2019 Maserati Levante GTS Launched with 550hp V8 At Goodwood last weekend, Maserati chose to unveil a new range of Levante models, updated slightly for the 2018 model year. The updates include a new entry level engine for the SUV together with some tech upgrades to keep the package fresh! Maserati attracted most attention with the new Levante GTS which gets a 3.8 litre V8, taken from the Quattroporte GTS, producing 550 hp and 730 nm of torque. The power is put down through a Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system which allows for impressive 4.2 second 100 km/h sprints together with a top speed of 292 km/h. The GTS joins the Levante Trofeo, which gets slightly more power and also made its European debut at the Festival of Speed. The engine for both cars is assembled by Ferrari in Maranello.
2019 Jaguar I-Pace Review I have a confession. I do not like the idea of electric cars one bit. Personally, the thrill of driving is fed through the interaction between a car and the drivers senses – the more visceral the better. I digress, it is time for me to pop the cherry and drive my first electric car since a bumper car back in 2002. I have avoided previous opportunities like they were a tornado of locusts, Teslas and disease charging towards me, the Jaguar I-Pace being the electric vehicle that caught me off-guard. That’s not to say I haven’t driven hybrids before and not thoroughly enjoyed myself. No, not the mighty Prius but the savage beast that is the Porsche 918 Spyder. See, I’m willing to give the Eco friendly malarkey a fair chance… Back to the Jag. The I-Pace is the first fully electric car to come from Jaguar and they’ve kicked it off with an ‘SUV’ which is dubbed a ‘pure BEV’ – Battery Electric Vehicle. To say that this is a market that is critical to any mass production manufacturer is a mighty understatement following the chaos Mr. Musk has caused with his futuristic technologies and mass market appeal, it is only logical for everyone to join in and jostle for a slice of the electrified pie. SUVs are the flavo