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Make sure you follow @carthrottlenews for more news in this format - The @audi RS 5 has landed, and it’s more significant than you’d think. The styling, a pretty big departure from what went before, sets the bar for the whole next generation of Audi products. Less Germanic and with a few more curves going on, it’s a bit of a looker. - A new 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 is the spec sheet highlight, cranking out 443 hp at upwards of 6000rpm and a beefy 442lb-ft all the way from 1900rpm to 5000rpm. It’s going to be rapid in pretty much any gear. Audi also reckons that it sounds a lot like the original blown V6 in the B5 RS 4. Cool. - It uses a clever new variable-stroke technology that shortens the compression stroke relative to the power stroke, increasing efficiency via witchcraft and-or optimistic marketing. It also nicks the ‘hot vee’ layout pioneered by the Mercedes F1 car in 2014, where the turbos are located inside the two banks of cylinders. - The top speed can be limited to either 155mph or 174mph, and on the way there it can hit 62mph half a second quicker than the old RS5, at a frankly amazing 3.9 seconds. - But despite the extra performance, fuel economy is up to an official 32.5mpg and emissions are down to 197g-km, helped by a weight loss of up to 60kg depending on final spec. It’s 74mm longer than before, though, and will most likely need the 20-inch wheel options to balance its proportions out. Meagre 19s are standard beneath the arches, which have been flared by an extra 15mm. - Of course, it’s quattro-only, and as far as we can tell it’s never going to have a manual gearbox option. An eight-speed Tiptronic is your lot. The car will be rammed with technology, though, like optional Matrix LED headlights that can maintain main beam (allegedly) without dazzling anyone. - As you’d expect, there are options for Internet connectivity, a WiFi hotspot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, there’s a multi-function touchpad and buyers can spec the Virtual Cockpit from the TT.: EXTERIOR INTERIOR IN RS 5201 SOUND SPECS Make sure you follow @carthrottlenews for more news in this format - The @audi RS 5 has landed, and it’s more significant than you’d think. The styling, a pretty big departure from what went before, sets the bar for the whole next generation of Audi products. Less Germanic and with a few more curves going on, it’s a bit of a looker. - A new 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 is the spec sheet highlight, cranking out 443 hp at upwards of 6000rpm and a beefy 442lb-ft all the way from 1900rpm to 5000rpm. It’s going to be rapid in pretty much any gear. Audi also reckons that it sounds a lot like the original blown V6 in the B5 RS 4. Cool. - It uses a clever new variable-stroke technology that shortens the compression stroke relative to the power stroke, increasing efficiency via witchcraft and-or optimistic marketing. It also nicks the ‘hot vee’ layout pioneered by the Mercedes F1 car in 2014, where the turbos are located inside the two banks of cylinders. - The top speed can be limited to either 155mph or 174mph, and on the way there it can hit 62mph half a second quicker than the old RS5, at a frankly amazing 3.9 seconds. - But despite the extra performance, fuel economy is up to an official 32.5mpg and emissions are down to 197g-km, helped by a weight loss of up to 60kg depending on final spec. It’s 74mm longer than before, though, and will most likely need the 20-inch wheel options to balance its proportions out. Meagre 19s are standard beneath the arches, which have been flared by an extra 15mm. - Of course, it’s quattro-only, and as far as we can tell it’s never going to have a manual gearbox option. An eight-speed Tiptronic is your lot. The car will be rammed with technology, though, like optional Matrix LED headlights that can maintain main beam (allegedly) without dazzling anyone. - As you’d expect, there are options for Internet connectivity, a WiFi hotspot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, there’s a multi-function touchpad and buyers can spec the Virtual Cockpit from the TT.
