This Week in Motoring: January 11, 2016

Chevy builds a Tesla, Michael Schumacher Jr.


US marshals raid a booth at CES, Michael Schumacher Jr. makes headlines, a mirrorless BMW and more.

On the Radar

The Latest in Motoring News

All According to Plan

Tesla’s main objective with its all-electric vehicles was to get the masses and the big automakers to rethink their automotive habits. With Chevy’s announcement of the Bolt, their first all-electric car, and all the other major manufactures diving into the EV segment, Tesla couldn’t be happier about the competition.

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More Than Meets the Eye

At first glance the Faraday Future FFZero1 might seem like a 1,000 horsepower EV concept pipe dream. But certain clues suggest we might be looking at Apple’s electric car, hiding in plain sight.

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The Second Coming

After winning the German Formula 4 Best Rookie award in 2015, Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher, is now linked to a seat at a team with close ties to Ferrari.

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A Closer Look

As evidenced by all the the glorified photos and performance stats posted all over the internet, the hype behind the new BMW M2 is intense. But before anyone gets to destroy the tires, Evo got to take a look to see the what the car is really made of.

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Feds Raid Booth At CES

The phrase “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” can only go so far. Though the company Onewheel wasn’t presenting at CES, employees in attendance took notice of a Chinese company displaying a product that was a blatant ripoff of Onewheel’s patented one-wheel skateboard. US Marshals served a court order, confiscating the products and taking down the stand of the offending company.

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A Mirrorless BMW

With the advancements in optics, cameras and displays, it was only a matter of time before car manufacturers started to use them for more than just backup cameras. BMW presented a mirrorless i8 at CES, using HD cameras and displays instead of rearview and side mirrors. The only catch is the NHTSA requires all cars to have rearview mirrors by law.

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Reviews and Buying Guides

Advice from the Crew

The $350,000 Icon Defender 4×4 Needs No Justification

Aftermarket SUVs tend to err on the side of overdone and overzealous. But Icon gets it right. Read the Review

The Find

What to Buy, Now

Custom 1971 BMW R75/5


Now that winter finally decided to show up, life on two wheels may be on hiatus for a few months. But now is actually the best time of the year to get the best deals on motorcycles, like this spectacular custom ’71 Beamer cafe racer.

Buy Now: $7,900

Noteworthy Reads

Motoring Stories from Around the Web

The automatic transmission may be the mortal enemy of manual, but the CVT might prove the same for the automatic. But, you know what they say — “the enemy of my enemy…”

Crossing Africa isn’t an easy feat in any circumstance. Duncan Quinn goes and drives across it an old Landy and a three-piece suit.

Looking Ahead

What We’re Driving Now

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