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Tesla Semi Has A 500-Mile Range And Hits 60MPH In 5 Seconds 17
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, Elon Musk, featured, Tesla, Tesla Semi, Top 5, Trucks on 11 17th, 2017


Tesla has officially unveiled its long-awaited Semi, and as expected, company chief executive Elon Musk is touting it as the future of trucking.

First, the most important number of them all. 500 miles. According to Tesla, that is the official range of the Tesla Semi under highway conditions when it is towing its full 80,000 lbs load. When fully loaded, the semi will reach 60 mph (96 km/h) in 20 seconds, far quicker than any diesel semi-truck on the market. Remove the trailer and it’ll reach the same mark in five seconds.

Making the Tesla Semi so brisk off the line are the four independent electric motors, driving the four wheels at the rear.

Another interesting thing about the Tesla Semi is that Musk says it will be impossible for the vehicle to jackknife. In order to avoid this, the Semi will use its independent rear wheels to dynamically adjust torque to ensure a jackknife never occurs.

Unsurprisingly, every Tesla Semi sold will come with Enhanced Autopilot as standard. Consequently, the Semi will include automatic lane keep assist and autonomous braking.

Despite being the brand’s first attempt at a truck, the Tesla Semi will allegedly be incredibly reliable. In fact, the automaker will guarantee that it will not break down in the first million miles. Owners will also benefit from the brand’s new Megachargers, powerful chargers which can add up to 400 miles of range in just 30 minutes.

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Tesla Shocks Us With New 2020 Roadster, Does 0-60 In 1.9 Sec! 17
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, featured, new cars, Reports, Tesla, Tesla Roadster, Top 5 on 11 17th, 2017


Tesla has used the unveiling of its long-awaited Semi to shock the world and unveil the second-generation Roadster, a car which will be the sportiest vehicle every created by the electric automaker.

Elon Musk has been promising a new Roadster for a number of years and has just announced that it has arrived. Like the original, it is a sleek two-door but unlike its predecessor, is totally bespoke and adopts a seriously sexy design.

Incredibly, the base second-generation Tesla Roadster will reportedly reach 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 1.9 seconds and reach 100 mph (160 km/h) in a mere 4.2 seconds. What’s more, it will run down the quarter mile in 8.9 seconds thanks to a 200-kWh battery pack and apparently hit over 250 mph.

According to Musk, the new Tesla Roadster has a 620-mile range and despite what the images may suggest, it does have four seats, however, the rear seats are exceptionally small.

From a design standpoint, the new Roadster is a dramatic departure from any other Tesla before it. The front end is characterized by a pair of slim LED headlights and typical Tesla curved body panels, while the rear looks more like a radical concept car than anything remotely close to a production model. Among the most intriguing design elements are wafer-thin taillights and an aggressive diffuser.

During his speech announcing the second-generation Tesla Roadster, Musk said he wants it to serve as the final nail in the coffin for ICE vehicles, hence why such lofty performance targets have been set. If they’re all achieved, it could very well represent the future of performance cars.

Unsurprisingly, the second-gen Tesla Roadster will be more expensive than its predecessor. In fact, the base price will start at $200,000 with a $50,000 reservation required. For true die-hard Tesla enthusiasts, a Roadster Founders Series will be available, starting at $250,000.

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2019 Mercedes G-Class Interior Leaked: High-Tech But Still Not Afraid To Get Dirty 13
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in featured, mercedes, Mercedes G-Class, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops, Top 5 on 11 13th, 2017


A series of photos showing the new dashboard of the 2019 G-Class before the official reveal went online, revealing what’s changed.

If you followed our previous scoops on the new G-Class, then the changes should come as no surprise. The new dashboard does a good job at integrating Mercedes’ latest wide-display tech without altering too much the character of the interior which doesn’t try to hide its utilitarian roots as displayed by the grab handle in front of the passenger and its sober lines.

Replacing an icon isn’t that easy but Mercedes appears to have figured out how to give the world a new G-Class, without messing too much with the ingredients that made it so popular in the first place.

The images come courtesy of Dutch Autoweek. The 2019 G-Class will come with modern switchgear known from other models in the range while adopting circular air-vents. The three switches for locking the corresponding differentials remain between the two central air-vents and the new three-spoke steering wheel is the same one fitted in the latest S-Class.

And while the dummy display model features classic analog gauges for the driver, it’s almost certain that future G-Class customers will be offered a digital option as well, same with those offered in other models.

The new generation G-Class is expected to look largely unchanged from the current model but the update is much more significant under the skin. Mercedes has given the 2019 G-Class not only a wider ladder chassis and a new independent suspension for better road manners but adaptive dampers as well.

The model’s new electrical architecture also means that the G-Class will come with a full range of the latest assistance systems that not only increase safety and comfort but also make it a lot more competent when the asphalt stops.

As for when we’ll finally see the new G-Class being revealed, the latest reports talk about Mercedes debuting its new cult off-roader at the Detroit Motor Show this January.

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2019 Corvette ZR1 Unveiled With 755 HP, 210+ MPH Top Speed 12
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Chevrolet, Corvette, Dubai Motor Show, featured, new cars, Top 5 on 11 12th, 2017


Chevrolet has unveiled the highly-anticipated 2019 Corvette ZR1.

