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Ferrari California T is brand's fuel-sipper

July 17, 2014 06:01 CET
Ferrari expects its California T, the brand's only model with a turbocharged engine, to attract customers looking for a supercar that can be used for everyday driving....
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Ferrari plans 20% CO2 cut by 2021

June 24, 2014 06:01 CET
Ferrari wants to reduce its fleet carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent by 2021 while simultaneously boosting performance. To do this the supercar maker will use turbochargers on V-8 engines and hybrid systems on V-12s, a top executive said....
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BMW launches i8 plug-in hybrid as Tesla shakes up green supercar segment

June 7, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW has begun rolling out the i8 plug-in hybrid supercar as Tesla shakes up the market for luxury cars with alternative powertrains....
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McLaren 650S makes quick start

May 22, 2014 06:01 CET
Strong demand for McLaren's 650S Coupe and 650S Spider has allowed the British supercar maker to cease production of the cars' predecessors, the 12C and 12C Spider....
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McLaren plans more models and higher margins

May 17, 2014 06:01 CET
McLaren turned a profit in 2013 and plans to remain in the black while adding models over the next three years. The carmaker aims to achieve margins closer to those of Ferrari or Porsche, CEO Mike Flewitt told Automotive News Europe....
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BMW: i8 sports car will be niche player

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
BMW's i8 plug-in hybrid will be scarce, and fewer than 500 of the supercars will be sold in the United States this year, said Ludwig Willisch, CEO of BMW of North America. It will start at $136,625, including shipping when sales begin in August....
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McLaren rules out making SUVs

April 19, 2014 19:45 CET
McLaren will stick to building sports cars and ruled out following rivals such as Lamborghini and Bentley in adding an SUV to its lineup. "We genuinely believe we make the best sports cars in the world," McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt said....
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Lamborghini helps give parent Audi a technical edge

April 17, 2014 11:43 CET
Lamborghini will showcase the Huracan LP 610-4, its newest technology-packed supercar at the Beijing auto show, with the model set to spice up its parent company Audi's own offerings....
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Lamborghini CEO predicts record results for newest supercar

April 11, 2014 06:15 CET
Lamborghini's newest supercar, the Huracan, will have the best sales year of any model in the automaker's 51-year history in 2015, CEO Stephan Winkelmann told Automotive News Europe....
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In Italy, driving a Lambo can put you in tax limbo

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
The Italian government has targeted supercar owners as part of a crackdown on tax evaders....
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McLaren expects big profit rise on P1 supercar sales

April 1, 2014 12:14 CET
McLaren Automotive expects pre-tax profit to rise fourfold this year on deliveries of its $1 million P1 supercar....
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Aston Martin said to discuss building SUV with Daimler

March 31, 2014 10:48 CET
Aston Martin and Daimler are said to be holding talks to extend their cooperation to building an SUV as the UK carmaker seeks to broaden its lineup....
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Ferrari returns to turbo as supercar makers face up to emissions rules

March 3, 2014 14:44 CET
Ferrari has mounted a turbocharged engine on its latest supercar, the California T, for the first time in more than two decades, as even luxury automakers are forced to seek ways to cut emissions without sacrificing performance....
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2014 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

McLaren will add pricier sibling to $240,000 12C supercar

Feb. 20, 2014 10:50 CET
McLaren will introduce a fourth supercar, the 650s, as the company seeks to increase pressure on rivals Ferrari and Lamborghini and triple sales in the next few years....
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Ferrari posts record 2013 revenue despite lower deliveries

5:21 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2014
Ferrari posted a 5 percent rise in revenue last year, even as deliveries of its supercars fell 5 percent as the automaker cut production to maintain exclusivity....
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Ferrari posts record 2013 revenue despite lower deliveries

Feb. 19, 2014 11:21 CET
Ferrari posted a 5 percent rise in 2013 revenue to a record 2.3 billion euros ($3.15 billion), even as deliveries of its supercars fell 5 percent to 6,922 units....
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3rd i? BMW will weigh demand

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
BMW Group will not add a third model to its
i subbrand range of electrified cars until it has a better idea of demand, said Harald Krueger, BMW production chief.
BMW has trademarked the series through to number i9, hinting at the extent of its ambition, but Krueger said it currently has no plans to add to the i3 subcompact and the i8 plug-in hybrid supercar, which will go on sale this spring....
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McLaren sees China slowdown persisting amid gov't crackdown on lavish spending

Nov. 22, 2013 06:01 CET
McLaren says it sees a slowdown in China sales persisting amid a crackdown by the Chinese authorities on high-end luxury goods including cars....
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Alfa 4C delivers on promise to offer affordable supercar

Nov. 15, 2013 06:15 CET
Alfa Romeo's 4C coupe delivers on the brand's promise to offer a true supercar at a reasonable price. The 53,000 euro 4C combines a downsized engine with a very lightweight body to achieve supercar performance....
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German automakers use super-powered subbrands to stay ahead of rivals

Nov. 4, 2013 06:15 CET
Audi, BMW and Mercedes are locked in a battle that goes beyond unit sales and global expansion. The German automakers are trying to out-engineer one another with their high-performance subbrands....
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2013 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Porsche 918 hybrid beats Toyota Prius as supercars go green

Sept. 11, 2013 06:01 CET
Porsche and BMW are among carmakers who have unveiled new sports cars that are not only fast but also greener as fuel efficiency becomes a key standard even for supercars....
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Aston Martin said to target doubling sales by 2016 under new CEO

Sept. 10, 2013 06:01 CET
Aston Martin aims to double annual vehicle sales to 7,000 by 2016 by adding models such as an SUV, a source said, adding that the automaker also has several candidates lined up to succeed Ulrich Bez as CEO. ....
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HIGH-COST, LOW-PROFIT AND HEAD-TURNING

Top-dollar superstar cars let luxury makers show off technology, styling

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Executives and analysts say limited-run supercars are so expensive to develop and produce that they typically make little money or wind up in the red. But Ferrari, Porsche and others build them anyway, banking on a crush of publicity to bolster the company's aura and stoke sales of other models....
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Ferrari plans further hybrids to follow its LaFerrari supercar

Aug. 21, 2013 06:01 CET
Ferrari plans further hybrid models to follow the LaFerrari flagship to attract more wealthy buyers to the brand....
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BMW sees no rival in Tesla as it readies plug-in i8 supercar

Aug. 20, 2013 06:01 CET
BMW's rechargeable i8 sports car is entering a soon-to-be-crowded field of supercars with a hint of green. The German automaker, however, isn't worried about competing with Telsa in the niche because BMW says the cars target different buyers....
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