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Curtiss Rolls Out Zeus Radial “V8” Electric at werd.com

Curtiss Rolls Out Zeus Radial “V8” Electric

Posted in Automotive and Motorcycles

It’s hard to picture this thing actually rolling down the road but the Curtiss Motorcycles Zeus Radial is a functioning—and super-fast—motorbike powered by an electric motor designed in a cool “V8” configuration. The look of the “engine” is actually 8 cylindrical batteries that make up the “V” formation. The YASA P400 R Series electric motor produces 217 horsepower and 147 lb. ft. of torque. If those numbers don’t mean much to you, we’ll translate: it’s scary fast.

The 2020 Mini Cooper SE is All-Electric at werd.com

The 2020 Mini Cooper SE is All-Electric

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Drivers on the hunt for an electric vehicle will soon have another solid option. The 2020 Mini Cooper SE is Mini’s first-ever production electric car. With its 181-hp electric motor, it retains the fun “go kart-like” handling Mini is known for while boasting a 168-mile range. A DC Fast charger allows it to recharge to 80% in just 35 minutes. For even more efficiency, it also features regenerative braking—another first for Mini.

Get Twisted & Get Into the Land Rover of Your Dreams at werd.com

Get Twisted & Get Into the Land Rover of Your Dreams

Posted in Automotive and Trucks

Yorkshire, England-based Twisted Auto is a custom garage that builds the Land Rover Defenders we all dream about. They offer head-turning remakes of all the classic models—carefully vetted donor vehicles that are meticulously restored and modernized. Choose from their rotating stock of available vehicles or have them make you one to order with all the upgrades & off-road performance modifications you want.

BMW Unveils 2020 X6 Crossover at werd.com

BMW Unveils 2020 X6 Crossover

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Blending cues from the new 8 series models and its older brother the X5, BMW’s 2020 X6 is slightly wider and lower than it’s predecessor and will be available with 2 motor configurations: a turbocharged 335-hp 3.0-liter 6 in the X6 sDrive40i and xDrive40i models & the M option features a 523-hp 4.4-liter twin turbo V-8. Optional  Dynamic Handling & Off-Road Packages give enthusiastic drivers more control & response behind the wheel of this premium mid-size crossover.

Dodge Introduces 2020 SRT Charger Widebody at werd.com

Dodge Introduces 2020 SRT Charger Widebody

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For 2020, Dodge is adding an SRT Widebody variant to the Charger lineup—like they did with the Challenger for 2018. By adding new front and rear fascias with integrated fender flares, they were able to add 3.5 inches of width to the supercharged Hellcat V8 sedan. With 707 horses & 650 ft. Lb of torque, it certainly has the power to match this more swole-up physique.

BMW Motorrad Unveils Electric Vision DC Roadster at werd.com

BMW Motorrad Unveils Electric Vision DC Roadster

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The latest piece of futuristic 2-wheeled tech out of BMW’s Motorrad division is the Vision DC Roadster concept. It’s a shaft-drive plug-in that if you squint hard enough almost looks like a gas-powered Beemer bike. There’s little out yet in the way of stats: range, speed, cost, or when it might come to market but based purely on looks, we’ll say the Vision DC looks pretty visionary.

Lightyear One is a Solar-Assist Electric with a 450-Mile Range at werd.com

Lightyear One is a Solar-Assist Electric with a 450-Mile Range

Posted in Automotive and Exotic

The Lightyear One is a promising prototype from the engineers & solar-power scientists at Lightyear. Due to hit the streets as soon as 2021, it’s a plug-in electric that boasts 450-miles of range & features integrated solar panels all over the body. The car is powered by a 4-pack of electric motors & goes from 0-62 in 10 seconds. The solar panels can supply the car with up to 12km of range per hour—which is sweet progress—as these solar cells are up to 20% more efficient than the standard. Pre-order for the first 500 cars is open now.

Bowlus Rolls Out the Ultimate Chrome-Dipped Glamping Trailer at werd.com

Bowlus Rolls Out the Ultimate Chrome-Dipped Glamping Trailer

Posted in Automotive and Trailers

The Bowlus Road Chief “Endless Highways” edition is the ultimate luxury aluminum travel trailer, merging classic good looks with the latest technologies & unrivaled luxury. This 26-foot chrome torpedo sleeps 4 & dines 4, features a hotel style shower, separate toilet room, & a modern galley kitchen. Bowlus offers multiple interior finish options as well as 100% custom build-outs.

The Dainese Smart Jacket Gives Motorcyclists Maximum Protection at werd.com

The Dainese Smart Jacket Gives Motorcyclists Maximum Protection

Using the same advanced airbag technology that MotoGP racers depend on, the Smart Jacket from Dainese can be worn over or under any other jacket and it requires no connection with the motorcycle. It features the latest-generation Dainese D-air technology — a system powered by a complex algorithm that enables it to automatically recognize dangerous situations and activate immediately, whenever it needs to. It provides maximum protection for the rider, in an easy-to-wear and versatile garment.

