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Electromods are increasing in popularity and they’ve been embraced by everyone from Aston Martin to Jaguar.

However, they aren’t for the faint of heart as many projects involve scouring junkyards for batteries and electric motors, and then piecemealing everything together.

That’s obviously less than ideal, so Zero Labs has come up with the “world’s first complete electric platform developed specifically for transforming the most beloved classic gasoline and diesel vehicles into clean energy heroes.”

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At its heart is a skateboard-like chassis that can be modified to fit a number of classic off-roaders including the Ford Bronco, International Scouts, Toyota FJs and a variety of Land Rovers such as the Series II and III. The company also said the platform will support the Ford F-100 and F-150 as well as other vehicles in the future.

Full details will be announced at a later date, but the platform has a floor-mounted lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 85 or 100 kWh. The base battery provides a range in excess of 200 miles (321 km), while the 100 kWh battery increases that to more than 235 miles (378 km).

The platform features an independent suspension, a regenerative braking system, and a rear-mounted electric motor that develops 296 hp (200 kW / 300 PS) and 243 lb-ft (330 Nm) of torque. Customers can also opt for a dual motor powertrain that gives vehicles all-wheel drive as well as 592 hp (441 kW / 600 PS). Speaking of options, buyers can order an air suspension and Brembo brakes.

While classic bodies simply sit atop the new architecture, there will be some minor modifications inside the cabin. In particular, vehicles will be equipped with a digital instrument cluster that is a faithful recreation of the original gauges.

Production is slated to begin next year and each Classic Electric Platform will include “full labor for disassembly, prep, conversion and testing.” The big unknown remains pricing, but none of this sounds cheap.

 

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Whenever Aston Martin and Zagato team up, it’s virtually a guarantee that the resulting vehicle will be absolutely gorgeous and the Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake is one of the most beautiful they have ever created.

Unveiled a few years ago and joined by the Vanquish Zagato Coupe, Volante, and Speedster models, the Shooting Brake was capped at just 99 units worldwide and Doug DeMuro recently had the opportunity to check it out in the flesh.

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It’s impossible to talk about the Zagato Shooting Brake without mentioning its unique exterior. In creating the car, Zagato made modifications to the front of the fascia, including the fitment of a new grille and bespoke LED daytime running lights. Then there’s the elongated roof that is made from carbon fiber and includes a V-shaped glass panel that can be tinted at the touch of a button. The rear of the car is also particularly stunning thanks to the unique LED taillights.

Another interesting aspect of the Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake is the fact that unlike the regular Vanquish Coupe, this variant doesn’t actually have rear seats and instead, features a distinctive cargo area that includes a large piece of carbon fiber that you can load things onto. There are also cargo tiedowns and an umbrella in the cargo area.

In terms of power, the car features a naturally-aspirated 5.9-liter V12 engine, the same engine as the Vanquish S and the three other Zagato variations.

 

Three years ago, two 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vehicles were crash tested by the NHTSA and their seatbelts on the driver’s side ruptured.

The German automaker could not identify the final root cause of the issue that would seriously increase the risk of injury or death during an accident, and believes that the ruptures could have been due to an “outside influence”.

The automaker still does not know what led to this problem, as they’re still investigating it, but “out of an abundance of caution” they have decided to conduct a recall that involves all Tiguan LWB SUVs from the same lot as the two examples tested. This includes 10,835 units from the 2018 model year built from July 8 to October 27, 2017.

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Subsequent to being notified early next year, owners will be advised to schedule an appointment with an authorized dealer. Technicians will then inspect the two front seatbelt assemblies and replace them with new ones from a different production lot than the recalled parts.

The recall is expected to begin on January 19, 2021. All repairs will be made free of charge and Volkswagen will not offer a reimbursement plan.

Until they hear from the automaker, concerned owners with questions on the topic can reach out to VW at 1-800-893-5298 using the 69BH recall number. They can also get in contact with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236. The NHTSA campaign number for this recall is 20V-724.

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2018 VW Tiguan R-Line pictured