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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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Next-gen Camaro loses 200 pounds, gains turbo-4 base engine

4:15 pm U.S. ET | May 16, 2015

Chevrolet is giving the sixth-generation Camaro a leaner design and a broader engine lineup as it tries to challenge the revitalized Ford Mustang for pony car sales supremacy. The 2016 Camaro coupe retains the overall shape of the late 1960s-era cars, but loses some of the hard edges of today's model. Its slightly reduced size and broader use of aluminum make it more than 200 pounds lighter than the current car, which GM vows will result in more nimble, responsive handling....
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Camaro vs. Mustang: Who has the edge?

5:00 pm U.S. ET | May 16, 2015

The Chevrolet Camaro-Ford Mustang rivalry and U.S. sales battle is about to heat up again. A redesigned Camaro, rebuilt from the wheels up and now riding on the same underpinnings as the Cadillac ATS sport sedan, will face the red-hot Mustang, which was redesigned last year and is getting more enhancements for 2016....
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Renault readies Porsche Boxster, Audi TT rival

May 13, 2015 06:01 CET

Renault may unveil its first modern Alpine sports car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race next month, a report said. The concept would preview a production car that would rival models such as the Audi TT and Porsche Boxster....
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Porsche takes it to the track in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2015

Porsche is building in China a small, one-mile race track for close to 25 million euros ($28 million). The track will allow Porsche owners to experience hard acceleration or feel the g-forces tug during a hard corner....
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De Tomaso brand sale leaves Italian factory's future uncertain

May 7, 2015 15:24 CET

The sale of iconic Italian sports car brand De Tomaso to Hong Kong investment fund Ideal Team Ventures has created a headache for Turin's local authorities, who now own a dormant factory and are responsible for 800 jobless workers....
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Lotus sees profit after cost cuts, U.S. relaunch

May 1, 2015 06:15 CET

UK sports car maker Lotus will be profitable again by 2017 after years of losing money, CEO Jean-Marc Gales said. The company has moved to cut costs and improve its lineup and plans a relaunch in the U.S. market....
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Aston Martin mulls plant in Alabama to be near Mercedes, report says

April 28, 2015 10:42 CET

Aston Martin is considering a U.S. factory in Alabama to be near industrial partner Daimler, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer told a UK car magazine....
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Lotus plans to build cars in China

April 17, 2015 16:24 CET

Lotus plans to build cars and engines in China in a joint venture, DRB-Hicom, the UK sports car maker's Malaysian parent company, said. The venture will involve an investment of $1.6 billion over 15 years....
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Honda sees return to roots in S660

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2015

The Honda S660 mini sports roadster that went on sale in Japan this month may never be sold in the U.S., but could presage Honda's sports cars of the future....
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2015 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

McLaren aims 570S at high-end Porsche 911, Audi R8

March 26, 2015 12:50 CET

McLaren has named the first of its entry-level supercars the 570S. The V-8 powered coupe will compete against high-end versions of the Porsche 911 and Audi R8....
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Jaguar Land Rover's performance unit could make stand-alone models

March 6, 2015 15:14 CET

Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations unit may create its own stand-alone models to rival Mercedes' AMG performance division, which builds the SLS and GT....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Fiat's Mazda-based roadster will be called the 124 Spider

March 4, 2015 14:24 CET

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne revealed that Fiat will call its new Mazda-based roadster the 124 Spider, reviving a name from the 1960s. The roadster will be based on the Miata MX-5....
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Porsche will buy 25% stake in carbon fiber maker

March 3, 2015 13:30 CET

Porsche plans to buy a 25 percent stake in German carbon fiber producer Capricorn Composite, widening access to the lightweight material it uses in its LMP1 and 918 Spyder sports cars....
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Blazing-fast McLaren 675LT to debut in Geneva

9:20 am U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2015

British sports car manufacturer McLaren Automotive plans to introduce the 675LT at next week’s Geneva auto show. The sleek coupe can top 120 mph in a faster amount of time than many normal cars can get to 60 mph....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Can Dodge rebuild Pontiac excitement?

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2015

General Motors has no plans to revive Pontiac, Hummer and Saturn, CEO Mary Barra says. So where do longtime Pontiac and Hummer buyers go if they are in the market?...
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Porsche plans EV-only Pajun to fight Tesla, report says

Jan. 24, 2015 06:01 CET

Porsche will sell its long-planned Pajun sedan only as an electric car to compete with vehicles such as the Tesla Model S, a German magazine said....
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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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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

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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