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Aston Martin Valkyrie’s V12 Hybrid Powertrain Could Make Over 1100HP

Monday, June 26th, 2017

The Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar could furnish over 1,100 horsepower from a V12 hybrid powertrain, according to a new report.

The Valkyrie will arrive in 2019 with a 6.5-liter V12 engine grown by Cosworth. The engine will be corresponding to a hybrid complement done by Rimac, a association obliged for a violent 1,088 horsepower Concept One supercar, that will reportedly outcome in a limit outlay of 1,130 horsepower. A seven-speed delivery grown by Ricardo will channel energy to a back wheels.

The furious stats don’t stop there. It will apparently tip a beam during usually 1,030 kilograms (2,270 lbs), that would give it some-more than 1 horsepower for each kilogram of weight. Its minimal weight is accentuated by a nude out interior, that will be intensely compress and ornate with a removable race-inspired steering circle and mixed digital displays. Furthermore, a automobile will have aerodynamic work grown regulating submit from Red Bull Racing’s rarely regarded Formula 1 technical executive Adrian Newey, all yet guaranteeing it will be in a top-tier of opening in regards to cornering speed.

SEE ALSO: Aston Martin Valkyrie Owners Will be 3D Scanned to Make a Driver Seat

Taking things even serve will be a track-only version, that will apparently exaggerate an even some-more impassioned aerodynamics package with a vast back wing. Less is famous about this model, yet a automaker wants it to path Britain’s Silverstone circuit as quick as a complicated day LMP1 racecar.

It seems as yet a production-spec Valkyrie could be set for a entrance during subsequent year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, with Aston Martin anticipating to expostulate a automobile on lane during a initial path of a race. It’s a furious idea, yet with stats like those, a Valkyrie wouldn’t be distant out of place on France’s Circuit de la Sarthe.

[Source: Road Track]
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Photos of a 2018 BMW X3 Leak Ahead of the Official Debut

Monday, June 26th, 2017

BMW wasn’t ostensible to emanate a tellurian exhibit of a new X3 until subsequent week, though it seems a central website in Hong Kong didn’t get a memo.

Product sum and photos have seemed a few days progressing than expected.

While simply tangible as an X3, a updated SUV’s some-more sinister headlamps and gaping atmosphere inlets use a some-more assertive brazen appearance. However, a form and altogether figure has altered really little. With a difference of some peaceful buffing of a bodywork, to well-spoken down a crook edges and altered taillights, BMW doesn’t seem to have altered many on a exterior.

Initially beheld by Carscoops, a Hong Kong images are matching to those leaked in France over a weekend. Everything is indicating to it regulating a company’s new CLAR height to horde a array of powertrain options. For launch, many of a universe will accept engine options that embody turbocharged 4 and six-cylinder engines — sized during 2.0 and 3.0 liters, respectively. An eight-speed involuntary delivery and rear-wheel expostulate will come as standard, while BMW’s xDrive all-wheel expostulate complement will be offering for an additional fee.

SEE ALSO: All-Electric BMW X3, MINI Models Coming by 2020

Since BMW’s M multiplication has to change each singular indication a automaker is considering, a X3 will arrive with an M various during launch. Hong Kong says that will come in a form of a M40i as a SUV’s tip tier trim. Using a inline-six, a gossip indent places a specs during 360 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque — roughly stronger than a prior generation. According to a central website those total produce it a 4.8 second 0 to 62 mph time and 155mph tip speed. Converting from metric units, BMW says that will be good for between 28 and 29 miles per gallon.

Based on speak from Germany, we’re roughly positive to see a hybridized powerplant in a destiny and presumably a genuine M Sport indication with even some-more horsepower than a M40i. Hong Kong also specified dual diesel trims that might or, some-more likely, might not make it to North America.

We’ll know some-more tomorrow. Until then, feel giveaway to ogle or review a third era X3’s updated demeanour opposite a prior incarnation.

A chronicle of this story creatively seemed on The Truth About Cars

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Updated Subaru Legacy and Outback Priced in a US

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Subaru has announced U.S. pricing for a updated 2018 Legacy sedan and Outback crossover.

Subaru practical a horde of extraneous changes to a Legacy for a 2018 indication year including new front and back fascias, a opposite grille and new side mirrors. It also revised a interior with a new accessible Titanium Gray upholstery tone and an updated chronicle of a Starlink infotainment system, while acoustic side potion for a front doors and additional back insulation assistance make things a bit some-more serene.

The new Legacy will start from $23,055 when it arrives during Subaru dealers this summer. That cost is for a entry-level Legacy 2.5i with a 175 horsepower 2.5-liter engine and CVT automatic. Moving adult to a 2.5i Premium indication will lift a cost to $25,155, while a Legacy 2.5i Sport indication will cost $27,205. The Legacy Limited, that adds high-end calm such as a energy moonroof, keyless entrance with push-button start and front and back exhilarated seats, costs $29,955 and a range-topping Legacy 3.6R Limited with a 256 horsepower 3.6-liter Boxer engine will cost $32,805.

