Tesla Vs Lamborghini

Lambo and Porsche might be teaming up to build a Tesla-killing EV

October 7th at 9:43 PM

Lambo and Porsche might be teaming up to build a Tesla-killing EV

Is Lamborghini feeling a bit jealous now that Tesla’s Model S P100D is the fastest production car in the world? With a 0-60 MPH time of just 2.5 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 10.7 seconds, Tesla’s most recent addition to its Model S line is an absolute screamer. Just a few weeks ago, we even saw Tesla’s flagship Model S go head to head against a Lamborghini Huracan where it managed to hold off the supercar for at least a good 10 seconds.

In light of that, a sketchy rumor from AutoBild (via Electrek) relays that  the higher ups over at Lamborghini aren’t pleased with Tesla’s newfound claim on speed and have started an electric supercar program internally known as project Vitola.

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Porsche Model X competitor

Just look at Porsche’s ugly Model X competitor and try not to laugh

August 8th at 6:30 PM

Just look at Porsche’s ugly Model X competitor and try not to laugh

Oh Porsche. We used to have respect for your design choices, but this? Why would you stick a Panamera body onto an electric SUV and send it into the wild, where you know paparazzi are waiting?

According to reports from the UK’s CAR Magazine, what you’re looking at here is a prototype Model X competitor being tested at a track in Germany. It’s a Panamera body on a compact SUV chassis with an electric drivetrain and regenerative braking, apparently. Oh, and it also rivals the PT Cruiser Convertible for the worst-designed car in automotive history.

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Porsche Mission E

Porsche goes on a hiring spree to get its Mission E ready to take on Tesla

July 28th at 9:41 AM

Porsche goes on a hiring spree to get its Mission E ready to take on Tesla

Porsche’s plan to take on Tesla is about to kick into high-gear. A new report from Autoblog claims that the German-based automaker is ramping up its hiring by more than 50% in order to get its highly intriguing Mission E EV concept into production and on the road by 2020.

As it stands today, Porsche’s Mission E team currently boasts about 1,000 members. Looking ahead, Porsche is aiming to add 400 more people to the team in order to accelerate its development and production effort. What’s more, the report claims that Porsche “is also looking for roughly 100 IT specialists, 50 creatives and 70 more apprentices…”

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Porsche Mission E

Porsche: Tesla’s Ludicrous mode is bullshit and the seats ‘suck’

June 21st at 11:46 AM

Porsche: Tesla’s Ludicrous mode is bullshit and the seats ‘suck’

Tesla has been on the vanguard of the EV revolution and has demonstrated no hesitation to completely deviate from practices that have governed the auto industry for decades. And as tends to be the case with any company so willing to shake up the status quo, the company has no shortage of detractors, even from car companies who themselves see the wisdom in developing and releasing electric cars.

Most recently, a Porsche product manager went to town on the Tesla Model S, effectively calling the company’s ballyhooed Ludicrous Mode nothing more than a marketing gimmick.

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Porsche Mission E Vs Tesla

Porsche is dead serious about taking on Tesla

February 10th at 5:35 PM

Porsche is dead serious about taking on Tesla

Porsche may not be on board with self-driving cars, but it’s certainly moving full steam ahead on plans to develop an electric car. According to a recent report from Reuters, the iconic German automaker recently said that it plans to invest approximately $1.12 billion in factory upgrades over the next few years to pave the way for Mission E production. On top of that, the company relayed its plans to create as many as 1,000 new jobs to bring its vision of an electric car to fruition.

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Porsche Self Driving Cars

Porsche CEO on self-driving cars: ‘An iPhone belongs in your pocket, not on the road’

February 1st at 6:55 PM

Porsche CEO on self-driving cars: ‘An iPhone belongs in your pocket, not on the road’

Self-driving cars represent the future of the auto industry, right? At the very least, that’s the narrative we seem all too willing to accept at face value as we envision a world where cars drive themselves to and fro while drivers are relegated to mere observers, free to engage in more pressing activities.

Everywhere you look, the biggest names from the tech and auto industry are doubling down on autonomous driving: Mercedes, BMW, Tesla, and Google, just to name a few. Even Apple is reportedly interested in developing a car with autonomous driving capabilities.

