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  • 2023 BMW i7 Review: Specs and Pricing

    OVERVIEW BMW's sworn enemy Mercedes-Benz follows wherever it goes, and vice versa. It comes as no surprise that BMW is releasing the i7, an all-electric version of its flagship luxury car, now that Mercedes has shown the EQS, an electric version of the S-class. The next-generation 7-series and the electric Bimmer were both developed in tandem, and both vehicles offer the same level of luxury. The i7 is equipped with a battery pack big enough to compete with the EQS and other high-end electric cars like the Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan. It is propelled by two electric motors. The 2023 BMW i7 nonetheless takes some stylistic risks despite being more subdued than the recently unveiled XM SUV concept, particularly with its front-end design, which features unusually big grille intakes and split-element headlamps. The inside of the i7 combines a variety of technological innovations with luxurious materials, making it the ideal choice for purchasers who want luxurious transportation that is both whisper-quiet and who also want to unwind in the back while being driven. What Has Changed For 2023? As the pinnacle of BMW's growing I sub-brand of electric vehicles, the 2023 i7 is a new nameplate. 2023 BMW i7: EV Motor And Performance Two electric motors—one driving each axle—producing a total of 536 horsepower are used in the i7's electric drivetrain, which is similar to the company's new EV SUV, the iX. For such a huge vehicle, acceleration is quick, and all-wheel drive is standard. According to our estimation, the i7 xDrive60 will reach 60 mph in 4.1 seconds. Although the i7's handling is surprisingly nimble for a big sedan, consumers seeking sports-sedan handling won't be drawn to it. When we took it for a first test drive, we noticed that it had a very smooth ride and a quiet cabin, which will appeal to those looking for a comfortable and opulent experience. There is still a gasoline-powered 7-series available, and we have a separate review for that vehicle. 2023 BMW i7: Battery Life, Range, And Charging Although the EPA hasn't yet provided an official assessment, BMW claims that the i7 should have a driving range of about 300 miles per charge. The car's enormous 101.7-kWh battery pack can be connected to DC fast charging stations, and it is claimed that doing so can increase the vehicle's driving range by 80 miles in just 10 minutes. Speaking of charging, every new i7 from BMW comes with three years of cost-free 30-minute sessions at Electrify America charging stations. 2023 BMW i7: Interior And Comfort Since they were collaboratively developed, the i7 enjoys the same roomy, opulent, and upmarket interior as the gasoline-powered 7-series. The i7 boasts a plethora of high-tech convenience features in addition to luxury, giving it a competitive edge over rivals like the Mercedes-Benz EQS and the Tesla Model S. Both the front and rear seats provide plenty of space, and the entire inside is lined with high-quality materials. Your rear-seat guests will enjoy power-adjustable reclining chairs, a wireless smartphone charging station, and extra-plush headrests if you choose the Executive Lounge option. Although there is plenty of trunk space, there is a useful rear-seat pass-through feature if you need to transport longer items. 2023 BMW i7: Connectivity The i7 adopts the iX SUV's digital dashboard, which features substantial floating digital gauges and multimedia panels. The two displays, which are sandwiched together under a single pane of glass, provide a clear view of the entertainment elements and driving statistics. Additionally, a rear-seat entertainment system with a sizable 31.3-inch screen that descends from the ceiling is an option. This system uses the car's 5G cellular connection to access streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube. 2023 BMW i7: Pricing For 2023 there is only the xDrive60 Variant available which is priced at $120,294. Which One To Purchase? BMW now only provides the all-wheel-drive xDrive60 edition of the i7, but we anticipate that it will ultimately offer a sportier M-sport variant as well. The i7 is a limo-like luxury sedan, similar to the gasoline-powered 7-series, that can be equipped with the Executive Lounge package to pamper passengers in the back seats. That package comes with a lot of features that justify its high price, such as luxurious, electrically reclining rear seats with massage.

