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Lambo-ish 680 HP 4-Door Electric Supercar, Elextra, Will Launch In 2019

If you have been longing for a performance ride that looks and performs like a supercar, but without bearing the guilt of stifling this little blue marble of ours, well, then the Elextra 4-Seat 4-Door Electric Supercar may be what you have been looking. As far as look is concerned, we can’t help but to see a tint of Pagani and Lamborghini silhouette in Elextra’s first ride. Though aesthetically uncanny, it does differentiate itself from those exotic rides by going family-friendly. How so? Well, if you look closely, it actually has four doors and on the inside, it is a full-fledged four-seater. Also, it has got four-wheel drive too. Sweet. Love the shape and also love the fact that it allows me to carry more than one girlfriend at a time. Not that I have that many, but you know, just in case. Continue reading Lambo-ish 680 HP 4-Door Electric Supercar, Elextra, Will Launch In 2019

What We Have Missed: Day 71, Week 11 Year 2017 – Autos Edition

2018 Porsche 911 GT3Porsche Debuts 911 For Road And Track With Porsche 911 GT3
Powered by a naturally-aspirated 4L, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 shares the same high-revving 500 hp boxer engine as its racing homologate, mated to a GT-tuned 7-speed PDK that promised to take you from a 0-62 mph time of just 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 318 km/h (198 mph). $143,600+. BUY.


Volkswagen Arteon R-LineVolkswagen Arteon Is VW’s Newest Premium Class Model
With a range of engine options, the Volkswagen Arteon is a step up from Passat. It gets a proper 5-seat setup, long wheelbase for roomy interior and an exterior line that’s more akin to a sports car – thanks in part to its striking front end and while so, it still has the practicality of a family car. Learn more HERE.


Infiniti x Renault Project Black SInfiniti And Renault Teamed Up For Infiniti High-Performance Model Line
Project Black S is pretty much the result when you bestow an Infiniti Q6 60 with Formula One technology. Boasting an aero-optimized design, it is driven by a 3L V6 twin-turbo hybrid powertrain outfitted with energy recovery system inspired by the dual-hybrid system proven in Formula One.


2017 Ford Fiesta STMeet Ford’s Newest Pocket Rocket: 200PS Ford Fiesta ST
Well, it is cute and it performs, and so, what’s not to love? Driven by a 1.5L 3-pod EcoBoost motor that produces 197HP and 214 lb-ft, this feisty little beast touts Drive Modes, Electronic Sound Enhancement for the audiophile exhaust note and a 0-62 of just 6.7 seconds. Available in 3- and 5-door in early 2018.


Mercedes-AMG GT ConceptMercedes-AMG GT Concept – A Hybrid With 805 HP of Goodness
Mercedes-AMG marks its 50th years with the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept that has performance any semi-eco conscious car lovers will lust after: a hybrid powertrain comprising of a 4L V8 biturbo and an electric drive putting out 600 kW (805 HP) that enables a century sprint in under 3 seconds.


Ferrari 812 SuperfastFerrari 812 Superfast: 12-cylinder and 789 HP – What’s Not To Love?
Ferrari 812 Superfast is so called not because it is obviously super fast, but for its fastback styling. Equipped with a 6.5L V12 unit putting out 789 HP and 530 lb-ft of torque, it is the most powerful and fastest road-going Ferrari ever built. It is also the first Prancing Horse to sport EPS. Learn more HERE.


Alpine A110Alpine A110 Unveiled, Has Flat Floor In The Name Of Aerodynamics
The new Alpine A110 packs all the elements of a true sports car: powerful, mid-engined, rear-wheel drive and a 2-seater coupe. A 1.8L 4-cylinder turbo motor producing a breathtaking 252 hp and 320 Nm of torque, is paired to a Getrag 7-speed wet-clutch DCT gearbox to enable a 0-62 sprint in just 4.5 seconds.


Renault ZOE e-Sport ConceptWe Don’t Care How Powerful ZOE E-Sport Is, It Is Simply Gorgeous!
Renault’s endeavor in the Formula E Championship gave birth to this gorgeous 2-seater called ZOE E-Sport Concept. Belies the adorable aesthetic is a beastly 340 hp twin electric motors that with a hefty 472 lb-ft of torque that enables it to make 0-62 in 3.2 seconds and getting to 130 takes no more than 10. Wow.


Audi Q8 Sport Concept SUVAudi Q8 Sport Concept SUV Is A Hybrid That Gets To 62 In 4.7 Seconds
Being an Audi and a hybrid, it is natural that this baby here is a performer: 469 HP, 48V, from its 3L TFSI V6 petrol electric that enables it to make the century sprint in a respectable 4.7 seconds and only relenting when it hits 170 mph. And how does 745 miles in range sounds? Awesome, we’d say.


