Last Week's Car News in Pictures
10 May 2021 to 15 May 2021
After becoming defunct in 1953, Delage was refounded in 2019 and has released their first car, the road-legal D12. At the center of the vehicle sits a 7.9-liter naturally-aspirated V12 generating 990 horsepower. Road-oriented GT versions accompany the engine with a 110-horsepower electric motor; track-oriented Club versions use a smaller, 20-horsepower motor to save weight. The Club weighs almost 200 pounds less than the GT, which weighs 3,064 pounds (91, 1,390 kg). The D12 GT sprints from 0 to 62 MPH in 2.6 seconds and the D12 Club takes 2.9 seconds, but both have a 224-MPH top speed (360 KPH). Delage speculates that the GT will take about 6 minutes and 45 seconds to lap the Nürburgring, whilst the Club will take less than 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Access to the center-mounted tandem seats is enabled by a jet-like canopy. Delage plans to produce 30 D12s, with the first being auctioned off. The others will cost approximately $2,500,000 (£1,770,175/€2,060,413).
The Volkswagen Tiguan has been refreshed for the 2022 model year. In addition to updated styling, it receives LED headlights and taillights, two new exterior colors (Kings Red Metallic and Onyx White), and a new interior color called Noisette. Capacitive-touch buttons are standard on SE trim levels and up, and a steering wheel with such buttons is optional. The SEL trim level has been dropped, leaving the S, SE, SE R-Line Black, and SEL R-Line. The sole powertrain choice remains a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. 2022 Tiguans will arrive at dealers in autumn 2021. Pricing has not been announced.
When the Volkswagen ID.4 first arrived in Britain, it was only available in First Edition form, but now it is available in eight configurations. The two trim levels are City and Style, and the powertrain options are Pure and Pure Performance. Both versions are powered by a single electric motor, have a top speed of 99 MPH (159 KPH), have a 52kWh battery, and have 213 miles (343 km) of range. Pure models have an output of 146 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque and take 10.9 seconds to get from 0 to 60 MPH; Performance models make 168 horsepower and 229 pound-feet and take 9 seconds to get from 0 to 60. Pricing starts at £32,150 ($45,332/€37,330).
German microcar company Messerschmitt has also been refounded. The 220kg (485-pound) KR-202 is powered by a rear-mounted single-cylinder 125cc petrol engine that develops 7.3 horsepower and is connected to a CVT. The 195kg (430-pound) KR-E5000 is powered by a 6.7-horsepower electric motor drawing power from a 1.4kWh battery. Both can travel 100 miles (161 km) fully fueled, and both top out at 56 MPH (90 KPH). Despite the vintage appearance, Messerschmitt has equipped hydraulic disc brakes and adjustable suspension to ensure its modernity. Pricing starts at €10,950 ($13,288/£9,412) for the KR-202 and €12,950 ($15,716/£11,131) for the KR-E5000.
The Alpine A110 Legende GT 2021 combines the comfier feel of the A110 GT with the engine from the A110S, which is a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder producing 288 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. It weighs 1,134 kg (2,500 pounds), allowing for a 0-60 MPH time of 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 155 MPH. The only color combinations available are a matte Mercury Silver exterior and a black Sabelt seats, and Abyss Blue with brown Sabelts. 300 will be built, all going for £61,655 ($86,909/€71,581).
Ford has confirmed the power and torque outputs of the upcoming Bronco's engines. The 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces 300 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque, and the 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 produces 330 horsepower and 415 pound-feet. Ford's original estimates were 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet for the four-cylinder and 310 horsepower and 400 pound-feet for the V6.
For 2022, Bentley has added more features to the Flying Spur: traffic sign recognition, hands-free trunk opening, a top-view camera, automatic dimming mirrors, a new air ionizer, a new exterior paint color called Cambrian Gray (pictured), and reduced NVH. Pricing has not been announced.
Renault Sport has changed its name to Alpine Cars. The staff of the company will remain the same and no models will be discontinued. However, Alpine Cars has not stated how the names of existing performance Renault models will change.
The Europe-exclusive Genesis G70 Shooting Brake has been revealed.
The new Honda Civic starts at $22,695 (£16,099/€18,698).