Volvo hasn’t sold a compact car in the United States since the C30 went the way of the dodo bird. There will soon be a compact in Volvo’s showrooms, though, and it’s shaping up to be one of the best options in its class.

Porsche is confident its 911 GT2 RS will set the Nürburgring lap record for a production car. The time to beat is the 6:52.01 set by the all-wheel-drive Lamborghini Huracán Performante in 2016, and the rear-wheel-drive Porsche may have already eclipsed it.

Infiniti says it will have a standalone electric car on the market in 2019. A concept previewing the car will reportedly be showroom during next January’s 2018 Detroit auto show, and we hear it will be a sports car.

You'll find these stories and more in today's car news, right here at Motor Authority.

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