Not all things electric have to be dull 🚗🚗 (Warning: this article is slightly opinionated⚠️⚠️) Yes I know, it now seems now clear that the era of the internal combustion engine is slowly and unfortunately coming to an end. All our beautiful and rather good- sounding cars will need to make way for the next generation of boring, vacuum sounding electric cars. Because most engineers today only consider the car as a transportation device it means they look unattractive and unexciting. Guessing most DT users are petrol heads like me, I hope you agree with my observation on the electric industry at the moment. However, some have managed to break the trend and produce masterpieces that are just as fast as they are eye-catching. Take for example the new Pininfarina Battista- already with a name like that we know it’s going to look good. The Battista mixes Pininfarina heritage with 1,900 bhp of electric power- that’s the most powerful road legal car ever to come out of Italy 🇮🇹, a country that’s produced its fair share of powerful cars. Here are the statistics 📊: . Thanks to a 120kWh lithium battery pack and an electric motor on each wheel, it produces approximately 1900 bhp and 1,697lb ft . Zero to 62mph takes sub- two seconds . 186mph in less than 12 seconds . Range of 250-300 miles And just look at that body - it is gorgeous. The design combined with instant tarmac-melting acceleration and huge power is magnificent. Only there is one huge drawback- the price ( it’s approx. 2 million dollars!!). For that money you could get six Lamborghini Aventadors - so is it worth it?? I mean, if you have the money - why not??
Some say "you never forget your first " CAR that is .. and it's even more difficult to forget if your first car happens to be a hidden gem like Toyota Sera . While doing my engineering I spent 4 years travelling to college by changing 2 busses , I never even got a bike . But my parents gifted me this beauty just after my graduation . I learnt how to drive in this car ( reason why I can't drive stick ) and ever since this car has been a part of my life . Way back in early 2000's in india , sera's space ship like looks and butterfly doors were a sight to behold , unfortunately it's superpower to attract girls was wasted on a simpleton like me.Its glass roof made it embarrassing to drive and in indian heat you could turn off the ac and turn the car into a moving sauna but it was WORTH IT . I had my first accident in this car and drove the love of my life the first day she came to Bangalore to meet me . I bought many cars after that but never let this one go . It's only after watching an episode of "the grand tour - death of a friend " did I get nostalgic again about my car and went about restoring it back to its glory days . After 3 months of hard work (and trading a few papers with Gandhi ji face printed on them ) I finally got it done . I am happy to say " I reconnected with an old friend " #toyota #toyotasera #firstcar #thegrandtour #sauna #car #loveofmylife