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March 8, 2020


The Koenigsegg Gemera is a 1,700bhp four-seat ‘Mega GT’

This is the new Koenigsegg Gemera, and it is a family car. Indeed, we know this because it has four seats, hot and cold cupholders, front and rear seat infotainment, wireless phone charging and the ability to store four adults’ carry-on luggage. Also, this is the new Koenigsegg Gemera, and it is absolutely mind-blowingly nuts. It has 1,700bhp, 3,498Nm of...

The Fiat 500 Is Now an All-Electric City Car

Big news from Fiat: It's just introduced the third generation of its 500 hatchback, complete with new looks, a bigger footprint, and electric power only. Unfortunately, it hasn't yet been confirmed for the U.S. market. Gone are the combustion engines from the old 500, replaced by a new floor-mounted 42 kWh battery pack that Fiat says can achieve 199 miles...

Morgan Reveals New Plus Four Based On Lighter Aluminum Chassis

It was only in January we reported that Morgan was ending production of its entry-level Plus 4 after a 70-year run. Well, the historic sports car marque from Malvern, United Kingdom, has already come out with a successor based on a new platform. To mark the shift to the new platform, Morgan refers to the new model as the Plus...

The Gumpert Nathalie First Edition Is a Production-Ready Methanol Fuel Cell Vehicle

Automakers the world over are searching for the VHS equivalent, i.e., industry standard, for tomorrow’s powertrains and are experimenting with different solutions to see what sticks. You’ve probably heard about battery-electric vehicles, and you might be familiar with hydrogen fuel cells. But ex-Audi engineer and Gumpert Apollo supercar designer Roland Gumpert is pushing for a methanol solution to the fuel...

Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut could reach at least 330mph

Perhaps the biggest ever Geneva Motor Show for Koenigsegg was dominated by both the debut of the Gemera, and the fact that its presentation had to be online, due to the show being cancelled over coronavirus fears. While we touched upon the record-seeking Jesko Absolut hypercar in our cover-all piece, speculation is starting to build around what exactly Koenigsegg’s definitive...

Not Fitbit: Start and drive your Chery with new Smartwatch key

Do you remember when keyless entry started becoming the height of car security? Fast forward to present day, we have key fobs that provide the same feature, plus the ability to start the car without having to turn a key via push-button start. Chery seems to think that car key technology needs to take a modern turn yet again. While...

Porsche Explains Why The New 992 Turbo S Has So Much More Power Than 991

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S uses a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine churning out 641 hp and 590 lb-ft (830 Nm) of torque and speaking with Road & Track, Porsche 911 chief engineer Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser revealed just why the car has so much power. Peak figures for the 991-generation Turbo S sat at 580 hp and 516 lb-ft (700...

Bisimoto Unveils All-Electric Porsche 935 Supercar

Porsche took the world by storm with the 935 racecar during the 1970s. And in 2019, the company brought a limited run of 935-inspired track monsters to the market, with little details like a wooden shift knob that hearkened back to the original. But the new 935 is based on a 991-generation 911 GT2 RS, so there's no doubting that...

Electric Ford Transit will be a quiet, clean package-delivery machine

Package delivery is about to get a lot greener. An electric version of the Ford Transit cargo van will launch in the United States and Canada for the 2022 model year. Details on the electric Transit will be revealed at a later date, but Ford noted that the North American version will be built in the U.S. Note that Ford...

The New Batmobile Looks Ready to Fight Crime in a Neo-Noir Gotham City

The Batman director Matt Reeves just revealed the new Batmobile on Twitter, and it's a definite departure from past movie cars. The movie press had earlier heard rumors that the new Batmobile would be more of a muscle car than the military-inspired Tumbler that appeared in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight film trilogy. That is exactly what we have here, although...

Volvo Makes a Stack of Trucks for Wild Commercial

The Swedes have a weird sense of humor. And we dig it. Volvo Trucks, in particular, has shown a knack for unconventional marketing and making ridiculous TV commercials. Its greatest hits include the one where '80s action star Jean-Claude Van Damme does an epic split between two moving Volvo trucks while Enya's "Only Time" plays in the background, and who...

Aston Martin and Mercedes to Part Ways Over the Death of AMG’s V-8

For those of you living under a rock for the last decade, Aston Martin has long borrowed Mercedes-AMG’s V-8 for its sports cars. That very engine powers the Vantage, DB11, and even the new DBX, but that’s also a big problem because Mercedes-AMG is working on slowly phasing out its V-8 engine. That leaves Aston Martin to either suck it...

