FAST ‘N’ CURIOUS
Cashed-up Chinese maker Geely, the owner of Volvo and the London Taxi Company, is tipped to be the next owner of British brand Lotus. Malaysia’s Proton has owned the sports marque since 1996 but may not have the funds to replace Lotus’s ageing lightweight platform.
A year-long global vote has named the McLaren F1 as the Greatest Supercar Ever, ahead of 32 others including the Jaguar XK120, Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, Lamborghini Miura and Countach and Bugatti Veyron. Sensationally styled by F1 design guru Gordon Murray, the three-seater is powered by a 6.1-litre V12.
Mazda’s stunning RX Vision concept has prompted much speculation as to what would power a production model. Now Mazda North America exec Russell Wagner says any Mazda with an RX badge would have a rotary engine, pleasing fans worldwide.