Welcome to The Grid, R&T's quick roundup of the auto industry and motorsports news you should know this morning.
Supercars are selling like mad, apparently, and Ferrari wants a bigger piece of the pie. The manufacturer, which has always maintained an exclusive clientele, is planning to boost production in 2018, and .
The self-imposed limit for the brand is 10,000 cars, which is should easily hit when the so called Ferrari Utility Vehicle debuts in the next few years.
Honda's F1 program has a black eye from its truly unsuccessful return with McLaren, but now that the relationship is over, the company feels
Yusuke Hasegawa, the now former head of Honda's F1 program, said that he felt "relief" and that it's "good to focus on next season." But he also felt that his company still had a good relationship with McLaren on a human level. That's likely true, since it wasn't personal, it was business.
Volkswagen is totally revamping the Jetta for 2018, with a new model set to debut at the Detroit Auto Show.
The Jetta is finally moving on to the brilliant MQB platform that Volkswagen uses under cars ranging from the Golf to the Atlas and will be offered with one engine, a 1.4 liter TSI four cylinder making 150 horsepower, and linked to a six-speed manual or eight-speed Aisin automatic. Of course, we're more excited for a GLI model, which isn't confirmed, but we suspect will be coming before too long. A sedan GTI? How can you go wrong.
Lewis Hamilton is on top of his game, but the now four-time F1 champ has record of seven titles.
Hamilton has said that it took him 10 years to get four titles, so he doesn't think he'll be around long enough to match Schumacher. However, his next goal is matching Fangio's record of five titles, which he could accomplish next year.