This New Lexus LFA Redesign Puts The Electricity

The Lexus LFA gets a new custom body design and aerodynamic features, along with an electric powertrain and awesome glass roof.

Lexus’ LFA is a Japanese sports car that won’t die – many are still mourning its death and calling for its successor a decade after it finished production.

Why it’s an icon, a classic and a favorite for many is down to different factors, sure, but it also had a kind of X-factor that many other premium performance coupes can aspire to.

As we’ll see, the Lexus LFA has been back in the press recently for an important reason and so now seems like as better time as any to speculate on how the familiar Japanese coupe might look on the outside if it returned tomorrow.
These new renders are exclusives courtesy of HotCars artist Timothy Adry Emmanuel and portray the LFA like you’ve never seen it before – let’s take a closer look.

Lexus LFA
Looking at the render we can see that it is a sleek, two-door coupe, with a long hood that connects with a windshield and eventually a long sloping roofline to the short rear section.

Of course, most of the details and features are new, but you can see how the black cut-outs and grills below the headlights and tail lamps serve as inspiration for the render.

It has large rims, double-deck LED lights and a very low front splitter and bumper section.

A curvy door, low side sills with ducts behind the front wheels and an uninterrupted glass house from the windshield all the way back to the trunk.

Up back, there are no triple exhausts, just an immense rear diffuser section that you must see to believe – overall, it perhaps looks to have more in common with the Lotus Evija than a Japanese sports car – more on that later.

2023 Cadillac Escalade V-Series: This Large SUV Will Blow Your Mind

Forget everything you thought you knew about the Cadillac Escalade; this SUV is an absolute monster. The 2023 Cadillac Escalade V-Series is a game-changer for General Motors. In fact, it makes for quite the challenge to just about any SUV on planet earth. The V-Series does everything right, from complete luxury to vicious performance, and everything in between. All of these promises come at a huge price, however, both in terms of MSRP and fuel consumption. The question is, is the 2023 Cadillac Escalde-V good enough to justify a $150,000+ price tag?

2023 Cadillac Escalade V-Series: This Large SUV Will Blow Your MindWe’ve all known and loved the Escalade for nearly 23 years. The larger-than-life SUV has always been a comfortable, luxurious, and spacious vehicle that spares no expense. Things are different when you add the “V” emblem to the Escalade, and the 6,217-pound SUV becomes almost as quick as the Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo . This is due to the monstrous 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 engine that sits under its giant hood. This is almost the same engine in the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, but the Escalade’s sports a larger supercharger, 2.7-liter compared to the CT5-V’s 1.7-liter to be specific. The 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 works collaboratively with a 10-speed automatic transmission, with tuning specific for the Escalade-V. Together, the V-Series delivers 682 horsepower and 653 lb-ft of torque. The immense amount of power and torque go straight to all four wheels, all the time.
In addition to the aggression from the 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 engine, the V-series continues that theme in exterior styling. In the rear, you will see openings that fit the quad exhaust outlets seamlessly. As you make your way to the front, you can’t help but notice the Escalade’s confident stance, with a sporty touch from the red Brembo and Edge Red brake calipers. The V-Series brings exclusive 22-inch wheels, which works brilliantly with the red calipers. The front has Cadillac’s beautiful mesh grille, which works extremely well with the thin headlights. This exterior design is a well-balanced mixture of sophisticated elegance and athletic cues. It isn’t easy to improve on an already beautiful design, like the 2022 Escalade Premium.

 

A Fresh New Take On The Legendary Audi Quattro

Digital artist Rastislav Prokop tells us his vision on what a modern Audi Quattro might look like, and the creative process behind it.

The original Audi Quattro is easily one of the most iconic rally cars of all time. Audi used it back in the day to show how many benefits putting AWD in a normal car has, and they went on to completely dominate world rally championships the world over. With the Quattro essentially being the backbone of Audi’s racing heritage and with it holding such an iconic status among enthusiasts and the auto industry, it’s surprising that Audi still hasn’t revived the Quattro in some capacity.

