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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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Peugeot will unveil coupe concept at Beijing auto show

Feb. 4, 2014 12:27 CET
Peugeot will unveil a sports car concept at the Beijing auto show. The concept is a further development of the Onyx supercar prototype unveiled at the 2012 Paris show.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Kia calls GT4 a 'throwback' to era of untamed sports cars

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Kia Motors America revealed its GT4 Stinger concept sports car at the Detroit auto show, a car that the company says pays tribute to affordable sports cars of the past.... Read More »

 

BMW, Toyota agree on joint sports car platform, report says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
BMW and Toyota are developing a joint platform for sports cars, BMW development chief Herbert Diess told a German newspaper.... Read More »

 

Porsche sales rise 15% in 2013 as demand for Boxster line doubles

Jan. 9, 2014 14:55 CET
Porsche said global vehicle sales rose 15 percent in 2013 helped by demand for the Boxster and Cayman models, which more than doubled.... Read More »

 

Fiat's Mirafiori production revamp imminent, union sources say

Jan. 8, 2014 11:20 CET
Fiat Group will begin modifying production lines at its Mirafiori plant near Turin very soon, union sources said. The plant is expected to build the Maserati Levante SUV, which will go on sale next year.... Read More »

 

2015 MUSTANG LAUNCH

A Mustang makeover guide

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Why would Ford go to so much trouble and expense to redesign and globalize its only remaining rear-wheel-drive car when it hasn't even cracked the 100,000 sales mark since 2007? There are a few reasons.... Read More »

 

Saleen plans to develop EV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Saleen Automotive, a venture of sports car tuner Steve Saleen, is developing an electric car.... Read More »

 

Saleen planning to develop EV, show models early in 2014

3:34 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2013
Saleen Automotive, a venture of sports car tuner Steve Saleen, is developing an electric car, the company announced this week. No technical details or renderings have been released, but Saleen says he will show scale models of the vehicle early next year... Read More »

 

Engineer chases a million, spills BMW's beans

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
BMW engineer Nenad Regoje was probably a little nervous while appearing recently as a contestant on "Wer wird Millionaer," German TV's version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"... Read More »

 

Caddy's sporty shift creates pricing quirk

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2013
Shoppers in a Cadillac showroom can consider a just-released, redesigned CTS mid-sized sedan in a luxury trim package for about $55,000. Or they can step up to a roomier, showier XTS large sedan in the same trim level -- and pay about four grand less.... Read More »

 

A peek at the pony

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
It's the best view yet of the new Ford Mustang's front end, which looks to be a bit more rounded than that of the current generation.... Read More »

 

Porsche aims to enter 15 new countries by 2020

Oct. 14, 2013 06:01 CET
Porsche is looking to enter 15 new countries by the end of the decade, mainly in Africa, as it seeks to boost growth in developing markets.... Read More »

 

Ferrari sees Japan sales rising 30%

Oct. 9, 2013 06:01 CET
Ferrari expects its Japan car sales to rise by 30 percent this year as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to lead the country out of 15 years of deflation.... Read More »

 

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