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Tesla has killed off the range-topping Model S before making a single delivery, despite customers having already placed orders. The Plaid+’s key advantage over the upcoming Plaid that will still make it to the street was a 520+ mile range. But boss Elon Musk now says there’s no need for a car with a range beyond 400 miles.
Safe in the knowledge that he was about to pocket $50-100m from his exhibition fight with YouTuber Paul, Mayweather splashed out on three, Dodge Challengers, a Maybach, an S560 and a pair of Rolls-Royces.
Doug Demuro geeks out over the Ioniq 5 in his latest video, but even YouTube’s favourite car nerd couldn’t tell you these weird facts about Hyundai’s new EV.
The Italian giant is the latest brand to jump into an EV-only world before it’s pushed there by legislators. Fiat recently relaunched the 500 city car as an EV and now says it will phase out all combustion-engined vehicles between 2025 and 2030.
There’s no sitting on the fence with Kia’s daring new Sportage: you either love it or hate it. But there’s no arguing that the smart new interior with its widescreen infotainment system looks good enough to grace a German premium car.
If you can live with a top speed of only 273mph, as opposed to 305mph for the Super Sport 300+, the new Super Sport must be the best Chiron yet. You get the 300+’s 1579 hp W16 and its longtail bodywork, but all the luxury and refinement of a regular Chiron.
Remember the life-size Bugatti Chiron made out of Lego bricks from 2018? Now Lamborghini’s Sian hypercar has been given the 1:1 replica treatment. More than 400,000 pieces of Lego were used in the build, which finished up looking a dead-ringer for the real thing – which is more than you could say for Lego’s take on the Toyota Supra.
We’ve only just been introduced to the US-spec GR 86, but already the tuning legends at HKS in Japan have bolted a supercharger to the Japanese-spec car’s 2.4-liter motor, worked up a full aero kit and sorted the chassis ready for some touge action.
What Else Is Making The News
YouTuber Recreates N64’s Goldeneye 007 Console Game Using Far Cry 5’s Level Editor
Back in the late 1990s Nintendo’s first-person, Bond-themed shooter captivated a generation, but despite 25 years of fans asking for the game to be updated, it has never happened. So one YouTuber spent a staggering three years doing it himself.
Here’s Your Bite-Sized Guide To Apple’s Juciest WWDC 2021 Announcements
Apple announced so much new tech at this year’s developer’s conference, including iOS 15, it could take all day to go through every detail. Fortunately the guys at Stuff have digested it all and produced this handy guide to the need-to-know news.
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