A Fresh New Take On The Legendary Audi QuattroThe Audi Quattro definitely stands out as an iconic, distinctive design. You wouldn’t really mistake its shape and general look for anything else, but nowadays, Audi has moved on to a very different design language, and it’s interesting to take a look and see what sort of shape a new Quattro would take. The artist’s take follows the same general shape, but it also incorporates Audi’s present-day signature design touches. The hexagonal grille in the front, the LED lights, the scoop at the top that’s similar to what we see on the RS6 Avant, and all the like.

Prokop’s vision also keeps the distinctive flared fenders from the original Quattro, and sitting inside those fenders are a set of white five-spoke wheels, which bear more than a passing resemblance to the wheels on the Quattro’s rally car derivatives. The rear gets a subtle lip spoiler, a full-width rectangular light bar with “quattro” in the signature all-lowercase style right in the middle. There’s also a variety of vents and scoops around the car to improve cooling, and a set of side-exit exhausts, similar to those on the Quattro S1, as well as Audi’s A1 Club sport concept car, which eventually morphed into the pocket rocket A1 Quattro.

The Aion Hyper GT Is Part Sports Car And part Family Car

The Tesla Model 3-rivaling Aion Hyper GT is a 335-HP family saloon with gull-wing doors and an insanely low-drag coefficient.

We have had a fair share of Chinese copycat cars over the years. But this has also given aspirational Chinese manufacturers a hard time. However, things are changing currently, and the GAC Aion Hyper GT is a prime example of why the east deserves its due attention. Unlike its wickedly fast sibling, the GAC Aion Hyper SSR, the Hyper GT isn’t an underdog Rimac Nevera rival.

But this four-door sports car takes the fight to the dominating Tesla Model 3. And it has a lot of wild cards to one-up the Tesla. The design is a prime example of beauty and function. The Hyper GT is fluidic and sleek and is God-tier when it comes to drag coefficient numbers. There are some seriously wicked aero tricks on this Chinese EV.

The Aion Hyper GT Is Part Sports Car And part Family CarThe “Wind Blade Grille” located in the lower part of the front bumper, opens up to reduce drag after a certain speed. For added downforce at high speeds, the Hyper GT has taken inspiration from Porsche with its splitting retractable rear wind.

Another cool aspect is the door situation which is the prime reason that we call it “part sports car” and “part family car”. The interior looks to be minimal, luxurious, and quite comfy. And despite having moderate performance figures, the aero-efficient Hyper GT has the zeal to take on most sports cars and even some supercars of the gasoline world.

The GAC Aion Hyper GT is expected to cost around ¥300,000 (~$43,700 in current exchange rates). That’s insane pricing and slots right in between the Chinese pricing of the Tesla Model 3. As for this cool car entering the US? The chances are very slim.

The “uni” series from “Changan” is available in the UAE

Changan Automotive, the best-selling brand in China in 2022, announces the launch of the “Uni” series in the UAE. Changan’s journey started in 2016 with three models. It currently has 8 models in its production line. Which includes the premium class of the “uni” series.

On the other hand, all models, including the UNI-K, UNI-T and UNI-T Sport, feature a sleek, futuristic design. Latest technological revolution. With a high-quality body, one look at the “Uni” series expresses the whole vision, embracing individuality and an endless journey to explore the world.

The "uni" series from "Changan" is available in the UAEChangan uni 2023

Reviewing this series, we find “UNI-K”, which is a four-wheel drive model. It comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. With a power of 233 hp. The first thing people notice when they see this car is the detailed grille design. Maximum torque of 390 Nm with an eight-speed automatic transmission transmits power to both axles. As the car is equipped with a four-wheel drive system. And to complete her gorgeous look. The car comes with a balloon spoiler that improves driving stability. A transport inspired by Space Battleship.

Changan Uni-t is a compact crossover made by Changan since 2020 with the first generation. This is the current generation of the 2023 model. Changan Uni-t 202 is available in three models. Namely, Elite, Limited, SVP. It is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine.

The uni range is available with the L2 autonomous driving feature and features a forward collision warning system. and automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning. Traffic jam assistant. Help make the decision to change course.

