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August 18, 2019

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The Rolls-Royce Ghost is coming to an end

In 2016, Rolls-Royce announced the ‘Zenith’ collection for the Phantom VII; an end-of-the-line special to mark that car’s 14-year lifespan. A year later, we saw the Phantom VIII. So, it appears the current Rolls-Royce Ghost’s time is nearly up, too. Because today, Rolls has announced a limited run of just 50 ‘Zenith’ models, offered to celebrate a car “that has...

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FORD GTS ARE ABOUT THE HIT THE MARKET AS NO-RESALE CONTRACTS EXPIRE

With the debut of the second-generation Ford GT in 2015, the automaker made the application process for the invitation to buy one harder than an application to an Ivy League school. But the difference was that you couldn't bribe your way into GT ownership, and no amount spent on tutors could get you to the front of the line. It...

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The Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster Is the Ultimate Open-Top V-12 Lamborghini

The mighty Lamborghini Aventador is due to be replaced in the near future. We don't know if this one is the last iteration, but if it is, it's a hell of a send-off. This is the Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster, making its debut today at Pebble Beach. Just 63 will be made, and before you ask, yes, they're all sold...

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206mph Drako GTE Electric Super Sedan Drops Cover

Silicon Valley performance EV startup Drako Motors lifted the cover off of its upcoming GTE sport sedan on Friday at Monterey Car Week, giving us our first glimpse of the company's vision for a four-door performance car with 1,200 horsepower. Yes, you read that correctly. Power comes from four permanent magnet hybrid synchronous motors each producing a peak 300 horsepower;...

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Never Get Lost In Nature Again With The Ranger Raptor’s Clever Sat-Nav

Retracing your steps back to the starting point when you haven’t paid attention to the surrounding environment can be very tricky, which is why the Ford Ranger Raptor features a clever satellite navigation system. Providing peace of mind to distracted drivers, the technology places a virtual pin on the map every second, so that they can find their way back...

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Charging stations now outnumber gas stations in Britain

It’s not unusual to hear people wave off the change to fully electric to when EV chargers are as plentiful as gas stations, and when vehicle charging can be done, in a pinch, in nearly the same time. One side of that equation has already arrived—in the UK. According to Nissan UK, there are about 9,300 public charging stations, as...

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James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 With Gadgets Sold For A Cool $6.4M

Monterey Car Week, held each August at various locations on the Monterey Peninsula in California, assembles some of the most exclusive and elegant cars in the world. Some of these select models even go up for auction, as was the case with the Aston Martin DB5, famously driven by James Bond in several films, including Goldfinger where it made its...

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Infiniti QX55 to Join Lineup as Coupe-Like Crossover

Ahead of the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Infiniti announced a new addition to its SUV lineup, the QX55. Based on the teaser sketch that Infiniti released, the QX55 appears to be a coupe-like variant of the recently released QX50, which means it's got the BMW X4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe in its sights. "The Infiniti QX55 is a stunning...

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Jaguar wants to redefine the word ‘car’

Jaguar has submitted a formal application to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) and Oxford Dictionaries to change the official online definition of the word ‘car’. It wants the online definitions updated to include a reference to additional powertrains, including electric vehicles. This may or may not have something to do with the fact that it has launched the I-Pace all-electric...

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The Original "Bullitt" Mustang Is Headed to Auction

When Ford revealed a new Bullitt Mustang in the beginning of 2018, it shared the stage with something truly remarkable—one of the originals from the movie, thought to be lost to time. Two Mustangs were used in the filming of Bullitt, and of the two, the one Ford brought out was the more complete example. Now, that car is headed...

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Bugatti Morphed The Legendary EB110 Into A New Century With the Stuningly White 2020 Bugatti Centodieci

Capturing the spirit of the legendary Bugatti EB110, French boutique car maker Bugatti just unveiled the fantastic looking Centodieci. With a name that quite literally means 110, the Centodieci is one more special hypercar based on the Chiron’s architecture. Now, with 100 horsepower more for a total of 1,600 horsepower. Yea, I know. Crazy! “With the Centodieci we pay homage...

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The Tank X Looks Like a Transformer and Has 1,000 Horsepower

We’re no strangers when it comes to covering the custom off-road scene, from Land Rovers to patriotic Jeeps, there are always some that stand out with the Rezvani Tank X being one of them. It just reminds us of the Terminator or Megatron from Transformers. It’s designed to go both on and off-road and comes with a Dodge Demon 6.2-liter...

