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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a press conference with Defence Minister Yoav Gallant and Cabinet Minister Benny Gantz in the Kirya military base in Tel Aviv, Israel, October 28, 2023 [Abir Sultan/Pool via Reuters]
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Project Roger Freeing Hostages in Israel- Hamas War
Step 1 Release Children under 12 years old
Step 2 Release Children under 18 years old
Step 3 Release Adults over 70 years old
Last Step: Make a video of the remaining hostages each saying
Name, age, they are ok
Netanyahu says no ceasefire until captives freed, open to ‘little pauses’
The Israeli leader suggests his country will have responsibility for Gaza’s security for an ‘indefinite period’ after war.
The world’s best sports car assembled in Kentucky? 2024 Corvette E-Ray is making history
Detroit Free Press
DENVER — It’s difficult to overstate how good the 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray is, or what an important step it constitutes for America’s great sports car. Now, maybe the world’s great sports car. Performance, design, technology, value: It’s hard to think of an area where the E-Ray isn’t at least among the leaders.
All-wheel drive and hybrid-powered, the E-Ray is the biggest leap of imagination and engineering in the Corvette’s 70-year history. Ferrari 296 GTB, Audi R8, Porsche 911, McLaren Artura, Acura NSX, Nissan GT-R, Corvette. Take your pick. You’ll never get a consensus, but that’s the point: Each car is as good as it gets. The fun is in the debate, specifications, lap times and unforgettable road trips.
What makes the E-Ray so special?
The ‘Vette’s last evolution, from front engine/rear-wheel drive to mid-engine for the 2020 model year, was child’s play by comparison. Chevy engineers had been kicking around proposals for mid- and rear-engine models for decades. That was a question of when, not if.
Building an electrified — not electric, there’s a difference; the E-Ray is a hybrid that combines a classic small-block V8 driving the rear wheels with an electrically powered front axle — ‘Vette with all-wheel drive was a choice dictated by physics and advances in engineering. Locating the engine’s weight over the rear wheels improves traction. Powering the front axle with a small, efficient electric motor provides instant torque and precise control.
The program began before and was separate from the Ultium electric motors and batteries GM developed for 100% electric vehicles like the Cadillac Lyriq, and Chevy Silverado EV pickup. It’s also unrelated to the inexpensive Chevy Bolt.
The E-Ray was part of the plan for the eighth generation C8 model from the start. That’s why its lithium-ion battery fits tidily in the center tunnel, and why the front electric motor and reworked steering and suspension don’t reduce space in the car’s front trunk.
2024 Chevrolet Corvette prices and model line
- Corvette Stingray coupe – $66,300
- Stingray convertible – $73,300
- Corvette E-Ray coupe – $102,900
- E-Ray convertible – $109,900
- Corvette Z06 – coupe $112,495
- Z06 – convertible – $117,700
Prices exclude $1,695 destination charge
A new logo, a new mission
The E-Ray’s bodywork is virtually identical to the Corvette Z06, with the exception of name badges and a logo that adds a pair of openings — opinion varies as to whether they’re eyes or gills — to the stylized stingray’s dorsal surface. The E-Ray is 3 inches wider than a Stingray, with staggered 20- and 21-inch wheels.
Chevy explains the distinction between the two models thus:
- Z06 owners want a street-legal race car; they’ll take it to the track.
- E-Ray owners want a grand touring car: fast, maneuverable, and advanced but easy to drive on a long trip.
The E-Ray is faster 0-60 mph — if the difference between its 2.5 seconds and the Z06’s 2.6, as measured by Chevrolet, is a deal breaker for you. The track-ready Z06 covers a standing quarter-mile in 10.6 seconds and hits 130 mph, while the E-Ray slouches through it in 10.5 and 129 mph. Of such distinctions are buying decisions made, particularly when you’re dealing with some of the most passionate and informed car buyers on Earth.
If you haven’t been keeping up with “Planet Earth” on BBC, the name E-Ray is a riff on ‘Vette’s stingray heritage: There’s also an electric ray, a sleek sea creature that generates up to 220 volts to defend itself or stun prey.
