Cars http://www.stuff.tv/sg/cars/features en-SG The upcoming Trion Nemesis plans to eat Bugattis for breakfast http://www.stuff.tv/sg/upcoming-trion-nemesis-plans-eat-bugattis-breakfast/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Crazy 2,000bhp Californian supercar may also devour a few Koenigseggs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="2,000bhp Californian monster " alt="2,000bhp Californian monster " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/trion-nemesis-01.jpg?1414114897" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>The Trion Nemesis, isn&#39;t that an alien race from <em>Star Trek: The Next Generation</em>?</strong><br />Not quite, it&#39;s actually an upcoming supercar that plans to utterly embarrass the competition thanks to a 9.0-litre twin-turbocharged engine and some seriously aerodynamic bodywork.</p> <p><strong>If it&#39;s so ruddy amazing, why haven&#39;t I heard of it?</strong><br />Because it&#39;s one of those &#39;underground&#39; projects from an unknown automotive manufacturer that could potentially be utterly amazing or very, very rubbish. Trion Supercars founder and ex-automotive engineer Richard Patterson has been hammering away in his shed since 2012, sketching out plans and tweaking the formula, but he claims a development model Nemesis is almost ready. Customers can expect to receive the finished article in 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Ok, so how good could it be?</strong><br />The people behind the car claim the Nemesis can sprint from 0-100kph in just 2.8 seconds and go on to a top speed of over 430kph. Those figures just happen to embarrass the likes of Bugatti&#39;s Veyron Super Sport and the Koenigsegg One:1, the latter allegedly able hit 280kph at maximum attack. It&#39;s certainly possible, as the Nemesis features cutting edge technology, such as a lightweight carbonfibre monocoque, extreme aerodynamic bodywork and carbon ceramic brakes.</p> <p><strong>What&#39;s it like inside?</strong><br />Pretty cool; a neat dash takes care of the dials and binnacles, while a web-enabled infotainment system looks after music streaming and maps while on the move. Most of the cockpit is hand-fashioned from carbon fibre. While it&#39;s not exactly practical, the Trion marketing department is keen to point out there&#39;s enough room inside for tall people and the boot will happily take a set of golf clubs. </p> <p>More importantly, there&#39;s a button that activates &#39;Predator Mode&#39;. When pressed, it lowers the ride height, stiffens the suspension and makes the exhaust pipes all shouty and obnoxious.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Digital dials and a button marked &#039;Predator Mode&#039;" alt="Digital dials and a button marked &#039;Predator Mode&#039;" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/E67B85523.jpeg?1414114889" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>&#39;Predator Mode&#39; sounds awesome, I want one now. How much will it cost?</strong><br />Just 50 Trion Nemesis models will be built, with each one costing around &pound;625,000 (S$1.3 mil); so you might want to start saving. It&#39;s also worth waiting for the 2015 development model to hit the road, you know, just in case it isn&#39;t quite as fast as these guys are claiming.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/tech-heavy-treats-years-paris-motor-show/feature" target="_blank">The techiest new cars in the world</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Massive spoiler comes as standard" alt="Massive spoiler comes as standard" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/E67B85522_0.jpeg?1414114889" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/upcoming-trion-nemesis-plans-eat-bugattis-breakfast/news#comments Cars Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:57:29 +0000 Elissa Loi 1451215 at http://www.stuff.tv Audi heats up self-driving car competition by demonstrating how fast its car can go http://www.stuff.tv/sg/audi/audi-heats-self-driving-car-competition-demonstrating-how-fast-its-car-can-go/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Company claims its car is currently the fastest autonomous vehicle at the moment after speedy showing off </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Audi heats up self-driving car competition by demonstrating how fast its car can go" alt="Audi heats up self-driving car competition by demonstrating how fast its car can" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/audi%20piloted.jpg?1413898712" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Self-driving cars are the future and Audi is embracing that future by demonstrating how fast its self-driving cars can go.</p> <p>Audi claims that its RS7 demo is officially the &quot;fastest autonomous car on the planet.&quot; Its 560-horsepower RS7 apparently hit 149mph at the Hockhehimring course. This all happened during Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) season, DTM being Germany&rsquo;s answer to NASCAR racing.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pedal to the metal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s a whole playlist of video to demonstrate the RS7 going really, really fast. There&rsquo;s in-car footage as well that can be slightly disconcerting to watch. Will we ever really get used to a car going very fast with no one at the wheel?</p> <p>The RS7 is a pretty impressive vehicle with 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbocharged engine. It&rsquo;s rated as having 412kW and 700Nm of torque. Throw in an eight-speed automated gearbox and you&rsquo;d agree it&rsquo;s a sweet ride with or without self-driving tools.</p> <p>With all that horsepower, how is the car controlled autonomously? Well, it&rsquo;s all about sensors. The sensors work hand-in-hand with GPS navigation, digital maps and Audi&rsquo;s proprietary software.</p> <p>The demo lap saw the RS7 take only 1min 57 seconds, which is really impressive for a driverless car. Now, do we want driverless cars to go very fast with no one at the steering wheel?</p> <p>Audi&rsquo;s self-driving tech is still in testing and development, but the company is pretty confident that when self-driving tech&rsquo;s massive rollout happens, that it&rsquo;ll be right there in front with the best.<br /><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/cars">Cars, cars, cars, we keep you in the know</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/20/7024137/watch-a-self-driving-audi-become-the-fastest-autonomous-car-on-the-planet" target="_blank">The Verge</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/DeWriarFlsU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/audi/audi-heats-self-driving-car-competition-demonstrating-how-fast-its-car-can-go/news#comments Audi Cars Self-Driving Cars Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:43:17 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1450971 at http://www.stuff.tv Tech-heavy treats from this year's Paris Motor Show http://www.stuff.tv/sg/tech-heavy-treats-years-paris-motor-show/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The most tantalising automotive gadgets and innovations from the annual French festival of metal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="899" title="Citroen&#039;s concept features innovative use of materials" alt="Citroen&#039;s concept features innovative use of materials" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/5865.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With its array of eye-catching concepts cars and stylish new releases, the Paris Motor Show rarely fails to impress. It&#39;s a place where&nbsp;the best automotive designers let their imaginations run wild in a city that has historically nurtured some of the world&#39;s finest artistic talent.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mad new materials </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Offer anyone a seat in a brand new car and they&#39;ll likely take a deep breath and comment on the lovely &quot;new car smell&quot;. You can thank the liberal use of interior plastics for that, but what if car makers turned to other materials in order to deck out future cabins?</p> <p>Peugeot this year unveiled its Quartz concept, a model that not only goes wild with leather trim but also features basalt - yes, basalt as in the rock - to give the car a more premium feel. The light material, which is formed when magma quickly cools, is easily sourced and more environmentally friendly than most metals and plastics.</p> <p>The concept also features digitally woven textiles - &nbsp;a first for any car. And for those of you who don&#39;t know what they are, they&#39;re created by weaving together textiles with recycled polyester fibres of the kind you get from water bottles. The process used to produce them can also create complex sections of material that don&#39;t need to be cut once they emerge from the machine, which further cuts down on waste. So now you know.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Peugeot Quartz Concept boasts a 500bhp hybrid powertrain" alt="Tech-heavy treats from this year&#039;s Paris Motor Show" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LeadImage-QUARTZ_1409STYP001.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1205" height="900" title="Tech-heavy treats from this year&#039;s Paris Motor Show" alt="Basalt and recycled water bottles make up the interior of the Peugeot Quartz" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/QUARTZ_1409STYP007.