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Takata to file for bankruptcy Monday
Beleaguered airbag supplier Takata will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, sources have told Reuters. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group will supply the loan for the company's restructuring, which should end with an acquisition by U.S.-based Key Safety Systems, Inc., the wire service reports. Takata's rupturing airbags have been linked to at least 150 injuries and more than a dozen deaths worldwide and are were installed in millions of vehicles sold as far back as 2004. http://reut.rs/2sYRlVv
Porsche 911 GT2 RS sold out
The 1,000 examples of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS are all spoken for even though production hasn't started yet. The 700-horsepower track weapon is expected to make its full debut before the end of the year. http://bit.ly/2tvw9Dx
Peugeot returns to pickup market
Paris-based Peugeot is returning to the pickup truck segment in one of the most unimpressive ways imaginable. The company has turned to Chinese partner Dongfeng to sell a re-badged version of the Rich, which is a 20-year old Nissan Navara with a new face. Named Pick Up, the model is aimed at the African market.
Alfa not worried about slow Giulia sales
The Giulia hasn't exactly been a runaway success, but Alfa Romeo isn't concerned. "We're really not out to win any sales crowns. We're out to re-establish a legendary brand around the world," company boss Reid Bigland told Motor1. http://bit.ly/2twebkl
Aston Martin recalls Vantage over gearbox issue
Aston Martin has issued a recall that affects 1,658 examples of the Vantage built from June 2010 through September 2013 and equipped with a Sportshift transmission. The clutch wasn't properly re-set after technicians installed new code, which can cause the engine to stall or lose power. http://bit.ly/2tvL8gE
Tesla 3 shows its interior
Amateur spy shots posted on Reddit have given us the best look yet at the Tesla Model 3's interior. As expected, the company's long-awaited entry-level model boasts a huge touch screen positioned right in the middle of the dashboard. http://bit.ly/2sWZn15
Harley-Davidson to buy Ducati?
American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson is allegedly in talks to buy Ducati. The Italian company is currently owned by Volkswagen, but executives might sell it in the near future to cover the cost of the emissions fiasco. http://bit.ly/2sWyjiD
First Laguna Seca race winner to headline Rolex Monterey reunion
The first car ever to win a race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, a 1956 Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa piloted by Pete Lovely, will be front-and-center at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion this August. The reunion marks the 60th anniversary of the staple California road racing circuit. Lovely campaigned the Ferrari in historic races at the venue for many years before passing in 2011 at the age of 85.