XING Mobility Miss R: Ready to beat Tesla’s Roadster

XING Mobility is that one company who is in the electric powertrain business for quite some time, but you still haven’t heard of it until now. Why now you’d ask? Because it just has introduced its new XING Mobility Miss R which can compete with Tesla’s Roadster for sure.

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The naming of this electric supercar is not particularity brilliant. But wait until you hear about the kind of performance it promises. There ain’t nothing miss-y about the numbers this car can pull. According to the Taipei-based firm, XING Mobility Miss R has one megawatt of power which is about 1,341 horsepower,produced by 4 independent 350V motors. Since the Miss weighs next to nothing, they say it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.8 seconds, and to 200 km/h in 5.1 seconds. Those are better records than that of the new Tesla Roadster.

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Lyft obtains the permission to test self-driving cars in CA

Lyft takes one step further in the race with several other companies to bring self-driving cars to the masses by obtaining the permission to test autonomous vehicles in California.

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Lyft’s permit, reflected on the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website, comes two months after it announced plans to offer a self-driving car as a ride option in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lyft already has partnerships in place with autonomous car companies to advance its self-driving strategy.

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McLaren 720S GT3 will make its racing debut in 2019

We have just told you about McLaren’s new Vantage and we already have the first pictures of the racing version of its 720S supercar. The 650S GT3 has only been on the motorsport scene for two years, but McLaren is already planning the car’s replacement. It’s the 720S GT3, and it’ll be developed in 2018 ahead of a 2019 customer racing debut.

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Since it’s still early days for the car, all we have to look at thus far are these two design sketches. Already though, you can get a sense of how mean this thing is going to look IRL. The 720S GT3 will be developed in-house at McLaren, whereas the 650S GT3 was developed by CRS racing. Woking’s deal with CRS will finish at the end of the 2017. We can expect the McLaren-developed 720S GT3 to use the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 as the road car, but it’ll need to be heavily restricted to less than 500bhp for some racing series, with the power varying depending on regulations.

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Uber paid hackers to delete the stolen data of its customers?

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc., a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing firm ousted its chief security officer and one of his deputies for their roles in keeping the hack under wraps, which included a $100,000 payment to the attackers.

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Compromised data from the October 2016 attack included names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50 million Uber riders around the world, the company said Tuesday. The personal information of about 7 million drivers was accessed as well, including some 600,000 U.S. driver’s license numbers. No Social Security numbers, credit card information, trip location details or other data were taken, Uber said.

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Aston Martin’s Vantage successor is here

We’ve seen Aston Martin’s Vantage for the first time 12 years ago, and it’s not going to retire anytime soon, here’s the changes it gets for 2018. The replacement is more striking, sharper, and much, much faster.

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How much faster? Well, mash your foot on the right-hand pedal fast enough, and the Mercedes-AMG-sourced 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 will put severe stress on your internal organs as 0-62mph comes and goes in just 3.6 seconds. Far quicker than the old V8-powered Vantage, and faster even than the V12 Vantage S. The top speed meanwhile is 195mph.

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