Safety and driver assistance features
- Adaptive cruise control
- Automatic emergency braking
- Automatic front pedestrian braking
- Forward collision alert
- Lane-keeping alert and assist
- Following distance indicator
- Automatic high beams
‘The most complicated consumer product you can buy’
Getting the front axle’s electric motor and the rear wheels’ 6.2L V8 to work together seamlessly at thousands of revolutions per minute — while simultaneously diving into curves and managing inputs from the steering system, eight-speed transmission and Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes — was one of the most daunting challenges GM engineers have tackled. And remember, this is the company that developed Lunar Rovers for the Apollo program.
“It’s the most complicated consumer product you can buy,” Corvette executive chief engineer Tadge Juechter told me as he pointed out details of the exposed mechanicals in a cutaway E-Ray in an airport hangar outside Denver. “Electrification increases the driver’s feeling of control and composure in all conditions.”
The E-Ray’s sensors also interpret steering angle and pedal inputs to determine the driver’s intent and keep the car on course and at speed. The electric all-wheel drive system dispenses torque for secure traction accelerating out of curves.
The 6.2L V8 engine produces 495 hp that go to the rear wheels, via the same eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that powers all current Corvettes. An electric motor located under the front trunk delivers another 160 hp.
There’s no physical connection between the two drivetrains, which must operate in harmony at all speeds, road surfaces and conditions.
The Acura NSX, which ended production last year, was the only other supercar with independently powered front and rear ends. Its front wheels are driven by two separate electric motors. A turbocharged V6 and electric motor power the rear. The NSX developed 600 hp and accelerated to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. Prices started at $169,500.
Smooth is fast, fast is easy
I found the E-Ray remarkably easy to drive over two days that included highways, twisting mountain roads north of Denver and a tight slalom course at Pikes Peak International Raceway, 90 miles south of the city.
The power comes on with smooth precision, the steering is responsive and neutral, the ride surprisingly comfortable over bumps.
An adaptive magnetic ride suspension kept the car level in fast launches and hard braking, and firmly planted in fast maneuvers, including a tire-smoking drifting session the E-Ray could have maintained until the the tread fell off or the tank ran dry.
Speaking of running without gasoline, the electric front axle provides a “stealth mode,” with speeds up to 45 mph when leaving home or driving through the neighborhood.
The electric motor also extends the V8’s four-cylinder operating mode on the highway, reducing fuel consumption and emissions. The 655-hp E-Ray avoided the gas-guzzler tax, scoring the same 19 mpg EPA rating in combined city and highway driving as a 490-hp, gasoline-only Stingray.
The E-Ray’s weight distribution is 42% over the front axle, 58% over the rear, a couple of percentage points more over the nose than the base ‘Vette, but “still in the sweet spot’” for acceleration and handling, Juechter said.
The interior is luxuriously trimmed in leather, suede and carbon fiber. The touch screen includes performance displays.
Other key features include:
- Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes
- Charging+ mode to replenish the battery between performance sessions
- Electric-only “stealth mode,” at up to 45 mph
- Performance Launch mode
- 20- and 21-inch Michelin Pilot Sport all-season tires.
- Available Michelin Pilot Sport 4S summer tires
- 1.9kWh lithium-ion battery to power front axle
- Lightweight lithium-ion 12-volt battery for stop-start
- Magnetic ride 4.0
- Head-up display
2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray at a glance
Base price: $102,900 (all prices exclude $1,595 destination charge)
All-wheel-drive hybrid two-seat sports coupe or convertible
On sale late 2023
Specifications as tested:
- Model tested: Corvette E-Ray coupe
- Price as tested: $102,900
- Power: Electric motor powering front axle, 6.2L V8 powering rear axle
- Output: 655 hp, 470 pound-feet of torque from V8, 125 from front-axle motor
- Transmission: Eight-speed dual clutch automatic driving the rear wheels, front single-speed direct drive
- 0-60 time: 2.5 seconds
- Wheelbase: 107.2 inches
- Length: 184.6 inches
- Width: 79.7 inches
- Height: 48.6 inches
- Cargo volume: 12.5 cubic feet combined front and rear
- Dry weight: 3,774 pounds
If you find yourself at a stoplight without enough time to activate the special launch mode, you’ll still rocket to 60 mph in under 3.0 seconds.BY RICH CEPPOSPUBLISHED: OCT 27, 2023
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- The 2024 Chevy Corvette E-Ray posted a 2.5-second 60-mph time in our instrumented performance testing—the quickest ever for a Vette.
- On the street, the E-Ray’s combined 655 horsepower, all-wheel-drive traction, and instant electric-motor torque make it a stoplight hellion, capable of brutal launches that are as easy to attain as flooring the accelerator.