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Via @carthrottlenews - Honda has revealed the all-new, 10th generation Civic Type R in Geneva - It’s the fifth-generation Civic Type R, and is based on the 10th generation Civic hatchback. Under its vented bonnet lies an evolution of the 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-four from the outgoing model, “optimised” for improved throttle response, and a 10bhp increase. - That leaves the new Type R with 316bhp, plus 295lb ft of torque (unchanged from before). No word on performance stats just yet, nor the weight figure for that matter - but we’re not expecting a drastic change from the 5.7sec 0-62mph time the old one managed. - That 316bhp output is fed exclusively through the front wheels, via a six-speed manual gearbox and although the press release neglects to mention, we’re guessing the setup includes a mechanical limited-slip differential. There’s a new rev matching system too - a nice addition, but we’re hoping there’s an easy way to switch it off for those wanting to indulge in a little heel and toe. - Under the skin you’ll find adaptive dampers and a proper multi-link, independent rear suspension setup. There’s also a new drive mode selector. Where the outgoing car gave you a choice of rather hard ‘normal’ mode and an even harder ‘+R’ setting, the 10th-gen version lets you choose between ‘comfort’, ‘sport’ and ‘+R’. - The aero package is - as I’m sure you’ve gathered - thoroughly bonkers. The epitome of function over form, it goes even further than its predecessor, offering vortex generators, an even smoother underbody, a front ‘air curtain’ and the mother of all rear wings. Downforce figures haven’t been given, but Honda is promising “best-in-class balance between lift and drag”. - We’ll be doing our best to find out more about the new Type R at the Geneva Motor Show, but for now, we’ll leave you with the knowledge that you could be driving one of these hot hatch nutters as soon as the July.: Via @carthrottlenews - Honda has revealed the all-new, 10th generation Civic Type R in Geneva - It’s the fifth-generation Civic Type R, and is based on the 10th generation Civic hatchback. Under its vented bonnet lies an evolution of the 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-four from the outgoing model, “optimised” for improved throttle response, and a 10bhp increase. - That leaves the new Type R with 316bhp, plus 295lb ft of torque (unchanged from before). No word on performance stats just yet, nor the weight figure for that matter - but we’re not expecting a drastic change from the 5.7sec 0-62mph time the old one managed. - That 316bhp output is fed exclusively through the front wheels, via a six-speed manual gearbox and although the press release neglects to mention, we’re guessing the setup includes a mechanical limited-slip differential. There’s a new rev matching system too - a nice addition, but we’re hoping there’s an easy way to switch it off for those wanting to indulge in a little heel and toe. - Under the skin you’ll find adaptive dampers and a proper multi-link, independent rear suspension setup. There’s also a new drive mode selector. Where the outgoing car gave you a choice of rather hard ‘normal’ mode and an even harder ‘+R’ setting, the 10th-gen version lets you choose between ‘comfort’, ‘sport’ and ‘+R’. - The aero package is - as I’m sure you’ve gathered - thoroughly bonkers. The epitome of function over form, it goes even further than its predecessor, offering vortex generators, an even smoother underbody, a front ‘air curtain’ and the mother of all rear wings. Downforce figures haven’t been given, but Honda is promising “best-in-class balance between lift and drag”. - We’ll be doing our best to find out more about the new Type R at the Geneva Motor Show, but for now, we’ll leave you with the knowledge that you could be driving one of these hot hatch nutters as soon as the July.

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Via @carthrottlenews - If you were to ask us which of the cars we drove in 2016 sounded the best, the answer would be easy: it’s the Aston Martin Vanquish S. - Gaydon’s ageing but glorious 5.9-litre V12 sounds better than ever in the tweaked Vanq thanks to a new stainless steel exhaust, and now, you have the option of lopping the roof off to soak up even more N-A noise. - It’s powered by the same 595bhp, lightly fettled 5.9-litre V12 as found in the coupe, and has that all-important new quad-exhaust we like so much. As with the coupe, it also gets new gearbox software for the eight-speed ZF-sourced, transaxle-mounted automatic, plus revised suspension. - Further mirroring the coupe, the Volante S has been treated to a smattering of carbonfibre trim pieces, including a new rear diffuser and front splitter sections. - There’s no word on how much it’ll cost just yet, but expect a small bump over the £199,950 charged for the coupe.: HH NEWS The Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante Is V12 Beauty That'll Make Your Ears Happy Via @carthrottlenews - If you were to ask us which of the cars we drove in 2016 sounded the best, the answer would be easy: it’s the Aston Martin Vanquish S. - Gaydon’s ageing but glorious 5.9-litre V12 sounds better than ever in the tweaked Vanq thanks to a new stainless steel exhaust, and now, you have the option of lopping the roof off to soak up even more N-A noise. - It’s powered by the same 595bhp, lightly fettled 5.9-litre V12 as found in the coupe, and has that all-important new quad-exhaust we like so much. As with the coupe, it also gets new gearbox software for the eight-speed ZF-sourced, transaxle-mounted automatic, plus revised suspension. - Further mirroring the coupe, the Volante S has been treated to a smattering of carbonfibre trim pieces, including a new rear diffuser and front splitter sections. - There’s no word on how much it’ll cost just yet, but expect a small bump over the £199,950 charged for the coupe.

