Mercedes to introduce electric hatchback concept?
The star of the Mercedes-Benz stand at this fall's Frankfurt Auto Show will be an all-electric hatchback concept, according to Green Car Reports. Like many of its rivals, the Stuttgart-based company is planning on launching a full lineup of battery-powered models in the coming years.
Hyundai wants to sell 3,600 FCVs
Hyundai believes it can sell 3,600 examples of its next hydrogen-powered car, according to Business Korea. That ambitious figure represents a 15-percent increase over the Tucson FCEV.
Ricciardo wins Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Red Bull Racing pilot Daniel Ricciardo took first place in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix by steering clear of the Vettel-Hamilton rivalry. "After all the chaos and the red flag I felt that a podium was in reach, but then once Lewis had to pit and Seb had the penalty I knew the win was possible," he said. Second place went to Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas, while third went to Williams' Lance Stroll.
Porsche cracking down on speculators
Porsche has re-affirmed its commitment to cracking down on speculators who see the brand's cars as an investment. "[Customers] drive the car and if they want to sell the car after five or 10 years, good on them. But to turn them around quickly while the paint's still wet on the car, that's not how we go about our thinking and why we build our cars," said Paul Ellis, the spokesperson for Porsche's Australian division.
Robby Gordon banned from competing in Australia
American pilot Robby Gordon has been banned from ever competing in Australia again. Local authorities say he performed burnouts on a public road in one of his race trucks after the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. He was also fined $3,100 after the incident. http://bit.ly/2tc4oTv
Chevrolet recalls SS over rusty power steering part
Chevrolet is recalling about 6,200 examples of the SS over a power steering issue. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explains the connector between the power steering modular and the torque converter is prone to rust, which could cause the system to fail.
Takata files for banktupcty
Takata's U.S. division has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a Delaware court, according to Reuters. Its Japanese parent company is expected to file for bankruptcy protection in Japan later today. Its liabilities could reach $50 billion in the U.S. alone.
Aston Martin Valkyrie getting 1,130 horsepower?
Aston Martin's upcoming Valkyrie will offer 1,130 horsepower, according to Road & Track. It will weigh 1,030 kilos (2,270 pounds), meaning it will boast a 1.1:1 power-to-weight ratio.