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    Genesis Reveals 2023 GV70 EV for the U.S., and It'll Be Built Here

    The electric version of the Genesis GV70, called the Electrified GV70, will start production soon.It will be built at Hyundai’s plant in Montgomery, Alabama, starting in December.Pricing isn’t available yet, but we know the Electrified GV70 will be sold only in eight states at first.After announcing an electric version of the GV70 crossover in late 2021, Genesis has now detailed plans for the U.S. launch of this new EV. Set to be built in Montgomery, Alabama, the North American version of the 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 will start production in December. The U.S.-spec car, pictured here, was first shown at the L.A. auto show recently.GenesisGenesisLike its sibling, the Electrified G80 sedan, the Electrified GV70 looks nearly identical to its gasoline-powered equivalent but features an entirely different powertrain underneath. Front and rear electric motors combine to produce 429 horsepower in the Performance configuration, or up to 483 hp in a special boost mode that operates for 10 seconds at a time. A less powerful base powertrain may be offered as well. Genesis has yet to release battery capacity or range figures but does say it will be capable of DC fast-charging at up to 350 kilowatts.More on Genesis EVsPricing isn’t yet available, but Genesis does say that it will be sold in eight states at first: Arizona, California, Connecticut, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Utah, and Washington. More states may be added later, as the Electrified G80 sedan is now sold in 12 states after Genesis added Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Virginia to the list.This content is imported from poll. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.This content is imported from poll. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. More

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    RE Himalayan 3 New Colours – Glacier Blue, Sleet Black, Dune Brown

    As individual preferences vary widely, Royal Enfield has made it a point to provide a range of colour options for its bikesRE Himalayan New ColoursAt the time of Himalayan BS6 launch, colour options were Gravel Grey, Lake Blue, Rock Red, Sleet Grey, Snow White and Granite Black. In February 2021, Sleet Grey and Snow White colour options were removed. This was likely due to low demand for these colour options. As a replacement, Royal Enfield Himalayan had received colour options of Mirage Silver and Pine Green.Himalayan colour palette has been updated again with three new colour options, Glacier Blue, Sleet Black, and Dune Brown. Existing colour options continue to be on offer along with these three new colours.Himalayan new coloursHimalayan already has a blue shade (Lake Blue), which is a dual-tone blue-white theme. The new Glacial Blue variant utilizes a different shade of blue. Another unique aspect is that this new theme utilizes a mix of glossy and matte blue. While the fuel tank has a glossy finish, the front beak and side panels are done in matte shade. The glossy-matte combo is surely distinctive, but not necessarily attractive.Second new colour option of Dune Brown appears similar to a shade that was earlier used on a special edition of Classic 500. Existing Classic 350 also has a familiar shade called Signals Desert Sand.RE Himalayan New ColoursNew Dune Brown shade has a camouflage pattern, similar to that of the Pine Green colour option. The shade has been applied on the front beak, fuel tank, front rack, side panels and rear mud guard. The Dune Brown variant can be a way to highlight the bike’s capabilities across sandy terrain. Pricing of new colour versions of Himalayan is Rs 2.15 lakh, ex-sh.B Govindarajan, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Enfield said “Launched in 2016, the Royal Enfield Himalayan has been a stellar performing motorcycle in our portfolio. Developed and designed from decades of experience of riding in the mountains, and thousands of kilometers of traversing some of the toughest terrain, the Himalayan has undoubtedly created a new segment of accessible adventure touring for riders across the world. A simple, versatile, go-anywhere motorcycle, the Himalayan has resonated well with millions of adventure aficionados and has brought in new riding enthusiasts into the Royal Enfield community. The reliable and consistent performance of the Himalayan coupled with the introduction of these new terrain-inspired hues will definitely add more colour to every adventure.”Himalayan specsApart from the new colour options, there are no other updates for Himalayan. The bike is powered by a 411cc, air cooled, SOHC motor that generates 24.3 bhp of max power at 6,500 rpm and 32 Nm of peak torque at 4,000-4,500 rpm. It is mated to a constant mesh 5-speed gearbox. The bike has ground clearance of 220mm and dual-channel switchable ABS is offered as standard.RE Himalayan New ColoursWhile Royal Enfield has already expanded its 400cc portfolio with Scram 411, a larger capacity Himalayan 450 is also under development. It is expected to get a range of updates and offer improved off-road performance. More

