Beyoncé’s seventh studio “Renaissance,” has arrived. This is Beyoncé’s first album in six years and first since her world-conquering Lemonade. The 16-song project cites production by Hit-Boy for her song “THIQUE.” Hit-Boy, who’s no stranger to collaborating with artists, is responsible for producing a string of anthemic records for Beyoncé (“Sorry,” “Flawless,” and “Bow Down / I Been On” to name a few).
Beyoncé stated in her Instagram post, “Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time in the world. It allowed me to feel free and adventurous in a time when little else was moving. My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, release, feel freedom. It was a beautiful journey of exploration. I hope you find joy in this music. I hope it inspires you to release the wiggle. Ha! And to feel as unique, strong, and sexy as you are.”
MADE IN AMERICA‘S CAUSE VILLAGE, POWERED BY SHEIN, GIVES FESTIVAL-GOERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE CHANGEMAKERS VIA 21 ON-SITE PHILANTHROPIC ORGANIZATIONS
The Philanthropic Hub Returns for the Tenth Year featuring REFORM Alliance, Share Food Program, Dare 2 Hope, and more
The highly anticipated JAY-Z curated two-day festival (Sept 3-4), Made in America, announced the 21 philanthropic organizations participating in their annual social good hub, Cause Village Powered by SHEIN, today.
The music festival has held advocacy at its core since 2012, averaging 20,000 social actions taken each year. Organizations for the 2022 Cause Village focus on an array of causes, ranging from animal welfare, arts & culture, criminal & social justice reform, education, youth development, health & wellness, and voter rights, and more.
“Cause Village has continued to make an impact on not only the Made in America festival and attendees, but in the greater Philadelphia community,” said Dania Diaz, Managing Director, Team Roc. “We are really looking forward to giving these Cause Village organizations another opportunity to be involved in this effort to engage and bring awareness to the issues that affect our everyday lives.”
This year marks Made in America‘s 10th year of performances, boasting a powerful and diverse lineup with headliners Bad Bunny and Tyler, The Creator. Since its inception, the festival has brought the biggest names in music and up-and-coming superstars to the City of Brotherly Love, while remaining rooted in the city’s culture. The festival has generated over $150 million in economic impact for the city of Philadelphia since its inception in 2012.
“Share Food Program is excited to be with Made in America this year as we’ll be able to share our goals with the rest of the Philadelphia community,” saidGeorge Matysik, Executive Director of Share Food Program. “We’re thrilled to be able to be involved in such an engaging environment as we’ll be able to form meaningful connections with other passionate people in the community.”
“We are looking forward to being present at the festival this year to raise awareness on breaking the stigmas surrounding mental health while promoting a healthy lifestyle,” said Sarah-Ashley Andrews, MS, Founder of Dare 2 Hope. “Music is a helpful tool in managing mental health and a positive way to build a solid foundation through hobbies and the connections we make along the way.”
Current list of Cause Village organizations with more to be included:
Last night Madonna celebrated the release of her forthcoming compilation album, FINALLY ENOUGH LOVE: 50 NUMBER ONES – arriving next Friday, August 19 – with a roller disco party at DiscOasis in Central Park, New York. Madonna and Nile Rodgers reunited for the event and spoke to the audience about making Like A Virgin together. Questlove served as DJ for the event, spinning Madonna hits & disco classics all night while guests danced and skated under the stars.
The event occurs ahead and in support of FINALLY ENOUGH LOVE: 50 NUMBER ONES, Madonna’s 50-track career spanning compilation album, releasing on Friday, August 19, 2022 in digital and physical format. Pre-order and Pre-save now. The collection, curated by Madonna, is in celebration of her historic milestone as the first and only recording artist to have 50 #1 hits on any single Billboard chart when she topped the Dance Club Songs chart for the 50th time.
