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All The Questions Tesla Has To Answer Now
So, check the timestamp and write it down: If the Y, the semi, the Roadster are in production by 2020, and the Model 3 reservation list is whittled down, I’ll eat my shoe. And yours.
cars  tech  future 
11 hours ago by sandykoe
Bob Lutz: Kiss the good times goodbye
So interesting.

“The tipping point will come when 20 to 30 percent of vehicles are fully autonomous. Countries will look at the accident statistics and figure out that human drivers are causing 99.9 percent of the accidents.

Of course, there will be a transition period. Everyone will have five years to get their car off the road or sell it for scrap or trade it on a module.”
uber  cars  self_driving_cars  tech  business  technology  transportation  culture  public_transit  how_we_live 
19 hours ago by alexpriest
How Manual Transmission Works in Vehicles | The Art of Manliness
Gearhead 101: Understanding Manual Transmission - Added April 06, 2017 at 10:23AM
cars  gearhead  manliness 
yesterday by xenocid
The specs of the Tesla Roadster are simply mind-boggling | iMore
Tesla started the day unveiling their electric Semi. They ended it blowing minds with the new Roadster.
Tesla is in a unique position right now. It's not a new company — the first examples of the first-generation Tesla Roadster rolled out nearly ten years ago. It's also not a huge company, as far as an automaker is concerned, but the have massive ambitions. And despite a history of not being able to deliver products on time and rarely managing a profitable business, Tesla is still aggressively expanding their charging infrastructure, manufacturing capacity, and product line-up.
Two long-anticipated expansions of that line-up came this week: the Tesla Semi and the second-generation Tesla Roadster — the latter of which came as a surprise "one more thing" to end the planned Semi unveiling. Tesla's Elon Musk is in no way the master showman that was Steve Jobs and his legendary Apple events, but he has something else up his sleeve: an earnest and goofy excitement and energy about the latest in electrified transport.
cars  tesla  performance  preview 
yesterday by rgl7194
Julian's Hot Wheels Blog: 1968 Chevy Nova (2018 B Case Super Treasure Hunt! - HW Flames)
Found this awesome super at my local Target! It's always exciting to be able to pull one of these out of the pegs!
cars  chevy  60s  hot_wheels  collecting 
yesterday by rgl7194
Julian's Hot Wheels Blog: 1968 Chevy Nova (2018 HW Flames)
Well, it's a purple Nova with flames. So yeah, it screams Hot Wheels!
cars  chevy  60s  hot_wheels 
yesterday by rgl7194
Check out this Mustang Mach 1 duo from Auto World – the Lamley Group
2017 Release 4 will be here soon, and while the previews are done, I had to show off this beautiful pair of Mustangs.
The ’71 Mach 1 doesn’t get the same amount of love that other Mustangs do, but Auto World shows why it should. It may not be as sleek or as cool as other incarnations of the Mustang, but it is surely one of its most unique silhouettes.
I personally love early 70’s muscle (see: Torino), and love the turns that icons like the Camaro and Mustang took when they entered that decade. The Mach 1 especially celebrates that 70’s look with its long body and big blocky rear. You can see the lines is other cars, not only in the US, but across both oceans as well.
And when you consider the list of castings Auto World has done, this Mach 1 is no surprise. It sticks out. Auto World has already done a few colors of this model, but it has been awhile. So it is nice to see it back in 2017. This pair is exactly why I am such a huge fan of Auto World.
cars  mustang  diecast 
2 days ago by rgl7194
Julian's Hot Wheels Blog: 2012 Ford Fiesta (2017 HW Race Team - Turquoise Recolor)
I have enough Fiestas but I couldn't resist this turquoise / aqua blue version, I'm just a sucker for that color! The neon highlighter yellow base is pretty sweet too.
cars  hot_wheels  ford 
2 days ago by rgl7194
New Tesla Roadster sounds impressive but it’s not the only game in town | Ars Technica
Begun, the electric hypercar performance war has.
