a Tesla Model S P100D.
Discontinued back in 2009, the S2000 remained the backbone of many modified rides over the years. This white example, nicknamed "Model S2000", is one of the raddest yet. It’s employing parts from the Tesla Model S and the Chevrolet Volt to tear up the dragstrip and seamlessly tick a quarter-mile time of 10.24 without much hassle. And that’s only the beginning.
Keep on reading to learn more about this cool S2000 EV.
The 2019 Porsche Cayman T Will Sit Between the Cayman S and GTS with More Power and Less Weight
After the 911 T, the Cayman T will be going under the knife. Well, not for the looks, but for weight. Reportedly, the 2019 Cayman T will be losing 44 pounds and gaining ten horses to become a faster car. These chops have happened to give the car a more focused driving experience.
2018 Ford Edge ST by Blood Type Racing
Blood Type Racing is returning to the SEMA Auto Show with a new creation. The noted tuner is mixing it up this year, ditching past automotive muses like the Hyundai Genesis Coupe and Ford Focus ST in favor of a Ford Edge ST. It’s a fitting challenge for Blood Type Racing; the Edge ST is the first SUV to come out of the Ford Performance team so, by default, it’s performance-ready on its own. But even that didn’t dissuade Blood Type Racing from going to work. The tuning specialist created an extensive program for the SUV, highlighted by an engine upgrade program that adds more power to a vehicle that already boasts an output of 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque to go with an ST-tuned suspension.
BMW is Killing the BMW 3 Series GT but We Refuse to Let it Go With a New Rendering
BMW is reportedly going to kill off the 3-Series Gran Turismo, the more practical, slightly taller, longer, and roomier hatchback version of BMW’s bread and butter sedan. Apparently, there is no longer a justification to make a new one as its slot in the range will be filled by new SUV models.
2018 Ford Expedition Classic by LGE*CTS Motorsports
The Ford Expedition is arguably one of the most versatile SUVs in the market. It has the size, the technology, and the all-around capability that you’d want from a full-sized SUV. It’s also highly customizable, whether through Ford itself or through the aftermarket tuning scene. The Ford LGE*CTS Expedition Classic is a perfect example of the latter. It’s designed and built by noted designer Theresa Contreras, who focused on creating a “modern classic” interpretation of Ford’s popular SUV. There’s a lot to like about the this tuned Expedition, particularly its impressive presentation. We’ll get to see it up close at the 2018 SEMA Auto Show in Las Vegas.
Tesla Offers New Mid Range Model 3 To Tempt EV Buyers, But Base Trim Buyers Might Be Out Of Luck
A new Model 3 is now available to order. It’s called the “Mid Range,” and it offers 260 miles per charge, a top speed of 125 mph, and a 0-to-60 mph time of 5.6 seconds, all for $45,000. Factor in the $7,500 Federal Tax Credit and $4,300 in average fuel savings, and the final price comes to $33,200, which makes it quite tempting for those looking to live the Tesla lifestyle without dropping a ton of coin. However, with the base Model 3 not hitting production until next year and the Federal Tax Credit on its way out the door, will the Mid Range be the best Tesla you can buy?
I test drove the BMW M240i xDrive Convertible. The small BMW convertible showed me why I liked BMWs so much, it sparked the fire in my heart for BMWs once again, and I am not going back, ever. I love BMW, and now, finally, I definitely know why. It is for me. I am sure, if you had to chance to drive the M240i through a few bends on the mountain roads of the Gorges du Verdon canyon in France, the M240i would grow in your heart as well.
It is sublime!
I can’t even imagine what kind of a beast the M2 is. I haven’t driven it yet, but I am eagerly waiting to do so.
McLaren Takes Luxury and Exclusivity to All New Levels with Gold and Platinum Badging for the 2019 Speedtail
Just when you thought that the limited-run-exclusivity of the Speedtail was enough to make you feel special, Mclaren has gone a step further to let you know that this car is not just fast; it also involves luxury. Instead of having the regular aluminum and gloss black exterior badges, the British brand has worked with Vaughtons jeweler to create an 18-carat white gold emblems with inset carbon fiber.
Watch Out Tesla Model S - The Audi E-tron GT Will be All About Power
The Audi E-tron GT is coming, and it will, by all accounts, be epic. Ever since Tesla made such glorious strides in the electric car fandom, the car world has been waiting for the rest of the big automakers to catch up. With the introduction of numerous expensive electric SUVs in the past couple of years, the car community as a whole gained the much needed electric car boost. But a true Tesla Model S competitor was still nowhere to be found. Until now. The Audi E-tron GT will be its competitor. And I am not the only one to say it. Siegfried Pint, Head of Development for Electric Drive at Audi, said that the new car is “steered towards performance.”