Billed as the fastest and most powerful Corvette ever created, the ZR1 features a supercharged 6.2-liter LT5 V8 engine that produces 755 hp (563 kW) and 715 lb-ft (968 Nm) of torque. It can be paired to either a seven-speed manual or an optional eight-speed automatic transmission. Chevrolet didn’t go into specifics but confirmed the model has a top speed in excess of 210 mph (337 km/h).

In order to hit these impressive speeds, the car has been equipped with an all-new front fascia and a “downforce-enhancing front underwing.” The model also features a unique carbon-fiber “halo” hood and four new radiators.

Two different aerodynamic styling packages will be available and the standard “Low Wing” variant is designed to deliver the highest top speed. It enables the ZR1 to generate up to 70 percent more downforce than the Z06’s base aero package.

The optional ZTK Performance Package goes even further as it adds a front splitter and an adjustable “High Wing” that provides an estimated 950 pounds (430 kg) of downforce. The package also includes Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 summer tires, chassis modifications, and a retuned Magnetic Ride Control system that promises to deliver even greater cornering grip.

Speaking of options, Chevrolet will offer a Sebring Orange Design Package that includes a Sebring Orange exterior with orange brake calipers and orange accents. The package also includes orange seat belts, orange contrast stitching, and bronze aluminum interior trim.

The interior can also be equipped with an assortment of other options including heated and ventilated Napa leather upholstery, a carbon fiber rimmed steering wheel, a Bose premium audio system, and a Performance Data Recorder.

The 2019 Corvette ZR1 will go on sale next spring and pricing will be announced closer to launch.

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Jeep Gets Into The Halloween Spirit, Treats Us To The 2018 Wrangler 1
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in featured, Jeep, Jeep Wrangler, LA Auto Show, Top 5 on 11 1st, 2017


Jeep has released the first pictures of the highly-anticipated 2018 Wrangler.
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2019 Audi A7 Sportback Is A Lot Newer And Techier Than It Looks 19
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in audi, Audi A7, featured, Galleries, new cars, Top 5 on 10 19th, 2017


Following a short teaser campaign, Audi has taken the wraps off the new A7 Sportback.
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First Drive: 2018 Honda Accord Goes Turbo, Improves On An Already Good Thing 2
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in featured, First Drive, honda, Honda Accord, reviews, Top 5 on 10 2nd, 2017


The Honda Accord is one of the best selling sedans in the United States and the company recently pulled the wraps off an all-new model. Eager to find out how it stacks up, we traveled to Bretton Woods, New Hampshire for a test drive.
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Volvo Accidentally Reveals 2018 XC40 SUV! 15
Sep
Posted by John Halas in featured, LA Auto Show, new cars, Scoops, Top 5, video, VOLVO, Volvo Scoops, Volvo XC40 on 09 15th, 2017


We were only supposed to catch a brief glimpse of the 2018 XC40 through a teaser trailer we showed you earlier today, ahead of a full introduction on September 21, but apparently, Volvo Hungary lost the memo.
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Volvo Accidentally Reveals 2018 XC40 SUV! 15
Sep
Posted by John Halas in featured, LA Auto Show, new cars, Scoops, Top 5, video, VOLVO, Volvo Scoops, Volvo XC40 on 09 15th, 2017


We were only supposed to catch a brief glimpse of the 2018 XC40 through a teaser trailer we showed you earlier today, ahead of a full introduction on September 21, but apparently, Volvo Hungary lost the memo.
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Mercedes AMG Debuts 1000HP Project One: The King Has Arrived 11
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in concepts, Daimler, featured, Hybrids, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG Project One, Mercedes Concept, Mercedes Videos, Top 5, video on 09 11th, 2017


After a long period of teasing and playing with shadows, the new Mercedes AMG Project finally made its world debut as the world’s first road legal car with a Formula 1 powertrain.
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BMW Accidentally Outs The i5 Ahead Of Frankfurt 7
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW i5, BMW Scoops, Electric Vehicles, featured, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Scoops, Top 5, Video. BMW Videos on 09 7th, 2017


BMW CEO Harald Krüger recently confirmed the company would preview the i5 at the Frankfurt Motor Show and the company's German press site has accidentally let the cat out of the bag.
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New BMW X7 iPerformance Concept – This Is It! 6
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW Concepts, BMW Scoops, BMW X7, concept, featured, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Hybrids, Top 5 on 09 6th, 2017


BMW promised to unveil something pretty big at the Frankfurt Motor Show and they weren't kidding as the company will introduce the new X7 iPerformance concept.
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New Bentley Continental GT Wants To Be The King Of Grand Tourers 29
Aug
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Bentley, Bentley Continental, Bentley Videos, featured, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Galleries, new cars, Top 5, video on 08 29th, 2017


Bentley pulled the wraps off the all-new Continental GT finally, revealing all the details on its new Grand Tourer that aims to conquer the luxury segment.
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2018 BMW M5 Officially Unveiled With AWD And 600 HP 21
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW M5, BMW Videos, featured, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, new cars, Top 5, video on 08 21st, 2017


BMW has officially unveiled the 2018 M5, ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month.
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