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Saturday, May 25, 2024

NEVS Emily GT: Winding Road of SAAB's Legacy With a 600-Mile Range

The Rise of the Legend - The automotive world is abuzz with the revival of SAAB's legacy through the NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden) Emily GT. This remarkable electric GT car not only pays homage to SAAB's heritage but also propels the brand into a new era of electric innovation. The extraordinary car creation from Trollhättan, Sweden, made its debut at the eCarExpo in Gothenburg from December 1st to 3rd, 2023.
This remarkable NEVS Emily GT not only honors SAAB's heritage but also propels the brand into a new era of electric innovation. (Picture from: Autoblog)
Led by a team of seasoned engineers and industry experts, the development of the Emily GT represents a fusion of Swedish craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. At the helm of the Emily GT project is Peter Dahl, a veteran engineer with decades of experience at SAAB Automotive. Dahl's expertise and vision have been instrumental in shaping the Emily GT into a formidable contender in the electric vehicle market. With a team of 350 dedicated professionals, Dahl has overseen the development of a car that embodies performance, sustainability, and luxury.
The NEVS Emily GT featuring four ProteanDrive In-Wheel Motors that deliver a combined output of 480 horsepower. (Picture from: BlsckXperience)
One of the key highlights of the NEVS Emily GT is its powertrain, featuring four ProteanDrive In-Wheel Motors that deliver a combined output of 480 horsepower. This impressive power output propels the Emily GT from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.6 seconds, showcasing its performance prowess. Additionally, the Emily GT boasts a range of 620 miles (998 km) on a single charge, thanks to its spacious interior and a battery capacity of up to 175 kWh.
Attendees at SLD2023 were thrilled to get a first look at the NEVS Emily GT Prototype. (Picture from: SAAB Planet)
Beyond its impressive performance figures, the Emily GT prioritizes sustainability without compromising on luxury and comfort. The interior of the Emily GT is designed to accommodate five occupants, with premium materials and state-of-the-art technology enhancing the driving experience. Furthermore, NEVS has incorporated advanced safety features and driver-assist technologies, ensuring a safe and enjoyable ride for all passengers.
The NEVS Emily GT embodies Swedish design elegance, seamlessly blending sleek aesthetics with cutting-edge technology to create a sophisticated and innovative head-turner on the road. (Picture from: BlsckXperience)
Looking ahead, NEVS aims to transition the Emily GT from prototype to production, combining performance, sustainability, and luxury. CEO Nina Selander's optimism about the Emily GT's market reception reflects confidence in NEVS' ability to deliver. Despite NEVS' decision to enter hibernation and cease product development activities since April 2023, strategic partnerships and global collaborations remain crucial for NEVS to shape the Emily GT's trajectory.
Stepping inside reveals a spacious and elegant cabin blending comfort, technology, high-quality materials, plush seating, and intuitive controls, creating an inviting atmosphere for both driver and passengers. (Picture from: BlsckXperience)
A recent partnership with EV Electra, a prominent Middle Eastern company based in Montreal, Canada, underscores NEVS' commitment to advancing electric mobility globally. EV Electra's interest in NEVS' projects, including the Emily GT and the PONS autonomous shuttle, highlights the industry's recognition of NEVS' innovative approach.
Revolutionary rear end design: NEVS Emily's distinctive LED lights steal the spotlight. (Picture from: BlsckXperience)
In a show of commitment, EV Electra reportedly acquired an Italian factory post-Emily GT acquisition, as quoted by Autoblog in April 2024. This strategic move showcases NEVS' ability to turn innovative ideas into reality. Keep an eye on EV Electra's endeavors to transform electric performance with the Emily GT, leading towards a brighter and more sustainable automotive future.
In conclusion, the Emily GT represents more than just a car; it embodies a legacy reborn and a vision for a sustainable automotive future. With its blend of performance, innovation, and global collaboration, the Emily GT is poised to leave a lasting impact on the electric vehicle market. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SAAB PLANET | NEVS | EVELECTRA | TOPGEAR | CARSCOOPS | AUTOBLOG ]
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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Italdesign's Quintessenza: Pioneering the Future of Futuristic EV Concept Trucks

