A disappointing trading update has marred the record of Jaguar Land Rover - owned by Indian carmaker Tata Motors - long seen as one of the strongest performers of the global auto industry. Lex's Stuart Kirk and Julia Grindell delve into the figures.
With an investment of more than $400m, Austin, Texas hopes to become the home of F1 racing in the US. Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, the FT's media editor, travelled to the city to investigate reigning champion Sebastian Vettel's question, " Does America really care?" Related article: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/c5d0cdcc-1c5b-11e2-a63b-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2AuroBIrK
The technology and engineering of the most expensive road cars is increasingly catching up with that used in top-level motor racing. What is lacking for most owners is the opportunity to show exactly what these supercars can do, which is where the FT's 900-mile Run to Monaco comes in. Rohit Jaggi reports.
The high-profile, high-speed plan by UK carmaker Lotus to field a wide range of supercars may have stalled amid management and other changes, but its supercharged Evora S shows some of the characteristics that could still propel it to success. Rohit Jaggi tests it on the varied roads of France
Bentley Motors counts the Queen of England, the Sultan of Brunei and Paris Hilton among its clientele.
Today on Off Duty: A lesson in sea cuisine from Chef Eric Ripert, Christina Binkley reports on odd runway looks, Dan Neil gives dispatches from the Geneva Motor Show, and more from celebrity stylist Brad Goreski.
By msnbc.com news services Wall Street stocks slipped Friday in a light day on the economic calendar, but S&P futures were still on track to close their ninth straight week of gains, the longest such run since January 2004.
http://www.FT.com/ One of the oldest and most prestigious names in British car manufacturing, Bentley, now owned by Volkswagen, has always been ahead of its time. The FT's Rohit Jaggi test drives two very different offerings from the marque: the classic 1927 Bentley 4.5L, and its contemporary cousin, the rather more flashy Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible. For more video content from the FT, visit the Financial Times video section at: http://www.ft.com/video