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November 10, 2019

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The rear-wheel drive Audi R8 is BACK

The Audi R8 V10 RWS – for ‘rear-wheel series’ – was a special limited-edition, rear-wheel drive R8 launched way back at the start of 2018. The first rear-wheel drive, road-going Audi in living memory – just 999 were built. It was cheaper and lighter than the four-wheel drive car, and precious slower even though it used the 533bhp non-Plus tune...

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2020 Porsche 911 Turbo S Is Getting a Big Power Bump

The 2019 Porsche 911 Turbo S is already one of the quickest cars around, but next year, when the 992-generation Turbo S launches, it'll get a full 61 more horsepower, according to Car and Driver. The power bump will take Porsche's 3.8-liter flat-six engine to 641 horsepower, beating out brawny supercars like the 631-horsepower Lamborghini Huracán and 592-horsepower McLaren 600LT....

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Electric Mercedes-Benz G-Class confirmed

Daimler CEO Ola Källenius confirmed plans for an electric Mercedes-Benz G-Class during a speech at the Automobilwoche Kongress in Berlin on Thursday, company spokesman Sascha Pallenberg revealed in a Twitter post. Timing for the model, which could be dubbed an EQG, wasn't mentioned and it could be several years until we see it eventuate, as the big and blocky G-Class...

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VW'S ID SPACE VIZZION PREVIEWS NEW STATION WAGON! (OH, AND IT'LL BE ELECTRIC)

One body style that Tesla has steered away from is that of a station wagon (remember those?), even though it had a chance to field one with designing the Model Y. That's the segment that Volkswagen seems to be aiming for with the upcoming debut of the ID Space Vizzion concept, which is headed to the LA Auto Show in...

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450 horsepower BMW M2 CS will still have a manual gearbox

If you ever found the M2 and M2 Competition to be somewhat lacking, BMW now has a more powerful offering for you to choose from: the 2020 M2 CS. Unlike the previous limited-run M4 CS, which was available only as a dual-clutch automatic. BMW has done it right by offering the M2 CS with a manual or with a dual-clutch...

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2020 Honda Breeze Is A Sharper Looking CR-V Than Ours With An Accord Face

If you like the Honda CR-V but you’ve always found it a bit too boring in terms of looks, then the new 2020 Breeze is something that might tickle your buying bone. Unfortunately, it is only available in China. The 2020 Honda Breeze was unveiled back in August, but live images of the compact crossover have only recently begun to...

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RTR Ford Ranger Brings Off-Road Dominance To Mid-Size Pickup

Ford’s relationship with RTR, the aftermarket tuning company that concerns itself with making Ford vehicles just that much more capable, has been a lucrative one. They’ve already done up the Mustang and F-150 in their characteristic style, and now it’s finally time for the reborn Ford Ranger to get the same treatment. As with every RTR installation, we start with...

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2020 Karma Revero leads a new plug-in hybrid charge with 61-mile EV rating

The revamped 2020 Karma Revero GT has been EPA-rated for 61 miles of all-electric driving. That allows the Revero to leapfrog past the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid (primarily a vehicle for California) and its 47 miles of all-electric driving. It’s also more all-electric miles than could be delivered by the now-discontinued and much-loved Chevrolet Volt which achieved an EPA 53...

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The Cullinan Black Badge Is the Baddest Rolls-Royce SUV

Do you take risks? Do you break rules? Do you build success on your own terms? If so, then Rolls-Royce has the SUV for you—or at least that's what the press release tells us about the Cullinan Black Badge, the latest Roller to get the brand's darkened aesthetic treatment. So what are the signs that a Cullinan has walked out...

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FREE electricity for Volvo plug-in hybrid drivers

Volvo is giving away FREE electricity with every new plug-in hybrid vehicle sold from now until June 2020. The electricity costs for charging the car will be calculated from May 2020 and repaid to the customer at the end of the 12-month period. Energy used will be monitored via the Volvo On Call app. This offer applies to the entire...

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2020 Bentley Continental GT Gets a Tweed Roof Straight from Boston

The world's finest tweed comes from Scotland and Ireland, where the tough, thick wool has warmed both working and wealthy classes for centuries. While impressively wind and water resistant, tweed doesn't sport the same durability for a car's roof as it does woven into a cap. But Bentley wanted the look for its Continental GT convertible, and what Bentley wants...

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Someone Caught the New Ford Mach-E Electric SUV on Camera

Ford’s upcoming all-electric and Mustang-inspired SUV was caught testing in the wild with a production body. The crossover is wrapped in camouflage from bumper to bumper, but the details show through the wrap, so it’s our best look at this vehicle yet. The Ford Mach-E, as it’s expected to be called, will make its official debut at the 2019 Los...

