Auto News for Aug. 20

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As we all await a getaway Friday, let’s savor three of the world’s greatest cars that few would pass up the chance to own, if only the bank account were more robust. The news peg on this is that the three, the McLaren P1 GTR, Ferrari FXX K, and the Aston Martin Vulcan will be on display at the Salon Preve to be held at Blenheim Palace in the UK next month. All three of the cars have six figure price tags, extremely limited production numbers, and ownership by invitation only. While it is rather unlikely that either you dear reader or I will attend this event, let’s just enjoy the pictures and dream.

Audi has confirmed that its e-tron Quattro concept will be displayed at the Frankfurt auto show next month. It is designed from the ground up as an electric car and should make its market debut in 2018 with a range of just over 300 miles. See a teaser drawing of the concept in yesterday’s Auto News.

General Motors will spend $9.1 million to increase production at its Oshawa, Ontario plant, a facility that it has often threatened to close. Now it wants improvements to crank out more of the Chevy Equinox so it has extended plant production until 2017.

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They did it! A 1915 Model T Ford has completed a more than 3,500 mile trek across the United States recreating the journey that Edsel Ford and six friends took 100 years ago. Back in ’15 it arrived in San Francisco from Detroit in time for the World’s Fair. The whereabouts of the original Edsel Ford Model T is not known. You can see the latest car’s arrival at the Palace of Fine Arts and learn more about the trip at:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/1915-ford-model-t-ends-cross-country-trip-in-san-francisco-just-as-it-happened-100-years-ago-in-celebration-of-the-1915-worlds-fair-300131005.html

It will take part in ceremonies marking the 100th anniversary of the fair.

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