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RICHARD TRUETT

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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Ferrari will unveil top-performing 458 Speciale

Sept. 30, 2014 10:10 CET

Ferrari will unveil the top-performing convertible version of the mid-engine 458 Speciale sports car range in Paris. The automaker will build just 499 examples of the 458 Speciale A, which has the company's most powerful naturally aspirated engine....
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No '15 Evora as Lotus works on 'smart' airbags

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2014

Lotus, which is laying off about one quarter of its global staff, will skip the 2015 model year of its only street-legal car sold in the United States, the Evora two-seater....
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BLOG: Montezemolo's Ferrari departure no laughing matter

4:48 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2014

After Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo said he will no longer lead the sports car brand, he and Sergio Marchionne made a great show of being good friends, but they weren't fooling anyone....
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Audi set to add third TT variant

Sept. 12, 2014 13:21 CET

Audi has given the strongest hint so far that it intends to add an SUV/crossover derivative to its TT compact sports car lineup. An SUV variant would allow Audi to boost sales of the TT range in an increasingly popular vehicle segment....
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Daimler ready to discuss further cooperation with Aston Martin

Sept. 10, 2014 12:03 CET

Daimler is "fundamentally open" to talks on deeper cooperation with Aston Martin's new boss, Andy Palmer, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said....
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Can sporty RC be the new face of Lexus?

11:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2014

Lexus is counting on its new 2015 RC 350 sports coupe to take on BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz in a segment dominated by the German luxury brands. And that may be the easy part of the car's mission....
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Infiniti seeks U.S. trademark for Formula One landmark

9:25 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2014

Infiniti is seeking a trademark in the United States for “Eau Rouge,” the name of a storied Formula One racetrack bend in Belgium, for a potential luxury car that may cost more than $100,000....
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