|Units||2014||2013||Change in %|
|Deliveries to customers (DTC)||Cars||522,500||464,600||+12.5|
|DTC without China||Cars||391,800||344,400||+13.8|
|Sales revenue||Million EUR||5,974||4,966||+20.3|
|Operating profit||Million EUR||425||243||+74.9|
|Operating profit as % of sales||Percent||7.1||4.9||-|
|Investments (w/o capitalised development costs)||Million EUR||149||265||-43.8|
|Net liquidity||Million EUR||1,855||1,307||+41.9|
Friday, 1 August 2014
CHUBB INSURANCE TOUR D’ELÉGANCE, 2nd SEPTEMBER
CHUBB INSURANCE CONCOURS D’ELÉGANCE, 3rd SEPTEMBER -SYON HOUSE, LONDON.
The colossal D-Type succeeded Jaguar’s C-Type with a marvellous debut at the 1954 Le Mans, where it thundered to a 2nd overall finish. Even though it featured the C-Type’s successful 3.4-litre XK competition engine, the D-Type varied from its forerunner completely as it had a very different construction, featuring two chassis sub-frames bolted to a monocoque. The coachwork was an attractive study of aerodynamics and when you looked closely, suggestions of the forthcoming E-Type with its iconic oval-mouth grille became clear to see.
Few cars could match the D-Type on the endurance circuits of the period, with many dominating performances at Nürburgring, Reims, Sebring and three consecutive victories at Le Mans (1955 – 1957). The D-Type is a visual tour de force that rubber-stamped Jaguar’s position in post-war racing folklore, and it will always be considered one of the era’s most important and captivating racing cars. Little wonder that D-Types can be worth millions today!
Thursday, 31 July 2014
No accidents or injuries related to this issue have been reported. Volkswagen will notify all owners of affected vehicles and will instruct them to arrange for an appointment with an authorised Volkswagen dealer.