Apart from the suspension and brake upgrades in the Civic Type R, the major advantage of the red-badged Civic is its power plant. The Civic Type R FK8 carries a 2.0-liter turbocharged mill, capable of producing 306 horsepower (228 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-meters) of torque for its U.S.-market model. … [Read more...] about 2020 Honda Civic Type R Meets Si For Hot Laps, Drag Race Comparison
Anyone familiar with Liberty Walk knows some of the company’s offerings can get pretty crazy, but this upfit for the Prius is rather mild. In fact, it might even slot into our definition of artfully as mentioned above in our mashed potatoes metaphor. This is strictly an appearance package – the primary mission for the Prius, after all, is fuel economy over all else – but it doesn’t include massive fender flares or a bonkers wide body stance. An aggressive front fascia with side skirts and a diffuser-infused rear fascia constitute the “light” body kit, with the full kit adding a modest spoiler to the decklid. … [Read more...] about Toyota Prius Gets Liberty Walk Body Kit Because Why Not?
Having increased the mechanical resistance of the compound, not only is less material needed for the tread pattern (while maximising the overall tyre life) but also the overall weight of the tyre is reduced thanks to a complete review of all the materials used. Less material means less weight, decreased rolling resistance, and a more mindful use of resources. All this leads to lower fuel consumption, which saves every motorist money and reduces the impact on the environment. Pirelli’s engineers also worked on the reinforcement materials, without compromising the structure of the new Cinturato P7. The use of cords that are highly resistant to traction means that fewer of them can now be used, additionally contributing to weight reduction. Getting overall weight down was one of the key requests from car manufacturers, helping them meet increasingly stringent emissions targets worldwide. … [Read more...] about New Pirelli Tire Auto-Adjusts To Temperature, Driving Conditions
The M5 full-electric will be powered by Gen V pouch-type batteries, with Car Magazine noting that they could switch to Tesla-style round cells for stability, safety, and added performance. The energy cell is supposedly rated at 135kWh and cab be hooked up to a 400V charger that can accommodate up to 350kW. It is also likely that BMW will upgrade to an 800V charger like the one by Porsche and the Taycan. With a maximum projected WLTP range of 435 miles, total power is suggested at 1006 horsepower or 750kW in total with a 0-62mph of just 2.9 seconds. … [Read more...] about 2024 BMW M5 Rumored To Go Electric And Offer Bugatti Veyron Power
PLANO, TX (May 29, 2020) – The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime will break ground as the most powerful and quickest RAV4 ever, hitting dealerships this summer with a starting MSRP of $38,100. The RAV4’s first-ever plug-in model has up to 302 horsepower with an ability to do 0-60 mph in a projected 5.7 seconds, which makes it the quickest four-door model in the Toyota lineup. But, it doesn’t end there. The RAV4 Prime also has up to a manufacturer-estimated 42 miles on battery alone on a single charge, making it the highest EV range of any PHEV SUV on the market. The RAV4 Prime also has up to a manufacturer-estimated 94 combined MPGe. Even more, what sets RAV4 Prime apart is the standard Electronic On-Demand AWD. … [Read more...] about 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Price Announced, Starts At $38,100