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Geely Ponders Stake in Aston Martin

Geely Holdings reportedly has joined the list of investors eyeing stakes in financially struggling Aston Martin.

Gentex, Aston Martin Concept Takes Integrated Approach to Rear Vision

When you’re driving a super-expensive supercar, maybe you want something more than just traditional sideview mirrors. Gentex and Aston Martin are testing a new approach that provides camera-based views too.

Aston Martin Admits to Talks with Investors

Aston Martin, the iconic maker of British supercars made famous by fictional hero James Bond, says it’s in talks about “extended relationships” with unnamed investors.

Canadian Tycoon to Buy Aston Martin?

Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll is heading a consortium to buy a controlling stake in British luxury carmaker Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.

Rimac Readies 1,900-hp Hypercar

Croatia’s Rimac Automobili will unveil the production version of its high-performance C Two concept electric car at the Geneva auto show next March.

VW, HP Test 3D Printing on Miniature Cars

Hewlett-Packard Co. has 3D-printed more than 10,000 tiny scale models of Volkswagen AG’s upcoming ID.3 electric car to demonstrate the technology for potential use in high-volume production vehicles.

Aston Martin Crossover Starts at $193,000

Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.’s first crossover vehicle, the DBX, will be base priced at $193,000 in the U.S. when it debuts in mid-2020.

Carmakers Back Trump on California Emissions Stance

Major carmakers—including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, General Motors, Hyundai/Kia, Nissan and Toyota—are backing the Trump administration’s position that California is barred by federal law from setting its own fuel economy standards and zero-emission vehicle sales quotas.

Porsche Teams with Boeing on Air Mobility Studies

Porsche AG and Boeing Co. have agreed to work together to evaluate the potential for premium urban air mobility travel.

Aston Martin Bond Issue Raises $150 Million

Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc says it has sold $150 million in 12% senior secured notes.

Ferrari Flexes SUV Customization

Ferrari SpA’s upcoming SUV/crossover vehicle will be built on a flexible platform that that offers unique and customizable features, says Chief Technical Officer Michael Leiters.

New Porsche 911 Is Tops in Model Profitability

Porsche AG’s redesigned 911 sports car contributes 29% of the company's profits, the industry's highest margin for any new model launched in 2019.

Porsche Ups Stake in Rimac

Porsche AG, which acquired a 10% stake in Rimac Automobili in June 2018, has increased its ownership to 15.5%.

Lamborghini Mulls Le Mans Racer

Volkswagen AG’s Lamborghini unit is considering joining the hypercar category in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) series with a new model based on the supercar maker’s one-off SC18 project car.

Senators Urge Carmakers to Back Calif. Fuel Economy Plan

Thirty U.S. senators are asking 13 carmakers to throw their support behind a California proposal to raise average fuel economy 28% between 2021 and 2026, The Detroit News reports.

Aston Martin Cuts Sales, Investment Outlook

Iconic British carmaker Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. has lowered its unit sales forecast 11%, trimmed its investment plans and is poised to cut production.

Apple Poaches Another Tesla Engineer

Apple Inc. has hired another executive from Tesla Inc., presumably to help with the company’s secretive Titan autonomous vehicle program, Bloomberg News reports.

Aston Martin’s Top Investor May Raise Stake

Italy’s Investindustrial, which owns 31% of Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd., has offered to raise its stake by another three points.

Ex-Jaguar Design Boss Callum Forms Own Company

Ian Callum, who left Jaguar Cars Ltd. on July 1 after serving as the carmaker’s design chief for a decade, is launching his own design and engineering firm.

Investindustrial Aims to Boost Stake in Aston Martin

A unit of Italian private equity group Investindustrial, already Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.’s largest shareholder, hopes to hike its holding in the British luxury car marque by three points to 34%.

Next Aston Martin Hypercar Named Valhalla

As indicated by trademarks filed last year, Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. has tapped Norse mythology to name its upcoming hybrid-powered hypercar Valhalla.

Ford's Strategic Design Chief Resigns

David Woodhouse, who had been Ford Motor Co.'s director of global strategic design for the last two years, has left the company.

22 Brands Opt Out of Frankfurt Auto Show

This year’s Frankfurt auto show in September won’t include 22 vehicle brands, according to Automobilwoche.

What Did George Lazenby Drive?

Aston Martin is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” with a special edition DBS Superleggera.