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Polestar Exec Says Porsche 911 Serves As Benchmark For Its Upcoming Sports Car
Polestar is fast adding to its range of all-electric offerings, with a hotly anticipated model, the Polestar 6, already in the works. The two-door sports car will be setting its sights high too, with engineers benchmarking the Porsche 911 in terms of vehicle dynamics. Polestar has time on its hands, as the first production units won’t arrive in showrooms until 2026, but the prospect of the 911 getting some competition is an exciting one.
Lancia Reveals New Logo And Pu+Ra Zero Sculpture Teasing EV Design Language
Stellantis wants to reinvent Lancia for a new era, as it plans to reintroduce a new Ypsilon, Aurelia, and Delta from 2024 through 2028. And although the Lancia Design Day didn’t give us any previews of these new models, it did bring with it a new logo, as well as a sculpture called Pu+Ra Zero, hinting at the brand’s new design language. Lancia also announced its collaboration with Italian furniture maker Cassina in regard to the interior design of its models.
Audi RS6 And RS7 Gain New Performance Editions With More Power And Less Weight
Audi has introduced a higher echelon to the RS6 and RS7 lineup, with new Performance editions. The changes, which include larger turbochargers and increased boost pressure, will develop an additional 30 hp (22 kW / 30 PS) and 37 lb-ft (50 Nm) of torque, bringing the total output to an impressive 621 hp (463 kW / 630 PS) and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque.
2024 Tesla Model 3 Facelift With An Even More Simplified Interior In The Works
Codenamed “Highland,” the Tesla Model 3 is reportedly going through a refresh for the 2024 model year. Exterior updates are expected to be minor; however, the interior will likely take an even more minimalistic approach, with Tesla further simplifying the cabin and focusing on the infotainment screen.
Nissan Serena Minivan Debuts In Japan With High-Tech And Practicality Features
The sixth-generation Nissan Serena is available for order in Japan as the minivan segment in Asia continues to go from strength to strength. The new Serena adopts Nissan’s latest design language but retains the boxy shape that the model is known for. The new generation has an extra 120 mm (4.7 inches) of driver legroom compared to its predecessor while a multi-purpose center seat in the second row changes the interior layout from a 7-seater to an 8-seater. Each passenger has access to smartphone pockets, cupholders, USB ports, and onboard Wi-Fi.
Koenigsegg Is Gearing Up To Deliver The Very First Jesko
Four years after the Swedish manufacturer unveiled the Jesko, the first customer example is getting ready to be delivered. This particular Jesko was spotted testing outside the automaker’s factory in Ängelholm, Sweden, and is finished in a simple shade known as Battle Grey. It has also been equipped with a set of orange brake calipers and was spotted with protective tape across the sides to ensure the paint remains in tip-top condition for when the keys are handed over to the buyer.
What Else Is Making The News
Mattia Binotto Resigns As Ferrari F1 Team Principle
Ferrari has confirmed that the team principal of their F1 operation, Mattia Binotto, has resigned from the squad after a difficult year that saw the team finish behind Red Bull in the standings. It comes after the Scuderia showed great promise at the start of the season, but made several errors along the way.
12,000 Lb Statue Of Elon Musk’s Head On A Goat Delivered To Tesla HQ
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Elon GOAT Token chose to promote their cryptocurrency by investing in the creation of a sculpture that combines Elon Musk’s head with the body of a goat riding a rocket. However, it appears that the stunt failed to even get a response from the billionaire.