One of four different versons, the top-of-the-line Lucid Air Dream will have a starting price of $180,000. Designed for high performance, it will be able go from zero to 60 miles an hour in about 2.5 seconds and can do a quarter-mile drag race run in under 10 seconds "on a consistent, repeatable basis," according the company. (Electric cars tend to drain and/or overheat their batteries during repeated high-acceleration runs.) Lucid claims the Air is the only electric sedan capable of running a quarter mile this quickly. … [Read more...] about Lucid Motors unveils line of super powerful electric sedans
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The V8 gains 35 horsepower over the outgoing version for 490 hp and has 465 lb-ft of torque to go with it. A toggle and pushbutton-controlled 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is standard and the only type available, but it does come with paddles behind the wheel that let you shift gears manually. If you pull them both at the same time it instantly switches to neutral so you can rev the engine for your audience. There will always be one, because the Stingray’s chiseled body has all the presence and drawing power of a million-dollar exotic. … [Read more...] about Test Drive: The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray rocks
The Highlander also has one of the top interiors in its class, with lots of soft-touch surfaces and a 12.3-inch infotainment system display. There’s seating for seven or eight, but the third row is a tight fit, even for children, and can’t compete with what’s offered by the Honda Pilot, Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade. However, a flip-down mirror and a system that amplifies the driver’s voice through the speakers does make it easy to keep tabs on what’s going on back there. … [Read more...] about Test drive: Is the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid the one?
Ford says it has covered a quarter-mile in 8.27 seconds at a trap speed 168 mph in private testing, and it put NHRA Funny Car driver Bob Tasca III behind the wheel at Indianapolis to take on a sportsman class supercharged V8-powered 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet driven by Tony Pedregon. Ford has never revealed an official power output for the V8 Cobra Jet, but it has been estimated to be in the 1,000 hp range. … [Read more...] about Watch: Electric Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 loses drag race to gas-powered Mustang, but bests Chevy
Meanwhile, a blanket of smoky air sits on top of many areas of the Bay Area, from San Jose to the North Bay. For those living in Eastern Santa Rosa, they have somewhat gotten use to this yearly ritual but 2020 has tested their patience. … [Read more...] about Planned Safety Power Shutoff: North Bay Businesses, Schools Residents Spend 24 Hours In The Dark