- To see how the E-Ray would fare in a theoretical stoplight drag race, we launched the E-Ray with and without launch control to see the difference in acceleration times.
Welcome to Car and Driver’s Testing Hub, where we zoom in on the test numbers. We’ve been pushing vehicles to their limits since 1956 to provide objective data to bolster our subjective impressions (you can see how we test here).
The time it takes a car to go from rest to 60 mph is one of the most important, best-understood, and longest-running benchmarks for judging performance—and for winning one-upmanship arguments that erupt between car enthusiasts. Our standard array of acceleration tests unearth that 60-mph time, among numerous other performance data points, as scientifically as possible in order to extract the quickest acceleration result.
We test on a closed, flat, proving-ground track, utilize the driving technique that will deliver the quickest time—that can mean using a car’s launch-control system, or not—run our tests in two directions to account for the effects of wind, and then average the two best runs and also correct the results to standard weather conditions. (Temperature and humidity affect horsepower in internal-combustion engines).
WE TEST THE HYBRID AWD VETTE
No Time for Launch Control?
Thorough as this data-gathering is, the hybrid all-wheel-drive Corvette E-Ray got us thinking: What could it do without the effect of launch control? Activating launch control in the Corvette is a bit tedious. First, the Performance Traction Management (PTM) system must be set to Track, Race 1, or Race 2. If a burnout is required to clean off the tires, Race 2 is required. With the correct PTM mode selected, launch control is now available. From there, the custom launch-control interface is accessible through the steering wheel controls. The engine rpm can be adjusted to compensate for wheel spin, as can the target slip percentage. Or launch control can be left in Auto mode and the E-Ray will figure out what’s best.
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One of the things we love about the E-Ray out on the road is its brutal, instantaneous, and easily accessible acceleration. Thanks to the 495-hp 6.2-liter V-8 in its tail pumping power to the rear wheels, a 160-hp electric motor driving its front wheels, and a 1.1-kWh battery that’s almost always at a 70-percent-or-higher level of charge on the street, the E-Ray leaps ahead from almost any speed. And with all-wheel-drive traction it launches from stoplights as if shot out of a Howitzer.
So how quick is it to 60 mph in a real-world driving scenario when the light turns green? What if you rolled up to a stoplight to find, say, a 797-hp Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye in the next lane and the E-Ray’s launch control isn’t prepped for battle? Could you still beat the Dodge—theoretically, of course—if all you did was slam your right foot to the floor when the light turned green?
A Stoplight to 60 MPH Takes 2.9 Ticks not to bad
In the interest of science we performed exactly that gas-it-and-go run with our VBox test equipment attached to the E-Ray. In a previous test of a Charger Hellcat Redeye it hurtled to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds with its launch control disengaged; it was slightly slower with it on. The E-Ray hit 60 in 2.5 seconds in our track testing—the quickest time we’ve ever recorded for a Corvette—with its adjustable launch control on and optimized. However, with no help from launch control, the E-Ray clocked in at 2.9 seconds. So, the Charger driver would be watching the E-Ray’s quad exhaust pipes fade into the distance.
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Part of our normal testing includes a 5-to-60-mph rolling start, in which we creep at 5 mph and then smash the accelerator. This test removes the effects of a high-rpm, launch-control start. The E-Ray completes the rolling start in 3.1 seconds, just 0.2-second slower than smashing the throttle from a standstill.
How would the E-Ray fare in a stoplight shootout against other hypercars like the Ferrari 296GTB or Lamborghini Huracán STO? That’s a good question; we don’t have comparative 60 mph data for other supercars, which we virtually always test with their launch control on.
So be it. This fun foray into a different sort of test nonetheless underscores our subjective impression of the E-Ray’s performance: how easy it is to make the hybrid Corvette hurtle away from almost anything else on the road in a stoplight drag race—theoretically, of course.
EXTRA CORVETTE E-RAY READING
TRUE COST OF A PRIVATE JET
5 COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS OF JET OWNERSHIP
Having been in the business of private aviation for 60 years, we have encountered many misconceptions about private jet ownership. To help you evaluate your private travel investment, we have outlined the five most common myths regarding jet ownership.
PRIVATE JET OWNERSHIP IS MORE COST-EFFECTIVE THAN FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP.
