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Vision Mercedes Simplex Concept: The New Old

Vision Mercedes Simplex Concept: The New Old

A Retro Vision Concept by Mercedes

Commemorating the first vehicle with the Mercedes brand name, the manufacturer recently designed the Simplex Concept. The Vision Mercedes Simplex Concept is basically a remastering of something old. Originally, the initial Mercedes Simplex was available 118 years ago in 1901. Furthermore, the original vehicle sported a groundbreaking and radical front-engine, RWD, and radiator placement design. While this is taken for granted nowadays, back then, it was a masterpiece of future design. Finally, adding to the reasons this car was conceptualized, the original Simplex won races!

Vision Mercedes Simplex Concept - Front - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Vision Mercedes Simplex Concept – Front – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Could Retro Auto Make a Comeback?

Vision Mercedes Simplex Concept - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Vision Mercedes Simplex Concept – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

So, with the Mercedes Simplex Concept seen by the world, could retro automobiles make a comeback? Unfortunately, there is no absolute definite answer. But, the beauty and design of this car can make one wonder… would a modern market be willing to purchase? Sadly, Mercedes does not plan to product the Simplex Concept for the market. Maybe, with enough support by fans worldwide, one manufacturer may be willing to take the gamble. But, realistically, it’ll definitely require a lot of convincing and data. Either way, EuroDrift gives a +1 to the idea of this happening. It would be awesome to revive older designs with new technology.

Vision Mercedes Simplex Concept - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Vision Mercedes Simplex Concept – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Mercedes Showcases the Future of Auto Design

2019 Vision Mercedes Simplex – Mercedes-Benz Maybach Fans – YouTube

With the Mercedes Simplex Concept, the manufacturer is showcasing the future of auto design. While the old school, retro style may not hit the market soon, the tech will definitely show up as time continues as usual. Honestly, the Simplex Concept is a piece of art, or a sculpture, more than a car anyway. Displaying a rose-gold 3-D script display grill, leather hood straps, and an overnight bag for the trunk, this car is amazing. And, while the car has top of the line tech, it also has very “old school” design accents. So, who doesn’t want to tie down the hood with leather straps? Or store the groceries in the luggage that acts as a trunk? Either way, hopefully other manufacturers will make some cool concepts as well!

Vision Mercedes Simplex Concept - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Vision Mercedes Simplex Concept – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Lamborghini Sián FKP 37: Manufacturer’s 1st Hybrid Sports Car

Lamborghini Sián FKP 37: Manufacturer’s 1st Hybrid Sports Car

Lamborghini’s Hybrid Sports Car Venture

Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 - Front - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 – Front – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

On September 3, 2019, Lamborghini unveiled their newest model, the Sián, at the Frankfurt Auto Show! The Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 is a mid-engine hybrid sports car, a 1st for the manufacturer. But, it’s definitely not the first for their parent company, Volkswagen. Either way, this is a big step towards the upcoming EV future for the company. And, even though it’s a hybrid, it’s as close to a traditional Lambo as it could be. Why? That’s because this car boasts a V12 engine… so yea… it’s definitely still a Lamborghini at heart. Next, let’s take a dive into this stunning automobile as it is truly an Italian powerhouse.

6.5-Liter V12 + 48-Volt Electric Motor System

Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 - Front Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 – Front Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The Lamborhini Sián FKP 37 is an absolute monster of a hybrid sports car. On top on a 6.5-liter V12 engine, this car includes a 48-volt electric motor. Starting with the V12, this engine boasts 774 horsepower and 531 lb.-ft. of torque. Providing support, the electric motor provides an additional 34 horsepower and 28 lb.-ft. of torque. Confusingly, Lamborghini claims this hybrid has 819 horsepower, but the numbers on their site didn’t add up. Either way, it’s a ton of power for a hybrid!

Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Diving a bit more specifically, let’s take a look at the battery and performance numbers. The low voltage 48-V system includes a lithium-ion supercapacitor. This inclusion is 3x more powerful than a battery with the same weight. Being a low voltage setup, this allows current to reach up to 600 A. This power goes directly to the rear wheels, and braking inertia is used to recharge the capacitor. As per performance numbers, the Sián should be able to reach 60 mph in less than 2.8 seconds. Furthermore, it should reach a top speed of over 217 mph. That’s awesome!