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1201" height="900" title="Tech-heavy treats from this year&#039;s Paris Motor Show" alt="Peugeot Quartz: aggressive styling a given" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/QUARTZ_1409STYP010.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hybrid power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A number of manufacturers unveiled models that boasted high-performance hybrid powertrains, most notably Lamborghini and Infiniti. The Italian supercar maker dropped the silk sheet on its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lamborghinis-hybrid-asterion-supercar-sensible-hat/news">Asterion</a>, a 907bhp motorway missile that can accelerate from 0-100kph in just 3.0 seconds thanks to the combination of a 5.2-litre V10 and three powerful electric motors.</p> <p>Infiniti also showed off its Q80 Inspiration model, which will rival premium offerings from the likes of Mercedes and Porsche. It too features a petrol engine and electric motors to produce in excess of 550bhp, while both the Lamborghini and Infiniti are said to return well over 45mpg despite boasting top speeds of over 250kph.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lamborghinis-hybrid-asterion-supercar-sensible-hat/news">Lamborghini&#39;s hybrid Asterion is a supercar with a sensible hat on</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1247" height="897" title="Crazy horsepower and crazy fuel economy " alt="Tech-heavy treats from this year&#039;s Paris Motor Show" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Lamborghini-Asterion_LPI910-4_Concept_2014_1600x1200_wallpaper_05.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1201" height="900" title="Tech-heavy treats from this year&#039;s Paris Motor Show" alt="Battery power helps this Infiniti develop 550bhp" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/INFQ80007_1.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1202" height="900" title="Tech-heavy treats from this year&#039;s Paris Motor Show" alt="The Infiniti&#039;s cockpit is suitably futuristic " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/INFQ80025.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ICE, ICE baby </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Land Rover Discovery Sport made its first public display in Paris, showing off its cool suite of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/jaguar/jaguar-unveils-tech-goodies-packed-inside-upcoming-xe/news">InControl connected apps</a> that are set to be rolled out across the Jaguar Land Rover range. The smartphone application not only allows owners to play music and access a number of online features but also locates their car and even starts it remotely.</p> <p>The Citroen Divine DS concept was no way near as production ready as Land Rover&#39;s offering but did showcase a new dashboard that folds itself in two and is stored in a golden centre console. The radical Citroen also features a 10.4in touchscreen infotainment system that can be paired to a holographic heads-up display for easier viewing on the move.</p> <p>But perhaps one of the coolest pieces of tech on display was the 20in tablet table featured in Volkswagen&#39;s Tristar pick-up concept. The interactive tabletop and manoeuvrable front seats have been designed so builders and architects can have impromptu meetings on the road or extreme sports types can review GoPro footage after a taxing surf/skate/cycling session. There&#39;s even a built-in espresso machine should occupants require a caffeine boost.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="New Land Rover&#039;s will feature unrivalled mobile connectivity " alt="Tech-heavy treats from this year&#039;s Paris Motor Show" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LR_DS_Iceland_Location_01.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1201" height="900" title="Tech-heavy treats from this year&#039;s Paris Motor Show" alt="Citroen&#039;s Divine concept blends high fashion with car design" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5868.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Tech-heavy treats from this year&#039;s Paris Motor Show" alt="The Tristar features an espresso machine and 20-inch tablet " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WORLD%20PREMIERE%20OF%20VOLKSWAGEN%20TRISTAR%20AT%20IAA_6.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The great MPG race </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>French manufacturers were keen to reveal models that could potentially reach the government&#39;s targets of 141mpg by the year 2020. Citroen&#39;s C4 Cactus Airflow 2L tackles the fuel economy issue by mating a 1.2-litre PureTech engine, which is already available in the Cactus line-up, to HybridAir technology that uses compressed air to turn the wheels. A special aerodynamic body kit, complete with cooling flaps that can open and close when needed, was also added to eke out every last drop of fuel. The addition of small cameras rather than wing mirrors also ensures the economical Cactus is as slippery as possible.</p> <p>Renault claims its suitably futuristic EOLAB model can return a staggering 282mpg thanks to the use of lightweight components, aerodynamic body panels and a petrol/electric hybrid powertrain. To cut weight further, Renault engineers opted to install a three-speed clutchless gearbox, which they say will be perfectly suited to inner-city driving.</p> <p>Finally, Audi confirmed its upcoming refreshed <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/audi-r8-e-tron-gets-digital-rear-view-mirror/news">R8 supercar</a> would be offered in all-electric e-tron and hybrid guises. Despite boasting a 0-100kph sprint of just over three seconds, the electrified R8 e-tron will still manage 400 kilometers on a single charge.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1203" height="900" title="Super slippery C4 Cactus for great fuel efficiency" alt="Tech-heavy treats from this year&#039;s Paris Motor Show" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Airflow.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1204" height="900" title="Tech-heavy treats from this year&#039;s Paris Motor Show" alt="Renault enters the great mpg race " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/eolab.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Tech-heavy treats from this year&#039;s Paris Motor Show" alt="Audi&#039;s all-electric super car finally enters production" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/etron.jpeg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Speed demons </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not all of the Paris offerings featured ultra-efficient engines or new-fangled interiors. In fact, Bentley&#39;s Mulsanne Speed looked pretty archaic in comparison to some of the stuff on offer, but it did showcase a refreshed 6.75-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that develops 550bhp. It can also accelerate from 0-100kph in less than five seconds and go on to a top speed of 322kph, despite weighing nearly three tonnes.</p> <p>Volkswagen also unveiled a race-ready XL Sport version of its ultra-efficient XL1 model. It ditches the 313mpg 800cc engine of the eco warrior and instead features the world&#39;s most powerful two-cylinder motorcycle engine from a Ducati Panigale Superleggera. The result is an ultra-lightweight track machine that can hit 268kph and rev to an astonishing 11,000rpm.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/volkswagen/ducati-engined-vw-xl1-goes-frugal-fiery-57-seconds/news">The Ducati-engined VW XL1 goes from frugal to fiery in 5.7 seconds</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1205" height="900" title="Bentley&#039;s big V8 provides old-school speed" alt="Tech-heavy treats from this year&#039;s Paris Motor Show" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/JL8_7983.JPG?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Tech-heavy treats from this year&#039;s Paris Motor Show" alt="Frugal engine ditched for Ducati motorcycle unit" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/XLSport.JPG?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1203" height="900" title="Tech-heavy treats from this year&#039;s Paris Motor Show" alt="Bentley&#039;s big V8 provides old-school speed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/JL4_4368_2.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/tech-heavy-treats-years-paris-motor-show/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/tech-heavy-treats-years-paris-motor-show/feature#comments Cars Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:44:04 +0000 Elissa Loi 1450187 at http://www.stuff.tv New Tesla Model S packs twin electric motors and Autopilot http://www.stuff.tv/sg/model-s/new-tesla-model-s-packs-twin-electric-motors-and-autopilot/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Elon Musk&#039;s most powerful electric car ever can read speed limit signs and avoid crashes, too </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tesla Model S P85D" alt="Tesla Model S P85D" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tesla-model-s-p85d.jpg?1412996217" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tesla has taken the wraps off its latest electric car &ndash; a specced-up version of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tesla-model-s/review" target="_blank">Model S</a> that adds a second electric motor between the front wheels.