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This Sweet, Red Hot Electric Hummer H1 Is Arnie’s Newest Electric Ride

Always want to hug trees when it comes to automobiles, but your ride of choice ain’t going the green way? Well, fret not because, there’s always Kreisel Electric. The Austria-based company has been turning popular marque’s cars into electric version and the latest iconic car to get the electric treatment is the much lauded Hummer H1. Presented by Austria-born Hollywood star and former governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, this striking red H1 is an exclusive prototype flaunting no less than 360 kW (which translates to around 483 horses) power output, keep pumped by a 100 kWh battery system that’s good for “nearly” 300 km (186 miles) range. Continue reading This Sweet, Red Hot Electric Hummer H1 Is Arnie’s Newest Electric Ride

BMW i Vision Dynamics Is The Electric Mobility Of “Immediate Future”

Described as an “electric mobility of the much more immediate future,” the BMW i Vision Dynamics bears a shell that indeed looks like a probable car of today, or at least, in very near future. Unveiled at this year’s IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt, the BMW i Vision Dynamics is a four-door Gran Coupe powered by an undisclosed electric drive that offers a range of 373 miles (600 km), promised a top speed of 120 miles an hour (200 km/h) and takes mere four seconds to cover the century sprint. These are numbers that are not out-of-this-world, which means, they are likely to be realized. Even the aesthetic, while ‘futuristic’ in a way, looks pretty down-to-earth. Continue reading BMW i Vision Dynamics Is The Electric Mobility Of “Immediate Future”

MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept and Electric Concept Heads To IAA

BMW Group’s MINI has something cool to show off ahead of this year’s IAA, or more commonly known as Frankfurt Motor Show. The first is a MINI that will delight MINI-adoring speed demons, a ride called MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept and the other, should please tree hugging MINI fans, designated as MINI Electric Concept. As always, these two lovely compact hatch are a peek into the future of the marque and what it has installed for the market. It is also no doubt a lesser speak about agenda of testing the market reaction. Continue reading MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept and Electric Concept Heads To IAA

New Nissan LEAF Unveiled, Wants You To Drive With Just One Pedal

Well, this is it. Nissan has taken the wrap off the new 2018 Nissan LEAF, the follow up to the grandaddy of modern day mass produced electric car which was first introduced to the world seven years ago and it is pretty damn awesome in both looks and specs. Also, it has one crazy idea up its sleeve: it wants you to drive with just one pedal. Yeah. You know how automatic transmission car helped eliminate one pedal? Well, the new LEAF did not actually eliminate yet another, but it does pretty much relegate the brake pedal to cold storage because Nissan’s new innovative e-Pedal kind of does it all in respect to acceleration and braking. Continue reading New Nissan LEAF Unveiled, Wants You To Drive With Just One Pedal

Infiniti Reveals A Retro E-Race Car At Pebble Beach And It Looks Fabulous

No. Nissan’s luxury marque Infiniti did not exists 70 plus years ago. What you are looking here is Prototype 9, the marque’s tribute to the race cars of the olden days. Inspired by 1940s race car, the Prototype 9 was revealed at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It is not a representation of the future Infiniti, obviously, and so don’t keep up the hope of driving one in the future. As you can see, Prototype 9 is fabulous looking because it has the design hallmark that accurately reflect the race cars typical of the era. You know, things like an open-wheeled design, outstretched hood, wire spoke wheels with narrow tires, and a single-seater setup positioned way behind, above the rear axle. But why the Prototype 9? Well, here’s why straight from the horse’s mouth: Continue reading Infiniti Reveals A Retro E-Race Car At Pebble Beach And It Looks Fabulous

BMW i3 “Spaghetti Car” by Maurizio Cattelan Sold For A Cool €100,000

First of all, I have no idea why a German car is decorated with Italian definitive symbol of cuisine, spaghetti, and presented in an auction by BMW France. Quite a mix, don’t you think? Anyways, the car you see here is the BMW i3 “Spaghetti Car” as touched by artist Maurizio Cattelan, the same artist behind the solid 18-karat toilet bowl. For some reasons unknown to our non-artistic minds, Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari, collectively called TOILETPAPER (!?), have decided to use the duo’s signature style spaghetti close-up imagery to decorated a BMW i3 and the result is, to us, both quirky and strangely alluring. Continue reading BMW i3 “Spaghetti Car” by Maurizio Cattelan Sold For A Cool €100,000

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