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Finishing

Pininfarina's $2.9 Million Masterpiece

Only five of the special-edition models will be produced. The hand-crafted painting process alone takes weeks to complete. 

Pirelli Demos 5G-Enabled Tire

Italy’s Pirelli & Co. has tested a tire that uses an embedded 5G-chip to transmit road data back to the vehicle and other road users.

Toyota Readies Supra-Based GT Racer

Toyota Motor Corp. says next year it will begin selling a production version of the Supra race car it unveiled in March at the Geneva auto show.

Production

Geely Buys Utah Race Track

China’s Zhejiang Geely Automobile Holding Co. has purchased the Utah Motorsports Campus near Salt Lake City for $18.5 million.

Hybrid

Aston Martin EV to Make 600 Horsepower

Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. says its upcoming Rapid E electric supercar will be fitted with two electric motors that produce a combined 610 hp and 700 lb-ft of torque.

Production

Faraday Future Moves Forward with Body-in-White Model

Faraday Future Inc. says it has completed the first body-in-white production build for its upcoming FF 91 luxury vehicle and is on track to start customer deliveries in December.

Lambo Aventador SVJ New King of the ’Ring

Lamborghini SpA says its upcoming Aventador SVJ has set a new record for a production car at Germany’s famed Nurburgring-Nordschleife course with a time of just under six minutes and 45 seconds.

Intelligent Transportation

Pirelli Readies Advanced Tire-to-Vehicle Sensor

Pirelli & Co. SpA has developed a tire with an embedded sensor that transmits data back to the vehicle and a cloud storage system.

Propulsion

McLaren Revs Up Senna Supercar

McLaren Automotive Ltd. says its new Senna supercar is the “lightest, fastest, most engaging” vehicle it’s ever built.

Interiors & Electronics

Fisker Unveils Emotion EV

California-based Fisker Inc. took the wraps off the production version of its upcoming EMotion electric sedan this week at the CES electronics show in Las Vegas.

Business

Pirelli IPO Values Tiremaker at €6.6 Billion

Pirelli & Co. SpA is valuing itself at €6.50 per share or €6.5 billion ($7.7 billion) in an initial public offering that will begin trading on Oct. 4.

Production

Faraday Future Shifts EV Production Plans to California

Struggling electric vehicle startup Faraday Future Inc. has signed a lease on a manufacturing facility in Hanford, Calif., a month after pulling the plug on a planned $1 billion plant in North Las Vegas.

Business

Acura to Open Up Sales of NSX GT3 Race Car

Honda Motor Co.’s Acura brand will make its NSX GT3 race car available to private owners later this year.

Business

Michelin Heads Tire Satisfaction Poll in U.S.

Michelin brand tires have again outscored their rivals in the annual J.D. Power Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction Study. Pirelli and Goodyear ranked second and third, respectively.

New Jaguar F-Type Breaks Cover

Jaguar Land Rover has released images of its 2017 F-Type SVR sports car, which is the first series-production model developed by the carmaker's special vehicles operations.

VLF Powers Up Viper-Based Supercar

Michigan-based VLF Automotive says its new Force 1 supercar’s 8.4-liter V-10 engine can generate 745 hp and 638 lb-ft of torque.

New Lambo Huracan Gets Rear-Drive Layout

Volkswagen AG’s Lamborghini unit is adding the rear-wheel-drive Huracan LP 580-2 coupe to its 2016 lineup.

Materials & Lightweighting

McLaren Supercar Ups Carbon Fiber Content and Tech Features

McLaren Automotive Ltd. has standardized a host of features and added new options for its 2016 model 650S supercar.

Developers Unveil 725-hp Mustang-Based 2-Seater

Automotive designer and entrepreneur Henrik Fisker has teamed up again with Los Angeles-based Galpin Auto Sports, this time to create the Galpin Rocket Speedster Concept.

McLaren Unveils Its Lowest-Priced Supercar Ever

McLaren Automotive Ltd. will formally introduce the first of its "affordable" Sport Series supercars, the 570S Coupe, on Wednesday at the New York auto show.

Business

ChemChina Confirms Bid for Pirelli

China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina) confirms its plan to acquire tiremaker Pirelli & Co.

Business

Pirelli May be Acquired by Chinese Chemical Company

The China National Chemical Corp. is maneuvering to make a €7.1 billion bid to acquire Italian tiremaker Pirelli & Co.

And Now for Something a Little Sportier

McLaren Automotive Ltd. has rolled out its most exclusive production car ever: a full racing version of its P1 supercar priced at $3.3 million.

Chrysler Touts Hellcat Charger as World’s Most Powerful Sedan

Chrysler Group's latest model to receive the company's new supercharged 707-hp Hellcat engine is the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.