50 NUMBER ONESspans her entire dance club chart reign with dozens of remixes by the world’s top producers. In addition to fan favorites, the collection also includes a selection of rare remix recordings, with more than 20 being officially released for the first time or making their commercial/digital debut. The collection will be available digitally on August 19, along with a 3-CD version. A limited-edition, 6-LP version on red and black vinyl will also be available and has already sold out in pre-orders. The 16-track edition, FINALLY ENOUGH LOVE, will be available in physical format on August 19.
Expect more surprises to be revealed later this year around the celebration of Madonna’s 40 years in music.
Performance Made Us Do It: Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept Previews Brand’s Electrified Future
The future of electrified muscle: Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept
Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept drives like a Dodge, looks like a Dodge and feels like Dodge – and just happens to be a battery-electric vehicle (BEV)
Three game-changing, patent-pending features make up the core of the Charger Daytona SRT Concept:
R-Wing: Front aerodynamic wing retains Dodge profile while achieving aerodynamic efficiencies
Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust: Industry-first exhaust system for an electric vehicle delivers a performance sound that rivals the SRT Hellcat
eRupt: Multi-speed transmission with an electro-mechanical shifting experience that’s pure Dodge
Charger Daytona SRT Concept powered by new 800V Banshee propulsion system
Concept design revolutionizes the look of a BEV while offering subtle nods to Dodge brand’s muscle car legacy
Illuminated Fratzog badges on front grille and taillamp symbolize electrified future of Dodge while also signifying the brand’s commitment to its performance heritage
Vertical exterior grille details add texture while evoking style of iconic 1968 Dodge Charger
Concept’s interior is modern, lightweight and provides a signature Dodge driver-centric cockpit
Interior parametric texture, also inspired by 1968 Charger grille detail, unites interior elements while providing connection to the exterior
Center console includes a unique jet-fighter-inspired cap that flips up to allow engagement of the start button and a pistol-grip shifter design inspired by the past, but with a modern execution
Panoramic glass roof gives an open-air feel, helping to include rear passengers in the vehicle experience
Rear hatch and fold-flat rear seats provide unmatched storage capacity for a muscle car
Cockpit immerses the driver’s sensory experience through performance sounds, lighting features and vehicle displays
With a touch of a steering wheel button the driver can engage Auto, Sport, Track and Drag modes, instantly changing the driving dynamics, display graphics, sound and interior lighting, enhancing the driver experience
For complete information on Dodge and the brand’s Never Lift plan, which provides a 24-month road map to Dodge’s performance future, visit Dodge.com and DodgeGarage.com
August 17, 2022, Auburn Hills, Mich. – Dodge is taking a giant step forward on the performance brand’s road to an electrified future, revealing the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT, a perception-shattering concept that reimagines what a battery-electric vehicle (BEV) can be. The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept offers a glimpse at the brand’s electric future through a vehicle that drives like a Dodge, looks like a Dodge and sounds like Dodge.
The two-door Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept was unveiled today at M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan, during the third day of the three-day Dodge Speed Week event series, which featured announcements and reveals of Dodge performance products.
The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept muscles aside the boring BEV paradigm and replaces it with an electrified vehicle unlike any on the road today. A new propulsion system drives the Charger Daytona SRT Concept with performance that exceeds the Dodge brand’s famed SRT Hellcat engine, accompanied by an industry-first BEV exhaust sound.
The concept’s modern exterior styling incorporates subtle Dodge heritage cues while also exceeding aerodynamic targets. Interior design elements connect to create a driver-centric, immersive experience through sounds, displays and lighting features that change inside and out at the push of a button.
Core to the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept are three game-changing, patent-pending features that will rewrite the rules of the BEV segment:
R-Wing: A unique aerodynamic pass-through design feature that connects the concept with its iconic Dodge Daytona namesake
Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust: Industry-first BEV exhaust, can reach 126 dB, making it as loud as a Hellcat-powered Dodge
eRupt: Multi-speed transmission with an electro-mechanical shifting experience that’s pure Dodge
“The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept exists because performance made us do it,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand chief executive officer – Stellantis. “Dodge is about muscle, attitude and performance, and the brand carries that chip on its shoulder and into the BEV segment through a concept loaded with patents, innovations, and pertformance features that embody the electrified muscle of tomorrow. The Charger Daytona SRT Concept can do more than run the car show circuit; it can run a blazing quarter-mile. And when it comes to product cycles, it outruns Darwin. Charger Daytona does more than define where Dodge is headed, it will redefine American muscle in the process.