SEE ALSO: Refreshed 2018 Subaru Legacy Gets a Bunch of Little Updates

The Outback will start at $26,810 in entry-level trim with a 2.5-liter fighter engine. Stepping adult to a Premium trim tacks a integrate of grand onto a cost for a sum of $28,910, while a some-more upscale Limited will start at $33,610. The 3.6-liter V6 engine can be had with possibly a Limited or a some-more lush Touring models, with pricing for a V6 Limited starting at $36,310 and $39,605 for a V6 Touring.

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How to Watch a 2017 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

For a initial time, a whole Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will be streamed online.

This year, a Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has teamed adult with Matchsports to yield a live promote of this year’s event. It’s a initial year of a 10-year partnership that will see a PPIHC live-streamed by Matchsports. If we wish to locate all a movement this year, simply click here, toss in your name and email and they’ll send we a couple to entrance a stream.

SEE ALSO: Acura TLX Joins Pikes Peak Racing Effort

Hosting a live tide eventuality will be Ramona Bruland, who specializes in transport adventure, oppulance lifestyle, and movement sports programming. In 2013, she was a on-air horde for a tellurian enlargement of X Games on ESPN, covering 6 events in 5 countries. Joining Bruland in explanation will be “Race Smart” coaches and march experts Carlin Dunne and Don Canet.

Android and Apple device users can also download a PPIHC App for free, featuring live leaderboard with territory timers, racer profiles, and more.

The 2017 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb competition day starts on Sunday with a immature dwindle dropping during 7:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time / 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time.

Lotus Might One Day Build the Cars in China

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Lotus is about as British as a crater of afternoon tea, but with new part-owners, a brand’s cars might shortly be built in China.

Chinese automaker Geely recently acquired a 49.9 percent interest in Malaysian automaker Proton, that has owned Lotus given 1996. As a result, a understanding also saw Geely adopt a 51 percent infancy interest in Lotus, withdrawal a Chinese association in assign of a comparatively tiny British manufacturer’s operations.

The Geely-Proton transaction is approaching to be finish within a subsequent 3 months. Geely’s categorical idea with both Proton and Lotus is to safeguard both brands are essential and suffer tolerable growth,  objectives that will be achieved in partial by embracing foundation and lightweighting technologies, along with synthetic intelligence.

SEE ALSO: Volvo’s Chinese Parent Company is Buying Lotus

Moving Lotus prolongation to China, where production costs are most reduce than a UK, would be a elementary approach for Geely to boost a automaker’s profits. With a sportscar builder eyeing an SUV that would expected be constructed in most larger numbers than models like a Exige or Evora, a outcome of a cost assets would also be amplified.

The good news here is that Lotus’ domicile will sojourn in a United Kingdom, definition a infancy of the engineering ventures will also remain there.

[Source: Bloomberg around Autocar]
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US Issues Arrest Warrants for Former Volkswagen Execs

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Five former Volkswagen employees are reportedly being sought by Interpol after a U.S. released detain warrants.

German daily, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reports that a 5 former managers are indicted of swindling to dedicate rascal and defilement of US environmental laws.

The ex-employees, including dual former executives, are doubtful to be apprehended for a time being, reports a Sueddeutsche Zeitung, since a German structure usually allows extradition to Europe or an general court.

SEE ALSO: 2018 Volkswagen Jetta Spied Testing for a First Time

If they transport outward of Germany, though, they might face extradition.

Oliver Schmidt, another former executive indicted by a US government, was arrested behind in Jan while visiting Florida. He is now in jail available trial.

A chronicle of this story creatively seemed on VW Vortex

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Here’s a Fidget Spinner Made Out of Cars, Because Russia

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

A organisation of brilliant Russian fabricators motionless to make their possess pester spinner out of cars.

Unless you’ve been vital underneath a rock, you’ll know that pester spinners are a newest craze, that means it was usually a matter of time before Russians started doing crazy things with them. And if examination curling with cars wasn’t overwhelming adequate for you, there’s now a video on YouTube display 3 cars removing cut adult in half, welded together, and doing donuts in an try to impersonate a pester spinner.

SEE ALSO: Curling Looks Like Way More Fun with Cars

Surprisingly a one-and-a-half cars conduct to get relocating and fidgeting around a lot and it’s usually as stupid as it sounds. Watch a routine and a outcome in a video above.

2018 Kia Stonic Debuts, Dodge Barracuda, Jaguar E-Pace Teased, New Nissan Leaf Spied and More: Weekly News Update

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

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Welcome to AutoGuide.com’s weekly news roundup, where we take a demeanour during a week’s many engaging automotive news stories.