  • 2023 Toyota Crown Review: Specs and Pricing

    OVERVIEW The Toyota Crown nameplate has made a comeback to North America after a long absence. It's a replacement for the departed Avalon, but this isn't your typical sedan. Instead, the 2023 Crown walks the line between a car and an SUV, likely to appeal to customers outside of the full-size sedan market, which is in decline. In any case, the Crown fills a void left by elevated sedans from the past like the Volvo S60 Cross Country and the Subaru Legacy SUS thanks to its combination of a high driving position and three-box appearance. The 2023 Crown debuts with a pair of conventional hybrid powertrains, despite rumors of a plug-in hybrid and an EV version. The base configuration, which combines a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with three electric motors and a continuously variable automatic transmission, is well known (CVT). The most expensive Platinum variant comes with a special Hybrid Max powertrain, which combines an electric motor on the back axle with a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder to produce 340 horsepower. The unusual body form and distinctive appearance of the Crown are balanced by what appears to be a roomy cabin filled with high-end amenities. All Toyota Crown models come with a plethora of standard entertainment and driver-assistance features. What Has Changed For 2023? The Crown will be a brand-new model for Toyota in the United States. By the end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023, we anticipate the Crown to be on sale. 2023 Toyota Crown: Engine And Performance Every Crown model has a hybrid powertrain, although only the highest-end variants have Toyota's new Hybrid Max configuration, which combines a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder with an electric motor on the back axle for a combined 340 horsepower, is included with the Platinum model. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder and three electric motors are used in the 236-hp hybrid powertrain that comes standard on the XLE and Limited variants. All-wheel drive is standard on every trim level and is available on the XLE, Limited, and Platinum. The Platinum has a six-speed automatic transmission. The Crown's performance is adequate with the standard engine, and according to Toyota, it will reach 60 mph in a perfectly acceptable 7.6 seconds. With its more potent configuration, the Platinum trim is brisker, and its estimated 5.7-second zero-to-60-mph time is realistic. Expect no cornering heroism from the Crown; however, the Platinum model does come with adaptive dampers that sharpen things up and give the massive four-door a more fun-loving disposition. The suspension has been calibrated for a pleasant ride. 2023 Toyota Crown: Interior And Comfort The Crown's cabin has a suitably upscale appearance inside. In particular, if they choose a Limited or Platinum model, drivers who trade in their Avalon sedans are in for an upgrade. The Crown might be an appealing option to full-size sedans that nonetheless follow a more conventional formula because the driving position is increased from a regular sedan height to something resembling a small SUV. Eight-way power-adjustable front seats with heating, dual-zone automatic climate control, and ambient interior lighting are standard on all versions. A panoramic sunroof, leather interior, and ventilated front seats are added in the Limited and Platinum models. 2023 Toyota Crown: Connectivity All models come standard with a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen that runs Toyota's most recent and much-upgraded software interface. The infotainment software incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which communicate wirelessly with cell phones. Digital gauges are shown on a second 12.3-inch display in front of the driver, and the Crown also boasts conveniences like a wireless smartphone charging pad, onboard Wi-Fi, and USB-C ports. The Limited and Platinum variants have an 11-speaker JBL stereo in place of the six speakers that come standard with the XLE trim. The JBL sound did not excite us on our first drive in the Crown and lacked the sophistication of the arrangement that had been provided in the Avalon. 2023 Toyota Crown: Pricing The first quarter of 2023 will see the official launch of the 2023 Toyota Crown. Costs for a base Crown XLE start at $41,045 and include $1,095 in destination fees. The top-tier Platinum will cost $53,445 while the mid-tier Limited will set you back $46,595 Which One To Purchase? Compared to Toyota's previous four-door models, the Crown's three trim levels all focus more on luxury. The more potent Hybrid Max powertrain, which is only available on the top-tier Platinum trim, is the most exciting alternative, so that's the one we'd pick.

