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It has been a week of mixed announcements from Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk, who first hinted that the company would lay off one in ten employees, before saying the workforce would grow over the next 12 months. The uncertainty saw Tesla shares fall significantly, prompting prominent supporters of the carmaker, especially investors, to ask Musk to take back Tesla’s press department as a solution to avoid future confusion.
Bentley presented the S-Series for the Continental GT and GTC, which focuses on sporty style and driving pleasure. However, the only mechanical change from the standard variant is the Sports exhaust and the standard Bentley Dynamic Ride 48V active anti-roll system which improves handling while improving road comfort. Externally, they have shiny black elements, different wheels and the S-mark on the front fenders. At the same time, the cabin gets a unique two-tone split, optional quilting on the seats and the S or Bentley emblem embroidered on the headrests.
Big grille and BMW are something we have all come to expect in 2022. Even if the results are not always bad, BMWs new M Hybrid V8 LMDh race car may be the best interpretation of the oversized kidneys to date – even if you can not go out and buy one. It is designed to compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportCar Championship 2023, with a camouflage color designed to include images of the 1976 BMW 3.0 CSL, 1981 M1 / C, 1978 320i Turbo, 1986 M36 GTS, GTS. -2, Z4 GTLM and M8 GTE.
An updated model of Hyundai’s Venue is already available for pre-order in India, with the small SUV getting a new, more prominent front grille and redesigned lights. The back has received even more attention, with full-width taillights with modern LED graphics, a lower sliding plate and an elongated baking element.
The K20 is no longer just an engine code from Honda; it is now the name of a new EV sports car from Qiantu. It follows the larger K50 and will have a single electric driveline that allows an acceleration of 0-100 km / h (0-62 mph) in 4.7 seconds. Further details about the driveline have not yet been revealed, but the picture above of the K20’s drifting suggests that it will be rear-wheel drive.
Who knew that putting the engine in the middle of the C8 Corvette would not only make it a good alternative to Europe’s supercar contingent but also enable the Chevyn to withstand small floods. A handful of videos have started appearing on social media showing a black C8 Corvette being driven through a flood in Miami and, remarkably enough, appearing to survive unscathed. It really has to be seen to be believed.
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Apple iOS 16 revealed
Apple’s WWDC keynote was dominated by the new features iOS 16 brings to the table, including a new lock screen that allows Android-like levels of customization, including the ability to change the time and date and add widgets.
Elon Musk may walk away from the Twitter deal
Elon Musk has told regulators that he has the right to make his own measurements of spam accounts. Twitter claims that spam and fake accounts make up less than five percent of daily users, but Musk thinks the amount is higher. Analysts have said that the Tesla boss may be using the problem to try to renegotiate the price or even walk away, reports BBC.
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