The all-electric Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 ancestor accomplished for the sky afresh with NHRA Funny Car disciplinarian Bob Tasca III at the caster at the NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. The all-electric dragster blazed through the quarter-mile in 8.826 seconds at 156.81 miles per hour as it reached 1,502 aiguille caster horsepower. Tasca absent the bout chase by a adenoids adjoin above NHRA Funny Car driver Tony Pedregon in a supercharged gas V-8 Cobra Jet.
Ford engineers said the Cobra Jet 1400’s ability is agnate to the accumulated achievement of added than three 2021 Mustang GT V-8 engines. Ford Performance collaborated with Cascadia Motion to ability the Cobra Jet 1400 with four motors total, these motor-inverter bales active at 800 volts and up to 700 amps, with best achievement of 350kW per motor. See added on YouTube at https://bit.ly/3ixsEpe.
Dodge is alms a Widebody amalgamation on the 2021 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker and T/A 392 with the added auto and tires. The Widebody R/T Scat Pack adds 3.5 inches of all-embracing amplitude on Pirelli P305/35ZR20-inch tires army to 20-by-11-inch auto and has an SRT-tuned anatomy and adaptive suspension. It additionally features Line Lock, which engages the advanced brakes to authority the Challenger stationary, but leaves the rear auto chargeless for a addict to calefaction up and apple-pie them.
The Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker Widebody comes with the cold-air avaricious beat that extends from the agent compartment, administering acknowledgment air into the 392 HEMI V-8. Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker Widebody starts at $47,690, while the Challenger T/A 392 Widebody starts at $49,090. The cars are scheduled to access aboriginal abutting year.
Volkswagen is assuming some brain-teaser images of its new bunched SUV that will aperture beneath the Tiguan and follows the barrage of its Atlas Cross Sport beforehand this year. The official acknowledge will booty place on October 13.
Meanwhile, an online blog armpit alleged VWIDTalk has acquaint that Volkswagen trademarked ‘e-Thing’ in Europe with the EUIPO. The blog says that could beggarly an all-electric admiration to the VW Beetle-based “Thing” of the 1970s, and addition of the company’s new ID line. Volkswagen has done some austere retro-designed EVs of late, like the planned ID Buzz (classic Microbus) and its ID Dune concept, which pays admiration to the aboriginal 1960s Meyers Manx dune buggy.
Maserati apparent its new MC20 ((MC for Maserati Corse and 20 for 2020) sports car in Italy, with the new twin-turbocharged 630-hp Nettuno V-6 able of 60 mph in under 2.9 seconds. The new engine signals Maserati’s acknowledgment to bearing its own ability units afterwards a aperture of added than 20 years. The MC20 architecture was produced in about 24 months, with a aggregation of Maserati Innovation Lab engineers, abstruse specialists from the Maserati Agent Lab and designers from the Maserati Style Centre.
The two-seater gets butterfly doors and a alert rear addle-brain that improves downforce. Inside, the disciplinarian gets two 10-inch screens for advice and multimedia, the closing including affiliated navigation, Alexa and a Wi-Fi Hotspot. The assembly barrage is appointed after this year.
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