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Volkswagen ID. Buggy concept heads to California for Pebble Beach show

The Volkswagen ID. Buggy electric concept has made its off-road debut, ahead of an appearance at the famous Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance event in Monterey, California. The German carmaker says the purpose of the ID. Buggy is to demonstrate the flexibility of its new MEB platform, which the company hopes will be suitable for both mass-production and low-volume electric vehicles....

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Infiniti Q60 Black S could still make production

The high-performance hybrid Infiniti Q60 Project Black S has taken another step towards production. However, we won’t know for sure if the Black S has gotten the green light until later this year. The Renault Sport Formula One team announced it has completed its “track-focused development” of the model, where it earned the tick of approval from Formula One driver...

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Nextmove Cancels Big Tesla Model 3 Order: Cites Quality, Paint Issues

It was huge news when German rental company Nextmove announced its intention to lease 100 Tesla Model 3 for its fleet, but as it turns out - the €5 million ($5.5 million) deal was canceled. Initially, Nextmove received 15 Tesla Model 3 in Spring 2019, but according to the company, those cars were plagued with issues. Nextmove said that only...

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Acura Type S Concept, NSX Indy Yellow Pearl Dazzle At Pebble Beach

The Type S Concept gives us our first look at what future Acura models will likely look like, and the design direction is beautiful. The car is stunning with a long hood, sloping roof, chiseled design, and gorgeous Double Apex Blue Pearl paint. It looks more like a sports car than a luxury sedan, and that’s a good thing. Acura’s...

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McLaren has confirmed that it is developing a new limited-run two-seat open-cockpit roadster as its next Ultimate Series model, as revealed exclusively by Autocar. The yet-to-be-named new machine, which, the firm claims, will offer its “purest driving experience yet”, will make its debut in 2020 and have a limited production run of 399 cars. Company boss Mike Flewitt announced the...

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Novitec reveals 791bhp Ferrari 488 Pista

A strong contender in 2018’s eCoty test, the 711bhp Ferrari 488 Pista is the last car we’d ever want to give more power. Of course, in true Novitec style, the German brand knows no bounds, and so set to work adding more power, suspension tweaks and more carbonfibre components to the current pinnacle of the mid-engined Ferrari range. Working from...

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Dacia Duster to Get Hybrid Version as a Way to Lower Emissions

Sure, Dacia doesn't make gas-guzzling V8s, but its engines are sometimes rudimentary, or they have been up until this point. Gone is the base 1.6-liter, and pretty soon, we might have a hybrid joining the model range. This has been a rumor since Renault picked up the brand. However, it makes more sense now than ever. A new report from...

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SCG Boot off-road racer takes a step closer to reality

If you’ve ever wanted to run the Baja 1000 as Steve McQueen did, you just got one step closer. The SCG Boot, based loosely on McQueen’s ride and built by New York-based Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, has made its inaugural engine start-up and a trip around the block. The company says it finds the “toughest races in the world,” designs vehicles...

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Hyundai Announces Its Key Line-Up For 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show

Hyundai has announced its key line-up from the upcoming 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. In addition to the global public debut of the next-generation Hyundai Grand i10 (known as just i10 in Europe), the South Korean carmaker will have two new electric concepts as well. The first one will be a fully-electric design concept that will preview Hyundai's future EV design...

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Ford backtracks on Fiesta, Focus transmission claims, offers extended warranties

Ford will extend warranties by two years or 40,0000 miles on some 2014-2016 Fiesta and Focus sedans and hatchbacks equipped with a problematic dual-clutch automatic transmission, the automaker announced Wednesday. The move follows building criticism from owners and media over the maligned transmission, which has plagued the automaker since its introduction in 2010. Last month, The Detroit Free Press reported...

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First Production SCG Baja Boot Looks Amazing Next To Original

A year and a half ago, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus dropped a properly bizarre set of teaser renderings for something called the Boot. In short, it was an off-roader modeled after the rather famous Hurst Baja Boot from the late 1960s, piloted by Hollywood motoring legend Steve McQueen. Company guru James Glickenhaus actually owns the original Boot, but we’ve only seen...

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Behold The 1198bhp Austro Daimler Bergmeister ADR 630 Shooting Grand

This brand new shooting brake has 1198bhp, 1180lb ft of torque, will smash through 200mph and launch to 62mph in just 2.5 seconds. And it’s from Austria (sort of). The old name Austro Daimler has been revived after 85 years in a dusty back room at Daimler headquarters. Pre-1934 the originally Austro-Hungarian firm was already owned by Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft...

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