  • SSC Tuatara Review

    OVERVIEW SSC has had a difficult time lately. First, they claim to have broken the world record for the fastest street-legal car with their Tuatara hypercar in October 2020 when they published a top speed of 316 mph (508.73 km/h) over two runs in opposite directions, on a stretch of State Route 160 outside of Las Vegas near Pahrump, where the Agera RS made history in November 2017. Race driver Oliver Webb took the wheel of the SSC Tuatara to shatter the record. The SSC Tuatara was taken to the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds at Space Florida's Shuttle Landing Facility for this second run, and they made sure to have every type of measurement system and witness to support their point. The Tuatara will be the fastest car in the world. However, that record quickly came under scrutiny by almost everyone, especially on YouTube, and it forced SSC to do a second attempt to put all the rumors to rest. On January 17, 2021, the owner of the car attempted to break the record once more. Dr. Larry Caplin, per the rules, the car must traverse the same track twice, once in one direction and once in the other, to be eligible for an official world record. This time, the SSC Tuatara was able to reach an average speed of 282.9 mph (455.2 km/h), which is the current production car world record. It first touched 279.7 mph (450.1 km/h) in the northern direction before reaching 286.1 mph (460.4 km/h) in the southbound route. It appears a strong gust of wind flipped the trailer with the car inside on the I-15 while the car was traveling to Florida for a second record-setting run in mid-April because at the second attempt described above they didn't reach the magical 300 mph barrier, so they wanted to try again. However, things took a turn for the worse when the transporter that was carrying the rare 001 record-setting car was involved in an accident. Sadly, the automobile never arrived in Florida intact. Even though the damage is only superficial, according to Shelby, the chassis, drivetrain, and suspension are all in excellent condition, SSC did state the event stating that they will go with a second try, potentially even with this very vehicle. SSC Tuatara: Engine And Performance The Nelson Racing Engines twin-turbo 5.9-liter flat-plane-crank V8 engine that powers the SSC Tuatara produces 1,750 horsepower on E85 and 1,350 horsepower on 91 octanes, but if you think SSC would just fix their damaged Tuatara or maybe even construct another one, you are regrettably mistaken. They just revealed details on "the next phase," and it appears they feel 1,750 horsepower is insufficient and will now be releasing two new Tuatara models. The SSC Tuatara Striker will have enhanced aerodynamics, with their press release claiming an increase of 300% over the original vehicle at 160 mph, thanks to a massive rear wing along with a vertical stabilizer and a new diffuser; at the front, the splitter and dive plate further push the car down; the split is to be 45.4% to the front and 54.6% for the rear; adding even more carbon fiber and Alcantara on the interior will reduce weight. This should imply that the Tuatara Striker is even faster than its current 1,750 horsepower (1,305 kW). However, SSC has other projects in the works as well. 2,200 horsepower (1,641 kW) would be nice. That's right, the SSC Tuatara Aggressor will have the same modified aero and weight savings as the Striker, but with a significantly more powerful engine. It appears that the Striker won't be road-legal. Additionally, the Tuatara Aggressor may be tailored with unique exhaust tuning, performance options, and customizable looks. However, there is a catch: SSC only produces a tiny fraction of these cars. SSC Tuatara: Top Speed The SSC Tuatara's purported top speed run of 330 mph was one of the greatest news stories of 2020. Many claimed there were discrepancies between the automaker's claims and what occurred during that run, which led to controversy after the story's conclusion. SSC finally had to accept that it had fallen short of the 330 mph goal, and on its subsequent effort, the Tuatara reached a high speed of 282.9 mph. Despite being well below 330 mph, the Tuatara nonetheless beat the Agera RS's previous record of 277.9 mph for top speed. That outcome didn't satisfy SSC, so it put the Tuatara back on track for another go. As the supercar approached 300 mph, the outcome was more than satisfactory. Finally, the SSC Tuatara achieved a top speed of 295.0 mph (474.8 km/h), making it the fastest production car in the world. Racelogic set the record using two VBOX GNSS systems mounted aboard the Tuatara, together with a Life Racing GPS unit for supplementary data collection. It appears that SSC wanted to make sure that the record was official this time. Jerod Shelby, CEO of SSC, is genuinely certain that the car could have reached a faster top speed if there had been an additional track.

