Forget electric scooters, the Squad Solar City Car is here, and it doesn’t even require a license to drive in some EU countries. Priced from $6533 USD, this solar electric vehicle (SEV) is powered by dual 2-kW in-wheel rear motors that produce a combined 5 hp and are good for a top speed of 28 mph, while its lithium-ion batteries boast a 62-mile range on a full charge.
A Google Android Auto update may be coming soon, and it’s set to add split-screen functionality that makes navigation even clearer. That’s right, the app is capable of automatically adapting to any screen size or shape with this new design, showing only the tiles that matter most. It appears to support up to three apps simultaneously regardless of screen size.
The 2023 Nissan Z Performance hits dealerships this summer, priced from $49,990 USD, and what better way to show how it performs than by pitting it against the Toyota Supra 3.0 and Ford Mustang Mach-1 in a drag racing showdown? That’s exactly what Hagerty did, and the results may surprise you, despite the Z Performance being powered by a twin-turbo 3.0L V6 generating 400 hp.
Can a Porsche 911 Turbo S hang with the Acura NSX Type S, C8 Corvette and Nissan GT-R NISMO in a drag racing showdown? Throttle House decided to find out by pitting them against each other in a drag and roll race. To start things off, the 992-generation 911 turbo S is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.8L flat-six engine making 640 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque.
ABB Robotics partnered with two world-renowned artists to create the first robot-painted art car in the world using the company’s PixelPaint technology. This allowed the team to recreate 8-year-old art prodigy Advait Kolarkar’s swirling, monochromatic design as well as Dubai-based digital design collective Illusorr’s tri-color geometrical patterns, without human intervention.
Galpin Auto Sports was commissioned to build a custom 7-Eleven Model 711 Ford Mustang, and fans will have a chance to win it through social media and by purchasing select items at stores. Based on a 2021 For Mustang, this vehicle has been wrapped in the familiar 7‑Eleven colors, complete with a custom-made OG To-Go Coffee Since 1964 air freshener that fills the cabin the the aroma of a fresh cup of Joe.
Photo credit: Alexis Poncelet
Automotive designer Alexis Poncelet’s Honda HR-X Del Sol concept pays tribute to its predecessor, and adds a few modern touches, notably the NVIDIA RTX graphics card-shaped cooling system out back. The original Honda CR-X Del Sol was produced from 1993-1998 and is a two-seater targa top, and this HR-X Del Sol concept boasts a similar design.
Hertz and Shelby American have teamed up to offer exclusive 2022 Shelby Mustang GT500-H models as rentals starting this summer at select locations. The Mustang Shelby GT500-H will be available in Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Miami, Orlando, Phoenix and Tampa, while the convertibles / fastbacks are set to hit Atlanta, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco as well as Tampa.
The Tesla Model 3 Performance, which starts at $57,940 USD, may not seem like a formidable opponent for the $230,000 Lamborghini Urus super SUV in a drag race, but CarWOW shows us why this isn’t the case. On paper, the Euro-spec Model 3 boasts 490 horsepower and 487 pound-feet of torque, while the Urus generates 641 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque.
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It’s almost guaranteed that nobody has ever heard of the 1977 AM Van concept from the American Motors Corporation, but it could be yours if you happen to win it at the RM Sotheby’s “Sand Lots” auction May 24 – June 1. Designed by Richard Teague, creator of the Jeep Cherokee, the vehicle boasted flared fenders, a deep, front air dam, large side pipes, and sporty wide wheels wrapped in meaty tires.