Resistance is Futile: McLaren Forced by Rivals to Enter the Electric Crossover Segment
SUVs and crossovers sales are sky rocketing. For example, in 2021 Porsche delivered a total of 300,000 examples of the Macan and Cayenne but only 38,644 examples of the iconic 911 sports car. For Lamborghini, the recently launched Urus is a hit with a total of 5,021 units sold in 2021 - almost double the sales of the Huracan. Also, for Aston Martin the DBX sales doubled in 2021, up to a total of 6,182 units - about half of all Aston Martin global sales in the same period.
In a world where everyone goes for big cars, trying to keep exclusivity over volume and profit is going to be very difficult, so McLaren will have no other option than to follow the trend.
The Technical Details Of the Everrati Ford GT40 EV Will Blow Your Mind
For those of you who might not know, Everrati is a British company specialized in converting iconic vintage cars into electric cars. In 2021, it joined forces with Superformance - a company based in Jupiter, Florida, and reengineered the legendary Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 race car. It was of course a zero-emission vehicle featuring a custom-designed electric drivetrain. Today, about one year later, we finally learn details about the supercar’s full specification figures.
You Could Go Months Without Charging The Lightyear 0 Electric Car
If you are an EV collector or someone who wants to try out new EV technologies at any price, there is good news for you. The Lightyear 0 is the world’s first production-spec solar-powered EV, with a range of about 388 miles. Interestingly, you can drive up to 21 miles daily in the summer months without even thinking of charging the battery thanks to solar panels. This long-range EV is a unique creation, but has been priced higher than many capable EVs and has changed a lot since you last saw it in 2019.
Ferrari’s Electrification Plans: Go Big or Go home
It is official; electric cars are here on everyone’s minds, and they are not going anywhere unless advancements are made in hydrogen, but that is not looking like it will happen anytime soon. The final sign of this fact is going to arrive on June 16 as Ferrari will give us all the nitty-gritty details of their step into the electric supercar and super-SUV market in a press briefing. The short story, however, is that Ferrari recently bought up land near their fabled Maranello factory with the plans to build a third production facility to focus on electric motors, EV batteries, and the development of future hybrid models.
Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport "Grand Prix" Edition Goes Live At Monaco
Bugatti is one of the most famous names in the automotive world. The beautiful Type 31 and successful Type 50 are some of the most expensive cars on the planet. Then there was a bit of a gap and the EB110 SuperSport debuted to be one of the fastest cars on Earth. Nearly a decade later the Veyron was the fastest car on Earth, now the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is the fastest car in the world. Now, there is a new version of the Chiron, known as the Chiron Pur Sport Grand Prix edition.
Olymp Is The New European Car Brand That Comes to Challenge Tesla and Volkswagen
While start-up manufacturers are an increasingly common sight in the modern-day automotive industry, those are usually limited to China and the US. A case in point is Chinese carmakers like Haval and Geely, which are starting to expand to other continents, or American start-ups like Rivian and Lucid, which follow in the footsteps of Tesla. Now, there is another start-up company that proves Europe still has something new to offer on the EV front. It’s called Olymp and, despite the name, it’s an Austrian company that wants to challenge the status quo.
Top 10 EVs With The Longest Range In 2022
EVs have dawned upon us and have become competent mainstream alternatives to cars with internal combustion engines in the last few years. While their performance was never in doubt, available range has led to some pretty extreme anxiety. The range was one of the major reasons why most folks were skeptical about switching to green cars. But, things are quite different now. Technology is getting better every single day and automakers are able to improve the range of cars like never before. Gone are the days when achieving even 400 miles of range was a distant dream. Today, cars like Lucid Air offer more than 500 miles of range and Tesla more than 400 miles. Concept cars like the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX claim to offer over 600 miles of range. It won’t be too long before that becomes a reality, too. For now, here is a list of EVs that offer the best range in 2022.
Fashion Designer Paul Smith Went Tree-Hugger Green on this Blue 1998 Mini Cooper
For those of you who are more into fashion than cars, Sir Paul Smith needs no presentation. For the rest, Paul Smith is a British fashion designer mainly specialized in men’s clothing. His relationship with Mini started back in 1999 and the relationship has continued very successfully ever since. Last year, he designed the Mini Strip - a simplified version of the famous hatch that has its debut at the 2021 IAA Motor Show.
This year, Sir Paul Smith is back with another cool creation. His new project is based on a 1998 Mini and was presented at the Salone Del Mobile 2022 in Milan. The model also pays tribute to the past and it is a reminder of the 1998 MINI Paul Smith Edition that is limited to 1,800 units.
Wiesmann May be Looking to Trade Unique Sports Cars for Electric SUVs
Ever since the early 2000s, there has been a market for modern cars that visually and audibly resemble and have the same flare as sports cars from yesteryear. Old British sports cars were at the heart of this as they were always a joy to drive, but were notoriously unreliable and a pain to live with daily. In fact, the whole point of the original Mazda Miata was to capture the magic of the lightweight British sports car without the constant overheating and oil leaks.
It’s Starting to Sound Like BMW M and ALPINA Are Going to Clash
For nearly six decades ALPINA has been an independent company building modified BMWs. They were usually similar to the in-house M models with more power and occasionally different suspension and handling setups. However, the ALPINAs were designed with a more luxurious attitude, forgoing all-out power and speed. Now, with BMW officially bringing Alpina under its roof, the ultimate driving machine may be taking more and more steps towards luxury and customer customization.
Ford’s EV Lineup Will be Radically Different
Ford CEO Jim Farley says the future EVs from the blue oval will not simply be electrified versions of current models. This means that the brand’s lineup will grow considerably, and it has even been said that fans of current models might not like the future electric models.
The Cupra UrbanRebel Concept the Epitome of what 3D Printing and Knitting can Accomplish
Seat’s standalone brand, Cupra, has big plans for the future: it aims to sell 500,000 units yearly and will launch three new electrified models by 2025. This will represent a huge jump for Cupra, when you consider that since its launch in 2018 it has only delivered 200,000 units. The three new models coming are the Terramar, Tavascan, and UrbanRebel. If the last name sounds familiar is because a concept with the same name was launched last year. Now, Cupra is back with a new version of the UrbanRebel with a closer to production body compared to the previous version.