Auto Shows

Here TorqueNews covers the international auto and motor shows.
The Porsche Panamera

Porsche may debut a Panamera Shooting Brake at the Paris Motor Show

The Porsche brand is working hard to offer something sporty and luxurious to every prospective supercar buy and this point is amplified by the rumors that the German sports car builder could be expanding their Panamera sedan lineup with a new shooting brake designed to compete with the new Mercedes Benz CLS Shooting Brake.
The theme at SAE World congress 2012 was Get Connected

Universal acceptance of split-cycle engines at SAE World Congress subject more to business models

Pick any split-cycle engine developer and the story will be the same as the major OEMs of automotive. Business models affect thinking which affect decisions and choices of technology. Here’s the latest from SAE World Congress 2012.
The new Ferrari F70 V12 KERS hybrid engine

Ferrari details the new V12 hybrid drivetrain for the Enzo replacement

The opening of the 2012 Beijing Motor Show brought the Chinese market the formal introduction of the new F12 Berlinetta but more importantly for the rest of the world – Ferrari published a three and a half minute video offering some information on the upcoming Ferrari slated to stand as the top of the line supercar, currently known as the F70.
More on Copper Alliance at SAE World Congress

SAE World Congress: Malcolm Burwell to speak at Powertrain Electric Motors Symposium

Malcolm Burwell, Director of Technology Development for the International Copper Association, will be speaking at the Powertrain Electric Motors Symposium about the rare earth metal shortage and what it means for the copper industry. He also will be at the SAE World Congress, and TorqueNews will be available to interview him.