Polestar Says Its Collaboration With Koenigsegg Isn’t What You Expected
If you got all excited about a possible collaboration between Koenigsegg and Polestar, like we did yesterday, it’s time to calm down because they’re not working on a state-of-the-art vehicle together. According to Polestar, the teasers the two brands shared on social media are just for a promotional video for the Gemera and the Precept concept.
Can the Koenigsegg Gemera and the Polestar Precept Concept Morph Into an Awesome Electric Supercar?
Koenigsegg took the supercar world by storm in early 2020 with the Gemera, a four-seat grand tourer with a hybrid drivetrain that generates up to 1,700 horsepower. Around the same time, Polestar, Volvo’s performance division, unveiled the Precept, a fully electric sports sedan that previews at least one production model.
What do these companies have in common? Not much apart from the fact that both are from Sweden, but their latest Instagram posts suggest they might be working together on a car project.
Ford’s Alliance With Volkswagen Means the Next Ford EV Will Be a Badge-Engineered ID4 Crossover
The Ford-Volkswagen alliance has been brewing for a couple of years now. Things started looking stale in between, but it looks like everything is getting back on track.
According to Ford Authority, the alliance between the two automakers is expected to be finalized by the end of June. Also, the German automaker’s board has approved several projects, one of which is a new Ford electric vehicle that will be underpinned by Volkswagen’s MEB platform. Do you think it will be a badge-engineered ID.4 crossover?
The 2024 BMW M5 Will Be Proof That Electric M Models Are Possible or Will It?
BMW’s first run in electrification didn’t yield good results. The ‘i’ series didn’t succeed the way BMW would’ve wanted it to and instead of making a mark as one of the early adopters of electrification, it is now remembered for being not very successful. However, the company is working hard on it and the two upcoming products – the i4 and the iNEXT – look promising.
To keep the momentum going, BMW has taken a bold step. According to U.K.’s Car Magazine, the next-gen “G60” M5, set to debut in 2023, will most likely be the first M vehicle to be electrified. The car will also churn out four-digit horsepower figures!
Alfa Romeo Will Follow the Tonale PHEV with a Compact Electric SUV in 2022
A lot of rejigging is expected to happen in Alfa Romeo’s lineup moving forward. The company is focusing and restructuring its portfolio to get back into the spotlight. The Italian brand has said that it plans to have just four models in the near future. Three of those include the Giulia, the Stelvio, the newly-launched Tonale PHEV, and a product that is yet to be announced. There isn’t a lot known about this mysterious fourth product, but Autocar reports that it will be the smallest SUV in the lineup and also the brand’s first EV.
Tesla Slashes Prices For Model S, Model 3, and Model X
Tesla has reduced the prices of its three most popular models in what seems to be an attempt to revive demand and sales. Riding on the back of a fairly successful quarter, Tesla is looking to repeat the feat at a time when many automakers are even struggling to break even.
The electric automaker has lowered the price of the Model 3 by $2,000, the Model S and Model X by $5,000. The Model Y doesn’t get a price cut, which makes sense considering it’s a newly-launched product.
This Dacia Sentry Rendering Envisions An Unlikely Porsche Taycan Fighter
While Dacia is indeed planning to go electric, it will do so with a crossover-y model heavily inspired by the Spring concept car. So it goes without saying that a fully-blown, out-and-out performance EV wearing the Dacia badge is out of the question. But one can dream, right?
Apex Aims to Launch an "Affordable" EV Once the AP-0 Hypercar Launches
Almost every EV startup’s first vehicle is a supercar. Once better sense prevails, they move on to building mass-market, affordable vehicles. Is it a marketing strategy to create a strong impression in the minds of the customers? Perhaps. Tesla has done it, so has Fisker, and Rivian almost followed the same suit.
The latest electric automaker to take this route is U.K.-based Apex. The company debuted its first vehicle called the AP-O concept in London a couple of months back, but it plans to build an affordable EV once the AP-O is launched. Going by the history of the companies that adopted the same trend, we’ll probably have to wait for a few years.
Jeep’s Design Boss Just Made a Bold Statement About a Wrangler EV - Do You Agree?
Electric vehicles are taking over the automotive market and there’s not much we can do about it. It started with hatches and sedans, but the transition is trickling down to hardcore off-roaders as well. We’ve already heard the news about an electric Jeep Wrangler.
So far, all we knew was that FCA is considering one and it will come down the line. It was bound to happen anyway. Now, however, Jeep’s design chief has ascertained that it will be better than the current ICE-powered Wrangler. Does this mean that the current Wrangler has reached its saturation point and there’s no scope for further improvement until an electric powertrain is plonked in?
This Must-See Porsche Taycan Review Also Takes You on an Autobahn Cruise
The Porsche Taycan is an electric monster and sits right with the top guns when you talk about EVs. However, it has two major problems. The sky-high price and the laughable range.
Porsche recently said that it doesn’t consider Tesla as its rival. This sounded like a justification because it couldn’t match the latter’s battery range, but Porsche is right in some sense. But despite all this, there’s no denying that the Taycan is one heck of a performer. German YouTube channel Autogefühl managed to get its hands on the Taycan 4S and provided an in-depth review of the good, the bad, and the ugly. As a bonus, you even get to see it cruise on the Autobahn!
Elon Musk and Jay Leno Cruising in the Tesla Cybertruck Is Painfully Blissful
Back in January, the Cybertruck was spotted with two big names from the automotive industry seated in it. Tesla CEO Elon Musk was riding shotgun in the Cybertruck that was driven by Jay Leno. The drive was for a segment of Jay Leno’s Garage’s latest season, which premiered on May 20, 2020. A short video showing them cruising in the Cybertruck was uploaded on Instagram back then, but now we have a trailer that shows us what to expect from this episode.
How Do You Feel About A Tesla Model 3 Convertible?
It was only a matter of time before the Model 3 went under the knife. As is the case with all popular vehicles, aftermarket companies lay their hands on them and try to give a twist in their own ways. We’ve seen the Tesla Model 3 being experimented on in the past, but we haven’t seen anything like this before. Newport Convertible Engineering has laid its hands on the electric car and converted it into a drop-top model. Do you like it?
The Porsche Ice Force Pro Experience is more than proving grounds for would-be Porsche drivers. Unlike most “Experiences” that Porsche offers all over the world, Ice Force Pro is different, in part because it’s located 110 miles north of the Arctic Circle in a place called Levi, Finland. The 76-acre plot of frozen awesomeness lets you test your driving and drifting skills in the snow.
Even better, it lets you do it in a range of Porsche models, ranging from the 911 Carrera 4S, 911 GT3, and yes, the all-electric Taycan. Carfection recently took a trip to Ice Force Pro — just before the global quarantine shut almost everything down — to see what it’s like to drive and drift these Porsche models — specifically the Taycan — with studded tires, in an environment that’s as white as cotton.
GM Just Revealed a Removable Roof For the Hummer EV That Doesn’t Exist
May 20, 2020. This was the day GM was supposed to reveal the exciting new 2022 Hummer electric pickup truck. But, courtesy of the pandemic, the launch is inevitably delayed. However, GM decided to tease enthusiasts and reveal a key detail that just made the Hummer a lot more desirable.
The automaker released a short video clip that shows the Hummer electric pickup truck with the roof panels removed. Well, didn’t see that one coming, did you?
Tesla Model S Performance With The ’Cheetah Stance’ Sets A New Quarter-Mile Record
Tesla updated its Launch Mode recently and even introduced the ‘Cheetah Stance’ on the Model S and the Model X. The company sent out over-the-air updates for the same, but before it could be tested widely in the real world, the pandemic brought everything to a halt.
Now that things are slowly opening up, we have the first result in. A Model S Performance set a new quarter-mile record thanks to this update. The car in question completed the sprint in 10.45 seconds. How cool is that?
Tesla Might Build the Cybertruck in "The Land of Pickup Trucks"
An Electric Dragster Has Finally Broken the 200-MPH Barrier
Electric cars are the future or, at the very least, part of the future, whether we like it or not, so all of us at TopSpeed get properly excited when we hear of an EV that managed to break any sort of speed or acceleration record because, let’s face it, that’s way cooler than hearing about which EV can boast with a 400-mile range.
Now, the talk of the town is Current Technology’s insane 1,950 horsepower electric dragster, the first of its kind to surpass the 200 mph barrier.