SEMA 2022, Tesla Cybertruck Inches Closer To Production, And Koenigsegg KXX Rendering: Your Weekly Brief


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The Genesis G80 Electric And Hyundai Santa Fe’s Seat Belt Pretensioners May Explode And Hyundai Also Warns 2018 Santa Fe Sport Owners To Park Outside Over Fire Risk

It has been a potentially nerve-wracking week for Genesis and Hyundai owners, as a number of vehicles have been issued with some important recalls. On Tuesday, Hyundai warned owners of 2018 Santa Fe sport owner to park outside due to a fire risk, with 44,396 crossovers missed in the initial recall. The recall relates to ABS modules in which an electrical short can develop. A few days later, 2023 Genesis G80 Electric and several versions of the 2021-2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid were also recalled due to exploding seatbelt pretensioners.

All The Best From The 2022 SEMA Show 

Take a look at our dedicated SEMA hub for the best builds from this year’s show, including the “B is for Build” super custom mid-engine 1967 Ford Mustang, Ringbrothers 1,200-HP Chevy Blazer “Bully”, and the Eneos Subaru-Swapped Porsche 911 GT3 STI.

Dodge Won’t Totally Rule Out Straight-Six ICE Charger After 2024, CEO Says, And Updated Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Has 9 Power Options And Bugatti-Style Speed Key For Hottest Versions

Dodge descended upon SEMA with a freshly repainted Charger Daytona SRT Concept, as the company revealed even more about its upcoming EV muscle car. We now know that buyers will have the choice of nine different power outputs, and that the hottest versions will come with a “crystal” key that plugs into the dash. CEO Tim Kuniskis also revealed that the addition of Stellantis’ Hurricane inline-six into a future Charger hasn’t been completely written off either.

The Tesla Cybertruck Looks Dangerously Close To Real Life Production In New Images And Video

The Tesla Cybertruck is inching forward closer to production, with new photos and video showing off the 9,000-ton Giga Press and a tail light that we’ve never seen before. Meanwhile, a new report says that Tesla plans to put the Cybertruck into mass production starting at the end of 2023.

Koenigsegg KXX Rendering Imagines The Ultimate 2,000 HP Hybrid Hypercar

Professional car designer Emre Husmen created what he thinks a fictional Koenigsegg KXX would look like if it were ever to go into production. His illustration combines his own design style with some of the styling traits that Koenigsegg has become synonymous with. It features a bold front fascia where traditional headlights have been replaced by air intakes and curved LED light bars, while the rear features a towering wing and a large diffuser, as well as huge grilles.

Tesla Model 3 Found Floating In The Ocean Off Santa Barbara

Just off the beach in Santa Barbara, California, authorities found a white Tesla Model 3 halfway under the water. Raquel Zick, public information officer for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, told Carscoops “We made sure that the vehicle wasn’t reported as stolen and notified the registered owner that it was their responsibility to have it recovered.” According to Zick, this situation wasn’t too far different from the Bronco we told you about during the summer which suffered a similar fate.​

Dodge Blew Up 7 Engines Trying To Certify Ultimate Hellcat For Final “Last Call” Challenger Special

Dodge’s engineering team blew up seven Hellcat engines trying to get a more powerful variant through Dodge’s grueling certification process, forcing the cancellation of the car’s planned SEMA debut. The final, seventh ‘Last Call’ Challenger will have the most powerful V8 yet, but until the team can get it to work reliably, they won’t be revealing the new car.

What Else Is Making The News

New Japanese Godzilla Movie In The Works For 2023

Godzilla will be getting a new movie, with the original creators, Toho, playing an active role in development. Takashi Yamazaki will direct the new Godzilla. The filmmaker has previously helmed Lupin III: The First, Parasyte Part 1 and Part 2, and Dragon Quest: Your Story, reports IGN.

Study Predicts What Humans Will Look Like In 3000 Years 

A study has predicted that humans in the year 3000 will have a “text claw thumb, hunchback and second eyelids.” American tech company Toll Free Forwarding designed a 3D model named Mindy to bring the impacts to life.


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