Audi R8 V10 Decennium – Front Corner Driver Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
Recently, Audi made a major debut of the R8 V10 Decennium at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. This car is a celebration of 10 years with the 5.2 FSI V10 engine. The initial reveal of this motor was back on December 8 of 2008. Furthermore, the official debut was during the Detroit Auto Show, or North American International Auto Show, in January of 2009. Since then, the motor is seen in R8 models as well as even in Lamborghinis. Obviously, the R8 V10 Decennium is a collector vehicle. To back this up, this model has a limit of 222 units. If buying a Decennium is a goal, expect to pay over $250,000.
Audi R8 V10 Decennium – Engine Bay – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
Under the rear hood, the R8 V10 Decennium sports a 5.2-liter FSI V10 engine. This motor boats 620 horsepower and 428 lb.-ft. of torque. This allows the R8 Decennium to reach 62 mph in only 3.1 seconds. Furthermore, as per the top end, this car can reach 206 mph. And, for those that don’t know, FSI stands for “Fuel Stratified Injection”. As with most modern vehicles, this car will have the dual-clutch transmission. In combo, the engine and transmission perform phenomenally. This car is truly a dedication to an amazing Audi engine.
Audi R8 V10 Decennium – Door Design – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
Amazing Design & Styling!
2020 Audi R8 Decennium – Interior And Exterior Walkaround – 2019 Geneva Motor Show
While the manufacturer pictures show the Daytona Gray paintjob, the Audi R8 Decennium has many color options. These include: Ascari Blue, Floret Silver, Kemora Gray, Mythos Black, and Suzuka Gray. To complement the exterior, the car sports a bronze intake manifold as well as bronze 20” alloy wheels. Moreover, the car has many gloss black accents including the front spoiler, rear diffuser, and side sills. All of these design elements create an amazing look for this car. As these cars reach the buyers, pictures of different color combos will debut. Then, a decision can be made on the best color scheme for this car! Overall, the Decennium is another amazing V10 vehicle by Audi.
Audi R8 V10 Decennium – Rear Corner Driver Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
Koenigsegg Jesko – Front – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, quite a few phenomenal feats of engineering made their debut. Koenigsegg absolutely did not sit out on the sidelines. During the event, the Jesko was a shining star of the show. The Jesko is the successor to the Agera as the new ultimate performance vehicle. Koenigsegg declares this to be a “megacar”, taking auto engineering to the next level. As a megacar, this vehicle is capable of reaching around 300 mph. Obviously, this is dependent on the car’s abilities to handle these forces.
Koenigsegg Jesko – Top – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
Traveling over 200 mph puts a ton of strain on the vehicle and its components. So, taking that a step further, will require even stronger parts. Hopefully, Koenigsegg will release a video of the Jesko accomplishing this goal. Furthermore, the Jesko was not the most powerful vehicle at the show. The Ferrari Pininfarina Battista boats a whopping 1,900 horsepower via an electrical motor setup. So, in the end, the Battista will most likely not be capable of reaching similar top speed. But, it does show where the future of automobiles are heading into the 2020s.
To no surprise, the Koenigsegg Jesko sports a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. This motor produces 1,280 horsepower on standard fuel. Furthermore, it can reach 1,600 horsepower on E85 biofuel. Wow! Working in combo with a 9-speed Koenigsegg Light Speed Transmission (LST), this car is fast as lightning. The 0 to 60 mph time with this much power should be under 3 seconds. From there, the car should steadily climb up to the 200 mph range. On the final stretch, if the parts allow, it could most likely reach 300 mph. Unfortunately, tires with these capabilities are yet to be seen – but will be available one day. Obviously, with time, engineering only improves – so reaching 300 mph may be a dream today, but a norm tomorrow.
Koenigsegg Jesko – Debuts at Geneva Motor Show 2019 – Koenigsegg – YouTube
During the next 5-10 years, hypercar manufacturers are going to move into the megacar realm. Just as beforehand, the supercar led to the megacar, and the sports car led to the supercar. And, before life knows it, megacars will be an expectation at auto shows worldwide. The Koenigsegg Jesko is one of the biggest leaps in design since the reveal of hypercars. Reaching 300 mph is no joke, nor something that shall be seen lightly. Obviously, trying to do this on the road is a terrible idea. But, under the right conditions, this car can “shine bright like a diamond”. Overall, the Jesko is a powerhouse ready to set auto records for the beginning of the megacar era.
