Last Week's Car News in Pictures
23 November 2020 to 28 November 2020
Lamborghini has owned Ducati since July 2012 and has debuted the Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini, which, according to Lamborghini, "transfers the core concepts of the Sián FKP 37 to the motorcycle world, redesigning the components that most characterize the Diavel". The bike only makes 159bhp, but the low 244kg weight means a sub-ten-second quarter-mile time. Just 630 will be produced.
McLaren's upcoming hybrid will be called the McLaren Artura.
Dennis Retera has set the world record for the longest drift in an EV while piloting a Porsche Taycan. He traveled 42.171 kilometers (26 miles) around the 200-meter drift circle (210 laps) in 55 minutes, depleting the battery completely. His average speed was just under 29 MPH (45 KPH).
The Bugatti Chiron Sport Les Légendes du Ciel (Legends of Heaven) celebrates the daredevil pilots Albert Divo, Robert Benoist, and Bartolomeo ‘Meo’ Costantini, who raced in Bugattis before World War II. Just 20 will be built, each for €2,880,000 ($3,424,233/£2,563,230).
In 2030, most new Cadillacs will be fully electric, which is a drastic change considering that Cadillac has no EVs in it's current lineup. Recognizing this, General Motors is offering to buy out dealers that don't want to invest in the product plan. Buyouts will range from $300,000-$500,000 (£225,000-375,000/€250,000-420,000). According to Cadillac Vice President Mahmoud Samara, "We wanted to move fast and make sure dealers are ready for the acceleration. This is purely an option for those dealers who feel the EV journey is not suitable for them."
The US-market Volkswagen Passat will be discontinued by 2023 so that the factory can be used to make the ID.4.
The EPA has reported a heavy-duty pickup diesel emissions fraud in the US. A large number of pickup owners have taken their trucks to professional garages that defeated the emissions control systems. 28 of these garages have been uncovered; Punch It Performance and Tuning has been fined $850,000 (£640,000/€710,000).