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Production

Coronavirus Industry Roundup: April 3

Carmakers extend plant shutdowns, eye mid-April restarts

Business

Italy’s Auto Industry Scrambles Over Nationwide Virus Lockdown

The world’s first nationwide quarantine tests carmakers

Marketing

World’s Top Auto Brands Defend Their Rankings

Brands are forever jockeying for superiority over their rivals.

Five Red Cars for Christmas

Things you probably wished you got for Christmas, not under your tree, but in the driveway. . .

Propulsion

Fast Christmas

Why not get a limited-edition Mustang Shelby GT350 for that special someone on your list?

Design

Putting Material in Its Place

Shedding weight to make cars more efficient is complicated by the economic advantages of using as many of the same components as possible in multiple models, says Altair Engineering’s Richard Yen.

Propulsion

A Deep-Dive Into the Rotary Engine

Yes, the rotary engine may be a thing of the past for auto, but this inventor thinks he has a way that will make it more appealing

Interiors & Electronics

Ford and Electric Vehicles—And, Yes, the Mustang Mach-E

Yes, the Mustang Mach-E. But there is a rich history here.

New Ferrari GT Coupe Takes Shape

Ferrari SpA took the wraps off its all-new Roma 2+2 coupe this week in Italy.

Business

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.

Interiors

Lightening Up Through Topology Optimization

Products can be lighter and better through the application of topology optimization. However, they might look somewhat different. . .

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.

Business

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.

Ferrari Adds Convertible Version of 812 Speedster

Ferrari SpA says its new 812 GTS is the most powerful production convertible in the world.

Business

CNH Industrial to Split in Two

Industrial vehicle producer CNH Industrial NV plans to split in two next year in a bid to hike value.

Sales

Lambo’s Valuation Jumps on SUV Sales

Exotic supercar maker Automobil Lamborghini SpA is seeing its market value soar because of the success of its popular and sedately designed Urus crossover vehicle.

Business

1994 McLaren Auctioned for Nearly $20 Million

An unidentified buyer paid $19.8 million for a 1994 McLaren F1 supercar at a RM Sotheby auction during last weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California. 

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.

Materials & Lightweighting

Jeep, Ferrari Win Lightweighting Honors

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s Jeep Wrangler SUV and Ferrari SpA’s Portofino supercar won this year’s Altair Enlighten Award in the high-production and low-volume categories, respectively.

Hybrid

Slovenian Hypercar Firm Touts Lightweight Hybrid

Low-volume Slovenian manufacturer Tushek Ltd. says its new TS 900 H Apex hybrid-electric two-seater weighs just over 3,100 lbs, making it the world’s lightest supercar.

Economics

Ferrari’s Revenue, Core Earnings Climb

Ferrari NV reports that its shipments of its supercars in the second quarter rose 8% to 2,700 units. Net revenue climbed 9% to €984 million ($1.1 billion).

Mobility

Talking with Michael Robinson About Design

With all the radical mobility innovation emerging today, Michael has the enthusiasm and excitement of a designer just starting his career.

Pagani Revs Up Huayra Roadster

Italian supercar maker Pagani Automobili SpA is introducing a limited-edition version of its Huayra roadster that is lighter, sleeker and more powerful than the base model.