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Ferrari Racing Drivers Put Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Through Its Pace

Fresh from the Italian Grand Prix, Ferrari Racing Team drivers Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi have swapped their scarlet F1 race car for a spin in the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrofoglio, the marque’s most powerful production car ever made.  A thrilling film shows the three Ferrari drivers behind the wheel of the Giulia Quadrifoglio – which can achieve a ...

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Russia tests flying motor bike

A Russian-made prototype of a hoverbike has made its first public test flight at the Moscow Raceway track near the city of Volokolamsk. HoverBike S3, a hybrid of a quadcopter and a motorbike designed by Russian company HoverSurf, covered the distance of 1 km at an average altitude of one meter. ‘Drones have conquered the world: they are used for ...

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Fiat Chrysler Launches Scrappage Scheme to Put Cleaner Engines on the Road

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) UK has launched a scrappage scheme to encourage the trade-in of the oldest and most polluting cars, by offering up to £5,300 off a new, lower emission car from across their range. Running until 30th September, the scheme applies to all Euro 1-4 petrol and diesel cars registered before 31st December 2009, regardless of make or ...

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Ford Supports Hurricane Victims with Over $3.5m

Motor Company and its dealers, taking action to aid Hurricane Harvey victims, are committing millions of dollars in relief funds and offering special assistance to those who need to replace lost or destroyed vehicles. “Our hearts go out to all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Texas is like family for Ford,” said Jim Hackett, Ford president and CEO. “Our ...

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Suzuki to Sponsor the X Factor

The X Factor is back exclusively on TV3 from Saturday 2nd of September and Suzuki is pleased to announce sponsorship for this year’s series. X Factor is the UK’s favourite singing competition and Suzuki will sponsor the programme for one year in a deal worth €480,000. Speaking about sponsoring The X Factor for 2017, Tammy Charnley, General Manager – Marketing ...

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Electric Car Sales Soar in China

China’s new energy vehicle (NEV) industry has seen rapid growth in the past few years, with growing sales and an improved industry ecosystem, according to an industry association. Production and sales of NEVs have surpassed 1 million units so far, with an annual growth rate of over 200 percent, said Dong Yang, vice director of China Association of Automobile Manufacturers ...

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South African Auto Industry Sells Over 40,000 New Cars in 31 Days

Sales statistics for August reflect a continuing recovery in South Africa’s new vehicle market. Aggregated sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) show year-on-year growth of 6.7% for the past month, with total sales of 49 222 new vehicles. This growth was mainly driven by consumer buying patterns. Passenger car sales through the dealer channel ...

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Fuel Price Hike Hits America

United States has been hit by petrol or gasoline shortage as the effect of Tropical Storm Harvey and the flood it brought to Texas and environ disrupted production on the Gulf Coast. Retail U.S. gasoline prices rose 2.8 percent from Friday to Saturday as refineries warned customers about the fuel-supply shortage. They were at $2.59 a gallon, according to motorists ...

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Monster Trucks Rescue Texas Flood Victims

Zub Ferrell’s passion is driving through the mud and muck of mega truck competitions. But this week he has embraced another mission: using his huge rig to save flood victims stranded after monster storm Harvey. From his unusually high perch above the road, the 40-year-old crane operator drove his truck, named Old Habits, deep into Texas floodwaters Friday — part ...

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