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Matt Reeves Shares First Look At The Batmobile

The Batman director and co-writer Matt Reeves has shared three new photos featuring a first look at the Batmobile.

Warner Bros. Pictures has confirmed all of the cast and crew for the film. Starring alongside Robert Pattinson’s Batman/Bruce Wayne is Zoë Kravitz (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Mad Max: Fury Road) as Selina Kyle; Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, 12 Years a Slave) as Edward Nashton; Jeffrey Wright (the Hunger Games films) as the GCPD’s James Gordon; John Turturro (the Transformers films) as Carmine Falcone; Peter Sarsgaard (The Magnificent Seven, Black Mass) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Jayme Lawson (Farewell Amor) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; with Andy Serkis (the Planet of the Apes films, Black Panther) as Alfred; and Colin Farrell (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Dumbo) as Oswald Cobblepot. Twins Max and Charlie Carver have also joined the movie in “sizable roles.”

Plot details are still being kept under wraps but The Batman is reportedly set to explore the Dark Knight’s younger years with Reeves further hinting at the film’s connection to the iconic comic book story arc “Year One” by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli which was published in 1987.

The Batman opens in theaters on June 25, 2021.

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LEGO Unveils Creator Expert Fiat 500

LEGO added another classic to its automotive roster—the Fiat 500 just got the LEGO brick treatment. 

To celebrate, LEGO has also reimagined the infamous Fiat ads from the ‘60s using this authentic-looking LEGO version. 

This LEGO Creator Expert Fiat 500 model car (10271) recreates a true icon of classic automotive design. Teenagers and adult fans will enjoy the challenging building experience offered by this model kit based on the Fiat 500F legend from the late ‘60s, and will appreciate all the authentic LEGO brick details, such as the luggage rack with suitcase, detailed interior, and opening roof, doors, hood and tailgate. To complete the Italian theme, this classic model car also includes a folding easel with a paintbrush, palette and small ‘painting’ of the car in front of the famous Colosseum in Rome.

The LEGO Creator Expert Fiat 500 is available directly from LEGO Stores & LEGO.com for $89.99.

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The Tesla Cybertruck

The Tesla Cybertruck ($39,990 — $76,900 ) offers the utility of a pickup with the speed of a sports car. It has an angular, cold-rolled stainless steel exoskeleton and ultra-strong “armor glass” that keeps occupants safe while protecting against dents, damage, and corrosion. Payload capacity is up to 3,500 pounds, it can tow up to 14,000 pounds, and it has 100 cubic feet of exterior lockable storage for gear. Three models are available: Single Motor RWD with 250 miles of range, Dual Motor AWD with 300 miles of range, and Tri-Motor AWD, with 500 miles of range and a 0-60 time under three seconds. 

Production is set to begin in late 2021, alongside the “one more thing”: an all-wheel-drive ATV designed to fit perfectly in the bed.

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Ford Introduces The Mustang Mach-E, An All-Electric Crossover SUV

Ford’s first true electric vehicle is here with the Mustang Mach-E, leveraging Mustang branding wrapped in crossover packaging and promising performance to live up to its name. 

The Mustang Mach-E is the first car to wear the Mustang name that doesn’t fit the familiar long-hood, short deck pony car profile, along with current EV styling cues like a grille-less front end and a massive touchscreen interface. The four-door body and raised ride height will no doubt strike a note with purists, but the practicality make it the right decision. 

The spec sheet puts the Mach-E GT, and especially the Mach-E GT Performance Edition, in the realm of Tesla and the European competition, with 0-60 times in the sub-four and mid-three second range respectively. Two battery options will be available at launch, good for 300 miles with the extended-range option. Power figures are 332 horsepower and 417 ft-lb of torque for the base model, with all-wheel and rear-wheel drive available. 

The Mustang Mach-E should hit showroom floors in late 2020 for $44,000+.

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe

Chevrolet fulfills the long-term promise of the iconic Corvette with the introduction of the 2020 Stingray, the brand’s first-ever production mid-engine Corvette. The sum of everything that came before it, the 2020 Stingray is re-imagined to bring customers new levels of performance, technology, craftsmanship and luxury.

The 2020 Stingray’s exterior has a bold, futuristic expression with mid-engine exotic proportions, but it is still unmistakably Corvette. It’s lean and muscular, with an athletic sculptural shape conveying a sense of motion and power from every angle.

A supercar level of craftsmanship, premium materials and attention to detail were critical in designing every component of the Stingray. The new location of the engine is truly the focal point for the car’s design. It’s the heart of this next generation Corvette and it sits like a jewel in a showcase, visible through the large rear hatch window. The added attention to detail optimized the appearance of every wire, tube, bolt and fastener, similar to those found in modern track and all-road motorcycle design.  

True to its aeronautical and racing roots, the 2020 Stingray’s canopy-forward stance was inspired by F22s, F35s and other modern fighter jets and Formula One racing. Other classic Corvette signatures adapted to the Stingray include a distinctive face that communicates the purpose of the vehicle’s mission, a classic horizontal crease, aggressive front fenders and familiar positioning of the dual-element headlamps.

Corvette’s structure is built around its backbone: the center tunnel. This enables a light, stiff structure to serve as the foundation for the suspension system to perform in an optimized manner. By removing unwanted body compliance, Corvette customers will experience the ultimate in ride performance with outstanding lateral grip capabilities. The car has a solid, connected-to-the-road feel with minimal vibrations at high speeds or on long road trips.

