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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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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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BRUCE GAIN

With Tavares no longer involved, Renault divorces Alpine partner

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2014
Renault appears to be scaling back its ambitions for the sporty Alpine subbrand after ending plans with Caterham, its racing partner, to revive the marque. But a source says the project will still go ahead....
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Alfa Romeo leans on Ferrari for horsepower in brand's overhaul

March 27, 2014 12:08 CET
To transform struggling Alfa Romeo into a profit machine, Fiat is turning to the cachet and horsepower of Ferrari....
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Ferrari appoints new board members; chairman and CEO stay on

March 25, 2014 12:17 CET
Ferrari has reappointed Luca Cordero di Montezemolo as chairman and Amedeo Felisa as CEO, while appointing four new members to the board....
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Renault will revive Alpine brand alone after ending Caterham tie-up, reports say

March 25, 2014 06:01 CET
Renault will revive its Alpine brand on its own after ending a partnership with UK specialist sports car maker Caterham, reports said....
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Porsche sees solution 'shortly' for 911 GT3 engine fires

March 14, 2014 17:06 CET
Porsche is close to fixing a fault that has caused engine fires in two 911 GT3 sports cars....
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Porsche predicts stable 2014 earnings

March 14, 2014 13:04 CET
Porsche predicts stable earnings in 2014 as the sports car maker invests in U.S. and Chinese operations with a focus on adding distribution outlets in emerging markets....
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Porsche extends CEO Mueller's contract by five years

March 3, 2014 12:09 CET
Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller, who has led the sports car brand to record sales and defended the marque's exclusivity within Volkswagen Group, has won a five-year contract extension....
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2014 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Audi gives TT a fresh look

6:05 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2014
The latest Audi TT coupe, which will debut at the Geneva auto show, will feature more angular styling, a sketch unveiled today by the automaker shows....
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2014 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Audi gives TT a fresh look

Feb. 20, 2014 12:05 CET
The latest Audi TT coupe, which will debut at the Geneva auto show, will have a more angular styling, a sketch unveiled today by the automaker shows....
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Porsche tells GT3 customers to stop driving for engine inspection

7:13 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2014
Porsche on Thursday advised drivers of the most expensive version of its overhauled 911 sports car to stop driving the vehicle after two of them caught fire in Europe....
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Porsche halts GT3 deliveries after two catch fire

Feb. 19, 2014 13:13 CET
Porsche says it expects to conclude an investigation into fires that broke out in two of its 911 GT3 cars this week, after the carmaker said it would halt deliveries of the model....
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Aston Martin slammed by China state media over handling of recall

Feb. 14, 2014 11:10 CET
Aston Martin has been slammed by China's state media over a recall of its luxury cars involving Chinese parts, saying the company is using stereotypes to mask its own shortcomings....
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