The 2023 Lotus Eletre – All Fluff And No Substance?
29th March 2022. This date was supposed to go down in the books as one of the most important milestones in Lotus’ modern history. It was the day the company embraced the two evolving aspects – SUVs and electrification – of the auto industry and took its first step towards the same by debuting its first all-electric production SUV, the Eletre. Now, the company built up the hype for a very long time and revealed the product with fairly decent specs. But, given the competition, the time it took to roll out an SUV, and the fact that it called a 600-HP vehicle a “hyper SUV”, was the Eletre a disappointment?
Since When Are Big Screens a Mark of Luxury in Cars?
The leaps forward taken by technology in the past decade have brought us closer, literally, to screens. You’ve got one in your living room, one in your pocket, one on your desk, and most likely, you’ve got one inside your car, too. Almost every daily activity of the modern man - from work, to shopping, and then on to entertainment - involves a screen of sorts, be it from a smartphone, a TV, or a car’s infotainment system.
In recent years, the later has become a norm in almost every new car out there. Higher-echelon car brands in particular have been very eager to fit their cars with screens, especially of the larger, wide, or curbed variety. So we can only ask: are these big displays bleeding with top-notch graphics a mark of luxury in the automotive world?
Frank Stephenson’s Review of the Tesla Cybertruck Is What Reviews Are Meant to Be
Those of you that are familiar with Frank Stephenson’s ever-growing YouTube channel know the former designer’s blunt, straight-to-the-fact manner of giving the verdict on a particular design. Only this time around, he dissects the Tesla Cybertruck, one of the most polarizing cars to reach the public’s eye in recent times.
The Cybertruck was unveiled more than a year ago and in typical Musk fashion, it shook the internet then split it in two: those that loved the edgy pickup and those that loathed it. Care to know Franks’s Stephenson’s opinion?
Dodge Is Changing the Challenger and Charger Splitter Guards From Yellow to Pink
You could argue that the success behind Dodge’s current-generation Challenger (but also Charger) has a lot to do with the bulky, squarish muscle shape that you simply can’t go wrong with. There are owners, however, who thought the Challenger and the Charger needed a little design spicing… with splitter guards.
More precisely, a lot of owners choose not to remove those protective bits of plastic found on the cars’ splitters during delivery. And the fact that they’re painted in bright yellow makes them quite visible and in-your-face, standing out quite obnoxiously. We guess some people crave that sort of attention.
I watched 6 Underground on Netflix so you won’t have to [Spoiler Alert]
There’s blood bursting from what looks like a bullet wound and you can hear panicked voices just before a finger presses the Engine Stop-Start button and your speakers start to bleed out a mix of tire squeal and V-6 roar ready to spill over the streets of Florence, while someone is performing impromptu surgery in the back seat.
Welcome to Underground 6, Michael Bay’s latest movie, for which Netflix pulled out of its hat a budget of $150 million, Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese - aka the writers that gave us Deadpool - and the ever-charismatic Ryan Reynolds.
7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Buy a Lamborghini
Admit it. At some point in your gearhead life you’ve fantasized about owning a Lamborghini, be it the Miura, Countach, Diablo, Huracan, Murcielago or the hardcore Aventador SVJ. And chances are you haven’t given up on that dream. Heck, some of you might even own a Lambo or two as you read this, yet those who don’t are about to find out that there are reasons against the decision of buying a Lamborghini.
You read that right. Buying a Lamborghini is what dreams are made of and actually doing it sounds like the best decision ever, but in some cases, it might prove the opposite. So stick with us for some good reasons why you shouldn’t buy a Lamborghini.
BMW Trolled the Tesla Cybertruck Hard on Twitter
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related news as BMW decided to capture some attention on Twitter and channel it on one of its most spectacular products by throwing some shade at the Cybertruck.
As you know, BMW will sell you, on special request, the so-called X5 Protection VR6, a heavily armoured vehicle packing 530 horsepower and the ability to withstand gunfire coming from an AK-47. This sort of badassery allowed BMW to troll Tesla and Musk for the “armor” widows gaffe that took place during the pickup truck’s live reveal.
The 2019 Mazda CX-30 is Cool and All, But Why Isn’t it Called the CX-4?
