Mercedes-Benz EQS may form basis of first electric Maybach

Considering the direction the industry is headed, it’s inevitable Maybach, Mercedes-Benz’s ultra-luxury sub-brand, will eventually launch an electric car. Maybach has even hinted at what one of its EVs could be like, with its Maybach 6 coupe and convertible concepts.

It might not be long before we see an electric Maybach, given the latest comments from Daimler CEO Ola Kaellenius. In an interview with Bloomberg published Wednesday, Kaellenius said the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQS electric sedan could feature a Maybach range-topper.

“There’s room to do more with the Maybach brand name,” he said. “The electric platform offers some opportunities.”

Ola Kaellenius with the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS concept

The EQS, due on the market in 2021, will be the first Mercedes based on a dedicated EV platform. It will feature batteries sourced from CATL, including one big enough to deliver a range approaching 400 miles. There might even be a

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Australia’s Home-Grown American Muscle Cars

Muscle cars are seen as an American phenomenon, but for a time in the 1960s and ’70s, our fellow former colonists in Australia caught the muscle car bug as well. Popularity of the Australian Touring Car Championship racing series, as well as draconian right-hand-drive laws, led the American Big Three to develop a series of muscle cars designed exclusively for the Australian market—a rush that was nearly cut off at the knees after the “Supercar Scare” of 1972. Here’s how Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler responded to the Australian need for speed.

Ford Falcon GT: Australia’s First Muscle Car

The Falcon made its start in Oz much as it did here: As a humble, fuel-efficient compact. For ’67, Ford introduced the new XR-series Falcon lineup with a performance version called the Falcon GT. It was powered by a 225-horsepower,  289-cubic-inch (4.7-liter) V-8 borrowed from the Mustang and augmented with

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