In general, the advantages of the 2023 changan Uni are the interior design, standard features, and comfort. Its disadvantages are mediocre acceleration and the lack of off-road gears.

Changan Uni-k 2023 price

Pricing for the car starts approximately at $36,096.

Changan Uni-t 2023 price

Pricing starts at approximately $26,246 for the Elite. and $29,361 for the vice president.

Tesla makes China boss Tom Zhu No. 2 after Elon Musk

Tom Zhu becomes Tesla’s highest-profile executive after CEO Elon Musk, with oversight of deliveries in major markets and operations of key production hubs, according to an internal posting of reporting lines.

Tesla has promoted its head of China operations, Tom Chu, to direct supervision of the electric car maker’s US assembly plants and sales in both North America and Europe, according to reports seen by Reuters.
The company said Chu’s primary position in Greater China had not changed, and that he also retained his responsibilities as Tesla’s chief sales executive for the rest of Asia. Zhou is thus the highest-profile CEO of the electric auto giant after CEO and owner Elon Musk, with direct oversight of deliveries in all markets and operations of major production centers.

Tesla makes China boss Tom Zhu No. 2 after Elon MuskTom Zhu

Chu’s appointment to a global position comes at a time when Musk’s preoccupations have increased after his acquisition of Twitter a few months ago, and Tesla’s stock fell by 65% in 2022. Analysts and investors believe that this measure would deepen Musk’s senior executive business and allow him to focus more on his business.
Tesla’s head in China played a major role in the recovery of its Shanghai factory, and in helping the company recover strongly from the epidemic closures in China, which is the largest international market for the auto industry.

Late last year, Tesla brought in a team of executives from its China subsidiary headed by Tom Zhu to troubleshoot production issues in the United States. His promotion comes as Tesla is preparing for the launch of the Cybertruck and a refreshed version of the Model 3.

Tesla said on earlier that it had delivered 405,278 vehicles in the fourth quarter, short of Wall Street estimates, according to data compiled by Definitive. The company had delivered 308,600 vehicles in the same period a year earlier.

Dubai Testing: Self-driving Electric-charging Vehicles

Dubai to do testing for self-driving electric-charging vehicles. Many of those who hear about electric cars associate them only with small private cars. However, this is what we will not talk about in this article. Today’s article talks about something very new and innovative. Furthermore, it is about the use of self-driving electric cargo vehicles. These vehicles transport goods from one place to another without the need for fossil fuels and without the need for drivers. Therefore, this idea spearheaded by a leading vehicle company called Ivocargo. All this development is entrusted to the Dubai region, south of the region. This region needs such support from a company with long experience in this field.

Dubai Testing: Self-driving Electric-charging VehiclesTesting Self-driving Electric Vehicles

The Dubai Southern Administration agreed with the leading company. Ivokargo will conduct a test on self-driving electric vehicles of its type EVO.1 in Logistics District. These tests began at the beginning of this year and will continue until next year. In the future, this vehicle will not only serve the southern region of Dubai. But it will cover all parts of the Emirates and then spread throughout the Middle East. This vehicle has a carrying capacity of 2 tons. Furthermore, it can accommodate up to 6 European standard pallets. This car can travel a distance of 200 kilometers on a single charge. Its speed is 25 kilometers per hour. The vehicle charging speed varies according to the type of plug used.

Operational monitoring units for these vehicle stationed in the southern Dubai Logistics Zone. So, this is to ensure the operation of sensors, predict and detect faults before they occur. Not only that, but there is a remote operator to facilitate control of the platform. On the other hand, this is limited only to the trial period.

Ferrari 296 GTB V.S McLaren Artura

You may have heard about these two outstanding autos: Ferrari 296 GTB and McLaren Artura. These two autos are some of the most competitive autos worldwide. As natural weather conditions such as rain make challenge for drivers, development heats the competition between autos. However, these two autos may not be crystal clear rivals in terms of prices and so on. But they are competitors in other aspects. Both of the autos are similar in sharing many outstanding aspects. For instance, both of them do have 3.0 liter V6 engine which has a twin turbo engine. The gear box made out of 8-speed dual-clutch with perfect and smooth transmission for one speed to another. In addition, they have an axial flux e-motor and a perfect gear ratios. The batteries are 7.4k Wh and these on turn increase the performance.