  • Hyundai N Vision 74: Concept EV with Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tech

    Hyundai N Vision 74: OVERVIEW When it was first unveiled a few months ago, this hydrogen-fuel-cell/electric hybrid sports car concept lit up the automotive internet. Through the combination of a 670-hp powertrain and what those early photographs hinted was the ability to achieve outstanding drift angles, the N Vision 74 demonstrated Hyundai's sustained commitment to hydrogen power. Now that we've had a chance to test drive an engineering prototype, we can vouch for the N Vision 74's physical presence as a superstar as well as its capacity to smoke its back tires. We can all support a future like this one. Unfortunately, there are no plans to put the N Vision 74 into production; the drivable version was made primarily to aid Hyundai in learning more about what it refers to as a "virtual differential," which powers its rear wheels with two independent 335-hp motors that are not physically connected. It also turns out that the engineering car is not, in fact, a Hyundai. What's Under The Hood Of N Vision 74? Twin 4.2-kilogram hydrogen tanks located under the slatted rear deck power a fuel cell. They are under a scary 700 bar of pressure. Why don't the forces inside of them cause them to simply explode? Carbon fiber ballistics provide the solution. The tanks were created by Hyundai using a lightweight, bulletproof weave. These tanks can go about 370 miles after five minutes of filling. But this vehicle is a hybrid, not just pure hydrogen. As you can see, the N Vision 74 has a 62.4kWh battery that can be quickly charged from the mains. As a result, it begins off as an electric vehicle but may switch to a hydrogen fuel cell when the battery starts to run low to increase range. save for water, all without emissions. The drawback is how heavy all of this engineering is. two and a half tonnes in weight. Hyundai N Vision 74: Performance Contrarily, it moves along very quickly. There is an electric motor for each rear wheel. They combine for 670bhp, and as they are each independently operated, creative handling maneuvers are possible. Torque vectoring can assist in neatly turning the car towards the apex by slowing the inside wheel in a corner. The 664lb-ft stream of torque may be instantaneously released in tandem if you're being naive and foolish, unsticking the rear tires and sending the N Vision 74 into enormous drifts.

