At the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, DS Automobiles will celebrate the company's first anniversary as an independent brand with this fabulous E-Tense show car. Built around a carbon-fibre composite monocoque, it benefits from the experience gathered by DS as an entrant in the Formula E World Championship. Accordingly, the E-Tense is powered by an electric motor, which is good for 402 bhp. We can only hope that the Geneva show car will be followed by a production version, perhaps to rival the newly re-established Alpine company.
Certainly due to hit the road is the new Lotus Evora Sport 410. As the name suggests, it is powered by a 410 bhp version of the Toyota-sourced, supercharged V6 engine. More importantly, it is also a full 70kg lighter than the Evora 400 it replaces. Thanks to the lowered weight and increased power, the Evora Sport 410 is a full three seconds faster around Lotus' Hethel test track. The top-of-the-range model is due in showrooms later this year and a North America specific model will also be available.
The arrival of Haas F1 this week has prompted us to look back at earlier American involvement in Formula 1 and while the exploits of the front-engined Scarabs and the Grand Prix winning Penske PC4 were already well covered, we did not yet have an article on the short-lived Scirocco. Although it was built in England and entered in the 1963 World Championship under the British flag, the project was financed by a young American millionaire, to further the driving career of his guardian. Although powered by the frontline BRM V8, the cars failed to run competitively before the funds ran out. Remarkably both cars built have survived and are pictured in our 64-shot gallery.

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2016 DS E-Tense - Images, Specifications and Information

1963 Scirocco SP1 BRM - Images, Specifications and Information

2016 Lotus Evora Sport 410 - Images, Specifications and Information