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2013 Wiesmann GT MF4-CS

German Sports Car Brand Wiesmann Sold To Indian Investors

Wiesmann, the German manufacturer of lightweight, retro-styled sports cars powered by BMW M engines, finally went out of business last year after several years of barely scraping by. Since then, founders Martin and Friedhelm Wiesmann have been on the lookout for a buyer, and now it seems... read more

November 17, 2015 by
 
Porsche 918 Spyder on the Nürburgring

Track Operator Cleared To Lift Nürburgring Speed Limits

In the summer, the operator of the Nürburgring race track, Capricorn, announced speed limits of 155 mph at certain sections prone to accidents. The move, one of the... read more November 13, 2015 by


 
Michelin and Ford performance tires

Michelin to develop tires for Ford Performance fleet, including GT supercar

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is prepping for a global performance onslaught. The future lineup of the sporty side of the Blue Oval looks exciting thanks to the impending... read more November 11, 2015 by


 
Caparo T1

Caparo Parent Company Enters Administration, Chairman Dies In Apparent Suicide

Britain’s Caparo T1 was billed as the ‘closest thing to driving a Formula One car on the road’ when it was first unveiled back in 2006. The car looked just... read more November 11, 2015 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW starts “goodwill” payment program for customers affected by diesel scandal

While Volkswagen may still be months away from announcing a recall in the United States for vehicles found to have “defeat device” diesel emissions cheating... read more November 10, 2015 by


 
Faraday Future

Chinese-Backed Electric Car Startup Faraday Future Plans $1 Billion U.S. Plant

In August, we first learned of the plans of Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting for a new electric car company rivaling Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA]. It turns out Yueting’s... read more November 9, 2015 by


 
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Toyota Investing $1 Billion In Silicon Valley Research Lab

Toyota will establish a new research and development facility in California’s Silicon Valley at the cost of $1 billion over five years. The new facility, to be called... read more November 9, 2015 by


 
Walter Maria de Silva

Volkswagen Group Design Chief Walter de Silva Retires

Current Volkswagen Group design boss Walter Maria de Silva is set to retire at the end of the month, though he will continue his links with the automaker in an advisory role... read more November 8, 2015 by


 
2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

Audi, Porsche and VW issue stop-sale orders on models with diesel V-6

Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency issued the Volkswagen Group with a notice of violation for a 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine used in several models from... read more November 6, 2015 by


 
2016 Lexus ES production in Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexus Rules Out Building Cars In China On Quality Fears

While many major automakers have been building cars in China for years, with Volvo even exporting a Chinese-built car to the United States, Lexus has resisted the move and is... read more November 5, 2015 by


 
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On top of diesel emissions scandal, VW discovers “irregularities” in CO2 levels of 800,000 cars

The Volkswagen Group, still reeling from an announcement Monday made by the Environmental Protection Agency that more of its cars, including some Porsches and high-end Audis... read more November 4, 2015 by


 
Genesis logo

Hyundai Launches Standalone Genesis Luxury Brand, Promises Six Models

Many scoffed at the idea of Hyundai competing in the luxury segment when the Korean automaker, known for its cheap and cheerful cars, originally announced plans for the... read more November 3, 2015 by


 
2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

EPA: VW defeat device software found on diesel V-6 in Audi, Porsche cars

UPDATE: In light of the EPA’s allegations that more Volkswagen Group models were discovered with software to hide emissions levels from regulations, Porsche Cars North... read more November 2, 2015 by


 
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Feds Rule You Can Continue Tinkering With Your Car

People have been customizing cars almost since the car was invented, but these days that often means playing with the software that controls many vehicle systems. That's not... read more October 30, 2015 by


 
Matthias Müller

VW prepares new strategy 2025, prioritizes profitability over size

Prior to its diesel emissions cheating scandal, the Volkswagen Group was focused on reaching the number one spot in auto sales and had even set a date of 2018 as a target... read more October 30, 2015 by


 
'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Bob Lutz arrives in a Chevy Volt

Bob Lutz Asks: Is Tesla Doomed?

Bob Lutz has never been shy about speaking his mind, and now he has something to say about Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] that's likely to start some heated conversations. Despite... read more October 29, 2015 by


 
 

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