</p> <p>You&#39;ll be able to add the dual drive option to all three versions of the Model S; on the most powerful version of the car, the Model S P85D, that second motor allows it to deliver a staggering 682bhp and 930Nm of torque. it&#39;ll go from 0 to 60mph in 3.2 seconds &ndash; a full second faster than the Model S P85.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Set the controls for the heart of the sun </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tesla is also kitting out all Model S cars with a new &quot;Autopilot&quot; suite of active safety features; it uses a combination of GPS, long-range forward-looking radar, an image-recognition camera, and long-range sonar to monitor the car&#39;s surroundings.</p> <p>That means the car can now automatically park itself, and even drive up to where you&#39;re waiting for it, as long as you&#39;re on private property. It&#39;ll even sync up with your calendar to meet you at a pre-arranged location.</p> <p>Naturally, Autopilot also adds adaptive cruise control and lane assist features; it can also move the car into the right lane when you use the turn signal, and even read speed signs and adjust its speed accordingly. It&#39;s not quite fully autonomous, though; you won&#39;t be able to nod off at the wheel.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/FZ6lZJWL_Xk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When can I get one? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>UK pricing and availability for the Model S dual-motor upgrade has yet to be announced. However, all Model S cars ordered in the UK from today will get the Autopilot hardware upgrade &ndash; though they&#39;ll require an over-the-air software upgrade before it can be used.&nbsp;</p> <p>In the US, the dual-motor upgrade adds US$4,000 to the base price of the car &ndash; while the top-of-the-line Model S P85D will start at US$120,000. Roll on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/model-s/tesla-motors-model-iii-smaller-cheaper-and-planned-2017/news" target="_blank">&quot;affordable&quot; Model III</a>&hellip;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tesla-model-s/review" target="_blank">Tesla Model S review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="New Tesla Model S interface" alt="New Tesla Model S interface" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tesla-interface.jpg?1412996217" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tesla S in Singapore </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Hoping to drive the super smart car here? It&#39;s highly unlikely, so you&#39;ll just have to make do with the amazing launch video.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/model-s/new-tesla-model-s-packs-twin-electric-motors-and-autopilot/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/model-s/new-tesla-model-s-packs-twin-electric-motors-and-autopilot/news#comments Cars Electric cars Model S Tesla Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:54:23 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1449962 at http://www.stuff.tv Lamborghini's hybrid Asterion is a supercar with a sensible hat on http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lamborghinis-hybrid-asterion-supercar-sensible-hat/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hybrid power, comfortable seats and planet-saving credentials make this the most unlikely Lambo ever made </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lamborghini Asterion" alt="Lamborghini Asterion" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Main_2.jpg?1412993797" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>A hybrid Lamborghini... what happened to all the proper, red-blooded supercars? </strong><br />You&#39;ve probably noticed that a stonking V12 engine that kicks out enough CO2 emissions to choke your average polar bear isn&#39;t exactly the flavour of the month right now. Instead, manufacturers are busy looking at ways to reduce harmful emissions and improve fuel economy while retaining the sort of performance figures that make schoolboys giddy with excitement.</p> <p><strong>So what is underneath the bonnet then?</strong>&nbsp;<br />The Asterion packs the same 607bhp 5.2-litre V10 engine as the Huracan but also incorporates three powerful electric motors for an added performance boost. The total output of all drivetrains is a staggering 907bhp&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;but even more surprising is the fact the Asterion can mooch around town on electricity alone for around 30 miles or so. Lamborghini bigwigs also claim the new car can achieve 282mpg when both engine and electric motors are called upon, which is crazy talk.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Hang on, it&#39;s more economical than a family hatchback and as fast as a Ferrari... what&#39;s the catch? </strong><br />That&#39;s right, it can hit 185mph and rocket to 62mph from a complete standstill in just over three seconds. The catch is that the 282mpg figure probably isn&#39;t achievable in the real world. As soon as the batteries run out of juice, you&#39;re essentially wrangling a 5.2-litre V10, which is thirsty whichever way you look at it. Secondly, it&#39;s not destined for production, which means it will cost an absolute fortune should you desperately want one.</p> <p><strong>It doesn&#39;t look anywhere near as menacing as recent Lambo concepts... </strong><br />Designers have deliberately taken a &#39;softer&#39; approach with this one because Lamborghini wanted to create a sophisticated cruiser rather than an insane track-day demon. The seats are cosseting and set higher in the cabin for a better view of the road, the ride is set-up for comfort and there&#39;s even a multitude of handy gadgetry inside. But the exterior does echo elements of the legendary Miura, which can never be construed as a bad thing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1265" height="900" title="Lamborghini Asterion" alt="Lamborghini Asterion" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Lamborghini-Asterion_LPI910-4_Concept_2014_1600x1200_wallpaper_03.jpg?1412993797" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1281" height="900" title="Lamborghini Asterion" alt="Lamborghini Asterion" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Lamborghini-Asterion_LPI910-4_Concept_2014_1600x1200_wallpaper_01.jpg?1412993797" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Did you say gadgets? <em>Inside</em> a Lamborghini? </strong><br />Yes we did, because the Asterion is no way near as sparse and &#39;race ready&#39; as some of its supercar siblings. There&#39;s a stylish TFT display behind the steering wheel that presents a plethora of pin-sharp driving information and there is even a large tablet device in the centre console that controls most of the car&#39;s functions. This tablet can also be removed and used to check things like climate and battery charge status remotely. We assume it can also be used to browse the web, play music and do all manner of tablet-y things outside of the car. Finally, the steering wheel features a button that toggles between three driving modes: &quot;Zero&quot; for full electric, &quot;Ibrido&quot; or hybrid, and &quot;Termico&quot; or thermal for full-fat power.</p> <p><strong>What on earth does Asterion mean anyway? </strong><br />The car is actually called the Lamborghini LPI-910-4 Asterion, to give it its full designation. But in short, Lambo likes to name its cars after bulls and - without giving you a lecture in Greek mythology - Asterion was a &#39;ruler of the stars&#39; who had to assume the form of a half-man, half-bull Minotaur thing to accomplish his life goals. We quite like the idea that the Asterion&#39;s petrol-burning components are bovine while its fancy electric bits are human. But there&#39;s every chance that Lamborghini didn&#39;t think of it like that. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/volkswagen/ducati-engined-vw-xl1-goes-frugal-fiery-57-seconds/news" target="_blank">This Ducati-engined VW goes from frugal to fiery in 5.7secs&nbsp;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1252" height="900" title="Lamborghini Asterion" alt="Lamborghini Asterion" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Lamborghini-Asterion_LPI910-4_Concept_2014_1600x1200_wallpaper_09.jpg?1412993797" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1256" height="900" title="Lamborghini Asterion" alt="Lamborghini Asterion" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Lamborghini-Asterion_LPI910-4_Concept_2014_1600x1200_wallpaper_08.jpg?1412993797" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lamborghinis-hybrid-asterion-supercar-sensible-hat/news#comments Cars Electric cars Hot Stuff Hybrid cars Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:04:53 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1449953 at http://www.stuff.tv Tesla's D model won't be self-driving but it's still pretty smart http://www.stuff.tv/sg/tesla/teslas-d-model-wont-be-self-driving-its-still-pretty-smart/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The new super smart car can recognise signs and auto-change lanes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Tesla&#039;s D model won&#039;t be self-driving but it&#039;s still pretty smart" alt="Tesla&#039;s D model won&#039;t be self-driving but it&#039;s still pretty smart" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tesla%20d_0.jpg?1412993895" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>While everyone is still waiting for a flying car, the new Tesla Model D could keep them distracted for a bit. While Tesla is only officially announcing the car later, some details have leaked out thanks to USA Today.