This week's gossip from the automotive industry has news of Koenigsegg's plans for a four-wheel-drive EV, manual Ferraris, Mazda's dream for the MX-5, Kia's ambitions and the Renault-Nissan Alliance's aims for Russia.
Koenigsegg's four-wheel-drive EV
Koenigsegg has long-term plans to make a four-wheel-drive EV. Responding to a fan asking why the brand hasn’t made a four-wheel drive car, Koenigsegg replied: “Mechanical 4WD doesn’t make sense for us. Electric 4WD is more likely but not for some time.”
Manual Ferraris are officially dead
There'll never be another manual Ferrari, even though rival Porsche is reintroducing manual transmissions on high-end 911s. Sources say the last Ferrari with the option of a manual ’box was the first-gen California, but it’s thought only three to five examples left the factory. “There’s just no demand,” said a spokesman.