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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Bentley, Maserati, Lambo big winners in surging niche

March 2, 2015 06:01 CET

Ultraluxury carmakers Bentley, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce and Maserati are experiencing unprecedented success. Strong demand for those brands -- as well as Ferrari and Aston Martin -- has forecasters predicting the niche will grow by nearly 40 percent between now and 2020....
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Danish supercar builder Zenvo aims for success where DeLorean failed

March 1, 2015 11:24 CET

Danish supercar builder Zenvo will display two of its cars at the Geneva auto show as it tries to break into an arena dominated by Ferrari, Lamborghini and smaller-scale producers such as Bugatti, Pagani and Koenigsegg....
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Bugatti sells last Veyron, ending era for VW supercar

Feb. 23, 2015 14:52 CET

Volkswagen Group sold the 450th and final Bugatti Veyron, marking the end of one of the most exclusive supercars ever built. The 450 Veyrons were sold for an average price of about 2.3 million euros ($2.6 million) each....
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Audi R8 seen on racetrack ahead of Geneva debut

Feb. 20, 2015 11:49 CET

Audi released a video of its latest R8 supercar undergoing test drives in Spain. The second generation of the mid-engine coupe is lighter and more powerful than the current car, reports said....
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Can Ferrari really cut it in luxury beyond supercars?

Feb. 14, 2015 06:01 CET

Ferrari faces a battle to persuade investors that it should be priced as a high-flying luxury goods stock. Compared with high-end brands such as Prada, Ferrari's margins are low and it needs heavy investment to make its prancing horse logo a big attraction on exclusive lines besides cars....
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Lamborghini concept shows possible move to less extreme looks

Feb. 9, 2015 06:30 CET

Lamborghini design boss Filippo Perini and his team wanted a unique look for the Asterion concept, the Italian supercar maker's first plug-in hybrid. They wanted to move away from the angular and aggressive forms of recent cars by borrowing less extreme features from renowned Lamborghinis of the past such as the Miura....
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Ferrari's new 488 GTB taps turbos to stretch fuel

Feb. 3, 2015 18:14 CET

Ferrari's latest supercar, the 488 GTB, continues the brand's quest to improve fuel economy in its vehicles with turbocharging. The 488 GTB will replace the the 458 Italia, the brand's best-selling model....
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Spyker wins appeal against bankruptcy

Jan. 31, 2015 11:59 CET

Dutch supercar maker Spyker won its appeal against being placed in bankruptcy. Spyker CEO Victor Muller now plans to push ahead with development of the B6 Venator entry-level luxury sports car, and to merge with a U.S.-based electric aircraft manufacturer....
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