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Porsche Vs. Tesla Electric Car

Porsche to launch all-electric Tesla competitor with longer range and faster charge

December 4th at 12:46 PM

Porsche to launch all-electric Tesla competitor with longer range and faster charge

The real challenge for Tesla is going to come when more experienced car manufacturers start cranking out their own electric cars. One particularly fearsome competitor in this regard is Porsche, which earlier this fall unveiled its new Mission E concept, a new four-door, four-seat all-electric car that features system power of 600 horsepower, acceleration of 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 3.5 seconds, a driving range of more than 310 miles per charge, and a recharge time of just 15 minutes. Now Bloomberg informs us that Porsche has committed to building the Mission E and having it in showrooms at the end of the decade. More →

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Porsche 911 1000HP Video

‘The scariest car I’ve ever driven’: Watch a 1,000HP Porsche 911 in action

October 28th at 2:11 PM

‘The scariest car I’ve ever driven’: Watch a 1,000HP Porsche 911 in action

There are a few things on the internet that we’ll never get tired of seeing: cute animals, funny GIFs, iPhone leaks and videos of vehicles going significantly faster than they’re supposed to go. Today, we’ve got a stellar example of the last subject on that list from the /DRIVE Network on YouTube — a Porsche 911 with a 1,000HP engine.

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Top 10 Cars

10 most insane supercars from the Frankfurt Motor Show

September 17th at 5:55 PM

10 most insane supercars from the Frankfurt Motor Show

We spend a tremendous amount of time here at BGR giving you an early look at devices you’ll someday own once they’re released. Now, it’s time to switch gears for a moment and focus on some things you’ll never, ever own. The Frankfurt Motor Show is a blast each year as the big names come together to unveil some new production models, but they also show off some concept cars that are absolutely insane. Some of them will never make it to production and others that actually do may look quite different from the cars shown off in Frankfurt. Either way, it’s always fun to stare for a while and imagine sitting behind the wheel of one of these beasts.

Here are the 10 craziest supercars unveiled this week in Germany. More →

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Tesla Vs Porsche

Tesla is so, so screwed

September 15th at 11:48 AM

Tesla is so, so screwed

Like with a lot of people, I have flirted with the idea of Tesla. Both as a company and as a potential car. I have built dozens of them on Tesla’s website. I have test-driven the car five times. Each time I drive one, it’s a great experience and it’s still hard to fully process how incredible of a job Tesla has done. From nothing to changing the entire car industry in just under a decade is mind-blowing.

But this theme that I have repeated at practically every chance I get when discussing Tesla keeps running through my mind and it’s an important one — when all the established car makers start going all-electric, what’s Tesla value proposition?

Their brand? Hardly anything other than the current owners of Tesla vehicles. Their technology? Those patents were released into the public domain. Their manufacturing process? You’re joking, right?

So seriously, what is Tesla’s play here as far as cars are concerned? Because I don’t see it. More →

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Porsche Mission E Vs. Tesla

Porsche unveils its Tesla-killing all-electric car

September 14th at 4:00 PM

Porsche unveils its Tesla-killing all-electric car

For decades, Porsche has made some of the world’s most beautiful sports cars… and now it’s setting its sights on Tesla. The iconic German automaker on Monday unveiled its new Mission E concept, a new four-door, four-seat all-electric car that features system power of 600 horsepower, acceleration of 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 3.5 seconds, and a driving range of more than 310 miles per charge. Porsche says that it takes around 15 minutes to reach an 80% charge of the car, so it shouldn’t take you very long to get the car back on the road if you find yourself running low on juice during a drive. More →

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Best Car Crashes

Watching this guy crash his million-dollar Porsche while showing off is way too satisfying

July 31st at 3:14 PM

Watching this guy crash his million-dollar Porsche while showing off is way too satisfying

Porsche’s 918 Spyder is an 887 horsepower monster that starts at $845,000. Let’s just say this car attracts… a certain type of buyer. And this shirtless guy in St. Tropez definitely fits the bill.

With his model-looking friend in the passenger seat, Mr. 918 tried to peel out in a parking lot full of people to show off. After narrowly missing a few people walking through the parking lot who would have been seriously injured at the very least had they been hit, the guy slammed into a tree.

We’re not sure how it could possibly be any more satisfying. More →

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