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Via @carthrottlenews - As much as we love the Porsche Cayman GT4, you still get the nagging sense it was held back ever so slightly. - Here was a Cayman that had at last been given the engine it deserves, in the form of the 3.8-litre flat six from the 911 Carrera S. But Porsche still chose to knock 10bhp off the output before dropping it into the Cayman, as some sort of reminder that the 911 is top dog, despite the ‘lesser’ car having the optimum mid-engine layout. But no matter, as Porsche is apparently about to make A Cayman that’s even more powerful. - According to reports in both Auto Express and Autocar, the incoming, facelifted 911 GT3 - which will have a manual gearbox option, by the way - will use the 4.0-litre flat-six seen in the GT3 RS and R, potentially with the same 493bhp if not more. So what has that got to do with the Cayman? Well, both publications are also reporting that - according to their sources - that same 4.0-litre flat-six will make it into a Cayman ‘GT4 RS’. - Porsche admits the previous GT4 was far more popular than expected, so a follow-up of sorts makes sense. And with the 718 Cayman S being considerably quicker than its predecessor, a GT4 RS is going to need a lot of poke to sufficiently elevate it from the rest of the range. - 718 powertrain chief Matthias Hofstetter told us last year that packaging restrictions would make installing the 911 Carrera’s new turbocharged straight-six impossible without massive changes, so the retuned RS 4.0-litre N-A makes sense. It wouldn’t have as much power as the GT3 and GT3 RS of course, since that’d cause all sorts of problems for the track-focused 911s. But, if it gets the 430 or so bhp figure speculated by Autocar, it’d do what the last GT4 didn’t: go beyond the Carrera S in terms of power. - A small Cayman with a really sorted chassis and a screaming 4.0-litre engine? Assuming this all happens, that’ll be one hell of a car.: HH NEWS RX15 PZF Porsche Is Reportedly Cooking Up A 4.0-litre Cayman GT4 RS Via @carthrottlenews - As much as we love the Porsche Cayman GT4, you still get the nagging sense it was held back ever so slightly. - Here was a Cayman that had at last been given the engine it deserves, in the form of the 3.8-litre flat six from the 911 Carrera S. But Porsche still chose to knock 10bhp off the output before dropping it into the Cayman, as some sort of reminder that the 911 is top dog, despite the ‘lesser’ car having the optimum mid-engine layout. But no matter, as Porsche is apparently about to make A Cayman that’s even more powerful. - According to reports in both Auto Express and Autocar, the incoming, facelifted 911 GT3 - which will have a manual gearbox option, by the way - will use the 4.0-litre flat-six seen in the GT3 RS and R, potentially with the same 493bhp if not more. So what has that got to do with the Cayman? Well, both publications are also reporting that - according to their sources - that same 4.0-litre flat-six will make it into a Cayman ‘GT4 RS’. - Porsche admits the previous GT4 was far more popular than expected, so a follow-up of sorts makes sense. And with the 718 Cayman S being considerably quicker than its predecessor, a GT4 RS is going to need a lot of poke to sufficiently elevate it from the rest of the range. - 718 powertrain chief Matthias Hofstetter told us last year that packaging restrictions would make installing the 911 Carrera’s new turbocharged straight-six impossible without massive changes, so the retuned RS 4.0-litre N-A makes sense. It wouldn’t have as much power as the GT3 and GT3 RS of course, since that’d cause all sorts of problems for the track-focused 911s. But, if it gets the 430 or so bhp figure speculated by Autocar, it’d do what the last GT4 didn’t: go beyond the Carrera S in terms of power. - A small Cayman with a really sorted chassis and a screaming 4.0-litre engine? Assuming this all happens, that’ll be one hell of a car.

