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In 2016 Mirko will debut on track in January, when he will race with the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 in the famous 24 Hours of Daytona with the American Paul Miller Racing team.

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ACURA PRECISION CONCEPT TO DEBUT AT 2016 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW  ACURA PRECISION CONCEPT TO DEBUT AT 2016 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

• Created by Acura's U.S. design team, Acura Precision Concept points to performance focus of future Acura design


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Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy, 18 December 2015 – Automobili Lamborghini has confirmed its comprehensive program of Esperienza and Accademia track driving courses for 2016, with dates at exclusive locations in Europe, America, Asia and Australia.

The 2016 season will get under way in Europe, with the....
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This holiday season, Audi surprised six fans with custom vintage-themed posters, inspired by their own Instagram photos and featuring their Audi.

Audi partnered with prominent Paris-based photographer and car enthusiast, Amaury Laparra, to....
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•Vehicles patrol Los Angeles-area streets Friday, Dec. 11 – Monday, Dec. 14
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Rockleigh, NJ (December 10, 2015) The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the XC90, S80, S60, V60 and XC60 its 2016 Top Safety Pick+ Award – the most among any luxury car company. Every Volvo model tested by IIHS in the last year has received the Top Safety Pick+ Award, the highest possible award for safety in the United States.

'Volvo continues its strong tradition of safety' said Lex Kerssemakers, President and CEO of Volvo Cars of North America, 'it is a tradition ....
PRODUCTION OF THE McLAREN P1™ COMES TO AN END  PRODUCTION OF THE McLAREN P1™ COMES TO AN END

◾375th and final example of the McLaren P1™ produced
◾Completion of the first production model in the McLaren range-topping Ultimate Series
◾First full-body visual carbon conversions now in build with McLaren Special Operations (MSO)

The final chapter in the production of the McLaren P1™ has now been written as the 375th and final example was completed, bringing the curtain down on the most technologically advanced and dynamically accomplished supercar ever made. From launch, the groundbre....
CHICAGO AUTO SHOW RAMPS UP TO CONNECT WITH SOCIAL INFLUENCERS

CHICAGO (December 9, 2015) – Once again the Chicago Auto Show will amplify trends and news occurring at the nation's largest auto show through social media activations with the objective of extending the reach to what show organizers call 'non-traditional automotive audiences.' The show has formed partnerships with Digital Megaphone, an organization that creates educational and interactive events for marketers and bloggers, and Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA), the official tra....
NEW WEBSITE AND SMARTPHONE APP BUILD EXCITEMENT FOR THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

CHICAGO (December 9, 2015) – The Chicago Auto Show has an all-new website and will launch and accompanying smartphone app in January that are designed to enhance the attendee experience and bring the nation's largest auto show to life across the globe. The 2016 version of ChicagoAutoShow.com features seamless social media integration, historical videos and bigger, bolder image galleries.

Highlighting its extremely active social media channels, the show's website features Facebook and T....
NISSAN TITAN XD NAMED NORTH AMERICAN TRUCK/UTILITY OF THE YEAR FINALIST  NISSAN TITAN XD NAMED NORTH AMERICAN TRUCK/UTILITY OF THE YEAR FINALIST

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup has been named one of three finalists for the 2016 North AmericanTr....
AMERICA'S FIRST AUTO SHOW UNVEILS NEW LOGO, BRAND STRATEGY  AMERICA'S FIRST AUTO SHOW UNVEILS NEW LOGO, BRAND STRATEGY

New York Auto Show Prepares for Next Generation of Show Visitors

The New York International Automobile Show today launched a new logo and brand strategy, marking the most dramatic change in its visual identity since 2000 when the existing logo was re-designed to mark the new millennium. The iconic 116-year-old New York City event, in 2016, runs from March 25 to April 3 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

The new logo is a vibrant new take on the New York Auto Show....
WANT TO DESIGN AN AD FOR TIMES SQUARE OR LA? FORD IS GIVING CONSUMERS THE CHANCE  WANT TO DESIGN AN AD FOR TIMES SQUARE OR LA? FORD IS GIVING CONSUMERS THE CHANCE

◾Ford is asking consumers to design artwork for digital billboards that will go up in major cities across the country, from Times Square to the San Francisco Bay Bridge
◾As part of Ford's exciting new By Design car campaign, the company is bringing a new level of interactivity to outdoor advertising, showcasing how the company's products make consumers feel
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FCA US LLC ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF 2016 DRIVE FOR DESIGN CONTEST  FCA US LLC ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF 2016 DRIVE FOR DESIGN CONTEST

