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Bugatti Chiron Profilée - Photo credit: RM Sotheby'sBugatti’s one-off Chiron Profilée went under the hammer at an auction in Paris this week and ended up selling for double its pre-auction estimate. The final price paid, including the buyer’s premium, was over $10 million, making it the most expensive new car ever to be sold at auction. McLaren’s successor to the 720S is set for a reveal…

2024 Volvo EX90Volvo is committed to having a fully electric lineup by 2030, and that means the automaker will have some busy years ahead. It already offers two EVs in the form of the compact XC40 and C40 Recharge duo, and last November it unveiled the EX90 mid-size SUV as an electric alternative to the XC90. Reuters reported on Thursday that we’ll see at least…

Diagram of car fitted with gas thrusters in Ferrari patentShortly after Tesla revealed its second-generation Roadster in 2017, CEO Elon Musk teased that the car could be fitted with rocket thrusters to enhance performance. While there’s no indication Tesla is actually working on such a system, The Drive recently learned that Ferrari has designed a system using thrusters to enhance performance of a road…

2019 McLaren 720S SpiderThe McLaren 720S bowed out of production at the end of 2022 but a successor is coming. McLaren’s president of the Americas region, Nicolas Brown, recently hinted that the successor will be a heavy update of the 720S and is already booked out through much of 2024. Automotive News (subscription required) has followed up with a report published on…

2024 Porsche Taycan facelift spy shots - Photo credit: BaldaufThe Porsche Taycan is about to come in for an update, as evidenced by camouflaged prototypes spotted in the wild. The fully electric Taycan first arrived as a sedan for the 2020 model year and spawned the Cross Turismo soft-roader and Sport Turismo wagon body styles for 2021 and 2022, respectively. The complete updated range should arrive for the…

Bugatti Chiron Profilée - Photo credit: RM Sotheby'sA true one-off Bugatti has set a record for the highest price paid for a new car at auction. The car is the Bugatti Chiron Profilée that the French performance marque revealed last month. It went under the hammer on Wednesday at an RM Sotheby’s auction in Paris, where it sold for 9,792,500 euros (approximately $10.77 million)…

Nissan Max-Out conceptNissan throughout the month of February will host an event at its headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, showcasing its future endeavors, particularly in the area of sustainable mobility. Called Nissan Futures, the event will also see the display of a concept car that Nissan first presented in virtual form in 2021. The concept is the Max-Out, a roadster…

Patent image of a BMW grille incorporating headlightsBMW has filed a patent application for grilles that include headlights and other lighting elements, Auto Express reported on Monday, citing information found in patent documents. Documents filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization show designs that could incorporate headlights, as well as sensors for driver-assist features, into…

Teaser for Bizzarrini GiottoAudi’s Q8 is about to come in for a round of updates, as evidenced by a camouflaged prototype spotted in the wild. The changes should help align the gas-powered Q8 with the E-Tron electric SUV, which has been rebranded the Q8 E-Tron following its own update. Revived Italian sports car marque Bizzarrini is working on a new V-12 supercar. It’s…

Lotus EletreLotus Technology, a division of Lotus responsible for EV development, is about to go public via a SPAC deal. Also referred to as reverse mergers, a SPAC deal is where a private company goes public by being taken over by a company that’s already listed, typically one set up solely for this purpose, known in investor circles as a special purpose…

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