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Victor Muller, CEO of Dutch carmaker Spyker Cars, which made a big splash at the LA Auto Show. The company's Spyker C8 Laviolette is driven by actress Sharon Stone in the upcoming film "Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction."
Volvo's futuristic 3CC, which seats three, is propelled by a quiet electric powertrain, so it has zero emissions. The electric power comes from lithium-ion cells, identical to those used in laptop computers, that are packaged in the vehicle's floor. The 3CC can accelerate to 62 mph in about 10 seconds.
The 3CC prototype won the first-annual Solutia Design Award at this week's show. It nabbed the award in part for the use of three transparent panels in the roof that block the gain of solar heat.