Tag Archives: Car Sales

Jon Olsson’s 810-hp Rolls-Royce Wraith is up for sale

Professional skier Jon Olsson's toys come in fast and they occasionally leave just as quickly. He has the sort of car problem we all wish we had: a desire to acquire and modify as many machines as possible. Thus some of his greatest vehicular hits are shipped off to find new homes, which is what Olsson is doing with his monster Roll-Royce Wraith. This...

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Race like a legend today: Jaguar E-Type raced by Stirling Moss up for sale

It's hard to believe that Sir Stirling Moss never claimed an overall title, but he certainly claimed all sorts of other motorsport victories before his retirement at 88. Moss won major races at nearly every level of competition during his racing days, including Le Mans, Sebring, the Mille Miglia, Monte Carlo, and a number of Formula One grands prix races...

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Record-setting, Shelby-fighting 215-mph Cheetah to be auctioned

The Shelby Cobra gets all the love, but it's Bill Thomas' Cheetah that deserves plenty of praise and adulation as well. One example is heading to auction, and it's a prime example of a rare racing machine. In fact, this is probably the cleanest unrestored example out there and just 11 original cars are said to exist. This one will cross the Guernsey's...

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BMW set to test subscription service in Tennessee

The act of purchasing a new car or truck is evolving. Automakers are looking to keep up with the latest trends, and the latest is the subscription-based model. Several automakers have tried it, and now BMW is about to test out its own program. BMW is going to offer a pilot subscription program starting April 2 at a dealership based in Nashville, Tennessee...

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VW Group holds onto title of world’s biggest automaker

The Volkswagen Group was the biggest automaker by volume in 2017 after its various brands delivered a combined 10.74 million vehicles, representing a substantial rise of 4.3 percent on 2016's total. It means the VW Group has now been the biggest automaker for two consecutive years. In second place was the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance, which delivered...

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Lamborghini delivers record 3,815 supercars in 2017

It's been another good year for Lamborghini which on Wednesday reported it delivered 3,815 supercars in 2017, an almost 10 percent increase on the previous year's result. It represents a new record for the Italian marque which now boasts its seventh-straight year of rising sales. The boost was helped along by a growing dealer network that now consists of...

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Mercedes-Benz delivers almost 2.3M cars in 2017

It's been record sales almost across the board for luxury car brands in the past 12 months, and none have been doing it better than Mercedes-Benz. The Three-Pointed Star delivered a record 2,289,344 vehicles in 2017, an impressive 9.9 percent rise on the previous year. It means Mercedes now has seven consecutive years of growth under its belt, helped along...

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Aston Martin delivered most cars since 2008 in 2017

Last year was a good one for British luxury and sports car maker Aston Martin. The brand announced on Thursday that 2017 marked the highest number of cars delivered since 2008 with 5,117 vehicles sold. Retail sales also increased 58 percent year-over-year. Aston Martin pointed to the DB11 and special projects such as the Vanquish Zagato and Vantage GT8 as...

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McLaren delivers record 3,340 cars in 2017

It's been another bumper year for McLaren as the British automaker set a new record for deliveries in 2017, and that's after back-to-back record deliveries in 2015 and 2016. McLaren delivered 3,340 cars in 2017, which compares to 3,286 in 2016 and 1,654 in 2015. Models from the Sports Series range accounted for about two thirds of the total...

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Service, not protectionism, is why American car brands suffer in Japan

It's something that has bothered numerous U.S. leaders for decades: Why do American automakers struggle to gain a foothold in the world's third-largest auto market, Japan? Recently, President Donald Trump opened up this conversation yet again on his 12-day-long Asia-Pacific trip. He referenced the massive trade deficit the U.S. holds with Japan, which...

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