“One day ago, the brand’s first-ever electrified performance vehicle was unveiled, the all-new 2023 Dodge Hornet. Today, we revealed a peek at our eMuscle future with the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept. When we said it was going to be an electric summer for Dodge, we meant it.”
Brotherhood, Meet Banshee
Dodge has built a unique reputation as America’s muscle car brand. In the race to be faster, quicker and more powerful, Dodge is turning the page to a new chapter. The brand’s first-ever electric car isn’t called the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept by coincidence — like the famed Charger Daytona model that was the first vehicle to break 200 mph on a NASCAR track in 1970, the Charger Daytona SRT Concept packs a performance punch.
It does so courtesy of a new propulsion system that joins high-horsepower household names such as HEMI®, Hellcat and Redeye. There’s a new pinnacle of performance in the Brotherhood of Muscle: Banshee.
The 800V Banshee propulsion system powers the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept car and screams performance, making Dodge’s first electric vehicle faster than a Hellcat in all key performance measures. The standard all-wheel-drive system is key to pushing beyond Hellcat performance while also improving all-weather capability.
Unlike typical BEVs, the Dodge brand’s eRupt multi-speed transmission with electro-mechanical shifting delivers distinctive shift points, throwing shoulders into seatbacks in true Dodge style. The Charger Daytona SRT Concept also boasts a PowerShot push-to-pass feature. Activated by the push of a button on the steering wheel, PowerShot delivers an adrenaline jolt of increased horsepower for a quick burst of acceleration.
Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust
While most BEVs embrace their virtually silent electric motors, that just wouldn’t do for Dodge. The Charger Daytona
SRT Concept voices a 126 dB roar that equals the SRT Hellcat, generated through a new, patent-pending Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust system. Yes, Dodge added an exhaust to an electric vehicle.
The industry-first Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust pushes its one-of-a-kind performance sound through an amplifier and tuning chamber located at the rear of the vehicle. The Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust represents the next generation of tactile, bone-shaking, muscle attitude, creating a visceral “Dark Matter” sound profile experience in concert with the eRupt transmission.
Dodge Design, First and Foremost
The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept features inspired design that takes on the challenge of revolutionizing the look of a BEV while offering subtle nods to the brand’s muscle car past.
That design principle begins to unfold up front, where the Charger Daytona SRT Concept’s patent-pending R-Wing redefines the typical Dodge front end, maintaining the characteristically blunt Dodge profile while developing a more aerodynamic vehicle.
The R-Wing, an homage to the original Charger Daytona design and to a key figure behind development of the original vehicle, allows air to flow through the front opening, enhancing downforce. Incorporated into this functional performance hood, the front R-Wing holds true to the brand’s dramatic exterior themes while delivering an aerodynamically improved pass-through design. Carbon-fiber intakes tucked into both sides of the front and rear lower fascias provide an air curtain to assist in aerodynamic performance.
The Charger Daytona SRT Concept combines modern looks with a long, wide and confident road presence. The front grille stands out with cross-car illuminated lighting centered by a white illuminated Fratzog badge, a symbol teased last year by the Dodge brand. The three-pointed Fratzog badge, originally featured on Dodge muscle cars from 1962 through 1976, was previously used without any meaning or context — until now. The return of the Fratzog logo represents the electrified future of Dodge and signifies the brand’s unwavering commitment to its performance heritage, but with new technology capable of pushing limits well beyond the cars of today.