WTF? Strange, Crazy, Amazing, and Downright Stupid Things at SEMA 2018
You can pretty much see anything and everything automotive related at the SEMA show. From pure-bred muscle cars, wild exotics, monster trucks, and full-on race cars. SEMA has something for everyone to love. On the other side of that spectrum, there is a lot that may not be to your taste. From the crazy awesome to the crazy clueless, here you can find a bit of each.
Pops’ Rants: Skoda Just Ruined the "RS" Badge
I really can’t remember when an automaker used the "RS" badge on a car for the first time, but I recall some Porsche and Alpine race cars from the 1950s and 1960s. You shouldn’t expect me to remember this kind of stuff anyway. Ya know, old people tend to forget a lot. Anyway, I specifically remember that RS-badged cars, be them road-legal or race-ready, have always been synonymous with performance. Well, Skoda just ruined that with the Kodiaq vRS.
Hello there! You’re probably asking yourselves where I’ve been lately. Well, it’s none of your business. But since you’re reading this, I just came here to tell you that I told you so! Oh, wait, that’s not very specific. I told you that the Nissan Leaf Nismo would suck. I did that in October 2017, when Nissan launched the concept car. Now it’s July 2018, and we have a production model that looks like the concept but sucks where it matters most.
Pops’ Rants: Your complaints about the new Chevrolet Blazer are invalid
Pops’ Rants: Nurburgring Records You Should Know About
Oh look, we have a new Nurburgring record for seven-seat SUVs. Nope, it’s not a super-fast benchmark set by BMW or Audi, companies that have actual performance seven-seat SUVs, but a boringly slow record set by... wait for it... Skoda. Yes, a company with limited global availability drove a diesel-powered, somewhat performance-oriented SUV on the ’Ring to set a record for a class that no one cares about. And it’s damn slow too at 9:29.84 minutes. I bet SUV enthusiasts will take the showrooms by storm to buy the 236-horsepower Kodiaq RS later this year.
BMW Screwed Up Big Time with the New X5
Hey, look, the brand-new BMW X5 is here! I know, it’s yesterday news, everyone has seen it. Well, I’m not exactly anxious to get up early in the morning so yeah, I’m usually late on the news. But here’s something no one appears to have noticed yet: the SUV’s trunk is now smaller. And not by a little bit, it’s significantly smaller, despite the X5 being slightly bigger.
Pops’ Rants: Tesla Should Change its Name to "Fix It Again Elon"
Last week I wrote a big rant about how the BMW M5 with the Competition Package is an abomination. I take that back. The new Rolls-Royce Cullinan is the supreme abomination. A luxurious, boxy abomination on wheels. And the perfect example of how to be lazy in the design process. Okay, I’m not taking that back actually, I still think that the M5 Competition Package is a useless piece of junk, and you should buy a proper sports car instead, but the Cullinan is my all-time favorite automotive abomination. Until Boeing builds an airplane-shaped SUV that is!
Pops’ Rants: The BMW M5 Competition Package Is a Useless Abomination
The BMW M5 is an abomination. There, I finally said it. If you’re a diehard fan, you can now have an aneurysm, take a deep breath, and continue reading. Or you can yell "you know nothing" and go complain on your crappy BMW forums. Because that’s what true BMW fans do. Either way, the M5 sucks, and I’m going to explain why because it’s way too hot outside to go for a bike ride.
Pops’ Rants: And the Award for the Worst Car Design of 2018 Goes to Mercedes-Maybach
I know we usually hand out awards for the best and worst of the auto industry at the end of the year, but I’m going to start early in 2018 and give Mercedes-Maybach a medal for the worst car design of the year. And the award goes to the Vision Ultimate Luxury, which made its debut among a handful of China-exclusive vehicles at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. Yes, it’s that ugly!
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Pops’ Rants: GM’s Decision to Fire Johan De Nysschen Might Have Been a Big Mistake
Cadillac just fired president Johan de Nysschen, four years after it brought him in from Infiniti to revive the luxury brand. The news made headlines all over the world and sparked debates on whether the brand will do better without de Nysschen. The consensus seems to be that he made a string of bad decisions and that Steve Carlisle might be the man who will make things right. Well, I disagree.
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