Singapore’s First Supercar Is Electric, Has Hypercar Performance Figures

Oh wow. Singapore, a country where car prices are pretty much out of this world, actually has its very own supercar and this first for the tiny red dot is not just another supercar; it has all the checkboxes of an exotic ride ticked – ranging from a road hugging build to crazy doors, and also insane roof. Seriously, to call Dendrobium, as it is called, a supercar is a gross understatement. It should be in the hypercar territory, well, at least from the performance figures it is. Continue reading Singapore’s First Supercar Is Electric, Has Hypercar Performance Figures

This 1974 Enfield 8000 Is The World’s Fastest Road-Legal Electric Vehicle

Who would have thought the world’s fastest road-legal electric vehicle would be one that was born in the 70s. Yep, You heard it right. 70s, or 1974, to be specific. However, this Enfield 8000, nicknamed Flux Capacitor after the trash-consuming fusion reactor found on the DeLorean in Back to the Future, wasn’t born a record breaker. Start life as a stock Enfield 8000 powered by a 6kW electric motor rigged to a bunch of lead-acid batteries, this rather obscured modern classic was given a new life by motoring journalist Jonny Smith who is on a life mission of proving that electric car could really, really fast. Well, about that. I guess Tesla Motors have proven that point, but as impressive as Tesla’s electric automobiles are, nothing compares to this 2.84 meters yellow has under the hood and what it can achieved (hint: it eats supercars for lunch on a drag strip). Continue reading This 1974 Enfield 8000 Is The World’s Fastest Road-Legal Electric Vehicle

Sorry Folks, Electric Cars May Not Be As Green As You Thought To Be

Elon Musk is deeply concerned about how automobile emissions are destroying the world as we know it and hence, the man is a fervent proponent of electric cars (and also, hence Tesla Motors). But are electric cars really as green as we think? Well, you don’t need Adam from truTV’s Adam Ruins Everything to tell it is not quite so. First of all, where do you think the electricity that your lovely Tesla Model 3 needs is from? The grid, of course and where did the grid get the electric energy from? Obviously, the power plants. Now, the source of the electricity pretty much determines whether the electric car you drives is mostly green or not. Continue reading Sorry Folks, Electric Cars May Not Be As Green As You Thought To Be

Craftsman Built Bamboo Electric Car, Plans To Take It On A 620 Miles Journey

Even an electric car we see today is not 100 percent sustainable. If you truly believe in sustainability, you should be driving an electric made out almost entirely bamboo like what this bamboo craftsman, Yoshi from Susaki, Kochi Prefecture, did. Yoshi is no ordinary craftsman; he is the fourth generation bamboo craftsman to run the Taketora Bamboo in Western Japan. However, he did not enlist his outfit to create this one-of-a-kind bamboo on wheels; instead he looked to crowdfunding to realized his dream. Being a bamboo craftsman, Yoshi has the dream of making a bamboo electric car where he managed to garner support from 115 folks, rolling in $30,000 for the project. Continue reading Craftsman Built Bamboo Electric Car, Plans To Take It On A 620 Miles Journey

Formula Student Team’s Electric Car Made 0-100 Kph In 1.513 Seconds

Forget about Bugatti Veyron, or the even the Suzuki GSX-R1000, because as of today, the world’s fastest accelerating car is an electric car developed by the Formula Student Team which comprises of students of the ETH Zurich and Lucerne University. The car, which is supported by BMW Group, set the century sprint record in a blazing 1.513 seconds – smashing the world record of 1.779 seconds and it did within a distance of 30 meters. Now, that, my friend is mind-boggling quick and once again, proves the potential of electric-powered vehicle. Continue reading Formula Student Team’s Electric Car Made 0-100 Kph In 1.513 Seconds

Tesla Model 3 Unveiled And Priced, Production To Begin In Late 2017

Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors has a grand plan to reduce the choke on our lovely planet. Though it started over a decade ago, Tesla’s vision of sustainable transport is beyond the reach of many. Working on limited resources and capital to do what no automaker dares to do, rolling out its first model, the Roadster, which took the world by surprise with stunning aesthetic, performance and range, thus dismissing the notion that electric car is ugly, underperforming and lacks of the range. It was pricey, though, so were the two subsequent mid-volume models, the Model S and Model X. But all that were done was necessary to bring affordable electric car to the masses someday and that someday is today when Elon Musk unveiled electric car for the masses, the Model 3. Continue reading Tesla Model 3 Unveiled And Priced, Production To Begin In Late 2017

BMW Marks Its 100th Year With An Audacious Electric Concept Car

This year marks BMW’s 100th years and the Munich-based automaker is celebrating it with an audacious electric concept car, called BMW Vision Next 100 (duh!). Needless to say, the concept will not be made, but it is a time machine of sort that lets you have a peek into the future of BMW rides in the next 100 years (hence the name). The concept is a four-seater electric vehicle that offers the option of autonomous or driver-driven mode, referred to as Ease and Boost, respectively, and has an interior that morphs to suit the mode of travel. Continue reading BMW Marks Its 100th Year With An Audacious Electric Concept Car

Morgan Motor EV3: 500 KG 3-Wheel EV With 150 Miles Range

Forget what you know about electric vehicles cos’ electric car will soon be a thing of fun and not just green – thanks to The Morgan EV3 by Morgan Motor Company. The British bespoke car maker unveiled its first EV’s final production model at Geneva Motor Show last week which is set to go into production in Q1 2016. The EV3 is moved by a liquid-cooled 46 kW motor driving the lone rear wheel, while being juiced by a 22 kWh lithium battery that offers up to 150 miles range. The motor is more than ample to take this 500 kg (1,102 lbs) three-wheeler from naught to 62 mph in under 9 seconds, sending it on its way to a top speed of over 90 mph. Continue reading Morgan Motor EV3: 500 KG 3-Wheel EV With 150 Miles Range