Ferrari Pininfarina Battista – Front Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari made a debut of its own. This reveal was equivalent to the cherry on top of an ice cream sundae. The Ferrari Pininfarina Battista is a fully electric hypercar at $2.3 million USD. With the debut of the Bugatti La Voiture Noire at the same show, the Pininfarina is a jab at their unveiling. With over 400 more horsepower, this fully electric Ferrari is basically the company’s way of showing off. No offense to the competitors, but wow. Who would’ve expected such an amazing EV Ferrari? This was always a consideration but felt more like a rumor. Now, it’s as true as true could ever be.
Ferrari Pininfarina Battista – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
Four Electric Motors with 1,873 Horsepower
Ferrari Pininfarina Battista – Four Electric Motors – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
The Ferrari Pininfarina Battista doesn’t sport the usual mid-engine Ferrari V8. This time, the company takes it a major step forward. Rather than a combustion engine, this car contains four electric motors. These motors are capable of producing 1,873 horsepower. Furthermore, with zero emissions! Wow, that is quite the accomplishment. Ferrari is shaping a pathway for the future. Although there’s nothing wrong with a Ferrari V8, it was time for the company to venture forward. With this setup, Ferrari is preparing well for the upcoming majority EV era. Combustion engines are amazing feats of engineering, but everything comes to an end.
Ferrari Pininfarina Battista – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
Ferrari Pininfarina Battista – Top Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
So, is the Ferrari Pininfarina Battista worth $2.3 million? Yes! While the MSRP says so, this car is probably worth it. This car has an amazingly stylish exterior with a powerhouse EV setup. How could one go wrong? Electric motors deliver instantaneous power, so there’s no more delays on the throttle! This car will surely hit 60 mph in most likely under 3 seconds. The plan for the company is to release the model in the 2020 year. Depending on the release period, it may be a 2020 or 2021 model. Pininfarina came through with another phenomenal design. Overall, the Battista is an amazing accomplishment and deserves the utmost respect.
At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Bugatti made one of its biggest debuts to date. The Bugatti La Voiture Noire stunned the crowd as a single model limited edition. At $18.9 million USD after taxes, this car is quite amazing. The Noire is one-off vehicle inspired by Jean Bugatti’s legendary 57SC Atlantic. Unfortunately, the 57SC Atlantic went missing during the pre-WWII era. Regardless, this Bugatti is an absolute masterpiece that remembers a historic model.
1,500 Horsepower W16 Engine
Bugatti La Voiture Noire – Front Corner – Manufacture Picture – EuroDrift
To no surprise, the Bugatti La Voiture Noire packs some major power. Under the “hood”, is a 1,500 horsepower W16 engine. More figures are yet to be known, but this engine is an absolute powerhouse. This has been quite the year at Geneva as the Noire isn’t the only 1,000+ horsepower reveal. But, this has also been seen as somewhat controversial. Why? Because many people wonder why these vehicles are not fully electric, or at least hybrid. But, to each their own!
Bugatti La Voiture Noire – Side – Manufacture Picture – EuroDrift
Sometimes, a car needs to pay homage to its heritage and stick more traditional. The Noire is a great example of why. With only one model on the street, the emissions will probably be less than a cow produces. Especially, with the minimal time it’ll actually see the road. But, obviously, EVs are and will be the future. There is no exception to this rule. It’s better to start adapting now rather than when it’s too late…
Wow! $6.4 Million USD in Taxes!
€16.7m BUGATTI LA VOITURE NOIRE – World’s Most Expensive New Car! – Shmee150 – YouTube
As with every luxury good, there are taxes on Bugatti models. At these prices, obviously it’s not cheap. With a MSRP of $12.5 million USD, taxes alone skyrockets the price to $18.9 million USD. What? Why? How!? Yep, that is no joke. A whopping total of $6.4 million USD in taxes. With that money, the owner could buy a Divo, which comes in slightly under $6 million USD. Or, maybe two Chiron models at slightly under $3 million per unit. Either way, whomever buys this car is paying as much in taxes for this one vehicle as 610 average families in the U.S.. So, in the end, having money doesn’t really mean tax exemption. But, there’s no reason to dive into a dispute!
