2022 Kia Sportage, Bugatti Chiron Super Sport, Tesla Cancels Plaid+, 5 Weird Ioniq 5 Facts, HKS Supercharges Toyota GR 86: Your Morning Brief



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Tesla Cancels The Model S Plaid+ As The Standard Plaid Is “Just So Good”

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.

Floyd Mayweather Spends $1 Million On 10 Cars For Himself And His Buddies Ahead Of Logan Paul Fight

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.

How Much Hyundai Thinks Ioniq 5 Buyers Should Earn, And 4 More Unique Facts You Definitely Didn’t Know About It

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.

Fiat To Stop Selling ICE-Powered Vehicles, Go EV-Only By 2030

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.

2023 Kia Sportage Debuts With Bold New Styling, Vastly Improved Interior

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.

Bugatti’s New $3.9 Million Chiron Super Sport Is An SS 300+ With All The Luxury Built Back In

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.

You’ll Wish You Could Buy This Life-Sized Lamborghini Sián Made Entirely Out Of Lego Bricks

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.

HKS Spices Up The Toyota GR 86 With A Supercharger And Other Performance Parts

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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