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Aston Martin appoints Nissan's Andy Palmer as new CEO

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 02 September 2014 09:14

Nissan product chief Andy Palmer, 51, has been appointed chief executive office of Aston Martin. A corporate spokeswoman at Aston Martin confirmed the news to CAR magazine ahead of an official announcement at 10.00am today. 'We are delighted he's joining us,' she said. 'It's been worth the wait.' No start date has been set yet, while Nissan and Aston lawyers sort through contractual details. ...

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Aston Martin appoints Nissan's Andy Palmer as new CEO

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 02 September 2014 09:14

Nissan product chief Andy Palmer, 51, has been appointed chief executive office of Aston Martin. A corporate spokeswoman at Aston Martin confirmed the news to CAR magazine ahead of an official announcement at 10.00am today. 'We are delighted he's joining us,' she said. 'It's been worth the wait.' No start date has been set yet, while Nissan and Aston lawyers sort through contractual details. ...

Ford Focus (2015) to be priced from £13,995

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Tim Pollard, 02 September 2014 06:00

Ford has frozen the starter price on its Focus mainstay for the new 2015 model year facelift. The news means that the Focus 1.6 Studio five-door hatch will cost from £13,995. And the Blue Oval pledges it’s not just an entry-level pricing gimmick; well equipped Titanium and Titanium X models have actually dropped on the new facelifted Focus, costing £100 ...

Vauxhall brings back the Viva! Baby Vaux revives old name

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 01 September 2014 11:53

The Vauxhall Viva is back! Vauxhall and its continental sister Opel is poised to announce a new small car to slot beneath the Corsa and it’ll revive the historic Viva badge in the UK, CAR understands. The original Vauxhall Viva was popular in the UK through three generations - the HA, HB and HC series - up until its demise ...

Simplification or complication? Mercedes shakes up its badging again

Rated 2 out of 52

Georg Kacher, 29 August 2014 15:03

Mercedes is about to simplify - it hopes - its entire badging system. All four major model ranges will be affected by the revised nomenclature which is designed to make sense of the alphabet soup. The idea is to make sure each badge reflects the main range it’s attached to. The GLA baby crossover shows how it’ll work: the GL ...

CAR interviews Hermann Tilke, the F1 architect (2014)

Rated 4.5 out of 54.5

Tom Clarkson, 27 August 2014 09:50

Is this man a genius? You have to hope so because he’s designed half the tracks on this year’s Formula One calendar; and cars, irrespective of their performance, are only as spectacular as the tracks around which they’re racing. Monaco is utterly captivating, Bahrain less so – you get the idea. Hermann Tilke holds the key to much of F1’s ...

Ferrari 456: why Maranello is considering a V6 entry-level supercar

Rated 4 out of 54

Georg Kacher, 25 August 2014 07:00

Ferrari is readying the next generation of supercars – and we’ve already reported how it’s about to start turbocharging the majority of its sports cars. But there’s another corner of Maranello’s R&D skunkworks which is developing V6 power for future sports cars. We do not have official confirmation yet, but intelligence indicates that the new twin-turbo V6 is a 2.9-litre ...

Mazda appoints Brit Kevin Rice as new European design chief

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 18 August 2014 10:13

Mazda has appointed Kevin Rice as its new European design director to replace the retiring Peter Birtwhistle. Rice joins at a key time for Mazda, which is replacing its model range at a rate of knots. It will show the new 2 supermini at the Paris motor show in October 2014, following the 3 mid-sized hatch and 6 family car ...

Dallara branches out from track to road with 2017 coupe

Rated 4 out of 54

Georg Kacher, 13 August 2014 09:27

Dallara - the company involved in top-end motorsport from Formula E to Indycar - is readying a sports car for the road, CAR magazine can reveal. In the new September 2014 issue on sale today, Gian Paolo Dallara, the firm's founder, confirms a back-to-basics eponymous sports car due to arrive by 2017. The Dallara road car will be extremely focused: ...

Ferrari M458-T (2015) - more details of 458 Italia’s turbo

Rated 3 out of 53

Georg Kacher, 06 August 2014 09:46

Twenty-six years after the F40, the California T marks Ferrari’s late comeback to the turbo fraternity. Predictably enough, the next turbocharged model - the facelifted 2015 Ferrari 458 Italia - is just round the corner. At the 2015 Geneva motor show, the Italian sports car maker is expected to launch the M458-T, otherwise known as the revised Ferrari 458 Italia. ...

Rolls-Royce confirms new convertible - a Wraith cabrio

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Tim Pollard, 05 August 2014 12:49

Rolls-Royce today confirmed a new, eighth model range - a convertible due to join the Phantom, Ghost and Wraith in mid-2016. Goodwood is being tight-lipped on the exact identity of the new Rolls, but CAR can confirm it is the Wraith convertible. Not that Rolls-Royce would do anything as vulgar as call it that; expect a new name. Rolls-Royce methodically works ...

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