Simple, vertical details on the front grille add texture while calling back to the brand’s heritage, specifically the iconic 1968 Dodge Charger. The concept distills performance to its simplest form, enhanced by a typically playful Dodge exterior color name, Greys of Thunder, that gives a high-gloss graphite feel with deep textures. The concept’s “waterline” tracks around the sides and gives a planted look while emphasizing the upper portion, keeping the visual weight up high. Subtle, muscular shaping of the wheel fenders accent the body styling.
The vehicle avoids excess decoration — headlights almost disappear, hidden underneath the R-Wing and integrated seamlessly into the aerodynamic surface providing just the functional elements needed for forward lighting. Both the front and rear lighting feature a full width design centered by a 3D illuminated Fratzog badge. The exterior lighting elements are truly unique – even in the dark, you’ll know the Charger Daytona SRT Concept’s silhouette. Flush door handles continue the minimalist design. Brushed aluminum “screaming” Banshee fender badges announce the new propulsion system that drives the concept.
Painted-pocket 21-inch wheels with diamond-cut faces continue the aerodynamic efficiencies with a turbine-like design, and a red Fratzog logo embellishes the wheel center locks. Grey six-piston brakes provide the stopping power.
A new hatchback design is highly functional, giving the concept a dual personality: a beast at the track that can still meet every day needs. The design, along with rear seats that fold flat, offer unexpected utility and storage capacity from a muscle car.
The 12.3-inch center screen, the largest featured in a Dodge vehicle, angles nearly ten degrees towards the driver, and the 16-inch instrument cluster is curved, creating a cocooned, driver-focused feel. An 8-by-3-inch Head-up Display (HUD) puts additional vehicle information where the driver needs it. The slim, instrument panel (IP) and midbolster in Ultraviolet color with blue and silver accent stitching feature a “waterline” that extends cross car. The upper IP is a step higher, an elevation change that creates a sculptural surface floating above the cluster. The Ultraviolet color also touches multiple interior surfaces, such as the console, doors and seats, creating a halo that works with the Attitude Adjustment Lighting™ to enhance shadows and highlights.
A parametric texture unites the interior and provides a connection to the exterior by continuing the inspiration of the 1968 Charger grille detail on the inside. The parametric pattern adds fluidity and sculpture, spanning from the IP to door appliques, beneath the console and continuing to the rear armrests and rear console. The dynamic interior texture has a three-dimensional quality that bounces light and is reactive to the environment, with lines that radiate as they move rearward. Ambient Attitude Adjustment Lighting™ illuminates the texture from below, playing with depth and dimension.
Circuit-like graphics originate on the carbon fiber floor and are strategically placed to surround occupants, flowing under the seats, moving to the center console and IP, and coming back to the driver, a subtle detail that acts as a circuit board, connecting one to another. A unique lightning bolt shape on the accelerator pedal hints at the concept’s electrified powertrain, as does the dual Blue Plasma and Silver stitching that surrounds the entire interior. Carbon fiber door sills feature illuminated white Daytona lettering, with lighted Daytona lettering also found at the top right of the mid-bezel.
Doors and center console follow the sculptural design theme, including only the needed elements. A pass-through area under the console creates a much lighter feel, and clever center console touches include a jet-fighter inspired cap that flips up when engaging the start button. The unique pistol-grip shifter is inspired by the past but with a
modern execution, functioning as a mechanical precision piece that delivers an effortless shift experience when squeezing the pistol grip’s trigger.
A new steering wheel design offers a thinner feel, with a flat top and bottom. The center spoke of the steering wheel is not connected to the rim, giving the steering wheel a floating feel. Paddle shifters are mounted on the steering wheel, with the PowerShot button on the right and drive mode controls on the left. Like the doors, the steering wheel features capacitive touch controls. An illuminated red SRT logo lights up the steering wheel center.
Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept seats are lightweight, race-inspired and slim in design, with an insert that features an abstract, perforated pattern of the Fratzog logo. The unique pattern fades out as it travels down the seat and reappears as it flows toward the center of the seatbacks. The upper seatbacks feature openings and seat bolsters that provide an airy, race-oriented feel, while holding occupants.
