The 2020 Volvo V90 T6 AWD R-Design Reminds You Why Station Wagons Rule

LOS ANGELES-The station wagon is a complete outlier in today’s automotive space, which may help to explain why driving one feels like a unique experience at every chance behind the wheel. Indeed, a Volvo V90 station wagon humming along on American roads is an unusual sight among the boring mob of SUVs and crossovers. In Los Angeles, where unruly drivers run amok, you can easily forget about the calmness found on the backroads located within just a couple of miles outside of the mayhem. In a crowded room full of regulars, the V90 encourages you to run for the hills, where you can retreat to nature for a dose of tranquility, making the 2020 Volvo V90 T6 R Design a car that deserves more credit than it usually receives.

2020 Volvo V90 T6 AWD R-Design: The Charming Blue Wagon

“That is a wild color,”

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VW Group May Sell Bugatti to Croatian Electric Hypercar Company

Reports from several sources out of Europe point to a Bugatti sale to Croatian automaker Rimac in the near future. The details are yet to be confirmed by the relevant parties, but the rumors are compelling. And the big takeaway here is that the future seems to be electric.

Reuters is reporting the basics of the rumor in question: Rimac, the eponymous company from founder Mate Rimac, wants to acquire Bugatti from the Volkswagen Group. Over the years, Volkswagen has acquired many companies and folded each into the group umbrella—consider Lamborghini and Ducati, for example. Bugatti seems to be a crown jewel, but perhaps it’s not so core to the Group’s business than its superlative status would indicate.

Porsche and Rimac envision a development partnership, with Rimac taking more of a role as a supplier of components and expertise to the broader industry—and Porsche in particular.

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Automobile’s 24 Hours of Le Mans Frequently Asked Questions

ATTENTION LE MANS FANS! MotorTrend is the EXCLUSIVE SPOT IN THE U.S. where viewers will be able to see all of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to be some sort of Le Mans super fan to enjoy this famed 24-hour endurance race. If you enjoy racing, strategy, cars, or are just looking for something to have something exciting and interesting on in the background while you go about your day(and night, then day again), then the 24 Hours of Le Mans has something to offer you. 

That said, you may find yourself so caught up in the action that you need to know more about the race and its history. Good news! We’ve got you covered by answering the questions you have. 

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Touring Superleggera Creates the Aero 3 Coachbuilt Supercar

Before you consider the new Touring Superleggera Aero 3, think of Carrozzaria Touring Superleggera itself, the Milanese coachbuilder and design house that thrived in the 1930s-1960s. You’re instantly prone to visions of the gorgeous, streamlined, almost fragile-looking automotive creations that emerged from its doors. Those cars often did so with Touring’s signature Superleggera or “super lightweight” construction methods, which stretch nearly paper-thin alloy panels over featherweight tubular structural frames. The first car to feature this Superleggera styling was a special 1937 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B earmarked for the famous Mille Miglia 1000-mile openroad race occurring in the same year. It’s fitting, then, that Touring’s new Aero 3 pays a homage of sorts to the classic Alfa that helped elevate the small business into a globally recognized design house.

Touring Superleggera unveiled its Aero 3 this week at the Salon Privé Concours d’ Elegance

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A Terrible Car That Shouldn’t Have Been Terrible

The Chevrolet Vega is remembered as one of General Motors’ worst cars, a troublesome rust-bucket prone to gas tank fires and melting engines. It’s easy to assume that the Vega was a sign of GM’s hubris, cobbled together on the cheap like the AMC Gremlin for a public that would stop buying imported subcompacts as soon as there were viable American alternatives. In fact, the opposite was true. The Vega was designed and built with new processes and procedures that should have made it the most advanced small car on the market.

So how did it all go wrong? How did the Vega end up being so terrible?

The Sleeping Giant Awakens

On October 3rd, 1968, at the opening of the new General Motors Building in Manhattan, chairman Jim Roche broke with GM tradition: He talked about future product. In two years, he said, GM would introduce a revolutionary small

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