If you fly fewer than 300 hours per year, whole aircraft ownership is not a sound business investment.1
Most evaluations on the cost of a private jet do not account for depreciation, and the variable costs for maintaining and operating a private jet are considerable. Even fixed costs can be difficult to estimate. For example, estimated fixed annual costs for a midsize private jet were quoted to range from $500,000–$600,000 by leading industry sources; however, the actual total fixed annual costs reported by Executive Jet Management (EJM), the world’s largest aircraft management and charter company, were $1.2M.
BENEFITS OF NETJETS’ FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP
- Investment security from a financially stable business model (and the backing of Berkshire Hathaway)
- Zero hidden or extra fees, such as repositioning fees, so you enjoy a more predictable cost structure
- Leverage NetJets’ scale for better access and pricing on aircraft, fuel, parts, maintenance, etc.
IT’S SO EASY TO BUY A NEW AIRCRAFT.
New and used aircraft are hard to obtain, and the competition and prices are high.
- Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have yearslong waitlists. Meanwhile, NetJets is buying the youngest, most superior aircraft directly from top OEMs at a much larger volume than anyone else in the market. We are committed to multiyear fleet planning, so we are looking years ahead with your best interest in mind
- Used, quality aircraft are scarce. And ensuring a proactive maintenance schedule will be equally difficult given current shortages on labor and parts
BENEFITS OF NETJETS’ FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP
- Sophisticated fleet planning. Our longtime OEM relationships offer accessibility to the newest, top aircraft available and an overall confidence that your travel needs will be met now and long into the future
- Fly on the largest, most diverse private fleet. As your flying needs change, NetJets tailors your aircraft and contract to meet those needs
I CAN GO ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.
When you have one aircraft, you fly on its schedule. Aircraft downtime means missed meetings, lost opportunities, and, in some cases, lost business.
- Aircraft are typically down for at least one week each year for regularly scheduled maintenance. Additionally, most aircraft typically have larger inspections that occur every few years, which can result in multiple weeks of downtime. Unscheduled maintenance is inevitable and leads to interrupted travel
- Perpetual scheduling conflicts. Crew vacation and sick days result in aircraft downtime. And if you charter your aircraft, there may be inevitable scheduling issues
- Not all aircraft can fly to all fixed-based operators (FBOs). Depending on the size of your aircraft, you may not have the range, capacity, and/or performance to fly where you need to go
BENEFITS OF NETJETS’ FRACTIONAL JET OWNERSHIP
- Reliable, flexible access. NetJets ensures you have anytime access to our fleet of 900+ aircraft2—the largest private fleet—with minimal notice to 5,000+ airports across 200+ countries and territories
- Shorter recovery times. When unforeseen circumstances occur, our ability to position a recovery aircraft is incomparable. Even in a high-demand environment, NetJets Maintenance Service Hub™ infrastructure allows us to proactively maintain our aircraft to the highest standards and provide the exceptional level of service our Owners expect
PRIVATE JET OWNERSHIP IS EASIER.
Owning your own aircraft means managing (another) business within a complicated industry.
Whether a single aircraft or fleet, significant time and money will need to be invested in the following:
- Hiring, training, and paying pilots and flight attendants
- Scheduling and cost of maintenance and operations, including unplanned incidents
- Ensuring adherence to audit and regulatory schedules
- Procuring alternative travel options during maintenance
- Legal responsibilities
You will need to oversee all of this and more, or include a management company like our subsidiary, EJM, into your budget.
BENEFITS OF NETJETS’ FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP
- Hassle-free ownership. With NetJets you have nearly 7,500 global aviation experts working on your behalf for every aspect of your jet ownership experience, including meeting safety requirements and combating market challenges, such as supply chain issues and labor shortages
- A perfect plane every time. With private jet ownership, you may put off refurbishing the interiors or fixing scuffed paint. With NetJets, every time a plane visits one of our Maintenance Service Hubs, it leaves with a refreshed interior
- Buying power and strong relationships. Because of our scale, we enjoy a heightened level of service from the industry’s top vendors. Those relationships allow our aircraft (and Owners) to get immediate attention and ensure a superior level of quality will be met
FLYING MY OWN PRIVATE JET ENSURES PRIVACY.
Unfortunately, jet ownership information and flight data are readily accessible to the public and can be easily exploited for competitive intelligence.
