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BMW poaches Ferrari technical director Roberto Fedeli

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 09 October 2014 12:08

BMW has confirmed the appointment of Roberto Fedeli, the former R&D chief of Ferrari who had a sparkling 26-year technical career at Maranello. It’s a further sign of change at the top of Ferrari, in the wake of president Luca di Montezemolo’s departure. He quit this week, squeezed out by Fiat overlord Sergio Marchionne in a shake-up of the corridors ...

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BMW poaches Ferrari technical director Roberto Fedeli

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 09 October 2014 12:08

BMW has confirmed the appointment of Roberto Fedeli, the former R&D chief of Ferrari who had a sparkling 26-year technical career at Maranello. It’s a further sign of change at the top of Ferrari, in the wake of president Luca di Montezemolo’s departure. He quit this week, squeezed out by Fiat overlord Sergio Marchionne in a shake-up of the corridors ...

Ford GT to make a comeback for 2016?

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 07 October 2014 12:37

The Ford GT could be revived to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Blue Oval’s victory at Le Mans in 1966, according to reports in the US. Senior sources in Dearborn have told Motor Trend that a range-topping halo car is under discussion for launch in 2016 - and it’ll be a mid-engined supercar for road and track. Yes, Ford ...

Is Lamborghini about to show a four-seater at Paris?

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Tim Pollard, 17 September 2014 17:25

Lamborghini is preparing to show a new concept car at the Paris motor show - and it looks very much as if it’ll be the Aventador-based four-seater CAR scooped back in October 2012. This invitation has been issued to the media, inviting journalists to the Lambo press conference on 2 October. It's an outline of a Lamborghini, but it's tricky ...

Luca di Montezemolo to quit as Ferrari chairman (2014)

Rated 4.5 out of 54.5

Tim Pollard, 10 September 2014 08:51

Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo is to step aside as Ferrari chairman on 13 October 2014, the Fiat Group announced today. Di Montezemolo - or LDM, for short - will pocket €27 million (£21m) in severance pay in return for agreeing to not compete against Fiat before March 2017. His successor? Fiat Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne. Fiat owns 90% ...

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. ...

Renaultsport R.S 01 first pictures: Renault’s new 2014 racer revealed

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Tim Pollard, 27 August 2014 16:26

If you were worried that Renaultsport had lost its mojo after the lacklustre Clio RS, think again: it’s just unveiled the new Renaultsport R.S 01, a wild and focused track racer for the Trophy one-make series. Weighing less than 1100kg thanks to its Dallara-sourced carbonfibre chassis, the R.S 01 has a 3.8-litre V6 engine developing ‘more than 493bhp.’ The engine ...

Lamborghini Huracan LP 620-2 Super Trofeo (2014): first pictures

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 20 August 2014 16:49

You thought the Huracan was hard-core? Wait until you see the new Lamborghini Huracan LP 620-2 Super Trofeo racer, unveiled at the 2014 Quail, A Motorsport Gathering. These first pictures of the Super Trofeo leave you in little doubt this is a maximum-attack kinda Lambo. It’s built especially for the one-make Blancpain Super Trofeo race series which kicks off in ...

McLaren P1 GTR concept (2014): the hard-core P1

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Tim Pollard, 16 August 2014 02:15

Can you have too much of a good thing? McLaren clearly doesn't think so - it's unveiled the new P1 GTR model at the 2014 Pebble Beach concours d'elegance. They've take a 'regular' P1 and thrown the works at it. Power jumps to 1000ps, or 986bhp from the 3.8-litre V8 and electric motor working in tandem. That's Bugatti Veyron territory. ...

The most expensive cars ever: Ferrari sells for $38m

Rated 4.5 out of 54.5

Tim Pollard, 15 August 2014 10:19

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta sold overnight for a record $38,115,000 (£22,528,626) at the prestigious Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction held during Monterey Car Week. At a stroke, the Ferrari has become the most valuable car in the world, overtaking the 1954 Mercedes W196 R F1 Racer which sold for $30m at an auction at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of ...

McLaren 650S Sprint (2014): the gentleman racer’s Macca

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Tim Pollard, 11 August 2014 17:59

Visitors to the upmarket Pebble Beach festival this week will witness the world debut of a very special McLaren track-day special: the new 650S Sprint coupe. The clue’s in the name: the Sprint is a track-only version of the 650S, designed for wealthier fans to go on track days and race at junior levels. It slots beneath the full-blown 650S ...

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