Fast News Friday #100

George Chapman

Welcome to the 100th edition of Fast News Friday, brought to you by the automotive content experts at Foxtrot Papa. This week, Toyota has revealed an incredible line up of new EV concept cars, we stumbled on some of the most high octane F1 footage we’ve seen in years and Audi has released details of Ken Block’s stunning new EV drift machine. Enjoy!

Toyota reveals 16 EV concept cars

Yes, you read that correctly. This week, Toyota and Lexus revealed 16 EV concept cars as part of the brands’ plan to introduce a total of 30 by 2030, with a target of 3.5 million EV sales by the same year. The mix of models includes a range of SUVs, vans, compact city cars and sports cars. Hit the link above, provided by Carwow, to review all the cars individually and keep an eye open for what could be the next MR2 sports car and the new LFA hypercar.

2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Charles Leclerc’s race start via Helmet Cam

Just in case you hadn’t heard, there was a rather important F1 race last week, hosted at Jas Marina, Abu Dhabi. Amidst the controversy between Hamilton and eventual championship title winner Verstappen, the race, held at night, produced some incredible footage. Our favourite has to be the content produced from Charles Leclerc’s helmet cam, who started the race in P7. Providing a huge sense of speed, the footage is so involving to watch it almost appears to be fake… now that REALLY would be a scandal!

Audi S1 e-tron quattro Hoonitron revealed

Audi has revealed Ken Block’s new electric drift car, known as the ‘Hoonitron’. Now employed by Audi, the American drift specialist and king of the Gymkhana films has successfully made the switch from petrol to electric. The new car is an all-electric drift machine built specially for Mr Block and his upcoming ‘Elektrikhana’ video. Inspired by the legendary Pikes Peak Sport Quattro S1 from the 1980s, the wild-looking model features an electric motor on each axle for all-wheel drive, and “power galore”, apparently. Audi design boss Marc Lichte didn’t have long to get the design sorted. “It was about creating a modern, all-electric interpretation of the S1 Pikes Peak. The timeline was extremely tight: we only had four weeks from the first drawing to the final design,” he said.

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