Supercar

Acura boss: 'I'm getting schooled' in marketing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

Acura General Manager Jon Ikeda is on a learning curve....
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Ferrari's new independence increases pressure to grow

Jan. 14, 2016 11:48 CET

Ferrari once capped annual production at about 7,000 cars in an effort to maintain the brand's exclusivity. The automaker now says it may lift output beyond its current target of 9,000 in 2019, as it faces the pressures of going it alone without former parent Fiat Chrysler....
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Ferrari, Porsche gain from Australia car-sales boom

Jan. 9, 2016 06:01 CET

Ferrari and Porsche are among automakers benefiting from a booming Australian car market. Sales of new vehicles in Australia increased to a record to 1.16 million last year, helped by a property boom....
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McLaren will add 250 new jobs as product expansion pays off

Jan. 8, 2016 06:01 CET

UK supercar maker McLaren Automotive will add 250 jobs and a second shift as demand for its supercars grows. The company expects to sell 3,000 cars this year, up from 1,653 last year, helped by strong orders for its entry-level Sport Series cars....
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Ferrari spinoff puts focus on Marchionne's Fiat Chrysler revamp

Jan. 4, 2016 10:59 CET

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is about to find out what it's like to run the business without the fat profits from Ferrari. Fiat Chrysler on Sunday distributed to shareholders its remaining 80 percent stake in the supercar maker....
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Lamborghini CEO Winkelmann will be replaced by former Ferrari F1 boss Domenicali, sources say

Dec. 16, 2015 13:19 CET

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann will be replaced by Stefano Domenicali, the former head of Ferrari's Formula One team, sources said....
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Fiat Chrysler shareholders approve Ferrari spinoff

Dec. 3, 2015 13:57 CET

Fiat Chrysler investors voted overwhelmingly to approve the spinoff of Ferrari to raise cash and reduce debt at the group....
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Bugatti says Chiron supercar will debut in Geneva

Nov. 30, 2015 14:26 CET

Bugatti confirmed the name Chiron for its replacement for the Veyron. The VW-owned brand says the Chiron will be the world's fastest supercar....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Bugatti's new supercar coming soon despite VW scandal cost cuts

Nov. 6, 2015 16:33 CET

Volkswagen Group's Bugatti will survive for at least one more supercar generation in the wake of the emissions scandal. Bugatti said it will introduce a new supercar soon....
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Ferrari's first families aim to make takeover of supercar builder impossible

Oct. 22, 2015 10:54 CET

Piero Ferrari, the son of Ferrari founder Enzo Ferrari, and the Agnelli family, who control Fiat Chrysler, plan to make any potential takeover of Ferrari virtually impossible even after the company's initial public offering....
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Ferrari raises $893 million pricing IPO shares at top of range

Oct. 21, 2015 11:14 CET

Ferrari raised $893 million in its U.S. initial public offering, pricing the shares at the top end of the marketed range after strong investor demand. Parent Fiat Chrysler is selling a 9 percent stake in the brand and will distribute its remaining 80 percent stake to its own investors early next year....
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Ferrari heir, steered away from racing, will end up a billionaire

Oct. 12, 2015 12:46 CET

Piero Ferrari grew up shielded from becoming a racing driver like his father Enzo, who founded the iconic sports car maker. Now Piero will end up a billionaire in an initial public offering of the automaker....
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Ferrari's green 488 GTB

Sept. 23, 2015 06:01 CET

Ferrari's new new turbocharged 488 GTB is more powerful and greener than its predecessor and accelerates from 0-100khp in just 3 seconds....
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Lamborghini CEO eyes new sales record in 2015

Sept. 11, 2015 11:21 CET

Lamborghini expects to hit a new sales record this year, benefiting from strong demand for the all-new Huracan, CEO Stephan Winkelmann said. The brand’s current record of 2,530 deliveries, achieved in 2014, is likely to be surpassed this month....
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Ferrari considers appointing Marchionne as CEO, report says

Aug. 27, 2015 15:10 CET

Ferrari is considering appointing Sergio Marchionne as CEO after Amedeo Felisa retires from the post in the coming months, sources told Bloomberg. Marchionne is already chairman of Ferrari and CEO of Ferrari owner Fiat Chrysler....
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Ferrari returns to India with California T, new dealers

Aug. 26, 2015 11:40 CET

Ferrari is renewing its Indian market push with two new dealers and the introduction of the California T convertible after terminating earlier dealerships for reasons including dissatisfaction with service levels....
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Lamborghini shelves plug-in Asterion coupe in favor of Urus SUV, report says

July 24, 2015 12:03 CET

Lamborghini has put on hold a production plug-in hybrid Asterion coupe in favor of bringing the Urus SUV to market in 2018, a magazine reported, citing the automaker's CEO Stephan Winkelmann....
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Bugatti names former Bentley, Ferrari exec as marketing boss

July 21, 2015 06:01 CET

Bugatti named Oliver Winkes as its new marketing chief. The VW Group veteran who started his career with Ferrari will be responsible for the supercar marque's marketing activities....
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Ford returns to Le Mans race in 2016 with GT supercar

1:27 pm U.S. ET | June 12, 2015

Ford will return to endurance racing next year as it celebrates the 50th anniversary of its historic top-three sweep in the 1966 24 Hour of Le Mans....
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Automakers race to meet sizzling demand for performance vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 31, 2015

Despite ever-tightening emissions laws and fuel economy requirements, sales of high-performance models in the U.S. have outpaced global growth since the teeth of the recession in 2009....
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Supercar makers neglect women at their peril

May 19, 2015 15:49 CET

Supercar makers such as Lamborghini, Ferrari and Aston Martin are seen by some industry observers as failing to communicate properly with female customers. But they may need to learn quickly or risk losing out on sales, particularly in emerging markets....
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McLaren vows to stay independent as it pushes to boost sales

April 28, 2015 12:11 CET

McLaren plans to stay independent to take advantage of its nimbleness as it competes with rivals including Lamborghini and Ferrari. The UK automaker is one of the few global luxury auto brands that is not part of a larger group....
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Ford eyes 'high volume' use of carbon fiber

9:24 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015

Ford today said it has signed a deal with a carbon-fiber manufacturer to jointly explore “high-volume” automotive uses for the lightweight material. The agreement with DowAksa, a joint venture of Dow and a Turkish company, builds on an arrangement that Ford announced in January as it unveiled the GT supercar....
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So how much for a Ford GT? Think Lamborghini

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015

Ford gave a broad hint last week about a burning question for many performance car fans: How much will it charge for the eye-catching, 600-hp GT supercar it debuted at the Detroit auto show?...
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Lamborghini CEO takes aim at another sales record

March 4, 2015 06:30 CET

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann is bullish about the supercar maker's future after setting a new sales record last year and entering 2015 with a "solid order book." Winkelmann discussed this as well as Lamborghini's response to tougher CO2 emissions rules with Automotive News Europe....
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