  • 2023 Hyundai Palisade Review: Specs and Pricing

    OVERVIEW The Hyundai Palisade has done a fantastic job serving as the brand's flagship SUV since its release for the 2020 model year. This three-row family vehicle is cozy, capable, and full of high-quality creature comforts. Despite being strong as it is, there is always some opportunity for development. The idea behind the Palisade's mid-cycle update is that a few minor adjustments here and there may improve a good car. The Palisade has always had a modern aesthetic, but I believe the 2023 update amplifies that. I appreciate how the front grille is more noticeable, perhaps more menacing blends better with the daytime running lights, and exudes a much stronger attitude. To improve its side profile, Hyundai's designers slightly increased the front overhang, although I hardly noticed a change. Although the lower portion of the bumper receives a new skid plate and the rear end sheds some overhang, the overall appearance is mostly unchanged. The outward redesign is completed with a fresh set of auto-dimming side mirrors. What Has Changed For 2023? The Palisade has had a facelift for the 2023 model year, making it appear more angular. New amenities have been added to the cabin, and the redesigned wheel designs accentuate the new appearance. The Palisade's instrument panel features a 12.0-inch infotainment display with greater quality, a revised steering wheel, and modernized upholstery choices. A Wi-Fi hotspot, heated third-row seats, and a massaging driver's seat are among the new features. The XRT variant, which has 20-inch wheels, blacked-out exterior trim, and other design features, is a new addition to the portfolio. The Kia Telluride, which is mechanically comparable to the Palisade but is also set for an update this year, has always been the Palisade's strongest opponent. 2023 Hyundai Palisade: Engine And Performance A 3.8-liter V-6 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission are standard on the Palisade. For a car like this, the engine's 291 horsepower is sufficient for acceleration. Paddles placed on the steering wheel can be used to manually shift the Palisade's transmission. The transmission automatically shifts smoothly, however, while tackling climbs, the ratios are busy and shuffled. All-wheel drive is optional on the SE, SEL, and Limited trim levels but standard on the top-of-the-line Calligraphy. Front-wheel drive is the default. A transmission cooler, trailer pre-wiring, and sway control are included as standard equipment with all Palisade versions. When fitted with the trailer hitch installed by the dealer, it is capable of towing up to 5000 pounds. The Palisade's smooth ride and quiet inside were underlined during our test drive of a fully loaded Calligraphy model around Asheville, North Carolina. We even tried some mild off-roading and were confident that the large SUV could handle terrain other than what you'll find in the urban jungle. An all-wheel-drive SEL that we tested on our test track produced average acceleration performance. In our tests, the Palisade reached 60 mph from zero in 6.9 seconds, and it required 182 feet to come to a stop from 70 mph. It turned out to be slightly slower than the Chevrolet Traverse but faster than the Telluride. 2023 Hyundai Palisade: Interior And Comfort Eight people can fit in the SE and SEL trims, but only seven can fit in the Limited and Calligraphy because of the second-row captain's seats. In any case, there is plenty of room for people to sit in each of the three rows. A button in the second row allows the seat to be moved forward for simple access to the third row. Road noise is muffled, but a lot of wind noise may still be heard through the doors. Third-row seats with power adjustments are standard on the Limited and Calligraphy models, but they are an option on the SEL. 33 carry-on luggage fit in the Palisade during our testing, and the cargo volume with all the seats folded is 86 cubic feet. Stowage measures 46 cubic feet when the third row is folded and the second row is erect. The volume decreases to a meager 18 cubes while the third row is in use. To keep objects that are dirty or wet, look under the load floor. Although the door cubbies are small, there is adequate storage inside and beneath the center console. 2023 Hyundai Palisade: Connectivity All grades come standard with a 12.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, in-dash navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio, and Bluetooth. You have access to up to seven USB connections, and two Bluetooth devices can be connected at once. The Palisade can be remotely locked, unlocked, and started with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant when it has Hyundai's Blue Link app service. 2023 Hyundai Palisade: Pricing The lowest SE trim level of the 2023 Palisade comes with front-wheel drive and costs $34,950. Prices for mid-range trims range from $37,950 to $46,500. The starting MSRP for the top Calligraphy model is $48,900. Any model can have an all-wheel drive installed for $1,900. Which One To Purchase? Although the XRT model is a new addition to the lineup this year, the mid-range SEL with the Premium package would be our preferred Palisade. Many of the most cutting-edge and opulent amenities of the SUV are added, including a larger infotainment screen, in-dash navigation, and the most sophisticated driver-aid technologies offered by Hyundai.

  • 2023 Lexus RZ Review: Specs and Pricing

    OVERVIEW The RZ450e, which shares a base with the Toyota bZ4X and the Subaru Solterra, is Lexus' entry into the EV market. Being a Lexus, it has a much more upscale interior to match its more upscale external style. Although the Lexus and the bZ4X share the same 65.6 kWh battery pack, Lexus's powertrain is a more potent dual-motor arrangement with a higher output of 308 horsepower. This all-wheel-drive powertrain, known as Direct4 by the luxury brand, comes standard. The RZ has a slick exterior design with a floating roof, a ducktail spoiler, and aggressive headlamps. The design of the cabin is more understated, and the majority of the controls are located on a sizable 14.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display. What Has Changed For 2023? The RZ will be the first all-electric model from Lexus and a brand-new addition to the lineup for 2023. 2023 Lexus RZ: EV Motor And Performance The RZ450e is propelled by an all-electric drivetrain known as Direct4 by Lexus. This dual-motor setup has a 308 horsepower rating and has all-wheel drive as standard. Although the acceleration is fairly quick, we noticed during our first test drive that it isn't as startling as that of competitors like the Jaguar I-Pace and the Volvo C40 Recharge. The RZ450e will reach 60 mph in around 5.5 seconds, according to our calculations. A yoke-style steering wheel will be available as an option; a traditional circular wheel will be standard, so if you're not ready for a yoke, you can opt out. A steer-by-wire technology is standard, and Lexus has confirmed that a yoke-style steering wheel will be provided as an option. The steer-by-wire system takes some getting used to, but once we did, it was helpful for handling. We'll update this story with the results whenever we have the chance to test the RZ at our test track. 2023 Lexus RZ: Battery Life, Charging, And Range According to Lexus, the RZ450's 65.6-kWh battery pack, which is also used in the bZ4X and Solterra, should provide about 225 miles of driving range per charge. The RZ's onboard charger is less powerful than many competitors at 6.6 kW, and its 150 kW connections are the maximum for DC fast charging.' 2023 Lexus RZ: Interior And Comfort Many of the dashboard's and doors' switches and buttons have been transferred to the RZ's spacious infotainment display as part of the interior's simplicity-focused design. Similar strategies have been used, with varying degrees of success, in EV models from Tesla and Polestar. In any case, the RZ's interior appears roomy for a tiny crossover and is surprisingly expensive, with the majority of its surfaces covered in imitation suede or synthetic leather. 2023 Lexus RZ: Connectivity The RZ's dashboard is dominated by a sizable 14.0-inch infotainment touchscreen that resembles the one in the NX SUV with a gasoline engine. According to Lexus, the driver can use voice commands in addition to touching the screen to communicate with the system. There is also a head-up display and a digital gauge display. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, including wireless connectivity, are anticipated to be commonplace. 2023 Lexus RZ: Pricing The starting MSRP for the new Lexus RZ 450e is predicted to be around $55,000 for the 450e Premium model. There are also plans for a higher-end 450e Luxury trim, which should be available for about $60,000. Which One To Purchase? About pricing, we can only speculate, but we believe Lexus will offer the RZ450e in both standard and F Sport trims. Although Lexus hasn't yet disclosed pricing, we do know that several desirable features, such as a panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control, a head-up display, and more, will come standard.

