Toyota pulled the covers off the all-new fourth-generation Prius last night in Las Vegas. Toyota promises the new Prius will deliver ten percent better fuel economy on the core models, while an even more efficient ‘Eco’ model is to follow soon.
The fourth-generation Toyota Prius gets its boost in efficiency from lighter hybrid components, higher-energy density in the batteries, and an ICE that delivers over 40% thermal efficiency. Other highlights include a larger passenger cabin, more cargo room, a lower center of gravity and an improved suspension package. The Prius will also be one of Toyota’s first U.S. models with Toyota Safety Sense. TSS consists of pre-collision braking, lane departure alert and correction system, radar cruise control, and automatic high beams.
The fourth-generation Toyota Prius will hit showrooms in the first quarter of 2016.
Sorry 458 Italia owners, but there is a new kid on the block. Ferrari pulled the wraps off the new V8 Turbo powered Ferrari 488 GTB today, and it’s absolutely stunning from every angle.
The Ferrari 488 GTB is powered by a 3902 cc V8 turbo which makes a staggering 660 horsepower at 8,000 rpm, and 560 lb-ft of torque. Ferrari says the 488 GTB will do 0-200km/h in 8.3 seconds, and that it laps the Fiorano test track in 1’23”.
The GoPro Hero has become a necessity for just about anyone doing anything automotive related these days, and it looks like the annual release schedule of a new camera is right on track. The folks over at PetaPixel have dug up quite a bit about the new GoPro Hero 4 camera, and it certainly looks promising. The expected reveal day is October 8th, so get your wallets ready!
GoPro Hero 4 at PetaPixel
We’re excited to see the Brabham name returning to racing next year through their new crowdfunded race team project for their FIA WEC LMP2 entry next year. David Brabham is leading the charge with this unique open-source, fan-funded project and believes that this new model will bring fans closer to the action.
For a full rundown of the project, check out http://www.brabham.co.uk or the IndiGoGo funding site at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/project-brabham