In the tiny nation of Monaco, home of the eponymous Formula 1 Grand Prix in the city of Monte Carlo, is a car manufacturer called Monte Carlo Automobile (also known as Montecarlo Automobile; also known as MCA). The marque’s newest vehicle is the Rascasse supercar, an impressively upscale 500-horsepower machine with an overtly nautically themed interior.
What do your local, slick-talking drug dealer and clunkily named German supercar-builder Gumpert have in common? If you answered that both make use of the marketing tag line, “Pure German Speed” you’ve got at least one of the possible correct answers.
A report on Motor Trend’s website detailed the plans for several upcoming Subaru models—including the new WRX, due out sometime in 2014—as well as some interesting new potential technology coming from the Japanese manufacturer.
Fabled British sports car manufacturer Lotus, which is currently owned by the Malaysian conglomerate DRB-Hicom, is rumored to be seeking a buyer to the tune of $785 million, reports MotorAuthority. Lotus was acquired by manufacturing company Proton, which also makes economy cars for the Asian market, and hasn’t actually created a profit for Proton since they purchased Lotus back in 1996.
Saab has pulled back the curtain on its current offering into the world of crossover vehicles with the announcement of the new 9-4X. The mid-sized crossover had faced an uncertain future while General Motors was negotiating the sale of the Swedish brand, but now that Spyker Cars has taken Saab into its stables, we can expect the 9-4X to see the light of day.