A Deeper Discussion of Specifications

Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

With a carbon fiber monocoque and body, the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 is a lightweight masterpiece. On top, the roof includes electrochromic glass fixed on the monocoque. And, on the front, this car boasts a new electrically powered active aero system. Next, stepping underneath, the powertrain of the Sián is an AWD system with a 7-speed ISR (Independent Shifting Rods) gearbox. Finally, going back to the exterior, this car has 20” wheels on the front and 21” wheels on the rear.

Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The Lamborghini Sián boasts a push rod magneto rheologic active front and rear suspension. Furthermore, slowing down the tires are dual hydraulic circuit brakes with a vacuum booster. On the handling side, the car contains a LDS (Lamborghini Dynamic Steering) system with a variable ratio. And, don’t worry about safety! This car has front dual stage airbags with an adaptive passenger airbag. Continuing, this car also has side “head-thorax” airbags and knee airbags in select markets.

Ready to Drive the Hybrid Lamborghini Sián?

Check Out the New LAMBORGHINI SIAN! | FIRST LOOK – Shmee150

Overall, the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 is another engineering feat by the manufacturer. With all of this power and high-quality race-based engineering, this car will be a beast on the track. But, how much will it cost? How many will Lambo produce? Well, this car will reach a price of around $3.6 million USD. Time to start saving now! Secondly, Lamborghini aims to produce only 63 units of this car, so it is quite limited! So, even with the funds in hand, it will be difficult to order one of these cars. Regardless, Lambo does offer more reasonable options other such as the Aventador. In conclusion, Congrats to Lamborghini on their first hybrid – everyone will be waiting to see what’s next!

Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 - Rear Corner Stance - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 – Rear Corner Stance – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo vs. Turbo S Comparison

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo vs. Turbo S Comparison

Welcome to the 2020 Porsche EV!

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S - Front Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S – Front Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

For the 2020 model year, Porsche is planning to deliver the Taycan in two variants, the Turbo and the Turbo S. The Porsche Taycan Turbo begins at a base price of $150,900 whereas the Turbo S will begin at $185,000. So, to upgrade from Turbo to Turbo S, expect to spend an additional $34,100 before taxes. Although, there are incentives for purchasing EVs and going green. And, furthermore, with this Porsche, going green sounds good… real good! Now, let’s take a dive into the differences between these two models.

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Taycan Turbo vs. Turbo S Specs

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S - Side by Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S – Side by Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The Porsche Taycan Turbo and Turbo S differ in a few ways, and not so much in others, such as AWD. Firstly, the Turbo S has a carbon fiber trim that stands out. Secondly, the S sports carbon ceramic brakes with 21” wheels. Thirdly, and lastly, the Turbo S has a larger front motor. Both vehicles have a normal driving mode with 617 horsepower. But, in overboost mode, the Turbo hits 671 horsepower while the Turbo S reaches 751 horsepower. Yep… the Turbo S has 80 more horsepower where it counts… in overboost.

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S - Charging Port - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S – Charging Port – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Furthermore, the Turbo has 627 lb.-ft. of torque while the Turbo S boasts 774 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s almost 150 lb.-ft. difference… wow! Regardless of power, both cars max out around 162 mph top speed. So, let’s check those track times! The Taycan Turbo can reach 60 mph in only 3.2 seconds and finish a quarter mile in 11.1 seconds. On the other hand, the Turbo S hits 60 mph in only 2.6 seconds with a quarter mile time of 10.8 seconds. So, as expected, the Turbo S performs better on the track, or highway. Just think of it as an upgraded Mission E.

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Which 2020 Taycan Variant is Better?

FIRST LOOK: Porsche Taycan Turbo | Top Gear – YouTube

So, which Taycan is better? Obviously the Porsche Taycan Turbo S is the current crème of the crop. With a ton more horsepower and torque, this is no surprise… also an additional $34,100. Before concluding, let’s take a dive into the charging and mileage. Porsche claims the Taycan can go from 5 to 80% charge in only 22.5 minutes. This is due to a 350-kW 800-V DC setup. But, for the first year, Porsche will only offer 250-kW systems. On the mileage side, the Turbo will complete 237-280 miles per charge and the Turbo S roughly 241-256 miles. While the batteries provide most of the energy, this car also boasts regenerative brakes. Overall, the Taycan is an awesome car, regardless of which model makes it home to the garage.

