Lamborghini's rolled into the Paris Motor Show with a new concept. It's called the Asterion LPI 910-4. It has all the superlatives you expect from the brand. It delivers over 900 horsepower. It goes from zero to 62 mph in three seconds flat. Top speed is 199 mph. The post Lamborghini’s First Hybrid Is a 900-Horsepower Rocket appeared first on WIRED.
To keep its customers on the road as much as possible, Tesla has built an international network of Supercharger stations, which can charge the battery in the Model S halfway in just 20 minutes. It’s a good alternative to slow setups that can take hours to charge vehicles, and allows for long-distance journeys if the […] The post A Giant Charger That Juices Up Electric Buses in Three Minutes appeared first on WIRED.
With the new pint-sized Fiat 500X, Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne wants to show his vision for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is ready for the street. The trendy Italian crossover model has a roundish front and curvy rear reminiscent of the iconic 500 subcompact, and yet it's essentially a clone of the rugged Jeep Renegade.
The second Fiat 500 derivative can be seen in high resolution thanks to another wave of leaked images before the vehicle's debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show . The new Fiat 500X will be built upon the same platform as the forthcoming Jeep Renegade.
U.S. consumers bought more cars in September than in the previous year, but early sales results from leading automakers on Wednesday were mixed. General Motors Co, Fiat SpA's Chrysler Group and Nissan Motor Co all reported year-to-year sales gains, but Ford Motor Co said sales fell slightly from a year ago.
Posting its 54th month in a row of year-over-year sales growth, Chrysler announced sales of 169,890 total units in September, a 19 percent increase. Again, Jeep is simply dominating the sales charts within the Chrysler portfolio both in terms of volume and with a 47 percent sales improvement over last year.
By the time Ian Allen came across the motorcyclists and their ancient machines, they?d already been riding two weeks. They?d worked their way northwest from Florida, crossing the Mississippi River and the great, sprawling plains of the heartland before climbing up, up, up Loveland Pass to cross the Continental Divide. And here they were in Utah, with another 1,000 miles to go. Allen had chanced upon the third annual Motorcycle Cannonball Run, a leisurely 4,000 mile tour of the back roads between Daytona Beach, Florida, and Tacoma, Washington. The post Blasting Across the U.S. on Ridiculously Cool Antique Motorcycles appeared first on WIRED.
The news coming from Lotus has been lousy of late. The British automaker known for its sports cars is slashing jobs and won’t be building a model year 2015 car (it’s promised something for 2016). This slide from relevance is a real bummer, but it also serves as a reminder of the brand’s career highs. […] The post The Turbine-Powered Lotus That Was So Good It Got Banned appeared first on WIRED.