Rare 4x4 Creations - ItalDesign has once again pushed the boundaries of automotive design with its latest creation, the ItalDesign Quintessenza. This innovative all-electric concept challenges traditional notions by blending the dynamic performance of a high-performance GT car with the versatility of a pickup truck. The result? A striking vehicle that embodies the future of versatile, high-performance electric vehicles.
Italdesign says the Quintessenza is "inspired by the concepts of flexibility, freedom, sportiness, and duality in concept and architecture. (Picture from: CarAndBike)
One of the most intriguing aspects of the Quintessenza is its unique combination of a sleek GT car and a functional pickup truck. While some may argue about its identity due to being a concept, the vehicle's design features are sure to capture the imagination of enthusiasts and stargazers alike.
The ItalDesign Quintessenza's intriguing blend of a sleek GT car and a functional pickup truck sets it apart.. (Picture from: DailyRevs)
Measuring longer than the shortest Ford F-150 and boasting a substantial wheelbase of 127.6 inches, the Quintessenza offers ample space for four seats. Its interior is not only spacious but also equipped with a central console that houses various controls, including an organizer and a refrigerated mini-bar capable of accommodating a bottle of wine and two glasses.
The ItalDesign Quintessenza features a substantial 127.6-inch wheelbase, providing ample space for four seats. (Picture from: DailyRevs)
The experience inside the Quintessenza extends beyond just seating arrangements. With the ability to flip around the rear seats and remove the rear hardtop, occupants can immerse themselves in the surrounding environment. The sliding central console brings convenience by placing the mini bar within easy reach as passengers relax and take in the views.
The ItalDesign Quintessenza's interior is spacious and features a central console housing controls, an organizer, and a refrigerated mini-bar for a bottle of wine and two glasses. (Picture from: DailyRevs)
The interior design is a blend of sophistication and functionality. A floating central dashboard seamlessly integrates with the doors and extends to the rear, featuring a marble-based fabric that conceals controls until activated through a projection-based system. The vehicle's primary interface is centered behind the steering wheel, which acts as a dock for a smartphone connected via a dedicated app for controlling various settings and accessing vital information.
The ItalDesign Quintessenza's adaptable ground clearance enhances practicality, complemented by scissor doors and an electronically powered tailgate. (Picture from: DailyRevs)
Contrasting with its refined interior, the Quintessenza's exterior makes a bold statement with chunky fender flares, 24-inch wheels, distinctive lighting elements, and a fastback roof concealing the truck bed. Its adaptable ground clearance adds practicality, complemented by scissor doors and an electronically powered tailgate.
The Quintessenza goes beyond traditional seating arrangements. Its rear seats can be flipped around, and the rear hardtop can be removed, allowing occupants to immerse themselves in the surrounding environment. (Picture from: DailyRevs)
Underneath its striking exterior lies impressive performance capabilities. Powered by a 150-kilowatt-hour battery and three electric motors, the Quintessenza delivers a total of 777 horsepower and accelerates from 0 to 62 miles per hour in less than three seconds. However, details regarding towing and payload capacities remain undisclosed.
Propelled by a 150-kilowatt-hour battery and three electric motors, the Quintessenza boasts 777 horsepower and accelerates from 0 to 62 miles per hour in under three seconds. (Picture from: CarAndBike)
While the Quintessenza may remain a concept, it serves as a testament to ItalDesign's innovation and vision for the future of electric vehicles. Its blend of performance, versatility, and striking design elements leaves a lasting impression, showcasing the endless possibilities in automotive engineering and design.
In conclusion, the ItalDesign Quintessenza represents a bold step towards the future of electric mobility, combining groundbreaking design with impressive performance. While its production feasibility may be uncertain, its impact on shaping the conversation around electric vehicles is undeniable. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ITALDESIGN | MOTOR1 | AUTOBLOG | AUTOEVOLUTION | CARANDBIKE | DAILYREVS ]
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Monday, May 20, 2024

Discovering the Battista Cinquantacinque: A Tribute to Timeless Automotive Elegance

