first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterMarriott International has named the new Luxury Collection property being constructed in Parliament Square, Hobart: The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel.The Tasman, which marks Marriott International’s debut in Tasmania, will reside in an assortment of repurposed heritage buildings in Parliament Square and is on track to open in late 2018.Will Hodgman, Premier of Tasmania and Sean Hunt, Area Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Marriott International revealed the name to guests at an event on site in Parliament Square. Guests were shown around the hotel’s mock-up room, which showcases the property’s design by Sydney-based firm, JPDC.“Bringing the Luxury Collection to Australia is a significant milestone for Marriott International, where we’re on track to open 50 hotels by 2020,” said Mr Hunt. “With its stunning natural beauty and growing cultural and foodie scene, Hobart is an extremely desirable destination for both national and international guests, and this hotel will be the place for luxury travellers to stay when visiting Tasmania. With construction on track, we look forward to welcoming guests for the opening in 2018.”Owned by Trawalla Group Parliament Square Hotel Operator Pty Ltd, The Tasman will offer guests 128 rooms and suites, all with restored features and Georgian and Art Deco design elements throughout.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

first_imgOn paper, the Tesla and Mercedes should be a good match but the Hellcat should absolutely rule them all. There are two critical factors against the fossil-fuel machines, however. The matchup takes place at over 5,000 feet in elevation, meaning the Mercedes and Dodge will lose a bit of power in the thinner air. Also, the race takes place at IMI Motorsports Complex north of Denver, which doesn’t have a dedicated quarter-mile drag strip, or even much straight-line tarmac to play with. In short, the deck is stacked against the Hellcat.We’ve seen time and again just how quickly Teslas can launch, but can it really overcome the Challenger packing double the horsepower? We will let the video tell the story; jump to 14:45 to see the racing action, starting with the AMG.Source: The Fast Lane Car via YouTube Watch Tesla Model 3 Race Mercedes AMG E63, Grand Cherokee SRT8: Video Source: Electric Vehicle News Watch Tesla Model 3 Destroy Subaru WRX STI In Drag Race Can the modest Model 3 beat a Challenger Hellcat with twice the power?We love drag race videos, and we know you do as well. We also take some guilty pleasure in watching the instant-on torque of an electric motor cleaning the competition’s exhaust pipes. Don’t worry, we didn’t just spoil the outcome in this Tesla-versus-the-world video from The Fast Lane Car on YouTube. The action is actually pretty darned close, for the most part anyway.In this case, world means exactly two vehicles. The first is a 2019 Mercedes-AMG CLS 53, packing a boosted 3.0-liter inline six good for 429 horsepower (320 kilowatts) and a published 0-60 time of 4.4 seconds. The second vehicle is a bit more intimidating, which can only mean a freaking Dodge Challenger Hellcat with its supercharged V8 ready to clobber everything. It’s a long-term tester with TFLC so it only has 707 hp (527 kW) under the hood, but traction willing it’s enough to shoot the devil child to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds.More Model 3 Racing Actioncenter_img Meanwhile, the Tesla Model 3 facing these petrol burners isn’t the higher-end performance model. It’s dual motors turn all four wheels with an estimated 367 horsepower and a Tesla-advertised 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds. Before the racing action began, testing gear was bolted into the Model 3 and sure enough, the electric car managed to click off a 4.59-second run to 60. The crew then did a Tesla software update that, among other things, was supposed to increase the car’s power by five percent. A follow-up test after the update showed that, yes, the car was a bit quicker with a 0-60 time of 4.42 seconds. Watch Tesla Model 3 Race Corvette Z06 & Dodge Challenger: Video Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on April 13, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle Newslast_img read more