The panoramic glass roof gives an open-air feel to the Charger Daytona SRT Concept, helping to include rear passengers in the vehicle experience. The parametric interior texture extends to the headliner surrounding and accentuating the glass area. The carbon fiber “tub” floor and hatch are race-inspired lightweight features, and the large cargo area along with fold-flat rear seats provides more storage space than any previous Dodge muscle car.
Immersive, Electrified User Experience
The Charger Daytona SRT Concept’s cockpit immerses the driver’s sensory experience through performance sounds, lighting features and vehicle displays.
A simple one-button press on the steering wheel lets the driver pick from Auto, Sport, Track and Drag modes, instantly changing the driving dynamics, instrument cluster information, HUD content, performance sound and interior lighting features of the vehicle.
For more than 100 years, the Dodge brand has carried on the spirit of brothers John and Horace Dodge. Their influence continues today as Dodge shifts into high gear with muscle cars and SUVs that deliver unrivaled performance in each of the segments where they compete.
Dodge drives forward as a pure performance brand, offering SRT versions of every model across the lineup. For the
2022 model year, Dodge delivers the drag-strip dominating 807-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock, the 797-horsepower Dodge Charger SRT Redeye, the most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world, and the Dodge Durango SRT 392, America’s fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV. Combined, these three muscle cars make Dodge the industry’s most powerful brand, offering more horsepower than any other American brand across its entire lineup.
In 2020, Dodge was named the “#1 Brand in Initial Quality,” making it the first domestic brand ever to rank No. 1 in the J.D. PowerInitial Quality Study (IQS). In 2021, the Dodge brand ranked No. 1 in the J.D. Power APEAL Study(mass market), making it the only domestic brand ever to do so two years in a row.
Dodge is part of the portfolio of brands offered by leading global automaker and mobility provider Stellantis. For more information regarding Stellantis (NYSE: STLA), please visit HERE.
Last night, Grammy Award winning artist and entrepreneur Ciaraand co-founder of Ten To One Caribbean RumMarc Farrell celebrated at the Gathering Spot in Los Angeles, CA. The occasion marked the exciting announcement that Pronghorn has invested in Ten To One Rum marking the first of 57 investments in Black-owned spirit brands that they will make over the next 10 years. Pronghorn’s goal is to cultivate the next generation of Black entrepreneurs, executive leaders, and founders within the spirits industry, and this investment marks the first of 57. Visit HERE to learn more.
Pronghorn founders,Dia Simms (former CEO, Combs Enterprises and founder of Lobos 1707 Tequila with Lebron James), Erin Harris (former Senior Vice President, Combs Enterprises) and Dan Sanborn(President, WheelHouse Labs) joined Ciara and Marc on stage to toast this monumental occasion. Guests includingJason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton),Lolo Spencer (The Sex Lives of College Girls) and more, enjoyed Ten to One specialty cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres and beats by DJ MOS.
Umiltà 36 is the latest addition to the Shedir Collection portfolio of historical hotels built for the modern traveler. Located just a few steps from the world-renowned Trevi Fountain, the hotel embodies the majesty of the Roman architecture via its style, luxury, and refinement. The building has been restored to its original grandeur with a renovation process that lasted over 18 months led by CaberlonCaroppi studio. The architects zeroed in on the original heights of the ceilings and the ample, single spaces that culminate in the Grand Hall — where the lobby is located — and put a spotlight on the original marble staircase that leads into the upper floors.
The property features 47 rooms, a literary cafe housed in the lobby lounge, a rooftop lounge and bar with unobstructed views of the Eternal City, and the on-property Argentinian restaurant, El Porteño. In addition, Umiltà 36 features an ample meeting room, with a maximum capacity of 30 people, and a state-of-the-art gymnasium.
