Performance

 
Volvo's new Polestar electric-car brand to launch 600-hp model in 2019

Volvo's new Polestar electric-car brand to launch 600-hp model in 2019

Polestar, formerly Volvo's in-house tuning division, was recently separated from the Swedish brand; Volvo plans to turn it into a standalone brand. Polestar announced plans to build electric and electrified performance cars in the near future, and the brand revealed its first attempt with what it... read more

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2016 Tesla Model S

Reactions to Tesla 100D versions less than ecstatic: here's why

Generally, when Tesla Motors makes an announcement about a new product or a future plan, its fans and advocates cheer lustily. The rest of the industry grunts, takes quiet... read more August 24, 2016 by


 
Porsche Mission E concept electric car

Porsche product manager trash-talks Tesla over Ludicrous mode performance

After several years of dismissing the Silicon Valley carmaker, established German luxury carmakers now seem to be taking Tesla Motors seriously. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and... read more June 20, 2016 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D in Ludicrous mode jumped at start of drag race  [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Model S: From Insane to Ludicrous to slice 1/4-mile times (with video)

The original Tesla Model S P85D is quick, but it has now been superseded by the P90D, with its even more outrageous “Ludicrous” option. To lessen the sting for... read more February 29, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S P90D pulls away from P85D on California drag strip, Oct 2015  [video: Danilo Crudele]

Drag-Strip Test Of Top Tesla Model S Cars: P90D Vs P85D Vs P85+ (Video)

Tesla Motors has built a strong reputation for performance, starting with its first Roadster and then its Model S P85 and P85+ sedans, before moving to the dual-motor P85D... read more November 4, 2015 by


 
BMW M4 GTS concept, 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Future BMW M4 To Use Water Injection For Power, Efficiency At Same Time

BMW recently demonstrated water injection on a small hatchback, but its first planned production use of the feature will be on quite a different type of car. At the 2015... read more August 14, 2015 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S P85D, road test, Dec 2014  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S Versions: What Are Your Different Options?

Tesla Motors currently sells just one car: the Model S sedan. But that electric car is available in a wide array of configurations, a list that grew considerably larger... read more July 19, 2015 by


 
Urba Centurion

Urba Centurion: Building Your Own 128-MPG 1970s Diesel Sports Car

It's a wedge-shaped sports car from the late 1970s that once had a role in a popular science-fiction movie. But despite its futuristic styling, it never achieved much... read more July 15, 2015 by


 
2015 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar

Volvo Leads Plug-In Hybrid Sales In Europe, Higher-Power Polestar Plug-Ins Coming

For quite some time, Volvo has relied on an aftermarket company called Polestar to coordinate racing efforts, sell performance parts, and build high-performance versions of... read more July 15, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S P85D breaks the dyno

Too Much Electric-Car Torque: Tesla Model S P85D Breaks Dynamometer (Video)

With its prodigious power and sophisticated all-wheel drive system, the Tesla Model S P85D has already broken the egos of quite a few supercar drivers. Now, this electric car... read more June 7, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Is Tesla Model S P85D The World's Fastest Sedan? Top Speed Test Needed

Even 10 years ago, the idea of a “family sedan” that could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds was something between a rarity and a fantasy. Even... read more February 26, 2015 by


 
2014 Ford Fiesta ST  -  Driven, October 2014

Ford 'EcoBeast' Trademark: The Performance Side Of Green?

The drive to raise new-car fuel economy in the face of tightening global emissions standards has brought a glut of green brand names for fuel-saving technologies and... read more January 6, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S P85D on a dyno

Tesla P85D Top Speed, Performance To Be Boosted In 'Next Few Months'

The Tesla Model S P85D electric car's greatest talent seems to be generating outrageous performance figures. Tesla itself claims the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive car produces... read more December 30, 2014 by


 
Tesla Model S P85D drag races a Ferrari

Tesla Model S P85D Obliterates Ferrari In Drag Race (Video)

The Tesla Model S P85D has only been on sale for a few weeks. But given its specifications it was only a matter of time before the dual-motor all-wheel drive electric car... read more December 16, 2014 by


 
Ferrari LaFerrari, 2013 Geneva Motor Show

The Ferrari LaFerrari Hybrid Can Run Only On Electricity: Video Proves It

The Ferrari LaFerrari supercar may be a hybrid, but Ferrari claims it isn't meant to be particularly green. The hybrid powertain was primarily designed to improve... read more October 21, 2014 by


 
Volvo Drive-E engine with electrically-driven turbocharger

Volvo's Triple-Turbo Four-Cylinder Engine: 450 HP From 2.0 Liters

As carmakers downsize internal-combustion engines, they have to balance increased efficiency with the performance that many buyers demand. Volvo is proving that there is... read more October 8, 2014 by


 

 
 

 
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