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Via @carthrottlenews - We’ve had a little time to get used to the sixth-gen Mustang’s new look thanks to a leak earlier today, but now Ford has given the refreshed pony its full reveal. - So, what’s new? Quite a lot, it turns out. For starters there’s the redesigned front end that’s already the talk of the Internet, plus the new hood scoops, rear light bars and rear wing. But the changes are more than skin deep, with Ford festooning the Mustang with a lot more tech than it had previously. - We’ve always found the Mustang’s suspension to be lacking finesse, but that’s now been addressed with ‘MagnaRide’ adaptive dampers, available with the Performance Pack. Next up on the menu is the optional active exhaust, which will let you decide exactly how shouty the GT version’s 5.0-litre V8 is. - In the cabin meanwhile, you’ll find that the old physical dials are gone. They’re replaced with an all-new digital dash centred around 12-inch LCD screen. - In addition to the optional adaptive dampers, all models get new shock absorbers, a new cross-axis joint at the rear and new stabiliser bars. According to Ford, all that should “bring sharper response and handling.” - In terms of engine line-up, the big news is that the 3.7-litre V6 is no more. The range now consists of only the 2.3-litre Ecoboost and 5.0-litre V8 GT, with the latter engine receiving a few tweaks. It revs higher and is more powerful (although Ford hasn’t said by how much) thanks to a new high-pressure fuel injection system. - If you found the pre-facelift car’s colour pallette a little lacking, we have good news. The facelift brings the choice of more colours, plus 12 different wheel designs. Lovely. - Finally, the last big change for the Mustang is the new optional 10-speed automatic gearbox. It’s available on both the Ecoboost and GT, and comes with a set of steering wheel-mounted paddles. - The refreshed Mustang will be on sale in North America this autumn, arriving in Europe some time after.: HH NEW The 2018 Ford Mustang ls Here, With New Tech But No V6 Via @carthrottlenews - We’ve had a little time to get used to the sixth-gen Mustang’s new look thanks to a leak earlier today, but now Ford has given the refreshed pony its full reveal. - So, what’s new? Quite a lot, it turns out. For starters there’s the redesigned front end that’s already the talk of the Internet, plus the new hood scoops, rear light bars and rear wing. But the changes are more than skin deep, with Ford festooning the Mustang with a lot more tech than it had previously. - We’ve always found the Mustang’s suspension to be lacking finesse, but that’s now been addressed with ‘MagnaRide’ adaptive dampers, available with the Performance Pack. Next up on the menu is the optional active exhaust, which will let you decide exactly how shouty the GT version’s 5.0-litre V8 is. - In the cabin meanwhile, you’ll find that the old physical dials are gone. They’re replaced with an all-new digital dash centred around 12-inch LCD screen. - In addition to the optional adaptive dampers, all models get new shock absorbers, a new cross-axis joint at the rear and new stabiliser bars. According to Ford, all that should “bring sharper response and handling.” - In terms of engine line-up, the big news is that the 3.7-litre V6 is no more. The range now consists of only the 2.3-litre Ecoboost and 5.0-litre V8 GT, with the latter engine receiving a few tweaks. It revs higher and is more powerful (although Ford hasn’t said by how much) thanks to a new high-pressure fuel injection system. - If you found the pre-facelift car’s colour pallette a little lacking, we have good news. The facelift brings the choice of more colours, plus 12 different wheel designs. Lovely. - Finally, the last big change for the Mustang is the new optional 10-speed automatic gearbox. It’s available on both the Ecoboost and GT, and comes with a set of steering wheel-mounted paddles. - The refreshed Mustang will be on sale in North America this autumn, arriving in Europe some time after.

