Ken Block has some fun in the world’s first electric rallycross car

putri titian

We’ve seen Ken Block behind the wheel of some incredible machines over the years. One thing that those vehicles have in common is that they are all powered by high horsepower internal combustion engines. The video at the bottom of the story shows Block testing and hooning the world’s first all-electric rallycross car.

The vehicle is called the Ford Fiesta ERX, and the video shows that it’s seemingly just as fast as its internal combustion brethren. It certainly doesn’t have the same sounds. We’re used to seeing Block blasting around a track with flames shooting from exhaust pipes and a high revving engine whaling in the background.

Since the Ford Fiesta ERX is all-electric, there are no engine sounds. All we hear is the sound of tortured tires screaming on the pavement and gears whining as the drivetrain does its thing. The car produces 600 horsepower and over 800 pound-feet

Read More

Kia in India roll-out world’s first Sonet car

putri titian

Unveiled earlier last month, Kia Sonet is scheduled for launch on 18th September. Today, marks the start of production of Sonet in India. The photo of Sonet you see in this post, is the first ever Sonet that has been produced in the world. It rolled out of Kia India plant located in Anantpur, Andhra Pradesh.

Sonet has received tremendous response from customers, as bookings were more than 6.5k on the first day itself. It will be interesting to see how rivals like Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport take on this new challenger in the compact SUV space. Sonet is likely to impact sales of its sibling Hyundai Venue as well.

Mr. Kookhyun Shim, MD and CEO at Kia Motors India said, “Today is a momentous day for Kia Motors India, as we officially roll-out the first Kia Sonet customer car. It is a

Read More

World’s largest wood canvas canoe may be built in Temagami

putri titian

The municipality has worked with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and have a potential location for the canoe in front of the train station

TEMAGAMI – There is a group that is working to create a landmark in Temagami – a 50-foot long canoe, which would become the world’s largest wood canvas canoe.

Temagami council agreed to support the project in principle at its Thursday, August 27, meeting.

The municipality has worked with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and has a potential location for the canoe in front of the train station.

Temagami’s understanding is that there is sufficient community interest in the project that all the costs will be covered through donations.

Since the municipality would be the benefactor of this project, donations made through the municipal office are eligible for a tax receipt that can be used by the donor as permitted by the Income Tax Act.

“The

Read More

Just $5 and an iPhone can open the door to investing in the world’s rarest fine wines

putri titian

Investors will soon have an opportunity to literally put their money where their mouth is, by investing in shares of some of the world’s best wines.



a book sitting on top of a counter: Investors could soon be able to invest in a case of 2016 Chateau Petrus via the investment platform Rally.


© Supplied by the company
Investors could soon be able to invest in a case of 2016 Chateau Petrus via the investment platform Rally.

On Friday, Rally, the New York–based alternative investment platform, will slice a collection of these into shares and offer them to buyers — allowing individuals to participate in the ownership of luxury collectibles, which are typically the domain of the ultrarich — all from an iPhone (AAPL)

Loading...

Load Error

Among the wines being offered are a 2005 Chateau Latour, produced in Bordeaux; a 2014 Domaine De La Romanee-Conti Assortment; Chateau Petrus from 2016; and a 2016 Screaming Eagle from California worth a combined $148,000.

The offering is slated to be available on Rally’s platform starting at noon Eastern time on

Read More