Fiat Centoventi: 'electric Panda' confirmed for production

Fiat has confirmed that its Centoventi concept, a reimagined all-electric Fiat Panda supermini for the 21st century, is going into production. The car was originally shown at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The new car will sit alongside the recently released electric-only Fiat 500 in a revised line-up of the Italian manufacturer’s smallest cars. Speaking to our sister title Auto...

Supercar Capsules Are Life-Size Display Cases For Your Exotics

Putting something in a glass display case is an idea that isn't foreign to collectors. Many people do this to preserve the value of the items, which makes it a very common sight in museums and galleries. Diecast collectors who wish to preserve their precious toys seem to favor display cases as well, and they're rightfully so. But what if...

Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne – 2020 supercar with 1920s heritage

Hispano Suiza’s heyday was already over before the golden age of motoring began in the 1930s. The name made a brief reappearance in the early 2000s, but it took until last year’s Geneva motor show for an all-new production model to appear. That car, the Hispano Suiza Carmen, was described as a “hyperlux” grand tourer, using a carbonfibre structure and...

Audi E-tron GT set for 2020 LA debut

The long-awaited Audi E-tron GT will make its public debut at this year's LA motor show, According to Audi design boss Marc Lichte. Although Lichte did not explicitly name the upcoming car, his promise at the 2019 LA show that “in one more year here we will present our coupé” was almost certainly a reference to the production model of...

Bentley Continental GT Convertible Honors Horse Racing, and There’s Only One

It’s been just a few days since Bentley and its coach-building division Mulliner unveiled the stunning Bacalar, and we are faced yet again with another build from Crewe. For all intents and purposes, this new one, called Continental GT Equestrian Edition, is even more exclusive than the Bacalar. The car that was supposed to be unveiled at the 2020 Geneva...

Aston Martin's new V12 Speedster is a fighter jet on wheels

Aston Martin is following in the trend of boutique manufacturers building super-high-end speedster supercars with the introduction of its own V12-powered open-cockpit monster. The vehicle was meant to debut at the Geneva auto show, but because of that event’s cancellation, it was instead revealed at the brand’s headquarters. Simply dubbed the “V12 Speedster,” the windshield-less design is sure to make...

Hyundai Is Cooking Up A 200bhp i20 N To Take On The Fiesta ST

We’ve heard rumours about a Hyundai i20 N for ages, although there’s not been much to whet our appetite recently. But this week, a now-deleted video shown by Hyundai Austria has revealed darkened image of an i20 that looks very promising indeed. It seems like Hyundai really is set to go toe-to-toe with the Fiesta ST, even if the GR...

Electric cars may not get cuter than the Microlino 2.0

The Iso Isetta is one of numerous cult classic cars the 20th century bestowed on us. Quickly, it earned the nickname "bubble car" due to, well, the fact it kind of looks like a bubble. Now, it's poised for a return, thanks to Switzerland's Micro Mobility. The company previously revealed its intentions to create a new, electric version of the...

Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Omologato preparing for debut

Lamborghini's Squadra Corse motorsports division will soon be showing two takes on two of Lamborghini's marquee products. At the deep end, we have the Aventador-based, 830-horsepower track car recently flogged on a dyno. At the other deep end we have this, which Motor1 caught wind of: Instagram user "allanlambo" uploaded pics of a camouflaged Huracán said to be called the...


When we opened up MC&T last year, one of our stories that set the internet ablaze was the audacious report that the seventh-generation Chevrolet Camaro as we knew it was shelved. The Camaro will not transition onto the GM A2 platform that underpins the Cadillac CT4 and CT5, and the product timeline for the iconic American muscle car will, once...

Renault Twingo Z.E. is a Smart EV with a French Accent

It's amazing sometimes how two cars with shared underpinnings can have such radically different executions. Unlike its Smart Forfour platform-mate, the Renault Twingo Z.E. doesn't look like a robotic boxfish. Nor was it conspicuously canceled recently in a major market. It's instead a charming, newly-electrified variant of a typically French minicar. And while it'll never be sold here in a...

New 533bhp Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA launched to celebrate 110 years of the brand

Alfa Romeo has revealed a new hardcore, track-honed version of the Giulia, which heralds the re-introduction of the GTA badge into the Italian firm’s line-up and is a car created to celebrate Alfa’s 110th anniversary. The Giulia GTA is a new flagship model based on the Giulia Quadrifoglio. It boasts more power, sheds weight and introduces eye-catching new aerodynamic components...

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