McLaren coupe buyers so far this year have spent on average at least $30,000 for items such as Brembo carbon brake rotors, special paint jobs, carbon paneling in the engine bay and three different wheel options....More
The '13 McLaren MP4-12C Spider was unveiled recently at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and assembly of the sleek roadster with a retractable hardtop and dihedral doors begins next month at the McLaren Production Center in Woking, U.K.
With the top up, the only differentiating feature is a seam along the center of the top, allowing it to fold in two pieces into a bin behind the seats and in front of the 616-hp twin-turbo 3.8L V-8....More
This 592-hp 2-seat mid-engine hand-assembled exotic with dihedral doors and a carbon-fiber chassis makes every competent driver feel like Michael Schumacher, if only for the 3.1 seconds it takes to accelerate from a standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h).
The Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI, hosted its fifth annual Maker Faire Detroit this past weekend in highlighting the importance of grassroots innovation and problem-solving. Some 400 creators participated in this year’s event, including 100 for the first time.
“What we are finding is manufacturers are not only bringing technology in faster than we thought they would, they are also bringing different technology to fruition than what we anticipated,” says the EPA’s Michael Olechiw....More
The earnings swoon also reflected difficulties in international markets, specifically South America, where economic headwinds are affecting sales, and in Europe, where GM continues to book losses as it restructures its business....More
Popularity of this new breed of vehicles is growing rapidly worldwide, and more automakers are beginning to test the U.S. market, where buyers are expected to migrate from small hatchbacks and sedans....More
In October 2013, trade between NAFTA partners totaled $103.1 billion, up 4.5% from a year earlier, marking the first month in the pact’s history in which trade exceeded $100 billion in a single month....More
Economic recovery is weak and gradual, unemployment remains stubbornly high and Europe faces a growing and acute economic challenge from other global regions. We will only deliver the full potential benefits of the Single Market if we set a genuinely new course for Europe....More