On Thursday night, Elon Musk upstaged his own semi truck launch with the news that Tesla is going to build a new performance car, the Roadster. The specs certainly have the Internet ablaze this morning: a 200kWh battery and 620-mile (1,000km) range, 0-60mph in 1.9 seconds, the standing quarter-mile in 8.9 seconds, and a top speed of 250mph. That's truly impressive—particularly if it costs just $200,000. But Musk's claims that it will be the "fastest production car ever made, period" seem more than a little hyperbolic from where I'm sitting.
You see, we're entering another one of those automotive arms races, where engineers and designers attempt to outdo each other in the performance stakes with ever-more extreme hypercars. Tesla will not be the only game in town. In fact, it's only just getting ready to take to the pitch.
cars  tesla  preview 
2 days ago by rgl7194
New Tesla Roadster: 0–60 in 1.9 Sec, 250-MPH Top Speed, 620-Mile Range | News | Car and Driver | Car and Driver Blog
If Elon Musk had been holding a microphone during the big reveal event for the upcoming Tesla semi, he could have dropped it a dozen times, especially when a little red sports car emerged from the back of one of two Tesla semi prototypes on hand. While being dramatically backlit and surrounded by the haze from a smoke machine, the car crept down the trailer ramp, turned away from the assembled crowd of VIPs and journalists, and rocketed away as if propelled by a silent thermonuclear explosion. With that, Tesla resurrected the Roadster.
When a prototype of the car finally reappeared after a couple of fast, silent passes, Musk provided just a few comments and details, including confirmation that, yes, the long-awaited follow-up to Tesla’s first car was indeed happening. “People asked us for a long time, ‘When are you going to make a new Roadster?’ We are making it now.”
cars  tesla  preview 
2 days ago by rgl7194
2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive First Drive | Review | Car and Driver
More extreme, more rare.
Porsche will build only 500 copies of the 911 Turbo S Exclusive globally. Exclusive—it’s right there in the name. Actually, the Exclusive part of the name refers to Porsche’s in-house customizing department: Exclusive Manufaktur, a label emblazoned on the fender badges. These are the folks made famous by their willingness to wrap anything and everything in leather. Want your tires to be wrapped in hides? They’ll probably do that.
Outdoes your buddy’s Turbo S, carbon fiber everywhere.
It’s a quarter-million bucks and still looks like just another 911 to your neighbor.
cars  porsche  review 
2 days ago by rgl7194
2017 BMW 7-series | In-Depth Model Review | Car and Driver
Lacking BMW's signature sportiness, this big luxury sedan fails to distinguish itself.
The gilded playground of full-size luxury sedans is rampant with high expectations. BMW’s 7-series only partially meets them, serving up a comfortable, quiet ride but no distinguishing features or character to set it apart from its upper-crust rivals. In designing the 7-series, and as it has done with most of its newer passenger cars, BMW left behind its reputation for building excellent sporting sedans. At least the turbocharged inline-six, twin-turbo V-8, and twin-turbo V-12 engines that are available in the 7-series live up to the brand’s sparkling mechanical repute. (The company is named the Bavarian Motor Works, after all.) Even the 740e plug-in hybrid’s powertrain is well executed. Engines aside, the 7-series is luxurious but unremarkable.
Classic BMW handsomeness, excellent engines, quiet at speed.
Gimmicky interior tech, Ultimate Driving Machine character absent (again).
Neither more luxurious nor more sporting than rivals, the 7 succeeds mainly at being expensive.
cars  BMW  review 
2 days ago by rgl7194
An open autonomous driving platform
ai  cars  autonomous 
2 days ago by Z303
Elon Musk Channels Knight Rider With His Roadster-Semi Reveal - Bloomberg
Roadster deposits, meanwhile, start at $50,000 for the $200,000 base model for delivery in 2020.
2 days ago by maoxian

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