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Elon Musk interviewed by Fareed Zakaria CNN

Elon Musk interviewed by Fareed Zakaria on his show GPS (Global Public Square). Broadcast on CNN November, 24 2013. Discusses SpaceX, Tesla, Hyperloop and even Solar City.

Getting up the mountain is just one of many challenges for VWs ID R Pikes Peak | Cars.com | Car R...

Getting up the mountain is just one of many challenges for VWs ID R Pikes Peak | Cars.com | Car Reviews Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb features a 12.4-mile, fully paved, 156-turn course that tests even the strongest of internal combustion engines. The paddock, where the race starts, is 9,000 feet above sea level. And if you’re Volkswagen, bringing the new electric I.D. R Pikes Peak racer presents a whole different set of challenges, not least of which is charging. The rules for Pikes Peak say that if a participant is forced to suspend their run for safety reasons -- if it starts to hail, say, or another car needs a recovery -- the team has exactly 20 minutes to prepare for its second run. In a normal car, no problem. Refill it with the least amount of gas possible and be on your way. For VW, though, that means a quick charge to the I.D. R’s lithium-ion battery. And that causes heat, among other problems. The battery is split into two blocks next to and behind the cockpit. It's very power dense, considering it’s going for the highest possible output. The I.D. R delivers about 670 hp, good for a sprint to 60 mph in just 2.25 seconds. To keep heat low, VW uses two rapid-charging systems simultaneously, each with an output of 90 kW, designed to limit heat development, the company says. The problem is the ambient temperature in the paddock, which can range from almost freezing to the mid-80-degree range. So, VW brings cooling fans in case such a situation arises. Additionally, if you’re going to all this expense to run up the mountain on clean electric power, using a dirty, oily diesel generator to make it seems like an ironic twist of fate. Instead, VW packs a glycerol-powered unit that burns with “virtually no harmful exhaust fumes or residue.”“The glycerol-powered generator not only supplies the I.D. R Pikes Peak with environmentally friendly electricity before the practice sessions and the race,” explains Marc-Christian Bertram, head of electrics and electronics at Volkswagen Motorsport, “but also all the electrical devices in our pit area during the race, from the engineers’ laptops to the coffee machine.”The 96th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb happens at 8 a.m. June 24. You won’t be able to catch it on TV, at least not live, but you can purchase a livestream for $4.99 at this link. Please, Like & Subscribe Car 3x ^^. Subscribe : https://goo.gl/cKv9wf Twitter.com : https://goo.gl/tRTfbG #Getting #up #the #mountain #is #just #one #of #many #challenges #for #VWs #ID #R #Pikes #Peak #Carscom #Car #Reviews #car3x

Elon Musk of SpaceX & Tesla

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2019 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 The first driving technique | Cars.com | Car Reviews

2019 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 The first driving technique | Cars.com | Car Reviews Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email "It’s chalk and cheese," the difference between the F-Type Project 7 and this XE SV Project 8. At least that’s how a lovely bloke from Jaguar explained it to me. I didn’t get it either -- that is, until David Pook, manager of SVO Vehicle Dynamics, explained it like this: “The 7 was stylistically led. The 8, engineering led.” The English idiom means two things that are completely different from each other. And, despite sharing the Project moniker, these are two cars with two very different goals. Jaguar sculpted beautiful lines when it penned the F-Type. One curve flows to the next with aesthetic genius. It’s hard to find a bad angle. The aura of the car brings about imagery, if only a glimpse, of swinging '60s London, full of swank, pomp and circumstance. The V8 sounds ridiculous, too, but even in Project 7 guise, the F-Type is a 4,050-pound coupe, which forces physics to limit its ability to truly be an athlete. It’s delicious yet heavy. You know, like a wedge of cheese. Chalk, on the other hand, is all about function. Light and elemental. Despite being longer and taller than the F-Type and hauling around all-wheel drive, the Project 8 weighs 150 fewer pounds -- under 3,900. Jaguar used carbon fiber for several body parts, including the hood and floor. The wheels are forged aluminum; brakes, carbon ceramic. And there’s plenty of functional power, too, from a 5.0-liter supercharged V8, which produces 592 hp at 6,500 rpm and 516 lb-ft of torque between 3,500-5,500 rpm. All told, weight-to-power is 6.6 pounds per hp. From rest, the 8 can blitz to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and will carry on to 200 mph if road length and willpower allows.  With engineers in charge, some might say the looks take a back seat. The XE SV Project 8’s adjustable rear wing hangs abruptly from the narrow trunk lid. Behind both the front and rear wheels, the bottom corner of the fender is effectively cut out for improved cooling. Holes and vents punched into different parts of the bodywork aid cooling of brakes, differentials and, of course, the massive engine -- not elegant, perhaps, but definitely cool. If the 7 is fine art, the 8 is childhood fantasy. Bold and brash, the body stands wide and low with mega wide tires squatting under massive wheel arches. This is what engineers find beautiful.    Speed is beautiful, certainly. Jaguar invited us to Autodromo International Algarve to see just how pretty the 8 is. Outside of Portimao Portugal, it’s a 2.9-mile, 16-turn monster, with an over 0.6-mile long straight and enough elevation change to count as a main-attraction roller coaster. A fitting place, then, to test of the mettle of Jaguar’s latest metal. The Execution Down the main straight, 150 mph ticked by on the speedometer and I hadn’t yet reached the braking zone; in fact, I wasn't even at the start/finish line. With 592 hp under foot, even at that speed, acceleration pressed me firm against the seatback. The braking zone is downhill, whic... Please, Like & Subscribe Car 3x ^^. Subscribe : https://goo.gl/cKv9wf Twitter.com : https://goo.gl/tRTfbG #2019 #Jaguar #XE #SV #Project #8 #The #first #driving #technique #Carscom #Car #Reviews #car3x