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    New BSA Scrambler Debuts – Rival To Royal Enfield 650cc

    Classic Legends will launch BSA Scrambler 650 to take on the upcoming Royal Enfield Scram 650BSA Scrambler 650cc. Image –Mr Darcy & The Ol’ ManAfter reviving Jawa and Yezdi brands in India, Classic Legends recently announced the revival of BSA marque. With the launch of Goldstar 650, young and old motorcycle enthusiasts across Europe were excited. Birmingham Small Arms Company is one of the oldest motorcycle manufacturers in Britain.The Gold Star 650 in particular was one of its best offerings. It was also one of the fastest motorcycles back in the 60s. Revived by Classic Legends, a subsidiary brand of automotive giant Mahindra, it is yet to be seen if BSA will ever make it to India to rival Royal Enfield’s 650cc big boys.BSA Scrambler 650 UnveiledNow that Royal Enfield’s Scram 650 is spotted testing multiple times, what does BSA have in its arsenal to tackle it in Europe? Well, BSA Scrambler 650 is showcased at Motorcycle Live 2022 held at NEC Birmingham. Let’s take a look at what BSA has to offer.One look at this motorcycle is enough to appreciate what BSA was going for. It is simple. BSA Scrambler looks extremely minimalist and purposeful at the same time. It is based on the recently launched Gold Star 650. That said, there is a considerable amount of changes that we can spot on BSA Scrambler 650. Take a look at the walkaround video by Mr Darcy & The Ol’ Man.[embedded content][embedded content]It gets a classic fuel tank along with round headlights. Side panels are minimal and the engine bay is finished off in black and the design pays tribute to BSAs of the past. Headlights get LEDs and a protective grille.A small beak is present at the front along with fork gaiters to help keep slush in check. At the rear, the show bike doesn’t get taillights, rear blinkers, or a tyre hugger. It gets twin barrel exhaust with sharply tapering tips, which reminds us of MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR. Rear suspension is taken care of by twin shock absorbers. The front gets regular telescopic forks.Finishing off the Scrambler look, we have wire-spoke rims shod with block-pattern tyres. BSA Scrambler 650 gets a single-pod circular instrument cluster and a scrambler-style handlebar. This instrument cluster is fully digital and is mounted at the centre, unlike an off-set pod.Circular Instrument ClusterSpecs & LaunchBraking hardware is likely to be similar to Gold Star 650’s. Which gets disc brakes both at the front and rear. The front gets 320 mm disc and the rear gets 255 mm disc with Brembo brake calipers and ABS system. A large radiator is present at front which forms its cooling unit.Engine is also from BSA Gold Star 650, which is a 652cc single-cylinder engine developed in collaboration with Austrian firm Rotax and Technical University of Graz in Austria. On BSA Scrambler 650, this engine is capable of making 45 bhp of max power and 55 Nm of max torque and is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. These figures are similar to Gold Star’s.Unlike Royal Enfiled Scram 650, BSA Scrambler 650 will be a single-cylinder thumper. Launch timeline is not yet revealed by BSA and there is no news about this launch in India. That said, BSA is likely to launch Scrambler 650 sometime next year. More

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    Ultraviolette F77 Electric Motorcycle Launch Price Rs 3.8 L To Rs 5.5 L

