Show Us The Best Electric Sports Cars Out There

Performance cars with electronic help are already here. The fantastic Porsche 918 is almost ready, BMW has put through its i8 diesel-electric supercar some ice almost a year ago, and with Ferrari's Enzo replacement (whatever they will call it), plus the "97%" ready McLaren P1 also using KERS, there is no question that… » 1/07/13 3:00pm 1/07/13 3:00pm

Show Us The Most Insane French Cars Ever Built

The French might be struggling a bit with getting their mojo back at the moment, but let's not forget that we would be nowhere without French cars. They not only invented the internal combustion engine (and then put it in a boat), but were also the pioneers of motor sports, and the creators of the Renault-Matra… » 12/20/12 3:20pm 12/20/12 3:20pm

Jalopnik's Top Reveals From The 2008 Paris Motor Show: Morning, Day Two

With Ben all by himself at the Paris Motor Show » 10/03/08 1:01pm 10/03/08 1:01pm, we've been back here across the pond bringing you his on-the-ground coverage. Here's everything revealed so far on the second day of the show, compiled in order of popularity from most trafficked to least. Be sure to visit the full posts where you'll find more pictures,…

Venturi Volage Concept Debuts At Paris Auto Show, Sets Standard For…

Venturi has debuted an all-new concept here at the 2008 Paris Motor Show » 10/03/08 7:25am 10/03/08 7:25am: the Venturi Volage. The Volage takes the electric sports car concept and really runs with it — the all carbon-fiber car is equipped with the first application we've seen of the Michelin Active Wheel, the compact unit using in-wheel electric…

Venturi Fetish Gets Upgraded Power, Retains Weird Name

A constricted passage though which fluid flows and accelerates while the internal pressure drops and an object or action upon which unreasonably excessive attention or reverence is placed, Venturi Fetish. It's French, who knows. But, it's still a pretty slick car and it's ready to join the quickly expanding field of… » 4/29/08 3:40pm 4/29/08 3:40pm

Super Electric Potential! Venturi Launches New Fetish, Two EV…

Those zany French electric-supercar builders, Venturi unveiled the newest incarnation of its EV for gearheads, the F tish roadster. The current (heh heh) model sports 31 li-ion batteries, which give it a range of between 100 and 155 miles, depending on the weight of one's foot. The cells can be charged in three to… » 9/29/06 12:24pm 9/29/06 12:24pm

Avant le Fetish: Venturi to Show Electric-Supercar Precursors in Paris

The Tesla's giving it new competition for the mantle of Best Electric Supercar of Ever, but is the Venturi F tish worried? Non! The company announced today that visitors to the Paris Motorshow this September will get to see the range of precursors leading up to the current (heh heh) electric F tish, as they shuffle… » 7/28/06 9:41am 7/28/06 9:41am

Venturi Heritage GT3 Car Completes Test Drive

Recently reborn Venturi tested its new H ritage GT3 car on the Paul Ricard circuit last week, as part of the FIA GT3 championship's test days. Despite gearbox problems, the Audi V8-powered H ritage — the French specialty automaker's first racer since it was adopted by new sugar daddy — appears to have tested well.… » 3/15/06 3:39pm 3/15/06 3:39pm

Venturi Prepares New GT3 Car

Best known these days at the builder of the F tish electric supercar, Venturi — a recently rescued French specialty car brand and former LeMans competitor — has worked up a car it hopes will rock the 2006 FIA GT3 European championship in spectacular fashion. The "Venturi H ritage GT3," which will debut at the FIA GT3… » 1/05/06 7:35am 1/05/06 7:35am

Venturi Fetish Has Intel Inside

Considering France's Venturi Fetish — the first electric supercar —- is basically a six-figure consumer electronics product, it's not hard to imagine all the chips required to manage functions like battery charging and energy storage, systems applications and communication with the home office for upgrades and… » 11/16/05 9:00am 11/16/05 9:00am