The Porsche Taycan has entered the Guinness World Records™ for the longest drift with an electric vehicle. The scene of the world record was the Porsche Experience Centre (PEC) Hockenheimring.
New electrically powered Fiat 500 wins prestigious design award
"The new, purely electrically powered Fiat 500 starts with an award in Germany. The readers of the specialist magazine“ auto, motor und sport ”named the latest generation of the Italian cult car the class winner in terms of design -Competition "Autonis". With a share of the vote of 28.8 percent, the emission-free Fiat 500 also won the category minicars against conventionally powered competitors. This victory gives the Fiat 500 tailwind for the imminent market launch in Germany. Current is from sedan and convertible -Version the particularly richly equipped special model "La Prima" can be ordered. The new Fiat 500, whose innovative electric drive has an output of 87 kW (comparable to 118 hp), has lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 42 kWh on board an emission-free F thanks to the Sherpa driving mode, which is optimized for extended range lasts up to 320 kilometers. The CCS2 connection (Combo 2) enables the batteries to be charged with both direct and alternating current. With fast charging with up to 85 kW, enough energy is available after only five minutes of charging to cover a distance of around 50 kilometers. In this mode, the battery is also 80 percent charged in just 35 minutes. For optimal use in everyday life, the new Fiat 500 also comes with a mode 3 cable as standard, which enables charging at public stations with up to 11 kW. "
Since the start of the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany 31 years ago, the sports car manufacturer has produced and delivered more than 4,400 units of the Cup vehicles from Weissach. 30 brand cups are held around the world based on these high-performance and reliable racing cars. The latest version of the 911 GT3 Cup was only launched on the market for this year's motorsport season in 2021. It is based on the model generation 992. The Porsche Mission R gives an outlook on what the future of brand cups with purely electrically powered vehicles could look like. The four-wheel drive with almost 1,100 hp in qualifying mode accelerates from zero to 100 km / h in less than 2.5 seconds. Top speed: over 300 km / h. On the racetrack, the electric car achieves the same lap time performance as the current Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Thanks to newly designed electric motors and battery cells - all equipped with innovative direct oil cooling - the concept study Porsche Mission R provides a constant output of 500 kW (680 PS) in racing mode. The so-called “derating”, i.e. the decrease in battery performance due to thermal conditions, is no longer necessary.
With the optional augmented reality head-up display in the Q4 e-tron, Audi is taking a huge step forward in display technology. It reflects important information via the windshield on two separate levels, the status section and the augmented reality (AR) section. The information provided by some of the assist systems and the turning arrows of the navigation system as well as its starting points and destinations are visually superimposed in the corresponding place on the real-life outside world as content of the AR section and displayed dynamically. They appear to be floating at a physical distance of roughly ten meters (32.8 ft) to the driver. Depending on the situation, they appear considerably further ahead in some cases. The driver can understand the displays very quickly without being confused or distracted by them, and they are extremely helpful in poor visibility conditions.