Pagani reveals $2.4 million convertible

First drive in $2M super car Italian supercar manufacturer Pagani doesn't make very many cars and the ones it does make are very, very expensive. At next month's Geneva Motor Show Pagani will unveil it's next new model, the Pagani Huayra Roadster. Only 100 will be made and each will cost at least $2.4 million. Or, rather, they did cost that much. They've all already been sold. The Huayra Roadster is more than simply a convertible version of the hard-roofed Pagani Huayra you may already be familiar with. That car could be had for a mere $1.4 million. Named after an Andean wind god, the Pagani Huayra Roadster, like the hard-top version is made almost entirely from lightweight, but expensive, carbon fiber. Pagani's founder, Horacio Pagani, had been an in-house carbon fiber expert at nearby Lamborghini before leaving to start his own company. The Huayra Roadster will have two different roofs. One is a removable mostly clear carbon-fiber top that resembles a g..

GM’s talks to dump European unit sparks backlash

Chevy Bolt powers through General Motors may finally be prepared to jettison its struggling business in Europe. Just one problem: GM's acknowledgment that it is considering a sale of its Opel and Vauxhall brands has set off a major political backlash in Europe that threatens to strangle any deal in its cradle. Politicians and union leaders in Germany, France and Britain have expressed worries that jobs will be lost of a result of GM's intention to sell the companies to France's PSA, the owner of Peugeot and Citroen. "We've got no intentions of allowing a single job loss," Len McCluskey, general secretary of Britain's Unite union, said during a television interview. GM has 38,000 European employees, with more than 18,000 Opel workers in Germany and 4,300 Vauxhall employees in the U.K. In France, unions worry that PSA could also be in line for job cuts if a deal is struck. "There is a lot of anger, disappointment and of course surprise," said McCluskey. "..

Superfast: Ferrari to reveal its fastest production car ever

Ferrari's fastest convertible Ferrari will soon unveil the fastest and most powerful production car the Italian luxury performance brand has ever produced. Powered by a 790 horsepower V12 engine, the Ferrari 812 Superfast, true to its name, will be able to go from zero to 60 miles per hour in under three seconds and will have a top speed of 211 miles per hour. This won't be the fastest Ferrari, period, but it will be the fastest Ferrari (RACE) model to come down the automaker's "regular" production line in Maranello, Italy. The 949 horsepower hybrid LaFerrari, for instance, is a lot more powerful, but all 499 of those were hand built at a price of $1.4 million each. The 812 Superfast will be a great deal more affordable, relatively speaking. While Ferrari has not yet announced pricing for the 812 Superfast, prices for the the model it replaces, the F12 Berlinetta, start at $320,000. Ferrari promises "a full, rich exhaust sound" from the big 6.5-liter engine mounted..




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