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Karma’s new GS-6 hybrid is a cheaper version of its luxury sports car

Electric vehicle startup Karma Automotive has fully revealed its newest hybrid car, the GS-6. While it shares the same design as the company’s ultra-luxury sedan, the Revero GT, Karma is pricing the GS-6 at nearly half the price — $83,900 — in a bid to reach a much wider set of customers.

Karma says it’s able to do that because it plans to make more cars at its California production plant, is making them more efficiently, and has streamlined its supply chain, according director of public relations Jeff Holland. “It helps that our parent company also owns our battery supplier A123 Systems, but over the past few years we have also seen a substantial reduction in the cost of lithium ion batteries and other EV-related components including other items such as motors and generators,” Holland told The Verge in an email.

If the new car is successful, Karma could

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Ford hints at a high-performance version of its 7.3-liter Godzilla crate engine

Much of the automotive industry is focusing on downsizing its engines for better fuel economy and packaging. However, Ford is flying in the face of that idea with the 7.3-liter truck engine that it’s fitted to the current Super Duty trucks.

The engine — nicknamed Godzilla — is also available from Ford Performance as a crate engine. This is exciting for performance enthusiasts for several reasons, but the Godzilla is still a standard truck engine at the end of the day. Ford’s working on something that could change that, and it’s called Megazilla, according to a video published by Performance Racing Industry in November.

Ford isn’t giving up any details on the Megazilla project, but based on what we know about the standard version, we can guess

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