Daily Archives: February 22, 2018

Ex-Williams F1 engineer designs Perrinn 424 electric LMP1

Thus far, Formula E is the only major motorsport to embrace totally electric powertrains for racing, but this all-electric LMP1 racer may have something to say about that. Nicolas Perrinn, an ex-Williams F1 engineer, has developed an all-electric LMP1 racer called the Perrinn 424. The powertrain is made up of three Formula E-spec motors that produce 268...

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Your Audi will soon pay your tolls

Toll booth transponders may soon be a thing of the past in new Audi vehicles. The German luxury brand announced on Wednesday that it will roll out integrated toll-payment technology on select vehicles this year. Normally, drivers must register with a state’s tolling agency and receive the proper transponder to …

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2019 Fiat 500X spy shots

The Jeep Renegade's Italian cousin, the Fiat 500X, is about to receive a round of updates. A prototype for the updated 500X has been spotted testing. And in some of the spy shots, you can also spot a prototype for an updated Renegade. Both are expected to be introduced for the 2019 model year. With the updated 500X, we can look forward to a few tweaks to...

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Es-stating the obvious: 2007 Audi S6 Avant is the dream wagon we never got

There are only two ways a third-generation Audi S6 Avant makes it to the U.S. It's either a blackmarket car that was imported here and federalized at a completely absurd cost that isn't worth it to make it street legal, or, it was custom-built. This 2007 S6 Avant is the latter. It's a 2006 Audi A6 Avant body and chassis mated with 2007...

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Ferrari reveals SF71H 2018 Formula 1 car

Teams competing in the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship are in the process of revealing their race cars for the new season. The latest is Ferrari whose 2018 F1 car, to be piloted by Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen, is dubbed the SF71H. Given the dramatic changes introduced for 2017, …

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Mercedes-AMG’s 2018 F1 car revealed at Silverstone

Mercedes-AMG is the latest Formula 1 team to reveal its car for the 2018 World Championship: the W09 EQ Power+. The car is an evolution of last year's W08 EQ Power+ that star driver Lewis Hamilton drove to a fourth title. He's odds-on favorite to win this year, too, as the W09 is expected to be even faster. Mercedes is calling it the fastest grand prix car...

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Lister hints at modern Storm supercar

Historic British performance marque Lister has given a glimpse at the design of a successor to its Storm supercar of the 1990s. The glimpse comes in the form of a teaser sketch posted to Twitter on Wednesday by Lister CEO Lawrence Whittaker‏ along with the message, “A glimpse into the future of Lister...the Storm II.” The design looks to...

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Peugeot 508 strikes a chord with its impressive design

New car shoppers may prefer SUVs over sedans right now but we're glad no one told Peugeot because the French automaker has just unveiled a stunner of a design for its new 508. The current generation of the mid-size sedan dates back to 2010 and is really starting to show its age against newer rivals such as the Ford Fusion, Opel Insignia and Volkswagen...

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Italdesign Zerouno Roadster revealed ahead of Geneva debut

Italdesign Giugiaro turned 50 last week and celebrated with the announcement of a new supercar debuting at next month's 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. The supercar is the open-top version of last year's Zerouno, the first car to be sold under Italdesign's own eponymous brand. As was the case with the Zerouno coupe, the Zerouno roadster from some...

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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe debuts with handsome look, diesel mill

Hyundai on Thursday released full details and photos on its redesigned Santa Fe ahead of the sales launch this summer. The SUV, whose formal debut will take place on March 6 at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, will arrive as a 2019 model. It represents the fourth generation of the Santa Fe nameplate and this time around Hyundai is calling the 2-row...

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