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Bill and Ted took an excellent adventure in a 2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo

The actors experienced a day behind the wheel of the Porsche Taycan.

Photo courtesy of Porsche AG

One of the most important rules of any road trip: "Be excellent to each other". Friends, co-stars, and Porsche enthusiasts Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter recently took a road trip across Southern California in the 2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo, and it was all caught on film and from the look of things, they had a most triumphant time.

The eight-minute film captures the journey from start to finish starting in Santa Barbara and ending up in L.A. Race car and stunt driver Tanner Foust makes an appearance daring the duo to experience Launch Control and shows off a Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Hint: When the Tanner Foust shows up asking you to try out Launch Control, your answer should always be, "Yes, Sir, Dude!...Yes, Sir, Sir, Dude!"

Reeves leaves Winter in the dust as they take off from where they tested Launch Control in Hidden Valley, California.Photo courtesy of Porsche AG

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Porsche Factory Race Driver, Patrick Long invites the two to try a two-mile hill climb up the Pacific Coast Highway following a 918 Spyder supercar.

Then, they head to the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles where they hit the track to try to outdo the Taycan's drift record. If you think Reeves has mastered control of his hands with his training in jiu jitsu, wushi, boxing, krav maga, judo, and karate, wait until you see them attempting to fling a 670-Taycan around. The result? "That was non-non-non-non-heinous!"

Along the way, Reeves and Winter reveal tidbits about their automotive past. Reeves once owned a 1996 Porsche 911 that was given the nickname "The Sled". Winter's first Porsche drive experience was in a Targa model.

Watch "Going the Distance":

The latest installment of the "Bill & Ted" series, "Bill & Ted Face the Music", is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.

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New electric SUV

Honda teases its first EV

The Prologue will go on sale as a 2024 model.

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Honda is nearing the unveiling of its first electric vehicle, the Prologue, and today the automaker gave us our first glimps of the new vehicle. It's just a sketch, but Honda did share some production details and information on its product roadmap.

Honda DealerHonda plans to sell half a million EVs by the end of the decade. Honda

Honda says the Prologue will be an adventure-ready SUV "capable of satisfying everyday driving and weekend getaways with a strong hint of the well-received Honda e in the front fascia." The SUV was developed in Honda's Design Studio in Los Angeles, and was designed with an eye on Honda's global EV models. Honda said it focused on aerodynamics and fine-tuning the body to reducelines and improve range.

The Japanese automaker developed the Prologue alongside GM, but it has other EVs coming to market by 2026. By 2030, Honda says it will release 30 new EVs globally with a production volume of two million units. The co-developed vehicle is the first, but the rest will be built on Honda e:Architecture. In 2027, the automaker will begin building and selling a line of affordable EVs using the architecture developed with General Motors. Honda says it plans to sell half a million EVs in North America by the end of hte decade.

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The Sport Classic comes to the U.S. for the first time next year.

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Porsche's bringing the 911 Sport Classic back to market, and it's headed to the United States for the first time. The car features distinctive styling, a rowdy twin-turbo flat-six engine, and plenty of go-fast gear from the 911 Turbo S upon which it is based. The car is scheduled for limited release late in 2022 as a 2023 model year.

2021 Porsche 911 Sport ClassicThe Sport Classic comes exclusively with a manual transmission and RWD.Porsche

The Sport Classic gets the Turbo S powertrain, which means a 3.7-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six engine producing 543 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. It's paired exclusively with a seven-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. Porsche says the combo makes the car the most powerful 911 with a manual gearbox currently on sale. The Sport Classic also gets a laundry list of parts from the Turbo S, including Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes, rear-axle steering, a sport exhaust, and an active sport suspension system.

2021 Porsche 911 Sport ClassicThe car comes with an interior not seen since the Porsche 918 Spyder.Porsche

The car' comes with Sport Grey Metallic paint with grey accent stripes, a carbon fiber reinforced plastic hood, and unique graphics on both sides. It rides on 20-inch wheels up front and 21-inch wheels in back, which are designed as reinterpretations of the old-school Fuchs design. In back, the Sport Classic gets unique bodywork that sets it apart from the 911 Turbo, such as deleted air intakes and a large ducktail spoiler. Inside, the 911 gets open-pore wood trim and semi-aniline leather upholstery in cognac and black. Porsche says the Sport Classic is the first car to get that type of leather since the iconic 918 Spyder.

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