</p> <p>The Model D is equipped with some pretty sweet intelligent technology though the all-wheel-drive (AWD) dual-motor setup would probably be the most attractive bit for motoring enthusiasts.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tesla&#039;s cars just get smarter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What the Model D can do right now is use its onboard camera to recognise speed signs and then adjust itself accordingly. It&#39;s a form of cruise control that is made groundbreaking by it being able to detect signs, useful when it&#39;s too easy for drivers to occasionally miss the odd road sign. Besides saving you a ticket, it will help driving much saifer.</p> <p>Besides a very handy onboard camera, the car will also have twelve sensors that will detect surrounding traffic and be able to alert you when you press the turn signal. These sensors will be able to make up for the blind spots and tell you when and if it is actually safe to change lanes.</p> <p>Let&#39;s get back to the AWD. How does that do on the Tesla? Well, the system has a dual-motor, with each set of wheels getting its own motor that can manage a 0-60 in just 3.2 seconds. The range bump? About 10 miles (16km).</p> <p>There&#39;s still a lot more Elon Musk hasn&#39;t told us about his new additions. And you&#39;ll hear more very soon.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/tesla">In case you need to know more about Tesla</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://gizmodo.com/report-teslas-new-model-d-obeys-speed-signs-and-change-1644643844?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&amp;utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&amp;utm_medium=socialflow" target="_blank">Gizmodo</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tesla&#039;s D model won&#039;t be self-driving but it&#039;s still pretty smart" alt="Tesla&#039;s D model won&#039;t be self-driving but it&#039;s still pretty smart" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Tesla-Model-S.jpg?1412993895" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/tesla/teslas-d-model-wont-be-self-driving-its-still-pretty-smart/news#comments Cars Tesla Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:27:35 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1449874 at http://www.stuff.tv The Ducati-engined VW XL1 goes from frugal to fiery in 5.7 seconds http://www.stuff.tv/sg/volkswagen/ducati-engined-vw-xl1-goes-frugal-fiery-57-seconds/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VW&#039;s eco warrior receives a heart transplant </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Ducati engine and scissor doors as standard" alt="Volkswagen XL1 Sport " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/volkswagen-xl1-ducatti.jpg?1412416592" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Hang on... Isn&#39;t the Volkswagen XL1 some kind of fuel-efficient super hero? </strong></p> <p>Well it <em>was</em>, until VW decided to stick a 197bhp V-twin motorcycle engine from a Ducati 1199 Superleggera in it. The XL1 Sport not longer has ambitions of unrivalled miles per gallon but instead wishes to scare the living daylights out of anyone brave enough to slip behind the wheel.</p> <p><strong>It can&#39;t be that fast, it only packs a 197bhp engine...</strong></p> <p>That would be the correct assumption if this car didn&#39;t weigh about as much as a Twiglet on a Slim Fast diet. The XL1 Sport retains the same carbonfibre tub as its eco-sibling, meaning it tips the scales at just 890kg. Couple that with the most powerful two-cylinder bike engine in the world and you have the perfect recipe for performance.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Ok, so what kind of speeds are we talking? </strong></p> <p>VW bosses recently revealed at the Paris motor show that it would hit 62mph from a standstill in just 5.7 seconds and go on to a top speed of 270kph. That experience will be made even more petrifying by the extremely low ride height and race-inspired cockpit.</p> <p><strong>But it&#39;s not the prettiest supercar we&#39;ve ever laid eyes on... </strong></p> <p>We have to agree, but the angular bodywork has been designed to retain the futuristic look of the original super-frugal XL1, while offering the sort of aerodynamic flourishes that a proper performance car requires. That&#39;s why it has gaping holes around wheel arches and the slightly awkward electronically retractable spoiler at the rear. If it didn&#39;t, it would likely head straight for a bush on the first test drive.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1201" height="892" title="The XL1 Sport recently revealed at the Paris motor show" alt="Volkswagen XL1 Sport " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_DSC0896.JPG?1412416592" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Can it still manage the 313mpg figure of the original XL1? </strong></p> <p>The answer to that is a big, fat &#39;no&#39;. VW boffins removed the ultra-efficient two-cylinder turbodiesel engine, tossed the hybrid powertrain in the parts bin and inserted the engine from Ducati&#39;s speed machine. The same boffins had to come up with a special gearing solution to ensure the Ducati engine, which can rev to 11,000rpm, didn&#39;t break the 7-speed DSG transmission. Oh, and they had to fashion a much larger fuel tank to cope with the bike engine&#39;s drinking problem.</p> <p><strong>Will I ever see this in my local showroom next to the Golfs and Polos?</strong></p> <p>It&#39;s highly unlikely the XL1 Sport will be mass-produced but VW bosses have said they would like to &quot;gauge customer reactions&quot; by manufacturing a limited run. Only 200 XL1s were ever produced, each costing &pound;100,000 (S$204,725) , so expect the Sport version to be very expensive.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sports interior with bespoke binnacles" alt="Volkswagen XL1 Sport " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xl_sport_4308.jpg?1412416592" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Volkswagen XL1 Sport " alt="Volkswagen XL1 Sport " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xl_sport_4303.jpg?1412416592" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1201" height="900" title="Volkswagen XL1 Sport " alt="Volkswagen XL1 Sport " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xl_sport_4296.jpg?1412416592" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/volkswagen/ducati-engined-vw-xl1-goes-frugal-fiery-57-seconds/news#comments Cars Hot Stuff Volkswagen Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:37:31 +0000 Elissa Loi 1449339 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Tesla teases Model D and more, Netflix seeking Instagram pros for film set snapshots, and the Angry Birds movie is really happening http://www.stuff.tv/sg/netflix/fully-charged-tesla-teases-model-d-and-more-netflix-seeking-instagram-pros-film-set-snapshot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All of the tech news you missed while sleeping, condensed and ready to read </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tesla Model D tease" alt="Tesla Model D tease" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tesla-model-d-tease.jpg?1412302518" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tesla set to reveal Model D and something else </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tesla Motors and SpaceX founder Elon Musk seems to make headlines anytime he says something, but this is one statement we&rsquo;re truly intrigued by. Overnight, he tweeted the above image (in larger, poster-like format) with the words, &ldquo;About time to unveil the D and something else.&rdquo;</p> <p>Might the Model D be the final name for <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/model-s/tesla-motors-model-iii-smaller-cheaper-and-planned-2017/news">the Model III</a> (originally planned to be the Model E) compact executive car that he spilled details on over the summer, or an entirely new electric ride for the pioneering company? And what else might he be referring to?</p> <p>The Verge cites speculation that Tesla may be planning an electric motorbike, as well, but whatever the case, we&rsquo;ll know very soon: the reveal is pegged for 9 October, right in the middle of the Paris Motor Show. You have our attention once again, Mr. Musk.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/517486950589014016">Twitter</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/1/6886301/tesla-prepares-to-unveil-new-car-and-something-else">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tesla-model-s/review">Tesla Model S review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Netflix wants to pay for movie Instagrams </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Corporate synergy can not only be lucrative for corporations, but apparently now also for Instagram users. Netflix has announced a promotion to recruit a trio of Instagram pros - which they&rsquo;re calling &ldquo;Grammasters&rdquo; - to travel the United States and snap photos of iconic movie locations. The trip may even involve visits to Netflix originals and other TV show sets.