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This Is Saleen's New GT4 Race Car

Saleen is no stranger to GT racing, and its latest offering aims to bring the competition experience to drivers of varying skill levels. The company on Thursday in Las Vegas revealed its GT4 concept race car, based on the Saleen 1 (a.k.a. the Saleen S1) and intended to compete in SRO Motorsport Group's GT4 series. Saleen plans to build the...

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Peugeot e-Expert electric van to debut in 2020

Peugeot has confirmed the launch of an electric version of its mid-size Expert electric van, joining the smaller Partner and larger Boxer in the French brand's zero-emissions commercial-vehicle line-up. The Peugeot e-Expert, as the electric version will be known, is a sister model to the already-revealed Vauxhall Vivaro-e and Citroen Dispatch Electric. Like those vans, it'll be offered with a...

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Porsche Cayman Electric Rumored To Have 400 Horsepower

It’s a known fact by now the replacements for the Boxster and Cayman are going to feature a purely electric powertrain. The disclosure was made a couple of months ago by Lutz Meschke, deputy chairman of the board at Porsche, in an interview with Top Gear magazine at the launch event of the Taycan. In a fresh report, CAR Magazine...

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Restyled Mitsubishi Mirage to be revealed on 18 November

The Hyundai i10 rival will be offered globally in hatchback form, but its saloon sibling, the Attrage, won't be heading to UK dealerships. The pair accounted for 140,000 sales globally in 2018, says Mitsubishi. The preview image highlights a revised front end design that features Mitsubishi’s new corporate styling. The chrome trim linking the slimmed-down headlights and lower front bumper...

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Toyota Yaris GR-4 hot hatchback teased – successor to the GRMN and a true WRC homologation special

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a true road-going rally car homologation, but this is something Toyota plans to change in the coming weeks. Having just wrapped up the 2019 World Rally Championship with its current Yaris WRC car, Toyota’s motorsport arm, Gazoo Racing, is wasting no time getting a 2020 contender in order, one that will be...

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Headlight technology explained: from Xenon and LEDs to laser and halogen

From the days of primitive incandescent globes and the dim yellow glow of sealed-beam lamps, illuminating the way ahead of your car has, quite literally, become a brilliant science. Among the many technologies available in the modern cars of today, dusk-sensing automatic headlights, self-dipping beams and anti-dazzle high-beams are not just keeping you safer on the road but others who,...

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Lexus Heads Down Under With LC Inspiration Series, “Fewer Than 10 Units” Offered

“Fewer than 10 units” are scheduled to arrive on Australian shores, priced at $205,512 for the LC 500 with the 5.0-liter V8 and $206,070 for the LC 500h with the gasoline-hybrid V6 powertrain. That’s serious money when compared to the average transaction price of new vehicles, let alone in comparison to more affordable options from the Lexus lineup such as...

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Hyundai Autron’s next-gen autonomous car software to be powered by BlackBerry

Hyundai is tapping Canada-based tech company and former cellphone giant BlackBerry to help develop its advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving software. Does this mean the next Elantra will be getting a trackball control for its center screen!?

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Toyota Announces $1.8 Billion Share Buyback After Strong Second Quarter

Toyota Motor Corp plans a $1.8 billion share buyback, Japan's biggest automaker said on Thursday, after beating quarterly forecasts on higher global vehicle sales and an improved performance in North America. Operating profit rose 14% to 662.3 billion yen (£4.7 billion) for the three months to September 30 as Toyota enjoyed its strongest second quarter since 2015.

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Hyundai set to lead the charge on hybrid, plug-in, fuel cell, and electric vehicles

Hyundai plans to launch 13 more alternatively-fueled vehicles by 2022, bringing its total number of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, hydrogen fuel cell, and electric vehicles to 16. With the announcement on Thursday, the South Korean automaker is poised to lead all Asian automakers and compete with luxury German makes for the most models offered with alternative powertrains. The redesigned 2020 Hyundai...

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Aston Martin Has Built A £95k, 1000bhp/Tonne Motorbike

You’re looking at a commercial tie-in between Aston Martin and Brough Superior, a classic motorbike brand responsible for what became known as the world’s first superbike before eventually going bust in the 1940s. The AMB001 is a lightweight(ish) and unique take on the modern motorbike, albeit not road legal. Double-wishbone front forks and a svelte, drone-like carbonfibre body painted Stirling...

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Lyft will help you sell your car and replace it with free rides

These days, it's typical for American households to have more than one car. Naturally, that means more cars on the road and more congestion on roadways. Lyft wants to help some people say goodbye to car ownership and has rolled out a scheme to accomplish just that. On Thursday, Lyft extended an offer to certain users in Los Angeles, San...

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