The Einride Pod has been undergoing road-testing since last year, and now, this autonomous, all-electric freight truck may be ready for the actual streets. No human driver inside the cabin is required, as it can operate completely autonomously while traveling between 80-110 miles per charge, transporting up to 18 pallets in back, with a maximum cargo weight of 16 tonnes. As for technology, the self-driving system consists of a freight management platform, electric cargo hauling and autonomous technology. Read more to see its record-setting run on the Top Gear test track.
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Top Gear is back at it again, and this time, they give us an up-close look at the new Ferrari Roma. They point out the similarities between the Roma’s nose, and the front of the Monza SP1 / SP2, mainly their prominent splitters. Another feature they share is the bar that separates each headlight into two sections. For those wondering, the Roma does have ultra cramped rear seats. Read more for the video and additional information.
Limited to just 150-units worldwide, the stunning Pininfarina Battista is powered by a 120 kWh battery pack supplied by Rimac Automobili with four individual motors located in each wheel, which produce a combined power output of 1,877 hp and 1,696 lb⋅ft of torque, enabling it to hit 60 mph in a mere 2-seconds. Featuring a lightweight carbon-fiber monocoque chassis with aluminium crash absorbers at the front and the rear and 21-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires. Its adjustable suspension system is tuned for maximum road comfort, while offering five driving modes that alter the power generated by the powertrain. Read more for the Top Gear video and additional information.
The Grand Tour host Richard Hammond, formerly part of the Top Gear crew, gets behind the wheel of Howe & Howe Technology’s Ripsaw EV2, which is touted as a “luxury high performance light weight go fast super tank.” It’s based on the fastest dual-tracked vehicle ever deployed, the unmanned Ripsaw MS1. Power comes from a diesel engine producing over 600 horsepower, while its plush interior offers leather seating and even a touchscreen entertainment system. Click here for the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of 9 gadgets that make cooking outdoors easy.
Top Gear’s Track-Tor is now the world’s fastest tractor, thanks to it being powered by a Chevy 5.7-liter V8 that generates 500-horsepower. Other features include: a large rear spoiler for extra downforce and an exterior coated with Lamborghini orange paint. After hitting 87.2 mph on the track it took home a Guinness World Record, as the previous title holder was a full 6 mph slower. Click here for the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including on of the ten most anticipated video games coming out this year.
The Volkswagen XL1 doesn’t look like a typical hybrid, with its Lambo-style doors and all, but the vehicle does make great use of its 27 horsepower electric motor paired with a 47 horsepower two-cylinder engine. With a zero to sixty time of 12.1 seconds, it can achieve 261 miles per gallon. Even with those numbers, the guys over at Top Gear Poland pit it against a Bugatti Veyron. Continue reading to see what happened.
The Lamborghini Pregunta was the result of a partnership with the Italian branch of the French Carrosserie Heuliez in 1998. It’s based on a modified Lamborghini Diablo chassis, running rear-wheel-drive (instead of the Diablo’s four-wheel-drive system) and is powered by a 530bhp V12 engine; good for a top speed of 207mph. Continue reading for a video of it racing a fighter jet and more information.
On the most recent episode of BBC’s Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson claimed that the McLaren P1 is a game-changing hypercar, and that it’s “a new chapter in the history of motoring.” It’s a limited production plug-in hybrid, with the entire production of 375 units selling out by November 2013. For those who were fortunate enough to buy directly from McLaren, the vehicle would have set you back a cool $1.15-million USD. Continue reading for the Top Gear segment.
Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson has been known to be the prankster of all of the show’s presenters, but this gig might take the cake. He takes the P50, currently the world’s smallest car, out onto England’s hectic A3 highway in the middle of traffic for a test drive. This four wheel, all-terrain P45 vehicle comes complete with turn signals, lights and a license plate to make it street legal. Continue reading for the video and more information.
While Lamborghini may not have officially released a pink Aventador model, Richard Hammond went the extra yard, with the help of the Rays of Sunshine charity, to make it a reality for Emilia Palmer, an 8-year-old suffering from a serious lung condition that requires her to be on oxygen. Continue reading for a video and more information.