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Check Out These 3 Classic Porsches Reimagined For The Modern Era

The 914, 928, and 944 are due for a reboot.

Even after years of concerted effort to expand its lineup to include crossovers, SUVs, and electric vehicles, Porsche still has a focused portfolio. However, there are still segments it’s absent from where it’s competitors operate without worry. If Porsche wanted to expand further, it could easily resurrect past models for the modern era. Porsche Club of America has a new video highlighting which three icons it wants to receive new interpretations.



a car parked in a parking lot: Modern-Day Porsche


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Modern-Day Porsche

One that’s due for a reboot is the 914, Porsche’s Targa-topped, lightweight roadster. While it originally came with either a VW-sourced flat-four or a 911-derived flat-six engine, a new 914 would go electric. As the PCA video notes, batteries would significantly increase the car’s weight; however, compensating that would be the instant torque that’d be available. The powertrain would also give it a low center

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Geely’s Open-Source SEA EV Architecture Has a Lot of Potential

Recently, the company announced the launch of its Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA), the world’s first open-source electrical vehicle platform, hoping to aid the rapid development of zero-emission cars and trucks all around the world.

Geely relies on the Compact Modular Architecture for its current range of electric cars, like the Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 Recharge.

It was originally built for internal combustion cars, alongside Volvo’s Research and Development Department and makes the new SEA architecture the Chinese car manufacturer’s first dedicated EV platform.

The highly scalable, pure electric architecture can be fitted to a wide range of vehicles, from small, sub-compact cars to bigger, mid-sized sedans and compact SUVs. A larger version for Light Commercial Vehicles will also be developed.

The platform is also highly customizable, it can be fitted with single, double, or triple motor drives, it features a 5-star safety standard battery protection chassis and offers optimized

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JR car park sale alarm highlights absurd situation at great hospital

THE alarm at the John Radcliffe that vital staff parking space could be sold off is a reminder of the preposterous situation around parking there.

For years, staff and patients at our world-class hospital have complained at having to queue for up to an hour just to get a space, with many parking on surrounding residential streets instead.

We have even reported on homeowners in the area making cold, hard cash by renting out their driveways.

The situation clearly causes a lot of stress for employees and families who are already inherently dealing with a lot of stress from the very fact they are driving to a hospital – whether they are going to work or visiting a friend or relative.

One obvious, simple, and popular solution would be a multi-storey car park which could fit hundreds of cars.

Unfortunately for fans of that idea, our city council won’t allow

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The 15 Cars With the Worst Fuel Economy on Sale Now

Whether you’re a born-again coal-roller or an acolyte of the Holy Order of Mother Earth, you can appreciate a car with good fuel economy—even if for different reasons. For some of us, the reason to care is all around us; the world is warming, and we’re speeding it up, so we should do what we can to minimize or reverse that. For others, the appeal of good fuel economy is more about how much money they pump out of their wallets and into a tank every week. Either way, cars that get terrible fuel economy are, generally, to be avoided. So, which cars get the worst fuel economy these days?

Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of the top 50 cars with the worst fuel economy are exotic sports cars and supercars, with brands like Bugatti, Lamborghini, and Ferrari the most numerous. Bentley and Rolls-Royce also make frequent appearances at the bottom

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‘Tesla’ of e-bikes sets sights on an IPO as it brings in $40 million in venture capital funding

The urban mobility transition to e-bikes has been in the works for years, but the coronavirus pandemic has poured rocket fuel on that growth.


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Investment in Dutch e-bike company VanMoof has more than doubled with a new $40 million in funding, as venture capitalists look to cash in on the e-bike boom and the long-term viability of the sector.

The Amsterdam-based company announced the new funding on Wednesday, taking its total investment to $73 million after the second round of funding in four months. VanMoof’s co-founder Taco Carlier told MarketWatch that the funding was a “game-changer” and that the company has ambitions to list publicly.

E-bike startups are capturing venture capital attention as they race to meet a surge in consumer demand brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

The urban mobility transition to e-bikes has been in the works for years, but the pandemic has poured

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3 Trends Propel Vehicle Electrification

What you’ll learn:

  • Digitization of automotive systems. 
  • How automotive electronics helps to enhance safety in vehicles.
  • How companies are bringing about innovative advancements in automotive electronics.

