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Peugeot-Citroën Hoping for GM Support on Pneumatic Hybrid

Peugeot-Citroën Hoping for GM Support on Pneumatic Hybrid

System would be cheaper than electric hybrids

PSA Peugeot-Citroën and Bosch announced their development of a pneumatic hybrid that would use compressed air to boost acceleration instead of an electric motor and battery. Now it is hoping to find a partner to further development the techno...
08.03.2013 | 15944 views | 0 comments
Aston Martin Partners with Bilstein for Livery of V12 Vantage

Aston Martin Partners with Bilstein for Livery of V12 Vantage

It will race in the Nürburgring 24 Hours

Aston Martin has partnered with suspension company Bilstein for its car in the Nürburgring 24 Hours. The V12 Vantage GT3 entered in the race will wear a yellow and blue Bilstein livery, and it will work as the team’s technical partner. ...
08.03.2013 | 3085 views | 0 comments
Bugatti Brings Three Specially Painted Veyrons to Geneva

Bugatti Brings Three Specially Painted Veyrons to Geneva

Trying to keep up interest in its supercar

Bugatti brought three specially painted roadsters to the Geneva Motor Show to keep people from forgetting about their supercar. It brought two special Grand Sport Vitesse cars and standard Grand Sport roadster, each with two-tone bodies and interi...
08.03.2013 | 20506 views | 0 comments
BMW Bringing Classic Race Taxis to DTM Series

BMW Bringing Classic Race Taxis to DTM Series

BMW M3 DTM from 1987 and M1 Procar will give taxi laps

BMW is bringing several classics to the DTM season opener on May 4 and 5 at Hockenheim. BMW Classic is bringing a 1987 M3 DTM and M1 Procar as race taxis for all ten DTM races in 2013 for a few visitors. Eric van de Poele won the 1987 DTM Driv...
08.03.2013 | 6499 views | 0 comments
Finalists for World Car of the Year Awards Announced

Finalists for World Car of the Year Awards Announced

Awards include World Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design awards

The finalists for the World Car of the Year awards have been announced. The award winners will be announced at the New York International Auto Show on March 28. The awards consist of the World Car of the Year, World Performance Car, World Gre...
08.03.2013 | 553 views | 0 comments
BMW Motorcycles, Bugatti and Lamborghini Get Special Spot at Villa d’Este 2013

BMW Motorcycles, Bugatti and Lamborghini Get Special Spot at Villa d’Este 2013

Aston Martin DB4 Zagato will also be on display

For the 2013 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como, BMW's motorcycles will get a special exhibition along with some very rare examples of European cars. The Villa d’Este conours is considered t...
08.03.2013 | 5161 views | 0 comments
Alpine Returns to Le Mans Through Branding with Signatech

Alpine Returns to Le Mans Through Branding with Signatech

Cars will race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and ELMS

Alpine, and its parent Renault, announced today that the Alpine brand will return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2013. Obviously, there is no time for Alpine to develop its own car in time for the race in June; so the Signatech Team, which had prev...
08.03.2013 | 5258 views | 0 comments
Faster GT86 Could Get a Hybrid Instead of Turbo or Supercharger

Faster GT86 Could Get a Hybrid Instead of Turbo or Supercharger

Hybrid would provide torque boost with fewer downsides

Chief engineer of the Toyota GT86 project Tetsuya Tada says that given his latest car's critical and sales success means that development of a refreshed car and convertible is underway. He also talked about the rumors of a faster version of th...
07.03.2013 | 4884 views | 0 comments
Nismo and Renault Sport Will Share Development in Future

Nismo and Renault Sport Will Share Development in Future

Engine development is too expensive not too share

Renault Sport and Nismo will share on engine development in the near future at least for road cars.  Engine development has grown too expensive for Renault and Nissan to continue to operate their own independent motorsport units for road ...
07.03.2013 | 4643 views | 0 comments
Jaguar Land Rover Invests to Build 4-Cylinder Engines in UK

Jaguar Land Rover Invests to Build 4-Cylinder Engines in UK

Will add 1,400 new jobs to build new engines

Jaguar Land Rover is investing £500 million (€575 million) into its Engine Manufacturing Centre in the UK to employ 1,400 new employees and build its new four-cylinder engines. It is also investing a further £2.75 b...
07.03.2013 | 3224 views | 0 comments
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