ONE-OFF - In the realm of automotive excellence, where power meets artistry, the Battista Cinquantacinque emerges as a mesmerizing tribute to timeless elegance and innovation. Hailing from the prestigious lineage of Automobili Pininfarina, this masterpiece encapsulates the essence of Italian luxury and engineering prowess.
The Battista Cinquantacinque hyper GT is depicted alongside its inspiration, the iconic 1955 Lancia Florida, a creation cherished by Battista 'Pinin' Farina. (Picture from: Automobili Pininfarina)
At its core, the Battista Cinquantacinque is not just a car; it's a manifestation of boundless potential. Powered by four electric motors and a formidable 120 kWh lithium-ion battery, it unleashes an astounding 1,900 horsepower and 2,340 Nm of torque. These numbers translate into exhilarating performance metrics, including a jaw-dropping 0-100 km/h acceleration in a mere 1.86 seconds, firmly establishing its dominance on the roads.
The Battista Cinquantacinque hyper GT not only honors its heritage but also paves the way for future innovations and design trends in the automotive sector. (Picture from: Automobili Pininfarina)
The design philosophy of the Battista Cinquantacinque is a harmonious blend of heritage and innovation. Inspired by the iconic 1955 Lancia Florida, a creation beloved by Battista 'Pinin' Farina himself, this hyper GT exudes a timeless allure. From its flawless Blu Savoia Gloss exterior to the bespoke Mahagoni interior, every detail speaks of meticulous craftsmanship and unparalleled sophistication.
The Battista Cinquantacinque hyper GT boasts a flawless Blu Savoia Gloss exterior, propelled by four electric motors and a powerful 120 kWh lithium-ion battery. (Picture from: Automobili Pininfarina)
One of the most captivating aspects of the Battista Cinquantacinque is its homage to the past while embracing the future. Unique inscriptions, such as the 'Cinquantacinque 55' signature, adorn the car, serving as a constant reminder of its rich heritage and provenance. This fusion of history and modernity creates a narrative that resonates with automotive enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.
The Battista Cinquantacinque hyper GT boasts a bespoke Mahagoni interior, where every detail speaks of meticulous craftsmanship and unparalleled sophistication. (Picture from: Automobili Pininfarina)
As Automobili Pininfarina prepares to unveil the Battista Cinquantacinque in Tokyo, Japan, anticipation runs high among discerning clients and enthusiasts. Collaborating with esteemed retail partner SKY GROUP, the brand is poised to deliver an unparalleled client experience, where dreams of owning a bespoke, hand-crafted vehicle become a tangible reality.
The Battista Cinquantacinque hyper GT is depicted alongside its inspiration, the iconic 1955 Lancia Florida, a creation cherished by Battista 'Pinin' Farina. (Picture from: Automobili Pininfarina)
Dave Amantea, Chief Design Officer at Automobili Pininfarina, encapsulates the essence of the Battista Cinquantacinque perfectly, stating, "This was a truly special and unique opportunity to design a car that pays homage to Pininfarina SpA's heritage." Indeed, the Cinquantacinque not only pays homage but also sets the stage for future innovations and design paradigms in the automotive industry.
Apologies, the video above is not the Cinquantacinque, but rather a Batista showcased at Auto Zurich 2024, as the intended video was not found. In essence, the Battista Cinquantacinque stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of Automobili Pininfarina, where every vehicle is not just a mode of transportation but a masterpiece crafted with passion, precision, and a relentless pursuit of automotive perfection.  *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOMOBILI PININFARINA | ELEKTREK.CO | AUTOEVOLUTION | MOTOR1 ]
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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Jetson-Era Reality: A Soon-to-Be-Realized Vision

Ready to FLY - Growing up watching cartoons like The Jetsons, where a compact personal flying rides were a norm, might have made the idea of personal flying vehicles seem less fantastical. Whether it's coincidental or not, today we're living in an era where that fantasy is turning into reality, particularly with the advancements in such technology embodied by the Jetson ONE. This innovative creation originates from an Italian-based startup founded by Peter Ternström and Tomasz Patan in 2017.
The Jetson ONE is an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that weighs 86 kg and can fly for 20 minutes on a single battery charge, with a total duration of up to two hours. (Picture from: Elekrek.co)
The Jetson ONE is an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that weighs 86 kg and can fly for 20 minutes on a single battery charge, lasting up to two hours. Controlled using a joystick and throttle system, it can achieve speeds of up to 63 mph
Jetson's journey commenced with the official unveiling of the Jetson ONE in 2022, initially priced at $92,000.. (Picture from: Autoevolution)
It has captured the imaginations of many with its promise of private flight and unmatched freedom. Videos showcasing this futuristic aircraft have gone viral in recent years, sparking a surge in pre-orders and public interest.
The Jetson ONE 'personal flying rides' becomes first eVTOL certified for flight in Italy. (Picture from: Elekrek.co)
A significant milestone in the Jetson ONE's journey was reached when two of these innovative vehicles were spotted flying together for the first time. This not only showcased the technical capabilities of the aircraft but also hinted at its potential for a wide range of applications beyond recreational flying.
The Jetson ONE controlled using a joystick and throttle system, it can achieve speeds of up to 63 mph. (Picture from: Autoevolution)
Originally marketed as a personal aircraft to make flying accessible to everyone, the Jetson ONE's single-seat design sets it apart in the eVTOL industry. The recent video demonstrating coordinated flight between two Jetson Ones suggests a future where these electric aircraft could be used for tasks ranging from rapid response missions to thrilling drone races.
Even with its price of $128,000 and an $8,000 down payment, the Jetson ONE remains in high demand, with production slots for 2024 and 2025 already sold out. (Picture from: VOI.id)
Despite its current price of $128,000, with an $8,000 down payment, the Jetson ONE continues to attract buyers, with production slots for 2024 and 2025 already sold out. This popularity reflects the growing confidence in eVTOL technology and its potential impact.
Operating the Jetson ONE in the US doesn't necessitate a pilot license, only training. (Picture from: Autoevolution)
Jetson's journey began with the official unveiling of the Jetson ONE in 2022, initially priced at $92,000. Notable figures like Prince Albert II of Monaco unveiled it at prestigious events, solidifying Jetson's position as an industry leader. Milestones such as obtaining ultralight eVTOL certification in Italy further boosted Jetson's credibility.
Based in Arezzo, Tuscany, Jetson remains at the forefront of personal aviation. An interesting aspect of the Jetson ONE is that it can be flown without a pilot license in the US, making flying more accessible to enthusiasts.
Looking ahead, the sight of two Jetson ONE eVTOLs flying in formation signifies the exciting potential in personal aviation. Whether it's revolutionizing urban transport or creating new recreational opportunities, the Jetson ONE represents a future where the sky truly knows no limits. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | JETSON ONE | AUTOEVOLUTION | ELEKTREK.CO ]
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Thursday, May 16, 2024

