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Porsche CEO Confirms New Hypercar Is Coming After 2025
With the 911 running duty as Porsche’s flagship, fans have been wondering when we’ll see a reprise of a Stuttgart-created hypercar in the same vein as the Carrera GT and 918 Spyder. Now Porsche’s CEO, Oliver Blume, has confirmed that a new hypercar is in the works, but not before 2025.
New Honda Breeze Breaks Cover In China As An Alternatively Styled CR-V
The Honda Breeze has been unveiled in China, a product of GAC-Honda which offers a restyled take on the Dongfeng-Honda CR-V. The Breeze features much of the same features as the CR-V but sports a new smaller grille, model-specific LED headlights, and body-colored panels instead of the plastic cladding found on its sibling.
New Mercedes-Maybach S 680 ‘Haute Voiture’ Is A Fashion Inspired Limited Edition Limited
Limited to just 150 units, the Mercedes-Maybach S 680 Haute Voiture has been created as an exuberant luxobarge for the one percent. It draws inspiration from the world of haute couture fashion and is described as one of the most extravagant models the brand has ever created. Blue and gold bouclé fabric is the centerpiece of the interior, while the floor mats are made of linen and mohair. Even the MBUX system has been updated to have the avatars dressed in jackets, tailcoats, and evening gowns.
Remember That Wicked Mazda MX-5 Speedster Render? It’s Entering Production!
First featured on CarScoops back in 2020, tuning company Xenex have decided to make their rendering of their MK1 MX-5 Miata-based Speedster a reality. Xenex says that it has now completed the molds for the body kit and four examples of the car are in production. The transformation will feature a “high-quality, structurally, paint-ready re-body kit,” while the vehicle will be available in three trim levels.
DMC Makes Ferrari Purosangue Wider And Louder
German tuner DMC is preparing a carbon-fiber widebody kit for the Ferrari Purosangue. According to them, the existing design “lacks a bit of spice,” so the bodykit extends the fenders by 30 mm (1.2 inches) and adds integrated vents. There’s also a front lip, hood trims, rocker panels, and a rear diffuser made from carbon fiber.
2023 Nissan Z Gets New Engine Tuning Package By Nismo In Japan
Japanese owners of the 2023 Nissan Z can avail themselves of a power upgrade, courtesy of the “Nismo Sports Resetting Type 2” tuning package. Curiously, Nissan didn’t reveal any specific figures or on-paper improvements for the new ECM settings, although we do know that the engine’s output characteristics have been improved by altering the boost pressure and ignition timing.
Honda Teases New Civic Type R TCR Car Ahead Of April Track Debut
Honda Performance Development (HPD) has given us a preview of their new Civic Type R TCR track car ahead of a full reveal taking place in April next year. The new Type R racer features an overhauled exterior, as well as a modified version of the new engine from the road-going Civic Type R. Other changes include upgraded braking and transmission systems, a new multi-channel driver display, and a revised ‘quick fill’ fueling system.
What Else Is Making The News
Elon Musk Booed Off Stage On A Dave Chappelle Show
Elon Musk was booed off stage after he was introduced as a surprise guest at Dave Chappelle’s San Francisco Show. “Cheers and Boos I see,” said Chappelle, who then joked that it “sounds like some of those people you fired are in the audience.”
Ex-FTX Boss Sam Bankman-Fried Charged By US Authorities
Breaking News: Sam Bankman-Fried, the FTX founder, was arrested in the Bahamas after U.S. prosecutors filed criminal charges, the Bahamas government said. https://t.co/Nzw6mDVHXC
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 12, 2022
Sam Bankman-Fried, the former boss of failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX, has been charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) after his arrest in the Bahamas. Bankman-Fried is accused of “orchestrating a scheme to defraud investors,” reports BBC News.