BENEFITS OF NETJETS’ FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP
- Anonymity and discretion are protected, which is a significant advantage to those who utilize private aviation for business use. Tail numbers are never directly associated with the passengers on board
- Our investment in information security ensures personal data is maintained under the strictest of confidentiality behind cutting-edge cybersecurity
- Private boarding lounges at our busiest airports offer Owners exclusive access to secure points of departure. This ensures you travel without concern of public scrutiny
WHOLE VS. FRACTIONAL
UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE
From safety standards and accessibility to privacy and cost, there are significant differences between owning a whole aircraft and NetJets’ signature fractional jet ownership model. Now ask yourself, “Which one is right for me?”
Take a moment to compare
1When comparing whole vs. shared ownership of a 5-year-old large aircraft, including acquisition, operating, and capital costs over a five-year ownership period.
2Total number of aircraft includes aircraft under management by NetJets and Executive Jet Managem
CAR AND DRIVER
Electric cars are the future, and each year we’ve seen automakers add more EVs to their lineups. Everyone is working on electric vehicles, from well-established existing manufacturers to new names such as Lucid, Canoo, and Rivian. We’ve compiled a list of every electric vehicle, from concept to production, that isn’t available yet but will be soon.
Acura ZDX (Expected: Early 2024)
You may recognize the ZDX name from Acura’s old coupe-SUV model, but this time around the moniker adorns a midsize crossover that becomes Acura’s first EV when it arrives early next year. The 2024 ZDX rides on General Motors’ Ultium battery platform—sharing components with the Cadillac Lyriq—and the 102.0-kWh battery will provide up to 325 miles of range. The 340-hp, single-motor, rear-wheel-drive A-Spec model will be joined by a 500-hp, dual-motor, all-wheel-drive Type S, which also wears upgraded brakes, adaptive dampers, and air suspension. The A-Spec should start around $60,000. —Caleb Miller
Alfa Romeo Giulia EV (Expected: 2025)
Alfa Romeo has confirmed the gas-powered Giulia (seen above) will be revamped in the coming years, dropping its Ferrari-derived V-6 in favor of an electric powertrain for 2025. We expect the base version will make around 350 horsepower, while the Veloce will produce closer to 800 horsepower. The top-of-the-line Giulia will continue to carry the historic Quadrifoglio name and should make upwards of 1000 horsepower. The new Giulia will be produced on the Stellantis Group’s STLA Large platform, with 800-volt, ultra-rapid charging and a range of up to 500 miles. —Jack Fitzgerald
Apple Titan EV (Expected: 2026)
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iPod, iPhone, iPad…iCar? The rumored Apple car—code-named Titan—has been in development for nearly a decade, and while its future has been put in doubt on numerous occasions, the latest murmurings suggest it will finally arrive in 2026. While Apple apparently abandoned plans for a full self-driving vehicle, the Apple car should still be capable of autonomous highway travel and will be built around a powerful onboard computer. The design hasn’t been finalized, but Apple has reportedly moved away from a pod-like design for a more conventional shape. The tech giant is still searching for an automotive partner to supply the electric platform after talks with Hyundai fell through in 2021, and is said to be investing around $1 billion into Titan each year. Apple’s not the only tech company considering an entry into the automotive market. Sony recently partnered with Honda on a new EV brand called Afeela, promising a similar product for 2026. —Caleb Miller
Audi A6 e-tron (Expected: 2023)
The Audi A6 e-tron is a concept for now, but Audi says it’s super close to what the production car will look like. It’s based on the scalable Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture that can be lengthened, lifted, and widened for a variety of different EV models. It will be sold alongside the gas-powered A6 and will join the PPE-based Q6 e-tron crossover in Audi’s lineup. The A6 e-tron concept uses two electric motors with a combined output of 469 horsepower. All PPE vehicles have 800-volt charging capability, and this big sedan could have as much as 400 miles of range on a single charge. —Austin Irwin
