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Quality

This Year’s Best Interiors: Quality at Any Price

WardsAuto’s annual list had plenty of variety

Design

2003 Ferrari Enzo Nets Online Auction Record of $2.6 Million

Extravagant impulse buying with the click of a mouse

Batteries

German Startup Targets Electric Hypercar

Can EV racer live up to its hype?

Propulsion

Save the Environment, Drive a Jeep?

Making a case for adding green credentials to off-road performance

Hybrid

Lotus Aims to Revamp EV Ownership Models

Partnership with British utility promises new charging infrastructure and smart grid tech

Hybrid

VW Aero Car from the 1980s

Yes, it is highly aerodynamic. And for a car with 177 hp, fast. But not exactly the stuff of daily driving.

Materials & Lightweighting

13 Suppliers Take Home PACE Innovation Awards

Lightweighting applications to advanced communications and improved visibility

Batteries

SGL to Supply BMW Hybrid with Carbon Fiber Battery Case

Supplier touts lightweighting and other benefits

Composites

Lexus GS Brings on the Black. Gloss Black

Limited-edition sport sedan coming this summer to a dealer near you. And there will be just 200 built.

Design

Productive Social Distancing: Configuring a Supercar

The Evija is Lotus’ first all-new model in more than a decade. The new EV is said to be the most dynamically accomplished road car in the history of Lotus.

Sales

EVs and COVID-19: Low Energy Sales

2020 will not be a good year for global EV sales, research firm predicts

Batteries

McLaren Eyes Synthetic Fuels

Can the carbon-neutral technology eventually become a viable alternative to electric vehicles?

Design

Cars Without Coffee: Bennion Designs Corvettes. And Drives Them, Too.

Eighth in a series. Why wouldn’t he have a 660-hp Corvette in his garage?

Infrastructure

Toyota is Building a Car-Free City

Woven City is a new approach to urban living—and urban transport.

Materials & Lightweighting

Inside Story on Seats: New Designs, New Tech

Here’s a look at some of the latest in seating developments for the industry

Propulsion

Will Mahle’s F1 Engine Tech Make It To Mass Production?

Jet-ignition system promises 10%-25% improved fuel efficiency and even greater emissions benefits.

Composites

Lambo Making Masks

Even super sports car manufacturers are in the fight against COVID-19

Design

2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium

The 4Runner is built to take it—with it being something substantially more demanding than a Costco run—though it can do that, too

Composites

Gumpert Readies Methanol Fuel Cell-Powered Supercar

The $455,000 Nathalie has a 500-mile range and can rocket from zero to 62 mph in 2.5 seconds

Finishing

Pininfarina's $2.9 Million Masterpiece

Only five of the special-edition models will be produced. The hand-crafted painting process alone takes weeks to complete. 

Design

Alfa Brings Back an Up-to-Date GTA

The company is celebrating its 110th anniversary this year, and a smokin’ fast tribute car is part of the celebration

Composites

Porsche Offers Special Manufacture Mods for the Taycan

Of course you need to get that Taycan modified by the people in Zuffenhausen

Business

Hamlin Repeats as Daytona 500 Champ for Toyota

Newman in serious condition after crash on final lap

Propulsion

NYC Fleet to Go All-Electric by 2040

More than 30,000 on- and off-road vehicles impacted