Bugatti La Voiture Noire with 57SC Atlantic – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
Over the next decade, many manufacturers intend to increase EV production tenfold. Companies such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and even supercar manufacturers are following the trend. Why? Because it leads to faster, more efficient vehicles. While being friendly to the environment, these cars perform better than the predecessors. This may not be something that motorheads want to hear, but it’s true. The electrical engine provides instantaneous power and a ton of torque. This is why Tesla has such fast vehicles, faster than many sports and supercars on the market for a margin the price. So, aiming towards Porsche – will the Taycan convert Porsche to design more EVs? Well, in all honesty… probably.
Basic Facts About the Stunning Taycan
Porsche Mission E – Side with Open Doors – IAA 2015 – Wikimedia – EuroDrift
Initially, the Porsche Taycan was known as the “Mission E” during the concept phase. To understand better, Taycan stands for “lively young horse” in the Eurasian language. On the other hand, this car is a fully electric 4-seater sports sedan. Between two permanent magnet synchronous motors (PSMs), this car produces over 600 horsepower. With a 800-Volt charging system, this car won’t take too long to fill up. From 0 to 60 mph, this car takes around 3.5 seconds. It may not be as fast as the best Tesla sedan, but close enough. Overall, the Taycan is an amazing leap forward in Porsche technology.
Demand for the Taycan is Insane!
Soul, electrified. – The Porsche Taycan is coming. – Porsche – YouTube
Due to the strong demand in the market, Porsche is moving up the Taycan production to over 20,000 units per year. Yes, that is read correctly. This car is taking the market by storm with tons and tons of reservations. Although it is quite expensive at $130,000, it is possible to obtain tax incentives due to buying or leasing an electric vehicle. This amounts for up to $7,500, but there’s no guarantee – so contact an accountant for more info! Due to the popularity of this model, don’t be surprised to see an electric Boxster, Cayenne, Cayman, Macan, or 911 at this point. Although the 911 breathes via an amazing 6-cylinder engine, an EV version would be a beast. Imagine this much power within a tinier sports car. It would probably reach 60 mph in closer to 3 seconds without a doubt. In conclusion, the Taycan is extremely popular and will lead Porsche to reconsider the EV pathway.
Recently, a spike in hitting the drive-thru in style is occurring worldwide. Firstly, there was the McLaren P1 GTR at McDonald’s. Now, there is the Koenigsegg Regera at In-N-Out Burger. YouTube channel Whitesse JR has a video displaying this unique event including the time beforehand. To make this even crazier, Christian Von Koenigsegg is at the wheel himself!
The Regera is a limited production plug-in hybrid sports car. The initial unveil was at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. As per a fun fact, Regera means “to reign” or “to rule” in Swedish. With over 1,500 horsepower, this car does rule the road. Now, let’s dive a bit deeper into the Regera!
The Beastly Regera Sports Car
Discussing horsepower, the Koenigsegg Regera is a beast. With over 1,500 horsepower, this car boasts around 700 electrical horsepower and 664 lb.-ft. of torque. The rest is from its powerhouse twin-turbo V8 engine. The electrical power is possible thanks to the support of a 4.5-kWh 800-V flooded liquid cooled battery. Obviously, this sports car is no joke. Furthermore, the 2018 Regera has an estimated MSRP of $2,000,000. Wow! Imagine driving a vehicle worth as much as a 5,000 plus square foot house with enhancements. Furthermore, in the In-N-Out drive-thru. Overall, the Regera is truly a stunning collector’s vehicle.
In-N-Out Drive Through With a Koenigsegg Regera! – Whitesse JR – YouTube
Well, the main fact of the story is that a Koenigsegg Regera driven by Mr. Koenigsegg himself drove-thru In-N-Out. But, it’s time for the most important part of the story. What did Christian Von Koenigsegg order? Well… unfortunately, just two milkshakes. What!? How did he not step it up and grub down on a 4×4, aka Quad Quad, from the Not-So-Secret menu? Or, even just a Double-Double? Either way, the Regera is an amazing sports car. Hence, it is an honor to witness one absolutely anywhere.
Note: The featured image is the YouTube thumbnail from Whitesse JR‘s video.
