Our time spent recently with Volvo’s V60 T6 Polestar got me thinking – is there a better all-round model in Volvo’s range? The T6 Polestar ticks plenty of boxes, but after driving around in a diesel for the past 4-years the T6’s mid-20s fuel consumption came as something of a shock.
Gordon Murray has launched what he claims is the world’s most efficient Electric Car, citing comparison with the MINI-E, Smart EV and Mitsubishi iMiEV. At an event held at the RAC in Pall Mall, London, the former Brabham F1 designer who is better known for his work in creating the McLaren F1 and Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren supercars, introduced his new T27 city-car.
Keep your eyes open during the next few months for signs of Ken Block’s new Gymkhana viral – Gymkhana FOUR is the next chapter in the massively successful web video series that sees Block perform his own brand of autocross through a tight and twisty series of cones and solid objects. Called Gymkhana (jim-kah-nuh), Ken’s hybrid version is performed at speed and with the maximum amount of hoonage.
Geneva has certainly been rocking these last few days, as manufacturers struggle to get their exhibition entries ready for the critical gaze of the public eye. As you would imagine, Geneva is the largest automotive exhibition of the year and it is essential that automotive brands in development, in terms of both image and technology, have something that stands out at the show.
When you think about it, Rolls-Royce is the most natural brand to embrace a fully-electric drivetrain – silence is intrinsic to its cars as is effortless performance from tickover.
To mark its 75th anniversary, Jaguar has unveiled the C-X75 Concept, a sports coupe showcasing a new design direction for the brand, along with an electric/gas turbine power source generating 769 bhp.