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Via @carthrottlenews - One day, Lotus will stop endlessly tweaking its current line up. It’ll have an all-new range, and we won’t be writing these articles where we open with some joke about Hethel’s incessant fiddling and the never-ending deluge of new-ish models. - But that hasn’t happened yet, and guess what? There’s another version of the Exige. And as usual, we don’t really care that it’s once again derived from an ageing product, as it’s another suitably badass derivative of Lotus’ grown-up track toy. - It’s called the Exige Race 380, and the phrase ‘track toy’ is particularly relevant here, as it’s not road legal. It’s intended for competition use and track days, tipping the scales at just 998kg thanks to a weight loss programme that’s seen it lose 68kg over its road car brother. - It’s powered by the familiar Toyota-sourced, supercharged 3.5-litre V6, putting out 375bhp to the rear via a six-speed Xtrac sequential gearbox. It’ll do 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds, and thanks to an overhauled aero package, it’ll give 240kg of downforce at 170mph. - On the inside there’s a full, FIA-spec roll cage, a HANS-compatible carbonfibre driver’s seat with six-point harness, a fire extinguisher and a battery isolator switch. Because actual race car. - Predictably, this doesn’t come cheap: the Race 380 costs £99,500 plus VAT, and is available to order now.: HH NEWS The Exige Sport 380 has been given a makeover to turn it into a lightweight car for racers and track day addicts Via @carthrottlenews - One day, Lotus will stop endlessly tweaking its current line up. It’ll have an all-new range, and we won’t be writing these articles where we open with some joke about Hethel’s incessant fiddling and the never-ending deluge of new-ish models. - But that hasn’t happened yet, and guess what? There’s another version of the Exige. And as usual, we don’t really care that it’s once again derived from an ageing product, as it’s another suitably badass derivative of Lotus’ grown-up track toy. - It’s called the Exige Race 380, and the phrase ‘track toy’ is particularly relevant here, as it’s not road legal. It’s intended for competition use and track days, tipping the scales at just 998kg thanks to a weight loss programme that’s seen it lose 68kg over its road car brother. - It’s powered by the familiar Toyota-sourced, supercharged 3.5-litre V6, putting out 375bhp to the rear via a six-speed Xtrac sequential gearbox. It’ll do 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds, and thanks to an overhauled aero package, it’ll give 240kg of downforce at 170mph. - On the inside there’s a full, FIA-spec roll cage, a HANS-compatible carbonfibre driver’s seat with six-point harness, a fire extinguisher and a battery isolator switch. Because actual race car. - Predictably, this doesn’t come cheap: the Race 380 costs £99,500 plus VAT, and is available to order now.
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Via @carthrottlenews - Grab your pitchforks, light some medieval torches and head to your nearest Honda dealer, because it looks like they’re about to fit a CVT transmission to the Civic Type R. - Initially reported by the likes of Autocar and Car in their printed editions about a week ago, before being picked up online, interviews with senior Honda-Civic Type R staff have revealed that as well as the standard six-speed manual, the engineers have kicked a dual-clutch option to the kerb in favour of – shock, horror – a CVT. - Not exactly famed for their wondrous driver involvement, you’ll find CVTs in the likes of the Toyota Prius and automatic versions of the Honda Jazz. Hmmmm, now there’s a couple of encouraging signs. - But, in theory at least, CVT transmissions are the most efficient way to get the most power to the wheels, most often. They enable the engine to stay at peak power and-or torque, and that could make them faster pretty much everywhere. Whether we like it or not, that matters to some buyers. - More specifically, it matters to buyers with lots of money to spend. There aren’t many manual gearboxes left in the world of widely-available high-end sports and supercars, because buyers want automatics, either through laziness or a desire for outright speed (at least on paper). - For proof of the CVT’s performance potential, Formula One went so far as to ban the technology over two decades