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Porsche buys stake in Croatian electric supercar startup

June 20, 2018 10:00 CET
Porsche has bought a 10 percent stake in Rimac Automobili, a Croatian startup that specializes in superfast electric supercars.

KEITH CRAIN

Enjoy the performance, while you can

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Whether governments like it or not, customers still have an obsession with performance.

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

Porsche wants Chinese buyers to love the 911

4:31 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2018
China may be Porsche's biggest market but sales of its 911 sports car are poor. In a country where size not horsepower counts, Porsche is trying to make the Chinese love the iconic model.

Porsche says Chinese are falling for its classic sportscars

April 26, 2018 16:01 CET
Porsche says its classic two-door sportscars are starting to take off in China, with demand for the 718 Cayman and Boxster growing well.

Jaguar packs 550 hp into F-Pace SVR crossover

8:14 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2018
Jaguar hopes to retain its customers defecting from sports cars and sport sedans with the F-Pace SVR.

Magna Steyr will build BMW, Toyota sports cars

March 19, 2018 06:01 CET
Contract manufacturer Magna Steyr will build two new sports cars jointly developed by BMW and Toyota, industry sources familiar with the matter told Automotive News Europe.

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Why Lotus CEO expects record-breaking results from 3 new models

March 19, 2018 06:01 CET
Lotus has reason to be optimistic after Geely took a majority stake in the niche UK automaker last year. New investment will allow Lotus to add staff, new models and upgrade its production facilities, CEO Jean-Marc Gales told Automotive News Europe.

Ford to offer 2019 Mustang GT California Special

10:34 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2018
The special edition Ford Mustang GT California Special goes on sale this summer and includes unique badging and interior design.

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Mercedes, BMW fund EV push with high-performance sports cars

March 8, 2018 11:32 CET
As automakers including Mercedes and BMW prepares for an age of zero emissions, it's the flashy coupes and gas guzzlers in their lineups that will help fund the way.

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Toyota will seek halo appeal with Supra coupe

March 6, 2018 11:25 CET
Toyota will use its Supra sports car to act as a halo model to bring more emotional appeal to the brand.

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Why Geneva is 'perfect setting' to debut Polestar, Cupra brands

March 3, 2018 06:01 CET
Two of Europe's newest brands – Volvo's Polestar and Seat's Cupra – are using the 'perfect setting' of this year's Geneva auto show to introduce their high-performance products to the public.

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Italdesign will unveil $2.4 million targa

Feb. 17, 2018 06:01 CET
Italdesign will debut the Zerouno Duerta targa at the Geneva auto show. The design and engineering company, which is part of VW Group, will build just five units of the $2.4 million two-seater.

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Toyota teases sporty coupe developed with BMW

Feb. 13, 2018 12:20 CET
Toyota's Supra performance coupe looks likely to debut in concept form at next month's Geneva auto show after the automaker released a teaser picture. The new Supra is being developed in partnership with BMW.

Jaguar revives D-Type roadster as a 'once-in-a-lifetime' project

Feb. 7, 2018 10:54 CET
Jaguar will build 25 modern versions of the 1950s D-Type sports car. The roadster is part of the brand's program to re-issue its most iconic models.

Porsche doubles green car investment to $7B

Feb. 7, 2018 06:01 CET
Porsche will double spending on greener vehicles to $7.4 billion as competition in the electrified-vehicle space grows.

Porsche's sports cars will live on in electric era

Jan. 26, 2018 10:20 CET
Porsche will pursue a three-pronged strategy to tackle an industry shift toward electrification by offering plug-in hybrids, fully electric vehicles and traditional combustion-engine sports cars, CEO Oliver Blume said.

Lotus CEO sees SUV coming with help from new stakeholder Geely

Jan. 12, 2018 06:01 CET
Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales explained to Automotive News Europe why he's confident that the sports-car maker is ready to enter the premium SUV sector.

Porsche to develop EV supercar platform

Jan. 11, 2018 06:01 CET
Porsche will develop a platform for electric sports cars and supercars that may also be used by Audi and Lamborghini. The architecture will be parent VW Group's third purpose-built platform for full-electric cars.

Aston Martin targets valuation of nearly $7 billion in potential IPO, report says

Jan. 9, 2018 09:48 CET
Aston Martin is targeting a valuation of as much as 5 billion pounds ($6.8 billion) in a potential initial public offering, Bloomberg reported. Investors' interest in an IPO could be bolstered by the automaker's planned expansion into the lucrative SUV segment.

Renault turns French coastal town into sports-car making hub

Dec. 17, 2017 06:01 CET
Renault aims to show it can build a reliable sports car with the Alpine A110. The automaker has invested $42 million in its plant in Dieppe, France, to build the rival to the Porsche Cayman and Alfa Romeo 4C.

Porsche aims to meet EU emissions targets with electrified lineup

Nov. 24, 2017 06:01 CET
Porsche expects it won't have any trouble meeting the EU's next round of CO2 reduction targets because more than half of its sales by 2025 will come from electrified vehicles

Aston Martin's new Vantage aimed at younger buyers

Nov. 21, 2017 13:05 CET
Aston Martin is pitching the new-generation Vantage to a younger customer group, helped by a radical redesign that gives the coupe greater differentiation compared with current models.

Racecar specialist Dallara's Stradale inspired by Lotus

Nov. 16, 2017 10:56 CET
Italian racecar specialist Dallara says its first street legal car, a lightweight roadster called the Stradale, was inspired by affordable sports cars pioneered by Lotus. The Stradale's first customers include former F1 drivers.

TVR back with new Griffith

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2017
British niche automaker TVR will begin production of its two-seat Griffith sports car next year.

TVR will start production of Griffith sports car next year

Sept. 29, 2017 06:01 CET
British niche automaker TVR will begin production of its two-seat Griffith sports car next year, 14 years after last making a car. The Griffith is powered by Ford's V-8 Mustang engine and has a top speed of more than 200 mph (321kph).

 
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

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