Porsche has won the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Spa-Francorchamps. Works driver Kévin Estre from France and Neel Jani from Switzerland drove a commanding race in the No. 92 Porsche 911 RSR to claim victory in the hotly contested GTE-Pro class. For Estre, who had already dazzled at Friday’s qualifying with a record lap, this marks the second win in a row at the six-hour race in Belgium. Jani triumphed at his first outing with the Porsche GT Team. The sister car driven by their brand colleagues Richard Lietz (Austria) and Gianmaria Bruni (Italy) crossed the finish line in fifth place after a difficult race.
FCA Replay January 15, 2021
In this week's FCA Replay, FCA goes virtual at the Consumer Electronics Show with three-demensional product tours and a virtual brand ambassador to guide viewers through the products and technologies of 12 FCA vehicles; FCA and Archer form a partnership to enable future innovative, environmentally-friendly transportation solutions; FCA will be the first automaker to implement Amazon's Alexa Custom Assistant, and Jeep® expands premium customer loyalty program to Canada.
The Plug-in Hybrid is the second electrified drivetrain in the Sorento line-up and sits alongside the low-emissions Sorento Hybrid. The latest addition to the range blends a powerful 1.6-litre T-GDi Turbocharged Direct injection petrol engine with a high capacity battery pack and high output electric motor, allowing the driver to complete an average daily commute to work purely on all-electric, zero emissions power. And the low CO2 emissions of the all-new Sorento Plug-in Hybrid makes it attractive for business users, thanks to its super low company car Benefit-in-Kind taxation rates. While many plug-in hybrid vehicles result in compromise, the fourth generation Sorento was designed from the beginning to accommodate electrified powertrains and deliver spacious accommodation for up to seven occupants. The larger body and all-new platform ensure that the latest iteration of the Sorento is one of the most spacious, practical and versatile electrified models on the market.
Hispano Suiza has fulfilled the main purpose with which it returned to the automotive world in 2019: to produce vehicles for car enthusiasts that, to date, were only possible in their imagination. After a few months of hard work and dedication at the Barcelona headquarters, the company turned Michael Fux´s dream into reality, as he became the first owner in the US of a Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne. Mr Fux took delivery of his Carmen Boulogne hypercar during the 27th edition of the Amelia Island Concours d 'Elegance.