ago, branding it an unfair advantage – and probably too boring to listen to. - Honda is claiming that the system will be optimised for low-end acceleration and could even shave a few seconds off the car’s Nurburgring lap time, suggesting that it’s going after the VW Golf GTI Clubsport S’s new record of 7mins 47.19sec. - That won’t solve the nagging issue of noise, though, and how Honda plans to get around the droning, mooing, God-awful racket CVT-equipped cars create. We’re all ears, Honda.: HH NEWS Honda Is Putting a CVT into The Civic Type R, And No We're Not Joking Via @carthrottlenews - Grab your pitchforks, light some medieval torches and head to your nearest Honda dealer, because it looks like they’re about to fit a CVT transmission to the Civic Type R. - Initially reported by the likes of Autocar and Car in their printed editions about a week ago, before being picked up online, interviews with senior Honda-Civic Type R staff have revealed that as well as the standard six-speed manual, the engineers have kicked a dual-clutch option to the kerb in favour of – shock, horror – a CVT. - Not exactly famed for their wondrous driver involvement, you’ll find CVTs in the likes of the Toyota Prius and automatic versions of the Honda Jazz. Hmmmm, now there’s a couple of encouraging signs. - But, in theory at least, CVT transmissions are the most efficient way to get the most power to the wheels, most often. They enable the engine to stay at peak power and-or torque, and that could make them faster pretty much everywhere. Whether we like it or not, that matters to some buyers. - More specifically, it matters to buyers with lots of money to spend. There aren’t many manual gearboxes left in the world of widely-available high-end sports and supercars, because buyers want automatics, either through laziness or a desire for outright speed (at least on paper). - For proof of the CVT’s performance potential, Formula One went so far as to ban the technology over two decades ago, branding it an unfair advantage – and probably too boring to listen to. - Honda is claiming that the system will be optimised for low-end acceleration and could even shave a few seconds off the car’s Nurburgring lap time, suggesting that it’s going after the VW Golf GTI Clubsport S’s new record of 7mins 47.19sec. - That won’t solve the nagging issue of noise, though, and how Honda plans to get around the droning, mooing, God-awful racket CVT-equipped cars create. We’re all ears, Honda.

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Via @carthrottlenews - Particularly to us Europeans who aren’t even sold the damn thing, the entry-level V6 Mustang seems a bit of an oddity. Surely it’s a little superfluous given the existence of the more powerful, only slightly more expensive 2.3-litre Ecoboost model? It seems Ford has decided it is indeed a little needless in the range, as new information dug up on a dealer ordering system by someone on the Mustang6G forum indicates the V6 won’t live past the car’s incoming facelift. Both the V6 coupe and V6 convertible are conspicuously absent from the various options available, but in taking away the six-banger, Ford has added some spangly new parts for the 2018 model year. The Blue Oval’s new 10-speed automatic gearbox will become optional - replacing the old six-speed - and magnetic dampers will be available on both the Ecoboost and GT. How do you feel about the V6’s impending doom?: H) NEWS Judging by information dug up by the Mustang6G forum, the days of the V6 Mustang are numbered Via @carthrottlenews - Particularly to us Europeans who aren’t even sold the damn thing, the entry-level V6 Mustang seems a bit of an oddity. Surely it’s a little superfluous given the existence of the more powerful, only slightly more expensive 2.3-litre Ecoboost model? It seems Ford has decided it is indeed a little needless in the range, as new information dug up on a dealer ordering system by someone on the Mustang6G forum indicates the V6 won’t live past the car’s incoming facelift. Both the V6 coupe and V6 convertible are conspicuously absent from the various options available, but in taking away the six-banger, Ford has added some spangly new parts for the 2018 model year. The Blue Oval’s new 10-speed automatic gearbox will become optional - replacing the old six-speed - and magnetic dampers will be available on both the Ecoboost and GT. How do you feel about the V6’s impending doom?