</p> <p>Netflix will cover all of the expenses, of course, and pay each person a total of US$4000 (about S$5092) for their services (and signing their likeness rights away). How can you apply to be one of the lucky so-called Grammasters? Follow @Netflix on Twitter and then hashtag your three best-shot Instagram photos with &ldquo;#Grammaster&rdquo; to be considered. Oh, and be a U.S. resident too - sorry, most of you.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://grammaster.netflix.com">Netflix</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/25-best-things-watch-netflix-right-now/feature">The 30 best things to watch on Netflix right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="House of Cards" alt="House of Cards" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/netflix-houseofcards.jpg?1412302518" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Angry Birds movie is even more real now </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In case you were hoping that simply forgetting about it would erase it from existence, the <em>Angry Birds</em> animated feature film is apparently still a thing, and now it has a first render and an extensive voice cast to go along with it.</p> <p>Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, and Danny McBride will voice Red, Chuck (yellow), and Bomb (black), respectively, while Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Peter Dinklage, Keegan-Michael Key, and several others have been announced in the Saturday Night Live-heavy cast. <em>Angry Birds</em> is set to hit cinemas on 1 July 2016.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.rovio.com/en/news/press-releases/551/the-all-star-comedy-voice-cast-of-angry-birds-is-revealed-by-one-billion-sling-shots-jason-sudeikis-josh-gad-danny-mcbride-bill-hader-maya-rudolph-and-peter-dinklage/">Rovio</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/blackberry/fully-charged-angry-birds-transformers-out-soon-blackberry-debuts-secure-bbm-protected-se">Fully Charged: Angry Birds Transformers out soon, BlackBerry debuts secure BBM Protected service, and Breaking Bad hits 4K on Netflix</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="692" title="Angry Birds movie" alt="Angry Birds movie" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/angrybirds-movie.jpg?1412302518" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Another captivating Interstellar trailer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Interstellar</em> is the next original film from Christopher Nolan, he of <em>Inception</em> and <em>The Dark Knight Trilogy</em> fame, and it looks like a proper space epic - and a downright amazing one at that. It&rsquo;ll be another month before the film opens on 7 November (5 November in IMAX, apparently), but this final trailer has even more stunning sights to get us all hyped.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vxOhd4qlnA">YouTube</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/10-movies-you-need-see-2014/feature">The 10 movies you need to see in 2014</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0vxOhd4qlnA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/netflix/fully-charged-tesla-teases-model-d-and-more-netflix-seeking-instagram-pros-film-set-snapshot#comments Cars Electric cars Film and TV Instagram Netflix Tesla Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1449216 at http://www.stuff.tv Special edition Lexus NX gets the will.i.am tech treatment http://www.stuff.tv/sg/special-edition-lexus-nx-gets-william-tech-treatment/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bumper-mounted camera system and bold bodykit are just some of the musician&#039;s madcap additions </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="will.i.am adds bonkers bodykit and camera tech to Lexus NX" alt="Lexus NX 200t F Sport will.i.am" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Will1.jpeg?1412301764" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When he&#39;s not busy spouting bizarre monologues on <em>The Voice</em> or rapping about it being his birthday on your radio, will.i.am loves nothing more than tinkering with cars.</p> <p>The man set up i.am.auto in order to indulge his passion for creating slightly bonkers concept machines but so far he hasn&#39;t come up with the next Ford Focus.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But that hasn&#39;t stopped Lexus from calling upon his &#39;talents&#39; for car design when creating a new special edition NX 200t F Sport model, which not only features bespoke styling touches but also a number of neat tech elements.</p> <p>The most interesting of them is an integrated camera system that sees four 180-degree interconnected camera lenses installed around the vehicle so driver and passenger can record panoramic film and images from their travels. Multimedia is then beamed directly to a smartphone via Bluetooth for sharing on social media, so that your friends can relive that riveting trip to the shops.</p> <p>Occupants don&#39;t have to worry about running out of juice mid-filming session either, as the NX features a Wireless Charging Tray that allows compatible electronic devices to be powered up without the need for cumbersome wires.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="899" title="Big bodykit is a will.i.am signature " alt="Lexus NX 200t F Sport will.i.am" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Will2.jpeg?1412301764" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Black Eyed Peas frontman has also opted for a more powerful sound system in his NX, installing a Pioneer 10-speaker surround sound unit with 16cm speakers in the doors and cool 6.5cm speakers mounted in the instrument panel. </p> <p>Presumably will.i.am is a fan of cruising in style rather than speeding, as the NX is kitted out with a humble 2.0-litre turbo engine that produces a respectful 234bhp. The 0-60mph dash is completed in 7.1 seconds, which won&#39;t be bothering too many celebrity supercars any time soon. </p> <p>Outside, the limited-edition NX takes some inspirations from the i.am.auto school of design - namely the wider body kit, lowered suspension, enormous 22-inch alloy wheels and signature matte pearl white paint. The colour scheme can also be found on his personal DeLorean creation, which was created by famous car pimpers West Coast Customs. </p> <p>There&#39;s no word on pricing or whether this special-edition Lexus NX will ever go on sale, but the large &#39;willpower&#39; logos that are embroidered into the headrests suggest that really it&#39;s for one customer and one customer only.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/golf/volkswagen-golf-gte/review">Volkswagen Golf GTE review</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Surround sound and wireless phone charging feature" alt="Lexus NX 200t F Sport will.i.am" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Will4.jpeg?1412301764" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="901" title="Surround sound and wireless phone charging feature" alt="Lexus NX 200t F Sport will.i.am" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/will5.jpeg?1412301764" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="899" title="Surround sound and wireless phone charging feature" alt="Lexus NX 200t F Sport will.i.am" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Will3.jpeg?1412301764" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/special-edition-lexus-nx-gets-william-tech-treatment/news#comments Cars Thu, 02 Oct 2014 16:12:39 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1449214 at http://www.stuff.tv Elon Musk gives sneak peek of Tesla D, hints at another surprise http://www.stuff.tv/sg/tesla/elon-musk-gives-sneak-peek-tesla-d-hints-another-surprise/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Could there be not just one but two cars or is Elon Musk hiding another risky invention in his sleeve? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Elon Musk gives sneak peek of Tesla D, hints at another surprise" alt="Elon Musk gives sneak peek of Tesla D, hints at another surprise" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tesla%20d.jpg?1412229054" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looks like the Tesla D car is getting its grand unveiling on 9 Oct, thanks to a sneaky teaser by Tesla founder Elon Musk. He posted a picture on Twitter of what looks like the Tesla D&#39;s dashboard from a garage.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More Tesla options, anyone? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tesla has been busy tweaking its offerings, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/tesla-model-s-goes-convertible/news">including offering up a convertible</a>. The weird thing is that Musk had previously said the new third-gen car would be the Model III, after its intention to call the car a Model E was nixed by Ford who threatened to sue.</p> <p>Other buzz online is that perhaps the D is not the car&#39;s name but a feature. A driver-less Tesla may be? Who knows at this point as besides the poster there is precious little to go on.</p> <p>There have been rumours the car would be much smaller than the Model S without sacrificing the realistic range and it will be cheaper because of Tesla&#39;s Gigafactory that will be able to manufacture batteries for less.