Official BMW M850i xDrive 2019 is available here | Cars.com | Car Reviews

Official BMW M850i xDrive 2019 is available here | Cars.com | Car Reviews Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email After 20 years, the BMW 8-Series is back. We’ve seen a few versions, including an M version, but it’s now officially official, going on sale as a 2019 model this fall. The first 8-Series offered is M850i xDrive variant. That means all-wheel drive along with a 523-hp, 553-lb-ft TwinPower twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 under the hood. It’s a hot V setup, meaning the turbochargers are located within the V of the cylinder banks. The company’s latest-generation eight-speed transmission will send power to all four wheels with a distinct rear bias while an electronically controlled limited slip rear differential is standard equipment. Top speed is limited to 155 mph and the sprint to 60 mph takes just 3.6 seconds according to BMW.A sports exhaust system is also standard with a valve adjusting the amount of sound that reaches your ears. In sport and sport plus modes acceleration characteristics, shift points, standard adaptive suspension and the sound are all made more aggressive. The 8-Series coupe has a double-wishbone suspension up front and a five-link rear setup. Torsion struts on the front axle and a load bearing strut on the rear “optimize stiffness and the connection of the suspension components to the chassis.” Special hubs and wishbones allow for more camber, which helps the car put power down through high-speed corners, says BMW. The electromechanical steering, which BMW calls Integral Active Steering, reduces the car’s turning circle at slow speed and increases stability at high speeds. The rear wheels steer too, tightening the circle even further. Front and rear anti-roll bars feature electric swivel motors that compensate for lateral forces during hard maneuvers. They’re controlled through “a constant analysis of vehicle speed, lateral and longitudinal acceleration, steering wheel position, wheel and body acceleration and variation in height levels.” At slow speeds, in comfort mode, it decouples the connection between the wheels softening blows from one side of the car to the other. The M850i gets four-piston front brakes with single-piston rears. The friction rings are riveted to an aluminum drum and feature directional air ducts to reduce temps, much like the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. On the tech front, expect the company’s CoPilot semi-autonomous features including active cruise control with stop and go, and steering and lane control assist on more expensive models. The Driving Assistant Professional package adds lane keeping assistant with active side collision protection and cross traffic detection with brake intervention. Basic cruise control, collision warning and pedestrian detection are standard on all models. Inside, the BMW 8-Series will get a newly designed instrument panel and cluster featuring the iDrive infotainment controller, “Driving Experience Control” switch for drive modes and a head-up display. It also gets new sport seats in leather, loads of storage space and folding rear seats. The 850... Please, Like & Subscribe Car 3x ^^. Subscribe : https://goo.gl/cKv9wf Twitter.com : https://goo.gl/tRTfbG #Official #BMW #M850i #xDrive #2019 #is #available #here #Carscom #Car #Reviews #car3x

Elon Musk promises Augmented Mode for next Tesla Roadster with rocket| Cars.com | Review Car

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email Months after giving a surprise glimpse of the next Tesla model -- a return of the Roadster -- Elon Musk is churning up buzz for the planned production version with some ambitious promises. Last week, Musk took to Twitter, his preferred method of communication, to tease the Tesla faithful about the capabilities of the planned Roadster."Will also have Augmented Mode that will massively enhance human driving ability. Like a flying metal suit, but in car form," t...

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