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Stellantis CEO and EU Executives Can’t Agree on EVs

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Stellantis executives can’t seem to get on the same page as far as EVs are concerned. The head of the automaker conglomerate, CEO Carlos Tavares, insists the auto industry is rushing recklessly into the EV transition. But Uwe Hochgeschurtzthe former CEO of Opel and Vauxhall and current COO of Stellantis Europe, says the company will go purely electric because that’s what people want, as Electrek reports.

During an interview with German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Hochgeschurtz said, “The people have decided: we will be purely electric.” The Stellantis EU boss went on to say that the German government has to ensure its people are able to make the EV transition comfortably by providing subsidies, per Frankfurter (link in German):

“If our states decide that, then they must also provide the means for our middle class to be able to pay for such cars,” demanded Hochschurtz. After all, local prosperity is based “on the fact that everyone in society has a right to individual mobility.”

Hochgeschurtz was referring to a need for tax cuts to offset the cost of EVs, which are typically more expensive than their fossil-fuel

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One-of-five Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione up for auction

Ferrari doesn’t normally dabble in the mundane, but some of its cars are rarer than others. A perfect example is the 288 GTO Evoluzione, a race car-turned-test bench that the company built five units of in the 1980s. While these rarely come up for sale, one is currently being auctioned.

Many enthusiasts are familiar with the 288 GTO, but the Evoluzione model remains substantially more obscure. Ferrari initially developed it to compete in the Group B rally category’s tarmac events. You didn’t need to be a seasoned car-spotter to tell the Evoluzione apart from the standard 288 GTO: it featured a specific, Pininfarina-designed body made with Kevlar and fiberglass and a carbon fiber rear wing. Power came from a 650-horsepower evolution of the road car’s 2.9-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Ferrari quoted a top speed of 230 mph.

Had it raced, the 288 GTO Evoluzione could have given Ferrari’s rivals a serious run for their money. It didn’t get the chance to compete because the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) eliminated the Group B class from international rally events in 1986. Ferrari instead used the 288 GTO Evoluzione to test some of the features it later brought to production in the

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At $17,450, Is This ’67 Jaguar 420 a Saloon Worth Walking Into?

Nice Price or No Dice: 1967 Jaguar 420

Despite popular opinion, today’s Nice Price or No Dice Jaguar 420 was not named after the number of blackbirds that could be baked in a pie. Let’s see if it’s priced so that only a bird brain would buy it.

The 1995 Dodge Viper ST/10 we looked at yesterday was painted in a rare emerald green from the factory. Many of you commented that the color’s rarity was for good reason, noting that it wouldn’t be your first choice for the iconic sports car. At a $39,500 asking, that color couldn’t quell lust for the Viper’s other, baser attributes, earning the asp a narrow but decisive 60 percent Nice Price win.

Today’s 1967 Jaguar 420 is also green, albeit a shade that’s more minty than British Racing Green. It does raise a bit of a conundrum: whether classic saloons have the same cachet as old sports cars.

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Jaguar debuted the 420 at the London Motor Show in October of 1966. The model is based on the concurrent S-Type, itself a derivation of the earlier and popular Mark 2. As with both of those cars, the 420 carried a twin-carb version of Jag’s stellar DOHC inline-six under its bonnet. Like

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