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Proposed bill could protect race cars from EPA regulation

North Carolina congressman Patrick McHenry has proposed a bill that, if passed, could redefine the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s emissions control regulation rules for cars used primarily on race tracks. McHenry's Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2016, or "RPM Act,"... read more

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Mike Flewitt

McLaren lays out future plans, says half its cars will be hybrids

It’s hard to imagine but the current iteration of McLaren’s road car division, McLaren Automotive, has only been up and running for about six years. In that time... read more March 2, 2016 by


 
2015 Lexus GX

Lexus Tops Dependability Study In 2016, Ford Flops

Lexus has been voted the most dependable brand for the fifth year in a row in J.D. Power’s Vehicle Dependability Study, which for 2016 saw the average number of... read more February 26, 2016 by


 
2016 Holden Commodore

End Of The Road For Bold Plan To Save Holden Plant

General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] Australian division Holden will cease production for good at the end of 2017 at which point the company will exclusively offer... read more February 26, 2016 by


 
Stephan Winkelmann

With Appointment Of Ex-Lambo CEO At Quattro, Audi Gets Serious About Challenging BMW M And Mercedes-AMG

This week Audi confirmed that Stephan Winkelmann will end his CEO role at Lamborghini, a company he quite successfully ran for the past 11 years, to take up the head job at... read more February 25, 2016 by


 
Aston Martin DBX concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Aston Martin To Build SUV In Wales: Official

After scouring the world for the ideal spot to build a new SUV loosely based on 2015’s DBX concept, Aston Martin has finally confirmed the vehicle will be built at a... read more February 24, 2016 by


 
Stefano Domenicali

Ex-Ferrari F1 Boss Stefano Domenicali Named Lamborghini CEO

Lamborghini’s current CEO Stephan Winkelmann will step down from the Italian performance brand next month to take up a new role as head of Quattro, the performance... read more February 23, 2016 by


 
Dieter Zetsche

Mercedes Extends CEO’s Contract, Appoints New R&D Chief

Mercedes-Benz is currently enjoying its best sales ever and this in turn has led to record profits for parent company Daimler. The German auto giant recorded net profit of... read more February 19, 2016 by


 
Aston Martin RapidE concept

Electric Aston Martin Rapide Edges Closer To Production With Signing Of MoU

Aston Martin took a major step today towards realizing production of its first electric car. The British automaker signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) towards the... read more February 18, 2016 by


 
2016 Global MX-5 Cup

Emissions Regulation Targets Are Defeat Devices, Motorcycles, Not Racing

Last week, the internet was up in arms after the Specialty Equipment Manufacturer's Association (SEMA) put out a press release stating that a proposed EPA emissions... read more February 16, 2016 by


 
Google Self-Driving Car Prototype

NHTSA Says Google Can Test Cars Without Drivers Or Even Steering Wheels

In a letter posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website this week, NHTSA told Google it can test autonomous cars without drivers, steering wheels... read more February 12, 2016 by


 
Wattway solar road from France's Colas

France To Build More Than 600 Miles Of Solar Roads: Video

Imagine a future where the electricity powering your home is generated from the miles of road lining your neighborhood. That’s entirely possible according to French... read more February 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Global MX-5 Cup

EPA Emissions Controls Regulation Could Be Disastrous To Racing: Update

Buried in an Environmental Protection Agency document from last summer but just coming to light now, the EPA is proposing to make it illegal to remove emissions controls from... read more February 9, 2016 by


 
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

Alfa Romeo Denies Claim Giulia Delay Due To Failed Crash Tests

Last week, Automotive News came out with a report claiming the reason for the delay in bringing the new Giulia to the market was because the car had failed multiple internal... read more February 9, 2016 by


 
GM Powertrain Performance and Racing Center located in Pontiac, Michigan

GM Opens New Hub For Performance Engine Development

You may recall that about three years ago, General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] announced it was consolidating a number of its powertrain development centers into its main GM... read more February 8, 2016 by


 
Roberto Fedeli

FCA Lures Back Former Ferrari Engineer From BMW

It was in October 2014 that we learned BMW had poached a top engineer from Ferrari [NYSE:RACE], which at the time was still part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU]. Now... read more February 5, 2016 by


 
 

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