Ferrari 296 GTB V.S McLaren Artura Further Characteristics

There is a kind of line-up between the two in terms of hybrid technology. Both of them allow you to experience a quiet different world of technology experience. Another additional features for Ferrari 296 GTB and McLaren Artura is that they improved their chassis controls and powertrain. The brake pedal of Artura is softy attached to the left-foot side. Furthermore, when you choose the Hybrid mode, you will experience a soft transmission. The sound system of both cars is much more musical than its counterpart.

Ferrari 296 GTB V.S McLaren Artura It is true that the competition between the two is so hard and so tough. However, each of the previously mentioned auto has its own characteristics and features. Auto fans also are of various tastes, some prefer technology while others value design, and some others prioritize performance. However, following any of the previously mentioned outstanding characteristic is valuable. In conclusion, Ferrari 296 GTB and McLaren Artura are indifferently fascinating.

 

2023 Jetour X70: Luxury Auto

The 2023 Jetour X70 has many features, including autos luxury and multitasking. Unlike other SUVs, the 2023 Jetour X70 can carry seven passengers. Moreover, this car can accelerate on the road with great power and performance. This is due to the engine that the car equipped with. The Jetour X70 ranks first among Chinese cars in terms of engine power and the quality. The driver has a 12.3-inch screen that provides all the information required for driving. The car air condition works automatically to cope with the fluctuating weather conditions during the day.

2023 Jetour X70: Luxury AutoJetour Specifications

The specifications of the 2023 Jetour X70 are very high, as it powered by 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. As for the engine power, it reaches 154 horsepower and a torque of 230 Newton / meter. Highlighting the transmission is an 8-speed automatic with front-wheel drive. The car runs on petrol and consumes approximately 14.5 km / liter. There are speakers in the car. Furthermore, there is another important feature that the car has very comfortable seats. They are ideal for large families, as they enable them to move from one place to another. The car has a distinctive roof that helps to enjoy the different atmosphere.

The car designed with a wonderful design and has many features. They are not present in its counterparts from other cars that compete in the same year. One of the defects is that the sound of the car’s engine can sneak in. As a result, this will cause noise for those on the car’s board. Not only that, but external sounds also heard inside the car. This will increase the disturbance and the lack of a feeling of complete comfort. All in all, this dilemma solved by putting sound insulation where the sound sneaks through.

UAE is the best market in the region «Lamborghini»

Martino Picotti, General Manager of Lamborghini Dubai and Abu Dhabi. confirmed that the UAE is one of the most contributors to the performance of the Lamborghini brand in the Middle East and Africa. He told Al-Bayan: “We have always had a very strong market. which is consistent with the level of international demand for the brand. Besides this, we are currently witnessing very high demand, and we can expect stronger growth in the future.”

Regarding the performance of the luxury car market in the UAE, he said: “The luxury car market is of great importance. In fact, it is among the most important among all product sectors, especially automobiles. We consider this to be healthy, and we expect tremendous growth despite the challenges facing the markets.”

He added, “The UAE sales volume has always been very strong and we’re very happy to have a very busy order volume for the next 24 months. With regards to the UAE, the Urus, our sports luxury SUV, has the highest demand. We also have good demand for the V10 and the V12s’. We also expect to have inventory for the Performante and Tecnica variations in the showroom from the first quarter of 2023.”

UAE is the best market in the region «Lamborghini»silicon wafers

With regard to the impact of the global shortage in the supply of silicon wafers on the performance of the local market for Lamborghini, he said: The shortage at the international level has never affected us. The high demand levels and sales figures prove this, and we are really lucky to be in this position.

Regarding the electric transformation plans that Lamborghini will lead, he said: “We will certainly follow the general guidelines and directions set by Automobili Lamborghini.” There is a special division at Automobili Lamborghini that deals with electrification and product development. Thus, we will reconcile our steps with any future launch of any electrical product.