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Around 3-weeks ago Tesla quietly released a batch of tequila in lightning bottles, and they all sold out within a day. Each bottle is filled with 750 milliliters of 100 percent agave tequila produced by Nosotros Tequila. For comparison Nosotros Tequila’s mezcal is priced at $60, but in a regular bottle. Elon Musk did say that he’s thinking about just selling the lightning bolt bottle alone, without the liquor, since there are tough restrictions for shipping alcohol. Read more for an unboxing video and additional information.
Powered by the 488-sourced 3.0L twin-turbocharged V8 engine generating 700 horsepower, mated to a reinforced gearbox with a carbon fiber clutch, the limited edition Ferrari 488 GT Modificata is designed to be a track-only supercar. The modifications don’t stop there, as the revamped aerodynamic elements shift the vehicle’s pressure center forward, thus generating more downforce (2,204-pounds at 142 mph) up front without increasing drag. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
You’ve probably seen at least one replica vehicle from the Fast & Furious movie franchise, but what about twenty four of them in the same collection? Edmonton-based Jorge owns an auto shop somewhere in Alberta that contains movie accurate Fast & Furious replicas of the Toyota Supra, Nissan Skyline, Dodge Charger, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, and more. Even though some may look to be the actual vehicles they used in the films, they are all replicas, some modified from the ground up, while others already built. Read more for a video tour of the collection and additional information.
With the ability to travel 280 mpg, the Volkswagen XL1, a diesel-powered plug-in hybrid, is currently the world’s most fuel efficient car. It’s powered by a 0.8L two-cylinder diesel engine making 47 hp and 27 hp electric motor, for a combined output of 68 hp and 100 lb⋅ft of torque, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox sending power to the rear wheels. The production version boasts an all-electric range of 31-miles from the 5.5 kWh lithium-ion battery, while the 10-liter fuel tank is good for 250-miles of real world driving until the car needs to be refueled. Read more for two videos, including a test drive and an inside look.
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An Apple Car has been rumored for years, and this recently discovered patent just might confirm that they’re working on building one. To be more specific, patent describes a system that uses electrical current to detect cracks and other issues in glass. Sure, the iPhone, iPad and iMac all use glass, but the patent sketches show that it’s specifically for car windshields. It consists of a conductive film that sits between layers of glass. Read more to see the patent sketches and for additional information.
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Here’s one sports car that even auto enthusiast may not have known existed, the Lamborghini Jarama. Styled by famed Bertone designer Marcello Gandini, this vehicle is classified as a 2+2 grand tourer and was manufactured between 1970-1976. It was named after the fighting bulls bred in Spain’s Jarama river area and not the Jarama racing circuit near Madrid. At 3,200-pounds, it’s powered by the Islero-sourced 3.9L V12 engine generating 350 hp, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Read more for a video that provides an up-close look, additional pictures and information.
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The 2021 Audi E-Tron FE07 Formula E race car is sleeker and more efficient than ever, thanks to a new MGU05 motor-generator. This all-electric powertrain generates 335 horsepower that can be boosted to 382 horsepower in “attack mode,” which enables it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 2.88 seconds, while topping out at 149 mph. The engineering team achieved an overall efficiency of over 95 percent for the powertrain and the new MGU inverter unit has an efficiency of even more than 97 percent in all relevant driving conditions. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Naran Automotive is a new startup that hopes to hit the hypercar scene running, with the “Naran”. This GT3-inspired 2+2 hyper coupe is powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.0L V8 making 1,034 hp and 764 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to hit 60 mph in under 2.3-seconds, while topping out at over 230 mph. A race-derived double-wishbone suspension should easily be able to handle all that power, paired with adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars perfect for the track. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Limited to 630-units, the Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini draws inspiration from the Sian FKP 37 and most certainly looks the part. Featuring a green and gold livery that matches the Lamborghini revealed alongside it. complete with wheels modeled after the Sian FKP 37’s. Power comes from a 1262 cc Ducati Testastretta DVT engine generating 157 hp @ 9,500 rpm and 95 lb-ft of torque @ 7,500 rpm. When all this powered is combined into a sleek 485-pound package, you get a street rocket. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Limited to just 20-units worldwide, the ‘Les Légendes du Ciel’ (legends of the sky) costs $3.43-million USD and pays tribute to its racing drivers who were also airmen for the French Air Force. This hypercar is based on the Bugatti Chiron Sport and powered by a quad-turbocharged 8.0L W16 engine generating 1,479 hp and 1,180 lb-ft of torque, paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, enabling it to hit a top speed of 261 mph. Read more for additional pictures and information.