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McLaren 720S Track Pack revealed
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8th Oct 2018
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McLaren 720S Track Pack revealed

McLaren Automotive has revealed the 720S Track Pack, a new specification designed to take the twin-turbo supercar to "the next level". Following from the Track Pack specification recently launched for the 570S, the 720S Track Pack brings functional and cosmetic upgrades, along with a weight saving of 24 kilograms. It's based on the 720S Performance variant, 'super-lightweight' 10-spoke forged alloy wheels, MSO Defined gloss carbon-fibre rear spoiler and a sports exhaust system.
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James Wong
European parliament votes to cut car emissions 40 per cent by 2030
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7th Oct 2018
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European parliament votes to cut car emissions 40 per cent by 2030

The European parliament has voted to cut carbon dioxide emissions from new vehicles 40 per cent from 2021 levels by 2030. These figures are calculated across a manufacturer's fleet, and automakers which fail to meet the target will pay fines. Money raised this way will be used to fund the re-training of workers in the automotive industry.
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Derek Fung
Polestar 1 Prototype starts production
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6th Oct 2018
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Polestar 1 Prototype starts production

Polestar, Volvo’s performance arm, has started prototype production of its upcoming Polestar 1 model. Construction of the first batch of 34 road-going verification prototype (VP) took place in Gothenburg, Sweden. Series production however, is set to take place at the new Polestar Production Centre in Chengdu, China. The initial fleet will be used for purposes such as crash-testing, weather testing and on-road assessments.
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Chris Gething
VFACTS: Five things from September figures
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5th Oct 2018
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VFACTS: Five things from September figures

The Australian new car market has been softening most of this year. It's not panic stations, but sales have been declining since April, and the year-to-date (YTD) figure is down 0.9 per cent over last year's record haul, to 881,005 units. You can read all about September's haul in intense detail here, where we talk about the top brands, top models, and break down sales by segments. But here we'll look at five other things to talk about.
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Mike Costello
Peugeot returns to the US with a car-sharing service full of Chevrolets
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5th Oct 2018
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Peugeot returns to the US with a car-sharing service full of Chevrolets

The PSA Group, owner of the Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel and Vauxhall marques, will return to the US through a new car sharing venture, which will begin operations soon in Washington state. The service will be available by the end of October, Brigitte Courtehouxm, executive vice president of mobility and connectivity at PSA Group, told Automotive News at the Paris motor show.
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Derek Fung