Inside Mercedes-AMG’s F1-powered supercar

Inside Mercedes-AMG’s F1-powered supercar
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New machine to feature more than 736kW of hybrid power The new $3.4 million Mercedes-AMG hypercar, known under the internal working name Project One, will be powered by an advanced petrol-electric plug in hybrid drivetrain based around an Formula One derived petrol engine that operates in combination with four electric motors to deliver an overall output of over 736kW in most performance orientated driving mode, AMG boss Tobias Moers has confirmed. The hi-tech driveline, unveiled at a media event at the Nurburgring 24 Hour race in Germany, uses a heavily…

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New Hyundai baby SUV to be named Kona?

New Hyundai baby SUV to be named Kona?
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Hyundai has revealed that its baby SUV will be named Kona. Set to arrive locally in the third quarter of 2017, the model will be based on Hyundai’s i30, which could make the car slightly larger than the Mazda2-based Mazda CX-3 that has proved popular locally. The Kona is expected to build on technology offered in the next-generation i30, offering advanced driver aids as well as a premium infotainment system. Following in the footsteps of the Tucson and Santa Fe SUVs named after geological locations, the new model takes inspiration…

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Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Concept First Look: Gratefully Undead

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Concept First Look: Gratefully Undead
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Might the MEB Platform Finally Bring us a Modern Microbus? by Frank Markus Words We’ve been teased with the Microbus Concept 2001, Bulli (2011), and at last year’s CES, the BUDD-e—all were takes on Volkswagen’s iconic original air-cooled, rear-engine Type 2 bus. Each troweled on plenty of design cues to evoke the hippy original, but the first two were attempting to drape that monospace design over a conventional front-drive combustion powertrain, and even the BUDD-e, which was said to be electric, failed to eliminate the traditional hood and grille—two absolute…

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2016 Can-Am Spyder F3

2016 Can-Am Spyder F3
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This strange snowmo-roader gets a new engine. First Drive Review Four-wheelers and two-wheelers have been waiting for decades for a suitable place to meet in the middle. Perhaps the lovably antiquated Morgan 3 Wheeler comes closest to making all parties smile, but in general, three-wheeled vehicles have struggled; these are dynamically dissatisfying mutants, and it’s hard to convince either car people, who appreciate stability, or bike people, who favor lean angles, to cross into the middle. New Three-Cylinder Engine, Substantially More Torque The last time we checked in on Bombardier…

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