TFLcar’s Top Five Daily Automotive Headlines – Jan. 16, 2015 [Preview]

Welcome to your roundup of the top five daily automotive headlines from around the world!  Straight from the vehicle manufacturers, here are your top five for Friday, January 16, 2015.

The McLaren P1 GTR to Debut at Geneva

mclarenp1gtr_testing12The development programme for the most powerful and most exclusive McLaren model to-date has been stepped up over the winter months, with the limited edition McLaren P1™ GTR being put through its paces across Europe and the Middle East. Ahead of the start of production later this year, and the launch of the bespoke Driver Programme, the track-only model will make its global debut in production form at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March.

The BMW i3 Goes to the Super Bowl

BMW_i3_Field_Image_Cropped___midYesterday, BMW announced plans to feature the all-electric BMW i3 in a 60-second spot during Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, February 1, 2015.  After a 4-year hiatus, BMW will be returning to the big game with a commercial during the first quarter.

All-New 2016 Audi Q7 Earns Eyeson Design Award at North American International Auto Show

news-2016-audi-q7-european-model-09-heroThe all-new, next-generation Audi Q7 was named winner of the EyesOn Design Awards “Best Designed Interior” Category at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. The full-size premium SUV, which offers more headroom, shoulder room and legroom along with exceptional integration of technology, continues the Audi reputation of designing great interiors.

Track Debut for 2015 Porsche 919 Hybrid

919-Hybrid-03Extensive testing with the second generation of Porsche’s Le Mans prototype will begin on January 18, on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit. As scheduled, this marks the startof the 2015 motorsport season for the Porsche Team. The new Porsche 919 Hybrid has already had its roll-out on the Weissach test track. As a next step, there will be several performance and endurance tests before the WEC season opener on April 12 in Silverstone, Great Britain.

Ford Donates Shelby GT350R Mustang VIN#001 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF); Car to be Auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale to Benefit Charity

1421430861542.jpgThe first retail production Shelby GT350R Mustang, the most track-ready road-going production Mustang ever built, will be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale on Saturday with all benefits going to JDRF.