</p> <p>But would people be more keen on a smaller, sportier version of the Tesla Model X? We&#39;ll just have to see next week what Musk and the Tesla guys have been up to.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/cars">Cars. So beautiful, so shiny</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/01/tesla-d-teaser/?a_dgi=aolshare_twitter" target="_blank">Engadget</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/fkm00ZffzNM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/tesla/elon-musk-gives-sneak-peek-tesla-d-hints-another-surprise/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/tesla/elon-musk-gives-sneak-peek-tesla-d-hints-another-surprise/news#comments Cars Electric cars Tesla Thu, 02 Oct 2014 04:44:33 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1449106 at http://www.stuff.tv McLaren's 625C has less horsepower but a smoother ride http://www.stuff.tv/sg/mclarens-625c-has-less-horsepower-smoother-ride/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This Asian variant of the 650S supercar still looks good but has tweaks requested by buyers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="McLaren&#039;s 625C has less horsepower but a smoother ride" alt="McLaren&#039;s 625C has less horsepower but a smoother ride" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Mclaren%20625C.jpg?1412228909" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>McLaren&#39;s Asian buyers are important enough that when they asked for tweaks to its already great 650S entry-level supercar, the automobile maker complied.</p> <p>Behold the 625C, which McLaren says is &quot;regionally tailored&quot; though on the outside its exterior is identical to the original.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pricey, less powerful, but more comfortable? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What does the new 625C have in comparison? Its power output has been lowered to 625 PS and McLaren says it improved on the car&#39;s &quot;day-to-day usability and comfort.&rdquo; We&#39;re guessing they&#39;ve tweaked the suspension to deal with our less-than-ideal Asian roads. The new car has softer spring rates at the rear as well as new dampers.</p> <p>Speed demons, don&#39;t cry. The car can still go from 0-62mph in 3.1 seconds and the Coupe tops out at 207mph and the Spider at 204mph.</p> <p>Speculation is the lower horsepower is for tax purposes as cars above a certain bracket are taxed more. Still, it is a undeniably gorgeous car that&#39;s still very, very fast.</p> <p>The original 650S only just launched in Singapore for S$1.15 million and S$1.25 million for the Coupe and Spider bodystyles. So it&#39;s likely the 625C will be a little cheaper because of the smaller housepower but we&#39;re still looking at a car in the region of S$1 million or so. Currently the car will be launched in Hong Kong first before it hits other selected countries in Asia</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/cars/electric-cars">Are electric cars the future? Read and ponder</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.wired.com/2014/10/mclaren-625c-asian-market/?mbid=social_twitter" target="_blank">Wired</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/4V6ztVW0EkU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/mclarens-625c-has-less-horsepower-smoother-ride/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/mclarens-625c-has-less-horsepower-smoother-ride/news#comments Cars Thu, 02 Oct 2014 04:13:52 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1449103 at http://www.stuff.tv New Ford Mondeo’s pedestrian detection tech may help avoid accidents http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ford/new-ford-mondeo-s-pedestrian-detection-tech-may-help-avoid-accidents/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The system will deliver warnings and automatically apply the brakes when someone is in the car’s path </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="New Ford Mondeo’s pedestrian detection tech may help avoid accidents" alt="New Ford Mondeo’s pedestrian detection tech may help avoid accidents" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-ford-mondeo.jpg?1411536451" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It might not be a full-on self-driving car, but Ford&rsquo;s new Mondeo is moving in that direction by packing technology that detects pedestrians in the road ahead and acts accordingly.</p> <p>Named, appropriately enough, &ldquo;Pedestrian Detection&rdquo;, the system works via three simple steps: radar and camera equipment keeps a watchful eye out for people who are either already in front of the car or may cross its path; if people are detected, the driver is alerted by visual and audio warnings; and the brakes are automatically applied to reduce speed.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The idea is to avoid the sort of accidents that can occur when a driver is briefly distracted from the road ahead &ndash; an issue that, thanks to the proliferation of smartphones, is becoming more and more common.</p> <p>The new Mondeo has been described by Ford as &ldquo;the most technically advanced Ford vehicle ever introduced in Europe&rdquo;, and has other noteworthy features besides Pedestrian Detection. There&rsquo;s also MyKey, which can restrict incoming phone calls as well as limit the car&rsquo;s top speed and even totally disable the in-car audio system, as well as SYNC 2 connectivity system, which is detailed <a href="http://www.ford.com/technology/sync/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>It&#39;s a pretty exciting haul for a car once derided as the preferred steed of the grey polyester-suited middle management salaryman.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/cars/self-driving-cars">Google, Drive: why you should be pumped about self-driving cars</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pCl5op93E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ford/new-ford-mondeo-s-pedestrian-detection-tech-may-help-avoid-accidents/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ford/new-ford-mondeo-s-pedestrian-detection-tech-may-help-avoid-accidents/news#comments Cars Ford Self-Driving Cars Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:33:45 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1448431 at http://www.stuff.tv The new Mazda MX-5 is the affordable Jag F-Type we've all been waiting for http://www.stuff.tv/sg/new-mazda-mx-5-affordable-jag-f-type-weve-all-been-waiting/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sleek styling and tempting price tag means the new MX-5 could be the ultimate sports car steal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mini F-Type anyone?" alt="Mini F-Type anyone?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/MazdaMX5Main.jpg?1411301608" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Did someone put a Jaguar F-Type on a hot wash?</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>That&#39;s a shame. So will it be boring and slow?</strong><br />The plucky little MX-5 has never been the fastest car on the road but its combination of lightweight engineering, an utterly sorted chassis and brilliant handling chops has ensured it puts smiles firmly on faces at legal speeds. The newest model might feature a slight power hike over it predecessor, say around 160bhp in the most potent models, but don&#39;t expect it to set your pants on fire in terms of all-out speed and acceleration. It will drift around corners nicely, though.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Any neat gadgets inside?</strong><br />There isn&#39;t much information on its tech particulars&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;but we do know the interior steals many bits from the current generation Mazda 3. That means the slick floating infotainment system with &#39;click-wheel&#39; controls will likely feature; we&#39;re hoping it packs a few other neat gizmos, such as smartphone tethering and driver-focussed apps. One of the MX-5&#39;s best features is its headrest speakers, which mean you can blast tunes even when the roof is folded down.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sleek new styling but still affordable" alt="Sleek new styling but still affordable" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/MX-5_2014_exterior_01__jpg300.jpg?1411301608" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Sleek new styling but still affordable" alt="Sleek new styling but still affordable" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/MX-5_2014_interior_01__jpg300.jpg?1411301608" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Sleek new styling but still affordable" alt="Sleek new styling but still affordable" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/MX-5_2014_exterior_04__jpg300.jpg?1411301608" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>How much will it cost?&nbsp;</strong><br />Full pricing has yet to be revealed but expect it to cost around &pound;20,000 (S$41,270 and whatever COE is for that period) for entry level models when it arrives in 2015&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;which is not far off the current asking price. This will buy a new range of more fuel-efficient engines, improved interiors and even finer handling skills. Unfortunately, it also buys super bright LED headlights, meaning the sweet pop-up lamps of Mk1 models are well and truly consigned to the history books.