The originality of the style, untouched by the passage of time, draws inspiration from the elegance of the 50’s, seamlessly blending minimalism with warm surfaces and hues, achieving the perfect balance between eccentricity and intimacy.
Claudio Ceccherelli, CEO of Shedir Collection comments, “We’re incredibly excited to announce the recent opening of Umiltà 36 and to enhance our Roman offer for different and unique hospitality experiences. Our new jewel will be rooted in the principles of simplicity, freshness, and cultural refinement, yet creating an evergreen sense of understated luxury.”
Opening rates start from 500 EUROS for a superior room HERE
Design and accommodation
Set in a historical building that underwent significant renovation, the luxury property — located at Via Umiltà 36 — offers its guests a total of 47 accommodations, split into different room categories, suites, and apartments. The interior design celebrates the traditional mid-century architecture, the beguiling ceiling heights, and the warm wooden paneling bringing a royal allure to the decorative style.
The guest journey begins in the Grand Hall leading into the reception and lobby area and, in turn, to the main restaurant. Going up on the gargantuan marble staircase, the curated juxtaposition of the minimalist architecture with the rich, blue liberty wallpapers against the Gio Ponti-inspired furniture offers guests an exclusive multi-sensorial experience. The 29 Rooms and Suites are distributed throughout the first and second floors of the building while the two exclusive suites sit on the top floor, offering a mesmerizing view over Rome.
Furthermore, the property features an additional 18 apartments designed for guests looking for longer and more private stays: the living room spaces open up into a kitchen area, the bathrooms offer rain showers and double sinks, along with an astonishing marble floor.
Umiltà 36 provides the ultimate culinary journey with three different gastronomical experiences:
Dandy Café- inspired by the literati society, the impeccably designed cafe is a convivial space for guests to experience the gourmet lunch and dinner menus with signature cocktails, carefully-blended teas, and fine wines.
El Porteño Gourmet- a bold project signed by the Holding Dorrego Company of Fabio Acampora and Argentinian brothers Alejandro and Sebastian Bernardez, designed for an upscale clientele, the restaurant is ready to conquer an exquisite blend of aromas, flavors, and textures. Regardless of leisure or business purposes, the refined lounge area is the perfect spot for guests to treasure the vibrant atmosphere over lunch or dinner.
Terrace Flores- overlooking the historical city, the Cafeteria, Lounge Bar and Tapas Bar is a stylized study in indoor-outdoor living and the designated spot to watch the sunsets fade away through the ancient buildings, invoking a sense of relaxation high above the busy streets of the city with timeless beauty.
Today, international Jamaican-American artist Tosh Alexanderreleases the tantalizing official music video to her sizzling hit “Cum Yah,” available to watch HERE.
The official music video, directed by Rogen “Ruption” Walker (Aidonia, Konshens, Shenseea,) was shot in Portland, Jamaica, and immediately grabs the attention of all with Tosh’s hard-hitting presence as she pays homage to the 90’s golden era of Dancehall with a splendor aesthetic and enriching allure.
Tosh shares, “It was important for me to highlight the dynamic of the Jamaican culture through our fashion, attitude & art form. From the vibrant colors of the tropical- lux landscape, the fashion which pays homage to Caribbean & Dancehall fashion with subtle nuances of couture, to the grit of our expression throughout the video. I wanted the person watching “Cum Yah” to gain an authentic experience of my culture for those 3 minutes & 7 seconds.”
Since the release of “Cum Yah” earlier this month, the JonFX (Vybz Kartel, Shabba Ranks, XXXTentacion) produced dancehall track has dominated with praise earning placements on coveted playlists across major platforms, including Apple Music’s ‘Breaking Reggae,’ ‘Worldwide Riddim’ and Tidal’s ‘Dancehall Massive.’ The single topped Top 10 via iTunes Reggae charts as Jamaica’s finest such as Usain Bolt, Ky-Mani Marley, Baby Cham, Protoje and more praised the bubbling track via social media. The track cuts a strong dancehall stance that nods to Tosh’s heritage yet adds the unique flare that makes it an unmistakable Tosh Alexander hit.
