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Porsche Taycan Turbo Safety Car Le Mans
Photo credit: Mathieu Bonnevie | Porsche
What better way to kick off the 24 Hour Le Mans Season Opener than by driving the new safety car, a Porsche Taycan Turbo, from the automaker’s experience center in Hockenheim? That’s exactly what happened, using the vehicle’s battery-electric all-wheel-drive drivetrain with a permanent-magnet synchronous motor on each axle generating 671 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to Porsche Destination Charging, making sure the Taycan is charged was a breeze. Guests of selected hotels, golf courses and marinas can also access these 1,000+ charging points across 20 countries.

Bugatti Next-57 Batmobile
Photo credit: Doinnext Cong
If Bugatti designed the next Batmobile, it might look something like the Next-57. This all-electric vehicle combines past and present into an eye-catching design, complete with rounded LED headlights as well as a mirror black finish. Auto enthusiasts probably already know that even early Bugatti models had engine blocks that were hand scraped to ensure that the surfaces were so flat that gaskets were not required for sealing.

Helvezzia Tipo-6 Electric Race Car
Photo credit: Alexander Imnadze Baldini via Car Scoops
All the way back in 1897, electric cars existed and found their first commercial use as taxis in Britain as well as the United States. Unfortunately, internal combustion engines (ICE) in the first decade of the 20th century took away the advantages that electric cars had due to their quicker refueling times, and cheaper production costs. However, if electric race cars existed in the 1940s, it would probably look something like Alex Baldini’s Helvezzia Tipo-6.

Mercedes-Benz Virgil Abloh Project Gelandewagen
Mercedes-Benz and of Off-White Virgil Abloh have unveiled Project Geländewagen, a one-off art piece of sorts based on the G-Class. Starting from the outside, the paintwork was partially sanded by hand to create a sense of timeless simplicity. while the welds are key design motifs and the indicators, outside mirrors as well as the bumper bar have all been removed, To give it a more aggressive stance, the has also been widened and lowered.

Knight Vision R Shelby Cobra
Knight International is best known as a rare supercar and hypercar broker, but their latest project doesn’t involve any other manufacturers. Introducing the Knight Vision R, which draws inspiration from a bevy of classic race cars from the 1960s, like the AC / Shelby Cobra. Think of this as the modern version, complete with a carbon fiber chassis, an innovative roll-over protection system, carbon fiber front splitter, vented front fenders, a titanium exhaust system, a fully adjustable Ohlins suspension, ceramic brakes and carbon fiber wheels.