Volkswagen finally has a modern Microbus on its hands, only this time around the vehicle is called an ID.Buzz, and it's electric. It's not due in the U.S. until next year but we've already had a chance to test one. The hype is real.

Another vehicle we tested is the Toyota GR Supra with its new manual option. The manual is a 6-speed developed by ZF for cars with the power of BMW's 382-hp turbo inline-6, but it's been modified by Toyota to turn up the fun dial.

Any company looking to launch an electric performance car can now purchase a modular platform from Williams Advanced Engineering that can handle more than 2,200 hp. The British engineering outfit also plans to offer a turnkey solution in which it can deliver a working prototype based on the platform within 12 months and a production vehicle within 24 months.

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

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