Audi Q6 e-tron (Expected: 2024)
Audi will expand its electric SUV lineup with the Q6 e-tron, slotting in between the Q4 and Q8 e-tron crossovers and riding on the same PPE architecture that underpins the upcoming Porsche Macan EV. A roughly 93.0-kWh battery should provide up to 315 miles of range and the 800-volt setup will allow for rapid recharging. The dual-motor all-wheel-drive Q6 e-tron produces 375 horsepower while a sportier SQ6 e-tron model ups that to 482 ponies, with a boost mode adding about 20 hp for each model. On a prototype test drive, we found a comfortable, well-controlled ride and punchy acceleration. Production begins next year and the 2025 Q6 e-tron will sit alongside the gas-powered Q5 in Audi’s lineup. —Caleb Miller
Five Bentley Models (Expected: 2025)
Bentley is planning a major pivot from 15-mpg land yachts to completely new models with fully-electric powertrains. Bentley says it will replace the existing Bentayga, Flying Spur, Continental GT coupe and convertible, and introduce an all-new model to its lineup by 2030. The first replacement should arrive sometime in 2025. —Austin Irwin
BMW i5 (Expected: Late 2023)
BMW has paired the latest 5-series with a new electric variant dubbed the i5. The base eDrive40 model features a 335-hp motor powering the rear wheels, with the 84.3-kWh battery expected to eke out close to 300 miles of range. Until the full-fledged M variant (see below) arrives, the top dog in the i5 lineup will be the M60 xDrive, a dual-motor all-wheel-drive sports sedan good for 590 hp and a claimed 3.7-second sprint to 60 mph. The M60 shares the same battery, dropping the estimated range to 256 miles. The eDrive40 will start at $67,795 while the M60 will cost $85,095 when the EV sedans hit dealerships in the fall. —Caleb Miller
BMW i5 M (Expected: 2026)
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Fender flares, a more aggressive stance, and 1136 horsepower will combine to produce the upcoming BMW i5 M, which won’t arrive before than 2026. The new high-performance four-motor drivetrain will incorporate wheel-by-wheel torque vectoring and brake-by-motor energy regeneration, and will be capable of piloted drifting and tank turns where the vehicle can use its prodigious torque output to spin in place. While the more subdued i5 has already debuted—with its own set of high-performance batteries, active steering, and suspension fit for the Nurburgring—we can’t help but keep our focus on the angrier i5 M with a drive control unit that’s being referred to internally as the “Hand of God.” Take the wheel, Jesus. —Austin Irwin
Buick Electra (Expected: 2024)
Buick has revived the nameplate of the 18-foot-long steel sled from 1959 for its new all-electric SUV, that’s already been revealed for China. The Electra E5 uses GM’s Ultium battery platform and should be roughly the same size as a Chevrolet Equinox. An investigation into trademarks may have revealed Buick’s future lineup, with filings for Electra E1 through E9. We expect the Electra E5 to perform similarly to the already available Cadillac Lyriq, with a range of 300 miles and 340 horsepower. Buick hopes to put its tri-shield logo atop a fully-electric lineup by 2030, but we should see the first Electra sometime in 2024. —Austin Irwin
Cadillac Celestiq (Expected: Early 2024)
Cadillac wants to return to the days when the company could call itself the Standard of the World without getting scoffed at. At least that’s the plan with the upcoming Celestiq, an extravagant EV that will be built by hand and cost upwards of $300K. That price puts it out of reach for all but the wealthiest people, but Cadillac envisions the Celestiq as aspirational rather than attainable. For the one percent who can afford one of these avant-garde 600-hp electric hatchbacks, each example can be uniquely tailored to the customers whims. Will it be enough to vault GM’s luxury brand into the discussion with Bentley and Rolls-Royce? We’ll have to wait and see once the Celestiq hits the streets of America’s richest communities—likely at the start of 2024. —Eric Stafford
Cadillac Escalade iQ (Expected: Summer 2024)
