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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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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

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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GILLES CASTONGUAY

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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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Porsche's rapid growth brings risks

Aug. 4, 2014 06:01 CET

Porsche sales are booming as the carmaker looks set to hit a target of 200,000 annual global sales before a 2018 deadline, but some industry watchers worry that too much emphasis on volume jeopardizes the brand's exclusivity....
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Maserati to cap global sales at 75,000

July 17, 2014 14:40 CET

Maserati will not sell more than 75,000 vehicles globally a year to retain the brand's exclusivity, an executive said. Maserati is adding the Levante SUV and Alfieri coupe to its lineup....
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Porsche, reliant on SUVs for sales these days, reminds consumers of performance roots at Le Mans

8:29 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014

The Porsche that whipped around the Le Mans race track over the weekend for the first time in 16 years was unlike most of the brand's vehicles these days: The low-slung model was a sports car rather than a SUV....
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Renault and Caterham drop sports car venture

June 10, 2014 12:04 CET

Renault said it has scrapped plans to build a high-performance model for British specialist sports car brand Caterham and will pursue plans to launch its own Alpine model alone....
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Jaguar releases teaser of its BMW 3-series rival

May 27, 2014 06:01 CET

Jaguar has released a teaser photo of its XE compact sedan ahead of European sales in 2015. U.S. deliveries will begin a year later....
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Caterham owner mulls sale of UK sports car brand, report says

May 26, 2014 11:25 CET

Caterham owner Tony Fernandes plans to sell the group's UK sports car unit and F1 team, a Malaysian newspaper reported....
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Jaguar revives the legendary XKE racer

May 23, 2014 06:01 CET

Jaguar says it will complete a project started in 1963 by manufacturing six all-new XKEs with lightweight aluminum bodies at its plant in Castle Bromwich, England....
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New Lotus CEO is industry veteran Gales

May 2, 2014 11:53 CET

Industry veteran Jean-Marc Gales is the new CEO of Lotus. Gales, 51, has held high-level jobs with Daimler, BMW, VW, PSA and Opel and is tasked with leading the sports-car maker's turnaround....
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