Tesla unveiled a new all-electric SUV, officially called the “Model Y,” on Thursday night, that seats seven, sports a a panoramic glass roof and boasts a 15″ touchscreen interface for accessing all of the vehicle’s controls. “It has the functionality of an SUV, but it will ride like a sports car. This thing will be really tight on corners and we expect it will be the safest midsize SUV in the world by far,” said CEO Elon Musk told the crowd. Read more for a test ride video and additional information.
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Self-driving vehicles use a host of sensors to perceive their surroundings, such as radar, Lidar, sonar, GPS, odometry and inertial measurement units, while advanced control systems interpret sensory information to identify appropriate navigation paths, as well as obstacles and relevant signage. It’s not too far-fetched to imagine supercars in the near future using these technologies for when a driver just wants to go for a ride around a track using the best possible racing line to prepare for a race, and what better way to do so than in the futuristic Porsche 357 concept. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Gumpert and Chinese electric startup Aiways have created a vehicle unlike any other currently on the market, called “Nathalie”. This vehicle is powered by four electric motors that use a hydrogen fuel cell stack with a methanol reformer, which splits the gas into carbon dioxide and then released into the air while hydrogen is funneled into the fuel cell. It’s reported to accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 2.5 seconds and top out at 186 mph. Read more for a track test video, additional pictures and information.
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You’re not looking at a real car (above), but rather a masterfully photographed toy vehicle by Hungarian photographer Benedek Lampert. That’s right, instead of using the actual Škoda car, he used only use 1:43-scale models. He tries to use as little Photoshop manipulation as possible by combining real elements with the diecast models, so each shot takes approximately 7-12 hours each to complete, though one particular shoot took 10-days to complete from beginning to end. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
Famous Japanese drifter Daigo Saito has unveiled his latest drift car, and it’s based on the 2020 Toyota GR Supra (A90). Instead of keeping the stock engine, he opted to swap out the BMW-sourced B58 engine for Toyota’s legendary 2JZ-GTE twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine pumping out an impressive 800 horsepower, perfect for any D1 Grand Prix or Formula Drift event. The brand new vehicle also received some aesthetic upgrades, including a custom widebody kit, a large rear wing, and a new front bumper. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Aston Martin’s fully electric Lagonda SUV borrows styling cues from superyachts, and this full-electric, all-terrain vehicle is set to launch in 2022. It sports a prominent boat-tail rear end with a slide-out ledge to allow passengers to sit outside and enjoy the views. Not just for show, this SUV boasts an autonomous mode that enable the front seats to swivel around and face the back. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
Flying cars are finally hitting the road, and all of them will need futuristic tires, like the Goodyear AERO. This is basically a two-in-one tire designed for the autonomous, flying cars of the future that works both as a tire for driving on the road and a “propeller” for flying through the sky. In other words, it serves as a drive train to transfer and absorb forces to and from the road in a traditional orientation and an aircraft propulsion system to provide lift in another orientation. With compatible vehicles, AERO gives future commuters the freedom to move seamlessly from the road to the sky. Read more for another video and additional information.
Spanish automotive company Hispano Suiza revealed “Carmen” at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, and it’s an all-electric supercar that you probably never knew existed. At 3,726-pounds, this supercar features dual electric motors, located in the 20-inch rear wheels, that generate a combined output of 1,005 horsepower, plenty of power to help it accelerate from 0-62 mph in under 3-seconds, while topping out at an electronically limited 155 mph. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information of this stunning 1938 Hispano Suiza H6C Dubonnet Xenia-inspired vehicle.
Mclaren is touting its new Senna GTR production model as “the quickest track McLaren outside of Formula 1,” and rightfully so. Limited to just 75-units which have all been spoken for at $1.4-million before taxes, it’s powered by a twin-turbo V8 producing 814 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, mated to a seven-speed Seamless Shift Gearbox (SSG) dual-clutch automatic. This vehicle weighs in at a mere 2,619-pounds, giving it a power-to-weight ratio of 684hp-per-tonne. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Tesla officially unveiled its third generation supercharger at a customer event Wednesday night in Fremont. Featuring a completely new architecture that makes use of a 1MW power cabinet supporting peak rates of up to 250kW per car. This means that you’ll be recover up to 75-miles of charge in 5-minutes on a Model 3 Long Range operating at peak efficiency, and charge at rates of up to 1,000 miles per hour. This cuts the time spent charging by an average of 50%, according to their test data. Read more for a video and additional information.