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McLaren rules out making SUVs

April 19, 2014 19:45 CET
McLaren will stick to building sports cars and ruled out following rivals such as Lamborghini and Bentley in adding an SUV to its lineup. "We genuinely believe we make the best sports cars in the world," McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt said.... Read More »

 

Lamborghini helps give parent Audi a technical edge

April 17, 2014 11:43 CET
Lamborghini will showcase the Huracan LP 610-4, its newest technology-packed supercar at the Beijing auto show, with the model set to spice up its parent company Audi's own offerings.... Read More »

 

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Lamborghini CEO predicts record results for newest supercar

April 11, 2014 06:15 CET
Lamborghini's newest supercar, the Huracan, will have the best sales year of any model in the automaker's 51-year history in 2015, CEO Stephan Winkelmann told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

 

In Italy, driving a Lambo can put you in tax limbo

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
The Italian government has targeted supercar owners as part of a crackdown on tax evaders.... Read More »

 

McLaren expects big profit rise on P1 supercar sales

April 1, 2014 12:14 CET
McLaren Automotive expects pre-tax profit to rise fourfold this year on deliveries of its $1 million P1 supercar.... Read More »

 

Aston Martin said to discuss building SUV with Daimler

March 31, 2014 10:48 CET
Aston Martin and Daimler are said to be holding talks to extend their cooperation to building an SUV as the UK carmaker seeks to broaden its lineup.... Read More »

 

Ferrari returns to turbo as supercar makers face up to emissions rules

March 3, 2014 14:44 CET
Ferrari has mounted a turbocharged engine on its latest supercar, the California T, for the first time in more than two decades, as even luxury automakers are forced to seek ways to cut emissions without sacrificing performance.... Read More »

 

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McLaren will add pricier sibling to $240,000 12C supercar

Feb. 20, 2014 10:50 CET
McLaren will introduce a fourth supercar, the 650s, as the company seeks to increase pressure on rivals Ferrari and Lamborghini and triple sales in the next few years.... Read More »

 

Ferrari posts record 2013 revenue despite lower deliveries

5:21 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2014
Ferrari posted a 5 percent rise in revenue last year, even as deliveries of its supercars fell 5 percent as the automaker cut production to maintain exclusivity.... Read More »

 

Ferrari posts record 2013 revenue despite lower deliveries

Feb. 19, 2014 11:21 CET
Ferrari posted a 5 percent rise in 2013 revenue to a record 2.3 billion euros ($3.15 billion), even as deliveries of its supercars fell 5 percent to 6,922 units.... Read More »

 

3rd i? BMW will weigh demand

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
BMW Group will not add a third model to its
i subbrand range of electrified cars until it has a better idea of demand, said Harald Krueger, BMW production chief.
BMW has trademarked the series through to number i9, hinting at the extent of its ambition, but Krueger said it currently has no plans to add to the i3 subcompact and the i8 plug-in hybrid supercar, which will go on sale this spring.... Read More »

 

McLaren sees China slowdown persisting amid gov't crackdown on lavish spending

Nov. 22, 2013 06:01 CET
McLaren says it sees a slowdown in China sales persisting amid a crackdown by the Chinese authorities on high-end luxury goods including cars.... Read More »

 

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Alfa 4C delivers on promise to offer affordable supercar

Nov. 15, 2013 06:15 CET
Alfa Romeo's 4C coupe delivers on the brand's promise to offer a true supercar at a reasonable price. The 53,000 euro 4C combines a downsized engine with a very lightweight body to achieve supercar performance.... Read More »

 

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German automakers use super-powered subbrands to stay ahead of rivals

Nov. 4, 2013 06:15 CET
Audi, BMW and Mercedes are locked in a battle that goes beyond unit sales and global expansion. The German automakers are trying to out-engineer one another with their high-performance subbrands.... Read More »

 

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Porsche 918 hybrid beats Toyota Prius as supercars go green

Sept. 11, 2013 06:01 CET
Porsche and BMW are among carmakers who have unveiled new sports cars that are not only fast but also greener as fuel efficiency becomes a key standard even for supercars.... Read More »

 

Aston Martin said to target doubling sales by 2016 under new CEO

Sept. 10, 2013 06:01 CET
Aston Martin aims to double annual vehicle sales to 7,000 by 2016 by adding models such as an SUV, a source said, adding that the automaker also has several candidates lined up to succeed Ulrich Bez as CEO. .... Read More »

 

HIGH-COST, LOW-PROFIT AND HEAD-TURNING

Top-dollar superstar cars let luxury makers show off technology, styling

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Executives and analysts say limited-run supercars are so expensive to develop and produce that they typically make little money or wind up in the red. But Ferrari, Porsche and others build them anyway, banking on a crush of publicity to bolster the company's aura and stoke sales of other models.... Read More »

 

Ferrari plans further hybrids to follow its LaFerrari supercar

Aug. 21, 2013 06:01 CET
Ferrari plans further hybrid models to follow the LaFerrari flagship to attract more wealthy buyers to the brand.... Read More »

 

BMW sees no rival in Tesla as it readies plug-in i8 supercar

Aug. 20, 2013 06:01 CET
BMW's rechargeable i8 sports car is entering a soon-to-be-crowded field of supercars with a hint of green. The German automaker, however, isn't worried about competing with Telsa in the niche because BMW says the cars target different buyers.... Read More »

 

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Audi reveals new Quattro concept sketches before Frankfurt show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2013
Audi has released design sketches of its plug-in hybrid Quattro concept ahead of its unveiling at the Frankfurt auto show next month.... Read More »

 

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Audi reveals new Quattro concept sketches before Frankfurt show

Aug. 15, 2013 09:59 CET
Audi has released design sketches of its plug-in hybrid Quattro concept ahead of its unveiling at the Frankfurt auto show next month.... Read More »

 

McLaren exec Gorsuch re-takes control of Middle East, Africa region

July 4, 2013 06:01 CET
McLaren has named veteran executive Ian Gorsuch as regional director for the Middle East and Africa, a role he previously held. Gorsuch, 53, will once again lead the company's operations in the key markets and oversee the introduction of the new McLaren P1 hybrid supercar later this year.... Read More »

 

McLaren says its Asia sales will double this year on China demand

May 30, 2013 06:01 CET
McLaren forecasts that sales in Asia will more than double this year on demand from China as the carmaker prepares to open its first four dealerships in the market.... Read More »

 

Entrepreneur's venture fills high-end niche

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2013
Early this decade, Chuck Surack realized that Fort Wayne, Ind., where he had built a sound-technology company called Sweetwater Sound, lacked a place to buy many high-end car brands. So in 2011, he refurbished a former dealership site just west of Fort Wayne's downtown -- and reopened it as SweetCars.... Read More »

 

Lamborghini's Egoista concept highlights edgy design

May 23, 2013 06:01 CET
The Lamborghini Egoista concept shown earlier this month at the company's 50th anniversary celebration in Bologna, Italy, isn't planned for production, but it does have a purpose: countering critics who think Lamborghini has lost some of its design edginess.... Read More »

 

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