Tesla provided updated Model 3 pre-oder numbers; the Nissan GT-R Nismo set a new world record; and we receive a lesson on the art of heel-and-toe driving. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority.
It’s only been a week since Tesla unveiled the Model 3 to the world and the Silicon Valley automaker already has over 325,000 pre-orders. The demand has outpaced even Tesla’s predictions. CEO Elon Musk has revealed the average Model 3 price with options is around $ 42,000, which is likely in-line with a BMW 3-Series.
Nissan set a new world record by drifting a modified GT-R Nismo at a ridiculous 189.49 mph. The drift was held at a 30 degree angle at Fujairah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates with a GT-R tuned to 1,380 horsepower sent solely to the rear wheels.
Engineering Explained provided us a lesson in the art of heel-and-toe driving, and why you should be doing it. Want to unlock the “True Enthusiast Power?” You’ll need to learn this art, and now thanks to the power of the Internet, you can.
Tucked away somewhere in a Fort Lauderdale, Florida shop is a 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale. It is one of three ever made, and it’s the only one with racing history. These qualifications could make it one of the most valuable cars on the planet with estimates ranging from $ 75 million to $ 100 million.
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May are preparing to launch their new show on Amazon this fall, and that requires them to come up with a show name. This week a video was released showing the trio brainstorming, and within seconds you can see the magic is still there with these fine gents when the cameras start recording.