Jaguar Land Rover confirmed today, at the Sao Paulo International Motor Show, that its breakthrough Land Rover Discovery Sport will be one of the first models to be built at its new local manufacturing facility in Itatiaia, Brazil.
The new factory, which will see a total investment of about $387 million by the end of 2020, will supplement UK production and have the capacity to build 24,000 vehicles annually for the Brazilian market. With the first vehicle driving off the production line in 2016, 400 jobs will be created initially and this is expected to almost double by the end of the decade.
BMW Team RMG’s Marco Wittmann wrapped up the drivers’ title at the Lausitzring in his native Germany with two rounds of the ten-race series still to go.
Keen to celebrate this success in fitting style, BMW M GmbH is unveiling the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition (0 – 100 km/h / 62 mph in 4.1 seconds, fuel consumption combined: 8.8 l/100 km [32.1 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 204 g/km). The Champion Edition will be built in a limited run of 23 units, reflecting Wittmann’s car number. And – in a further tribute to the DTM winner – it will be offered exclusively in Alpine White.
Nissan has created the world's biggest working Zorb, complete with a full-sized Note safely cushioned inside.
The giant inflatable ball, which measures six metres in diameter and more than 18 metres in circumference, was constructed to highlight Nissan's Safety Shield technology featured on the Nissan Note, its popular small family car.
The final exterior design of Detroit Electric’s all-new, pure electric two-seater sports car, the SP:01, has been revealed as the company gears up for production.
The lightweight, limited-edition SP:01 will be the world’s fastest production electric sports car when it goes on sale in Asia, Europe and North America, starting in 2015. Revealed as a prototype at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, the design of SP:01 has been subtly updated to further improve the vehicle’s aerodynamic performance, ahead of the start of production at a new facility in the UK later this year.
Three years after its contract to build Singapore’s first permanent track was cancelled by the Government, the firm behind the track, SG Changi, has finally drawn this chapter of local motorsports to a close.
The remaining $6.9 million debt was paid to the piling contractors CS Construction & Geotechnic (CSCG), and the land has been returned to the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) three weeks ago by Sport Singapore. They also revealed that they have refunded some of SG Changi’s paid-up capital on Oct 21, after subtracting the sum for the reinstatement of the land.
The land is now free for redevelopment, and some of the piles may be reused. However, according to experts, if the footprint is different, engineers will have to work around them.