Mercedes-Benz makes great luxury super-sedans, and their newly unveiled Mercedes-Maybach S600 is no different, touting cutting-edge comforts that your E-class-leasing manager could only dream of. But here's something your boss doesn't know: This $250,000 car is almost completely useless.
Nissan redefined the C segment back in 2007 with the launch of the Qashqai. Moving away from the traditional family hatchback market they have had wild success in pioneering the Crossover segment.
The Koenigsegg Agera One:1 has opportunity to become the new king of the supercar world. Its twin-turbocharged, 5.0-liter V8 has been tuned up to 1,341 horsepower (1,360 PS) thanks in part to its proprietary, 3D-printed variable geometry turbos. Plus, with power equal to one megawatt, the company claims it has created the world's first megacar.
Even into prototype form, the One:1 shows what is possible when modern technology is taken to its limits. The test car weighs around 2,998 pounds (1,360 kilograms), and Koenigsegg thinks it can shed a further 66 lbs for the production versions. However, the megacars are going to be quite rare. The company is building just six of them, and all of them are already spoken for.
In this video, Christian von Koenigsegg goes into the details of his latest creation. He shows off all of the car's little secrets from its sophisticated suspension to many of the tactics it uses to shed weight. Scroll down to get a tour of the One:1 from the man who knows it best.
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Upgraded Samsung flash 'will be used in the next Galaxy smartphone'
With less than a week to go before the expected Galaxy S5 launch at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung has today handed us one small piece of the GS5 hardware puzzle. In a post on the Samsung Tomorrow blog, the company has revealed a range of new LED flash parts for upcoming smartphones. The components include reflector-integrated packages, side-view LEDs and a flip-chip flash LED. And according to Samsung, one of the reflector-integrated flash LEDs — the 3432 1.8t — will be included in "the next Galaxy smartphone, which is expected to be introduced later this month." That'll be the Galaxy S5, then.