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Via @carthrottlenews - If you’re an electric car start-up, building a bonkers fast hypercar is a good way to make a strong opening statement. Building a supercar with the same amount of power as a Koenigsegg One:1 makes that statement stronger still. Yep, Chinese firm NextEV’s new ‘Nio’ brand and its EP9 - both revealed in London today - has a total of 1341bhp on tap courtesy of four inboard electric motors each with its own gearbox. This ‘megawatt’ power output gets the mostly carbonfibre EP9 from 0-124mph in 7.1 seconds, on to a top speed of 194mph. Those aren’t the only impressive figures either. NextEV has today confirmed what we’d all been wondering last month: its new supercar is now the holder of the Nurburgring lap record for electric vehicles. It clocked a 7min 5.12s lap on 12 October, 12 seconds faster than the Toyota P002 that was previous top EV at the Green Hell. It’s also slightly faster than the GT-R Nismo’s controversial 2013 lap, and about seven seconds slower than the Lamborghini Aventador SV managed last year. These are considerably less powerful cars, so we can’t help but wonder if there’s more to come from the EP9, even if it will most likely be heavier due to all the batteries it’s packing. Speaking of batteries, the EP9 comes with an interchangeable battery system, and a charging time of 45 minutes is promised. A fully topped-up battery will give up to 265 miles of range.: H) NEWS ANIoePg This Astonishingly Fast EV Just Obliterated The Electric 'Ring Record With A 7min 5sec Lap Via @carthrottlenews - If you’re an electric car start-up, building a bonkers fast hypercar is a good way to make a strong opening statement. Building a supercar with the same amount of power as a Koenigsegg One:1 makes that statement stronger still. Yep, Chinese firm NextEV’s new ‘Nio’ brand and its EP9 - both revealed in London today - has a total of 1341bhp on tap courtesy of four inboard electric motors each with its own gearbox. This ‘megawatt’ power output gets the mostly carbonfibre EP9 from 0-124mph in 7.1 seconds, on to a top speed of 194mph. Those aren’t the only impressive figures either. NextEV has today confirmed what we’d all been wondering last month: its new supercar is now the holder of the Nurburgring lap record for electric vehicles. It clocked a 7min 5.12s lap on 12 October, 12 seconds faster than the Toyota P002 that was previous top EV at the Green Hell. It’s also slightly faster than the GT-R Nismo’s controversial 2013 lap, and about seven seconds slower than the Lamborghini Aventador SV managed last year. These are considerably less powerful cars, so we can’t help but wonder if there’s more to come from the EP9, even if it will most likely be heavier due to all the batteries it’s packing. Speaking of batteries, the EP9 comes with an interchangeable battery system, and a charging time of 45 minutes is promised. A fully topped-up battery will give up to 265 miles of range.

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<p><a href="http://advice-animal.tumblr.com/post/149860389283/because-youre-too-embarrassed-to-ask-heres-what" class="tumblr_blog">advice-animal</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Because you’re too embarrassed to ask, here’s what every car dashboard light symbol means.</p></blockquote>: The Complete Car Dashboard Light Guide 9 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 20 22223 24 25 26 27 28 29 3031 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 4 70 80 90 60 41 100 57 58 42 43 44 45 50 110 401 120 59 47 48 49 50 30 130 64 AUTO 46 ECO 150 160 51 52 53 54 55 56 13) Ignition switch warning 14) Key not in vehicle 15) Key fob battery low 16) Distance warning 17) Press clutch pedal 18) Press brake pedal 19) Steering lock warning 20) Main beam headlights 21) Tyre pressure low 22) Sidelight information 26) Trailer tow hitch warning 39) Airbag warning 27) Air suspension warning 40)Handbrake warning 28) Lane departure warning 41) Water in fuel filter 29) Catalytic converter warning 42) Airbag deactivated 30) Seat belt not on 31) Parking brake light 32) Battery/alternator warning 45) Dirty air filter 33) Parking assist 34) Service required 35) Adaptive lighting 36) Headlight range control 49) ABS warning 37) Rear spoiler warning 1) Fog light (front) 52) Bonnet open 53) Low fuel 54) Automatic gearbox warning 55) Speed limiter 56) Suspension dampers 57) Oil pressure low 58) Windscreen defrost Power steering warning light 2) 3) Fog light (rear) 4) Washer fluid low 5) Brake pad warning 6) Cruise control on 7) Direction indicators 8) Rain and light sensor 9) Winter mode 10) Information indicator 11) Glow plug/diesel pre-heat 43) Fault problem 44) Dipped beam headlights 46) Eco driving indicator59) Boot open 47) Hill descent control 48)Temperature warning 61) Rain sensor 60) Stability control off 23) Exterior light fault warning 12) Frost warning 24) Brake lights warning 25) Diesel particulate filter warning 38) Convertible roof warning 62) Engine/emissions warning 63) Rear window defrost 64) Auto windscreen wiping 50) Fuel filter warning 51) Door open <p><a href="http://advice-animal.tumblr.com/post/149860389283/because-youre-too-embarrassed-to-ask-heres-what" class="tumblr_blog">advice-animal</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Because you’re too embarrassed to ask, here’s what every car dashboard light symbol means.</p></blockquote>

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