The Cadillac Escalade—the big, brash SUV that’s proved popular among rappers like Jay-Z and 50 Cent—is undergo an electric transformation with the new Escalade iQ. With over 200-kWh of capacity, the Ultium battery—shared with the GMC Hummer EV—provides an estimated 450 miles of range, while the dual-motor powertrain can provide up to 750 horsepower. The luxurious cabin is decked out with 55 inches of screen stretching across the entire dashboard and a 40-speaker sound system. The Escalade IQ will be offered with Super Cruise, General Motors’ hands-free driving system, and will start around $130,000. —Caleb Miller
Canoo Pickup Truck (Expected: 2024)
Canoo is an electric automotive startup from California, and this is its pickup. For now, it is simply called Pickup Truck. The Canoo pickup promises more than 500 horsepower and at least 200 miles of range. It’s smaller than what’s typically found in the mid-size pickup segment, being two feet shorter than the Ford Ranger. Canoo says its pickup will be offered with a six- to eight-foot pickup bed with preorders open right now, and production starting sometime in 2024. The U.S. Army is also testing a modified version of the Pickup Truck. —Austin Irwin
Canoo Lifestyle Vehicle (Expected: 2023)
Like Canoo’s pickup, this five- or seven-seat EV is built on a skateboard platform, similar to what BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen use to easily swap body styles on similar underpinnings. Canoo claims this little bus will have a range of 200 miles and up to 350 horsepower, with a starting price under $40,000. A delivery van version has attracted 4500 pre-orders from Walmart, while NASA has expressed interest in using the Lifestyle Vehicle for transport at the launch site for the upcoming Artemis moon-landing missions. Canoo has faced financial difficulties of late, but hopes to get production started this year —Caleb Miller
Chevrolet Blazer EV (Expected: Summer 2023)
We miss the boxy K5 Blazer of the 1980s and 1990s as much as anyone, but Chevy isn’t trucking around with the SUV’s next major transition. The Blazer EV, which will be sold alongside the gasoline-powered Blazer SUV, will offer an SS trim level that generates 557 horsepower with acceleration that could leave V-8 Camaros in its dust. Chevy plans to also offer less-aggressive trims that focus on affordability and range. While the EPA hasn’t certified anything yet, Chevy is shooting for 320 miles for its long-driving Blazer EV RS model. The Blazer EV is scheduled to go on sale later in 2023, with the lowest-priced 1LT trim joining the lineup sometime in 2024. —Austin Irwin
Chevrolet Equinox EV (Expected: Late 2023)
Last year Chevy sold 212,072 units of its Equinox crossover, beating the likes of the Ford Escape, Hyundai Tucson, and Subaru Forester. It hopes to continue this success with an Equinox EV that should start around $30,000 and go on sale in the fall of 2023. The Equinox EV will offer a wide range of models starting with a base trim with 250 miles of range and 210 horsepower. More expensive trims offer up to 300 miles of range thanks to a larger battery pack, and dual-motor all-wheel-drive cars have 290 horsepower. —Joey Capparella
Chevrolet Silverado EV (Expected: 2023)
Turns out the GMC Hummer EV and SUV were a little taste of what we’ll see from Chevy’s upcoming all-electric Silverado. They’ll be built under the same roof, with the Silverado also using GM’s Ultium battery pack and offering up to 400 miles on a single charge. The Silverado EV will be offered from a fleet-oriented work truck trim to fully loaded RST models with 664 horsepower. In an effort to make good on its promise of 30 new EVs by 2025, production of Chevy’s first electric pickup will begin this year. —Austin Irwin
Chevrolet Corvette EV and SUV (Expected: 2025)
The Corvette cinematic universe is about to plunge into a phase so wild that Marvel might start taking notes. Chevrolet has already confirmed that a fully electric Corvette is coming soon—sooner than we might think, since the E-Ray hybrid that recently broke cover was slated to make its debut first. The Corvette EV will use the same Ultium battery platform as other new GM EVs, and considering the General can get a fifty-trillion-ton Hummer EV to reach 60 mph in under 4 seconds, we have high hopes for the Corvette EV.
