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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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McLaren vows to stay independent as it pushes to boost sales

April 28, 2015 12:11 CET

McLaren plans to stay independent to take advantage of its nimbleness as it competes with rivals including Lamborghini and Ferrari. The UK automaker is one of the few global luxury auto brands that is not part of a larger group....
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Ford eyes 'high volume' use of carbon fiber

9:24 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015

Ford today said it has signed a deal with a carbon-fiber manufacturer to jointly explore “high-volume” automotive uses for the lightweight material. The agreement with DowAksa, a joint venture of Dow and a Turkish company, builds on an arrangement that Ford announced in January as it unveiled the GT supercar....
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So how much for a Ford GT? Think Lamborghini

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015

Ford gave a broad hint last week about a burning question for many performance car fans: How much will it charge for the eye-catching, 600-hp GT supercar it debuted at the Detroit auto show?...
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Lamborghini CEO takes aim at another sales record

March 4, 2015 06:30 CET

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann is bullish about the supercar maker's future after setting a new sales record last year and entering 2015 with a "solid order book." Winkelmann discussed this as well as Lamborghini's response to tougher CO2 emissions rules with Automotive News Europe....
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Bentley, Maserati, Lambo big winners in surging niche

March 2, 2015 06:01 CET

Ultraluxury carmakers Bentley, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce and Maserati are experiencing unprecedented success. Strong demand for those brands -- as well as Ferrari and Aston Martin -- has forecasters predicting the niche will grow by nearly 40 percent between now and 2020....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Danish supercar builder Zenvo aims for success where DeLorean failed

March 1, 2015 11:24 CET

Danish supercar builder Zenvo will display two of its cars at the Geneva auto show as it tries to break into an arena dominated by Ferrari, Lamborghini and smaller-scale producers such as Bugatti, Pagani and Koenigsegg....
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Bugatti sells last Veyron, ending era for VW supercar

Feb. 23, 2015 14:52 CET

Volkswagen Group sold the 450th and final Bugatti Veyron, marking the end of one of the most exclusive supercars ever built. The 450 Veyrons were sold for an average price of about 2.3 million euros ($2.6 million) each....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Audi R8 seen on racetrack ahead of Geneva debut

Feb. 20, 2015 11:49 CET

Audi released a video of its latest R8 supercar undergoing test drives in Spain. The second generation of the mid-engine coupe is lighter and more powerful than the current car, reports said....
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NEWS ANALYSIS

Can Ferrari really cut it in luxury beyond supercars?

Feb. 14, 2015 06:01 CET

Ferrari faces a battle to persuade investors that it should be priced as a high-flying luxury goods stock. Compared with high-end brands such as Prada, Ferrari's margins are low and it needs heavy investment to make its prancing horse logo a big attraction on exclusive lines besides cars....
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Lamborghini concept shows possible move to less extreme looks

Feb. 9, 2015 06:30 CET

Lamborghini design boss Filippo Perini and his team wanted a unique look for the Asterion concept, the Italian supercar maker's first plug-in hybrid. They wanted to move away from the angular and aggressive forms of recent cars by borrowing less extreme features from renowned Lamborghinis of the past such as the Miura....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Ferrari's new 488 GTB taps turbos to stretch fuel

Feb. 3, 2015 18:14 CET

Ferrari's latest supercar, the 488 GTB, continues the brand's quest to improve fuel economy in its vehicles with turbocharging. The 488 GTB will replace the the 458 Italia, the brand's best-selling model....
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Spyker wins appeal against bankruptcy

Jan. 31, 2015 11:59 CET

Dutch supercar maker Spyker won its appeal against being placed in bankruptcy. Spyker CEO Victor Muller now plans to push ahead with development of the B6 Venator entry-level luxury sports car, and to merge with a U.S.-based electric aircraft manufacturer....
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Aston Martin gets cash backing to overhaul lineup

Jan. 27, 2015 13:06 CET

Aston Martin's main financial backer has pledged to provide cash for a refreshed model lineup that the supercar maker plans to reveal at the Geneva auto show in March. "If Aston needs capital, we're there," Investindustrial Chairman Andrea Bonomi said....
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McLaren names new design chief

Jan. 20, 2015 06:01 CET

UK supercar maker McLaren promoted Robert Melville to the post of chief designer, reporting to the company’s design director, Frank Stephenson....
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PARTY CRASHER

While supercar world awaited Acura NSX, nobody saw Ford GT coming

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

A showdown between Ford's GT and the Acura NSX supercars quickly became the talk of the Detroit auto show, after Ford's surprise entry managed to upstage the much-anticipated Acura....
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The woman behind the bold NSX

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2015

Michelle Christensen, exterior design project leader for the NSX, is the first woman to lead a design team working on a supercar....
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Seinfeld upends Acura's Super Bowl ad for NSX

12:04 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

No supercar for you! At least, not until Jerry Seinfeld takes a test drive. Acura will forgo advertising in this year's Super Bowl on Feb. 1 even though it has a production-version NSX for enthusiasts to order for the second half of the year....
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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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Ford resurrects GT midengine supercar

10:47 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

Ford is resurrecting the GT midengine supercar as a 600-plus hp demonstration of the performance side of its EcoBoost engine technology....
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Fiat Chrysler says it has no plan to move Ferrari's tax base from Italy

Dec. 11, 2014 16:07 CET

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles denied a report that it is considering moving the tax residence of its Ferrari supercar unit outside Italy. The possibility of the move to save on corporate taxes caused an outcry in its home country....
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Tuner guru sees hope for really young buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2014

RJ de Vera's auto industry resume is as free-form and hard to read as a graffiti wall in urban L.A....
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Daimler to buy 25% of motorbike maker MV Agusta

Oct. 31, 2014 16:04 CET

Daimler will buy a 25 percent stake in Italian motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta as part of a long-term cooperation that gives the German car and truck maker access to lightweight three-cylinder engines....
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Bugatti is shielded from VW cost reductions as it works on Veyron successor

Oct. 5, 2014 10:31 CET

Volkswagen keeps lavishing money on supercar maker Bugatti even as the company plans painful cuts in its core auto business. Bugatti is working on a successor to the Veyron that may deliver even more power than the current model....
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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Lamborghini unveils 910-hp plug-in hybrid Asterion

Oct. 2, 2014 09:45 CET

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said the 910-hp Asterion LPI 910-4 plug-in hybrid supercar concept unveiled at the Paris auto show is a "ground-breaking, crucial step" for the VW-owned company....
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