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Hennessey starts production of 558bhp Velociraptor 600

Hennessey starts production of 558bhp Velociraptor 600

Hennessey has started production of the Velociraptor 600, a modified version of the Ford F-150 Raptor. The Texan tuner’s 558bhp take on Ford’s performance pick-up truck can hit 60mph in 4.2sec, thanks to a range of upgrades to its twin-turbocharged  3.5-litre petrol V6. New induction systems, an enlarged intercooler and a revised engine management system mean …

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Volkswagen and Bosch to collaborate on battery production

Volkswagen and Bosch to collaborate on battery production

Volkswagen and the Bosch have committed to a joint venture to significantly upscale Volkswagen’s battery factories, with an aim of making the firm self-sufficient in European battery-cell production. The car maker and component supplier signed a memorandum of understanding that will ensure the “entire range of processes and components” will be sourced within Europe, aiming for …

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New 2023 Ford Mustang breaks cover in production bodywork

New 2023 Ford Mustang breaks cover in production bodywork

The ‘pancake’ motors in this scenario wouldn’t be “rotationally coupled to the engine”, according to the patent filing. Power would come from an integrated starter-generator (similar to in a conventional mild hybrid drivetrain), which would itself be powered by the V8’s crankshaft, doing away with the need for a weighty and space-consuming traction battery. Mounting the EV …

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Auto Production Wild Card For 2022 As Dealer Lots Remain Sparse

Auto Production Wild Card For 2022 As Dealer Lots Remain Sparse

Production delays due to the global semiconductor shortage and supply chain issues have left dealer … [+] lots nearly empty. Ed Garsten Cars and trucks are trickling off assembly lines a little faster as automakers find workarounds to solve the semiconductor shortage, but dealer lots are likely to continue to suffer from empty nest syndrome …

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Smart EQ ForFour ends production ahead of Concept #1 SUV launch

Smart EQ ForFour ends production ahead of Concept #1 SUV launch

Smart has removed its EQ ForFour electric supermini from sale in the UK, ahead of the expected launch of the road-going Concept #1 SUV later this year. The EQ ForFour had been on sale since 2017, when it was launched as the ForFour Electric Drive. It was given a facelift as recently as 2019, although its 80bhp electric motor and 17.6kWh …

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