Aug 16 2017

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New Honda Civic Type R puts on a racing suit 07/13/17

FCC to expand wireless spectrum for autonomous car radar 07/14/17

Ford files petition to avoid airbag recall 07/21/17

Federal legislators move forward with autonomous car bill 07/27/17

Aston Martin introduces Vulcan AMR Pro package 06/29/17

McLaren sales double in 2016, MSO builds up by 147 percent 06/30/17

Leak shows Porsche 911 GT2 RS in all its glory 06/30/17

Porsche is expected to announce within the next 24 hours that it intends to abandon its LMP1 campaign in the FIA World Endurance Championship, sportscar365 reports, following a Wednesday meeting to determine the fate of the program. Porsche’s departure would leave Toyota as the sole team in the class, which would likely result in the Japanese automaker retiring as well.

Ford is expecting its year-end performance to fall below that of 2016’s despite better-than-expected second-quarter profits, Reuters reports. Ford’s improvement came on the backs of its higher-margin vehicles, while less-profitable small cars contributed to a 43,000-unit sales deficit worldwide (8,000 here in the States).

The UK government announced this week that it is doubling down on its plan to end sales of gasoline- and diesel-powered cars within its borders by the year 2040, committing further investment to electrification infrastructure and ULEV programs in the meantime.

BMW will soon dust off the old 8 Series nameplate for an all-new flagship coupe. Filling the void left by the departed 6 Series coupe, the new 8 Series is expected to make its market introduction in 2018.

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