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S - Rear - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S – Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Special Bugatti Chiron Sport Reaches 304 MPH on Test Track!

Special Bugatti Chiron Sport Reaches 304 MPH on Test Track!

A Custom Bugatti Chiron Sport Longtail

Special Bugatti Chiron Sport with Longtail - Front Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Special Bugatti Chiron Sport with Longtail – Front Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Recently, news headlines across all automotive sites, and even non-auto sites, are shining light on the Bugatti Chiron Sport’s recent accomplishment. What is this achievement? Well, the Bugatti Chiron was able to reach 304 mph! Yes, you read that correctly! On the Ehra-Lessien Test Track, Bugatti completed a one direction run with a custom Chiron. Why one direction? Nobody knows, but due to this, the car did not set the Guinness World Record… more on that below. Either way, reaching over 300 mph is a leap forward in the world of auto transportation!

Special Bugatti Chiron Sport with Longtail - Front Corner in Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Special Bugatti Chiron Sport with Longtail – Front Corner in Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Is 300 MPH Even Possible!? Yes… Yes, It Is.

Special Bugatti Chiron Sport with Longtail - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Special Bugatti Chiron Sport with Longtail – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

So, many people wonder… is 300 mph even possible!? The simple answer is… yes… yes, it is. The Chiron’s 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine boasts 1,500 horsepower and 1,180 lb.-ft. of torque. Beyond this, the record reaching Bugatti Chiron Sport has a few modifications. Firstly, there is a Dallara custom longtail body on this version. This extension equates to 10” longer than the base Chiron. Furthermore, this car sports a laser-controlled system for ride height. With these additions, the car was considered safe enough to make the run. But VW wasn’t willing to test the car anywhere else, or more than once. And, even worse, Bugatti will no longer attempt to set speed records for production cars as of recent news.

Special Bugatti Chiron Sport with Longtail - Rear Side Longtail View - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Special Bugatti Chiron Sport with Longtail – Rear Side Longtail View – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

So, Why No Guinness World Record?

Bugatti Chiron longtail hits 304 mph (490 kph) – MOTOR1 – YouTube

Finally, to conclude the article, why is there no Guinness World Record for this accomplishment? Well, the Guinness rules state that 2 attempts must be made, in both directions, and the average would be used for the record. Since the Chiron Sport didn’t make a second run, it couldn’t set a Guinness record. But it definitely set a record… nobody can deny that. Regardless of being in the book, or not. On the Ehra-Lessien Test Track, this Chiron reached exactly 304.773 mph (490.484 kph). Overall, this is an achievement by all means, so congratulations to Bugatti!

Special Bugatti Chiron Sport with Longtail - Celebrating 304 MPH - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Special Bugatti Chiron Sport with Longtail – Celebrating 304 MPH – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Volkswagen Tarok Concept: Teasing U.S. Buyers

Volkswagen Tarok Concept: Teasing U.S. Buyers

Is the U.S. Ready for a VW Pickup Truck?

Volkswagen Tarok Concept - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Volkswagen Tarok Concept – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

At the New York International Auto Show in 2019, VW debuted its second SUV at the show in history. This time, the Volkswagen Tarok Concept was on display. The purpose of this showcasing is to tease buyers in the U.S. From there, VW can decide if to bring the Tarok to the United States… or not. Currently, the Tarok is going to hit production for sales in South America. So, will the Tarok make it to the U.S.? Well, only time will tell. Is there demand for a German pickup truck? Probably… but is it enough?

Turbocharged 1.4-Liter Engine with 147 Horsepower

Volkswagen Tarok Concept - Trunk Extension - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Volkswagen Tarok Concept – Trunk Extension – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The Volkswagen Tarok Concept sports a turbocharged 1.4-liter engine that offers 147 horsepower. Backing this up is a 6-speed transmission and 4Motion AWD system. This is the same engine as seen in the VW Golf Hatchback. These specs may be a major mistake if joining the U.S. market is a goal. Many pickup trucks sold in the U.S. sport at minimum a V6, but preferably a V8. So, would U.S. buyers consider a 1.4-liter engine? Possibly. With the EV pickup truck battle taking place, smaller engine pickups may catch on… or not. Honestly, this is why the car was put on display as a concept, as nobody knows. Surely, VW will decide in the near future on this car’s production.

