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Design

VW Group Names Bischoff as Chief Designer

Klaus Bischoff has been named to oversee design activities for all Volkswagen Group brands, effective April 1.

Mobility

From Super Cars to Super Mobility Systems

I hope I live long enough to see the enthusiasts of extremely fast cars shift their enthusiasm to our upcoming high-performance urban mobility systems.

Design

New Rolls-Royce Design Chief Quits

Jozef Kaban has left BMW AG’s Rolls-Royce unit six months after being named design chief of the ultra-luxury marque.

Propulsion

Koenigsegg Breaks Own Speed/Braking Record

Sweden’s Koenigsegg AB says its Regera hybrid-electric supercar has set a new record to go from zero-to-400 kph (249 mph) and back to zero with a time of 31.5 seconds, breaking the mark it set two years earlier by 1.8 seconds.

Bugatti Chiron Breaks 300 mph Record

A mildly modified Bugatti Chiron hypercar has become the first near-production car to break the 300 mph speed barrier.

VW’s Ferdinand Piech Dies at 82

Ferdinand Piech, the autocratic former chairman and CEO who pushed Volkswagen Group into a 12-brand powerhouse, died yesterday at age 82.

Design

Koenigsegg Nabs Former Bugatti, Genesis Designer

Sweden’s Koenigsegg AB has hired Alexander "Sasha" Selipanov, who penned the Bugatti Chiron, as its new design chief. 

Bugatti Confirms Hypercar

Confirming reports from earlier this year, Volkswagen AG’s Bugatti supercar unit says it will unveil a new limited-edition model on Friday in Pebble Beach, Calif.

Design

BMW, Rolls-Royce Get New Design Leaders

BMW AG’s Rolls-Royce ultra-luxury brand has appointed Jozef Kaban as design chief, effective today.

Propulsion

Modified Ford GT Breaks 300-mph Barrier

M2K Motorsports LLC, a Fulshear, Tex.-based tuner company, hit 300.4 mph in a modified 2006 Ford GT supercar to set a new record for a street legal car.

Bugatti Mulls Electric Limo

Volkswagen AG’s Bugatti supercar unit may add an all-electric model in 2023 that revives the extravagant “Royale” nameplate, Car reports.

One-off Bugatti Supercar Sells for a Record $19 Million

Volkswagen AG’s ultra-luxury Bugatti unit unveiled a one-of-a-kind supercar this week at the Geneva auto show.

Labor

Porsche Warns U.K. Customers Brexit May Hike Prices 10%

Porsche AG is advising buyers in the U.K. that cars delivered after Britain leaves the European Union may carry a 10% surcharge because of higher import tariffs.

Autostadt: For the Love of Cars

The Autostadt complex in Wolfsburg, Germany, is a facility that speaks to car culture in a way that few other things anywhere in the world does.

Bugatti Rules Out SUV

Volkswagen AG’s Bugatti brand has no plans to follow other ultra-luxury marques to launch an SUV/crossover.

Hybrid

Pininfarina Teases “Pure” EV Design

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.’s new Automobili Pininfarina unit has released images of its upcoming electric hypercar that features Pininfarina’s new “Pura” design language.

Business

Porsche Discounts CFO’s Hint of IPO Plan

Porsche AG has refuted comments by its chief financial officer that hinted the Volkswagen Group brand might float an initial public offering.

Bugatti Ponders SUV

Volkswagen AG’s Bugatti Automobiles luxury brand confirms it may add an SUV/crossover to its lineup.

Tech Watch

  

Business

New Pininfarina Unit Adds Tech Leaders, Confirms Munich HQ

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.’s new Automobili Pininfarina unit confirms it will be based in Munich and has hired a pair of veteran engineering executives.

Bugatti Mulls New Model

Volkswagen AG’s Bugatti unit is considering adding a second model to complement its Chiron supercar.

VW to Team with HP on 3D-Printed Production Parts

Volkswagen AG says it will begin using 3D-printed parts in production vehicles early next decade.

Production

Not a Chiron for the Kids

Here, obviously, are two Bugatti Chirons: The one on the right appears to have a rather interesting textured skin.

Steel

Genesis Design and Creating the G70

Talent and technology are certainly important, but not more so than having an essential focus on what is to be accomplished. The 2019 Genesis G70 is an example of how things can be done.