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The first all-electric Porsche is due in less than two years. Here’s why Tesla investors should hope it’s really, really good.

It’s no secret that Porsche is going electric. The first all-electric Porsche is undergoing testing now, and it’s expected to go into production by 2019.

It’s also no secret that Porsche’s racing-minded engineers have a particular rival in their sights: They’ve made it pretty clear that they’re hoping to show Tesla a thing or two about making sports cars.

Unlike some Tesla fans, I think the electric Porsche is likely to be very competitive with   …  More

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It’s been a long-discussed idea; could an F1 car really drive upside down – and we’re not talking about a loop-the-loop – we mean driving upside down for an extended period of time, thanks to the high levels of downforce created from its wings, underside and other aerodynamics?

In fact, the statement is even boasted about on the official F1 website, where they say:

“A modern Formula One car is capable of developing 3.5g – which is three and a half times its own weight – thanks to aerodynamic downforce. That means that, theoretically, at high speeds, they could drive upside down.”

This statement from a few year ago and so is an underestimation, as the 2017 rule changes have increase aerodynamic forces substantially.

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The unbelievable running costs of a McLaren F1 revealed by an owner forced to sell his supercar – only for values to rocket by £10million

But the purchase price isn’t the only mind-blowingly expensive part of owning one of the 200mph machines.

One owner paid $250,000 (£190,000) to have it resprayed orange.

And another former owner has revealed how much basic maintenance cost him – even though he barely drove it.

Atlanta-based businessman and car collector Bruce Weiner said in an interview with VinWiki he paid $1.2million (£920,000) for the 1994 F1 but that was just the start   …  More

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A 2017 Red Bull KAMAZ Dakar truck gets into some sideways action on the hill at Festival of Speed.

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