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7 Link Electric
The next generation of BMW’s luxury flagship will, it reported, have an all-electric powertrain option. The new 7 Series, coming in 2022, so will take on Jaguar’s completely reinvented XJ. The new Mercedes EQS in the highly tough premium electric saloon market. These will also sell models of petrol, diesel, and PHEV but we not expecting the thumping V12 of the new car to transport.
Deep dive at VTEC
One of the best hot hatchbacks on the market is the latest Civic Model R. It’s beaten off competition from Volkswagen, Ford, and Renault with a lairy aerodynamic body kit, 300bhp four-cylinder engine, and real regular usability but is far from the first of its kind. We decided to know how much the performance division of Honda has advanced in the last two decades. So we brought the Civic to visit their Integra Type R ancestor to see what’s changed. And clarified how Honda’s patented VTEC technology allows for a completely addictive delivery of electricity.
Valkyrie enters the highway
We saw Aston Martin’s 1160bhp Valkyrie hypercar way back in 2017 for the first time and it will not be long before we actually get to test it out for the first time. Yeah, the mad Cosworth V12-powered two-seater gives for the first time a pair of number plates and hit public Tarmac, it looks no less jaw-dropping than last year’s British GP lapping Silverstone.
First shot at the Twizy by Renault
The odd folding car is what Renault’s daring electric city car would have looked like, believe it or not. Instead of the small frame and in-line seating configuration of the Twizy. The cheery Zoom concept took on a traditional side-by-side shape. This could shorten by a whopping 350 mm, folding up and over its rear axle to fit best into tight urban parking spaces.