MAR­KET INDICATORS

The Hamilton Spectator - - WHEELS.CA -

Polestar gets the elec­tric treat­ment: As AMG is to Mercedes-Benz, Polestar will soon be to Volvo. The rac­ing team that was once af­fil­i­ated with Volvo and even­tu­ally pur­chased out­right by the au­tomaker

will now fo­cus its ef­forts build­ing high-per­for­mance elec­tric ve­hi­cles for pub­lic con­sump­tion. The Sleuth hears that a com­bus­tion-free sports car is in the works right now.

Bu­gatti Ch­i­ron’s top speed: The limited-edi­tion 1,480-horse­power re­place­ment for the Bu­gatti Vey­ron ul­tra-lux­ury sports car is ca­pa­ble of 280-plus mph (450 km/h), but Bu­gatti has elec­tron­i­cally limited the Ch­i­ron’s max­i­mum ve­loc­ity to 261 (418 km/h). The rea­son? Ap­par­ently no com­pany cur­rently makes a tire that can han­dle faster speeds, how­ever Miche­lin re­ports it will have one ready for 2018.

BU­GATTI The Ch­i­ron could go 280 mph (450 km-h), but there are no tires avail­able to han­dle the speeds.

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