 

Evolution has been a prevalent part of the automotive industry from the start, especially as the industrial landscape continues to become more technologically charged. As cars evolved from the first automobile developed by Carl Benz in 1886 to today’s automotive models, so did their technological infrastructures, which brings one to automotive electronics used in the latest vehicles.

From the replacement of the starter crank engine handle by electronic ignition in 1922, to Chrysler’s introduction of keyed ignitions in 1949, to the modern era where connected vehicles are quickly becoming the new norm, vehicle technology has witnessed a slew of developments over the years. These developments, alongside rising penetration of advanced safety systems in vehicles, the emergence of electric vehicles, and rapid progress in mobility

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The Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Cosworth Is a Nineties Sport Sedan With Some Class

If you’re looking for a Nineties sports sedan, most people are going to steer you toward a BMW. After all, that decade was the golden era of the brand, a time when the Bavarians were nailing the driving experience. But sometimes life demands an alternate, a slightly less obvious choice. Life, when you think about it, demands a 190E 2.5-16 Cosworth.



a car parked on the side of a road: Sure, everyone fawns over a track-ready BMW. But a Mercedes sedan with a Cosworth-tuned engine can be everything at once.


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Sure, everyone fawns over a track-ready BMW. But a Mercedes sedan with a Cosworth-tuned engine can be everything at once.



a car parked on the side of a road: 1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 5-Speed


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1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 5-Speed

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Gallery: BMW’s 268-HP Front-Wheel-Drive 128ti Is a Full-Fledged Hot Hatch (Road & Track)

Surely you could get an M3 or an M5. You could take it to the track, romp on it as

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Honda MotoGP bike “out of control” and “radical” in qualifying – Marquez – MotoGP

Alex Marquez says the Honda feels “out of control” and “a bit more radical” in time attack trim, after the rookie qualified 17th for the MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

The factory Honda rider has so far failed to lift himself higher than 17th on the grid in the seven rounds run this season, though has proven to have strong race pace with four points-finishes.

His race pace in Saturday’s FP4 – in which he was seventh – was comparable to the likes of Ducati’s Danilo Petrucci and KTM’s Brad Binder around him.

But once again in qualifying on fresh soft rubber, Marquez tumbled down the order, with his best of 1m31.198s just over 1.1 seconds off Maverick Vinales’ pole time.

“We are able to manage the rhythm in a good way and keep it really good, but we are not able to improve one second with the new soft

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Lotus To Develop Next-Gen BEV Architecture

It’s called LEVA: Lightweight Electric Vehicle Architecture.

Lotus announced that together with partners it will develop an all-new next-generation Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) architecture, as the project has received UK Government funding.



logo: Lotus - Lightweight Electric Vehicle Architecture (LEVA)


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Lotus – Lightweight Electric Vehicle Architecture (LEVA)

The project’s name – Lightweight Electric Vehicle Architecture (LEVA) – clearly suggests that the major point of interest is to make electric cars lighter.

According to the manufacturer it will demonstrate “pioneering new BEV chassis and powertrain concepts”.

The engineering partnership led by Lotus includes also the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) – a non-profit organization that facilitates funding to UK-based R&D, supply chain partner Sarginsons Industries and leading academics from Brunel University London.

It will be interesting to see whether Lotus will find some new approaches in making BEVs better. Tesla recently has shown some breakthrough solutions, but for sure there are tons of ideas to check out.

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Upcoming 300cc-plus Honda motorcycle to rival Royal Enfield

Earlier this week, Honda revealed that it will launch a brand-new motorcycle in India on September 30. Today, the manufacturer shared with us the exhaust note of this upcoming motorcycle in a rather unique way.

  • Upcoming 300cc-plus Honda motorcycle to rival Royal Enfield 

  • Will be a brand-new motorcycle for India

  • To launch on September 30

The audio clip is of an exhaust note that sounds exactly like that of a Royal Enfield’s signature thump. It reveals what the bike sounds like while starting up, at idle and as it accelerates through the gears. Listen to the clip below and tell us what you think.

It’s no secret that Honda has been developing a motorcycle to take on Royal Enfield and, at the end of this month, we will finally get to see what it’s come up with. Given what it sounds like, we are almost certain to expect cruiser motorcycle

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