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Bentley tees up new golf club collection just in time for spring

Golf fans who also love Bentley may want to invest in a new set of uniquely engineered clubs.

Photo courtesy of Bentley Motors

The newest addition to Bentley's lineup fits in the back seat of the Continental GT. No, it's not that rumored two-seater they keep teasing. It's a set of golf clubs.

The new Tech Collection from Bentley Golf utilizes multi-material technology to maximize performance, not unlike what can be found in Bentley automobiles. The clubs are designed for everyone from a seasoned professional to a beginner.

Bentley Golf club collection The clubs feature a variety of nods to Bentley automobiles.Photo courtesy of Bentley Motors

The irons feature titanium faces and carbon-fiber backs. Both wedge options have CNC-milled face grooves and back cavities, with a rounded sole. The putter combines high-density steel, super-soft aluminium and carbon-fiber detailing that offers support for off-centre strikes.

Designers wanted to balance the appearance of the club with the traditional hallmarks of the Bentley brand and modern materials. Motifs from the new Continental GT appear on the club grips and faces in the form of Bentley's distinctive knurling. Bentley has employed the iconic styling-line of its car haunches in the crown and sole of the wood. Distinctive "B" screens are in place and the wood heads and grip ends feature replicas of the unique wheel centre from the famous Le Mans winer, the EXP Speed 8.

The clubs were revealed for the first time at the PGA Merchandise Show, Orlando in January 2020, and will be available to purchase this spring. To register interest in the clubs, visit www.bentleygolf.com.

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Tesla quietly released the "toy" today.

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Tesla is known for being unpredictable, so today’s news is not totally shocking, despite being extremely cool. The automaker released a new vehicle today, but not for use on the road, and not for use by grownups. The Cyberquad for Kids landed today with a sophisticated feature set and a very adult price tag of $1,900.

The Cyberquad for Kids checks in at 122 pounds and can carry a person that weighs as much as 150 pounds. Two forward speeds include 5 and 10 mph settings, and reverse can reach 5 mph. Depending on the rider’s weight and speed, the Cyberquad for Kids can travel up to 15+ miles on a charge. Tesla says that an empty battery can take up to five hours to fully recharge.

A full steel frame underpins the quad, and though it’s being pitched for kids, the ATV features adjustable suspension, rear disk brakes, LED light bars, and a cushioned seat. The futuristic EV looks almost identical to the larger Cyberquad we saw during the initial Cybertruck demonstration.

A thorough set of assembly and troubleshooting directions are available on Tesla’s site, but despite the Cyberquad for Kids’ complexity, don’t get any ideas about using it on the street. Tesla recommends using it on sidewalks and for stunts, but I think we’re all looking forward to the eventual tidal wave of YouTube videos this thing is going to generate.

Tesla Cyberquad for Kids Kids 8 years and older, and up to 150 pounds can ride. Tesla

If you’re hoping to get a Cyberquad for Kids, you might be out of luck. Though it only launched today, it’s already out of stock. There’s no word on if more will become available. Those that were lucky enough to snag one should start receiving them in early 2022.

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New performance SUV

Hyundai announces pricing for 2022 Kona N

The Kona N is price right at $35,425.

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Hyundai is hard at work developing new electric vehicles, and has released some truly interesting electric concepts in recent months. However, the automaker’s efforts in the electric world haven’t stopped it from rolling out fun-to-drive and affordable performance vehicles under its N brand. Today, Hyundai announced pricing for the latest vehicle in the series. The Kona N will go on sale soon with a reasonable starting price of $35,425, which includes a $1,225 destination charge.

2022 Hyundai Kona N One well-equipped model will be available.Hyundai

The Kona N joins Hyundai’s high-performance stable that also includes the Veloster N and Elantra N, though the latter hasn’t yet hit the streets. The hot crossover gets the same output numbers from its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder as the Elantra N: 276 horsepower and 289 pound-feet of torque. The Veloster gets 275 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. That rowdy four-banger is paired with an eight-speed wet dual-clutch transmission.

Hyundai’s full-on N cars get plenty of other go-fast bits to keep them planted in corners and stable at higher speeds. The Kona N gets an electronic limited-slip differential, an active sport exhaust system, electronically controlled suspension, and 19-inch wheels with Pirelli P-Zero performance tires.

2022 Hyundai Kona N Aggressive wheels and tires help keep the Kona N planted in corners.Hyundai

Hyundai generally knocks it out of the park with value, and the Kona N is no exception. Its modest price tag buys a generous helping of advanced driver aids in addition to its exciting specs. Standard features include forward collision warnings, lane keep assist, lane following assist, driver attention warnings, automatic high beams, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, and a safe exit warning system.

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