The 2020 Stingray’s heart is Chevy’s next-generation 6.2L Small Block V-8 LT2 engine, the only naturally aspirated V-8 in the segment. It will produce 495 horsepower (369 kW) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque when equipped with performance exhaust — the most horsepower and torque for any entry Corvette.

The entry 2020 Stingray continues that tradition as a no-compromise value proposition, as it will start under $60,000. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray goes into production at GM’s Bowling Green Assembly in late 2019. 

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Mattel Unveils San Diego Comic Con Exclusive 1989 Batmobile Set

Mattel is celebrating Batman’s 80th anniversary and the 30th anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman with an exclusive Hot Wheels set that will be available at San Diego Comic Con.

The set includes the iconic Batmobile from the 1989 film, along with a miniature die-cast figure of Michael Keaton’s Batman. The set also includes a shell that fits over the Batmobile and replicates the armored version of the car from the film. This set will cost $25 and you can pre-order it from Mattel on Monday, June 17.

In order to receive your pre-sale purchase, you will need to stop by the Mattel Booth (#2945) during regular SDCC hours to confirm your purchase. Mattel will ship your order after the event ends.

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Full Scale LEGO McLaren Senna

Taking nearly 5,000 hours to assemble and requiring nearly half a million bricks to complete, this Full-Scale LEGO McLaren Senna is as impressive as it is fun. The interactive model incorporates the infotainment system, carbon fiber seats, steering wheel, and pedals from the real car, as well as actual McLaren badges and real Pirelli tires. There’s also a start button in the roof, which activates the sound of the car roaring to life.

Overall, it took more than 40 men and women to design and build the model, using 467,854 individual LEGO bricks — so while it might be the same size as the road car, it weighs a full 1,102 lbs more.

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Where Does Batman Buy His Groceries?

If you didn’t know where Batman shops, you do now: He and celebrities like Slimer, Scooby-Doo, the Griswolds, Doc Brown and more—or, more specifically, their cars—make cameos in a new spot from Walmart promoting its free grocery pickup service.

The campaign debuted during NBC’s Golden Globes broadcast last night and featured familiar vehicles from movies and TV shows from the last four decades—including the station wagon from National Lampoon’s Vacation, Lloyd and Harry’s Mutt Cutts van from Dumb and Dumber and more. And it’s set to the tune of Gary Numan’s 1979 hit “Cars,”.

Barbara Messing, CMO of Walmart U.S., said the retailer worked with Hollywood studios to ensure that the famous cars looked just like ones on film.

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Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet 

At this year’s gathering of the most magnificent classic cars at Pebble Beach in California, Mercedes-Benz is once again set to present a highlight: the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is a car which, with its sensual, emotionally appealing design and innovative technical concept solutions, defines the ultimate in luxury of the future. At the same time the two-seater model pays homage to the glorious “automotive haute couture” of hand-finished, exclusive cabriolets.

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is designed as an electric car. The drive system has an output of 550 kW (750 PS). The shallow underfloor battery allows a range of over 500 kilometres according to the NEDC (over 200 miles according to EPA). The elegant cabriolet is set to make its debut at the Monterey Car Week, which will take place on the Monterey Peninsula in California between 15 and 20 August 2017. The final event will be the traditional Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance, which this year takes place on 20 August.

The curved basic body of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet boasts a sporty, stretched design which is characterised by powerful structural elements in conjunction with the sharp feature line. This side feature line defines the upper vehicle body, from the radiator grille across the entire length of the vehicle through to the rear. With the luxurious interior of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet, Mercedes-Benz demonstrates a new synthesis of intelligence and emotion. Also, the designers have combined the unique tradition of the brand with a hitherto unknown high-tech experience. The user experience also combines ultimate luxury with intelligence.

Thanks to its four compact permanent magnet synchronous electric motors, it features all-wheel drive. The flat battery sits in the underbody. The drive system has an output of 550 kW (750 PS). This not only allows performance characteristics typical of a sports car (acceleration from 0–100 km/h in under four seconds, top speed electronically governed at 250 km/h) but also a range of over 500 kilometers according to the NEDC (over 200 miles according to EPA). The quick-charge function is also visionary: as a result of DC charging based on the CCS standard, the system allows a charging capacity of up to 350 kW. In just five minutes enough power can be charged to achieve an additional range of around 100 kilometers.

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Ninebot Electric Gokart

Winner of a 2018 Red Dot Design Award, the Segway Electric Gokart was engineered for one thing: fun. Its clever design uses a Segway miniPro as its rear wheels and propulsion system, making it useful even after the race is over. 

Made to drift, it accommodates a height range of 4′ 5″ to 6′ 3″ , has a maximum load of 220 lbs., and can accelerate from 0-12 mph in just 2 seconds, with different riding modes capping the top speed at 5, 10.8, or 15 mph. 

Connect your Gokart to the app via Bluetooth to display driving speed, cruising range, and fault reminders of the Gokart in real-time. You can also access the new rider tutorial, control lighting, set driving modes, update firmware, and more.

Battery life ranges from 8 to 12.4 miles, depending on driving mode, and the collapsible design means it will fit in most trunks.

Preorder from Indiegogo for $1,149.

 

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