Aston’s New DBX707, Updated Alpina B8, And Tesla’s FSD Beta Recall: Your Morning Brief
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U.S. Regulators Not Happy With Tesla’s Rolling Stop FSD Feature Leading To Recall Of Nearly 54,000 Cars
The so-called “rolling stop” feature contained within Tesla’s FSD Beta program will necessitate the recall of 53,822 cars in the US. The feature allowed FSD to treat stop signs in a similar manner to yield signs — rolling through them without coming to a complete stop in low-traffic scenarios. But the NHTSA understandably looks dimly on the 100 percent illegal practice, with the automaker deciding to voluntarily disable the functionality, beginning with firmware release 2021.44.30.15.
2023 Aston Martin DBX707 Is The New King Of Performance SUVs With 697 HP
The luxury SUV world now has a new kingpin, with the DBX707 officially taking the title of its most powerful member. It features 697 hp (520 kW / 707 PS) and 900 Nm (663 lb-ft) of torque from an AMG-sourced twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, which is more than the Lamborghini Urus and Bentley Bentayga Speed. The SUV can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.2 seconds. and go all the way to a claimed top speed of 310 km/h (193 mph), making the DBX707 the fastest luxury SUV too.
2023 Alpina B8 Gran Coupe Follows BMW 8 Series’ Footsteps With Glowing Grille
With the BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe getting a mild refresh for the 2023MY, Alpina has decided to follow suit, mirroring many of the changes already seen. The new car gets the illuminated “Iconic Glow” kidney grilles, while more colors will be added to the lineup too. Alpina’s attention to precise-yet-comfortable suspension continues, while the B8 Gran Coupe also gets its share of subtle exterior updates and a tuned engine.
QOTD: Name One Car Option You Wish Was Standard On Every Vehicle
Modern cars are often loaded to the rafters with neat equipment that makes our lives easier, and in many cases, our drives safer. But we wonder, what single feature should be present on every single car sold — the same way that safety equipment such as seatbelts and airbags are offered.
Lexus Gives A Better Look At The Upcoming RZ 450e
Lexus has released more photos of its upcoming RZ 450e electric vehicle. The new EV will likely ride on the e-TNGA platform, similar to that of the bZ4X from Toyota. There’s no word as yet on figures such as driving range, but the images reveal a dynamic bodywork, a charging port on the front fender, a sloping roofline, and an integrated rear spoiler.
Daimler AG Is No More As Mercedes-Benz Group AG Officially Launches Today
Daimler AG is dead: long live Mercedes-Benz Group AG. It comes after an announcement last year that the German automaker was splitting its truck and passenger vehicle segments into two: Daimler Trucks and the passenger car business that consists of Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach, and Mercedes-EQ. Mercedes-Benz Group AG still holds a minority stake in Daimler Truck Holding AG, and shareholders in the original company were given an extra share of the newly formed trucking company.
What Else Is Making The News
ElonJet Twitter Bot Creator Targets More Billionaires
Jack Sweeney interview- Guy who tracks private jet Infos of @elonmusk , Jeff, Bill using a bot. Musk tries to offer him $5000 but, he requested $50K or internship at @Tesla #ElonMusk #jacksweeney #privacy https://t.co/3hIbS3Jamo pic.twitter.com/NisTEfs9PJ
— StockArchitect 🇮🇳 (@istockarchitect) January 29, 2022
Elon Musk’s teen nemesis, who refused an offer of $5,000 to take a Twitter account down, has expanded his horizons. Jack Sweeney, the tech wiz behind the operation, has told Bloomberg that he will also go after and track the private aircraft of Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates
Jason Momoa Joins Fast And Furious
The Fast Fam keeps getting bigger. Welcome, Jason Momoa. #F10 pic.twitter.com/BsMGE6mCXD
— #F9 (@TheFastSaga) January 28, 2022
Aquaman star and Game of Thrones Alum Jason Momoa will be joining the cast of Fast And Furious. He’s set to play a villain in the 10th installment of the action franchise.