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Automotive News: This Week’s Top Stories, September 11-17, 2022

Automotive News: This Week's Top Stories, September 11-17, 2022

These are the most read news items Motive treated in the past week.


Every week, we’ll keep you up to date on the five most-read stories we’ve covered. Here’s what you need to know…

2023 Ford Mustang unveiled

The new Ford Mustang promises more V8 power and new technology when it arrives in Australia next year – although the first new model in eight years will be based on the same foundation as the current model.

The company says the updated ‘Coyote’ 5.0-liter V8 will deliver the most powerful Mustang GT yet. View the full story here.



2023 Ferrari Purosangue unveiled

Giving in to the popularity of SUVs, Ferrari has developed its own: a half-million dollar V12-powered super four-door known as the Purosangue. Click here for the full story.

The Mercedes that led the Queen’s procession through Scotland

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class hearse that transported Queen Elizabeth’s casket from Balmoral to Edinburgh was manufactured by the famous German coachbuilder Binz.

The hearse used in Queen Elizabeth’s procession is known as the Binz H4. The maker was founded in 1934 and started its collaboration with Mercedes-Benz in the 1950s. View the full story here.



Queen Elizabeth’s last journey will be tailor-made Jaguar XJ hearse

Queen Elizabeth designed her own bespoke Jaguar XJ hearse, which will soon transport her to Buckingham Palace. The Jaguar hearse is finished in the official color of Royal and State vehicles and is built to Her Majesty’s specifications.

This will be the very first official use of the car, with the bespoke Jaguar on standby since its completion. View the full story here.

Former Apple design boss favors return of physical buttons in car entertainment systems

The man who designed the original iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad during his 22 years as Apple’s design chief has called for physical buttons to return to car interiors.



Sir Jony Ivec believes that new car buyers will drive demand for physical buttons in car entertainment systems. Read all about it here in our full story.

Porsche’s plan to partner with Red Bull Racing in Formula 1 has been dissolved

Due to a culture clash, the collaboration between Porsche and Red Bull Racing in Formula 1 has come to an end.

Until last week, there were plans for Porsche to take a large stake in the team and supply engines from 2026. Sister brand Audi will still enter the sport, replacing Alfa Romeo with the Switzerland-based Sauber team. See the article here.



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