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Audi Sport Shows F1 Livery Ahead Of 2026 Entry, Announces Hybrid Powertrain Development
Audi has finally confirmed the rumors, announcing that it will join the Formula 1 grid from the 2026 season. The German automaker has stated it will partner with an existing team as an engine supplier, the choice of which will be confirmed later this year. In news that could be related, it was announced that Alfa Romeo would be ending its title sponsorship of Sauber (a team that has been linked to Audi) after 2023.
Czinger Reveals 21C V Max Optimized For Maximum Acceleration And Top Speed And Czinger’s Second Production Model Is A Four-Seater Dubbed The Hyper GT
Czinger has revealed two new cars, expanding the supercar manufacturer’s lineup. Following on from the track-focused 21C, the 21C V Max is a long-tailed variant that ditches some of the corner-hugging aero in favor of a sleeker design. Meanwhile, the Hyper GT is an elegant, V8-hybrid-powered four-seater that will form part of a six-car range that Czinger plans to introduce in the next seven years.
14,000 Dodge Hornet Orders In 24 Hours? If Alfa’s Tonale Bombs Blame The Brand, Not The Car And Alfa Romeo Is Apparently Pissed About The Dodge Hornet, And We Can See Why
The early success of the Dodge Hornet is excellent news for the American automaker, but rumor has it that its Italian stablemate isn’t best pleased with how the rebadging went. According to The Drive, Alfa Romeo officials are displeased that their Tonale project was “hijacked” during development to lower Dodge’s overall emissions figures. To add insult to injury, over 14,000 pre-orders for the Hornet prove that the compact SUV’s $29,995 starting price is a great one. However, with the Alfa expected to start in the region of $39,000, how many will pay such a premium for a car that is essentially the same, with a less confidence-inspiring badge?
Porsches And Bentleys Are Piling Up At Finland’s Helsinki Airport As Russians Bypass Flight Ban
Russian tourists’ luxury cars fill up Helsinki airport.
Porsches, Bentleys and other luxury cars with Russian licence plates are filling up the parking garage at the airport as Finland becomes a key transit country for Russian tourists flying to Europehttps://t.co/6nDdsdFsPm pic.twitter.com/BL80KkZBK7
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) August 24, 2022
Travel restrictions out of Russia have meant that some richer nationals are choosing to drive to Finland to catch flights. The neighboring country is accessible by road, and the country’s capital, Helsinki, is starting to see luxury cars pile into its airport’s parking garages. While under EU rules Finland isn’t allowed to close its own borders to specific nationalities, the country’s foreign minister isn’t happy with those exploiting the loophole and wants a ban to be imposed soon.
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Kia Shows Production EV9 SUV Training For Early 2023 Debut
Kia’s foray into the electric vehicle realm has already been well received by reviewers and buyers alike. Following on from the success of the EV6 will be the EV9, a full-size SUV with three rows of seating. Kia released a handful of images of the new EV9 testing before a full reveal sometime next year. From what has been shown, we can see that the EV9 will stay faithful to last year’s showcar, with a few minor differences.
Dodge Unveils First Of Seven ‘Last Call’ Special Editions, The 2023 Challenger Shakedown
As Dodge prepares to wind down production on the current-generation Challenger and Charger, the company will offer seven special editions to commemorate the model. The first of these will be the 2023 Dodge Challenger Shakedown. It will be based on the R/T Scatpat and available for either the standard or widebody version of the car adding elements such as the Mopar Shaker hood, new wheel designs, and a commemorative plaque.
Bentley Mulliner Batur Debuts As Most Powerful Model In The Company’s History
Bentley will be transitioning to EVs in the not-too-distant future, but it isn’t ready to part with the W12 ICE without giving it a fitting send-off. With more than 730 hp (544 kW / 740 PS) and 737 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque, the Bentley Mulliner Batur is the most powerful model the brand has ever produced. While we wait for a detailed breakdown of the performance specs, what we do know is that the Mulliner Batur will be limited to just 18 examples and will feature four-wheel steering, torque vectoring, and carbon brakes. The design of the Batur is also said to serve as a reference point for future EV Bentleys.
What Else Is Making The News
PlayStation 5 Consoles Get A Price Hike In EU And Canada
If you’re one of many who’ve been waiting for the supply of the PlayStation 5 to improve before grabbing one, then we have some bad news for you. The PS5 will cost an extra €50 in Europe and CAD $20 in Canada. However, thanks to the strength of the dollar, the US won’t see any increases in price for now.
Moderna Sues Pfizer Over Covid Vaccines
Moderna is suing Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech for patent infringement in the development of the first COVID vaccine approved in the United States, alleging they copied technology that Moderna developed years before the pandemic https://t.co/h0kinm4Qyd
— Reuters (@Reuters) August 26, 2022
The brands of Moderna and Pfizer have both become household names as they led the long way out of the COVID pandemic with their vaccines. However, the US company, Moderna, is suing Pfizer and its partner BioNTech for allegedly copying its mRNA technology.