Limited to 30-units worldwide, the BB3X8 Fuorilegge Development Program is basically a heavily modded Ferrari 328 by Casil Motors and Button. Featuring a bespoke kevlar carbon fiber widebody kit, an air suspension system, aftermarket Rotiform wheels, and a tuned 3.2-liter naturally aspirated V8, complete with Casil-made throttle bodies, boosting power output into the 400-horsepower range. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Lightyear, a pioneer in clean mobility, unveiled the world’s first long-range solar car today. It boasts a 450-mile range and a small battery that can be charged directly under sunlight, or with conventional charging stations. “Climate change is such a frightening development that it’s almost paralyzing. We decided to do the opposite; as engineers, we believed we could do something. Lightyear One represents an opportunity to change mobility for the better,” said Lex Hoefsloot, CEO and co-founder of Lightyear. Read more for another video and additional information.
U.K.-based Charge Automotive announced today that it will showcase its $381,000 Ford Mustang EV at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed in early July. Limited to just 499-units worldwide and based on the 1967 Mustang fastback, it boasts a 536-hp (400-kW) and 885 lb-ft of torque electric powertrain, enabling it to achieve a sub-4-second 0-to-60-mph time, and a top speed of 149 mph. A 64.0-kWh battery provides a claimed 200 miles of range, and its 50-kW DC offers fast charging. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
The Lamborghini Urus is already one of the (if not the) fastest luxury SUVs straight from the factory, but ABT Sportsline decided to take things to the next level. For starters, they’ve developed a new engine control unit increases power output to 710 hp and 671 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in just a mere 3.4 seconds. There’s also plenty of exterior mods to keep things stealthy on the road. Read more for additional pictures and information.
In the automotive world, setting a Nürburgring lap record is at the top of many lists, whether it be an automaker or enthusiast. The Volkswagen I.D. R has done just that by setting a new electric lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife by completing the 12.9-mile circuit in a blistering 6:05.336, smashing the time achieved by the Nio EP9 in 2017 by a whopping 40 seconds. Read more to watch the entire lap and for additional information.
Equatorial Guinea Vice President Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue had quite the hypercar collection, but due to his misuse of state funds, many are headed to auction later this year, hosted by Bonhams at the Bonmont Golf & Country Club in Switzerland. This collection is expected to bring in at least $13 million, and includes vehicles like a Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, a custom Koenigsegg One:1, yellow McLaren P1, and a bright blue Bugatti Veyron. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The original 1959 Corvette Stingray Racer Concept Car was a privately funded vehicle that formed a basis for the second (C2) generation Corvette Stingray. Automotive designer Dejan Hristov’s decided to give it a modern makeover for its 60th anniversary, complete with curved lines, a sculpted hood for better airflow, and a a rear-camera that beams footage to a screen on the car’s dashboard instead of a rear window. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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You read that right, yet another Tesla owner has been filmed asleep at the wheel with the Autopilot driving assist system activated on a busy highway. Filmed by Instagram user srm_flex, who goes by Shawn Miladinovich, was traveling down California’s Interstate 405 when he encountered this Model 3. Unfortunately, law enforcement didn’t quite catch up to the Tesla before they took the exit for Interstate 110. Read more to watch the incident.
Why bother with slow tanks, when you could be driving an Arquus Scarabée (Beetle) on the battlefield? This Volvo-owned company specializes in manufacturing battlefield-ready vehicles, and their latest model features two engines in the back (one electric / one diesel) that help propel the 6.6-ton vehicle to a top speed of 75mph. The coolest feature is probably its ability to drive sideways, since each of its wheels are powered. Read more for a video and additional information.
Nissan teamed up with Mackie’s of Scotland to create an all-electric ice cream truck concept of the future. Based on the e-NV200, it doesn’t require the 40 kWh battery to keep all the ingredients chilled, but rather uses Nissan’s ROAM portable power pack, made from the battery cells of earlier electric vehicles. Just two of these power packs (1.4 kWh) are enough to run the soft-serve machine, freezer drawer and drinks fridge. Once those power packs are drained, they can be recharged in approximately 1-hour using a 230V mains supply or 4-hours using the van’s built-in solar panel roof. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.