Category Archives: performance

First Look: Ferrari 296 GTS – V6 Hybrid

It’s roughly a ~$400,000 version of an open wheel formula racer with a spider wrapping with a 2.9 second zero-to-100km/h elapsed time. Continue reading

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Endangered Species – Subaru BRZ Sports Car $29,615+

For 2023, the BRZ is offered in two trim levels, Premium and Limited. BRZ will be the lightest rear-wheel drive 2+2 sports car in U.S. market, by our calculation at 2815 pounds curb weight for the Premium manual; for 2881 pounds for  the automatic Limited. Continue reading

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Quirky Startups – Everrati, Aria Group Porsche 911 EVs

Everrati’s product range is now available in every major market, it claims. “Surging demand for Everrati products globally is being led by sustainability-conscious millennials and Gen-Z buyers who demand an iconic car from decades such as the 80s and 90s, and demand EV power over ICE,” Everrati said. Everrati buyers are also traditional car collectors with “a passion for the latest in automotive technology… there is one common thread, all Everrati customers are car enthusiasts driven by a desire to enjoy beautiful icons sustainably and responsibly.” Continue reading

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‘Entry Level’ Mercedes-AMG SL 43 4-Cylinder?

The SL 43  is a 2+2-seater with fabric soft top and, ahem, a 2-liter inline four-cylinder gasoline engine rated at a combined fuel consumption 9.4-8.9 l/100 km with combined CO2 emissions of 214-201 g/km. In the new SL 43, materials used include aluminum, magnesium, fiber composites and steel, from which the windscreen frame is made, for example. This serves as roll-over protection in conjunction with the roll bar system behind the rear seats, which pops up when needed. Continue reading

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Goodyear Expands Eagle Exhilarate Performance Tire Line

Popular vehicles that Eagle Exhilarate tires will now fit include the Acura TLX, Audi A5 and RS5, BMW 3-Series and X5, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette, Dodge Challenger and Charger, Ford Mustang, Infiniti Q50, Mercedes E-Class, Porsche 911 and Volvo S60. Continue reading

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Chinese Hyper EV – the Lotus Eletre SUV Debuts

“The Eletre, our Hyper-SUV, is a new performance car from an iconic performance car brand and it will appeal to independent-minded and adventurous driving enthusiasts -those who love the thrill of driving. It is a unique combination of beautiful design, exceptional dynamic performance and everyday usability, for those who dare to look beyond the conventional, and marks a turning point for our business and brand,” claimed Qingfeng Feng, CEO, Group Lotus. Continue reading

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Lotus Hethel Factory Tours Restart for £95

“Tours of the Hethel site were part of the Lotus story for many years and hugely popular. We get emails and calls every week with people asking about them but, with all the development work on site, it was not appropriate to have the public here…I’m delighted to announce that the time is right to relaunch the factory tours,” said Simon Lane, Director, Lotus Advanced Performance. Continue reading

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McLaren Automotive Tries the Metaverse with InfiniteWorld

Most recently, McClaren unveiled its all-new high-performance hybrid supercar, the Artura. The Artura is the first McLaren to use McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA). MCLA is designed, developed and manufactured at the McLaren Composites Technology Centre in the Sheffield region of England “using world-first processes and will spearhead the brand’s electrified future.” Continue reading

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