Pininfarina launches own hypercar brand with an electric Bugatti fighter

If you're a storied brand waiting to break free, your best strategy is to make a big splash. Such is the situation of Pininfarina, which plans to launch a range of four new cars under its own name between 2020 and 2025, company executives told Motor Authority in a private meeting in New York on Thursday. As a small, Italian custom styling and...

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Noble unveils M500 sports car at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Noble used the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed as the launch pad for its new M500 sports car. This marks a new entry into the Noble family, and it's one that opens the door into Noble as a slightly more affordable vehicle. Still, entry level for Noble is still a six-figure machine with potent on-track performance. The British performance marque has been...

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Porsche begins installing 800-volt electric charging stations at dealerships

After installing the first of many 350-kilowatt, 800-volt charging stations in Berlin, Germany, last year, Porsche has begun erecting the so-called Turbo Charging stations at dealerships. The first dealership is the Porsche Center in Berlin-Adlershof. Four parking spaces feature the new chargers, which offer double the voltage over current DC fast-charging...

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New Toyota Supra makes dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Toyota said it was coming, and we finally witnessed the next-generation Supra make its debut. Sort of. The 2020 Toyota Supra made its “dynamic debut” at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Thursday as chief engineer Tetsuya Tada and master driver Herwig Daenens sprinted the sports car up the famed hill climb. By “dynamic,” Toyota means what we see here …

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McLaren lineup will go all-hybrid by 2025, 18 cars in the pipeline

Electrification has swept across the auto industry, and McLaren is the latest to commit to an electrified future. McLaren Thursday announced an expansion of its previous Track22 business plan, fittingly called Track25. The updated vision calls for all McLaren cars to feature a hybrid system by 2025, up from half of its cars by 2022 in the Track22 plan...

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Vaughn Gittin Jr. and the Eagle Squadron Mustang roars at Goodwood

Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Ford Performance have built a special Mustang. It's called the Eagle Squadron Mustang, and it has a date with the auction block at The Gathering (formerly the Gathering of Eagles), a charity evening to support the Experimental Aircraft Association. Before it goes to a new home however, Gittin and Ford have their bags packed for the...

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Apple self-driving car details revealed in case against ex-employee

Apple has been keen to keep details about its self-driving car project under tight wraps, but a criminal case against an ex-employee has outed some specifics. A criminal complaint filed by Apple against Xiaolang Zhang, the ex-employee, on Monday details a few areas Apple has worked on. According to a Tuesday Reuters report, Apple's complaint includes...

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McLaren P1 GT Longtail by Lanzante revealed

Having already built a modern successor to the McLaren F1 LM based on the P1 hypercar, the folks at British motorsport and engineering company Lanzante have turned their sights on another legendary F1: the F1 GT Longtail. Lanzante is the same company that fielded the F1 GTR that won overall at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans, and on Thursday it revealed the...

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Bentley to celebrate centenary with Mulsanne homage to brand founder

Bentley will celebrate the centenary of its founding next year and one of the highlights planned is the launch of a special Mulsanne that pays home to brand founder Walter Owen (W.O.) Bentley. In particular, the car pays homage to the Bentley founder’s personal 1930 8 Litre. The special Mulsanne is called the Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner, and just …

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Q by Aston Martin drops V-8 into Cygnet city car

Earlier this decade, Aston Martin rebadged a Scion iQ and sold the car complete with a wheezy 1.3-liter engine as the Cygnet. It was a cost-effective way for Aston Martin to get its average emissions down but, for obvious reasons, the car was a dud and thankfully killed off a couple of years after launch. Recently, one Cygnet owner called …

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