2024 Chevrolet Corvette Hybrid, 2023 Porsche 911 Sport Classic, And 2023 Mercedes-AMG C43: Your Morning Brief

2024 Chevrolet Corvette Hybrid, 2023 Porsche 911 Sport Classic, And 2023 Mercedes-AMG C43: Your Morning Brief

Good morning and welcome to our daily of automotive news from around the globe, starting with…

Tesla’s Elon Musk Is Twitter’s New Owner, Company Temporarily Bans Product Updates In Fear Of Rogue Employees

After much uncertainty, it finally looks like Elon Musk will become the new owner of Twitter. After initially taking a ‘poison pill’ stance to discourage anyone from acquiring more than 15 percent in shares, Twitter’s board has accepted Musk’s “best and final” offer of $54.20 per share. Although there had been worries that Musk didn’t have access to the promised cash, it seems those fears have been dealt with, and higher-ups at Twitter have locked down the system to avoid any last-minute derailments from disgruntled employees.

GM Confirms Electrified Chevrolet Corvettes Coming From 2023

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An electrified Corvette C8 will arrive next year, while a fully-electric model will debut some time after that. The two new models were confirmed by General Motor’s president Mark Reuss, speaking on CNBC’s Squawk Box. Shortly after the interview, Chevrolet released a teaser of the hybrid version. In the clip, the car spins both front and rear wheels, indicating that the electrified Corvette will be all-wheel drive.

After Official Teaser, Photos Of New 2023 Porsche 911 Sport Classic Surface Too

Within hours of Porsche teasing a possible new 911 Sport Classic, an allegedly official image of the rear portion of the car was leaked on social media. Instagram user Wilcoblok shared a photo of a 911 in the same light blueish grey shade as the official teaser video. However, the new snap shows off a prominent ducktail spoiler and gold “911 Sport Classic” badges.

New Nissan Z Priced In Japan, 400HP Base V6 Costs Only $1,930 More Than 255HP GR Supra 2.0

Nissan has revealed its Japanese pricing strategy for the new Z, with the car setting its sights squarely on the Toyota GR Supra. The base V6 model of the Z starts from 5,241,500 YEN (equal to US$40,890 at current exchange rates), which is just 246,000 Yen (US$1,924) more than the four-cylinder base Toyota GR Supra SZ. The inline-six version of the GR Supra starts at 7,313,000 Yen (US$57,215), which makes the V6-only Z look like a bargain across all its trim levels.

Four-Cylinder 2023 Mercedes-AMG C43 / C53 Teased, Will Debut Soon

WIth a new C-Class revealed last year, it’s almost time for a brand new AMG variant, which was teased by Mercedes yesterday, expected to be a successor to the C43. From what we can see, the front end is more aggressive, with the Panamericana grille and a sports bumper that looks similar to what is featured on the AMG line. The most interesting development will be in the engine department, with the twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 replaced by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder.

2023 Range Rover Sport Teased, Debuts May 10th With An “Unmistakable Presence”

Following the introduction of the new full-fat Range Rover last year, the stage has been set for a revised Range Rover Sport. The company is playing it close to the chest, but released a teaser video and interior shots, along with a reveal date of May 10, 2022.

Impatient Chevy Driver Faces The Wrath Of Karma After Speeding Through Traffic

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Yet another reminder that speeding through traffic rarely ends well is the example left by the driver of a Chevrolet SUV. Dashcam footage of the incident shows the cammer driving along the center lane of a three-lane highway with a Toyota Camry in the left lane and a Lexus RX in the right lane. Out of nowhere, a silver Chevrolet SUV comes into view, speeding in between the tight gap between the cammer and the Lexus, narrowly avoiding both of them. Things don’t end well for the SUV as it abruptly moves to the outside lane and makes contact with a Mazda3 sedan.

What Else Is Making The News

Starlink Inks First Deal With Major Airline 

SpaceX Starlink will be partnering with Hawaiian Airlines to provide free Starlink internet to passengers from 2023. The airline will equip its Airbus A330 and A321neo aircraft with the necessary equipment, along with its fleet of incoming Boeing 787-9s, reports Business Insider.

Trump Will Not Return To Twitter

Former President Donald Trump will not be making a return to Twitter, even if his account is reinstated. Speaking to Fox News, Trump said, “I am not going on Twitter, I am going to stay on Truth,” referring to his own social media platform, Truth Social.

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