Rimac Nevera, the world’s quickest electric car, has arrived at the Famoso Dragstrip in California for some epic testing with DragTimes. After a few teasers here and here, finally we can take a look at the full experience of this quad motor, 1.4 MW beast on the track. DragTimes takes us through the overview of
If you’d just spent over $1 million on a brand new Ferrari SF90 Stradale, you’d expect it to be treated with the utmost respect while being transported to you. However, that’s not what happened in Brazil recently. A video has just surfaced on social media that shows a yellow SF90 Stradale being unloaded by a
Ever wondered what a modern vehicle might be like with everything but the bare essentials stripped out? Mini recently teamed up with British fashion designer Paul Smith to explore just this concept as part of its efforts to improve the sustainability of its future cars—and many of the ideas they came up with have been
It wouldn’t be a Monterey Car Week if Bentley didn’t show us something extravagant and extremely expensive. So here it is: The Flying Spur Mulliner. This Flying Spur is just another version of the model, but any powertrain can be paired with the Mulliner spec. That means you can get the V8, W12 or the
Chargers mounted on streetlight or power poles could be a viable way to provide charging for urban dwellers who lack assigned parking spaces. Many cities have replaced their old-fashioned incandescent streetlights with LED lights, which use far less energy. This means that many circuits serving lampposts have extra energy capacity, which could be used to
At first, it looks like the stunt was done in a simulator. Leno explains that the stunt happened around Catalina Island, off the coast of Southern California. He wanted to surprise his friends onboard the plane, who apparently didn’t know that the plane has a hatch in its nose. Some news and tabloid reports are
The 2021 Ford Bronco launch hasn’t gone according to plan thanks to Covid-19, production issues, and now quality control issues. What a bucking mess. On Thursday Ford spokesperson Said Deep told Motor Authority Ford will “replace all molded-in color hardtop roofs on all 2-door and 4-door Bronco vehicles produced through August.” The color hardtop roofs,
Autoblog may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change. Car interiors are tough to keep clean, but it’s definitely easier with these helpful tips. The video above features AMMO’s Larry Kosilla as he goes through the step-by-step process for “properly” vacuuming your interior, addressing
LG Electronics and Magna International have established a joint venture to manufacture e-motors, inverters and on-board chargers. The new company, LG Magna e-Powertrain, will be headquartered in Incheon, South Korea, and is expected to have more than 1,000 employees in the US, South Korea and China. Powertrain development will be based on Magna’s electric powertrain
It’s pleasing to have an automaker really listen to their consumers and give them exactly what they wanted. Such has taken place in the Jeep brand as they have introduced a new 3-row Jeep Grand Cherokee L marking the fifth generation of an SUV that helped pioneer the ultra-popular segment that we know of today.
Aston Martin used 2021 Monterey Car Week currently underway in California to debut a new open-top version of its Valkyrie hypercar. Called the Valkyrie Spider, the new version features a removable roof panel whose installation neccessited the change from the gullwing doors of the regular Valkyrie to the butterfly doors you see here. The roof
You may have heard that Jay Leno recently bought a Model S Plaid, a car he’s really proud to own. But the Plaid isn’t the first Tesla to gain a permanent spot in Leno’s garage. In 2019, the former talk show host bought a brand-new Model S P90D, and he was very satisfied with the
The interior of the eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette is full of buttons and lights. One nobody was expecting to find, though, is a glowplug light. That’s right, a light associated with the startup procedure of a diesel engine can be seen just under the check engine light in the instrument cluster of a 2021 Corvette found by Redditor
Pininfarina’s Battista is nearing the end of its long journey toward production. The electric hypercar was first shown as a prototype at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show and at 2021 Monterey Car Week currently underway in California, Pininfarina rolled out a production-ready example for the first time. It isn’t just a static model, though.