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All our awesome Hot Stuff</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sleek new styling but still affordable" alt="Sleek new styling but still affordable" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/MX-5_2014_exterior_02__jpg300.jpg?1411301608" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/new-mazda-mx-5-affordable-jag-f-type-weve-all-been-waiting/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/new-mazda-mx-5-affordable-jag-f-type-weve-all-been-waiting/news#comments By numbers Cars Hot Stuff Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:18:04 +0000 Elissa Loi 1448204 at http://www.stuff.tv While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers http://www.stuff.tv/sg/f1-racers-are-here-singapore-and-heres-what-they-have-say/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iPhone? Pfft, the F1 race is also something that you should be hyped about </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Mercedes%20main.jpg?1411110718" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>While everyone&#39;s getting their hopes up, trying to grab an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on the launch day, the&nbsp;Stuff team trekked (okay, maybe it&#39;s a bit of an exaggeration) across the island to meet the F1 racers.</p> <p>The list is long, but we managed to snag some time with Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonson and Kimi&nbsp;Räikkönen. Have your pick, see what your favourite driver has to say. Oh, and feast on the eye candies. You&#39;re welcome.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/stufftv-0" title="View user profile.">StuffTV</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The uniqueness of the Singapore Grand Prix </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><b>&quot;</b>Apart from it being a night race, the racers are out of their normal time routines. The street circuit&rsquo;s also very challenging &ndash; it demands a lot of preparation in the car, since there&rsquo;s a very specific set-up for the circuit. There&rsquo;s also the humidity in Singapore, and the length of the race, which is nearly two hours.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="458" title="Fernando Alonso for Ferrari" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/a1.JPG?1411110718" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This weekend&#039;s biggest challenge </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><b>&quot;</b>The demand of physical strength required for the race is very high, so there needs to be good body preparation. There&rsquo;s a lot of stress coming from media attention, sponsors, and the responsibility on your shoulders when you drive for a big brand, so you need to be ready and confident in doing a good job.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Favourite track </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;I like to race in Asia &ndash; we&rsquo;ve been moving into this region a lot more in the recent years. There&rsquo;re a lot more new circuits, so it creates some adrenalin and that&rsquo;s what racing is all about. F1&rsquo;s also growing in this region, so the fans are very fascinated when we arrive [to their respective countries].&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="433" title="Alonso&#039;s favourite track" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/a2_0.JPG?1411110718" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Of games and toys </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Talking about games, Alonso admits, &quot;It&rsquo;s very different world altogether. We spend a lot of money and many years to develop a simulator that&rsquo;s close to the experience you get driving the real cars. A game, compared to that, will just remain a game regardless of how developed the game is or how good the graphics are. The [technology you find in the] simulators we use are 100 years ahead of a game, so it&rsquo;s impossible to compare.&quot;</p> <p>He does have a soft spot for toys, especially one called Tomita. &quot;It&rsquo;s a little toy that I&rsquo;ve had for many years, that I&rsquo;ve been taking pictures of in different cities and places and I put it up on social media just to share &nbsp;my journeys with my fans.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="457" title="Where&#039;s Tomita, asked Alonso" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/a3_0.JPG?1411110718" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shelling out for LEGO </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Shell held an event during which half-size models of the cars that inspired those in the V-Power Lego collection were unveiled.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3456" height="4608" title="Shelling out for LEGO" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2014-09-18%2014.05.47.jpg?1411110718" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The star attraction </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But who cares about Lego models when there&#39;s Kimi&nbsp;Räikkönen? For your information, the Ferrari F138 is his favourite out of the four.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4608" height="3456" title="The star attraction" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2014-09-18%2013.55.27.jpg?1411110718" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sleepy time </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While he might be known for his brusque attitude towards the media, we&#39;re pretty sure the Ferrari driver wasn&#39;t deliberately yawning during the Q&amp;A. He was on top form between the yawning, continuing to answer questions even when loud drilling started from a corner of the hotel.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4608" height="3456" title="Sleepy time" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2014-09-18%2013.46.43.jpg?1411110718" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bitter rivalry </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When asked if there is any rivalry between him and other drivers, he deadpanned &quot;I don&#39;t really have any issues, you should ask them&quot;.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4608" height="3456" title="Bitter rivalry" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2014-09-18%2013.56.22.jpg?1411110718" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Recipe for success </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>And when he was asked how badly he wants the title this race around, in true no-nonsense fashion, he answered, &quot;Obviously I want (it) if not it&#39;s pointless to be here.&quot; Truer words have never been spoken.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4608" height="3456" title="Recipe for success" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2014-09-18%2013.48.18.jpg?1411110718" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meanwhile, at the Mercedes event with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On the topic of food, music and holidays,&nbsp;Lewis Hamilton admits, &ldquo;No fish and chips.&rdquo; Shocking revelation from a Brit. Music, you ask? Between Jay-Z and Lil Wayne, he opts for Jay-Z. As for holidays, a trip in the mountain does the trick.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Lewis Hamilton ain&#039;t a fan of fish and chips, shocking" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Mercedes%2005.jpg?1411110718" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> That steering wheel… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-62bedb97-8b1e-d1b2-3806-b6d6d20b628f">Fact: Lewis Hamilton had a hand in the design. &ldquo;We pretty much designed the steering wheel. We sat and drew the shape of the steering wheel, and it has less buttons and switches,&rdquo; said Hamilton.</p> <p>And that&rsquo;s a sign of what both Rosberg and Hamilton have to do this year - to be more independent. &ldquo;This year, we have to make more decisions on our own. The team can&rsquo;t teach us too many things, like how to consume less fuel,&rdquo; said Rosberg.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="All on their own this year, said Rosberg and Hamilton" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Mercedes%2001.jpg?1411110718" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> About the circuits… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-62bedb97-8b1f-2c92-ccb5-cad202be2cc8">Street or track circuit? &ldquo;Singapore,&rdquo; said Nico Rosberg enthusiastically, followed by cheers from the crowd of supporters. But if he had to choose one track to race forever, that&rsquo;ll be Monaco. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s my home, and the track is unbelievable and challenging,&rdquo; added Rosberg. Macau is Hamilton&rsquo;s choice, who cited it as a harder version of the Monaco track because it&rsquo;s &ldquo;tight on the sections and street circuits are more fun&rdquo;.