This Is Probably The Slowest Drag Race You Will Ever See!
Mat Watson from ‘Carwow’ conducted a very different kind of race recently. He didn’t have any fancy cars this time. Instead, he drag-raced a Citroen Ami against a scooter, an e-bike, and two remote control cars. No prizes for guessing which one of these won, but this incredibly fun race will leave you in splits.
The Lucid Air Officially Takes Down The Tesla Model S To Become The ’Longest Range’ EV With An EPA-Rating Of 520 Miles!
Lucid Air came out all guns blazing and looked like the only serious threat to the Tesla Model S in all these years. It countered the Model S like-for-like in most of the features and specs. But, in one spec – that probably matters the most in EVs – it has killed the Tesla. I’m talking about the range. The Lucid Air was officially tested by the EPA and it managed to achieve a rating of 520 miles! This is 114 miles more than the Tesla Model S, which used to be the production car with the best range EV until now.
2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB
Mercedes had unveiled the EQB back at the Shanghai Auto Show earlier this year, but it brought it to Munich and displayed it at the IAA Mobility Show as well. The EQB is the second model after the EQA and will be offered as a five-seater with an option to equip the third row. It is loaded to the gills in terms of features and will be offered in two trims Stateside – the EQB 300 and the EQB 350. The crossover is expected to arrive in 2022 as a 2023 model.
Tug Of War: New Land Rover Defender vs Two Old Defenders
Land Rover introduced the new Defender two years ago around this time. While it seemed rugged and strong on paper and turned out to be a rather sweet package, a lot of purists didn’t find the old-school charm in it anymore, which wasn’t wrong. But, how does it compare to its predecessors in terms of pure strength? Mat Watson from Carwow decided to find the answer by pitting it against two yesteryear Land Rover Defenders in a tug of war. While one of them featured a diesel mill, the other was an electrified version. Which SUV do you think has the edge?
2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE
Mercedes-Benz was quite active at the 2021 IAA Mobility Show. It came up with five vehicles there, which included the AMG EQS, the EQG Concept, the EQB crossover, and the Maybach EQS SUV. Among this lot was also the EQE, an E-Class-based electric sedan. This baby EQS is loaded to the gills and seems like a sweet package at the onset. The only fly in the ointment is the availability of the single-motor setup, to begin with, but a dual-motor setup EQE and an AMG EQE will arrive in the future.
2022 Mercedes EQG Concept
Mercedes went on an electrification spree at the 2021 IAA Mobility Show in Munich, Germany. One of the cars unveiled here was the EQG, the EQ electric equivalent of the legendary G-Class SUV, or more popularly known as the G-Wagen. The off-roader is one of the most iconic models ever built and is still going strong despite its boxy and old-school demeanor. In fact, that is the one thing that’s still attracting purists.
The company showcased the EQG Concept that follows a similar path, but with a lot of new tech. This is said to be a near-production concept, so we can expect the real deal to be revealed by next year, perhaps.
Manhart Put A Grille On The Tesla Model 3 And It Looks Good
German tuning studio Manhart is mostly known for its tasteful modifications to various BMW models. For years, the tuning specialists have taken BMW vehicles and have enhanced their looks, as well as performance. In more recent times, the company has started branching out and we’ve seen their work on cars like the Lamborghini Urus and Land Rover Discovery. Apparently, they’ve decided that the Tesla Model 3 could use a grille, despite being an EV, and the results are interesting to say the least.
The Time Is Near: Death Is Coming for Volkswagen’s Manual Transmission
2021 CUPRA Tavascan Extreme E Concept
Who said electric cars can’t be fun, and most importantly, who said CUPRA is not going to survive? In fact it did survive, and is doing more than that: it is impressing the world with every car it unveils.
Its last creation - the Tavascan Extreme E Concept - is a 100% concept car built with off-roading in mind. It also offers a second glimpse to the CUPRA’s future Tavascan - or, the company’s second 100% electric model after the Born announced a few months ago. As a reminder, we got a first look at the Tavascan back in 2019 when a concept with the same name was revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Tesla Model S Plaid Top Speed Officially Uncovered
The Model S Plaid set a new record for the fastest production EV at the Nürburgring, snatching the record from Porsche. Elon Musk confirmed this on Twitter, but Tesla also uploaded a video of the run from Model S Plaid’s onboard camera. It seems like a pretty neat view of the action, but there’s something else that caught our attention – the top speed.
