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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It will be 201 inches (5.1 meters) long. Rumors of a larger Defender emerged even before Land Rover revived the legendary off-roader in September 2019. Company executives have now officially confirmed a three-row derivative is in the pipeline and will be on sale within the next 18 months. Known as the Defender 130 , the more spacious SUV "will hit a sweet spot in North America, China and also the Middle East, which we're not yet touching," according to Chief Financial Officer Adrian Mardell. According to an internal document from a couple of years ago, the more family-friendly derivative will retain the 119-in (3,022-mm) wheelbase of the Defender 110 while stretching the overall length by about 13 inches (342 millimeters) to 201 inches (5,100 millimeters). The same document referred to the Defender 130 as being a "premium explorer" with eight seats. Gallery: Land Rover Defender 110 V8 44 Photos … [Read more...] about Three-Row Land Rover Defender 130 Confirmed, On Sale Within 18 Months
"Limited lease sales" are planned though. In November last year, Honda announced it had "received the required type designation for Level 3 automated driving" in Japan. This approval allows the company to sell cars in the country, equipped with Level 3 autonomous driving systems . It took Honda just four months to prepare the 2021 Legend equipped with the tech for public sales. Starting today, the Honda Legend EX with the so-called Honda Sensing Elite will be available for lease sales in Japan. The semi-autonomous driving system upgrades the existing Honda Sensing family of systems, available for models of the brand in Europe and the United States. Gallery: 2021 Honda Legend with Level 3 autonomous system 7 Photos The main feature of the Elite system is the Traffic Jam Pilot, which takes full control of the car when it is in a bumper-to-bumper traffic … [Read more...] about Honda Legend With Level 3 Autonomous Driving Goes On Sale In Japan
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?
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”