  • 2023 Toyota Sequoia Review: Specs and Pricing

    OVERVIEW The Toyota Sequoia has always been a three-row, full-size SUV built on the Tundra pickup truck's chassis. The new generation, which will debut for the 2023 model year, won't alter that. The second-generation Sequoia it replaces, which is out-of-date and has been available for more than ten years, is far more modern than the new model, which has been replaced. The Tundra's iForce MAX hybrid powertrain, which combines a 3.4-liter V-6 engine with an electric motor for a total of 437 horsepower, is standard on the new Sequoia. It has a three-row cabin with space for up to eight passengers and a huge touchscreen with the most recent software inside. The Toyota Sequoia's interior space and cargo area limit its usefulness, even while modernization provides it a better opportunity to compete with rivals like the Chevy Tahoe and Ford Expedition. What Has Changed For 2023? The Toyota Sequoia was completely revamped for 2023, and this third-generation vehicle is a significant advancement over its forerunner. The new Sequoia sports a more aggressive exterior design and a contemporary interior that is noticeably more luxurious. A brand-new infotainment system, and a V6 hybrid powertrain that is both more potent and more efficient than the V8 engine it replaces. The Sequoia's towing capacity is also around 2,100 pounds higher than that of the outgoing model, despite a significant 33 cubic feet reduction in total load volume. 2023 Toyota Sequoia: Engine And Performance The iForce MAX hybrid powertrain, which is an option on the Tundra truck, is standard on the Sequoia. A twin-turbo 3.4-liter V-6 engine and an electric motor combine to produce a total of 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque in this combination. The Sequoia SUV also features the same 10-speed automatic transmission as the Tundra. Four-wheel drive is optional on most versions but standard on the off-road-focused TRD Pro model. Rear-wheel drive is the standard. The Sequoia Capstone we tested with four-wheel drive reached 60 mph in 5.6 seconds and completed a quarter-mile in 14.3 seconds at 94 mph. Although a little slower than the Ford Expedition Timberline, that is faster than the previous GMC Yukon Denali we tested. A front skid plate, a locking rear differential, improved Fox dampers, forged 18-inch wheels, and 33-inch tires are further off-road features included with the TRD Pro. We were thrilled with the Sequoia's quiet cabin and pleasant ride during our first test drive, but less so with how it handled on the road. While cruising, its light steering effort can feel jittery due to its extra-wide feeling on the road, which is a problem we've also mentioned with other large SUVs. We'll put the Sequoia through its paces on our test track as soon as we have a chance, and we'll update this article with the findings. 2023 Sequoia: Interior And Comfort The new Toyota Sequoia's interior vastly outperforms the previous generation. From the dashboard to the door panels, the cabin is boldly styled and attractive. It features many padded and soft-touch surfaces, as well as luxurious wood and metal accents on higher trim levels. There isn't much road or wind noise coming from the front, and everything feels sturdy and well-built. The Sequoia's material quality does, however, degrade as you sit further back. The third row of passengers is furnished with cheap-looking plastics that should withstand scrapes and spilled beverages but don't feel particularly upscale. 2023 Toyota Sequoia: Connectivity The huge 14.0-inch touchscreen featured in the Tundra has replaced the obsolete touchscreen system present in the original Sequoia. The latest infotainment software from Toyota will be used on this screen, which is a standard feature on all models other than the base SR5. It features a Wi-Fi hotspot and a variety of audio streaming options in addition to smartphone mirroring. 2023 Toyota Sequoia: Pricing The base MSRP of the 2023 Toyota Sequoia is $58,300, making it one of the full-size SUVs with the highest starting prices. For the midrange Limited and Platinum trims, the cost increases to $64,700 and $70,900, respectively. Starting at $75,300 is the range-topping Capstone. The Sequoia is Toyota's top-tier SUV model, sitting above the Highlander and 4Runner. Which One To Purchase? The Limited trim seems to be the most cost-effective in the selection. Despite being only one level above the base SR5, it has a tonne of extra features as usual. A bigger 14.0-inch touchscreen, a power liftgate, 20-inch wheels, heated and cooled front seats, and a power-folding third row are among of the features on this list.

  • Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: Specs and Performance

    Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: Overview A new version of the French supercar, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport 16.4, was unveiled in 2010. Compared to the "regular" Veyron, the new model is faster and more powerful. By adding more turbines and an intercooler, the team of engineers was able to significantly enhance the power. They also made use of an upgraded exhaust system. The most well-known sports model that most people are familiar with is undoubtedly this specific vehicle. Additionally, the supercar was recognized as the world's fastest production vehicle. All of the models are Bugatti. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: Exterior Although many enthusiasts adore the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport's design, some feel that the vehicle lacks any aggressive features. And while it isn't really a severe issue, this problem does exist to some extent. On the exterior's aerodynamic properties, engineers labored diligently. Even yet, the vehicle includes air intakes that reduce its aerodynamic efficiency. They are necessary to cool the power unit, thus you cannot refuse them in any way. The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport's front end features two sizable air vents that cool the front brakes, narrow halogen headlamps, and welded relief forms. A large grille with chrome accents is present on the front end. The "sports" variant may be identified from the "regular" version from the exterior thanks to two-tone body paint. The French supercar's side features significantly inflated wheel arches and another sizable air inlet that enters the engine bay directly. The spherical fuel tank lid on the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport 16.4's top is made of polished "winged metal." The height above the ground clearance is 99 millimeters. It is impossible to describe the car as being the most exquisite or colorful because the firm first and foremost aimed to fascinate the driver. Although a lot of the novelty's outward muscle was lost for aerodynamics. Four sleek, contemporary optics with a rounded shape can be seen on the stern. The grilles, which are located below them and are intended to release hot engine air, are located there. A diffuser and a sizable, square-shaped exhaust pipe are also present. Additionally, there is an engine compartment with two side air intakes that take air from above and a retractable spoiler at the top. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: Interior The French supercar's interior has premium trim materials including leather, Alcantara color, and chrome inlays. It's great that the buyer can pick the color as well as the finishing components. The driver is immediately in front of a three-spoke steering wheel. The dashboard follows, which contains analog gauges. A large tachometer can be found in the center. A small speedometer and the fuel level are located slightly to the right. An oil pressure gauge and a gauge that displays how many "horses" the power plant is currently using are both located on the left side of the tachometer. An arrow clock is located in the central console's upper portion, below which ventilation system deflectors in the shape of circles were added. The emergency button is located between them. A rather straightforward yet elegantly made audio system control panel is located underneath it. There is even a CD slot below. Additionally, there is the already well-known block and the "music" control block; however, it already controls the climate system. Everything moves smoothly toward the tunnel, which has a robotized gearbox selector. The keys for turning on various systems and heating chairs are located close by. The modest panel is completed by the button that starts the engine. Good seats with excellent lateral support are available in the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. They assist in maintaining the passengers' bodies through corners. Almost everyone may set their own comfortable seat thanks to the electrically adjustable seats themselves. The front of the vehicle has a luggage compartment. Although it is not the largest, keep in mind why this hypercar was developed in the first place. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: Engine And Transmission The W-shaped turbocharged (4 turbos) 16-cylinder, 8-liter engine that propels this French supercar can produce 1,200 horsepower (1,500 Nm). This enables the car to pass the first hundred in just 2.5 seconds. 407 kilometers per hour is the maximum permitted speed. The faster, more potent model claims a speed of 415 kilometers per hour. In city driving, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport uses approximately 40 liters of AI-98 fuel, but if you drive silently, this number can be as low as 14 liters per 100 kilometers. The Super Sport model has an improved intercooler and turbocharger in addition to an upgraded exhaust system. Engineers designed a 7-range Recardo robotized gearbox for such a potent engine, which distributes all the power to the four axles. It turns out that the "Frenchman" has a four-wheel drive system that is always engaged. Eleven sensors located within the vehicle keep an eye on the required engine cooling.