    Ultraviolette F77 is the fastest electric bike in the country and offers best-in-class range of 307 km (top-spec variant)Ultraviolette F77 Electric MotorcycleOne of the most awaited products in EV space, Ultraviolette F77 has been launched today at a starting price of Rs 3 lakh. The electric bike was originally planned for launch much earlier, but plans were postponed due to the pandemic. The delay actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as the startup got additional time to improve the bike’s design, features and performance aspects.In its final format, Ultraviolette F77 has emerged as a truly world class electric bike. The startup has plans to launch the bike in overseas markets such as the US and Europe as well. With its comprehensive range of advanced, premium features, Ultraviolette F77 seems capable of gaining traction beyond Indian borders.Ultraviolette F77 styling, featuresWith its beasty profile, Ultraviolette F77 will be a true-blue head turner on the streets. It has a badass attitude that will be surely liked by enthusiasts keen on experiencing a performance-oriented electric machine. Some key highlights of Ultraviolette F77 include a sporty headlamp, USD front forks, fat tyres for superior road grip, sculpted fuel tank design, scooped rider seat section, short tail and rear tyre hugger.There appears to be a special focus on reducing drag, as much of the bike is wrapped in aerodynamic panels. Ultraviolette F77 has massive side panels that merge seamlessly with the fuel tank and seat section. Design of the front suspension cover and side panels will allow air to be channeled inwards, ensuring effective cooling for the battery pack, battery management system and other linked parts. This will be in addition to the bike’s integrated active cooling system.[embedded content][embedded content]Riding stance is fairly aggressive with rear-set foot pegs and low-set flat handlebar. The battery pack and other key equipment is placed close to the bike’s centre of gravity, which should ensure superior control and handling. Even shorter individuals shouldn’t have any issues handling this relatively heavy bike, as it has low seat height.A total of three variants are on offer – Airstrike, Laser and shadow. The differences between the variants primarily relate to colour options, equipment list, battery capacity and range. Three ride modes are on offer – Glide, Combat, and Ballistic.Ultraviolette F77 range, specsWhile Ultraviolette F77 has a commendable design, what really makes the bike worth its price is the advanced technology integrations. As compared to other electric two-wheelers in the country, Ultraviolette F77 has 2.5 times higher battery capacity. The battery pack utilizes high-energy density cells, pushing the battery capacity to 10.5 kWh. The battery pack is IP67 rated for dust and water resistance.Ultraviolette F77 SpecsWith its higher capacity battery pack, Ultraviolette F77 top-spec variant can travel 307 km on a full charge (as per IDC range). The bike utilizes a powerful motor that churns out 25 kW and 90 Nm. Top speed is rated at 147 kmph.Ultraviolette F77 will be launched in other cities in a phased manner. Bookings are open for a token amount of Rs 10,000. Ultraviolette F77 is priced from Rs 3.8 lakh for the base variant and Rs 5.5 lakh for the top variant. Deliveries start in Bangalore, from Jan 2023. More

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    Audi R8 Confirmed to Die after 2023, and a Replacement Is Uncertain

    Audi has confirmed that 2023 will be the last model year for the R8 supercar.The GT model will serve as a sendoff for the V-10–powered coupe and convertible.Rumors suggest that an electric replacement may arrive at some point, but the timeline is not clear.The Audi R8 supercar will soon reach the end of the line, Audi recently confirmed to C/D during a drive of the new GT model. The 2023 model year will be the last for the R8 in the U.S., and this new trim joins the lineup to serve as a sendoff for the mid-engined coupe and convertible as they sunset. The 2023 R8 is currently offered in 562-hp RWD form and 602-hp Quattro form, plus the GT which is a 602-hp RWD model with other modifications.2023 Audi R8 GTAudi|Car and DriverThe R8 first arrived for the 2008 model year, and the first-generation model offered both a 4.2-liter V-8 engine and a 5.2-liter V-10. The R8’s second generation went V-10 only and has been around since the 2017 model year in the U.S. Audi only sells several hundred R8s each year, but it has served as an important halo model for the brand’s RS performance cars.More on the R8’s FarewellIt’s unclear what’s coming down the pipe to replace the R8 as Audi’s flagship sports car. Rumors suggest that an electric supercar called the RNext is in the works, but these plans are uncertain and an Audi spokesperson denied these rumors to C/D. Even if it did materialize, such a vehicle likely wouldn’t arrive until 2029 at the earliest.This content is imported from poll. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.This content is imported from poll. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. More

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    1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 Is Our Bring a Trailer Auction Pick of the Day

