Maserati Spyder News
Between 1973 and 1978, Porsche race teams were sponsored by Martini, favorite tipple of fictional British spy James Bond. Now the pairing is set to make a comeback with a special edition of Porsche’s highly-anticipated 2014 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid. Still a year away from launch, the latest 918 Spyder prototype, complete with vintage Martini Racing livery, is undergoing extensive testing at the 12.92-mile Nordschleife of the Nürburgring race course in Germany. Its goal? To set a lap time of less than seven minutes and 22 seconds. Built around a carbon fiber reinforced plastics...
Audi To Sell Electric Urban Concept, Join The Not-Quite-Car Parade?
If one is a fluke and two is coincidence, then three makes a trend for sure. Audi is close to approving plans to build a limited number of the all-electric two-seat Urban Concept vehicle that it launched at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show, according to CAR magazine in England, If built for sale...John Voelcker
Racing Goes Green: ALMS Focused On Reducing Environmental Impact
The American Le Mans Series is taking steps to promote renewable fuels and alternative fuel sources. Series president Scott Atherton is out to prove that racing can produce environmental benefits.Kurt Ernst
Porsche To Offer $3,000 Optional Li-Ion Starter Battery on Select Models, Not For Use in Freezing Temps
Porsche has decided that a battery upgrade is in order for some of its high performance vehicles and this upgrade consists of lithium-ion. The company will begin offering an optional lithium-ion replacement starter battery in a measure to reduce weight over the standard lead acid battery. The...Eric Loveday
Rumormill: Electric R8 Coming to Frankfurt?
Any worthwhile discussion of today's best supercars mentions the Audi R8. It's a car that looks like it was sent to Earth from an alternate, more advanced (but clearly benevolent) dimension. The interior is as luxurious as they come. Not to mention the performance, which rivals that of Ferraris...Robert Scardino
Brusa Sypder: Competition for the Tesla?
Let's say you're interested in the Tesla Roadster but prefer something different, perhaps something European. Until now, there haven't been many options, except perhaps the super-sleek Fisker, which is still a stretch in terms of direct competition. But now there's something new, something...Jennifer Knightstep