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A spokesman says the Nano may need fresh investment to survive

A spokesman says the Nano may need fresh investment to survive.

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1990 964-series gets 500 horsepower, loses 850 pounds

1990 964-series Porsche 911 becomes 500-hp "Dynamics and Lightweighting Study."

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Buy one and get a day at the track with expert driving instruction

Buy one and get a day at the track with expert driving instruction.

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Only three parts on the car have carried over

Only three parts on the car have carried over.

The Divo is an even more extreme take on the Bugatti Chiron supercar

The Divo is an even more extreme take on the Bugatti Chiron supercar

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Proposed system uses a car's existing driver-assist sensors

Proposed system uses a car's existing driver-assist sensors.

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Lots of carbon fiber and other parts to boost sportiness and save weight

BMW says it will make a series of weight-saving and sportiness-enhancing M Performance Parts available when it launches the 410-horsepower M2 Competition performance coupe this summer.

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Road-going version of carbon-fiber three-seat race car

Let's recap what's coming from Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus. The small-batch U.S. manufacturer showed the 004S last November, a carbon-fiber bodied, 2,600-pound, three-seater road car that comes with a gated, six-speed manual but offers a paddle-shifter as a cost option. A track-only version called the 004C will be developed to run in GTE, GTLM, GT3, and GT4 racing, as well as Germany's VLN series that includes Nürburgring races in the SPX class. Then we have the 004CS, which is the road-go

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It's not road-legal in the U.S.

Few automakers short of Jeep love cranking out new variants of a current model like Lotus. Today, the storied British sports car manufacturer revealed the new Exige Sport 410, essentially a more comfortable and road-friendly version of the track-focused Exige Cup 430. This is a mid-engine coupe with 410 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque and a dry weight that's slightly more than an ND Mazda MX-5 Miata. Too bad it's not-for-U.S. consumption.

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Software-developed designs will be lighter and stronger, though

Car companies are looking for every possible way to eke out a few more miles per gallon these days, some of which involve high-tech combustion, and some others involve ultra-mild hybrid systems. But one generally accepted move is to remove weight, which helps both in efficiency and performance. General Motors has revealed a new technology that may become commonplace for shaving off a few pounds here and there, and the results are pretty freaky-looking.

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Lightweight exotic parts have been highly popular — and profitable

Digital Trends interviewed Porsche GT-car boss Andreas Preuninger, and asked whether the lightweighting Weissach Package could find its way to non-RS cars. Preuninger might have loosed at least a few worms from the proverbial can when he told the site, "I won't rule out some lightweight package will find its way to other model lines in the future." Even though Preuninger added, "We have nothing planned yet, we're very busy; don't expect to see the Cayenne Weissach next month," the opening will h

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The new EV won't replace gasoline-powered models

The Pagani Huayra is nearing the end of its run. The final coupe — number 100 — will be dressed up like Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes-AMG F1 car. The roadster version that follows will be limited to just 100 examples, too. It should be no surprise then that the company is working on its third model. According to Car and Driver, a fourth one is in the works, too. Rather than a big, twin-V12, the fourth model will be all electric.

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Lightweight, long range and affordable were the goals

A couple of years ago, a team from the Czech Republic set out to create the retro-looking Luka EV, an electric car with goals for long range (186 miles), an affordable price (less than €20,000), and a light weight (less than 1,650 pounds). When we first heard of the Luka back in the summer of 2015, the team had just begun testing its first prototype. Now, MW Motors has announced that the resulting vehicle is ready to launch. Furthermore, it looks great.

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$18,000, plus another $13,000 if you want the lightweight wheels

The 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS made its debut just a few weeks ago at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. It's faster and more powerful than ever before thanks to extensive use of carbon fiber and a 520-horsepower 4.0-liter flat-six screamer mounted out back. For the 2018 New York Auto Show, Porsche's GT division is rolling out the GT3 RS Weissach Package, an $18,000 carbon-fiber weight-loss program.

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Electric cars are latest arena for the heavyweight vs. lightweight

The switch by Elon Musk's Tesla to heavier-but-cheaper steel highlights how steel is fighting back against aluminum, which had widely been expected to be the bigger beneficiary of the electric vehicle revolution.

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Photos of the museum's celebration of the brand, from 1939 to today

There may be no hotter marque than Porsche at the moment, with classic models skyrocketing in price and new models in higher demand than ever. So it was no surprise when the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles announced its newest exhibition would highlight the Stuttgart automaker. The museum has done a stellar job of gathering vehicles for new exhibits since its remodel two years ago, the "Seeing Red: 70 Years of Ferrari" display coming quickly to mind.

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AMG says biggest challenge is finding the right driver.

The Mercedes-AMG Project One will set the outright lap record at the Nurburgring.

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The 50 examples will be the last with the BMW V8

Two versions in two different colors will be available.

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McLaren’s track-only supercar costs $1.4 million per copy, only 75 to be built.

More power, more grip and more downforce. More speed!

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