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Monaco for the win, literally for Rosberg" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Mercedes%2002.jpg?1411110718" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> To be or not to be… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-62bedb97-8b1f-cf90-32f4-95a32e079df8">A race engineer or team boss? &ldquo;Team boss,&rdquo; said Rosberg almost immediately. The man sure has high ambitions, even higher than his current position. Another choice for Rosberg to make - entering and exiting the car from the left or right, perhaps for luck. &ldquo;No preference, I just enter and exit from the same side,&rdquo; said Rosberg.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Rosberg taking selfies like a boss" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Mercedes%2006.jpg?1411110718" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All F1 drivers are equal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-62bedb97-8b20-e241-4a85-9de0e1c238cf">Characteristics of an F1 driver? &ldquo;Fearless, committed and fast,&rdquo; the last point was said with a slight chuckle by Hamilton and greeted by laughter from the crowd.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="All F1 drivers are created equal" alt="While you were queuing for the iPhone 6, we got up close with the F1 racers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Mercedes%20main.jpg?1411110718" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/f1-racers-are-here-singapore-and-heres-what-they-have-say/feature#comments Cars Singapore F1 Grand Prix Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:43:17 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1447977 at http://www.stuff.tv 8 facts and secrets you didn't know about the Singapore F1 Grand Prix http://www.stuff.tv/sg/singapore-f1-week-8-secrets-about-singapore-night-race/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Brush up on your F1 knowledge with these snippets about Singapore&#039;s annual night race - perfect for mid-race banter and looking like you know it all </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="F1 component assembly" alt="F1 component assembly" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/F1%20component%20assembly.jpg?1411110762" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">There&#39;s a tinge of excitement in the air. No, not that <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">iPhone 6</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review">iPhone 6 Plus</a> launch. Something much bigger that&#39;ll give you an unbelievable adrenaline rush - the F1 night race in Singapore.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1. THE TRACK IS 4X BRIGHTER THAN A STADIUM </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Though the 5.067km Marina Bay Street Circuit is not the only street race in the F1 season, it was the inaugural night race. Let&#39;s face it - the street lights just won&#39;t cut it, because F1 drivers will need to race with absolute clarity.</p> <p dir="ltr">Fitted along the track are nearly 1500 lighting projectors, each consisting of a projector with internal reflectors that project the light beams at different angles to prevent it from blinding the drivers.</p> <p dir="ltr">Surely, we are jesting, right? Wrong, because each projector is armed with a 2000 watt white metal halide lamp, which lights up the circuit up to four times brighter than a stadium. You might want to wear a pair of shades to go with the ear plugs when you tour the F1 track this weekend.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="F1 Philips light" alt="F1 Philips light" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/F1%20Philips%20light.jpg?1411110762" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2. MANHOLES ARE WELDED SHUT </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Ah, the smell of burnt rubber and asphalt. But did you know that during its inaugural year, the Marina Bay Street Circuit was resurfaced with an asphalt surface that uses Polymer Modified Binder (PMB) to withstand the high shear forces exerted by the race cars during the F1 race?&nbsp;Speaking of forces, the high speed generated by the supercar might fling manhole covers free. To prevent the flying frisbee of death, the manhole covers are changed and welded shut before every race.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="F1 Track" alt="F1 Track" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/F1%20Track.jpg?1411110762" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3. F1 TEAMS USE APPS TO WIN RACES </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Unknown to many, each F1 vehicle is mounted with over 100 sensors that report the acceleration, braking speed and a multitude of data to the driver&rsquo;s team.</p> <p>Companies such as SAP developed an app for the McLaren team to monitor temperature change in tyres and predict likely stress areas on vehicles during the race.&nbsp; Gathered data is crunched by SAP analytics, which reveals important facts such as the best areas to brake or accelerate for the best speeds.</p> <p dir="ltr">The app also comes with a 3D render that lets the team zoom into specific parts of the vehicle, allowing them to identify potential problems and arresting them before issues such as engine failures or a blown gasket kicks in.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="F1 SAP app" alt="F1 SAP app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/F1%20SAP%20app_0.jpg?1411110762" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4. AIR JUST WONT DO </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Did you know know nitrogen is used to fill F1 tyres? Boring old air has a fluctuating pressure which is inherently unstable and could affect the performance of the vehicle. Nitrogen on the other hand benefits from a consistant pressure and is easier to manage.&nbsp;Plus, the tyres need all the help they can get, as they are designed to last only 90 to 120km and lose about 0.5kg per race due to wear and tear.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="F1 tyres" alt="F1 tyres" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/F1%20tyres.jpg?1411110762" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5. F1 ENGINES LAST FOR ONE RACE ONLY </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">With approximately 80,000 components built into an F1 vehicle, each vehicle has to be assembled with precise accuracy.&nbsp;Even a mere 0.01% error in the assembly could mean 80 wrong components,&nbsp;which leads to two things - 1) crash and 2) burn.&nbsp;And the engine, oh the poor engine - after the two-hour race, these badboys are retired for good, whereas normal engine can keep going for 20 years.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="F1 component assembly" alt="F1 component assembly" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/F1%20component%20assembly.jpg?1411110762" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6. Braking makes drivers cry </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">At such extreme speeds, an equally strong braking force is required to grind the car to a halt. Even with all the anticipation in the world, each driver will feel as if they are slammed into a brick wall at a speed of nearly 300km/h whenever they brake.&nbsp;The sheer impact is so strong that drivers&#39; tear ducts squirt water into their visors.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="F1 brick wall" alt="F1 brick wall" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/F1%20Brick%20wall.jpg?1411110762" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7. PIT FUEL IS PUMPED AT 12L PER SECOND </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">While Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel have lightning reflexes to swerve through the Marina Bay Street Circuit, their teams are just as quick.&nbsp;Like most backend personnel, the pit crew are every team&#39;s unsung heroes. Each member works harmoniously with each other to achieve a three-second tyre change and refuel.&nbsp;Did you know that the refueling rig pumps 12 litres per second to the car? Imagine that - filling your normal car in just four to five seconds!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="F1 pit crew" alt="F1 pit crew" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/F1%20pit%20crew.jpg?1411110762" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8. DRIVERS LOSE UP TO 4KG PER RACE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">We know it&rsquo;s hot as hell (well, figuratively speaking) in Singapore, but the weather is not what&#39;s really hot at the Singapore grand prix.&nbsp;In little over an hour, F1 drivers are exposed to sauna-like conditions in the cockpit, causing them to lose between two to three litres of water in each race. It&rsquo;s no wonder that drivers are required to drink up to eight litres of water to keep themselves fully hydrated.&nbsp;Get in line if you want a quick solution for your slimming regime.&nbsp;An F1 driver loses up to 4kg of weight per race, though the weight is regained just as easily.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="F1 Hydrate" alt="F1 Hydrate" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/F1%20Hydrate.jpg?1411110762" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/singapore-f1-week-8-secrets-about-singapore-night-race/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/singapore-f1-week-8-secrets-about-singapore-night-race/feature#comments Cars Singapore F1 Grand Prix Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:57:48 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1426716 at http://www.stuff.tv