If you’re looking to purchase a sporty electric-car and live in the state Colorado, you’re in luck. With a special state tax credit, those looking to purchase a 2009 Tesla Roadster will receive a $42,083 tax credit bringing the base price of $109,900 to $67,800.
Maserati welcomed the brand new 2010 GranCabrio – which in the United States is called GranTurismo Convertible – to a packed room at its Corporate Showroom on Park Avenue, New York. The premiere took place after a week on display in famed Grand Central Station in New York City.
Mainstream automakers have long said that the cause for delays in getting electric-vehicles to the market in large numbers has to due with getting large volumes of reliable and affordable batteries. According to a battery producers that spoke at “The Business of Plugging In” conference, all that is about to change.
Last week Bob Lutz told us that only one customer returned a car during GM’s 60-day money-back guarantee program. The return was more of an exchange where one man returned a Chevrolet Corvette with a manual transmission for one with an automatic transmission.
Veritas, which employs 15 workers, announced today that its new RS III has gone into series production. Veritas will produce a limited number of 30 units, five of which have already been sold. The company said that eight more are reserved and over 100 people have shown interest in purchasing the supercar.
As a tribute to the outgoing Ferrari 430 Scuderia, Novitec Rosso has unveiled its new Edizione 747.
As the name suggests, the V8 engine has been upgraded with a bi-compressor to produce a total of 747-hp with a maximum torque of 544 lb-ft. 0-62 mph comes in just 3.4 seconds while 0-124 mph takes 9.4 seconds. To speed comes in at 218 mph. Novitec also threw in a new intercooling system that features its own dedicated water circuit and is given a maximum boost pressure figure of 0.53 bar.
Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot about a future BMW supercar known as the ‘Z10.’ The car has been confirmed for production by many BMW executives, most importantly by the automaker’s head of design, Adrian van Hooydonk.
It is reported that the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept, which debuted at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, is virtually a study of a production Z10.
Gymkhana phenomenon Ken Block, is reportedly lining up a World Rally Championship drive for next season. Block, who currently drives for Subaru USA in Rally America, is reportedly going to race a 2009-spec Ford Focus WRC.
According to Autosport, Block’s managers have brokered a deal for him and former Subaru WRC driver Chris Atkinson (as Block’s team-mate), in a Monster Energy Drink-sponsored Ford Focus WRCs for half of the events in 2010, followed by a full season in 2011.
Porsche has released its first 2010 Porsche Panamera TV commercial.
The Stuttgart automaker says that the new Panamera is “ 60 years of uncompromising beliefs” – so watch as Porsche family gathers to welcome its newest four-door sibling.
Congress has passed a bill that will make fuel-efficient three-wheeled vehicles eligible for federal funding and is headed to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature. The funding will be available to automakers and their suppliers.
The bill, which will open Department of Energy funding to companies like Aptera Motors, was passed by the Senate yesterday as a part of the energy appropriations bill after being approved by the House, report Automotive News.