The Sport trim is aimed at buyers who put a bigger emphasis on performance than on luxury when it comes to design.
Alpine has started building the A110, its first car since the mid-1990s, in its historic Dieppe, France, factory. The company invested over 35 million euros (about $41 million) into the facility to build the Porsche Cayman-fighting coupe.
McLaren sold the final Senna build slot for $2.67 million. The proceeds from sale will be donated to charity. To put that figure into perspective, the other 499 examples of the sold-out supercar retailed for about $1 million each.
Toyota and Panasonic are considering creating a joint-venture to produce prismatic batteries. They also want to collaborate on solid-state batteries, according to Autocar.
British insurance provider Direct Line is offering Tesla owners a five-percent discount when they use the brand's AutoPilot system. The company told Reuters it's encouraging use of the system while aiding research, so it presumably examines driving data.
Audi has released a Sport appearance package for the brand-new A8. It adds more muscular-looking bumpers on both ends, specific alloy wheels, and side skirts. It's an indication of which direction the company will take the next S8 in.
Top Gear recently staged an unlikely drag race: an Audi SQ7 against a Porsche Panamera. Both cars use an evolution of the same basic 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbocharged diesel, but the SQ7 benefits from an electric compressor that virtually eliminates turbo lag. It's also a lot heavier; who wins? http://bit.ly/2AE0lnb
The Fiat Punto received a zero-star rating in the Euro NCAP's crash test. "The aging supermini is outclassed by every car tested in recent history and becomes Euro NCAP's first car ever to be awarded zero stars," the NCAP wrote in a statement.