Supercar

Porsche recalls some 918s for rear-axle problem

Sept. 11, 2014 11:44 CET

Porsche has recalled 46 of its 918 Spyders to fix a potential defect in the plug-in hybrid supercar's rear-axle components. The automaker said no accidents or injuries were reported in relation to the problem....
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Supercar sales forecast to rise more than 60% in Europe by 2017

Sept. 9, 2014 06:15 CET

European sales of supercars are on the rebound as automakers begin to replace aging models and consumer confidence returns after the recession. Models such as BMW's i8 are forecast to boost volume by over 60 percent through 2017, IHS Automotive says....
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Q&A

Zagato wants to create new classics

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2014

While turning out countless special Zagato editions over the years, the Zagato company has had a major influence on the styling of European luxury cars, racers and airplanes. Andrea Zagato, the third Zagato to lead the company, is repositioning the company as a creator of limited-edition cars....
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Bugatti Galibier may live

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2014

Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer is not writing off the ultrapowerful Galibier four-door sedan yet, despite statements by his predecessor, Wolfgang Schreiber....
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ANE's September e-magazine goes live Monday

Aug. 29, 2014 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Sept. 1. This month's edition looks at why European automakers have struggled to gain a foothold in India and what they are doing to turn things around....
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How a Silicon Valley startup and its $529,000 electric supercar shadow Tesla

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2014

After four years of secrecy, Renovo Motors unveiled a two-seater based on the Shelby Daytona, which it says can hit 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. Renovo co-founders saw an opportunity to do for supercars what Tesla aims to do for mass-market cars....
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Hybrids help supercars cut CO2

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2014

Ultraluxury nameplates such as Ferrari, McLaren, Bentley and Porsche are opting for electric powertrains to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions from their supercars....
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Lexus to unleash $375,000 LFA successor

2:04 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2014

Lexus, which ended a two-year production run of the $375,000 LFA in 2012 after manufacturing 500 units, will build a successor to the 552-horsepower car....
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Ferrari California T is brand's fuel-sipper

July 17, 2014 06:01 CET

Ferrari expects its California T, the brand's only model with a turbocharged engine, to attract customers looking for a supercar that can be used for everyday driving....
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Ferrari plans 20% CO2 cut by 2021

June 24, 2014 06:01 CET

Ferrari wants to reduce its fleet carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent by 2021 while simultaneously boosting performance. To do this the supercar maker will use turbochargers on V-8 engines and hybrid systems on V-12s, a top executive said....
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BMW launches i8 plug-in hybrid as Tesla shakes up green supercar segment

June 7, 2014 06:01 CET

BMW has begun rolling out the i8 plug-in hybrid supercar as Tesla shakes up the market for luxury cars with alternative powertrains....
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McLaren 650S makes quick start

May 22, 2014 06:01 CET

Strong demand for McLaren's 650S Coupe and 650S Spider has allowed the British supercar maker to cease production of the cars' predecessors, the 12C and 12C Spider....
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McLaren plans more models and higher margins

May 17, 2014 06:01 CET

McLaren turned a profit in 2013 and plans to remain in the black while adding models over the next three years. The carmaker aims to achieve margins closer to those of Ferrari or Porsche, CEO Mike Flewitt told Automotive News Europe....
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BMW: i8 sports car will be niche player

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014

BMW's i8 plug-in hybrid will be scarce, and fewer than 500 of the supercars will be sold in the United States this year, said Ludwig Willisch, CEO of BMW of North America. It will start at $136,625, including shipping when sales begin in August....
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