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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.
With Tesla set to unveil the Model Y next Thursday, what better way to kick things off early by staging a drag racing showdown with some of the fastest luxury sedans currently on the market, headlining things with the Model S P100D? That’s exactly what CarWow did, and the results may surprise you. Featuring the 640-horsepower Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door, 625-horsepower BMW M5 Competition and a 680-horsepower Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. Read more to see which vehicle came out on top.
Auto enthusiasts already know that the McLaren 720S is powered by the new M840T 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing 710 hp and 568 lb⋅ft of torque at 5,500 rpm, enabling it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in a mere 2.9 seconds. How does it fare against a custom all-electric Porsche 944? Not so well to say the least, thanks to dual 11-inch DC motors powering the rear wheels generating 980 hp and 1,500 lb-ft of torque. Read more for the video and additional in formation.
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The new BMW M5 Competition retains the same powertrain as the standard M5, but total power output has been increased to 617 hp at 6,000 rpm and 553 lb⋅ft of torque between 1,800–5,800 rpm, enabling it to accelerate from 0–62 mph in just 3.3-seconds. Is that enough to stand up to a 10-year-old modified Porsche 911 (997) Turbo S and a Litchfield-tuned Nissan GT-R? CarWow set out on quest to see who would come out on top in a drag racing showdown. Read more to see the victor.
Sleek and stylish, the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S now features the wider body adopted from the previous generation 911 Carrera 4 and GTS models. Its flat-six 3.0L twin-turbocharged engine generates 443 horsepower, with power being delivered by a new 8-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. All this power means it’s capable of hitting 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package, and tops out at a blistering 191 mph. Complementing the increase in engine performance, the PASM Sport Suspension boasts stiffer springs and sway bars as well as a 0.39 inch (10 mm) lower ride height. On the outside, significantly wider wheel housings arch over large 20-inch front wheels and 21-inch rear wheels while flush integration of the electric door handles extend outward when needed to keep a smooth side contour. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
Most already know that the Tesla Semi is an all-electric battery-powered Class 8 semi-trailer that will be headed to production in 2019, with a 500 mile range on a full charge. Using its new batteries, it would be capable of running 400 miles after an 80% charge in just 30-minutes using a solar-powered “Tesla Megacharger” charging station. This Porsche GT Vision Truck concept is all-electric and designed to transporting Le Mans race cars, but when the trailer is detached, it becomes a race truck. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Audi‘s new e-tron GT Concept has been officially unveiled at the LA Auto Show, and is a collaboration project between Audi Sport and Porsche. It’s based on the Porsche Taycan platform, has a 248-mile range on a single charge, and can be charged to 80% of its capacity in 20 minutes via its 800-volt system. The combined power output figure of 590hp enables the GT Vision to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in around 3.5 seconds, while topping out at an electronically limited 149 mph for EV range purposes. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
The 1,580-piece LEGO Technic 42096 Porsche 911 RSR has been officially unveiled, and it’s loaded with functional parts, including an authentic rear wing with ‘swan neck’ mounts, detailed cockpit, working differential, as well as an independent suspension. It measures 5-inches high, 19-inches long and 7-inches wide, while also offering realistic placement of the engine. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Supercar knockoffs are nothing new or special, but this is the first Pontiac Fiero-based Carrera GT replica that we’ve come across, as most are based on the Boxster. This seller from the UK is asking £12,995 ($16,770 USD), and unfortunately, does not sport a V12 engine, despite the badging, nor a 5.7-liter mid-mounted V10 generating 603 HP, like its authentic counterpart. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Porsche Design has partnered with Huawei yet again to bring you the all-new Mate 20 RS, which features a leather-clad black. There’s also two different configurations, with each featuring a Kirin 980 CPU, 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage, all running on Android P-based EMUI 9.0. Launching in November, the device will start at $1,954 and $2,415 for the top-of-the-line specification. Continue reading for another hands-on video, pictures and additional information.