The new 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S has taken its latest step as it demonstrates its capabilities on demanding courses around the world: On Porsche Cars North America’s local track – Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta – it set a benchmark lap time of one minute and 31.51 seconds. PCNA enlisted professional racing driver Leh Keen to showcase the significantly enhanced driving capabilities of the new Panamera on the 4.0-kilometre race track. The achievement follows the benchmark lap time achieved by the Taycan Turbo S at the same track last year.
Lamborghini SC20 - the track open-top signed by Squadra Corse
Lamborghini Squadra Corse presents the SC20, a unique example of a track open-top approved for road use. The SC20 is the first open one-off designed by the Motorsport department and designed by the Style Center of Sant’Agata Bolognese following the wishes of the customer, who has been involved in the project since the first drawings by the Lamborghini designers. The carbon fiber bodywork is designed by Lamborghini aerodynamics and smoothed by hand to convey the flow of air optimally, allowing a comfortable ride even at high speeds. The pronounced front splitter is framed by two fins and the air intakes on the front hood are inspired by those of the Huracán GT3 Evo, while the sculpted sides reflect the solutions adopted on the Essenza SCV12. The muscular rear is topped with a large carbon wing that is adjustable in three positions: Low, Medium and High Load
The distinct character and optimized proportions of the New Discovery embrace more than three decades of design evolution. Discovery DNA design cues – including the clamshell hood, the stepped roof and the highly visible C-pillar – remain, but the New Discovery delivers a bold exterior evolution optimized to project a more confident road presence. New signature LED headlights with a daytime running light signature set lower into the units create a more purposeful look, while animated sweeping front and rear indicators provide heightened visual sophistication and the body-color front fender vent accentuates the premium SUV’s familiar broken waistline. A revised front bumper features a wider body-colored graphic and new side vents combine for a more purposeful and dynamic appearance. At the rear, the New Discovery features new signature LED lights, which are joined across the back of vehicle by a new Gloss Black panel. Following the Land Rover brand’s reductive design philosophy, this panel incorporates the trademark Discovery script, providing a cleaner rear graphic.
Tucson’s new Plug-in Hybrid model features an estimated 261 horsepower, 1.6-liter turbocharged, direct-injected hybrid powertrain coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Plug-in Hybrid battery is larger than the hybrid battery, with 13.8 kWh of power, yielding an estimated all-electric range (AER) of 32 miles and estimated fuel economy of 70 MPGe. Plug-in Hybrid Level-II charging capability is well under two hours to recharge the system using a 7.2kW on-board charger. The Plug-in Hybrid powerplant delivers power through a PHEV-tuned six-speed automatic transmission for smoothness and efficiency, with an estimated combined fuel economy rating of 30 mpg with all-wheel drive. The Plug-in Hybrid even offers an impressive tow rating of 2,000 lbs.