Lotus Esprit Jim Clark Edition Honors a Racing Hero

From Car and Driver

From the September 1992 issue of Car and Driver.

“Although the past may not repeat itself, it does rhyme.” -Mark Twain

If, like us, your recollection of automotive lore‑the firing order of a 1970 Boss 302, for example—exceeds your recollection of ninth-grade algebra, then the green and yellow livery of this Lotus Esprit Turbo SE should rhyme. Okay, so it’s more Ginsberg than Frost. But it should at least set to murmuring a tiny voice in your head that says, “I’ve seen this before.”

And you have. Although you may not see it again, because Lotus will build only twenty of the Esprit Jim Clark Limited Editions pictured here.

With the exception of the Lamborghini Diablo and, well, a Trabant, this rare and gaudy Lotus draws more comments than any car we have recently tested. Five teenagers in Hardee’s parking lot jump, twitch, and fidget, waiting

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Nissan is most awarded mass market car brand for 2020

Despite a string of bad news for Nissan, from its CEO’s fall from grace, to crashing stock prices, to the halt in production brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, a ray of light shines upon the beleaguered Japanese car brand after a study found it to be the most-awarded mass market brand in 2020.

The latest J.D. Power 2020 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, released last week, revealed that Nissan managed four segment wins, the most of any mass market brand.

 

The all-new 2020 Nissan Sentra is Nissan’s best performing car in the study, scoring 42 points above its segment average (compact car). Meanwhile, the all-new Nissan Versa scored 41 points ahead of segment average (small car). Consequently, the latest Nissan Maxima was 30 points ahead of segment average (large car) marking the third APEAL segment win in a row for the Nissan

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Polestar 2 Is the First Real Car from the Brand

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Polestar’s (Volvo’s electrified performance subsidiary founded in October, 2017) second car to be released is called the, wait for it, Polestar 2. But in many ways the name is misleading because this is the first real Polestar to the hit the market.” data-reactid=”24″It’s fitting enough that Polestar’s (Volvo’s electrified performance subsidiary founded in October, 2017) second car to be released is called the, wait for it, Polestar 2. But in many ways the name is misleading because this is the first real Polestar to the hit the market.

The Polestar 2 you see here with its twin-electric motors, one for each axle, fixed drive-down gear transmission, and 78kwh battery pack powertrain is the first full battery electric vehicle the Swedish brand is selling. Going forward, it will sell nothing but BEVs.

Polestar 1, is a halo car and

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Wildest Stolen Car Stories On Motorious

Stealing an enthusiast’s car is like taking away a piece of their soul. The disgusting criminals who commit these auto thefts have no regard for the blood, sweat, and tears that go into most classic and muscle car builds, restorations, or just upkeep. When a collector car is stolen, so is time, money, and heart from the owner, making the crime just a little bit worse when it happens to a gearhead. Here are some of the most memorable car thefts we’ve reported on.

Why not kick things off on a positive note, well, as positive as they can get when someone steals a classic car from a war Veteran. Curly Bunfill had hist 1956 Cadillac Eldorado stolen from his locked garage on January 17, 2020, and it was anonymously returned to the Sacramento Police Department. After the car was returned, 43-year-old James King was arrested in connection with the … Read More