Viritech Apricale – deep dive on the first hydrogen-powered hypercar

I know what you’re thinking: another swoopy, extremely high-powered hypercar, costing megabucks, from a brand you’ve never heard of. And you guessed right, it has indeed got a battery and there isn’t a petrol-powered engine in sight. But I promise you that reading on is worthwhile, because what you’ll learn about might, just might, be … Read more

2023 Genesis GV60 EV is trimmed down and boosted up the luxury ladder from Ioniq 5

Genesis has spent the past few years putting new platforms under its gas vehicles to give the still new-ish luxury brand some needed differentiation from its Hyundai roots. But with the new 2023 GV60 and the rumored forthcoming GV90, it’s returning to that lineage as those vehicles are both based on the Hyundai E-GMP platform. … Read more

BangShift.com Historic Trans Am Versus Pro-Touring Part 2: OPTIMA’s Search For The Ultimate Street Car Visits Sonoma Raceway

Here’s the second batch of photos from Optima’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car. Use the link below to see the first gallery if you missed it! (Words by Jim McIlvaine) In a quick pivot, OPTIMA’s 2022 Search for the Ultimate Street Car, presented by Advance Auto Parts, partnered with SpeedTour, to run with that … Read more

BangShift.com Alternative Fuels: Will Hydrogen Save Hot Rodding? Internal Combustion Engines For The Win!

The internal combustion engine is on the ropes here in the United States, at least with regards to new car sales, if you believe the 2035 EV-only offerings deadline that most of the big automotive manufacturers are spouting. With that has come a huge push for other alternatives outside of the electric box as people … Read more

How Solid-State EV Batteries May Lick the Fast-Charging Degradation Problem

Solid-state batteries hold a lot of promises for EVs, of reduced complexity, increased safety, and less degradation when repeatedly subjected to fast charging. QuantumScape data indicates its solid-state batteries—after 400 cycles of 10 to 80 percent fast charging (the equivalent of covering 160,000 miles)—retain over 80 percent of their capacity. Some analysts question the robustness … Read more

F1 Miami GP Featured A-Listers, Football Helmets, Even Baseball

Formula 1’s Miami Grand Prix was a short of on-track drama, but high on off-track movers and shakers. Here’s some of what you may have missed from South Florida: Leclerc Surprised by Baseball Experience Ferrari’s drivers had different sporting experiences during the build-up in Miami. Charles Leclerc professed his love for American culture, telling Autoweek … Read more

BangShift.com Historic Trans Am Versus Pro-Touring: OPTIMA’s Search For The Ultimate Street Car Visits Sonoma Raceway

(Words by Jim McIlvaine) In a quick pivot, OPTIMA’s 2022 Search for the Ultimate Street Car, presented by Advance Auto Parts, partnered with SpeedTour, to run with that series at selected events throughout the country. The SpeedTour series includes the Formula Regional Americas Championship, F4 United States Championship, Vintage Race of Champions Pro-Am series, the … Read more

Lexus RZ and Kia Sportage Hybrid reviews, Ioniq 5 and EV6 charging, Lucid and Polestar price hikes: The Week in Reverse

Which big automaker confirmed an 800-volt EV architecture in the works? How much does the F-150 Lightning’s home-backup system cost? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending May 6, 2022. This week we brought you a couple of first drives, broke some technical news, … Read more

Lamborghini Urus 2022 review – all brown and no brain?

Chance are that by now you’ve probably seen a Lamborghini Urus making its way through suburban traffic with all the subtlety of a carnival float at the back of a funeral procession. When it was launched in 2018, Lamborghini, in its own words, called the Urus the first super-SUV, a synergy of ultra high-performance engineering … Read more