EDITOR IN CHIEF “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein
I am not ready to let go of the past. At least when it comes to using fossil fuels to power the vehi- cles that I love, it’s asking a lot of me to move on. You see, I grew up in the first heyday of perfor- mance automobiles, that mad race for perfor- mance and style in the 60’s and 70’s. Names like Plymouth Barracuda, Ford Shelby Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac GTO were iconic, not to mention all that was happening in Europe with Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, BMW and Aston Martin among others. And I have continued to bask in the glow of burning petroleum to what many experts now consider the true golden era of automobile technology; the performance and supercars of today. So it’s hard for me to change. But the reality is, change is coming. Automakers are currently working overtime to try and convince the world that electricity is the way of the future. We are told it’s clean, has little impact on the environment and should be acces- sible to everyone on their own terms and time- frame. No more going to the pump, just plug-in at home and wake up in the morning ready to go. And for those of us who love performance, well it’s hard to argue with the sub two and three second 0-100 km/h times of today’s electric supercars like the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. But the reality of the current 21st Century power grid is that producing electricity isn’t as clean as they would have us believe. Plus, North America is still a long way from being able to provide the power needed to charge all of the vehicles enter- ing the market, while at the same time keep the lights of our cities burning bright.
So what is the answer?
Though I am far from being an expert on this subject, it seems to me, and to many who know much more about this than I do, the future will be a combination of numerous power options. Cleaner petroleum based fuel, electricity, hydro- gen, and additional ways to keep us mobile that haven’t even be discovered yet, are all part of a better time to come. And that’s a very good thing, because it allows us to enjoy performance in all of its forms, while learning to embrace change at a pace that makes sense for the world. In this issue of Vicarious, we delve into the juxta- position powering today’s vehicles and embrace all with the passion they deserve. West Coast Editor Dan Heyman takes us to Whistler, BC on Highway 99 in the Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD, a true homage to the glory of rear- wheel drive supercars. Matt Bubbers counters with his interview of Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann on the electric future of the Italian automaker at a drive event for the new Huracán Tecnica in Valencia, Spain. If ever a supercar automaker exemplified change, Lamborghini is it. Of course, we have all of the typical storylines including our Featured Car, Truck and Motorcycle, the latest sports cars from Porsche and Ferrari, a new BMW EV scooter, incredible Discovered stories, the newest gear and a very special inter- view with Canadian Motorsports racing driver Robert Wickens. As always, this issue of Vicarious is a page turner and we look forward to sharing it with you. Enjoy!
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