◾Drive for Design invites all U.S. high school students in grades 10-12 to design a Dodge SRT Hellcat for the year 2025
◾Prizes include Apple products, a three-week summer automotive design course at the College for Creative Studies, all-expenses-paid trip to the Detroit Autorama and more
◾Student entries must be submitted by Jan. 8, 2016, via FCADriveForDesign.com or mailed to the FCA US Product Design Office

December 7, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich.
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REPLICA CAR MANUFACTURERS, CUSTOMERS AND SUPPLIERS PRAISE NEW LAW  REPLICA CAR MANUFACTURERS, CUSTOMERS AND SUPPLIERS PRAISE NEW LAW

Washington, DC (December 7, 2015) – It's a new era for the kit car industry. President Obama signed into law legislation that will permit low volume car manufacturers to produce turn-key replica vehicles for customers nationwide. The SEMA-supported provision is part of a larger highway construction bill. Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) introduced the 'Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2015' in June, legislation that SEMA has pursued since 2011. It r....
DUO HENNING FEHR & PHILLIPP RÜHR, DAN BAYLES AND FRITZIA IRIZAR NOMINATED FOR SECOND BMW ART JOURNEY  DUO HENNING FEHR & PHILLIPP RÜHR, DAN BAYLES AND FRITZIA IRIZAR NOMINATED FOR SECOND BMW ART JOURNEY

Miami. BMW and Art Basel continue their joint initiative to recognize and support emerging artists worldwide with the announcement of the shortlist for the second BMW Art Journey during this year's Art Basel in Miami Beach. Like a mobile studio, the BMW Art Journey can take artists almost anywhere in the world to develop new ideas and envision new creative projects.

Today an international expert jury announced the following shortlisted artists showing in Positions, the sector for emer....
FIAT BRAND AND FCA US CALIFORNIA BUSINESS CENTER TEAM UP WITH MOTOR4TOYS AND LOCAL CAR COMMUNITY

◾FIAT is a presenting sponsor of the 12th annual Motor4Toys Charity Car Show and Toy Drive
◾More than 5,000 vehicles, from supercars and everyday cars to hot rods and rat rods, will gather for annual charity event
◾All car enthusiasts and car clubs encouraged to attend
◾Goal is to collect more than 60,000 toys for underprivileged kids in Southern California

December 4, 2015 , Los Angeles
- The FIAT brand and the FCA US California Business Center will help deliver a little holiday ch....
PORSCHE TO INVEST AROUND A BILLION EUROS - MORE THAN 1,000 NEW JOBS: GREEN LIGHT FOR MISSION E  PORSCHE TO INVEST AROUND A BILLION EUROS - MORE THAN 1,000 NEW JOBS: GREEN LIGHT FOR MISSION E

Stuttgart. The first 100% electrically powered Porsche is on its way. The supervisory board of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG today gave the green light for the Mission E project. In the words of Dr. Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board, Porsche is thus 'beginning a new chapter in the history of the sports car.' The vehicle is due to be launched at the end of the decade.

With the Mission E project, Porsche is continuing to back sustainable growth. In Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen alone....
SUPERSPORTS ON THE WATER: BUGATTI AND PALMER JOHNSON LAUNCH JOINT LUXURY YACHT PROJECT  SUPERSPORTS ON THE WATER: BUGATTI AND PALMER JOHNSON LAUNCH JOINT LUXURY YACHT PROJECT

◾Palmer Johnson is new lifestyle license partner for Bugatti
◾Latest model series from luxury yacht builder to start with exclusive model featuring distinctive Bugatti design elements and advanced materials
◾First model with carbon fiber hull to bear the name Niniette
◾Luxury yacht available in three sizes can be ordered with immediate effect
◾Prices start at €2 million

Molsheim/Monaco, December 4, 2015.
-- The makers of the world's fastest production super sports car, Bugatti, a....
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Cadillac global sales increased 16.9 percent in November to 23,241 units. For the year to date, Cadillac sales are up 5.6 percent worldwide.

'Approaching the year-end period, Cadillac's increasing product substance and disciplined growth strategies are building momentum,' said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. 'In the U.S. market we are commanding higher transaction prices, with lower incentive and inventory levels. It means....