AutoMobile Magazine contributor Ezra Dyer decided to put two vehicles, one of which is electric, up against each other in an impromtu 0 – 100 mph drag-race.
The models were two luxury sedans – The electric Tesla Model S and the four-door 2013 BMW M5. The place was Gingerman Raceway in western Michigan, in the U.S.
The result? Closer than anyone expected.
Watch the two cars go head-to-head in the video below:
Back in February, Chris Harris also pitted the BMW M5 against the Nissan GT-R. Take a look at the result of that comparison here.
From almost becoming bankrupt in 1993 to reaching a record $23.8 billion in profits and becoming the world’s number one car manufacturer, Volkswagen has certainly gone a long way from being the “people’s car” to being “The Car” as its current slogan states.
Sales comparisons indicate that as early as 2006, VW had already started on its way to the top and by 2011 has already surpassed the rest in terms of worldwide sales. Forecasts for 2018 indicate that VW will further exceed all other carmaking groups.
It was at the Paris Motor Show that Maserati has announced the names of three of its upcoming new cars, two of which are the auto manufacturer’s new SUV and sports saloon.
The luxury car brand’s new production SUV will be named the Levante despite its 2011 concept originally being called the Kubang. What is the significance of the word Levante? Well, it comes from the Via Emilia Levante in Bologna in Italy where the Maserati brothers conceived the idea of the company.
The Levante is expected to launch in 2014.
The ST Experience is giving over 200 people the opportunity to encounter the All-New Focus ST before anyone else, at their local track, with pro racing drivers.
Each winner will also receive an ST cap, keyring and full blown online race video featuring themselves.
One lucky person will also win an exclusive international behind-the-scenes tour of the Ford Focus Factory in Germany and secret testing ground in Belgium, to experience how the Focus ST is designed, manufactured and tested.
This isn’t a competition with a million entries and one prize. There are 200 CHANCES to experience the All-New Focus ST.
Don’s miss out on your chance to win and enter at www.STexperience.co.za
Ahead of its debut at the Paris Motor Show, the F-TYPE is once again put through high-speed testing by engineers showcased in a series of films.
In ‘Fierce’, filmed at the Nardo Test Facility in Italy, the F-TYPE is put through the most rigorous high-speed testing by Jaguar’s engineers. The unique ring shaped track means that test drivers can not only VMax the car but it’s also possible to stress test at the most extreme high temperatures.
Watch as the F-TYPE is pushed to its limits to ensure outstanding performance:
The film ‘Focused’ was filmed at The Nürburgring motorsports complex in Germany. Nürburgring features a Grand Prix race track and an older “North Loop” track, nicknamed the “Green Hell” by Jackie Stewart, which is widely considered one of the most demanding purpose built racing circuits in the world – there is nowhere else like the Nordschleife (the North Loop).
Here the car is tested through a series of sustained high speed laps with rapid changes of direction, gradient, speed, braking, and surface to help refine the cars set up, damping, braking systems, for the most punishing lap on the Green Hell. Proving the cars sporting credentials and real world liveability:
If you are interested in the the F-TYPE and want to keep an eye out for the upcoming videos that will eventually reveal the F-TYPE in all it’s glory, register at www.F-TYPE.com, LIKE Jaguar on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Jaguar and follow @Jaguar on Twitter and Instagram.
You can also join the conversation by using the hashtag #FTYPE.
View more images of the F-TYPE in the gallery below:
Audi has revealed its latest generation S3 hatchback that will makes its debut at the Paris Auto Show that takes place toward the end of September.
Features of the vehicle include:
McLaren Automotive will use its first ever international motor show appearance to preview its next generation ultimate supercar, the P1, which takes much of its technological and spiritual inspiration from the company’s Racing division. P1 has one simple goal: to be the best driver’s car in the world on road and track.
At the Paris Motor Show, Mondial de l’Automobile 2012, P1 is previewed as a design study. Next year a production version, which the company aims to put on sale within 12 months, will be revealed.
Here are some official pictures of the new 2012 Mini Paceman, a coupe version of the Countryman SUV, released by the BMW Group.
According to Car Magazine “It’s the seventh model in the Mini range, and will be available with the familiar range of petrol and diesel four-cylinder engines, as well as a hot turbocharged Cooper S model. Power outputs across the range vary from 111bhp to 181bhp.”
The exterior, that gives the vehicle somewhat of a distinctive look, features a sloped roof that BMW calls a ‘helmet’ roof. It offers the same width as the Countryman with an additional 20mm in length. Potential buyers can spec the wheels 16 to 19 inches in diameter.