Schumacher Back In F1?, 9ff Building World’s Fastest Car: Today’s Car News

December 14, 2009

Could it be true? German media is reporting that Michael Schumacher has already agreed to a deal with the newly established Mercedes GP for next year’s F1 season. His partner will be Nico Rosberg and the new deal could be announced as early as this week. [AutoExpress]

Engineers at 9ff have the Bugatti Veyron clearly in their sights with their latest Porsche GT9-R set to enter the record books as the world’s fastest production car with a claimed top speed of around 257 mph. [Motor Authority]

Despite today’s announcement of the sale of several key Saab assets to China’s Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co., Dutch sports car manufacturer Spyker is still in negotiations with General Motors to buy the struggling Swedish automaker. [Automotive News, sub req'd]

Japanese tuning house Tamon Design is working on a striking new kit for the 2010 Nissan 370Z, which the company plans to unveil at next year’s Tokyo Auto Salon. No details have been released but from the looks of things this will be one aggressive Z. [Carscoop]

Police in Australia plan to use a plane to target speeders on the road over the holiday period. Officers in the plane will use radars and special markings in the road to detect speeding from the air. [Drive]

Toyota will launch its first plug-in hybrid vehicle, the all-new Prius Plug-in Hybrid, to select government agencies and fleet customers around the world in the coming months but the company has already announced that a full scale sales will start in 2011. [The Detroit News]

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