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Jaguar Land Rover has largely halted production at its Castle Bromwich plant because of COVID-related supplier issues. This has already caused delivery delays according to the carmaker.

While production on the Jaguar XE and XF was indeed stopped, Autocar reports that the production line for the F-Type sports car is still operational.

However, JLR insists that this disruption is not a result of congestion at British ports, which was the reason for Honda having to stop production at its Swindon plant last week.

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Honda’s issue is said to have popped up because of an increasing number of consumer orders for Christmas, with some companies also stockpiling goods in anticipation of the Brexit transition period ending on January 1st.

The Castle Bromwich plant was also closed back in March due to the first COVID-19 wave, along with most of the UK’s manufacturing output. The JLR facility was however one of the last factories to resume production, having idled until August.

Jaguar in particular has been hit hard this year, with its XE and XF saloons raking in modest sales – 46,134 units sold between April and September, a 40% drop compared to the same period last year. Interestingly enough, JLR UK sales boss, Scott Dicken, previously said that the XE and XF remain a key part of their range and that they’re better than they’ve ever been.

“While it’s a challenging market, [saloons] are a very important product for us. We need to look at the lifetime benefit not only for us but also retailers. The XE and XF are really strong used cars,” he stated back in November.

隨著日本Subaru宣布WRX STI停售,WRX S4只留下STI Sport車型,相信不少車迷都已經意會到WRX車系即將面臨大改款,雖然截至目前仍未收到任何官方訊息,相關的開發測試工作也是保密到家,不過日前澳洲Subaru在交付第1萬台WRX STI的時候曾透露,下一代WRX將會突破現有的性能與技術水平,儘管沒有明確說明,但至少已經證實一些傳言。

根據最新掌握到的消息,下一代WRX將有可能於明年4月先行問世,而WRX STI必須等到2022年6月才會加入行列,雖然還要等上一段時間,但傳出下一代WRX及WRX STI都將換上2.4升水平對臥四缸渦輪直噴引擎,經過重新調校後將有機會繳出超過300匹的最大輸出,其中由STI操刀的WRX STI更傳出最大輸出將上看400匹,如果消息屬實的話,下一代WRX STI將會是Subaru品牌創立以來最強的量產車款,性能與技術水平確實不可同日而語。

傳出下一代WRX及WRX STI都將換上2.4升水平對臥四缸渦輪直噴引擎。

此外,為了對應更大的輸出,下一代WRX將以SGP模組化底盤為基礎進行車體剛性強化,操控實力也會跟著提升,外型則會延續Viziv Performance Concept 與 Viziv Performance STI Concept的設計靈感,利用銳利線條、寬體車身與空力設計營造出霸氣的視覺感受,WRX STI另外還會依循傳統配上大型尾翼,並於車身周圍加入紅色飾條與STI徽飾,內裝設計則可能向新世代Levorg看齊,包括植入11.6吋直立式中控螢幕,再搭配運動化設定的方向盤、座椅等配備來強化熱血氛圍。

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A replica of the burgundy red SF1000 F1 car used during Ferrari’s 1000th F1 Grand Prix earlier this year was auctioned off through RM Sotheby’s, along with various memorabilia.

The car is a faithful replica of the real thing and has even been signed by Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel. A second identical replica is set to go on display at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello.

The auction was held exclusively online, taking place between December 7 – 14, while also coinciding with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the 17th and final round of the 2020 season.

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Other goodies that were up for grabs include genuine race suits and gloves signed by the two Scuderia Ferrari drivers, in the same color as the car, as well as two rear wing endplates from an SF1000 (also autographed by Leclerc and Vettel). Then there’s the race suit / gloves combo used by Mick Schumacher over the Mugello race weekend when he drove his father’s F2004.

Last but not least, two Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 Experience packages, each for two people to join the team next season at a Grand Prix of their choice, either in Europe or Abu Dhabi, plus three exclusive Scuderia Ferrari experiences, where another two people will be able to spend two days at the outfit’s headquarters in Maranello, to watch a race from the “remote garage”.

“Scuderia Ferrari is unique in being the only team to have taken part in every season of the Formula 1 World Championship. This year it reached the historic milestone of competing in its one thousandth Grand Prix, which was held at the company’s home track of Mugello. For the occasion, the cars raced in a special livery, featuring the colour used on the first Ferrari car built in Maranello,” said Scuderia Ferrari team principal, Mattia Binotto.

“We chose to commemorate this event by producing two show cars, one of which will be auctioned through RM Sotheby’s. It is an amazing opportunity to acquire a piece of history relating to the most successful team in motor racing’s blue riband category.”

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