2023 Porsche 911 Sport Classic, 2023 BYD Seal EV, and Project Wiesmann Thunderball: Your Morning Brief


Good morning, and welcome to our daily report on automotive news from around the world, starting with…

Ford CEO sparks interest in a new electric pickup that isn’t the F-150 Lightning truck

Ford CEO Jim Farley has confirmed that a new electric pickup truck is in development. The new model will be separate from the F-150 Lightning. Speaking at the unveiling of the all-new Lightning, Farley told the audience, “We’re already shoving dirt down in Blue Oval, Tennessee for another electric pickup truck that’s different from this one.” Ford is offering Ranger and Maverick pickups in ICE form, both of which could be prime candidates for EV versions. However, it can also be a completely new paradigm.


The 2023 Porsche 911 Sport Classic will keep you in line with its sturdy seats, and badges not so much

Fans of all things retro rejoice: Porsche brings back the Sport Classic that debuted in the 997th generation of the 911. Limited to 1,250 models, the 2023 Porsche 911 Sport Classic will be offered to US customers for the first time, and the most powerful 911 will be available with a manual gearbox from 7 speeds. It features the same 3.7-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six engine found in the 991 Turbo S but is scrapped to produce 542 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. Visually, the Sport Classic sports the 911 Turbo’s wide hips and adds a duck tail spoiler, black Fuchs-style tires, gold-tone badging, and a carbon-double roof.


BYD Seal EV opens and inside looks like a Tesla 3 model

More details about the BYD Seal EV have been released, along with a new set of interior photos. Seal EV for Tesla Model 3 sales tablet will be launched in BYD’s home market of China. It’s slightly larger than the Tesla and comes with a single, rear-mounted electric motor that produces 150 kW or 230 kW (201 or 308 hp). The flagship model features a twin-engine combination of a 160 kW (214 hp) engine at the front and a 230 kW (308 hp) engine at the rear allowing acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.8 seconds. Seal’s 800V battery will allow for a maximum driving range of 550-700 km (342-435 miles), depending on the configuration.


Fast X director Justin Lin is leaving days after filming begins and will remain as producer

The film’s director, Justin Lin, has announced that he will be stepping back from the latest installment of the Fast & Furious series. Lin has played an integral role in the success of the franchise, directing Tokyo Drift, Fast and Furious, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, and F9. “With support from Universal, I made the difficult decision to step down as Fast X director, with Carry on with the project as a producer.” The movie was shot in just a few days, with Limit We’ve reported that some production of the second unit will continue, but that the rest of the team will be on pause while executives scramble to find a replacement.


Wiesmann Project Thunderball is a €300,000 electric roadster with 671 hp

Wiesmann is back, by announcing the brand’s first all-electric car, dubbed Project Thunderball. Not much is known about the bodywork, as the brand is known for making vintage roadsters with BMW power. The body of the Thunderball is made entirely of carbon fibre, and power comes from two electric motors mounted centrally in the rear. Combined, it produces 671 hp (500 kW/680 hp) and 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft) of torque. The company aims for a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration time of 2.9 seconds and an estimated range of 500 km (311 miles).


2023 Jaguar XE and XF gain 300 new sporty variants, updated technology

Jaguar’s 2023 update for the XE and XF has arrived and brings 300 new sporty variants and improved technologies with it. The XE 300 Sport rides on 20-inch wheels in Dark Satin Gray with a Diamond finish, while the XF Saloon and Sportbrake have 20-inch wheels with Gloss Silver paint that contrasts with the Gloss Black inserts. Inside, drivers will find metallic gearshift paddles and shiny metal pedals. They are joined by the Monogram Aluminum trim on the XE 300 Sport and the Satin Charcoal Ash veneer on the XF 300 Sport. Both the 2023 XE and XF now come with Amazon Alexa, while the car’s navigation systems have been updated to allow 3-word address navigation in most markets.


World’s luckiest driver survives crash between two trucks

The Honda Fit driver was lucky to get away from his wreckage after his car crashed between two trucks. We see Honda stopped behind a cement mixer, leaving enough distance between them. Before long, a loaded truck comes rushing in from behind, smashing the car. Despite collapsing like an empty case, it left the driver with enough space in the passenger cell, which saved his life and allowed him to move.


What else makes the news


Lewis Hamilton wins the tree-cutting battle

Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has won the right to cut down a sugar plum tree at his mansion in west London. Residents complained to the council that if Hamilton were allowed to cut down the tree, he would “destroy nature,” according to reports. Sky News.


Facebook users move after disapproval

Meta is reporting an increase in Facebook users daily, although it still represents the company’s slowest revenue growth in a decade. Last year, the social network reported its first-ever drop in users, wiping out billions of dollars from the company. With yesterday’s announcement, shares jumped about 19 percent.


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