The French make an electric sports car, Honda tries its hand at cars that aren’t boring, Lamborghini’s new CEO used to work at Ferrari and more.
On the Radar
Reads and New Gear
French carmaker Citroën unveiled the DS E-Tense electric car concept, a sportscar with 402 horsepower, a carbon fiber chassis and a host of lithium ion batteries for power. Citroën says it can do a 0-60 mph sprint in 4.5 seconds and has an electric range of around 200 miles. It will officially premier at Geneva as will another French sports car concept.
Hope for Honda
Remember when Honda made interesting cars? Takahiro Hachigo remembers. As part of his role as the company’s new CEO, Hachigo is aiming to reduce the role sales and marketing teams have in product development in a bid to increase cars that aren’t, in his words, “watered down” and “uninspiring.”
That Was Close
Denny Hamlin won his first Daytona 500 in the closest finish in the race’s history. He edged out second-place finisher Martin Truex Jr. by six inches and a one hundredth of a second.
Rossi Switches Series
Reflecting on Cadillac
The National Highway Traffic Safety Association has approved the rearview mirror in the Cadillac CT6 which functions by using a rear-facing camera in addition to a traditional mirror. As such, it’s a safe bet that the tech will show up on more GM vehicles in the future.
Lamborghini: Under New Management
Stefano Domenicali has been chosen to replace Lamborghini’s long-time CEO Stephan Winkelmann. Domenicali has been working for Lambo’s parent company, Audi, since 2014, but — perhaps more notably — ran Ferrari’s F1 team prior to his work at the German company.
Reviews and Buying Guides
Advice from the Crew
6 Affordable Classics You Could Drive Every Day
Find modern cars a bit boring? A classic is a surefire way to bring character to your commute. Read the Story
What to Buy, Now
1973 Volvo P1800ES
One of our choices for the best affordable classic cars you can buy, the Volvo P1800ES is as reliable as it is good looking. This one in particular is in good, original shape with only the necessary parts replaced to keep it running strong.
Stories from Around the Web
Top Gear (the magazine) got a chance to drive the super-limited, 820 horsepower Aston Martin Vulcan. According to them, “every lap feels naughty. Illicit. Mischievious. Great. Can’t say fairer than that really. Pure magic.” We take it the Aston was good, then.
Jason Harper from Road & Track got to drive a vintage Bronco racecar off-road and informs us it’s as much fun as we think it is.
What We’re Testing Now
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