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  2. Volvo News: 2018 Volvo XC40 Shows How Sweden Does Small

    I have to wonder how long the life of the engine will last with all that stress on the Engine. ill it truly last 100K, 250K or 500K miles?
  3. Volvo News: 2018 Volvo XC40 Shows How Sweden Does Small

    This isn't just a turbo though... it's got turbo, super, and electric all working together to boost.
  4. Volvo News: 2018 Volvo XC40 Shows How Sweden Does Small

    Very cool to hear as so many things have been said about Turbo motors being just like a V8 and really do not live up to it.
  5. WOW http://www.automobilemag.com/news/mercedes-amg-project-one-hypercar-revealed/ So this Hypercar requires a complete rebuild of the 1.6L V6 engine every 30,000 miles. PASS, The Rimac is way better and as proven, I really doubt the MB Hypercar can beat it in performance.
  6. Volvo News: 2018 Volvo XC40 Shows How Sweden Does Small

    I will give them this, the T8 PHEV is the most V8 feeling "not-a-V8" I have ever driven. But it's supercharged, turbo-charged, and electrically boosted... so it better feel like that.
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  8. Volvo News: 2018 Volvo XC40 Shows How Sweden Does Small

    This looks like a better buy than the GLA or X1 unless they price the T5 really high. I'd imagine the T4 should still be 220 hp at least since it is still a turbo 4.
  9. Except that Lewis Hamilton has driven it and his F1 car does 0-124 mph in 4.6 seconds with the same engine. The 2 electric motors and all wheel drive will help make up for the 1,000 lb weigh difference. The Rimac is on season 2 of The Grand Tour which I think comes out in November. The successor to Project One will be all electric around 2025, Mercedes already said they are going to take Formula E technology to put to a road car but they are a year away from racing Formula E.
  10. Volvo News: 2018 Volvo XC40 Shows How Sweden Does Small

    Or it could be the perfect way to sell the XC40 during the holidays.
  11. Volvo News: 2018 Volvo XC40 Shows How Sweden Does Small

    Yep. Everything is a four-cylinder with some sort of forced induction or hybrid system.
  12. Random Thoughts Thread

    Yeah.. I kno.. but the styling of the Cas. is just so much more attractive.
  13. Random Thoughts Thread

    I completely dig the looks of the new Regal but I hate the Cascada so much.. Just that tiny segment of small, slow, FWD, convertible-only cars with the VW EOS...are terrible. Not that they're actually a bad vehicle. I just hate them for what they are. They're a teenage girls' dream though.
  14. Hard to take 'Rimac' seriously, though when compared to real car companies....a startup car company in Croatia? Riiiight...more prototypes with low odds of success...I'm skeptical of these new supercar companies, just a lot of hype without substance. M-B AMG I take seriously..
  15. Random Thoughts Thread

    The Cascada is the older version of the Delta platform... they did offer it in a hardtop, and with a 2.0T.
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    GM/Buick are IDIOTIC for not only not offering a hardtop of the Cascada and more power.. but not marketing it really at all. What a fantastic looking car.. and it drives very nice let me tell U. Definitely not a speed demon , but will do nicely against as a cruiser. The 1.6L Turbo should be upgraded to the 2.0L T from the Regal. This car would be just like that.. so much better IMO.. and look right at home sitting nect to the NEW Regal
  17. The guy has the money, I suspect we will see it at least in limited production as he then goes after startup capital investments. I also think this was a proof of concept to allow them to sell the tech solution to an Auto OEM who wants to get a real off road EV SUV into the market place. Be interesting as we have a number of EV startups. I suspect only 10-20% will survive with the rest selling off their patents and folding up or being bought out. I also expect some ICE OEMs to fold shop over the next 5-10 years especially in China and Europe. Interesting times we live in.
  18. Rimac is one of the few 'supercars' that has any sort of cohesive, sophisticated design, IMO. The "LaFerrari" is ridiculous; fans/company will likely say it's all functional/wind tunnel tuned but the video proves- it doesn't matter. Hope the Rimac gets more exposure- it seems largely unknown. However, it has set an EV hypercar performance bar that Mercedes has to contend with.
  19. Industry News: Upcoming Study Questions Fuel-Efficiency Technologies

    That's just fantasy vaporware, though...do you think it will really ever see production?
  20. Valid True points but then you have the Brick from Bollinger Motors which is 200 miles on their SUV, very real world capable off road and still 200 miles of range. I am good with that.
  21. Volvo News: 2018 Volvo XC40 Shows How Sweden Does Small

    WOW, Talk about a confusing mess as I actually thought the T8 was an 8 cylinder, T6 was 6 cylinder, T5 was 5 cylinder, etc. That is just a mess of HP figures. Truly they need a better system to identify the differences between the engine outputs IMHO. Totally agree that this body design on the other autos would rock. Agree that this 40 is too small but would love it on the 90 or 80
  22. When there's a corporate average that needs to be met every tenth of a mpg is worth cash. So it's worth it for them, obviously. Who? It seems like people buy these so called jelly beans.. There are only a few non-jelly bean shaped vehicles out there left. Trucks(and even the Colorado has a soft/rounded front end), Wrangler, G Wagen, GM/Ford/Dodge/Jeep largest SUVs they offer and that's about it.. Kia Soul as well.I can't think of many non-rounded vehicles left out there. But look what Tesla did with the X. That thing has some pretty incredible range for the size of the vehicle and the battery capacity and that's probably a good part due to it's aero efficiency.
  23. Volvo News: 2018 Volvo XC40 Shows How Sweden Does Small

    That said, I REALLY like the exterior design here. I wish this was how they did the XC60 because the 40 will just be too small for us.
  24. Volvo News: 2018 Volvo XC40 Shows How Sweden Does Small

    Volvo no longer has 5 or 6 cyl engines, everything is 4 cyl now, I believe?
  25. Volvo News: 2018 Volvo XC40 Shows How Sweden Does Small

    All of these are 4-cylinders: T5 AWD - 240hp/258tq T5 AWD - 248hp/258tq T5 FWD/AWD - 250hp/258tq T6 AWD - 302hp/295tq T6 AWD - 316hp/295tq T6 FWD - 362hp/347tq T8 eAWD - 400hp/472tq
  26. Yet I will challenge that the same bland boring design really saves that much in the long run. I believe most people are willing to give up a little efficiency for a design that is found to be desirable. Jelly Beans might taste good but their design is boring.
  27. Kia News: 2018 Kia Rio Begins At $14,795*

    So very true and that is probably why I never seen the Chevy cars that low, the dealerships know that no one will buy a stripped down car. Though I think that is what all kids should start off with to learn and respect what it costs to get a nicely equipped auto.
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