    It was already one of the most desirable Alfa Romeos, but this GTV 2000 has also received a full overhaul from U.K. specialist Alfaholics.Its fuel-injected engine produces 230 horsepower, paired with a five-speed manual transmission, lightweight suspension and bodywork, and upgraded brakes.Nearly $240,000 was spent by the previous owner to create one of the best driving restomods out there, and some lucky bidder can get it on auction from Bring a Trailer.In the old days, the stopwatch made the rules: whichever sports car was fastest to 60 mph or around a circuit was the best. QED. Yet, even in that time, many enthusiasts waxed romantic about the appeal of an Alfa Romeo, not just performance but an experience. In an age when dollars equals speed, that appeal hasn’t gone away. If anything, as in the case of this special little Alfa, the romance is even more concentrated.Up for auction on the website Bring a Trailer—which, like Car and Driver, is part of Hearst Autos—is this gorgeous confection of motoring con brio. Based on a 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000, one of the prettiest coupes to issue from a Milanese factory, this one has been treated to a full workup from U.K.-based firm Alfaholics. With a week left to go until the auction ends on Wednesday, November 30, bidding sits at $110,000. Bring a TrailerIf paying new 911 money for an old Alfa sounds crazy, it’s not.First, take the GTV 2000 itself. 1974 was the last year of these cars for the U.S. market, and they had everything necessary to provide a special driving feel. With a frothy 130-hp twin-cam engine, a nimble chassis tipping the scales at just over 2200 pounds, and gorgeous styling, the Gran Turismo Veloce was everything that Alfisti could want. If the internal combustion wasn’t always internal, that was just some added Alfa zest. A life without even a little drama is not worth living, right?Bring a TrailerIn 1977, Richard Banks bought the first Alfa Romeo Alfetta 2.0L GTV in the U.K., for competition in the British Production Saloon Car Championship. The car was very competitive. As a sideline to help pay for the racing, he bought and refreshed a secondhand 2000 GTV. It sold the same day his ad ran in the local paper.Bring a TrailerArt and ScienceMore than four decades later, Banks and his two sons—both trained as lawyers, but also involved in racing—run a family firm dedicated to creating the finest Alfa Romeos around. There’s a temptation here to compare Alfaholics to California-based Singer and that company’s reimagined 911s, but there are differences. Much of Singer’s work is pure artistry, but the cars that emerge from the Alfaholics workshop are more an organic result of one family’s Alfa racing obsession.However, a 911 restored by Singer and an Alfaholics-fettled machine are both idealized experiences of what you hope either a Porsche or Alfa Romeo will be. They are both a sort of cask-strength distillation of the essence of the brand, the meet-your-heroes moment that doesn’t disappoint.This 1974 GTV2000 was purchased through Bring a Trailer two years ago and promptly sent to Somerset for the full Alfaholics treatment with the company’s GTA-R Upgraded package. The list of modifications is too exhaustive to relay in its entirety, but highlights include a handbuilt 2.1L twin-cam four-cylinder engine good for roughly 230 hp, a close-ratio five-speed manual transmission, comprehensive lightweighting from lighter glass to carbon-fiber bodywork, six-piston front brakes, and a suspension that contains more titanium than your average space rocket.If You Remember the ’70s You Weren’t ThereAnd, because this car was bound for Texas, it also has air conditioning. While born from lessons learned on the racing circuit, this GTV is meant for drivers. Indeed, close-up inspection of the undercarriage shows some oxidation of the titanium pieces, and the paintwork on the undercarriage has a blemish or two.All of which underlines the emphasis that this is a car to be driven. Whatever the final hammer price happens to be, it will likely be enough to buy a seat in some pretty high-test modern machinery, but that’s not the point. An Alfaholics GTA-R provides the sort of drive that transcends the stopwatch and the skidpad. For one very lucky bidder, it’s a bucket-list driving experience. This content is imported from OpenWeb. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. More

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    Abarth 500e Is an Electric Hot Hatch with a Fake Engine Sound Generator