In the 1980s, Lamborghini produced the Jalpa in the city of Bolognese in Italy. At a limitation of 410 units, this car is quite rare today. The Lamborghini Jalpa is a 2-door Targa with a transverse mid-engine and RWD. Under Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A, this car had its debut at the 1981 Geneva Motor Show. Before the Jalpa, there is the Lamborghini Silhouette. Afterwards, the company began production of its successor – the Gallardo. Either way, the Jalpa is quite a unique entry sports car.
Most noteworthy, the Lamborghini Jalpa sports a 3.5-liter Lambo V8. This motor produces 255 horsepower and 225 lb.-ft. of torque. In combo with a 5-speed synchromesh manual, it reaches 60 mph in 6.0 seconds. From 0 to 100 mph, it takes 19.1 seconds. Furthermore, on the quarter mile, this car reaches the end in 15.4 seconds at 92 mph. For the time, this car is comparable with the entry level Ferrari 328.
1980s Lamborghini Jalpa – Interior – 2010 Concorso Italiano – Craig Howell of Wikimedia Commons – EuroDrift
Although, magazines observed different numbers under their tests. Classic & Sports Car magazine stated a 60-mph time of 6.8 seconds and a 100-mph time of 16 seconds. But, on the other hand, Car & Driver witnessed a 0 to 60 mph time of only 5.8 seconds. Maybe conditions and driver played a big role in this outcome… for better, or worse. Either way, the car is not too far off from 6 seconds.
Lamborghini had many great vehicles in the past, now classics. The Lamborghini Jalpa is no exception. The car has a unique design with a Lamborghini V8 engine. The interior fits the period and the engine is a Lambo masterpiece. Although not fast in today’s standards, this car was a beast in its time period. Either way, who wouldn’t want to drive this car on a mountainside cruise? Most people know the Countach, but there are other awesome classic Lamborghinis out there too! In conclusion, the Jalpa is a Lambo classic that’ll probably become more collectible with time.
Everyday in the United States, people are taking their driver’s license tests nationwide. So, now the has come, and you’re wondering – “How do I pass a U.S. Driver’s License Test?”. Well, the purpose of this article is to provide basic info and tips on the process. But, it is up to the individual to expand beyond this article with actual driving lessons and other reading options. Driver’s license requirements also vary state by state, so be sure to check prior to taking the test. While reading is an option, it is also important to complete classes via the DMV, school, or a third-party option. This will better prepare the learning driver for the road test on exam day.
The purpose of the road test on exam day is to assess the abilities of the driver. Each passing driver must be able to drive safely while following all relative laws. A DMV test examiner will ride in the passenger seat and grade the experience. This is almost guaranteed in all 50 states, so don’t get the hopes up that it is not a requirement. Starting at age 16 in many states, or older in others, a driver may begin preparing for the driver’s license test. Usually, a permit is the first task in moving towards a license. Furthermore, most permits allow a learning driver on the road with a licensed individual over 18 years of age. Obviously, this is the optimal time to prepare for the exam and learn the ways of the road.
This way, driving the BMW of your dreams will be one step closer!
Skill Requirements for Driver’s Exam
On exam day, the DMV test examiner will evaluate the driver on a multitude of driving tasks. Firstly, the driver must show an understanding of the functionality of the vehicle. This usually includes:
Light Operations (i.e. Headlights)
Mirrors & Windows
Turn Signals & Hazards
So, be sure to simply understand the basic functionality of the car. But, be aware, reverse cameras may not be allowed on the test. So, prepare as if backup cameras aren’t in most modern cars. That is one technological component that some states may allow, while others not. So… once again, be sure to check with the local state in which the test will take place!
As per driving skills, the DMV test examiner will evaluate the driver’s capabilities across a broad spectrum of driving tasks. These tasks include:
Braking at Lights and Stop Signs
Driving Thru Intersections
Highway (Enter, Exit, & Passing) [Depends on State!]
Overall Control of Vehicle in Roadway
Turning (Left, Right, & 3-Point)
Beyond the above list, it is necessary to know how to read and react to all road signs. Also, do note, messing up on one of the above tasks may not result in failure. But, be sure to do the best possible. This way, the chance of failing is at a minimal level. Hopefully, “How to Pass a U.S. Driver’s License Test 101” provides useful info to you in your pursuit of a license!
Lastly, never give up! Keep going! This way, when the opportunity to drive a Lamborghini arises, “no” isn’t an answer!
Next Step Towards a Driver’s License!
