The Fate of the Porsche 718 Draws Near As Porsche’s Decision Makers Weigh Options
After news that the fabled Porsche 918 Successor is delayed until at least 2025 because the technology isn’t there yet, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Porsche is on the fence about pushing the 718 Cayman and Boxster into EV territory too. The good news is that we’ll know in the next few months, but the bad news is it will still be a while before it actually happens if it happens at all.
MINI Cooper EV
After entering the world of electrification with the Mini Cooper SE a couple of years back, the automaker is now gearing up for its next adventure. The next-gen Mini Cooper EV was recently spied in Sweden during a winter test session. The upcoming Mini Copper EV is still at least a couple of years away, but it will play an important part in shaping the company’s future. The car was spied with heavy camouflage that barely gives anything away, but here’s what we’ve documented about it.
This Isn’t An All-Electric Porsche 356 A, But It’s Probably The Next Best Thing
Watt Electric Vehicles is not the most sonorous name in the EV industry but looking at its latest project, the company seems to have the potential to become a strong player in the EV restomod niche. The reason behind this statement is as cool as they come: a Porsche 356-inspired EV with a mid-mounted electric motor.
The Audi E-Tron GT Takes On A Formula E Racer In Epic Fashion
As motoring enthusiasts, we’ve all asked ourselves, how close can a road car get to a full-on racecar, in terms of acceleration? Nico Rosberg is here to answer this question, on his YouTube channel, together with the 2017 Formula E champion, Lucas Di Grassi. The venue of choice is the Audi Experience Center in Neuberg, Germany. The two racing drivers will put their reaction time to the test, with two amazing and extremely quick vehicles.
BMW i4 Partially Unveiled With 300-Mile Range, 500+ HP, 0-62 Time of 4 Seconds
Ford Mach-E Vs. A Rocket?
Ford Motor Company’s official YouTube channel recently came up with a very interesting way to boast about the Mach-E’s electric range. Ford’s EV has an EPA range of 300 miles (483 km). When you consider that just a decade ago, most EVs were struggling to squeeze 100 miles of electric range, Ford, like other carmakers, has come a long way.
2021 Porsche Taycan by Techart
Techart has been around since 1987 and quickly established itself as one of the go-to Porsche tuners. They had a particularly glamorous record between 2005 and 2012, giving us multiple visually-enhanced Porsche models, almost every year, throughout that period. Although their last project involved a mildly altered 991-generation 911, they came back full-force for this one. The new Taycan features many new elements, courtesy of the German tuner, and although it’s not over-the-top like something you’d expect from Mansory, it still is a significant upgrade over the already aggressive-looking super EV.
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV
With a barrage of mass-produced EVs hitting the scene lately, Chevy’s offering to the segment, the Bolt, was looking more and more expensive by the day. Paying over $40,000 for a small hatch didn’t make much sense when you could get a competent product like Tesla Model 3 for that money. So, for the 2022 model, the automaker introduced some new features and reduced the price by $5,000!
However, to not create a vacuum and let the competition capitalize on it, the Bowtie also introduced a bigger “SUV-like” product called the Bolt EUV. It is priced on par with the outgoing Bolt and happens to be the first Chevy product to be offered with Super Cruise. Is this going to be the next-big-thing for the automaker in the EV market?
2022 Mercedes-Benz EQE
Porsche’s Huge $83 Million Investment In Rimac Could Make For An Interesting Future
Porsche has raised its ownership stake in Rimac, going from owning a minority share of 15.5 percent to 24 percent. The deal cost Porsche €70 million, or around $83.2 million based on current exchange rates. This is the third time the German automaker has invested in its Croatian company. Back in 2018, Porsche secured a 10 percent minority stake in Rimac before that share grew to 15.5 percent in 2019. Other automakers have also bought into Rimac, specifically Hyundai and Kia. The two Korean brands invested €80 million, or around $95.1 million, as part of a technical partnership that would give birth to a pair of high-performance electric vehicles.
Porsche Could Build a Taycan Coupe, Convertible, and Sport Turismo
Porsche’s plans to build up the Taycan family could soon include a two-door, a convertible, and a low-slung version of the Cross Turismo. Company boss Stefan Weckbach revealed to Autocar that discussions are currently ongoing within Porsche to add body styles to the Taycan to complement the Taycan sports saloon and the Taycan Cross Turismo. No timetable has been set on when these models will arrive or whether they’re going to be green-lighted in the first place. Porsche has made clear its plans to have an 80 percent electric lineup by 2030.
Watch a Tesla Model Y Take On a Lamborghini Huracan Just Because
Even with its entry-level offerings, Tesla cars have obliterated high-end sports cars ruthlessly in the past. They offer the performance levels of a sports car and the practicality of an urban commuter. Take this video, for example. The folks at Hyperchange put the Lamborghini Huracan against a Model Y in a drag race and the results were much closer than expected.