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2021 Tesla Model S Plaid returns to 'Ring in potential record attempt

Prototypes for the Tesla Model S Plaid were a regular sight at the Nürburgring during the development phase back in 2019, and now the electric super hatch has made a return in what could be preparation for a potential record attempt. The Model S Plaid started deliveries to customers in early June and it's possible the version currently...

Bentley Bentayga will soon be available with 22-inch carbon-fiber wheels

Carbon fiber wheels are normally seen on hardcore track cars such as the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, but soon you'll be able to get them on a Bentley Bentayga. These lighter wheels will be available to order later in 2021, Bentley confirmed Monday in a press release. The 22-inch wheels reduce unsprung mass by 13.2 pounds per wheel, compared to the...

Porsche imagines an interior for self-driving cars

Porsche on Monday unveiled a previously-hidden concept for the interior of a self-driving car. That futuristic interior is housed not in one of the automaker's sports cars, but in a minivan. Called the Porsche Renndienst Study, this is one of several concept cars the automaker has kept secret from the public until now, as documented in the...

Final Bugatti Divo, new Lamborghini V-12 supercar, enhanced Super Cruise: Car News Headlines

Bugatti has now built and delivered all 40 examples of the Chiron-based Divo hypercar. The final example is finished in blue and sports a set of contrasting gold wheels, and it's destined for a customer in Europe. Lamborghini just unveiled the Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae as its final road car powered by nothing but a naturally aspirated V-12, but...

SsangYong reveals pair of SUVs as US investors eye stake in struggling brand

It was only last December that Korean SUV brand SsangYong underwent a restructuring after failing to pay back creditors. Fast forward to today and the company is teasing a pair of rugged SUVs as its parent company Mahindra and Mahindra seeks a buyer for a majority stake. The SUVs include the Jeep Wrangler-esque X200 and battery-electric J100. Both...

Israeli startup with modular EV platform goes public via SPAC deal, expands to US

The wave of electric-vehicle startups going public via so-called reverse mergers shows no signs of slowing, with Israel's REE Automotive the latest to join the party. A reverse merger is where a private company goes public by being taken over by a company that's already publicly listed, thus avoiding the complexity of having to launch an initial...

Super Cruise gets lane change, trailering functions as self-driving system added to more vehicles

If driving hands-free is the future, then General Motors is currently leading the way when it comes to production vehicles, and is now adding even more functionality to its system. GM last week announced that its Super Cruise driver-assist system—a Level 2 autonomous system based on the SAE scale of self-driving capability—has been...

Lamborghini V-12 supercar with Sian supercapacitor tech coming in 2021

Lamborghini in July unveiled the Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae as the swan song for both its Aventador and all road-going models powered by nothing but a naturally aspirated V-12. However, the automaker has a second V-12 model to launch in 2021 before a successor to the Aventador packing a newly developed V-12 and plug-in hybrid technology arrives in...

Stellantis establishes design consultancy business

Stellantis is leveraging the design talents of its various brands to provide outside companies with a range of new design services. The services will be offered via the new Stellantis Design Studio, and will naturally also be available to Stellantis' own brands—something that will make more sense as the automaker consolidates the various...

The final Bugatti Divo has been built and delivered

Bugatti on Thursday confirmed that the last of 40 Divo hypercars has been built and delivered. Built for a customer in Europe, the final Divo is finished in EB 110 LM Blue with Dark Blue carbon and matte gold metallic wheels. The interior has a similar combination of French Racing Blue and Deep Blue upholstery, with matte gray carbon trim. Named...

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