Daily Archives: March 9, 2018

2019 Hyundai Genesis G70 to offer manual transmission option

Genesis, Hyundai's standalone luxury brand, will offer a manual transmission on its upcoming 2019 G70 compact sport sedan, a representative for the automaker said Friday. The row-your-own option places the G70 in the segment that has become increasingly devoid of three-pedal options. Genesis spokesman Kevin Smith told The Car Connection that a 6-speed...

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Porsche says 911 plug-in hybrid could make 700 horsepower

Porsche has tiptoed around a 911 plug-in hybrid for years, but the next-generation car will eventually add the option. The plug-in hybrid won't be just for efficiency and emissions, though, and the brand said it could help the car make 700 horsepower. The ballpark power figure comes from Porsche CEO Oliver Blume, who told Autocar on Tuesday that the 911...

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Aston Martin mid-engine supercar to be hybrid, developed with Red Bull Racing

Aston Martin is poised to launch a mid-engine hybrid supercar fit to battle the Ferrari 488, and Red Bull Racing, its Formula One partner, is on board for development. The company's CEO told Motoring in a report published Friday that the mid-engine supercar will house plenty of Valkyrie influence, but the car won't be nearly as extreme. He confirmed 130...

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McLaren F1 successor to be company’s fastest road car to date

McLaren has confirmed its F1 successor, codenamed BP23, will indeed be its fastest road car ever. Translation: it will be faster than the original F1, which set a world record with its 243 mph top speed. The company's CEO, Mike Flewitt, confirmed the accolade at the Geneva motor show on Friday and explicitly said the BP23 "hyper GT" will exceed the 243-mph...

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New Stratos debuts at 2018 Geneva auto show

First unveiled in 2010, and in stunning Alitalia livery no less, the New Stratos brought one of the most iconic rally car designs into the modern era. The project was the dream of Michael Stoschek, a German billionaire with a love of rally cars of the original Statos' era. He commissioned Pininfarina to build it, which the Italian design house did using the...

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AMG boss thinks Project One will break all-time Nürburgring record of 6:11.13

The upcoming Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar is without question going to be fast: it's a street-legal car with a Formula 1 race car's powertrain. Now it seems the Project One might set a new bar for defining fast: destroying the all-time Nürburgring lap record. AMG boss Tobias Moers told Autocar that "it's reasonable to speculate" the brand's new...

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China’s LVCHI unveils 1,000-horsepower Venere electric sedan in Geneva

A new Chinese company has come out with ambitious plans to launch a family of electric cars, but unlike others this one has teamed up with an established design firm to work on its products. The company is called LVCHI, and on Tuesday it unveiled the Venere concept at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. The concept is an electric sedan with 1,000...

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