BMW Rolls Out Sporty 8 Series Grand Coupe at werd.com

BMW Rolls Out Sporty 8 Series Grand Coupe

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Looks like BMW pulled a page from Porsche’s Panamera playbook with their latest addition to the ever-expanding 8 series. The new Grand Coupe is a stretched-out & lavishly appointed four-door-coupe version of their original two-door 8 series. The Coupe will be available as soon as September, with a choice of 2 engines: a 335-horse 6-cylinder or a 523-horsepower twin-turbo V-8.

Revzani Unveils 1,000 Horsepower 2020 Tank SUV at werd.com

Revzani Unveils 1,000 Horsepower 2020 Tank SUV

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The Revzani Tank most often shows up in places like hip-hop videos & Dan Bilzerian’s thirsty feed. And to retain its title as the world’s coolest SUV, the new 2020 model is just as luxurious & loaded with James Bond-level security tech as the original but is now twice as powerful. It cranks out a ridiculous 1000 horsepower with its tuned 6.2-liter Dodge SRT-Demon supercharged Hellcat V8 engine.

Ducati Transformed Its Iconic Paningale V4 into a Streetfighter at werd.com

Ducati Transformed Its Iconic Paningale V4 into a Streetfighter

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Ducati’s new prototype V4 Streetfighter is a stripped-down & juiced-up variant of their most powerful production bike, the vaunted Paningale V4. It lost the fairing & got a meaner handlebar & front-end look. The tail end looks streamlined, too. The legendary 1100cc four-cylinder remained. Few details have been released but we do know the bike is going into production with the ones hitting US dealers in 2020.

Michelin Rolls Out Airless, Puncture-Proof UPTIS Tires at werd.com

Michelin Rolls Out Airless, Puncture-Proof UPTIS Tires

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The latest development in car tire design comes by way of industry giant Michelin. The airless, puncture proof prototype tire is called UPTIS, for unique puncture-proof tire system. Designed for passenger vehicles, it eliminates the risk of flat tires and blow outs. The design has a second-hand benefit—by reducing the number of tires that need replacement, less material will end up in landfills as tire manufacturing moves towards a more sustainable future. Could be on roads as soon as 2024.

BMW’s 2020 M8 is a Powerful Coupe at werd.com

BMW’s 2020 M8 is a Powerful Coupe

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Six Hundred Horsepower. That’s what pushes the 2020 BMW M8 down the road. And that’s the base model. The Competition model gets another 17 ponies. The driver experience is dynamic, with adaptive suspension and a selectable 3-mode AWD system that will keep those 20-inch wheels screwed to the pavement across the full spectrum of driving conditions. An open roof variant is also available.

Ferrari’s New SF90 Stradale Hybrid Is Here (Almost) at werd.com

Ferrari’s New SF90 Stradale Hybrid Is Here (Almost)

Posted in Automotive and Exotic

The new Ferrari is here. The hybrid one they’ve been working on for 6 years. Yes! The forthcoming SF90 Stradale is every bit the postmodern Italian supercar. It’s all sleek & sculptural & due to be officially unveiled by Ferrari this week. Boasting 1000 horsepower from the combination of a V8 & 3 electric motors, it’s capable of 0-60 in 2 flat. Beyond that details get sketchy. Keep eyes peeled for the official drop.

CCM’s Spitfire Six is an Urban Assault Vehicle at werd.com

CCM’s Spitfire Six is an Urban Assault Vehicle

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Since the 70s, Britain’s CCM Motorcycles has been engineering & hand-building custom, badass flat track bikes from the ground up. Their latest, the Spitfire 6 is an all-new city bike available in a limited run of 300. It’s powered by a 600cc single-cylinder 4-stroke “Spitfire” engine CCM developed & custom builds for each of their bikes.

The Bentley Bentayga Bengala is a Battle-Ready Beast at werd.com

The Bentley Bentayga Bengala is a Battle-Ready Beast

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To create the Betayga Bengala, the ultimate post-apocalyptic luxury utility vehicle, Bentley teamed up with Spain’s Bengala Automotive Design. Together they will create just 15 of this battle-ready Bentley. While the very capable 540HP powertrain remains basically untouched, the exterior gets fender flares, skid plates, brush guards, LED lights, body armor, bumpers and stacks of other off-road upgrades.

The McLaren GT is a Vicious V8 at werd.com

The McLaren GT is a Vicious V8

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The car world has been waiting & finally it has arrived. The 620 horsepower, 203 mph V8 McLaren GT. The dramatic & aggressive body lines are of course handmade; a MonoCell II-T monocoque shell with integrated carbon fiber. Pre-orders for the all-new are now open.