5 What is the best handling front-wheel-drive car ever produced? The Peugeot 205 GTi, possibly? The Renaultsport Clio 182 Trophy? Or perhaps it is this: the Honda Integra Type R. There are plenty of people who’d vote for it, not least the team behind Evo magazine circa 2006, which after pitching the Honda against 14 other front-wheel-drive greats concluded there was simply nothing better. So what’s all the fuss about? Not the styling, certainly, which aside from the picnic bench-sized rear wing and small front splitter is entirely forgettable. Same goes for the interior which with its black plastic facia and basic controls is pure 1990s Honda. But then you climb in and start to appreciate the details, such as the close embrace of the Recaro seats, the stubby titanium gear lever, and a rev counter that reads up to 10,000rpm. The car we are driving today now serves in Honda UK’s heritage collection. Its condition is thus as immaculate as you’d expect, … [Read more...] about Honda Integra Type R: the greatest front-wheel-drive car ever?
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Motoring by Press Association 21/05/2018, 5:58 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Tesla’s Model 3 is set to receive all-wheel drive and performance-orientated versions, according to a string of tweets from company boss Elon Musk. He confirmed that the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive version would be capable of 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds and a 310-mile range retained from the standard Model 3. In addition, he confirmed that the upcoming performance version would also retain the 310-mile range and that it would reach 0-60 in 3.5 seconds. According to the chief executive, the performance Model 3 would be priced at $78,000 (circa £58,100), which would put it in line with performance saloons such as the BMW M3. The standard Model 3 is priced at $35,000 (circa £26,700). However, Musk made the bold claim that the Model 3 would be 15 per cent quicker than the BMW M3, that it would have better handling than the famed … [Read more...] about Elon Musk says Tesla is working on all-wheel-drive and performance Model 3s
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May All Wheel Drive Club Malta organized a Challenge at the Blokrete Quarry in the limits of Naxxar. 11 cars competed in two different classes one for Modified Off-Road Vehicles, most of which still road legal, and another for even more modified Vehicles called as the Ultra Class for vehicles that are not street legal but purposely built for this sport and referred to as buggies. The Modified Class was won by Driver Brandon Cassar and Thomas Galea as Navigator, in the second place we got Driver Jason Cassar and Alan Zahra as Navigator and in the third place we got Driver Clifton Cauchi and Jonathan Falzon Navigator. In the bigger Ultra Class we saw Driver Robert Caruana and John Zammit as Navigator winning the Class followed by father and son team Neville and Lee Ciantar and in the third place we found brothers Josef and Stefan Borg Grech. … [Read more...] about All Wheel Drive Club Malta organises challenge at Blokrete Quarry
The first of the manufacturer's core-range models to be driven solely by electric power, the mid-size sports activity vehicle has a 270hp electric motor and a claimed range of more than 400kms (under the new WLTP system). According to the automaker, it has a high-voltage battery with a net capacity of more than 70 kWh. The car's premiere marks a significant step towards the electrification of the BMW range. Central to doing that is the ability, they say, of the new i-Drive technology to accommodate all types of front/rear/all-wheel drive set-ups. It means diesel and petrol engines, as well as plug-in hybrids and battery-electric systems, all fit from the start. This is a vital element in avoiding impinging on cabin space in some models, for instance. BMW also say their fifth-generation eDrive technology has greatly improved the level of charging. That technology is already part of the plug-in hybrid system in BMW iPerformance models, as well as the MINI Cooper S E Countryman … [Read more...] about BMW speed all-electric drive with iX3 sports activity vehicle concept
Motoring by Press Association 10/04/2018, 1:02 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Tesla could start producing all-wheel drive versions of its Model 3 this summer, boss Elon Musk has said. Speaking to a Tesla customer on Twitter, Musk said the car firm had to increase current manufacturing levels before the company could think about introducing new features. Currently, Tesla is making just over 2,000 Model 3 units a week, but Musk said production needed to increase to 5,000 per week before he was comfortable adding “complexity” to the assembly line. Customer Brandon Ledford tweeted the tech entrepreneur asking when a dual-motor version of the Model 3 – which would enable all-wheel drive – might be available. In his response, Musk said the production rate needed to increase because new features would “inhibit” any “production ramp”. He then added “so probably … [Read more...] about Tesla Model 3 all-wheel drive production could start in July, according to Elon Musk