Tesla finally unveiled the Model 3 electric car; someone built the Audi RS 7 from Hell; and we learned how to double clutch. It's the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority.
After what feels like forever, Tesla finally unveiled the upcoming Model 3 electric car. Viewed as its mainstream offering, Tesla promises it will start from $35,000 with a range of at least 215 miles. While it's the size of a BMW 3-Series, its interior layout provides a spacious cabin, and there's more tech than you can shake a stick at. Tesla's now taking pre-orders and deliveries are supposed to begin at the end of 2017.
The rebooted Top Gear is set to debut in May, and while fans and critics alike have been skeptical about the new cast, a newly release trailer has piqued the interest of many. Featuring seven hosts, including big names like Matt LeBlanc, Chris Evans, and Chris Harris, the new Top Gear could be just what fans have been waiting for.
It's every dealership's worst nightmare: A supercar in your care gets destroyed and it goes viral. That's exactly what happened this week when a mechanic dropped a new Porsche 911 GT3 RS into a waterway in Amsterdam. The car fell off a ledge after the mechanic "made a simple mistake." Needless to say, the dealership is experiencing some unanticipated publicity.
Thanks to the internet, we can pick up a new skill every day. This week we received a lesson on how to double clutch. The lesson includes it all, from a mechanical description of just what it means to double clutch to the engineering that makes a clutch system more effective for double clutching. Watch and go try it for yourself.
The Audi RS 7 already has a mean look to it, but someone went and stripped off the hood, slapped some turbos to the top of the engine, and ran exhaust pipes up into the sky. The only way to describe this Audi RS 7 is to say it looks like the spawn of Satan thanks to its devilish horns. We don't know everything that has been done to it, but it supposedly has a "Stage 10" kit, whatever that means.