Volkswagen Tarok Concept - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Volkswagen Tarok Concept – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

How are the Tarok’s Towing Capabilities?

Volkswagen Tarok – nova picape média concorrente da Fiat Toro – www.car.blog.br –
YouTube

As with any pickup truck, it needs to be able to haul quite a bit of weight. So, VW was sure to reach for high expectations. The Tarok can handle 2,271 pounds with 73.2” in freight space. This is due to the foldable panel behind the rear seat. By adjusting the seat, the area in the truck bed can expand quite a bit. So, will the engine deter buyers, or will they embrace this vehicle? Truthfully, only time will tell.

Volkswagen Tarok Concept - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Volkswagen Tarok Concept – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB: “Spacious & Robust” Compact SUV

Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB: “Spacious & Robust” Compact SUV

What’s Better than the GLA? The GLB!

Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB - Overhead - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB – Overhead – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

At Auto Shanghai 2019, Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz made a concept debut to the public. The Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB is being marketed as a “spacious and robust” compact SUV. So… this may make some people wonder, why so many Benz SUVs? Well, the GLB is part of a long chain of high-quality German engineering by Benz to capture the SUV market. Prior to the GLB, Mercedes has sold 6 million SUVs to customers worldwide.

In 2018 alone, SUVs were the strongest segment of the manufacturer with 820,000 units sold. So, Mercedes is simply following a trend of popularity with their SUVs.

Turbo Four-Cylinder Engine with 221 Horsepower

Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Under the hood, the Concept GLB sports a 4-cylinder turbo engine. This motor boasts 221 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. For the size of this car, this is a reasonable amount of power. Especially, since there will most likely be an AMG version. But that is likely a year or 2 down the road. The amount of torque backs up the vehicle’s off-road style and vision.

Just as the GLA, this car will most likely have a speed and price aimed at the entry SUV market. But, it’ll probably be a bit more pricey than the GLA, and include enough seating space for 7 occupants. Furthermore, it should be cheaper than the GLC. Lastly, don’t forget about the larger GLE or GLS. Phew! Thinking about it, that’s a lot of dang SUVs!

Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Quality Tech with Hints of Off-Roading Capabilities

Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB: World Premiere | Trailer – Mercedes-Benz – YouTube

The Mercedes Concept GLB is a pretty awesome vehicle. To top off its SUV body styling, this vehicle also contains high quality Benz technology. Firstly, there are the MULTIBEAM LED headlamps on the frontend, giving it a very modern fascia. Next, there is the MBUX entertainment system, which is also called Mercedes-Benz User Experience. There’s also hints of off-road styling inside to complement the vehicle itself. Overall, the GLB seems like it will sell well on the worldwide market… it’s compact but serves a multi-purpose.

Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Mercedes-AMG S 65 Final Edition: Farewell to S-Class V12

Mercedes-AMG S 65 Final Edition: Farewell to S-Class V12

An Official Goodbye to the S-Class V12

After many, many years of the S-Class sporting a V12 option, it is time to say farewell. To close out the S-Class V12 era, Daimler is introducing the Mercedes-AMG S 65 Final Edition. This vehicle has a limit of 130 units that include a number badge. Furthermore, the car arrives with a styling Obsidian Black Metallic paintjob and a mix of carbon fiber and copper accents. The Final Edition made its debut at the Geneva Auto Show in 2019. Although this car is a tribute to the era of V12 S-Class vehicles, it signals the next design that is coming soon. The next-gen S-Class will probably boast similar power with a smaller, more efficient engine. Honestly, don’t be surprised to see a fully electric or hybrid version… but who knows?

6.5-Liter Twin-Turbo V12 with 621 Horsepower

Mercedes-AMG S 65 Final Edition - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Mercedes-AMG S 65 Final Edition – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The Mercedes-AMG S 65 Final Edition sports a 6.5-liter twin-turbo V12 engine. This motor boasts 612 horsepower and 738 lb.-ft. of torque. From 0 to 60 mph, this large luxury vehicle takes only 3.9 seconds. While this much power and speed sounds great, the 6.3-Liter V8 in the S63 sedan is actually faster. While the wild roar of the V12 will be missed by many, the power will not be gone. Actually, there will probably be more power, and more efficiency. So, that means the power will be more responsive and capable of performing with the crème of the crop.