Tosh, named after her mother’s favorite singer, Peter Tosh, is a Brooklyn native raised in Jamaica. She captures the best of both worlds in her delivery & refuses to be placed in a box. “I grew up in both cultures so my approach to music and expression reflects exactly that,” she states. Serving her classic movie star looks layered with a Bad Gyal demeanor accompanied with smooth unadulterated vocals, Tosh is excited to release her new genre-bending sound authentic to her upbringing & life experiences. Tosh is no stranger to the music scene having received accolades from Rolling Stone, Clash Magazine & more. “Cum Yah” will serve as her highly anticipated return as she re-claims the title as Jamaica’s hottest sensation following a string of successful releases which include “Games” “Can’t Give You a Try” “911” featuring Ky-Mani Marley and more.
The premium all-electric 001 vehicle broke the record for the fastest drift ever achieved by an electric car hitting a maximum speed of 207.996km/h
It then went on to take the title for the fastest electric car slalom at 49.05 seconds
Premium electric mobility brand ZEEKR has announced its luxury all-electric 001 vehicle has broken two Guinness World Records.
Less than a year since the brand started delivering vehicles to customers in China, ZEEKR has made its mark on the global stage by claiming the titles for the fastest drift ever achieved by an electric car and the fastest electric car slalom.
The records have fully verified the three core strengths that underpin the 001, it is “fast, accurate and stable.”
The fastest electric vehicle drift requires the vehicle to achieve greater than 160km/h and the 001 was able to achieve a maximum speed of 207.996km/h. Using the 001’s high-performance twin electric drive system, the front and rear were able to achieve instantaneous torque output up to 7,680Nm and an acceleration time up to 100km/h in only 3.8s.
This power and acceleration, combined with the 001’s high-performance chassis suspension system, maximizes body stability and allows the driver to maintain consistent and precise drifting and the car to truly dance right on the edge of the limit.
ZEEKR’s 001 also went on to set a new benchmark for the fastest ever all-electric car slalom. The vehicle weaved between 50 cones equally spaced and completed the course, without touching or knocking any down, in 49.05 seconds.
001’s intelligent electric four-wheel drive system boosted acceleration off the line and enabled excellent handling of the vehicle on the fast and dynamic course. The quality of power distribution and the balance between the front and rear wheels between the cones allowed for the 001 to glide through the cones with minimal disruption from the chassis or tyres, maintaining excellent and stable braking at the end. The strong grip also allowed the vehicle to have better cornering ability throughout.
World Record Technology for Users
This same driving control technology is in all ZEEKR 001 cars and not only brings users a fun and dynamic driving experience, but it also provides safety through stronger controllability and stability. 001 already meets the five-star safety standards and lays the foundation for solid performance control.
Not only does 001 respond to driver operations in milliseconds, but it also responds to multiple emergency scenarios autonomously. In addition, the newly developed intelligent anti-skid dTCS (distributed traction control system) operates at a processing rate 10 times faster than the mainstream TCS traction control systems. The outstanding stability performance showcased in the slalom record is also met by 001 users on the road in China.
Adhering to the concept of “don’t be a boring electric car” to develop a pure electric high-performance experience, the 001 also has an excellent driving comfort experience under the powerful power and extreme control fun.
Breaking these two world records, ZEEKR has adhered to its own philosophy to not be “a boring electric car”. 001 users can enjoy an excellent driving comfort experience under world record achieving power and finesse. The perfect integration of smart and electric technology in the 001 will bring users more enjoyment in their travel.
The records were broken in August under the supervision of an adjudicator from Guinness World Records at the CATARC proving ground in China.
ZEEKR Business Update
ZEEKR continues to prioritize and fulfill local market customer orders ahead of a planned European roll-out from 2023, where it will ramp up capacity at the ZEEKR Intelligent Factory – one of the world’s most advanced vehicle facilities – to deal with unprecedented demand for the 001.
