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Ford has filed a new trademark application for the Thunderbird name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, according to documents spotted by Muscle Cars & Trucks. But that doesn’t mean a new Ford Thunderbird is on the way. The application was filed on January 13, and specifies that Ford is applying to use
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If you’re steeped in 1990s nostalgia, but think a Ferrari or Lamborghini is too common, this 1993 Cizeta V16T is for you. Scheduled to cross the block January 22 at an RM Sotheby’s auction, it’s one of just nine built. Cizeta was the brainchild of former Lamborghini test driver and engineer Claudio Zampolli. After leaving
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Since the original version launched, fans have been clamoring for a more powerful version of the Subaru BRZ, i.e. one fitted with a turbocharger, a la the WRX. But Engineering Explained host Jason Fenske is glad the redesigned 2022 Subaru BRZ doesn’t have a turbocharger. Here’s why. The second-generation BRZ gets a 2.4-liter flat-4 engine,
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General Motors announced Tuesday the new commercial products division BrightDrop, which will offer everything from whole vehicles to fleet and delivery software management systems. The first vehicle from BrightDrop is an electric delivery van based on GM’s Ultium modular platform for electric vehicles. Called the BrightDrop EV600, the van starts deliveries late this year and
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The Formula E World Championship has already seen some past and present Formula One teams compete, and soon it could see another in the form of McLaren. The sport’s organizers announced Monday that McLaren has signed an agreement granting it the option to enter the sport from the 2022/2023 season, when teams are due to
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“Knight Rider” star David Hasselhoff is auctioning off his automotive co-star from the cult-classic 1980s television show. LiveAuctioneers is running an auction of The Hoff’s personal memorabilia collection—including his KITT Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. The auction ends January 23. The car is located in the United Kingdom and Hasselhoff will personally deliver it to its
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Saudi Arabia isn’t exactly known for car manufacturing but that may change in the future if a new report proves accurate. Citing people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reported Thursday that American electric-vehicle startup Lucid Motors is in talks with Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund about establishing a plant in the country. Lucid has a
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The merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and France’s PSA Group to form Stellantis has been approved by the automakers’ shareholders, the Associated Press reported Monday. Stellantis will be the world’s fourth largest automaker, behind the Volkswagen Group, Toyota, and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, according to the report. The combined automakers sold 7.9 million units globally
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It’s hard to imagine a modern supercar competing in the Paris-Dakar Rally, but that’s exactly what the Porsche 959 did back in the 1980s. This video from Porsche’s “Top Five” YouTube series explains how the 959 morphed from supercar to rally car. The all-wheel-drive 959 was designed with an eye toward Group B rallying, but
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Looks like Santa Claus is getting a new sleigh. According to Bentley, Santa has worked with the company’s Mulliner personalization division to order a one-off Christmas-themed Flying Spur dubbed “Reindeer Eight.” Bentley revealed the customized Flying Spur V8 last Friday, complete with a 3D-printed reindeer hood ornament in place of the traditional “Flying B.” The
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