Two very different large sedans face off in a straight-line duel – who will win? The Kia Stinger and Tesla Model S aren't what you would call 'natural rivals' despite both being pitched as large luxurious sports sedans.In a new video by the UK's Top Gear, the publication's deputy editor, Jack Rix, races the top of the line Stinger GT against the 'entry level' Model S 75D on the drag strip.On paper, not a whole lot separates the pair, with the Kia and Tesla putting out 270kW and 272kW respectively. In terms of torque, the all-electric Tesla has the beefier output with 660Nm compared to the Kia's 510Nm, while the claimed 0-60mph (0-97km/h) times are separated by half a second in the Model S's favour.Anyway, enough numbers talk, have a watch of the clip below to see who wins:MORE: Kia Stinger news, reviews, comparisons and videoMORE: Tesla Model S news, reviews, comparisons and video … [Read more...] about Kia Stinger GT v Tesla Model S 75D drag race
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Tesla’s may be fast and they may be the latest must-have for select car enthusiasts but they suffer from many of the same security vulnerabilities of other modern cars, particularly regarding their key fobs. A video out of the UK has made this abundantly clear as a pair of thieves managed to steal a Tesla Model S with nothing but a tablet and a smartphone. Unfortunately for them, they were caught on security camera. The clip shows one of the thieves walking back and forth along the front of the house with a tablet to intercept the frequency used by the Tesla’s key fob. Once this frequency was captured, it was relayed to the smartphone of the second thief who was standing next to the Tesla’s door. Put simply, the Tesla was fooled into thinking the key fob was nearby. With convenience comes certain security risks. With access to the car, the thieves proceeded to disable the remote access to the car meaning Tesla cannot track it. This was likely done by removing the … [Read more...] about Watch Thieves Steal A Tesla Model S With Simple Key Fob Hack
The new Jaguar I-Pace is the first premium battery electric model from an established manufacturer and it’s only natural that the media will compare it against Tesla’s own models. Top Gear did exactly that, bringing a Tesla Model S 75D for a drag race against the electric Jaguar. And while the Model S isn’t the obvious rival to the I-Pace, it’s Tesla’s only model that’s priced around the same with the Jaguar, with the base Model X being significantly more expensive at £75,850 in the UK. The Jaguar I-Pace starts from £63,495 while the Tesla Model S P75D costs from £68,950, making it the cheaper option, at least before you start playing with the options. But the main reason we’re here isn’t to discuss pricing details but to see which of the two electric models is the faster on a straight line. The I-Pace offers 395hp (400PS) and 513lb-ft (696Nm) of torque, while the Tesla is packing 362hp (367PS) and 486lb-ft (659Nm) of … [Read more...] about Jaguar I-Pace Vs Tesla Model S 75D: Which EV Is The Quickest On A Straight Line?
Revealed at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona is the EPCS V2.3 Tesla P100DL – the new race-ready version of the Model S that will form the basis of the Electric Production Car Series. The electric powertrain seems to have been altered slightly to produce 778 horsepower (585 kW) and 734 lb-ft (995 Nm) of torque. With the cockpit stripped out for competition, the organizers say it’ll run to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.1 seconds and top out at 250 km/h (155 mph). As you can see from the pictures, the bodywork seems to have been modified as well, with blistered wheel arches and a racing-spec aero kit to help keep the car glued to the track through the corners. A full grid of these cars will be deployed in a 10-race season. Rounds will be held in Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and Portugal, with the last race to be held at the end of October 2019 at Vallelunga on the outskirts of Rome. The series will be supported by an electric karting championship and an … [Read more...] about Electric Racing Tesla Model S P100DL Unveiled At Catalunya
Tweet TweetThe new Tesla Model S finally arrives in Europe with two configurations, namely the 60 kWh or 85 kWh versions. While U.S. buyers benefit from a more affordable 40 kWh model, Tesla decided not to bring it to the European market. The entry-level model in Europe it’s the one which gets the 60 kWh system and starts at €72,600, a significantly bigger price tag compared to the U.S. model. Next up is the 85 kWh version at €83,150 and the Performance variant at €97,550. The price climbs even higher at €101,400 for the Tesla Model S Signature while the range-topping Signature Performance begins at €110,950. If these prices are still affordable for you, the company has good news if you live in the UK. They plan to build a right-hand drive variant of the new Tesla Model S later next year. More information on Tesla’s new electric car availability in Europe will be released next year. … [Read more...] about Tesla prices the new Model S from €72,600 in Europe