The Dark Knight - Gotham: Pininfarina's New Batman-Inspired Hypercars

The Dark Knight Returns - Gotham City's legendary protector, Batman, is not just a comic book hero but a cultural icon that has inspired generations. From the pages of DC Comics to blockbuster movies, Batman's influence extends beyond the realm of fiction. Now, Italian design powerhouse Automobili Pininfarina is bringing the essence of the Dark Knight to life with a new line of electric hypercars.
The Battista GT in the Dark Knight trim embodies Batman's nocturnal crusade against crime and redefines luxury and performance in the electric vehicle (EV) landscape. (Picture from: Automobili Pininfarina)
The announcement of Pininfarina's latest creations, the B95 Barchetta and Battista GT models, has sent ripples of excitement through the automotive world. These hypercars, infused with the spirit of Batman, are set to redefine luxury and performance in the electric vehicle (EV) landscape.
Featuring butterfly doors, the Bruce Wayne-inspired Battista electric hypercar in the Dark Knight trim exudes sleekness and sophistication. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
The distinguishing feature of these hypercars is their design philosophy, directly inspired by the dual identity of Bruce Wayne. The B95 Barchetta and Battista GT models come in two distinct trims, Gotham and Dark Knight, each reflecting a different aspect of Batman's persona.
The Battista GT in the Dark Knight trim features a sleek gloss black exterior paint (Nero Profondo), enhancing its menacing allure. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
The Gotham trim exudes elegance and luxury, mirroring Bruce Wayne's public persona as a billionaire playboy. The interior is adorned with premium brown leather, exuding warmth and sophistication. Complementing this rich interior is the Argento Vittorio gray exterior, symbolizing class and refinement.
The Gotham trim's interior is adorned with premium brown leather, exuding warmth and sophistication. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
On the other hand, the Dark Knight edition embodies Batman's nocturnal crusade against crime. The interior features a striking combination of black Alcantara and leather seats, creating a sense of stealth and power. The exterior sports a sleek gloss black paint (Nero Profondo), further enhancing its menacing allure.
The Black Knight trim's interior features a striking combination of black Alcantara and leather seats, creating a sense of stealth and power. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
Both trims boast unique touches that pay homage to Batman's world. From discreet black wheels on the Gotham to ceramic polished rims on the Dark Knight, every detail is meticulously crafted to capture the essence of Gotham City's protector.
The B95 in the Black Knight trim features a sleek gloss black exterior paint (Nero Profondo) paired with ceramic polished rims, enhancing its menacing allure. (Picture from: Automobili Pininfarina)
Under the hood, the B95 and Battista retain their formidable powertrain. Powered by a 120 kWh high-capacity lithium-ion battery and four electric motors generating up to 1,900 hp, these hypercars deliver exhilarating performance. With acceleration from zero to 62 mph in under two seconds, they outpace even Formula 1 cars, making them the ultimate machines for tackling Gotham's criminal underworld.
The B95 in the Gotham trim boasts an Argento Vittorio gray exterior paired with discreet black wheels, exuding elegance and luxury that mirrors Bruce Wayne's public persona as a billionaire playboy. (Picture from: DesignBoom)
For enthusiasts eager to own a piece of automotive history, Pininfarina's Batman-inspired hypercars will be available exclusively on the BruceWayneX website. The price tag reflects the exclusivity and craftsmanship of these vehicles, with the Battista priced at €3.4 million and the B95s at €4.9 million. A select few will have the opportunity to experience these marvels firsthand at an exclusive event in NYC from June 3 to 10, 2024.
In conclusion, Pininfarina's collaboration with Batman transcends mere automotive design; it is a testament to the enduring legacy of a beloved superhero. As these hypercars hit the streets, they serve as a reminder of the timeless appeal of Bruce Wayne's alter ego, the Dark Knight, and his relentless pursuit of justice. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BRUCEWAYNEX | AUTOMOBILI PININFARINA | AUTOEVOLUTION | CARSCOOPS | DESIGNBOOM ]
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Monday, May 13, 2024

