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2023 Corvette Z06: Would You Buy It Rather Than The 718 Cayman GT4 From Porsche And Other New And Used Sports Car Heroes For $ 100,000?
With the launch of the 2023 Corvette Z06, there’s no doubt that the performance specs for the money pretty much shatters its European rivals. But if numbers aren’t your primary consideration, there are still some great performance options out there for this price tag, including the upcoming Lotus Emira and the 718 Cayman GT4. And the options start to open up exponentially when you consider pre-owned supercars like the Gallardo, R8 or Ferrari’s 360 Modena.
2022 Audi A8 Facelift unveiled with visual updates, new trims and more tech
Audi has given the A8 a makeover for the 2022 model year, with improvements designed to keep the model relevant until an all-new electric version arrives in 2024. The revised A8 features subtle external updates , but the majority of the changes are inside, with a focus on the ultimate rear-seat passenger experience. Sales of the model will begin in December and it will be the last of its generation. Meanwhile, Audi also unveiled the Maybach rival the A8L Horch, but it won’t come to the United States.
2022 VW ID.5 is an electric coupe SUV with a sporty GTX variant that will not come to the United States
Unfortunately, VW will not be offering the ID.5 to US customers. Instead, the European market will have access to the sporty coupe-like design based on the ID.4, which is similar in size but straighter. The ID.5 receives exterior tweaks compared to the ID.4 to make it more stylish, but the interior remains almost entirely unchanged. The ID.5 will also be offered in a more impactful GTX variant with a total output of 295 hp.
SP Automotive Chaos Debuts As World’s First “Ultracar”, 3,065 HP Flagship Costs $ 14.4 Million
Greek startup Spyros Panopoulos Automotive has revealed Chaos, which they tout as the world’s first “Ultracar”. SP Automotive has made some bold statements about Chaos and its capabilities, confident that it will break almost any speed record for a production car. However, as the only thing shown was a number of renderings, it was hardly surprising that the internet started to question the legitimacy of the project. The founder of SP Automotive therefore retaliated and responded to comments, calling the reviews “hateful”.
Hyundai teases SEVEN concept that will lead to Ioniq 7 full-size electric SUV in 2024
Hyundai is moving towards the electrification of its range and has unveiled its latest concept named SEVEN and previewed at the AutoMobility LA show on November 17th. The SEVEN will serve as a production preview of its next electric SUV Ioniq 7, which is expected to hit the market in early 2024. The Ioniq 7 would be offered in a 6 to 7 seater configuration and would have a very futuristic design. . Hyundai has already confirmed that the Ioniq 7 will use its SK Innovation batteries with a capacity of 100 kWh, which should, in theory, give the electric vehicle a range of well over 483 km.
New Toyota Aygo X debuts as adventurous city car for Europe
The A segment is shrinking, Peugeot and Citroën having chosen not to continue their respective small cars 107 and C1. But Toyota, which had previously partnered with PSA, has chosen to go it alone for the next generation of its city car. The production version of the Aygo X Prologue retains most of the eccentric styling of the concept car and is expected to arrive in Europe in 2022 with a single engine option, a 1.0-liter three-cylinder developing 71 hp.
The 2023 Ford Bronco DR is a $ 250,000 Limited Edition 5.0L Desert Racer V8 You Can Buy
Ford will launch 50 Desert Racer versions of the new Bronco for the public to buy. The Bronco DR is based on the vehicle that will compete in the 2022 SCORE Baja 1000, was built for off-roading only and will not be road legal. For around $ 250,000, customers will receive a series of high-performance upgrades designed specifically for desert conditions, all powered by a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 that is said to produce over 400 hp.
What else is in the news
IPhone USB-C hits six digits on Ebay
An iPhone X whose Lightning port has been replaced with a fully functional USB-C port goes up for auction on eBay. A robotics engineer unhappy with Apple’s refusal to adopt USB-C on its phones had modified the unit. The auction on eBay is, at the time of writing, $ 100,100.
Squid game-based cryptocurrency appears to be a massive scam
The Squid digital token has collapsed losing all of its value as it appears to have been a scam from the start. The BBC reports that the cryptocurrency creators, who were inspired by Netflix’s hit show Squid Game, appear to have made around $ 3.38 million.