Seventy years after its founding and five years after it was saved from insolvency, niche British sports car marque Bristol is back with a new model, the deliciously-retro Bullet speedster. The car weighs just 2,500 pounds thanks to a mix of aluminum and carbon fiber and is powered by a 370-horsepower V-8 sourced from BMW.
Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] recently announced plans for an electric truck but Mercedes-Benz has beaten it to the punch, unveiling this week not one but two trucks powered solely by batteries and electric motors. One is this concept and the other is already participating in trials. We hear a production version of the concept could be on the market by the end of the decade.
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster spy shots – Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
Another Mercedes making headlines this week is the upcoming convertible version of GT sports car from Mercedes-AMG. The first prototypes have been spotted ahead of the debut in early 2017.
If you happen to be in the market for a brand new Chevrolet Corvette, we’ve put together a comparison guide pitting the Grand Sport against the Z06.
Proposed design for Bugatti Chiron by Sasha Selipanov – Image via CNET
This week we also saw one of the alternative designs for Bugatti’s Chiron hypercar for the first time. It was the winning design of an internal contest held at the Volkswagen Group during the early days of development for the Chiron. You can see that a number of elements actually made it onto the production car.
Tesla this week opened its battery plant known as the Gigafactory, less than two years after the start of construction. The plant is only 14 percent complete but it’s already churning out batteries for the automaker’s Model S and Model X. Soon it will also produce batteries for the Model 3.
One very cool electric car recently started production. We’re talking about the EV3, the battery-powered version of Morgan’s famous 3 Wheeler. In it, a 62-horsepower electric motor pairs with a set of lithium-ion batteries to give the electron swilling EV3 a reported range of 150 miles.
You can’t buy Audi’s A4 Avant wagon in the United States but you can get the related A4 Allroad. It’s for buyers seeking the ruggedness of an SUV but with dynamics and fuel economy comparable to a regular car. Unfortunately it’s a little pricey at $ 44,950, including destination.