De Tomaso P900, 2023 Ford Ranger Platinum and Ferrari Stop Purosangue Orders: Your Morning Review | Rare Techy
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GM has been quietly improving Teslas with great success, but how does it work?
GM quietly revealed that it has repaired more than 11,000 Teslas in the past 12 months, although the exact details of such repairs remain a bit of a mystery. While it’s no surprise that Tesla owners can look for their cars at a more commonly found and less expensive GM service center, it’s not yet clear how the company has access to Tesla parts.
The De Tomaso P900 is a V12-powered hypercar reserved for the track
With just 18 units and only tracks, the De Tomaso P900 is a carbon fiber tub-based hypercar and can be powered by either an 888bhp V12 or an F1-sourced V10. All of this comes to you at a price of $3 million, the car is scheduled to make its public debut in 2023, and there are still a handful of build slots available.
The 2023 Ford Ranger Platinum debuts as the most expensive trim alongside the Raptor
Sandwiched between the Wildtrack and Raptor trims is the all-new Ranger Platinum, with a generous list of standard equipment and a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel. Visually, the Platinum features a unique grille, platinum lettering on the hood, 20-inch alloy wheels and Ford’s new flexible frame system with folding roof racks and a patented sliding cargo frame, electric blinds and a tailgate with damped gas struts. . There are also updates inside – quilted leather, electric heated and ventilated seats and a heated steering wheel.
Ferrari suspends orders for the Purosangue as the SUV is sold out for two years
Ferrari’s Purosangue SUV proved to be a hit, the vehicle was sold out for the next two years and orders were temporarily suspended. While the Italian sports car maker may increase production, it remains to be seen if that will happen, as Ferrari previously said it wanted to limit Purosangue production to 20 percent of total output.
Faraday’s future drama continues as FF 91 is delayed and the CEO forced out by the board
Faraday Future’s board of directors has ousted CEO Carsten Breitfeld, adding to a long list of events at the company, including a disgraced founder, alleged death threats and constant production delays. Brietfeld will be replaced by Xuefeng (“XF”) Chen, who previously served as CEO of FF China and has extensive experience in the automotive industry, including Changan Ford, Changan Mazda and Chery Jaguar Land Rover.
2023 Toyota Aqua wins GR sports treatment in Japan
Toyota Gazoo Racing has sought to improve the new Aqua and has done so by adding a redesigned body kit, adding a new set of 17-inch alloys and fitting red GR Sport branded brake calipers. Inside, there’s a pair of bucket seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum pedals and embossed accents around the cabin.
A Ford F-150’s lighting is apparently blocked while charging at an Electrify America station
The owner of a Ford F-150 Lightning got an unexpected shock while loading the truck. Shortly after a loud bang was heard, an electric truck was bricked while charging at an Electrify America charging station. To make matters worse, the owner was about 1,000 miles away from home in Newport, OR with his family and two dogs. A spokesperson for Electrify America said MotorTrend that it was working with the owner and Ford and confirmed that all parties are working to come up with answers.
What else is making news
The Irish Data Protection Authority fined Meta $270 million
The Irish Data Protection Commission fined Meta €265 million (about $273 million) for leaking the data of hundreds of millions of Facebook users. The phone numbers and email addresses of over 533 million Facebook users were leaked, reports say BBC News.