Tesla wasn't there, but it's presence was felt eveywhere
There were many cars in the building but really only one story, Tesla. In the space of a decade, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has effectively reinvented the automobile, from propulsion to user interface, and helped kick-start the age of autonomy. The company’s influence, its ideas, can be seen in every corner of the L.A. Convention Center with many cars now fully electric our electrified hybrids. And sure there was the occasional race car or two.
The McLaren Senna: The Ultimate Road-Legal Track Car
Over $1 million supercar
New Ultimate Series is the most extreme McLaren road car yet. It bears the name of legendary Formula 1 driver, Ayrton Senna, honoring its status as the ultimate McLaren track car, legalized for the road. At 1,198kg (2,641lbs), it is the lightest McLaren road car since the iconic McLaren F1. The 4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 pumps out 789bhp and 590 lb ft of torque. Priced at over an insane $1 million the production is limited to 500 units, all hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, Surrey, England from Q3 2018.
Volkswagen I.D. Crozz EV coming to America in 2020
I.D. CROZZ-based SUV will be the first next-gen VW EV on USA roads
Volkswagen Group of America revealed today it will introduce an all-new electric compact sport-utility vehicle in 2020 based on the I.D. CROZZ concept vehicle, which made its North American debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The all-electric compact SUV is expected to precede the revival of the iconic Volkswagen Bus in 2022, with a vehicle based on the I.D. BUZZ concept.
BMW i8 Roadster: two-seater with full electric convertible top
-The BMW i8 Roadster: two-seater with full electric convertible top that opens in under 16 seconds. -Optimized BMW eDrive technology: more power– total output increased to 369 hp. -The BMW i8 Roadster: emotion-stirring design promises an intense driving experience. -New exterior colors E-Copper and Donnington Grey. -New Tera World Copper with E-Copper upholstery. -Carbon Fiber Interior Trim.
First Modern-Era Corvette ZR1 Convertible Makes Debut
At LA Auto Show
Chevrolet today dropped the top on the 755-HP 2019 Corvette ZR1 with the global introduction of the ZR1 convertible, the first ZR1 drop-top since the original 1970 model-year ZR1. On sale next spring alongside the Corvette ZR1 coupe, the ZR1 convertible emphasizes Corvette’s iconic proportions and functional sculpture, highlighting the seamless transition between the exterior and interior. The ZR1 coupe will carry a suggested retail price of $119,995, while the ZR1 convertible will start at $123,995 (prices include destination charge, but exclude tax, title and other dealer fees).
Ferrari China is delighted to announce the China launch of Ferrari Portofino today, continuing its relentless pursuit of building on its success by introducing this new car that has been highly anticipated ever since its global debut in Frankfurt in September 2017. Thanks to its perfect combination of sportiness, elegance and on-board comfort, the new Ferrari Portofino V8 GT is set to dominate its segment.
New Vantage road car forms basis of 2018 WEC challenger
Aston Martin revealed the new Vantage: a dynamics successor to the biggest-selling road car in the British marque’s history. This evening, in an unprecedented synchronized launch, Aston Martin Racing revealed the new Vantage GTE: the spectacular new FIA World Endurance Championship challenger poised to replace the team’s most successful competition car of all-time, the multiple Le Mans-winning V8 Vantage GTE.
New McLaren 720S GT3 race car to begin testing in 2018
Single-make Pure McLaren-GT race series to be launched in 2018
McLaren Automotive, the British creator of luxury sports cars and supercars, is to expand its race-winning activities in GT racing with a number of new initiatives. Headlining these is the announcement that a new 720S GT3 race car will join the successful 570S GT4, and this new model will begin testing next year for launch with customer teams in 2019.
The fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever
Chevrolet today introduced the 2019 Corvette ZR1, a supercar that pushes Corvette's performance legacy with the highest power, greatest track performance and most advanced technology in its production history. The Corvette ZR1's exclusive LT5 supercharged engine, which is rated at an SAE-certified 755 horsepower (563 kW) and 715 lb-ft of torque (969 Nm), is establishing a new benchmark in performance.
Volvo's all-electric spinoff, Polestar, is making it a point to be the Swede's first entry into the electric future where batteries are king. The brand's first model as an independent entity, the Polestar 1, is being called a "Grand Tourer Coupe." The Polestar 1's hybrid powertrain pumps out 600 horsepower and 737 ft-lb of torque, thanks to dual electric motors positioned at the rear of the car and a twincharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder driving the front wheels. Polestar 1 is capable of traveling 93 miles on batteries only.
A sharp 1970 Chevelle LS6 can set you back $75,000 or more. Same for a Boss 302 Mustang. A 1969 Plymouth GTX 4-speed can run over $40,000, which is still not affordable for many car enthusiasts. You don't even want to know what freshly restored Dodge Daytona would cost. The plain fact is that most fast sports cars from the peak of the muscle car era remain beyond the reach of the average working man. But there is one exception.
9 New Innovations That Are Creating More Fuel Efficiency
by John Hawthorne
If you’re trying to improve your budget, protect the environment, or simply stop wasting so much money on gasoline, fuel efficiency is hugely important. After all, driving a massive, gas-guzzling vehicle gets really expensive really fast. 20 miles to the gallon might not seem like a big deal, but when you have to constantly drop $100 to fill up your tank, it can get pretty old. In the past, fuel-efficient cars were only for those who either had a lot of money or who didn’t care about overall performance. However, that’s quickly changing. With numerous innovations in automotive technology, vehicles are becoming more fuel-efficient and more affordable.
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