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Porsche drops top on new 911 Porsche drops top on new 911

The third body variant of Porsche's new 911 generation now makes its début with the all-wheel drive 911 Targa 4 and 911 Targa 4S models, completing the automaker's sports car trio based on the 911 model. Read More

UK motorsport chief wants British Grand Prix spared quarantine laws
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The head of Motorsport UK urged the Government on Wednesday to spare Formula One from quarantine laws that threaten plans to stage a British Grand Prix this year.... Read More

Lauda with me 'in spirit at every race', says Hamilton
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton said Niki Lauda is with him “in spirit at every race” as the six-time world champion hailed the Austrian F1 legend on the first anniversary of his death.... Read More

IndyCar confirms October season finale set for St Petersburg
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — IndyCar, scheduled to open a 2020 season delayed by the coronavirus pandemic on June 6, has confirmed it will close the campaign at St Petersburg, Florida, on October 25.... Read More


Friday, May, 22 2020    

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) says it has implemented several new measures for the distribution and pick-up of driver's licences, as it continues to provide its regular services while adhering to public health and safety guidelines required by the State due to the... Read More

Auto workers' tenuous return a ray of hope

Saturday, May, 16 2020    

DETROIT, United States (AP) — Defying a wave of layoffs that has sent the US job market into its worst catastrophe on record, at least one major industry is making a comeback: Tens of thousands of auto workers are returning to factories that have been shuttered since mid-March due... Read More

BMW charts new ground with 2 Series Gran Coupé

Friday, May, 15 2020    

The introduction of the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé signals the brand's entry into the compact class for the first time. Read More

Sainz to succeed Vettel at Ferrari as Ricciardo heads to McLaren

Friday, May, 15 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Spanish driver Carlos Sainz will replace four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari next season, while Daniel Ricciardo has signed a “multi-year” deal with McLaren from 2021. Read More

Porsche Power

Friday, May, 15 2020    

Following a seven-day bidding period which attracted 32 bids, an online auction hosted by RM Sotheby's for the last Porsche 911 Speedster to enter and pass down the serial production line has raised US$500,000. Read More

Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche get extended vehicle warranties

Friday, May, 8 2020    

In light of recent circumstances surrounding COVID-19, The Volkswagen Group of companies says it has extended the warranty period on Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche vehicles. Read More

Get lucky with ATL

Friday, May, 8 2020    

With the current COVID-19 pandemic causing uncertainty for both businesses and the general public at large, ATL Automotive has launched an innovative new promotion titled 'Lucky 21', offering fantastic deals at leading car brands Honda, Volkswagen and... Read More

General Motors profits dive, aims to reopen US plants May 18

Friday, May, 8 2020    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — General Motors (GM) said Wednesday it aims to reopen most US and Canadian manufacturing operations on May 18 as it reported a steep drop in first-quarter earnings due to the coronavirus. Read More


Friday, May, 8 2020    

Audi Jamaica has introduced its newest mild hybrid sport utility vehicle (SUV), the new 2020 Audi Q7. Read More

Uber investment deepens ties with scooter start-up Lime

Friday, May, 8 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — Uber is leading a US$170-million investment in scooter- and bike-sharing start-up Lime, in a move that deepens the ties between the two “sharing economy” platforms, the companies said yesterday. Read More

IndyCar confirms season opener on June 6 at Texas oval

Friday, May, 8 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — IndyCar confirmed yesterday its 2020 season will open June 6 at an empty Texas Motor Speedway, with an oval night race on a condensed schedule under coronavirus pandemic safety measures. Read More


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