Aston Martin DBX707, Broken VW ID.Buzz Interior and 2023 BMW 7 Series Render: Your Weekly File
Hello and welcome to our weekly roundup of automotive news from around the world, starting with…
QOTD: What is the best body style?
Sedans and wagons are dying, and sports cars might even follow. The reason? Everyone seems to love crossovers. but is that a bad thing? According to our readers, what is the “best” body style? We opened the floor to some responses, and as usual, the comments cross section is brilliant.
2023 Aston Martin DBX707 is the new performance SUV king with 697 HP
The battle for outrageously powerful SUVs has a new winner: the Aston Martin DBX707 which features an AMG-sourced 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8. The power output is enough to take the Lamborghini Urus and Bentley Bentayga Speed down a notch or two, with the muscular DBX707 with 697 bhp (520 kW / 707 PS) and 900 Nm (663 lb-ft) of torque.
The new Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV EV is coming for the Kia EV6 with RWD, AWD and Hot RS versions
The new Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV is a new sloping roof body style for the electric vehicle. The new design means better aerodynamics, while the hottest variant, the RS, features an optimized chassis and 295 bhp (299 PS/220 kW) and up to 339 lb-ft (460 Nm) of torque for a 0 to 62 mph (0 -100 km/h) in just 6.5 seconds.
Here’s the interior of the new 2023 Acura Integra before you’re supposed to see it
IG User derphound01 managed to get a glimpse of the interior of the next Acura Integra. The prototype was captured at the Acura pit during the Rolex 24 race at Daytona before the marque folks rushed to cover it. From these images, the Integra dash doesn’t look all that different from the Civic’s, although some changes may occur before the final production model appears.
2023 BMW 7 Series: Bold looks, electric power and everything we know about the flagship G70
This is what we think the next BMW 7 Series will look like. Our independent artwork by CarScoops artist Josh Byrnes gives a glimpse of what the seventh generation of the 7 Series could look like, which will launch with an all-electric i7 as well as mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. A controversial XM-like face will likely continue to divide opinion. But the rear would hopefully be more discreet, keeping the characteristic Hofmeister crease intact.
First Drive: The 2022 Kia EV6 Is The New Benchmark For Electric Vehicles
The Kia EV6 is considered one of the most promising electric vehicles of 2022. Thankfully, when we got our hands on one, it didn’t disappoint. And while there were a few minor issues, it worked pretty well on our drive through Northern California. It’s packed with tech, has rear-facing balance for a bit of oversteer, and progressive steering. Perfect for new-age driving enthusiasts.
Leaked 2024 VW ID.BUZZ interior photos show colorful but rather conventional design
Few cars have generated as much buzz (pun intended) as the ID.Buzz electric minibus. After a long stop-start period on the Microbus successor, we finally have a solid March 9 release date. However, if a new set of leaked interior photos is anything to go by, for better or worse, it could turn out to be more conventional than we thought. The pictures of the VW ID Discussion Forum show many similarities to the current ID range, with fairly standard looking seats too.
Tesla’s hilarious self-driving performance in Boston highlights its weaknesses
Here’s a typical drive on Tesla FSD Beta, and why it’s the opposite of useful. It’s certainly not even close to being “safer than a human”, by any factor.
22 minute drive, 4.5 miles and WAY too many interventions. pic.twitter.com/oKmkRZ3Tgh
—Taylor Ogan (@TaylorOgan) February 1, 2022
Another video has surfaced showing how dangerous FSD Beta can be without human intervention. Taylor Ogan, the CEO of a Boston hedge fund, has documented his experiences with a Tesla Model Y and shows some rather alarming issues in his latest Twitter upload. In less than five total miles of driving, we see the Model Y roll twice into the oncoming lane, almost t-bone a giant truck, and perform several erratic moves or turns. We reached out to Ogan, who says he uses FSD Beta a lot on the highways, but “on urban roads, what this FSD Beta City Streets is, it’s crazy.”
What else is making the news
GTA VI confirmed
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the GTA Online community for playing with us throughout 2021.
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) February 4, 2022
Rockstar has officially confirmed the development of a new Grand Theft Auto. This comes nine years after GTA V was released on PS3 and Xbox 360. Not much has been revealed, but Rockstar has told fans it will share more information when ready, asking fans to stay tuned. tune in to Rockstar Newswire for official details. .
Meta Tackles Spooky Behavior in the Metaverse
Although still in concept form, Meta (the parent company of Facebook) has announced a new feature allowing personal avatars to have more personal space in their virtual worlds. It comes as reports of harassment on the platform make headlines, reports the BBC.