The driver managed to touch 269 kph, or 167.14 mph, in this run, which is the best the car has done to date.
Special Treatment? Italy Seeks Exemption From EU Engine Ban for Ferrari and Lamborghini
The European Union’s comprehensive ban on combustion engines is set to go into force in 2035, but the Italian government is hoping for an exception for supercar makers. Italy is trying to negotiate with the European Union and is seeking to protect supercar makers like Ferrari and Lamborghini from the planned phase-out of combustion engine vehicles altogether. According to a Bloomberg post, Italy wants to shield Ferrari and Lamborghini from this potential European Union ban on gas-powered engines.
It’s Official: Tesla Model S Plaid Has Broken The Porsche Taycan’s Nürburgring Record!!
The Tesla Model S Plaid has been spied at the Nürburgring numerous times in the past and the only logical explanation was it attempting to break the record for the fastest production EV. Now, the cat’s out of the bag. Elon Musk tweeted to confirm that the Model S Plaid has officially set a new record, dethroning the Porsche Taycan and beating its record by a margin of 12 seconds!
2023 Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+
Mercedes-Benz unveiled the EQS earlier this year. This electric S-Class equivalent came with a whole lot of impressive specs and features that put it right on top of the EQ hierarchy. To elevate it to the next level, the German automaker introduced the AMG variant of the EQS called the EQS 53 4MATIC+ that comes with a lot more power and a few other mechanical upgrades. While it’s still not Tesla Model S Plaid-level performance, specs like 750+ horses will surely pull a lot of potential customers.
2021 Volkswagen I.D. Life Concept
Recently unveiled by Volkswagen, The I.D. LIFE Concept is said to be the company’s first “people’s car” as an EV. The IAA 2021 in Munich has opened eyes around the world as there were quite a lot of unique cars, especially EVs. This compact crossover-type concept looks sick with unique design language both in exterior and interior and has quite a few interesting facts about it. Here’s a quick review as to what has been disclosed by Volkswagen in simpler words.
Ford Mustang Mach-E Police Concept Is The First Step To A Green Police Force
UK’s police force is going electric! After many enquiries from UK police forces, Ford developed a specially-built Mach-E concept car. it will be on display at the Emergency Services Show, at the NEC, Birmingham on 7-8 September, 2021.
The new concept car will be tested by the Metropolitan Police Force and police forces from Sussex, Surrey, South Wales, Dyfed Powys, Devon & Cornwall and Police Scotland forces.
2021 Smart Concept #1
Smart is one of those obscure automotive names that you don’t really pay much attention to. They are mostly known for their ForTwo model, which isn’t really worth mentioning, or the fun Smart Roadster, which could have been a great car if it wasn’t for the atrocious automated manual gearbox. Now, however, there might actually be a valid reason to talk about Smart, as they’ve introduced a funky sub-compact crossover at the IAA Munich auto show, called Concept #1.
2022 Renault Megane E-Tech
2022 Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne Makes World Debut In Munich
Hispano Suiza was a famous Spanish automaker at the beginning of the twenty century, but it disappeared from the market after it built its last car - the H6B "Xenia" - in 1938. Then, at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Hispano Suiza finally made a comeback after an absence of more than 70 years.
Its first car was of course the Carmen, with the Boulogne version firstly being announced at the virtual 2020 Geneva Motor Show. Now, with the first actual show really happening - the IAA Mobility 2021 - the Carmen Boulogne is finally making its world debut.
BMW i Vision Circular Concept Is A 100-Percent Recyclable City Car
BMW revealed a concept vehicle at the 2021 IAA Mobility Show in Munich called the i Vision Circular. This concept is a city car that looks quite cute and focuses on sustainability. Almost every company that makes EVs says its committed to using sustainable materials in its vehicles, but BMW has taken it to the next level. The i Vision Circular is composed of 100-percent recyclable materials! Don’t expect it to come out anytime soon because this is the German automaker’s vision what its compact EV would look like in the year 2040.
This Drag Race Shows That Your Best Bet Is A Tesla Model S Plaid If You Have A Cop Car On Your Ass!
Erik Strait from “DÆrik” uploaded a drag racing video on his YouTube channel. It includes the king of the drag strip, the Tesla Model S Plaid, going up against a Colorado State patrol car. We know which car wins, but it’s still fun to see the Plaid obliterate other cars on the drag strip.