Porsche purchased 10 percent shares of Rimac Automobili

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Rimac AutomobiliPorsche AG has purchased 10 percent shares of Croatian electric startup Rimac Automobili, creators of the Concept One and C_Two EV hypercars.

The German sports car specialist made the announcement overnight, and says it plans to enter a "close collaboration" with the up and coming EV brand.

"By developing the purely electric two-seaters super sports cars, like the ‘Concept One’ or ‘C Two’, as well as core vehicle systems, Rimac has impressively demonstrated its credentials in the field of electromobility," said Lutz Meschke, deputy chairman of the executive board at Porsche.

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The New Suzuki Swift GL Navigator Manual

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Coming Up Suzuki Swift GL Navigator ManualSuzuki has added a manual version of the GL Navigator to its Swift range, replacing the GL manual at the bottom of the range with more equipment and a five-star ANCAP rating.

The new Swift is powered by a 66kW/120Nm 1.2-litre DualJet engine, and rides on 16-inch alloy wheels as standard. It gets daytime running lights, tinted windows, satellite navigation and a reversing camera as standard, along with three pedals and a five-speed gearbox.

When it arrives early in the fourth quarter of 2018, the GL Navigator manual will replace the GL manual as the base-model Swift – Suzuki has confirmed the existing price-leader is on runout.

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Haas becomes first team to reveal 2018 F1 car

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HAAS Vf-18The Haas Formula One team is first on the grid to reveal images of its 2018 F1 car. It sets a standard of what we can expect from other teams with the mandatory requirement for a driver "halo" this season.

Called the VF-18, the F1 racer is an evolution from the team's VF-17. The name comes from lead sponsor, Haas Automation's, history. The company's first CNC machine was called the VF-1. Founder Gene Haas added "VF-1" to designate the machine as the "very first one."

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David Brown Auto confirms 600-plus-horsepower Speedback Silverstone Edition

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Speedback Silverstone EditionNascent coachbuilder David Brown Automotive burst onto the scene in 2014 with the deliciously retro Speedback GT. The car featured a body inspired by the lines of the Aston Martin DB5 but rode on the much more modern bones of a Jaguar XK.

The company went in a very different direction in 2017 when it announced a restoration service for the original Alec Issigonis-designed Mini, but now it's ready to return to the GT segment.

DBA on Tuesday announced the reveal of a high-performance GT at next month's 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, dubbed the Speedback Silverstone Edition. The company described the new car as featuring a more aggressive design than the Speedback GT, on which it is based, and said just 10 examples are destined for production.

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