Revolutionizing Legends: Lynx Motors' New GT1e and Electric DMC Concepts

Awaits New Legends Reborn - The automotive industry is witnessing a remarkable surge in the development of electric-powered vehicles, signaling a shift towards sustainable and futuristic transportation solutions. This momentum is exemplified by Lynx Motors, a pioneering company that has recently unveiled two groundbreaking electric vehicles, each embodying innovation and performance in its own right.
The Lynx GT1e, inheriting its design DNA from the iconic Ford GT40, is developed into a track-ready supercar. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
First in line is the Lynx GT1e, a high-performance sports car that inherits its design DNA from the iconic Ford GT40. Developed into a track-ready supercar, the GT1e boasts a formidable four-motor electric drivetrain generating a staggering 2,400 horsepower
The Lynx GT1e boasts a formidable four-motor electric drivetrain generating a staggering 2,400 horsepower. (Picture from: LynxMotors)
With an astonishing acceleration of 0-60 mph in just 1.5 seconds and a top speed anticipated to reach 310 mph, this electric marvel redefines the boundaries of speed and power in the automotive realm. Equipped with a 100 kWh Amprius battery pack offering a range of 250 miles on a single charge, the GT1e seamlessly blends performance with practicality.
The Lynx GT1e equipped with a 100 kWh Amprius battery pack offering a range of 250 miles on a single charge. (Picture from: Carscoops)
Moreover, its sleek design enhancements and technological advancements promise an exhilarating driving experience both on and off the track. According to Rod Keller, CEO of Lynx Motor, this electric racing car is planned to be produced in limited quantities, specifically 28 units starting in late of 2025.
The Lynx DMC-EV, a futuristic reinterpretation of the classic DeLorean DMC-12, retains its signature gullwing doors and iconic design elements. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
In contrast, Lynx Motors introduces the Lynx DMC-EV, a futuristic reinterpretation of the classic DeLorean DMC-12. Retaining its signature gullwing doors and iconic design elements, the DMC-EV integrates modern aerodynamic upgrades and a revamped drivetrain.
The Lynx DMC-EV featuring an AWD setup and a 70 kWh CATL battery pack, this electric vehicle delivers an estimated range of 250 miles, coupled with swift acceleration to 60 mph in approximately 4 seconds. (Picture from: Carscoops)
Featuring an AWD setup and a 70 kWh CATL battery pack, this electric vehicle delivers an estimated range of 250 miles, coupled with swift acceleration to 60 mph in approximately 4 seconds. The fusion of nostalgia and innovation makes the DMC-EV a compelling choice for enthusiasts seeking a blend of heritage and cutting-edge technology in their automotive experience, with plans to manufacture only 100 units.
Lynx Motors' commitment to revolutionizing legendary vehicles extends beyond performance enhancements. The company's focus on interior comfort, safety features, and advanced technology underscores its dedication to elevating the overall driving experience. 
The fusion of nostalgia and innovation makes the DMC-EV a compelling choice for enthusiasts, with plans to manufacture only 100 units. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
By leveraging electric powertrains, Lynx Motors not only champions sustainability but also unlocks new realms of performance previously unimaginable in traditional combustion-engine vehicles. As the automotive landscape evolves, the emergence of electrified supercars like the GT1e and reimagined classics like the DMC-EV heralds a new era of automotive ingenuity and innovation.
These groundbreaking creations from Lynx Motors epitomize the fusion of heritage, performance, and sustainability, setting new benchmarks and inspiring a wave of excitement among automotive enthusiasts worldwide. Embrace the future of driving with Lynx Motors' electrifying vision that promises to reshape the roads ahead. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LYNX MOTORS | CARSCOOPS | CARBUZZ ]
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