This Week in Motoring: February 29, 2016

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.

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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

Mon Dieu!

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.

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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.”

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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.

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Rossi Switches Series

Alexander Rossi, the American driver who debuted in Formula 1 just last year will be turning his attention to IndyCar, driving for Andretti Autosport for the 2016 season.

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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.

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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.

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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

The Find

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.

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Noteworthy Reads

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.

Looking Ahead

What We’re Testing Now

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