Top and flop: the good and bad car news from week 17

+ Top – Android Auto officially in the Netherlands. We explain

Android Auto – which has recently been officially available in the Netherlands – is Google’s special operating system for in the car. With this you can navigate, play music or easily answer incoming calls and messages. In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about Android Auto.


+ Top – Volkswagen ID.4 GTX: First model of electric GTI series

A Volkswagen Golf GTI sprints to 100 km / h in 6.2 seconds and has a top speed of 250 km / h. That is of no use in the Netherlands, but the figures sound good if you try to win a game of peeing far in the pub. So how if you have an electric Volkswagen ID.4 GTX? Bragging about a top speed of 180 km / h does not work.


+ Top – Tesla profit up 2637 percent! But not through the sale of cars …

Spectacular figures from Tesla. For the first three months of 2021, Elon Musk’s automaker reported net profit of $ 438 million on sales of $ 10.4 billion. That is an increase of 2637.5 percent. But that is not due to the sale of cars …


+ Top – Aston Martin V12 Speedster brings the 50s to the present

The 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 is one of the most expensive cars ever auctioned. In 2017, one was hammered off at $ 22.5 million. In that sense, the new Aston Martin V12 Speedster is a bargain. It costs £ 765,000 (almost £ 880,000), excluding taxes. And it will – just like the DBR1 – be worth more in the coming years …


– Flop – Research: ‘plug-in hybrids consume four times as much as stated’

The plug-in hybrid Jaguar E-Pace P300e has a WLTP consumption of 1 in 50. In our test week, however, we did not get further than 1 in 14.5, so we believe that new German research. The conclusion is that plug-in hybrids consume about four times as much as stated.


– Flop – American stock market watchdog investigates failed April 1 prank Volkswagen

Do you remember, a month ago, when the rest of the Dutch car press fell for a failed April 1 prank from Volkswagen? The American branch of the brand would supposedly change its name to ‘Voltswagen’. This is to add luster to the transition to electric mobility. Volkswagen went completely wrong with the joke. Also because the American stock market watchdog has now started an investigation.


– Flop – Fifty shades of gray: Dutch Audi E-Tron GT drivers are colorless

Lease drivers, we love you. But that also means that we must be able to tell you the unpolished truth. You are pale and colorless! Because look at this: twenty-four copies of the electric Audi E-Tron GT on Dutch soil, all in black or gray. And that while you could have chosen so many more exciting colors …


– Flop – Have no taste? Then this is the Tesla Model S for you!

This is the Caviar Model Excellence 24K. And if you think that name is vulgar, then you haven’t seen the car yet. Because you can actually only drive this Tesla Model S if you are a Russian Mafia boss. Such a shaven wardrobe in a tracksuit, with too many rings on his fingers and a gold chain over luscious curly chest hair.

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