Drive’s JF Musial took the 552hp Audi RS7 Sportback from Southwestern Germany to Munich on the Autobahn. Audi offers a dynamic package that extends top speed to 174 mph (280 km/h) and a dynamic package plus that lets it hit 190 mph (305 km/h).
But Musial was driving a standard car restricted to 250km/h and he found that it was not easy to reach even on the Autobahn because of heavy traffic and repair works. But when he got a stretch, the car maxed out when the clock showed about 260 km/h (162 mph), which with speedometer error included means that the limiter kicked in at 250 km/h (155 mph).
Technology has come on leaps and bounds over the past few decades, but there is just one that is going to change the face of the earth within the next one, driverless cars. It may still seem like a thing of fantasy and science-fiction now, but within so many big companies pushing what’s possible. There’s Google, Intel, Uber, Volvo, Audi, Tesla and a whole host of other world-dominators. Read more
Just a few years ago, the majority of cars were manuals. Automatic gearboxes were seriously expensive and a luxury only the wealthy could afford. Over time, as with so many other things, prices came down, and automatic cars went mainstream, especially in the US. Today, most people drive an automatic, something that was unthinkable forty years ago, just like it was unthinkable that most people would have airbags. But it happened, nonetheless. Read more
It’s a sad fact that car accidents are very common all around the world, and one of the leading causes of death, even in developed nations. It’s also an unfortunate fact that the large majority of traffic collisions are caused by human error in some way. While most people will stick to road laws and drive carefully, there’s no such thing as a perfect driver. Here are some of the most common causes of car accidents, and how you can avoid them. Read more