opinion Henry Payne The Detroit News Published 11:02 PM EDT Jul 24, 2019 Conventional wisdom these days is that the next generation wants electric cars. Someone forgot to tell my neighbors. When I arrived at their house with the 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR, the supercharged V-8 shook the foundation like a California earthquake. Kids poured out the front door, practically dragging their father behind them. The Jag super-ute is the latest twisted performance SUV to hit the market along with other five-door track monsters like the Porsche Macan Turbo S and Alfa Stelvio Quadrifoglio. The SVR is the most powerful missile this side of the insane, 707-horse Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The Jaguar's 550 horsepower feed all four wheels for quick dashes to the, um, grocery store. You know, a family car. The kids piled three abreast into the F-Pace’s spacious back seat. Their dad turned the key and the Jaguar exploded to life like a hungry zoo animal that had just … [Read more...] about Payne: Jaguar F-Pace SVR out-growls the Jaguar EV
Tesla model s 60 kwh review
I’ve driven the TeslaModel 3 sedan, the JaguarI-PACE compact crossover, and the Tesla Model X three-row SUV. The vehicles vary quite a bit in capabilities, appointments, and price. But in the end, I think the TeslaModel 3 is the best car. This is going to be a slightly unusual comparison, but it isn’t my fault. As I’ve noted before, Tesla has a segmentation problem. Here at Business Insider, when we want to match up compact crossover SUVs, we can find two similar vehicles from different brands. But when it comes to all-electric cars, it’s a different story. The Tesla Model 3, for example, could take on the Chevy Bolt – and I have compared the vehicles. But the Bolt is currently the only true long-range EV on the market that sells for under $US40,000. Tesla isn’t yet making the $US35,000 version of the Model 3, so you have to point out that the available Model 3 is a premium/luxury car, while the Bolt is a mass-market offering. A larger issue is … [Read more...] about We drove an $87,000 Jaguar I-PACE to see how it compares to a $57,500 Tesla Model 3 and a $150,000 Model X. Here’s the verdict.
The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is all-new for 2018. It’s a hybrid version of Porsche’s first ever production wagon. Turbo S E-Hybrid is powered by a 550 horsepower, 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 along with a 136 horsepower hybrid drive unit to produce 680 horsepower. The hybrid drive system is inspired by the million-dollar 918 hybrid hypercar. According to Porsche, the hybrid V8 wagon can go from 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 192 mph. Once again, we were impressed by the Panamera’s power, luxury, technology, and versatility. However, it wasn’t as fast as we had expected and it’s very pricey. The base Porsche Panamera sedan starts at $US86,3000 while our Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo wagon starts at $US188,400. Options and fees pushed the as-tested price up to $US210,940. The Porsche Panamera is one of our favourites here at Business Insider. In fact, the Panamera sedan won our 2017 Business Insider Car … [Read more...] about We drove a $211,000 Porsche Panamera to see if it’s a hybrid supercar with room for the whole family. Here’s the verdict.