ROAM Beyond Brews the Perfect Blend of Pints and Outdoor Adventures during Oktoberfest Adventure Camp
Adventure travelers offered summer camp vibes and Oktoberfest festivities at ROAM Beyond’s seasonal experience
ROAM Beyond introduces its first-ever Oktoberfest Adventure Camp (September 27 – October 1), offering adventure travelers an unforgettable seasonal experience. The unique, all-inclusive weekend combines the communal atmosphere, vibes, and new friendships of summer camp with the festivities and autumnal atmosphere of Oktoberfest. that combines the new experiences. Guests are invited to join ROAM Beyond for a week of outdoor adventure, farm-to-table feasts, and new experiences with soon-to-be like-minded friends.
Travelers will enjoy scenic river floats, learning to fly fish, hiking in national forests, paddle boarding or kayaking in Glacier National Park, and reveling in the Oktoberfest celebrations at the Great Northwest Oktoberfest festival in Whitefish. At night, guests can expect the magical, meaningful moments that happen under starry skies, around crackling bonfires, all while enjoying evening beer tastings and too many s’mores.
“ROAM Beyond has created an incredible Oktoberfest experience, one that will perfectly compliment all of the festival activities in and around Whitefish celebrating the season,” said Corey Weathers, CEO and co-founder of ROAM Beyond. “We’ve blended our artisan, sustainable mobile dwellings that elevate the camping experience with opportunities for our guests to enjoy, unplug, and connect with nature.”
Guests can expect farm-to-table feasts, crafted cocktails, local brewery nights, and gourmet burgers. Accommodations include comfortable roaming cabins with down comforters, kitchenettes, and private bathrooms. ROAM Beyond’s Oktoberfest Adventure Camp, which can be booked at HERE, includes:
Elevated Accommodation – Start and end your day in a private roaming cabin at ROAM Beyond Glacier, a classic 20-acre Montana estate with panoramic mountain views that are yours to explore.
Big Adventures – Plan for new adventures suitable for all ages and skill levels, including scenic river floats, fly fishing, paddleboarding, kayaking, guided hiking, or mountain biking
Oktoberfest in Whitefish – Dive into the festivities of the Great Northwest Oktoberfest celebration in Whitefish, featuring German food, music, dancing, food trucks, artists, and—of course—plenty of beer!
Classic Camp Activities – It wouldn’t be camp without communal bonfires, goofy talent shows, and polar plunges. Count on opportunities to let loose and reconnect.
Epic Meals – Farm-to-table feasts, curated cocktails, gourmet burger nights, local brews, and damn good wine. We’ll also ensure you get your day started with tasty breakfast items and packable lunches.
Convenient Transportation – Let us take care of getting you to and from your daily adventures with transportation provided for each off-site activity. Includes roundtrip transfers to Glacier International Airport on Tuesday and Saturday.
4-nights accommodation at ROAM Beyond Glacier in your choice of dinette (sleeps 1-3) or bunk cabin (sleeps 1-4)
All meals – breakfast, lunch, and dinners for the entirety of your stay
Gear, guides, and transportation for whitewater rafting, fly fishing, paddleboarding, mountain biking, and hiking
On-site yoga session
ROAM Beyond provides one-of-a-kind lodging in some of the most remote and stunning locations in the western U.S. Our flagship location is just outside Glacier National Park in Montana.
ROAM Beyond is an elevated camping experience where guests can unplug to recharge. Roaming cabins have similar amenities that guests find at home and are designed with conservation in mind and reducing your footprint. Each cabin features unexpectedly comfortable beds (queen, twin, or bunk beds), linens, towels, hot water, a shower, toilet, a kitchenette with an under-the-counter fridge, a two-burner induction stove, dishes, and essential cookware. Outside, each cabin has a fire pit and outdoor seating creating the perfect space to enjoy a cozy Montana evening by a crackling fire.