How to Pass Your Drivers Test – The Secrets! – Vehicle Virgins – YouTube
So, after completing the proper preparation and requirements, it’s time to apply to take the test. Firstly, an appointment needs to be made with the DMV. This can be done online or over the phone, depending on the state. Secondly, simply continue to prepare and keep an optimistic mindset. Even if the first attempt is a failure, it is not the end of the world. Learn from the mistakes and hit the road again! Practice won’t make perfection, but close enough! Thank you for taking the time to read “How to Pass a U.S. Driver’s License Test 101”!
Hopefully, this article helps with the pursuit of a driver’s license and brings you one step closer to driving that Ferrari one day!
With the 2019 Geneva Motor Show approaching, Bentley is ready to go. The manufacturer will debut the new 2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed. Without diving into too much detail just yet, this car has a slightly higher top speed than the Lamborghini Urus! But, be sure to read below as it isn’t much of a gap. Visually, the exterior has some minor changes and enhancements. Firstly, the front and rear lights have a dark tint, with darkening certain components such as the splitter. Furthermore, there is a new tailgate spoiler, 22” wheels, and badging.
The 2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed surely doesn’t slack on providing a powerhouse. Under the hood, the Speed sports a 6.0-liter W12 engine. This motor produces 626 horsepower and 664 lb.-ft. of torque. In combo with a 8-speed auto transmission, this engine propels the Speed to 62 mph in only 3.9 seconds. Wow! Now, let’s discuss the top speed. The Bentayga Speed SUV can reach a whopping 190 mph. This is faster than a Urus, but only by 0.5 mph… so, technically, the Urus can possibly defeat this given the opportunity. It’s time for the Urus to hit the salt flats! The Urus has 641-HP, so anything is possible… or not!
Bentley Bentayga Speed revealed – meet the world’s fastest SUV – Auto Express – YouTube
The 2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed is quite an amazing SUV. From the power to the design, this SUV is surely able to compete with the crème of the crop. Taking it even further, the Speed withholds the company’s most powerful brake system to date. This vehicle will have the largest and strongest ceramic brakes by Bentley, period. With a max braking torque of 4,425 lb.-ft., these will surely do the job. This system also weighs 44 lbs. less than a typical setup and can handle temps up to 1,832 degrees Fahrenheit. Overall, the Bentayga Speed is an attempt by Bentley to rule the SUV market.
Jaguar Land Rover, aka JLR, recently revealed a new 395-horsepower inline six engine. Currently, the Range Rover Sport has a 3.0-liter supercharged V6. The major flaw with this engine is that it is actually a V8 block. Yes, that is correct. Basically, due to JLR being a smaller company, a cheap alternative to developing a new engine is to use one already in the shop. So, engineers put a 6-cylinder heads into a V8 block. Although the engine works, it is not efficient or optimal. But, now, that is going to change! One of the first vehicles to contain this engine will be the 2020 Range Rover Sport HST.
A Dive into the New Inline Six
2020 Range Rover Sport HST – New 3.0-Liter Supercharged Inline Six – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
Now, let’s take a dive into the new inline six. The 2020 Range Rover Sport HST will use the new 3.0-liter supercharged inline six. This motor produces 395 horsepower and 405 lb.-ft. of torque. Obviously, this is with the help of the single twin-scroll supercharger. On top of that, there is actually a 48-volt electric supercharger. This helps minimize boost timing and maintain energy that is otherwise lost to the environment.
Regardless, this car can hit 60 mph in only 5.9 seconds. This is 0.9 seconds faster than the typical Sport with the V6 engine. As with JLR, superchargers are spanning the market including other manufacturers such as Audi.
Ready for the 2020 Range Rover HST?
New Range Rover Sport HST – Land Rover – YouTube
So, now that the info is out there, are you ready for the 2020 Range Rover Sport HST? As a 2020 model year, the car may arrive in late 2019 or early 2020. With a tip of the hat to the previous V6 variant, the new I6 will conquer that loss. The new motor allows JLR to compete with more sophisticated manufacturers. And, the idea behind the electric supercharger, is already in use by Mercedes-Benz models. Basically, it absorbs energy from the brakes and so forth to provide boost and power certain functions. At some point, this information will be available from JLR. In conclusion, the HST will be a game changer for the manufacturer… and is probably ready for a run at the Dragon Challenge!
2020 Range Rover Sport HST – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift