Do you think the 335 horsepower, 456 HPBMW X5 are all underpowered? No, of course you don’t, but that hasn’t stopped the Bavarian Crossover Brand from debuting a new BMW X5 M, along with its strangely-shaped sibling the X6 M, with a ridiculous 617 horsepower twin-turbo V8. “BMW Is Somehow Doing Two More 500 Horsepower SUVs,” my coworker Justin Westbrook wrote last year when he first learned about the 523 horsepower 2020 BMW X5 M50i and BMW X7 M50i. You see, things have gotten out of hand with high-horsepower Spartanburg-built crossovers, and I mean that literally. “We’ve reached a point where you are unable to count the number of 500 HP BMW SUVs on one average, five-finger human hand,” Justin wrote about those two models, the X3 M Competition, the X4 M Competition, and the outgoing X5 M and X6 M. Advertisement The outgoing X5 M and X6 M, if you were curious, made 567 HP BMW mentions that the full torque range of the new X5 M and X6 M is … [Read more...] about The 2020 BMW X5 M And X6 M Are Here To Meet The Staggering Demand For 617 HP Crossovers
So you want to build the Enterprise. Don't we all! Well good news: according to some quick, messy, napkin math, it's possible. Kind of. The bad news? It's going to be stupid expensive. But not unfathomably so! Start scrounging up your space-pennies. One little constraint Since we can't predict the future, or even come close to gauging the cost of development for revolutionary new inventions or substances like warp and impulse drives, shields, and teleporters, we're going to stick to what we know. It might not make us a real Enterprise, but it's about as close as you're going to get. Advertisement So where do we start? First we have to pick our Enterprise. Obviously, with Star Trek: Into Darkness coming out, we're going to go with the one from that universe, from a size perspective anyway. According to some stats we got back when the original Star Trek reboot came out a few years ago, we know the new Enterprise—or as the Star Trek wiki calls it: USS Enterprise (Alternate … [Read more...] about How Much Would It Cost to Build the Starship Enterprise?