The 75 cars up for auction represent the majority of the Andrews collection, but by no means all of it. According to RM Auctions, the Andrews said they wanted “to get down to a smaller number of cars - perhaps 15 to 20 - that we very much enjoy driving and that we can use on events with the family.”
Volvo's electric cars are ready when we are
Volvo have fully electric cars ready to launch, but only when the time is right. Lex Kerssemakers, Volvo's senior VP of product strategy, has said that the Swedish company will focus solely on hybrids until the law or the market demands otherwise.
The manufacturer's current hybrid models have already proven a success, and with such high anticipation for the XC90, Volvo feel like they have the market covered - for now.
“Once there is a more sustainable business case behind full EV we can do it. Our platform is scalable and fully flexible, but we must see how the EV business evolves and what pressures there are from fuel efficiency requirements and cities closing borders.” explained Kerssemakers, “With plug-in technology we have some answers now - good efficiency and the option of driving in and out of cities on electric power alone. For now, we can offer the best of both worlds.”
Renault reveal Alpine Vision Gran Turismo concept
A top speed of almost 200mph, a 4.5 litre V8 engine giving 445bhp, a carbon-monocoque chassis weighing only 900kg, and a blue and orange colour palate in homage to the 1960's racers - the Alpine Vision may yet only be a concept, but it's a really good concept.
As the name suggests, it was designed for the Gran Turismo series, but fear not - this Alpine Vision signals the return of the AV brand proper. While you can only drive it via the Playstation for now, the real thing is débuting in Paris at the 2015 Festival Automobile International.
Renault have also stated that the new model will bring in “a new chapter in the make's revival”, hinting at possibilites in motorsport and production. The reveal follows a promise in 2013 that the AV moniker would return. If the Alpine Vision Gran Turismo is any indication, Renault are set to deliver on that promise and then some.