    The performance version of the Fiat 500e has been revealed, with the Abarth model going electric for the first time.153 horsepower and 173 pound-feet of torque are fed to the front wheels, shooting the tiny hatch to 62 mph in 7.0 seconds.The Abarth 500e also comes with a Sound Generator that produces fake engine noises, but the electric hatchback likely won’t be sold in the United States.At the Los Angeles auto show earlier this month, Fiat announced that it will finally bring the electric 500e, which has been on sale in Europe since 2020, to the United States for 2024. In fact, Fiat CEO Olivier François told Car and Driver that the automaker’s U.S. lineup will consist solely of the 500e, with the 500X SUV not receiving a new generation. Now parent company Stellantis has revealed a new Abarth 500e, bringing zippy performance to the tiny city car, although its unclear if the Abarth version will ever reach American shores.AbarthA single electric motor powers the front wheels of the Abarth 500e, producing 153 horsepower and 173 pound-feet of torque. That’s a decent increase over the standard 500e, which emits 117 horsepower and, in the U.S.-spec car, 162 pound-feet of torque. Abarth claims the hot hatch can reach 62 mph in 7.0 seconds, and Abarth says the electric car was 1.0 second quicker around the Misto Alfa test track at Balocco than the gas-powered Abarth 695 based on the previous 500. The Abarth uses the same lithium-ion battery as the standard 500e, which has a usable capacity of 37.3 kWh, and while no range figure was quoted, the Abarth likely can’t travel as far as its less powerful counterpart. AbarthThe Abarth 500e has three drive modes—Turismo, Scorpion Street, and Scorpion Track. Turismo smooths out power delivery and limits output to 134 hp and 162 pound-feet of torque, while the Scorpion modes unlock the full power and escalate the 500e’s performance. One-pedal driving is available in Turismo and Scorpion Street, and Abarth says that with a maximum charging rate of 85 kW, the 500e can reach 80 percent in 35 minutes. Abarth also touts an “immersive sound experience” for the electric hatch—turning the car on produces a simulated guitar sound, and when you go over 12 mph for the first time after startup, a “strumming guitar” plays. A Sound Generator can also be turned on to reproduce the noise of an Abarth gas engine. AbarthStylistically, not much has changed compared to the standard 500e, with the 500 badging swapped out for a bold “Abarth” font and the scorpion-bearing badge on the nose. The front and rear bumpers have undergone minor revisions, a new “electrified” scorpion logo sits behind the doors, and there is a new wheel design. The version seen here is the fully loaded Scorpionissima launch edition, which will be limited to 1949 units and comes in either Acid Green or Poison Blue. It brings unique side graphics and 18-inch diamond-cut wheels as well as embossed seats, unique steel pedals, and an Alcantara dashboard. More about AbarthWhile Fiat is bringing the 500 back to the United States for the 2024 model year, we don’t expect the Abarth model to return, at least not initially. Fiat has announced that full details of the U.S.-spec 500e will be revealed at the 2023 Los Angeles auto show. This content is imported from poll. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.This content is imported from poll. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. More

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    Lamborghini Recalls New Countach Because Glass Engine Cover Could Go Flying

    The reincarnated Lamborghini Countach was recalled last week for an issue relating to the vehicle’s glass engine cover, a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration filing said.Lamborghini received a field notice from an owner in Qatar on October 10, which noted that one of the Countach’s four glass engine cover panels had separated from the supercar while it was on the move, an NHTSA filing said. Those glass panels sit above an electronically assisted 6.5-liter V-12 engine, which provides a total powertrain output of 803 horsepower and 557 pound-feet of torque.This incident prompted Lamborghini to open an investigation, which ultimately determined that an issue with the part’s supplier was to blame. More specifically, Lamborghini concluded that the fault stems from an issue with the supplier’s bonding of the glass panels, which could result in the panels detaching and leaving the car.LamborghiniThe 2022 Lamborghini Countach is capable of reaching 62 mph from a standstill in just 2.8 seconds, before stretching its legs all the way up to 221 mph. Not exactly the sort of speeds you want involved when ill-affixed bodywork is at play.Lamborghini was unable to determine whether or not other Countach examples would suffer from the same production fault during its initial investigation. On November 10, Lamborghini’s Product Safety Committee voted to launch a proactive recall for the Countach in every global market. That recall impacts nine owners here in the United States, with dealers expected to receive the recall details on January 9, 2023. Customers will receive a notice from Lamborghini later that week. Customer cars will be inspected after that, with replacement glass panels being made available if they are required. Every Countach built during October 2022 will already have the issue addressed in Sant’Agata Bolognese. Owning an exclusive supercar can come with some unique challenges. Thankfully for the Lamborghini faithful, this particular fix should be a straightforward job. If you happen to own one of these, it’s probably a good idea to leave it in the garage for the time being. Not that you were going to pour on the miles, anyway. LamborghiniThis content is imported from OpenWeb. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. More