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Inside Lane – Automotive News2019-12-09T11:52:57-06:00

CADILLAC CT4’S ENGINE CREATED A “TORQUE MONSTER”

Offering segment-leading torque was not an accident. For the 2020 Cadillac CT4 engineering team, it was a priority. There are numerous factors that contribute to the CT4’s outstanding performance, including its rear-wheel-drive-based architecture, transmission and near-perfect weight distribution. However, the main contributor to the car that the Cadillac engineering team refers to as a “torque monster” is its unique engine.

THE BENTLEY MULSANNE – THE END OF AN ERA

After more than a decade in production, the final example of the Mulsanne has been completed, signifying the end of an illustrious and extraordinary lifespan. Over 7,300 examples - all handcrafted at Bentley’s home in Crewe, Cheshire - have embodied Bentley’s ability to produce the ultimate luxury sedan.

MASERATI AND THE ITALIAN TRICOLOR, APPLIED BY HAND. A PROJECT FOR RENEWAL.

The Maserati Levante Trofeo and GTS, equipped with the powerful V8 engine, are the stars of the renewal project, and are now displaying a very special livery dedicated to Italy. A tricolor band of green, white and red stripes, applied by the skilled operatives of the Modena Plant’s Paint Shop, run over the hood and on the roof of the car, underlining its Made in Italy excellence.

KARMA SC2 NAMED “BEST OF THE BEST 2020: CONCEPT CAR”

Karma Automotive today announced that the Karma SC2 was named Robb Report’s Best of the Best 2020: Category Winner Concept Car for its harmonious blend of world-class luxury design and engineering. Representing the pinnacle of today’s advancements in mobility and tomorrow’s motoring experience, the all-electric SC2 is a signpost to Karma’s future design language and technology offerings.

JAGUAR CLASSIC REINTRODUCES 3.8-LITER XK ENGINE BLOCK

Jaguar Classic has reintroduced the 3.8-liter XK engine block, as fitted to many coveted Jaguar sedans and sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s, including the legendary E-type. Unavailable new for more than 50 years, these are the only brand-new XK engine blocks available.

HPD GT3 ACADEMY DRIVERS MASTER ROAD ATLANTA

A quartet of promising racers became the first graduates of the Honda Performance Development GT3 Driver Academy earlier this week, as HPD’s program to assist young drivers accelerate their careers held its inaugural session at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.