But wait, there’s more! We’re hearing rumors that the Corvette EV will launch into a new Corvette subbrand within GM, which will bring a host of new Corvette-branded models with it, including a four-door “coupe” and a high-performance crossover, which could easily position itself as a Ford Mustang Mach-E competitor—or something even beefier. —Andrew Krok
Chevrolet Bolt EV (Expected: 2025)
MARC URBANO|CAR AND DRIVER
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Or—in the case of the Chevy Bolt—what does kill you makes you stronger. At least that’s the outlook of General Motors’ CEO, who confirmed the little EV’s revival in July. The Bolt will return for a second generation and Chevrolet promised that the electric hatchback will continue to be a tech-centric, affordable option. We know the next-gen Bolt will ride on the Ultium platform and it should arrive for the 2025 model year. We don’t know specifics yet, but we’re sure the new version will exceed the current Bolt’s EPA-estimated 259-mile range. —Jack Fitzgerald
Chrysler Airflow Concept (Expected: 2025)
With the success of the Ford Mustang Mach-E in its crosshairs, Chrysler is planning a 400-mile crossover by 2025. The Airflow is just a concept, but the model is claimed to also offer Level 3 autonomous driving capability. The brand, which currently offers the Pacific minivan and Chrysler 300 sedan, plans to go fully electric by 2028. —Austin Irwin
Dodge Charger Daytona SRT EV (Expected: 2024)
Dodge is determined to keep the muscle car relevant well into the electric epoch, and it’s given us quite the preview before its internal-combustion analogue has even left the dealership floor. The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT concept runs on an 800-volt electrical architecture called Banshee, and while performance details are still incredibly light, the automaker promises that its first beefcake EV will surpass the Hellcat’s performance. A multi-speed transmission hopes to keep some of the muscle car’s visceral nature alive, but the most interesting tech by far is the Fratzonic exhaust system, which uses actual piping to boost the EV’s sound to a 126-decibel onslaught. —Andrew Krok
Deus Vayanne (Expected: 2025)
While Austrian startup Deus (pronounced de-oos) is a complete unknown, the company has recruited proven partners for its first vehicle, the electric Vayanne hypercar. The curvy bodywork was penned by Italdesign, while Williams Advanced Engineering has been tasked with developing the 2200-hp powertrain. The company claims that with 1475 pound-feet of torque, the Vayanne launches to 62 mph in 1.99 seconds and on to a 248-mile top speed. We’ll believe it when we see it. Just 99 units are planned for production, with Deus aiming to start deliveries in 2025. —Caleb Miller
Faraday Future FF91 (Expected: 2023)
The Faraday Future FF 91 was originally revealed back in 2017, and the California-based startup claims it finally delivered the first production unit in August. The sleek crossover boasts 1050 horsepower from a trio of electric motors, with a claimed sprint to 60 mph in just 2.3 seconds. According to the company, the 142.0-kWh battery delivers an EPA-estimated range of 381 miles. Prices for the 2.0 Futurist Alliance launch edition start at a whopping $309,000. Although Faraday Future has begun production at long last, its history of financial woes mean that the young automaker isn’t out of the woods just yet. If FF 91 production truly is underway, we hope to drive the electric SUV in the near future. —Caleb Miller
Fiat 500e (Expected: 2024)
Fiat’s future calls for an all-EV lineup that includes just one model, the 500e minicar. Based on the model that’s currently on sale in Europe, the 2024 500e combines the brand’s retro-modern design language with a 117-hp electric motor and a battery that should be good for about 160 miles of driving range per charge. In a market where larger and more luxurious electric vehicles regularly deliver over 200 miles of driving range, the 500e will launch at a significant disadvantage. Fiat’s plan though is to market it primarily in urban areas where drivers are less likely to require road-trip levels of range. We’ll see the U.S.-market 500e debut in November 2023 and hit dealers in early 2024. —Drew Dorian
Fisker Ocean (Expected: 2023)
A stylish 300-mile-range electric SUV with a solar roof sounds promising, and Henrik Fisker’s EV startup hopes to keep that promise with the Fisker Ocean. The Ocean earned a 360-mile range rating from the EPA when fitted with its biggest battery pack, a 113.0-kWh unit that is available in the top dual-motor all-wheel-drive trims. The most affordable Ocean, a single-motor front-wheel-drive version, will have a claimed 250 miles of range and start around $39,000. Fisker began producing the Ocean in the fourth quarter of 2022 and delivered the first 22 units to U.S. customers in June. Our first drive of the Ocean revealed a well-rounded EV with punchy acceleration and a roomy, comfortable cabin. —Austin Irwin
What classifies as a supercar?
The term is, to some extent, subjective, but most supercars offer somewhere between 500 and 900 horsepower, reach top speeds of 200+ mph, hit 60 mph from 0 in roughly three seconds, and weigh between 2,200 and 3,700 pounds.
What car is a supercar?
A supercar – also called exotic car – is loosely defined or described as a street-legal, superlative performance sports car – both in terms of power, speed, and handling. The term ‘supercar’ is therefore frequently used for low-bodied sportscars with powerful, rear mid-mounted engines.
Which is the super best car?
- Ferrari F8 Tributo. …
- Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica. …
- McLaren Artura. …
- Ferrari 812 (Superfast and GTS) …
- Maserati MC20. …
- Audi R8 Performance RWD. …
- Chevrolet Corvette C8. …
- Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. At the heart of the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera lies a 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12, the same one utilized by the DB11.