Mercedes-AMG S 65 Final Edition - Rear Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Mercedes-AMG S 65 Final Edition – Rear Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Who Knew the Day of No V12 S-Class Would Come to Exist!?

2019 Mercedes S65 AMG – FINAL V12 S Class NEW Review Sound Exhaust Interior Exterior Infotainment – MercBenzKing – YouTube

Sadly, it is time for the 6.5-liter twin-turbo V12 to part ways from the S-Class. After so many years of such a beastly engine, it may take a moment for this to stick to the AMG V12 fans. But, don’t be afraid of the future! The future may not have gas guzzling V12s, but it has more speed, efficiency, and technology. So, while the roar may be gone, the car will be better… and faster! Between the special paint, the matte bronze accents, the 20” bronze wheels, and the AMG crest on the rear roof pillar, this car is stunning. Owning one of these cars would be amazing as it is truly a collectible masterpiece. Let’s finish this article off with a final statement. Thank you Mercedes-AMG for the V12 era and the hype surrounding this monster of engineering defeat.

Mercedes-AMG S 65 Final Edition - Rear - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Mercedes-AMG S 65 Final Edition – Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

White BMW Wagon Illegally Drives thru Washington State Mall

White BMW Wagon Illegally Drives thru Washington State Mall

Believe It or Not… It’s True!

Whether any reader believes this or not… it’s a true story! In Washington state, a white BMW wagon drove thru the Wenatchee Valley Mall around 6 PM on Thursday, May 8th. The driver, Francisco Samuel “Sam” Kehoe (age 31), initially parked outside of the mall. Then, sporadically, the driver enters the mall with the white BMW wagon and drives illegally through it. The car smashes through the mall doors, then maneuver its way around the employees, objects, and shoppers. After the ordeal, police arrest “Sam” and find a pair of empty syringes and a pack of meth in the vehicle. Obviously, this driver’s arrest is due to DUI, hit and run, and reckless endangerment charges. Don’t expect to see him back on the road anytime soon…

Insane Idea Inspired by Heroin and Meth

”I’ve been almost three decades of policing and I’ve lived here my whole life, but I’ve never known of someone crashing through the doors of a mall and going for a joyride.” – Officer Joe Hinkle of East Wenatchee, Washington Police (Interview with iFiberone News)

The entire idea of driving a white BMW wagon illegally into the Wenatchee Valley Mall was due to the use of heroin and meth. “Sam” admitted to using both heroin and meth prior to driving into the mall. So, that may be the reason he was seen outside in the first place. There is no fact at this moment, but the driver was probably using the drugs while sitting in the mall parking lot. But, either way, driving through a mall without permission is crazy. This isn’t like the guy in Saudi Arabia that paid to rent an entire mall to drive his Aston Martin around inside while shopping. That’s a whole different story… check it out here!

Yes, There’s Footage of This Crazy Story on YouTube!

Man Drives Through Wenatchee Valley all 2019-05-08

Overall, this entire scenario is something that most people don’t hear about in a lifetime. How often does a vehicle smash into the mall and go for a joyride? Not often. But, that is exactly what happened at the Wenatchee Valley Mall in Washington state. That white BMW (Pronounced “BMV“) wagon had no trouble plowing through glass doors and taking a journey through crowds of bewildered spectators. At least, as it seems, nobody was hurt during this crazy drug fueled decision-making process. On the other hand, damage to the mall will cost thousands and include replacing the door that was impacted during the cruise. The driver initially entered through a door by ROSS, as seen in the video, then also drove out the same way. Wow, this is one heck of story… right?

