The new Regera, from Swedish boutique supercar maker Koenigsegg, is an exercise in excess, with a mid-mounted twin-turbo 5-litre V8 engine and a trio of electric motors that together produce a completely outrageous 1,479 horsepower and 1,465 pound-feet of torque — all of which is delivered to the tarmac through the rear wheels. The Regera — of which only 80 will emerge from carmaker's small factory in Ängelholm, Sweden — is a hybrid hypercar in the idiom of the McLaren P1, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Ferrari LaFerrari, but trumps all of them in power, performance and panache.
Volvo Car Group has agreed a $300 million alliance with Uber to develop self-driving cars, the latest move by traditional vehicle manufacturers to team up with Silicon Valley firms long seen as disruptive threats to their industry.
This week, Mercedes-Maybach revealed, in shadowy profile, its forthcoming concept coupé, set to be unveiled on 21 August at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California. And though the single mysterious photograph you see above speaks volumes about the car's raison d'être, the German ultra-luxe carmaker shared with this image no mechanical details, no performance figures, no purple prose about the depths of its opulence or the meticulousness of its Old Worlde craftsmanship. That will come, no doubt. But for now, nothing. Not even a name.
Cars that run on sun and not petrol still seem fantastical, even in 2016: They're expensive and slow to make, and seem stuck in university science experiment limbo. But a new remake of designer Henrik Fisker's ill-fated 2011 petrol-electric sedan — this time, with a solar-powered roof — could be the boost that daylight-slurping vehicles need.