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Perfectly Addicting: The new 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport.

Stronger, faster and more sustainable on the racetrack
New Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport featuring natural-fibre body parts Stuttgart. Three years after the premiere of the first Cayman GT4 Clubsport, Porsche now unveils its successor: The new 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport represents a consequent further development of the successful model from Weissach. For the first time, the near-standard mid-engine racer comes in two versions ex-works: the “Trackday” model for ambitious amateur racing drivers and the “Competition” variant for national and international motor racing.
In developing the new 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport, the focus was put not only on further improved driveability and faster lap times but also on the sustainable use of raw materials. The 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport is the first ever production race car to feature body parts made of natural-fibre composite material. The driver and co-driver doors and the rear wing are made of an organic fibre mix, which are sourced primarily fro…

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BMW Individual M850i Night Sky

Out of this world: the BMW Individual M850i Night Sky.
Stellar one-off version of the luxury sports car features controls made from meteoritic material, extra-terrestrial surface patterns, illuminated constellations on the centre console and 3D-printed components – BMW Individual takes exclusivity in design and material selection into a whole new dimension.
Munich . For over 25 years now, the BMW Individual Manufaktur customisation facility in Garching near Munich has been producing exceptionally high-quality equipment features, extraordinary special-edition models and spectacular one-offs – all sporting a highly distinctive design and further enriched by the world’s finest, most precious materials. And the bespoke styling specialists have now opened up a new dimension in exclusivity by looking beyond our planet and bringing the night sky into the car. In the BMW Individual M850i Night Sky (fuel consumption combined: 9.8 – 9.7 l/100 km [28.8 – 29.1 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 2…

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America's Sales Numbers | PR

FORD F-SERIES MARKS 42 STRAIGHT YEARS AS AMERICA’S BEST-SELLING PICKUP, TOPPING 900,000 SOLD IN 2018; FORD HITS NINE STRAIGHT YEARS AS AMERICA’S BEST-SELLING BRAND; LINCOLN SUV SALES UP
DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 3, 2019 – Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) today reported its December 2018 U.S. sales results. Click here or visit media.ford.com to view the news release. Ford will begin its monthly sales call at 10 a.m. EDT this morning when Erich Merkle, Ford U.S. sales analyst, will host a conference call for the investment community and news media to discuss the results and related market trends. He will be joined by Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service, and Emily Kolinski Morris, Ford chief economist.


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FCA US Reports 2018 December and Full-Year Sales FCA US reports highest calendar year of retail sales in 17 years Jeep® brand sets full-year record as sales climb 17 percent Ram brand notches full-year record as sales climb 7…

Will There Be a Corvette Concept in Detroit?

It is January, so it is NAIAS. The anticipation is beyond words regarding one particular automotive dream, the Corvette. Everyone wanted it last year. But it didn't come out to play. People were guessing all year, when it will be shown. Now we do know the presentation is yet to happen.
Every next Corvette generation is a real automotive event that fuels the soul of all the car enthusiasts everywhere. And this a mild understatement.   What is even more special is that this time around Corvette has yet another surprise up its sleeve (from the many), the very fact that it will go rear mid-engined.  Finally. That is precisely what Zora would say. 
Now this is something out of this world. By the way GM has just trademarked the Zora name. Just before Detroit. 
Talking about Detroit...    GM has many options for the new generation Corvette. One is a surprise reveal of a concept car that may/would mean that the production version is not that far away either (due to the fact of the testin…

New GM President

“(Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Thursday that Mark Reuss would succeed Dan Ammann as president, effective immediately, as part of the automaker's ongoing shift to electric and self-driving vehicles in North America and China. 
Reuss remains focused on rebuilding the Cadillac brand and streamlining GM's product development operations, while doubling the resources, mainly engineering hours, allocated to electric and self-driving vehicle programs in the next two years, the company reiterated.
GM has budgeted $8 billion for the development of electric and self-driving vehicles, with SoftBank Group and Honda Motor Co pledging to invest $5 billion in GM's Cruise self-driving unit.”

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