Wenatchee Valley Mall - Damage from White BMW Wagon Driving thru Doors for Joyride - NCWLIFE Channel - EuroDrift

Wenatchee Valley Mall – Damage from White BMW Wagon Driving thru Doors for Joyride – NCWLIFE Channel – EuroDrift

Lotus Type 130: The UK’s 1st All-Electric Supercar

Lotus Type 130: The UK’s 1st All-Electric Supercar

Lotus Ends 10-Year Hiatus with All-Electric Supercar

“Type 130 will be the most dynamically accomplished Lotus in our history.” – Lotus CEO Phil Popham

In the current decade, Lotus has been sitting by the sideline with no clear plans for a new vehicle. But, this changes with a new major announcement. The Lotus Type 130 will be the company’s 1st vehicle in the last decade. It will also be the United Kingdom’s 1st electric supercar. So, with this, not only does Lotus plan to break the 10-year hiatus, they also plan to be the first electric supercar from the U.K. The car made its debut at Auto Shanghai 2019 with an expected sale date in 2020. And, for those that don’t know, this will be the first car since the Geely buyout. Geely is a Chinese car manufacturer that also owns Lynk & Co. plus Volvo.

What Engine? How Much Power? Sadly, Not Enough Details!

So, after reading about the Lotus Type 130 all-electric supercar, a question lingers on… what engine and how much power? Well, currently, there’s enough information to elaborate on this topic. Obviously, being an all-electric vehicle (EV), this car should not have any combustion power at all. So, it will most likely sport multiple electric motors. These motors will most likely drive individual wheels, or the front and rear separately. This is the usual design for these types of vehicles. And, a battery compartment will be necessary, probably in the front or rear hood where space was previously in use by a gasoline motor.

Lotus Sets High Expectations for Upcoming Model

Introducing the Lotus Type 130 – Lotus Cars – YouTube

With the Lotus Type 130 all-electric supercar, the manufacturer sets a goal of high expectations. Being the first fully electric supercar from Britain is an accomplishment. Rolls-Royce may not be in the market, but Bentley definitely could be. Bentley builds some great luxury vehicles and will probably try to offer an electric Continental at some point. If not, they’re slacking on the upcoming decade of EVs. But, only time will tell, as not enough info is currently available. Overall, Lotus is coming back from their hiatus and people are looking forward to it!

Koenigsegg Crash Tests Sound Quite Expensive, But Necessary!

Koenigsegg Crash Tests Sound Quite Expensive, But Necessary!

Every Legal Street Car Must Pass Crash Test Analysis

In recent news, Koenigsegg crash tests are in the spotlight. Why? Because Koenigsegg, a hypercar manufacturer, builds a limited number of exclusive models at extremely steep prices. Hence, a crash test in itself can be a multi-million-dollar ordeal. So, how does a small manufacturer handle these extensive costs? Well, by using a one frame method for testing rather than building multiple fully functional vehicles. This will be the topic in the next section of the article.

About one week ago, the APEX ONE YouTube channel put up the video seen below discussing this exact issue. In the video, employees and even Christian von Koenigsegg himself speaks of the testing experience. Check it out below!

One Carbon Fiber Monocoque Frame for Testing Purposes

For testing purposes, Koenigsegg builds one carbon fiber monocoque frame. Then, the manufacturer adds on body panels, crumple zones, and subframes. These three components can be easily replaced, while the main frame would require a lot more funding and work. So, the goal for the company is to build a vehicle to withstand multiple Koenigsegg crash tests. Starting with drop-offs, head-on collisions into tires, and massive speed bumps, the car is pushed to its limit.

Just thinking about these tests can cause distress in any auto fan, especially for lowered vehicle drivers. And, furthermore, it’s difficult to imagine an Agera RS taking such a beating. Finally, the car undergoes more testing such as hammering, slamming, and even an airbag dummy test. Phew! Why must this beautiful car suffer!? For safety! That’s why!

Koenigsegg Hypercars are Legendary Automobiles

How To Crash A $2 Million Koenigsegg Hypercar – www.APEX.one – APEX ONE -YouTube

Overall, the Koenigsegg manufacturer builds legendary automobiles. Every single model is unique, limited, and worth a fortune. Owning a Koenigsegg is a car collector’s dream. And, knowing Koenigsegg crash tests ensure the car’s safety, it can be driven once a year for that weekend get together. As most people suspect, driving a multi-million-dollar car carries quite a steep insurance payment. Recently, Auto Insurance Center stated a Bugatti Veyron can run $50,000 a year for insurance. So, this car isn’t probably far off. Hence, most people probably don’t daily drive these cars. A fender bender could cost 6-digits, especially if the damage is extensive. Hands down, these cars are build for the track and tested to handle those conditions.

Warning: Watch the video below at your own discretion. The destruction of such a vehicle may cause nightmares.

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