BMW’s Return to The Big Grille Actually Dates Back to 1996 and This 7 Series Concept Proves It
The topic of BMW’s large kidney grille is still a much-debated one. The prolonged grille design is actually a design cue that dates back to the 1930s, with cars like the 1936 BMW 328. Now, the long kidney grills have made a return, with most of BMW’s current lineup proudly wearing it (or shamefully, depending on how you’re looking at it). However, BMW’s recent decision to bring back this grille design isn’t as recent as you may think. Back in 1996, Joji Nagashima – the exterior designer behind the E36 and E90 3 Series came up with an interesting concept that paved the way for the controversial E65 7er. It was called the ZBF 7er and was the first concept to bring back the long kidney grille.
Watch A Scania Skip Truck and A Scania Grab Truck Gang Up On A Volvo Pump Truck On A Drag Strip
The folks at Carwow organized a different type of race this time. They got hold of three big lorries (known as ‘Trucks’ Stateside, but we’ll stick to calling them lorries to avoid confusion) to compete against each other in a series of drag and rolling races, along with a brake test. They all do different kinds of stuff. One of them is a grab lorry, the other with a concrete pumping machine, and the final one a skip lorry. In the conventional races with cars, you can kind of guess which one is going to win. But, that’s not the case here and we don’t know which one to root for either!
Take a Nice Tour of the Koenigsegg Jesko Before Seeing It Exercise Its Grunt
Hypercars are at the top of the automotive food chain. They have the best drivetrains, the most advanced tech, and are the most capable. The Koenigsegg Jesko is one of the latest and best examples of that. And although most of us will not be able to afford one, we can at least watch in awe as Koenigsegg founder and CEO, Christian von Koenigsegg, gives us a tour around the pre-production Jesko before engaging in some spirited driving.
Watch An Audi RS7 Get Schooled By A BMW M5 CS On A Drag Strip
The Audi RS7 and the BMW M5 CS are both quick vehicles, but how they do fare against each other? Daniel Abt finds out the answer by pitting the two together in a drag race. While the Bimmer makes more horsepower, the Lord of the four rings produces a lot more torque. Both the Germans are powered by V-8s and feature an all-wheel-drive system. With similar specs, you’d expect them to have a close race. However, the M5 CS blows the RS7 out of the water. What do you think could be the reason for it – transmission, weight, tires, driver’s skill?
This New Trailer for Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown Will Get Your Adrenaline Pumping
Watch The Rimac Nevera Go For The Kill Against The Porsche Taycan And The BMW M5
Rimac unveiled the production form of C_Two concept last month. Christened with the name ‘Nevera’, this electric hypercar debuted with jaw-dropping specs. Stuff like 1,900 horses from a quad-motor setup, 0-60 mph in 1.85 seconds, etc. were the best for any production car. It came with a heavy price tag, too, costing around $2.5 million after currency conversion.
A car with these specs can’t be a match to any production car (Tesla Model S Plaid being the closest, but not better), but the folks at Carwow still decided to pit it against two German sprint runners – the Porsche Taycan Turbo S and the BMW M5 Competition. Do you think either of them can walk out of this race with any shred of dignity left?
A Remote Control Car Steps Up Against The Invincible Model S Plaid... And Defeats It!
The folks at ‘That Racing Channel’ laid their hands on the new Tesla Model S Plaid. We’ve seen the quickest production EV in action many times, but it still manages to surprise us every single time. The Model S Plaid has slaughtered the GT-R on a drag strip in the past, and a slightly tweaked version has made short work of the Pikes Peak recently. All this made the Tesla Model S look invincible, but the car seems to finally its kryptonite. No, it’s not a high-end supercar or a new ’Performance’ (pun intended) EV; it’s a remote control car! Sounds insane, doesn’t it?
Does The Audi Q7 V-12 Have Enough Oomph To Beat The Torquey-Audi E-Tron?
We’ve been seeing Teslas extirpate internal combustion-engined for the longest time. With the Model S Plaid, it has gotten as brutal as it can get. EVs have surely set the bar high and cars sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in over six seconds are considered slow, but that doesn’t necessarily mean all EVs are performance machines. The Audi e-Tron Sportback, is one of them. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not slow by any means, but it’s not quick like most of the Teslas either.
So, to have a fairly competitive race, the folks at Carwow pit the Audi e-Tron Sportback 55 against an Audi Q7 V-12 for a series of drag and rolling races. Can a mighty V-12 beat two electric motors?
Does The Tesla Model S Stand Any Chance Against An F1 Car On A Drag Strip?
Tesla cars have been putting fuel-powered supercars and sports cars to shame in straight-line races for many years now. With the introduction of the Model S Plaid, Tesla took it to the next level. Before the Model S Plaid, the Model S Performance was the epitome of speed and agility. We know how it takes on the likes of Ferraris and Porsches, but how will it perform against an F1 car? The folks at Driven decided to test and it actually made for an interesting encounter.
Chrysler Isn’t Dead Yet, and This New Production-Ready EV Concept Proves It
There was something for everyone at Stellentis’ Electric Vehicle Day last week. Be it the electric Ram or the Jeep Grand Cherokee plug-in hybrid, not to mention a Dodge electric muscle car. However, the company did not forget Chrysler, whose illustrious past is little more than a shadow of what it used to be.
Genesis G70 3.3T vs Infiniti Q50 RedSport - The Drag Race You Never Knew You Wanted to See
If you are currently on the market for a performance sedan, you have a lot of options. So much so that it’s almost impossible to choose unless you favor a specific brand. With this in mind, sometimes what can tip the scales in favor of one car is performance. YouTube channel Sam CarLegion helps simplify things with a series of drag races. This time it’s the new Genesis G70 3.3t versus the Infiniti Q50 RedSport. The two cars go head to head in eight drag races, and the results are quite different and intriguing.
Lamborghini Countach - Celebrating Its 50-Year Anniversary
Lamborghini, as a carmaker, had an interesting start. We won’t go into the details, as we are sure most of you are familiar with Lamborghini’s automotive history. What you may have forgotten is that, in 1971, one of the most significant cars Lamborghini has ever made came out, and now, it’s celebrating its 50th anniversary. Sant’Agata Bolognese has launched a series of four videos on its social media channels. Every Monday, a video will commemorate the mid-engine supercar, by featuring inspirational personalities, involved in its development. The first one features the designer himself – Marcelo Gandini.