Former World RX champion and EKS team owner Mattias Ekstrom recently announced an increased collaboration with reigning World RX teams’ champion JC Raceteknik to form the new EKS JC squad, which ran Ekstrom in a Skoda Fabia R5 last weekend on the Arctic Rally Finland World Rally Championship round. The team has now revealed its first new project, an A1 rally machine built in cooperation with South African rally outfit Rally Technic using a ‘Rally2 kit’. Rally2 is the new name for the second tier of rallying, below cars in the top class of the WRC. Read Also: JC Raceteknik join forces with Ekstrom’s team Ekstrom to return to WRC in Arctic Rally Finland The new A1 boasts a 1.6-litre engine that produces 263 horsepower, driving all four wheels through a five-speed sequential gearbox, using a kit presumed to be supplied by French firm ORECA, the renamed version of its FIA R4 kit concept. “When the new generation of Audi A1 was launched, we knew we want to … [Read more...] about EKS launches Audi A1 Quattro Rally2 car
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Home Four wheelers oi-Punith Bharadwaj By Punith Bharadwaj Updated: Friday, March 5, 2021, 14:14 [IST] BMW India has open bookings for the much-awaited BMW M340i xDrive from today. The sports sedan will be available in limited units. The pre-launch bookings are exclusively being accepted at BMW online shop for Rs 1 lakh. Additionally, the first 40 M340i customers will be offered a specially curated Driver Training at an iconic race track in India. This enables an opportunity for customers to master the racing line skills with the help of BMW Certified trainers. Owners will be able to extract the maximum performance of their M340i and tame their machines. Speaking about the sports sedan itself, the M340i xDrive features a muscular design with sleek-looking headlamps with integrated DRLs, the brand's distinctive kidney grille, aggressive bumpers at both ends, rear spoiler and 18-inch alloy wheels; among others. … [Read more...] about BMW M340i xDrive Bookings Open Ahead Of India Launch: Comes Slideways Ready!
The SUV's facelift will also allegedly bring a high-performance Sport RS version. Lamborghini has been spotted on multiple occasions testing a mid-cycle facelift for the Urus, and a new report from Car Magazine claims the disguise will come off sometime in 2022. The revised variant of the "Super SUV" is expected to bring an extension of the family as Sant'Agata Bolognese is allegedly planning a plug-in hybrid version and also a non-electrified Sport RS. The PHEV has been a long time coming, with Lamborghini's chief technical officer Maurizio Reggiani revealing in an interview nearly three years ago the Urus would get a charging port within 18 months. That obviously didn't happen, but it appears the LM 002's spiritual successor is getting closer to jumping on the electrified bandwagon. Gallery: 2022 Lamborghini Urus Evo Spy Photos 18 Photos … [Read more...] about Lamborghini Urus Plug-In Hybrid To Pack 820 Horsepower?
Electric Model 3 beats German luxury sedan competition in sales for February in Europe. In its first full month on the market, the Tesla Model 3 shot to #1 on the European sales charts in its so-called luxury mid-size sedan segment. That's quite an accomplishment for Tesla , the electric automaker that hails from California. Even more impressive is that the Model 3 isn't even available in the UK, as right-hand-drive versions have yet to be produced. More Model 3 News ⠀ Tesla Model 3 Performance Takes On Audi TT, RWD Model 3 $35,000 Tesla Model 3 Leading To Price Cuts On Chevy Bolt The focus here is on sales in the month of February. Those figures for Europe have just become final. So then, exactly how well did the Model 3 do in regards to sales? Well, it outsold some stiff German competition like the BMW 3 Series , Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class . That's like a punch in the face to the German automakers right there. As expected, … [Read more...] about Tesla Model 3 Tops European Sales Chart For Premium Midsize Sedan
The Super SUV is making its video debut. After a painstakingly long teaser campaign, the Urus is finally here in all of its “Super SUV” glory. While Lamborghini has said it will stay true to its one engine, one model rule, things might change in the foreseeable future if we were to rely on a new report coming from Auto Express . The British magazine had a chat with a “company insider” and managed to find out the Urus will eventually become Lamborghini’s first production plug-in hybrid car. It won’t be the first ever electrified bull from Sant’Agata Bolognese as the Asterion concept from three years ago rocked the Huracan’s V10 and three electric motors for a grand total of 910 horsepower (669 kilowatts). Update: Lamborghini Promises To Race The Urus Super SUV Lamborghini Happy To Report Urus Is A Hit, Average Price Is $240K Getting back to the hybridized Urus , it will primarily come to life in order to give the SSUV more chances to become a hit in China, … [Read more...] about Lamborghini Insider Says Urus Hybrid Is “Necessary”