As I wrote the other day, the “Ludicrous” Tesla Model S is by some standards the quickest production car in history. But if you are going to count some of those cars as “production cars” and strictly take their 0–60 mph times into account (not their 0–30 mph times or their straight acceleration off the […]
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In a drag race pitting a Tesla Model S P85D with the Dual Motor Drive versus the former top-dog P85+, you’ll see what a difference an extra motor can make.
The Tesla Model S P85D has 691 horsepower can go from 0 to 60 MPH 3.2 seconds. That’s fast, but how’s it stack up against other supercar competitors?
Suddenly, every high end automobile manufacturer in the world wants to have the biggest, baddest hybrid super car on the planet. McLaren is building the P1, a V-8, 850 hp hybrid, which Ferrari will counter with its 900 hp V-12 hybrid, the LaFerrari. And Porsche is going ahead with its V-8, 884 hp plug-in hybrid, the […]
Another motorcycle company is eye-balling the car business as MOTIV.e marks the birth of the 2015 Yamaha electric car, designed by F1 legend Gordon Murray!
When the FIA announced the Formula E electric racing series, some were skeptical that such an ambitious project would even get off the ground. But several high-end racing teams have already expressed interest in racing, and you can add to that one of the most famed Formula 1 racing teams of all time; McLaren.
Yup, the Big M wants to get in on this new-fangled electric racing series. Awesome.
Eccentric mega-builder Franco Sbarro wants to bring the experience of driving a Formula 1 racecar to public roads. Sort of. In Sbarro’s universe, the F1 “experience” does away with a screaming, high-strung V8 engine and 200-mph wind in your face aesthetics and focuses on a central driving position and terrifying your 2 favorite victims friends […]