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Report: Lancia to be rejuvenated

To some surprise, Lancia is alive and, well, not quite well, but alive, thanks to the large support of Fiat. But due to Fiat’s wide connections, Lancias have essentially been sold in Europe as redesigned and rebadged Chryslers or Fiats. So nothing really exciting, like their legendary WRC-champ, the Delta Integrale. But in a recent report from Italian […]

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Report: Bentley confirmed to produce a Mulsanne Speed

Bentley is reportedly working on its brand image by being a standard of “sporting luxury,” ushered in by the recent Continental GT3 from not too long ago. Another example of this effort is the recent Continental GT Speed, a more high-performance yet, still luxurious version of said Continental. And to continue with the trend, AutoExpress apparently learned that […]

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Report: Volkswagen AG eyeing Fiat for acquisition

Volkswagen AG is clearly becoming an automotive monopoly and is otherwise a sure-footed way of saying the Germans have essentially taken over the world by way of the automobile. As of this post, the German People’s Car owns Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, Skoda, and Volkswagen as well as Ducati, and several commercial vehicle […]

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Report: Aston Martin abandons Lagonda SUV project…?

Aston Martin has reportedly scrapped its plans for a Lagonda-named SUV, according to a new report from PistonHeads. After hearing from Aston’s Director of Design, Marek Reichman, some statements indicated Aston’s lost interest in the venture. Click here for more news on the Aston Martin Lagonda. “We still have plans for the brand. There might be […]

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Report: Bentley plans to stick with its VW-sourced W12

CARandDRIVER recently learned that Bentley has no desire to depart with its Volkswagen-sourced W12 engine, currently serving duty in the Continental GT and Flying Spur. Despite the crackdown on environmentalism, leading to the downsizing of engines, Bentley seeks to remain loyal to its use of the W12, meaning Bentley might end up being one of the last […]

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Report: Maserati caps production to maintain exclusivity

Maserati wants to maintain its exclusivity among the luxury automakers and as a result, the Italian Trident plans to cap production at 75,000 units total per year. Though despite the production cap, Maserati reportedly has a long distance to go before they even come close to achieving this number in general. So far, the Italian […]

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Report: Lexus potentially preparing sub-compact crossover below NX

Britain’s AutoCar recently heard through the grapevine that Lexus could be preparing a new entry-level crossover below the all-new 2015 NX. After speaking with Lexus’ European vice-president, Alain Uyttenhoven, word is that such a model isn’t “impossible” and is a sensible consideration, amid the high demand for more crossovers, especially in China, Europe, and Japan. There, […]

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Report: Audi A8 e-tron in the works with diesel-electric V6

AutoExpress of the UK recently learned that Audi is working on a new e-tron version of the current A8, after speaking with chief technical officer, Ulrich Hackenberg. According to the finding, the new e-tron-ified A8 could sport a diesel-electric hybrid setup with a V6. This is unlike the next e-tron model to hit production, the […]

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Callaway confirms 627hp tuned Corvette Stingray

Callaway and Chevrolet Corvette go together like Shelby and Ford Mustang and because the new Corvette is still in its early years, Callaway just confirmed their latest line of upgrades that provide the Stingray with a nice dollop of extra power. The result is the Callaway Corvette SC627. While the base 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray […]

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Report: Mercedes-Benz mulling a super-luxo GL SUV?

Australian media reports that Mercedes-Benz might be considering a more luxurious version of the GL-Class to follow in the footsteps of the new S-Class, which is anticipated to receive a larger and touted up version known as the Pullman. According to Motoring.com, rumor has it that Mercedes-Benz is developing a subdivision to their lineup that could […]

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