The Daytona 500 is about the biggest thing happening in the sports world this weekend. Catch it Sunday at 1PM on FOX. After it ends don’t forget to watch The 84th Academy Awards on ABC at 7PM. We say this only because the movie Drive has been nominated for Best Sound Editing.
This Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell has been in the making for almost 3 years. At one time, this SLS AMG E-Cell was nothing more than a mere concept, but now it’s slated for release in 2013. Like the electric Jaguar C-X75, the SLS AMG has four electric motors powering each of its tires and lots of power. 528 horses of power to be more precise and another 649 lb/ft of torque. Unlike the Jag, this Mercedes is a bit louder….notice the paint job? The petrol-version of this gull-winged bad boy costs around $200,000 meaning the electric version will be terrifyingly expensive. For more pictures keep reading below.
Happy President’s Day! We are unsure how one celebrates this holiday so in the meantime, here are some car stories and news from the over the weekend.
Good stuff this week in the automotive sphere…check out the links below for stories on cop cars, a defensive cake-eating hipster and oodles of other link goodness. Enjoy the weekend.
Tesla Motors, the electric car manufacturer is bringing something new to the crossover market and it’s called the Tesla Model X. You may remember Tesla Motors for designing electric cars like the Model S or Roadster, but their latest whip is bigger, roomier and more practical. Tesla claims the Model X will “blend the best of an SUV with the benefits of minivan, as only an electric car can.” For the complete low down, keep reading below.
Take it from the driver below, all is not always lost even when it’s looking like you’re going to get stuck in a ditch full of snow. Keep on keeping on, as they say.
Are you in or around Chicago this weekend? Great, now go to the Chicago Auto Show, open to the public until February 19.
The Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE) Camaro LTA Concept is like no Camaro on the road. It looks different…way different. It’s got a custom body built on the platform of a 2010 Camaro SS, a custom interior inspired by classic Trans Am muscle cars and custom 20″ wheels. It also rocks a 455-cubic-inch 655 horsepower engine.
Congrats to the New York Football Giants, Super Bowl XLVI champs. In other news, well, there really isn’t too much other news.
There was some news this week in the auto world, but it was mostly about Super Bowl commercials. That being said, enjoy the Super Bowl.