  • 2024 Rolls-Royce Spectre: Redefining Luxury in the Electric Vehicle Market

    Rolls-Royce Spectre: Overview The Rolls-Royce Spectre: A Silent Symphony of Luxury and Power The Rolls-Royce Spectre unveiled in 2023, marks a momentous shift for the iconic brand. It's not just their first foray into the electric vehicle (EV) realm, but also the world's first ultra-luxury electric super coupe. As such, expectations were sky-high, and the Spectre, in true Rolls-Royce fashion, delivers a truly unique and remarkable experience. Rolls-Royce Spectre: Power and Performance Under the hood, or rather, beneath the elegant bodywork, lies a powerful electric drivetrain producing a staggering 571 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. This translates to a 0-60 mph time of a mere 4.4 seconds, an impressive feat for a car of this size and weight. Yet, the true magic lies in the delivery. The acceleration is effortless, almost imperceptible, a silent surge of power that belies the car's immense capabilities. Rolls-Royce Spectre: Timeless Iconography, Spellbinding Vision The Spectre retains the unmistakable Rolls-Royce silhouette, a touch of tradition amidst the cutting-edge technology. The Pantheon grille, a brand signature, is reimagined for the electric age, housing the charging port. The split headlights and long, flowing lines create a sense of elegance and dynamism. The interior is a masterclass in bespoke luxury. The finest materials, from hand-stitched leather to polished wood veneers, are meticulously crafted to the owner's exact specifications. The signature "starlight" headliner, reinterpreted for the electric era, features tiny illuminated dots that mimic a starry night sky. Rolls-Royce Spectre: An Enchanting Presence While the Spectre boasts impressive performance figures, the true focus is on the driving experience. The ride is whisper-quiet, a testament to the car's advanced engineering and sound insulation. The suspension soaks up bumps and imperfections in the road, leaving passengers feeling cocooned in a serene haven. Every aspect of the car, from the gentle hum of the electric motors to the soft closing of the coach doors, is designed to create a sense of effortless luxury and tranquility. Rolls-Royce Spectre: Pricing and Range The Spectre, however, isn't without limitations. The starting price tag of around $450,000 puts it firmly in the realm of the ultra-wealthy. Additionally, the driving range of approximately 325 miles, while respectable for a luxury sedan, might fall short for some considering the price point. A New Chapter in Luxury Despite its limitations, the Rolls-Royce Spectre marks a significant achievement. It successfully blends the brand's heritage of handcrafted luxury with cutting-edge electric technology, creating a car that is not just powerful and technologically advanced, but also serene, elegant, and unlike anything else on the road. It is a testament to Rolls-Royce's ability to adapt and evolve, paving the way for a new chapter in the world of luxury motoring.

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