Kodewa Performance Motorcycles has unveiled its Lotus C-01 superbike, sporting a 200 hp V-twin and a curb weight of 181 kg. Get all the latest auto industry news in the Executive Briefing.
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+ Paice LLC of Baltimore has filed suit against Ford Motor Co., claiming infringement upon its hybrid and electric vehicle patents. More at The Detroit News.
+ Porsche has recalled all 785 copies of the 2014 911 GT3 to correct a fire hazard, directing owners not to drive them until the problem is identified. More at NBC News.
+ Troy-based supplier NS International will invest up to $6 million in the former Magna International Inc. offices on Wilshire Drive. More at Crain’s Detroit Business.
+ Bernie Ecclestone has won his multi-million pound British court case with German media company Constantin Medien. More at the UK Guardian.
+ General Motors could post a 10 percent sales gain in China this year, says Matt Tsien, president of the company’s China operations. More at Bloomberg.com.
+ Ford Motor Co. has parted ways with TV presenter and pitchman Mike Rowe, former host of Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel. More at Advertising Age.
+ Incoming PSA Peugeot Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares says the company will execute a sharp turnaround with backing from Chinese partner Dongfeng. More at Reuters.
+ Chrysler’s Ram Truck brand says the new EcoDiesel version of the 1500 pickup sold out its first 8,000-unit production run in three days. More at MLive.
+ USAC 1973 Sprint Car champion and Midwestern racing legend Rollie Beale has passed away at 84. More at Racer.
+ Kodewa Performance Motorcycles has debuted the Lotus C-01 superbike, projecting a production run of 100 units. More at Motorcyclist.
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