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Top Gear explains why $2 million electric hypercar can still be improved

Published: 10/Mar/2020 13:29

by Jacob Hale

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The Top Gear crew managed to get their hands on the incredible Rimac C_Two electric hypercar, worth $2,000,000 – but explained why there’s still room for improvement, despite the huge price tag.

The Rimac C_Two electric GT hypercar has been in planning and production for over a decade now, having been unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show with first deliveries expected at some point in 2020, but spoken about as early as 2008.

It boasts 0-60 speeds in under 2 seconds and almost 1900 brake horsepower – more than the Bugatti Chiron, Koenigsegg Regera, and Hennessey Venom F5, three of the most powerful supercars in the world.

YouTube: Top Gear
Despite being an electric vehicle, this Rimac is going to be one of the most powerful and fastest cars available.

Top Gear’s Jack Rix got behind the wheel of a prototype C_Two to give it a spin and see what he really thought of it – and for the most part, he seemed thoroughly impressed. Discussing the feel of driving the Rimac masterpiece, Rix was clearly impressed throughout and was evidently enjoying himself and the ride, though he did point it where he thinks the car needs to be worked on.

After reeling off the incredible specs of the car, Rix noted: “The first thing to talk about is the acceleration; it’s not quite as explosive out the blocks as you might imagine.” He then went on to add that the C_Two forms “a fantastic basis for a very, very fast car.”

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Despite what seems to be somewhat insignificant shortcomings considering how much Rix enjoys driving the car, he does specify that “this is a prototype of the full production machine, albeit one without the full performance unlocked.”

Former Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond was among the first to test-drive the earlier Rimac Concept One and subsequently crashed it when filming for Amazon Prime Video’s ‘The Grand Tour’, so maybe it’s lucky the newer car doesn’t have more even more power than it already does.

With a $2m price tag and only 150 in the world, you won’t be seeing many of these on the road – but it might begin to enter people’s “dream car” territory as the most powerful electric vehicle on the market.

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Gran Turismo 7 confirmed track list: Daytona, Trial Mountain, Willow Springs

Published: 21/Oct/2020 17:01

by Kieran Bicknell

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With the release of Gran Turismo 7 rumored to be in the next few months, we’ve compiled a list of all the tracks that have been confirmed as part of the upcoming Gran Turismo game. 

Gran Turismo 7 is one of the most highly-anticipated games for the upcoming PlayStation 5. Racers everywhere have been waiting with bated breath for a confirmed release date, but with no official news yet, the hottest rumor is that it will be a ‘release’ title for the PS5.

In preparation for the hopefully upcoming release, we’ve put together a list of all the tracks that have been confirmed for Gran Turismo 7. These are tracks that have been seen either in gameplay trailers, or quick glimpses in the in-game maps we’ve seen on the official trailers.

Gran Turismo 7 Trial Mountain Menu
YouTube: Playstation
Trial Mountain looks set to host a number of different championships.

Gran Turismo 7 full confirmed track list

During the trailers for Gran Turismo 7, a number of tracks can be seen. It appears that the tracks will be split into three categories based on their geographical location: Asia/Oceania, The Americas and Europe.

The Globe seen in the trailer also appears to confirm a few real-world locations based upon their geography alone.

Below is a full list of all the confirmed tracks in the upcoming release.

Trial Mountain Circuit

A firm fan-favorite, the return of Trial Mountain to Gran Turismo 7 will be a welcome sight. Long-time fans of the game were disappointed at its omission in GTSport, so even with a few revisions (such as a longer back straight) it will be a sure-fire early favorite circuit.

Willow Springs

Ideal for those that prefer tight, technical courses over all-out power and long straights, Willow Springs has been confirmed as part of Gran Turismo 7. We only catch a quick glimpse of it during the trailer, but it is definitely there.

GT7 American Tracks
YouTube: Playstation
A number of fictional tracks were shown in the menu system during the announcement trailer.

Goodwood Circuit

The iconic Goodwood circuit will be making an appearance in Gran Turismo 7. While neither this or Brand Hatch are shown in their entirety, based upon the globe shown in the trailer, the geographic location of the two southern England tracks correspond to the real-world locations of these circuits.

This legendary English circuit blends sweeping, fast corners with all-out straightaways to keep drivers ‘on their toes’.

Daytona

Omitted from GT Sport, the return of the legendary Daytona Speedway will make many fans of the Gran Turismo series very happy indeed. With a variety of layouts available, Daytona should prove to be a versatile track for a variety of different race classes.

Full confirmed track list so far:

  • Blue Moon Speedway
  • Daytona
  • Dragons Tail
  • Northern Isle Speedway
  • Trial Mountain Circuit
  • Willow Springs
GT7 Planet
YouTube: Playstation
The planet seen in the announcement trailer appears to give away some of the real-world track locations.

Non-confirmed tracks:

As mentioned, there are a number of locations that are all-but-confirmed based upon their locations showing up on the globe in the trailer. Those tracks are as follows:

  • Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace (Interlagos Circuit)
  • Autodromo Nazionale di Monza
  • Brands Hatch
  • Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
  • Circuit de la Sarthe
  • Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
  • Goodwood Motor Circuit
  • Nurburgring
  • Red Bull Ring
  • WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

As more information about track listings is released, we’ll be updating this article accordingly. Be sure to check back regularly for up-to-date news about the track list for Gran Turismo 7.