Coach Confidential: Skoda Electric Vehicles Offer Combustion Advantage, Lamborghini CEO Future and More Car News

In this week’s auto gossip roundup, Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann tells us why he prefers to look forward, not back, Mercedes explains why Euro 7 will cut its model range, and more .

Why EV is good for ICE at Skoda

Skoda’s Electric Car Development Program makes your combustion model even more efficient. No really. Design boss Oliver Stefani pointed out the redesigned Kodiaq’s rear spoiler and said: “Working on EVs and ICE cars at the same time means you learn a lot. We worked hard on the aerodynamics of the Enyaq to reduce drag and put it to good use on the Kodiaq.

Forward, not backward for Lamborghini (with exceptions)

It’s astonishing that Lamborghini designers have revived Countach after CEO Stephan Winkelmann, given his forward-looking approach. Even Miura’s 2006 reboot doesn’t fog his eyes, as he told us, “I’m not in favor of remaking the cars. I look at the Miura and think she’s great, but I think we really need to focus on the future and we want to look back and say that we are the ones who created new icons, not just copied the old ones. . So, no Jarama EV?

It’s cleaning time at Mercedes

Mercedes-Benz will apply the impending Euro 7 emissions rules to tidy up its engine range. COO Markus Schäfer estimates that he “will reduce the number of engine variants, including Euro 7, by around 50%”.

A more driver-friendly Ferrari

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