The Pininfarina Battista is officially here in production form. Pininfarina released the first images and video of the production car today, tooling around Southern California roads ahead of it being displayed during Monterey Car Week. There are no additional specs or figures available beyond what has already been announced. The Battista will produce 1,900 horsepower
Keysight Technologies has announced a new test system for high-voltage battery packs (up to 1,500 volts). The Scienlab SL1700A Series uses silicon carbide (SiC) technology, which Keysight says will boost efficiency and energy recovery. The system gives users control of the climate chamber, conditioning of the device under test, and the battery management system. Analysis
America didn’t get the BMW E36 as a wagon, so this seller imported one from Germany. It’s powered by a 2.8-liter straight six and you get to row your own through a five-speed manual transmission. The seller lists a large number of things done to this car since it arrived in America. Among those changes
An upcoming electric version of the Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck will feature four-wheel steering and 24-inch wheels, Chevy revealed Wednesday in a short teaser video. Four-wheel steering has been around for awhile, and General Motors even used it on some pickup trucks in the early 2000s. Now, though, Chevy is teaming it with electric powertrains
This isn’t what we expected to see today, but one of our spy shooters just caught a Ford GT mule rolling around Allen Park, Michigan. We’d all but put the Ford GT off to the side at this point, as production was expected to wrap up shortly. There’s always the chance of a special edition-something
Sprint Power, a British firm that specializes in electrified propulsion systems, power electronics and battery systems, is leading a UK government-backed project that aims to demonstrate the suitability of wireless charging technology for fleet vehicles. Funding for the wireless charging project has been provided by Innovate UK, a public body designed to drive research and
Buying a used car can take a lot of time, especially when you have to travel from dealership to dealership looking for the right vehicle. Just because buying a used car can take a lot of time doesn’t mean that it should. In fact, you can buy the perfect used car without even leaving the
A 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa formerly owned by megastar Tom Cruise is up for sale on Bring a Trailer. The black-on-black 911 was purchased new by Cruise in April 1986, and he kept the car until February 1987, according to the listing. It then bounced around a few times before being purchased by its
Tesla notes in its “2020 Impact Report” that the Model 3 is the first electric car in history priced on par with its gas-powered equivalents. That’s before taking into consideration any regional subsidies and lower running costs. We must note that the company positions itself as a premium brand and, for the sake of comparison,
Toyota do Brazil is expanding a service that allows farmers to trade their crops for a brand new vehicle. Toyota Barter was first introduced as a pilot project from the Japanese automaker in 2019 and has now expanded to nine states across Brazil. The automaker says that 16 percent of its sales already come from
A 17-year gap between vehicle generations usually means that the nameplate was retired and is being revived, but the Nissan Frontier is the exception to that rule. Since the previous generation debuted in 2005, Nissan has continued to produce its mid-size pickup truck with only light modifications until it added a new V-6 for 2020.
The Senate passed a $550 billion infrastructure plan that would represent the biggest burst of spending on U.S. public works in decades, sending the legislation to the House where its fate is in the hands of the fractious Democratic caucus. The bipartisan 69-30 vote Tuesday marked a significant victory for President Joe Biden’s economic agenda.
Buses, especially school buses, represent a perfect use case for bidirectional charging. When the buses sit idle, they can earn money by providing demand response (DR) services for the local utility. This is one of the services that fleet charging specialist AMPLY Power provides, and as CEO Vic Shao told Charged in a recent interview,
At first I thought this dude had nerves of absolute steel: Graphic: YouTube …but then I realized it’s just a cardboard standee of (probably) the dude who played J. Jonah Jameson in the Spider-Man movies, since he’s also the Farmers Insurance spokesperson. I mean, what other bald guy standee are they likely to have? A
“The future starts with imagination,” Henrik Wenders, Head of the Audi Brand, said about the Audi Skysphere concept introduced on Tuesday during Monterey Car Week. A flight of fancy that previews the future of Audi design language, the Skysphere is an automotive Transformer with a variable wheelbase. In GT mode, it’s a long-wheelbase two-seat roadster that drives
Construction of the new Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project in Los Angeles. (LAT via Getty) WASHINGTON — The Senate has passed a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan ($550 billion in new spending) to rebuild roads and bridges, modernize public works systems and boost broadband internet, among other improvements to the nation’s infrastructure. The White