The Ferrari FXX-K has been treated to a comprehensive package of upgrades for more speed, more grip and even less weight. With an aerodynamics package inspired by the full spectrum of motorsport categories, and no road rules or FIA regulations to hold it back, the FXX-K Evo will be available only to the most valued of Ferrari customers.
Alpine A110 Cup revealed, one make series headed for Europe
Alpine has unveiled a racetrack-ready version of its upcoming sports car. The A110 Cup is a stripped, caged version of the as-yet unreleased A110, set to take part in a one-make race series on the racetracks of Europe.
Changes on the Cup start with its turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which makes 201kW of power, compared to the regular road car’s 185kW. The racer will weigh just 1050kg, too, which should make for punchy performance.
Just when you thought the Abarth 595 couldn't look any more Italian, Bulgarian tuner Vilner has decked the little hatchback out in the classic Italian red, white and green.
Modifications to the Abarth include a red, white and green stripe runing over the left side of the car, starting at the bonnet, stopping briefly for the sunroof, and then finishing at the rear, where the spoiler is covered in a red and white chequered flag theme.
Electric cars may well be capable of driving in relative silence — save tyre noise — but that doesn’t mean regulators are going to let them.
As a result, car-makers moving into the EV space must give them artificial ‘notes’ to warn pedestrians — potentially busy on their smartphones.
That’s why Nissan, one of the world’s biggest EV producers, made a point of discussing a sound at today’s Tokyo motor show, before revealing the IMx concept car we were really there to see.