Does technology take the fun out of driving of does it put more in it? This greatly depends on the car itself, but in many cases, the technology compromises the enjoyment of actually driving the car. While this makes the step toward self-driving cars much easier and quicker to accept, petrol-heads might feel disappointed. Fortunately, some brands know how to apply the technology in a much more dynamic and enticing way, even though many don’t use petrol anymore.
With the i8 BMW showed the world once more why they are the most successful premium car manufacturer in the world. The i8 is a vision of the future, which you can drive right now. BMW understood that when you make an innovative car, it also needs to look the part and the i8 has no problem there. Its innovation lies in the drivetrain which features a TwinPower Turbo 1.5-litre 3-cylineder engine, combined with an electric motor. Don’t think Prius here, because the offer combined 357 horsepower, enough to take you from 0-60 mph in 4 seconds flat.
Tesla Model X P100D
With the Model X Tesla proves that an electric SUV can actually be a lot of fun to drive! With its 100 kWh 350 V lithium-ion battery, this fully electric car can give you, your family and your dog a 2.9-second 0-60 head start to your vacation destination. It gives the Bentley Bentayga a run for its money, and it is even fun to drive. It features all-wheel drive and has a generous 295-mile range, given that you don’t use the Ludacris-mode with every stop sign and traffic light you encounter. The Falcon wing doors at the back of the car give it even a more futuristic look, although they are not always the handiest when parked close to other cars.
Yes, the V12 is not obsolete yet! In fact, Rolls-Royce used it to power their Wraith, the marque’s most sportive coupe to date. While the majority of Rolls-Royce history features cars in which you need to be driven, instead to drive yourself, the Wraith grabs back to the early years of the brand. 624hp does that to you, but it is also helped by Rolls-Royce’s innovative automatic transmission which is linked to a GPS. It reads the road ahead of you and knows therefore exactly which gear to already pre-select for that tight corner up ahead. That is something any gentleman driver will appreciate!