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2015 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

McLaren aims 570S at high-end Porsche 911, Audi R8

March 26, 2015 12:50 CET

McLaren has named the first of its entry-level supercars the 570S. The V-8 powered coupe will compete against high-end versions of the Porsche 911 and Audi R8....
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Jaguar Land Rover's performance unit could make stand-alone models

March 6, 2015 15:14 CET

Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations unit may create its own stand-alone models to rival Mercedes' AMG performance division, which builds the SLS and GT....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Fiat's Mazda-based roadster will be called the 124 Spider

March 4, 2015 14:24 CET

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne revealed that Fiat will call its new Mazda-based roadster the 124 Spider, reviving a name from the 1960s. The roadster will be based on the Miata MX-5....
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Porsche will buy 25% stake in carbon fiber maker

March 3, 2015 13:30 CET

Porsche plans to buy a 25 percent stake in German carbon fiber producer Capricorn Composite, widening access to the lightweight material it uses in its LMP1 and 918 Spyder sports cars....
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Blazing-fast McLaren 675LT to debut in Geneva

9:20 am U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2015

British sports car manufacturer McLaren Automotive plans to introduce the 675LT at next week’s Geneva auto show. The sleek coupe can top 120 mph in a faster amount of time than many normal cars can get to 60 mph....
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BLOG: Can Dodge rebuild Pontiac excitement?

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2015

General Motors has no plans to revive Pontiac, Hummer and Saturn, CEO Mary Barra says. So where do longtime Pontiac and Hummer buyers go if they are in the market?...
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Porsche plans EV-only Pajun to fight Tesla, report says

Jan. 24, 2015 06:01 CET

Porsche will sell its long-planned Pajun sedan only as an electric car to compete with vehicles such as the Tesla Model S, a German magazine said....
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BLOG: Why tomorrow's sports cars will have mixed pedigree

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2015

It would have been unthinkable even a few years ago that Mazda would share the MX-5 Miata with another company....
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Ford, Acura revive supercar wars topping $150,000 and 500 hp

7:58 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

A supercar showdown has broken out at the Detroit auto show. Ford's glistening blue GT sports car and Honda's racy red Acura NSX hot rod generated buzz at the opening media day of the expo, with partisans picking sides as if the cars were football playoff contenders....
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Ultra-luxury brands, 3-D car, get star treatment in Detroit

3:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015

More than 500 guests from all corners of the nation showed up at The Gallery on Saturday night, an exclusive, invite-only event that formally kicks off the Detroit auto show....
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Porsche expects sales to reach 200,000 cars this year

Jan. 8, 2015 12:54 CET

Porsche expects to increase sales to 200,000 cars or more this year, hitting a long-planned target three years early, after posting record deliveries in 2014....
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Porsche's sales boss bullish on plug-in hybrids

Jan. 8, 2015 06:15 CET

Porsche is joining other carmakers in embracing plug-in hybrids, so much so that the company's sales boss, Bernhard Maier, uses one for his daily commute. Maier shared his views on the future of plug-ins at Porsche....
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Acura to unwrap NSX at Detroit auto show

8:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2014

Acura will reveal a production version of the NSX supercar -- the luxury brand's long-awaited halo car -- in Detroit next month....
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Spyker files for financial restructuring

Dec. 2, 2014 17:13 CET

Spyker Cars has filed for financial restructuring as the Dutch automaker that was hurt by its acquisition of Saab from General Motors seeks to avoid collapse....
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Whither the sports car? BMW exec says it may never recover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014

BMW and Toyota are co-developing a midsize sports car, a project that recently moved to "concept stage" following the completion of a feasibility study....
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Porsche SE faces more legal risks from botched VW takeover

Nov. 15, 2014 09:54 CET

Porsche SE has warned shareholders it could be forced to return "economic benefits" from a failed takeover of Volkswagen if former board members are convicted....
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Mercedes-AMG GT targets Porsche 911

2:06 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2014

Mercedes-Benz is using the tag line “Handcrafted by Racers: a sports car in its purest form,” for the new GT sports car, emphasizing the car’s development by Mercedes’ AMG performance unit....
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BMW sees popularity of sports cars waning as customer tastes change

Nov. 11, 2014 12:00 CET

BMW says sports car sales may never reach pre-recession levels again as changing tastes among rich customers in China and other emerging markets hits demand. In Europe and North America, sports car demand has been hit too by growing sales of SUVs and crossovers....
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BMW, Toyota move forward with midsize sports car program

6:19 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2014

BMW and Toyota are moving closer to putting jointly developed sports cars on the road....
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BMW, Toyota move ahead with development of midsize sports car platform

Nov. 6, 2014 16:29 CET

BMW and Toyota have moved closer to a jointly developed sports car platform. A technical feasibility study has been completed and development of vehicle underpinnings has moved on to the concept phase, BMW said....
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Lotus boss will add dealers, cut costs to return struggling brand to profit

Nov. 6, 2014 06:01 CET

New Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales has launched a cost-cutting plan at the money-losing automaker that will include axing over a quarter of employees. The former No. 2 at PSA says his next task is to add more dealers....
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Lotus names Carr as new design chief

Oct. 23, 2014 12:09 CET

Lotus's design boss, Donato Coco, a former styling chief at Ferrari, will leave the UK sports car maker. Coco, one of a number of star hirings made by former CEO Dany Bahar, will be replaced by the carmaker's current design manager, Russell Carr....
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Audi seeks to increase TT's market share

Oct. 17, 2014 06:30 CET

Audi expects its new TT to boost its market share even though demand for small sports cars is shrinking. New variants sold alongside the coupe and roadster versions will help maintain the TT's sales momentum....
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Aston Martin sees small recovery as 2013 loss shrinks

Oct. 6, 2014 14:05 CET

Aston Martin cut its pretax loss last year by a third to 25.4 million pounds (32.3 million euros) as the company said it had seen a small rebound in demand for high-end cars. The automaker sold 4,200 cars in 2013, up from 3,800 in 2012....
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Maserati sees global sales topping 35,000 this year

Oct. 3, 2014 14:38 CET

Maserati expects to increase global sales to 35,000 this year from 15,400 in 2013, putting the sports car maker on course to meet a goal of selling 50,000 units in 2015, CEO Harald Wester said....
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