This week, a 2018 Kia Stonic made a debut, Volvo incited Polestar into a standalone code for electric opening cars, a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE done a overwhelming Nurburgring lap, a Jaguar E-Pace was reliable and teased, view photographers held a 2018 Nissan Leaf testing, Dodge copyright a Cuda nameplate, and JD Power recover a formula of a Initial Quality Survey.

Some headlines in this week’s roundup include:

Kia Stonic Crossover Arrives Hot On The Heels Of Hyundai Kona

Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE Might Be a Fastest Car GM Has Ever Made

Polestar to be Dedicated Performance Brand for Electric Volvos

FCA Files Trademark Application For ‘Cuda’ Name

2018 Nissan Leaf Spied Looking Almost Production Ready

Kia Edges Out Porsche to Top 2017 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

Here are some facilities we can’t miss:

Everything We Know About a 2018 Nissan Leaf

5 Impressive Cars a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Killed during a Nurburgring

Here’s Why People Are So Excited About a Honda Civic Type R

What It’s Like to Stay Awake for All 24 Hours of Le Mans

We Take 3 Sexy Cars on a Raucous Road Trip to a Canadian Grand Prix

Top 10 Features New Car Buyers Want

Some new automobile reviews we published this week:

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2017 Honda CR-V vs 2017 Subaru Forester

2018 Toyota Camry Review

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport Review

Another e-tron: Audi e-tron Sportback to Be Brand’s Second EV

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

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As a subsequent step in a devise to confederate some-more foundation into a now diesel-devoid lineup, Audi is doubling adult on battery-powered SUVs. Audi has announced that a e-tron Sportback concept, that debuted during this year’s Shanghai automobile show, will go into prolongation in 2019. It will follow a just-plain e-tron, a incomparable electric crossover due in 2018.

The tenure e-tron has been messily thrown around during Audi and has seemed on a far-reaching accumulation of car types. The initial time a e-tron moniker was practical to a car was the R8 e-tron concept behind in 2009. The thought of a all-electric supercar was bandied about for years before finally entering prolongation for a 2016 indication year usually to be canceled roughly immediately. During that time span, Audi introduced dual plug-in-hybrid vehicles: a A3 e-tron and a Q7 e-tron, both of that are still on sale in Europe. The A3 Sportback e-tron is accessible in a U.S.; a Q7 e-tron is not.

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The initial time e-tron stood alone as a possess indication name was in 2015 during a Frankfurt automobile show, where Audi introduced a e-tron Quattro concept. This all-electric SUV was a predecessor to a indication headed for prolongation subsequent year.

Just to keep things confusing, Audi also has g-tron, h-tron, and e-gas vehicles, though those have opposite powertrains, so we won’t go into any of that here.

Meanwhile, a e-tron Sportback judgment uses a 429-hp electric drivetrain with dual motors in a back and one adult front, along with a 95-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Audi claims it could yield adult to 310 miles of operation on a singular charge, with an choice for a 30-minute discerning assign that would feed some-more than 200 miles of range. Those, however, are numbers for a concept, and there’s no acknowledgment or serve sum about a powertrain that will be put into production.

If we followed all of that, get yourself an e-drink. You merit it.


Strip Tease: Watch a 2017 Acura NSX Turn 11s during a Drag Strip [Video]

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

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The new Acura NSX is a helluva high-end sports car, with enthralling opening offset by considerable civility. We entirely enjoyed our full highway exam of one in balmy California. But for a consequence of fun—and to uncover off a bravery of a hybrid’s launch-control system—Acura invited us to Milan Dragway in Milan, Michigan, for a few passes down a law quarter-mile.

While staring down a strip’s Christmas-tree lights, enchanting a NSX’s launch-control module is about as elementary as it gets in an exotic. Put a seven-speed dual-clutch involuntary in gear, spin a executive drive-mode doorknob to a right for a few seconds to activate Track mode, and lift adult to a entertainment lights. As a yellows flutter down, crush a stop and gas pedals, afterwards let off a stop only before a immature light illuminates. What formula is a computerized and anti-climactic slingshot that hurtles a 3868-pound Acura off a line with a notation hail from a tires. The front ones.

The hybrid system’s electric motors yield an initial, wordless boost and afterwards fill in a gaps of a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6’s powerband, creation for a relentless, 573-hp force punctuated by near-seamless shifts from a transmission. Again and again, a serf NSX exam jackass incited out low-11-second passes during 122 mph with a one-handed play of a run to 7-Eleven. Granted, a NSX’s stoical float and apt doing surpass during ripping corners with some-more than 1.0 g of grip, though this old-school fun done us smile, and honour a Acura even more.