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A reservation tracker using self-reported data suggests more than 1,000,000 reservations have been made for Tesla’s futuristic electric pickup. Meanwhile, the Model 3 and Y have switched to a purely camera-based Autopilot system.
Audi’s next-gen RS4 will get electrical assistance and be joined by an electric RS variant. The mini e-tron GTwill have up to 469 hp and 590 lb ft of torque, insiders say.
Top Gear Magazine’s crew reminds us that while supercar speedsters might look cool, they’re not much fun in places where the weather is grimmer than a 19th century fairytale. Like Scotland. Unsurprisingly, McLaren just added a with-screen option to the Elva to boost slow sales.
A proposed $52 billion in federal funding for semiconductors could lead to the creation of seven to 10 new U.S. factories that produce chips. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo expects the funding would generate over $150 billion in investment in local chip research and production.
Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s new hot Huracan racer a adopts a more aggressive front end with slimmer LED headlights and air curtains which mimic those used on the Sian, plus an ‘omega lip’ like the one found on the Huracán STO. Hope you like it because design boss, Mitja Borkert, says the EVO2’s new look anticipates the design elements of the next range of road cars.
If Genesis wants to beat the German premium brands, it makes sense to test its new G90 on the same roads Mercedes and BMW use to refine the S-class and 7-series. Although these shots offer us no insight into what the interior will look like, a recent video from a parking garage in Korea suggests it won’t skimp on luxury.
Imagine giving a Dodge Viper twice as much power as a Bugatti Chiron, then tossing the keys to an 18-year old driver. That’s what Sal Patel did, and his son, Milan, went even faster than his old man – and almost 3 seconds faster than a Bugatti.
Ford will spend more than $30 billion on electrification programs by 2025 and says it expects 40 per cent of its sales to be EVs by 2030. Many of those vehicles will ride on a new RWD/AWD architecture for mid-size trucks and crossovers, including the Explorer and Lincoln Aviator, while bigger trucks will use a different platform.
What Else Is Making The News
Lockheed Martin And GM Have Teamed Up To Build A New Moon Buggy For NASA
Lockheed Martin and General Motors are partnering to develop a new type of lunar vehicle for NASA to use during its upcoming Artemis missions to the moon, CNET says. Back in the early 1970s GM helped create the original Lunar Rover, the first vehicle to drive on the moon’s surface.
Lucid Motors Reveals The Tech Inside Its Electric Air Sedan
Lucid has already revealed range, power and performance data for its Model S fighter, but now TechCrunch takes us through the equally high-tech interior, including the 34-inch floating dashboard display.