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Supercar Blondie reveals “secret” unreleased electric Bugatti hypercar

Published: 14/Mar/2020 12:38 Updated: 14/Mar/2020 12:58

by Daniel Cleary

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YouTube car enthusiast Alex ‘Supercar Blondie’ Hirschi revealed a secret electric Bugatti model that never made its way into serial production.

Supercar Blondie has managed to build an incredible following of over 3.2 million subscribers on her YouTube channel, where she documents her experiences with some of the most expensive automobiles around.

The popular content creator surprised fans once again in her March 12 upload after managing to get her hands on a secret electric Bugatti model that was never produced for the market.

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Supercar Blondie managed to get her hands on the “secret” Bugatti Atlantic.

Bugatti is one of the more luxurious car brands around and is known for producing some of the most jaw-dropping hypercars across the years such as their Veyron and Chiron models.

However, Supercar Blondie revealed that Bugatti’s secret coupe, named the Bugatti Atlantic, which she got to showcase, was quite different from some of the previous ones.

“They’ve moved the engine to the front, so you’ve got this long nose here,” she explained, comparing the car to Bugatti past models, “This would have a different engine to the Chiron and Veyron.

She also shared that the Atlantic would even allow owners to choose an electric model, “The whole drivetrain is replaceable so that you can choose between a twin-turbo V8 or a fully electric Bugatti Atlantic.”

Supercar Blondie explained that the Atlantic was originally meant to be unveiled in 2015 but after Volkswagen’s emissions scandal it never got to reach the production stage and was later canceled.

She continued on to highlight many of the incredible features that the car boasted such as the butterfly doors and revealed that the estimated price tag was between 1-2 million Euros before getting a chance to interview the car’s designer.

This is not the first time that the popular car enthusiast has managed to showcase a one-of-a-kind treasure such as this on her channel such as when she stunned fans after highlighting the incredible Ferrari MIG-U1.

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The insane tech inside GMC’s new $100,000 Hummer EV pickup

Published: 30/Oct/2020 16:25

by Kieran Bicknell

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When GM announced that the next Hummer was going to be electric, few believed them. Fast forward to 2020, and the all-new Hummer is indeed fully electric, and packed to the brim with crazy technology, as YouTuber Doug DeMuro discovered.

Electric vehicles (EVs) are all the rage at the moment. With the state of California announcing the ban of combustion-engined (petrol & diesel) cars from 2035 and the entire country of England doing the same, the race is on for manufacturers to bring EVs to the masses.

While GM’s new Hummer isn’t aimed at the masses – since it starts at $100,000 – it is a massive step for the company. It becomes even more significant when you realize precious Hummers were gas-guzzling behemoths, though this one isn’t exactly small.

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The Hummer’s light bar at the front doubles up as both an illumination device and a charging status bar.

Doug DeMuro reviews the 2020 Hummer EV

YouTuber Doug DeMuro is no stranger to reviewing prototype vehicles, and that’s exactly what he has his hands on for his October 29 video.

While he was unable to drive the Hummer on the open road, he still got to delve deep into the interesting tech and design of the new EV.

With an all-electric range of 350 miles, the Hummer is ideal for everyday driving. Coupled with an ever-increasing EV charging network, and the possibility of an electric-only lifestyle becomes very real indeed.

Features of the 2020 Hummer EV

The light bar on the front of the Hummer is instantly recognizable, but its coolest element is initially hidden. When plugged in to charge, the light bar turns into a battery charge gauge, showing just how much charge is in the battery.

Inside, the interior is firmly rooted in 21st-century design, and represents a “big departure from anything else on the market today.” Screens adorn the cabin, with the instrument cluster and infotainment being a fully-digital affair.

The rear window of the Hummer can be lowered, while there are plenty of hidden storage compartments throughout. These are especially useful in the summer, as it allows drivers to park with the windows down, without their valuables being on show.

Not only does the back window roll down, but the entire roof comes off. Called the ‘sky view roof’ the roof comes off into four components, leaving just a roll bar and the windows.

Power for the Hummer EV comes from three electric motors, which result in mind-boggling performance. According to GM, a performance version will be coming that will hit 60mph in less than three seconds. That’s always impressive, but even more so given the size and squared-off shape of the truck.

The first ‘Edition 1’ models are all spoken for, with deliveries aiming to begin during fall 2021. With numerous other variants confirmed by GM, it will be interesting to see how widely-adopted the Hummer EV becomes.