The Lamborghini Urus is farily new, but even without an all-electric drivetrain, the SUV can hold its own against the Tesla Model X P100D. To prove this, DragTimes took these two vehicles to Palm Beach International Raceway and raced down the strip four times. Just to recap, the Urus is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 producing 641 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque, ated to an electro-hydraulically controlled 8-speed automatic transmission, enabling it to hit 62mph in just 3.6 seconds, while topping out at 190 mph. Read more for another showdown video, but this time adding in the Mercedes-AMG G63 and Range Rover Sport SVR to the mix.
It’s inevitable, a Back to the Future prequel, sequel, reboot, or whatever the movie studios decide, but what could possibly replace the iconic DeLorean DMC-12? The upcoming 2020 Tesla Roadster of course, and visual effects artist Jorge Garcia shows us why. Pre-orders of this next-generation Roadster first began in 2017, with a $50,000 USD deposit required. Here’s something you may not know. Tesla owners how participated in the referral promotion that received 55 confirmed referrals managed to obtain a 100% rebate toward a future Roadster purchase. Read more for another video and additional 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.
Electric-car startup Rivian is making a big splash at the 2018 LA Auto Show, starting with the R1T and now, the R1S all-electric SUV. Buyers will be able to choose from three battery-pack sizes: 180 kilowatt hours, 135 kWh, and 105 kWh. The largest of which offers 400 miles of range, while the 135 kWh and 105 kWh packs are powerful enough for 310 miles and 240 miles, respectively. The 180 kWh model boasts 700 horsepower and 826 pound-feet of torque, thanks to four electric motors located in each wheel, enabling it to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.0 seconds (3.2 seconds and 4.9 seconds for the 180 kWh and 105 kWh models), with all models electronically limited to a top speed of 125 mph. Read more for another video, 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.
Electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian has just unveiled the R1T Electric Adventure Vehicle, and it’s designed to go anywhere. With a range of up to 400+ miles, it’s capable of wading in 1-meter deep water, and the performance as well as the precise control of quad-motor AWD has been developed to help customers get out and explore. What sets this electric vehicle apart from others is its skateboard platform, which efficiently packages the battery pack, drive units, suspension, braking and thermal system all below the height of the wheel, leaving the space above for occupants and their gear. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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The ultra limited Bugatti Divo draws inspiration from the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic as well as the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept, and it’s not just a looker. It’s powered by a quad-turbocharged 8.0L W16 engine producing 1,479-horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 2.4-seconds. How would such a vehicle perform on a rally circuit? Well, if the automaker ever did make an off-road version, it might look something like the creation that you see above. Read more for additional unlikely rally cars.
The Boring Company is currently working on several high-speed underground transportation projects in Los Angeles, and they’ve just completed a 2-mile test tunnel located beneath SpaceX’s headquarters, as CEO Elon Musk shared a video on Twitter of its Godot boring machine breaking “through the other side.” This tunnel, dubbed the “Loop”, will be used as a proof of concept as well as a R&D testing site for the company’s future autonomous public transportation system, utilizing “electric skates” that carry up to 16 passengers at speeds of 125-150 miles per hour. Read More for the two videos he Tweeted and additional information.
Not only has Tesla added a Track Mode on all Performance versions of their Model 3s, but they also gave owners yet another way to unlock their car’s doors: either using a credit card-sized key, with their smartphones, and now, a $150 Model 3-shaped key fob – passive entry still works with a paired smartphone. Now for Track Mode, it basically actively manages the car’s stability to improve performance on racetracks or in autocross settings. Read more for another video and additional information.
Elon Musk’s The Boring Company has completed construction of its 2-mile-long test tunnel beneath Los Angeles. It was bbuilt to test the viability of an underground transport concept, and will be opened to the public on December 10, complete with complimentary rides. For those who haven’t been following the company, Musk was also given the green-light to build a Hyperloop system in the District of Columbia in Washington D.C. earlier this year. Continue reading to watch the full time-lapse walkthrough video that Elon Musk Tweeted earlier this week.