Shelby announces it will build 50 limited-edition Cobras, while Audi promises to test laser lighting tech at Le Mans
20 January 2014

A special edition of the Shelby Cobra has been revealed, and will go into strictly limited production. Priced from $94,995 (about £57,770) the CSX7000 continuation models feature traditional styling of the 1964 Cobras, but also use modern features like steel disc brakes and upgraded dampers.

Skoda has launched a new Greenline version of the Octavia hatchback. Its 1.6 litre turbodiesel engine boasts economy figures of 88.3mpg (combined) and CO2 emissions of 85g/km. Stop-start technology and cornering front fog lights are included as standard, and prices start at £20,150.

Audi will test its laser lighting technology at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The R18 E-tron racer entered by the team uses a combination of matrix LED and laser light technology. The system was also recently shown on the Sport quattro Laserlight concept at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Sales of the Nissan Leaf have passed 100,000 globally since its introduction in 2010. Nissan claims the increasing number of quick chargers in cities has boosted sales of the British-built electric vehicle. 

Matthew Brown

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