A battle brewing at the Detroit Auto Show is electric versus horsepower

A battle brewing at the Detroit Auto Show is electric versus horsepower


There is a battle brewing at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, it’s between electric power and horsepower. Here’s an example of electric power at its best, this is the Nissan IMs concept sedan, it is short for Intelligent Mobility Sedan. And you can drive it all-electric for about 600km, on a charge. Or if you choose to drive it autonomously, the steering wheel will recess into the dashboard, and the seats swivel, so that you can have a conversation with passengers in the backseat. Either one passenger, or three. From Nissans luxury arm comes this Infiniti, this is the QX Inspiration, it’s an all-wheel drive SUV. And the battery pack runs along the bottom of the vehicle, so it saves space inside and in the cargo area. Another cool, auto-tech feature, the side-view mirrors are actually cameras. So does electrification mean the end of the internal combustion engine? Not according to some manufacturers. This is what Toyota brought back, they resurrected the Supra name plate. We haven’t seen it in two decades, this is a two seater, beautiful sports car, it’s rear-wheel drive, and it is powerful. The engine is co-developed with BMW, it has an inline 6 with 335 horsepower. And from Ford comes the fastest Mustang ever built. This is the Shelby GT500, it has a supercharged V8 with over 700 horsepower. It’ll go zero to 100km/hr in 3 seconds, so maybe it’s no the end of the internal combustion engine just yet.

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