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2020 is the wrong year to launch a car, but Czinger is moving full speed ahead


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Los Angeles-based startup Czinger has remained relatively quiet since it unveiled the 21C, a 3D-printed plug-in hybrid hypercar, in February. Its plans to present the model at the 2020 Geneva auto show were derailed when the event was canceled, and it decelerated its operations to comply with California’s COVID-19-related lockdowns, but work never stopped behind the scenes. We caught up with the brand to get a better idea of where it stands.

Jens Sverdrup, the young brand’s chief commercial officer, told Autoblog engineers began testing prototypes on the road and on the track in August 2019. “This is not one of these stories where you see new companies coming out with a mockup or a computer rendering; we have fully functioning cars, and we’ve spent a significant amount of money on them,” he said. Testing abruptly stopped in the spring, fine-tuning a 1,233-horsepower

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Motorious Readers Could Win Big In Our New Online Car Show

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All you have to do is enter your car now!

With current events wreaking havoc and cancelling events left and right, we at Motorious decided to bring the car show to you in virtual fashion, and give you the chance to win some amazing prizes! You don’t have to own a million dollar build or magazine cover car to win the grand prize of $1,000, bragging rights, and a front-and-center feature spot on Motorious.com.

Motorious Digital Concours is a virtual car show, so submit your car and go head-to-head against other enthusiasts. At the end of the judging period (once we’ve reached 500 submissions), a guest judge will pick a Grand Prize winner! As mentioned above and because it is worth repeating, the Grand Prize consists of $1,000, bragging rights, and a front-and-center feature spot on Motorious.com.

Six additional winners will

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Toyota Remains World’s Most Valuable Car Brand, Study Finds

Tesla was the only car brand to increase its value.

Just three automakers made it to the top 100 brands in market researcher Kantar’s latest 2020 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Brands study. Toyota, ranked 48th overall, still remains the world’s most valuable car brand despite losing approximately 3 percent of its value compared to 2019.

Mercedes-Benz is the second most valuable brand in the automotive industry according to the study, placing 56th overall, followed by BMW at 61st position, losing 9 and 12 percent respectively. Ford and Honda dropped off the top 100 list after losing 10 and 15 percent of their values compared to 2019.

The Results From 2018 And 2019:

“Since 2008, the car sector has declined in value and has never recovered,” Global BrandZ Strategy Director, Graham Staplehurst, told Automotive News. “It’s very different from other sectors. For example, the luxury sector

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Major car shows have been struggling for years. But, COVID-19 may mean their ultimate demise.

"The auto show was certainly on life support already," said Jeff Schuster, lead auto analyst with consultancy LMC Automotive. "With the rolling cancellation of one show after another, the coronavirus may be speeding up their demise."
“The auto show was certainly on life support already,” said Jeff Schuster, lead auto analyst with consultancy LMC Automotive. “With the rolling cancellation of one show after another, the coronavirus may be speeding up their demise.”

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  • The coronavirus pandemic threatens the future of traditional car shows as attendance dwindles and sponsorship weakens.

  • Car shows face competition as automotive manufacturers turn to the internet and off-site media previews to debut new vehicles.

  • Experts don’t expect traditional car shows to disappear completely but suggested that car shows must innovate if they are to stay relevant.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Last week would have been a big week in Motown, the North American International Auto Show opening its doors to the public for the first time since abandoning its traditional winter timetable in January 2019.

The move aimed to revitalize what

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