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About Jo Borrás

Jo Borrás I've been involved in motorsports and tuning since 1997, and have been a part of the Important Media Network since 2008. You can find me here, working on my Volvo fansite, riding a motorcycle around Chicago, or chasing my kids around Oak Park.



Author Archives: Jo Borrás

AC Cobra Series 1 Goes Electric For 2021

July 6th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

The makers of the iconic AC Cobra have launched a mechanically new version of the venerable little roadster for the 21st century, and it's electric!


We Hardly Knew Ye: Jeep Set To Cancel 2.0L eTorque Hybrids

June 29th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

It seems like Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) just released its 4-cylinder eTorque mild-hybrid Jeep Wrangler models. Indeed, the 2.0 liter turbocharged eTorque hybrids were new for the 2019 model year, but it seems like they're the latest products getting the axe in the wake of the COVID-19 economic downturn


Meet Punch Moto, The Best Belarusian Electric Motorcycle You’ve Seen

June 29th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

The guys at Punch Moto may not be officially affiliated with Minsk Moto, but they've put together a sharp-looking, minimalist design that features a no-nonsense, industrial-looking electric motor good for about 30 HP in a sturdy frame that should be more than up to the task of Belarus' -- and Vietnam's -- rougher roads and lighter trails


Introducing Ford’s 1400 HP All-Electric Mustang Cobra Jet

April 24th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

Ford dropped a massive media bomb yesterday with the introduction of its most powerful Mustang ever. And what a car! It packs some 1400 HP and more than 1100 lb-ft of TQ -- enough to blast the car from a standstill to 170 MPH in just eight seconds with nary a sound. Meet the original, Ford's first electric Mustang, the Cobra Jet


Patent Filing Reveals The Next Porsche Plug-In Hybrid Hypercar — Maybe

April 22nd, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

Recent patent drawings unearthed by Dutch website Auto Visie reveal what is believed to be the next hybrid supercar from Porsche. The new car bears a striking resemblance to the "917 Living Legend" concept car (shown below) that debuted last year — and it looks like it could arrive just in time to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 917's historic win at the 24 hours of LeMans


Volvo Cars Reopens Swedish Factories & Offices

April 20th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

After all of its facilities have been cleaned extensively, Volvo Cars has announced that it has reopened its manufacturing plants and company offices in Torslanda, Sweden, following a coronavirus-related shutdown over the last few weeks


Mazda Patent Filing Reveals AWD Rotary Engine Hybrid

April 18th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

Recently published patent filings in Japan are pointing to the return of Mazda's rotary engine. What's more, the drawings seem to indicate that the Wankel-derived engine is set to make its return in a form that green-car enthusiasts have been dreaming of for years: as a hybrid range-extender



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