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December 7, 2019

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tesla cybertruck will join dubai's police fleet in 2020

the dubai police force has teased plans to add tesla‘s ‘bulletproof’ cybertruck to its fleet of police cars. the new electric pickup was unveiled by tesla CEO elon musk last week in california gaining widespread attention for its low-poly form and failed demonstration.

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A New BMW M4 GT3 Race Car Is Coming

BMW confirmed today it will turn its yet-to-be-revealed next-generation M4 into a GT3 race car for the the 2022 season. The company has revealed a single teaser photo to accompany the news, shown above. The car will use a version of the S58 twin-turbo straight-six engine set to be used in the road-going M4. The company hasn't told us much...

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McLaren Senna XP specials celebrate their eponymous F1 legend

With its brutalist styling, punishing performance, and severe lack of creature comforts, McLaren's Senna is certainly an acquired taste. However, there's no denying the desirability of the latest Senna XP developed by McLaren Special Operations on a commission from McLaren Beverly Hills. Just three of the Senna XPs have been built, each of them carrying a price tag of $1,435,328....

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THE V12 LIVES ON IN THE NEXT MERCEDES S-CLASS—BUT NOT THE GLS SUV

It's difficult to picture V12 engines gaining market share at this point in automotive history, but at least they're not going away all together, despite ever more ambitious fleet fuel economy targets among automakers. And one of the last great 12-cylinder engines is Stuttgart's own twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12, which has been offered in the current S-Class and the last-gen G-Class...

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Hennessey reveals plans to make a 1200 HP C8 Corvette

Six months ago, we saw Chevrolet unveil the eighth-generation Corvette dubbed the C8. No longer sporting a front-engine rear-wheel drive layout, the C8 is now a mid-engine two-door much like the Ford GT, as well as the Acura NSX. It packs a 6.2-liter V8 that pushes out nearly 500 PS and more than 635 Nm of torque, has a sleek...

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Jeep Cottoni Is A Conceptual Proposal For A More Lifestyle Orientated Pickup Truck

Jeep launched the Wrangler-inspired Gladiator pickup truck to much fanfare last year and it’s proved rather popular. Could the car manufacturer be convinced to build a second pickup, albeit this time a little more road and performance-focused? In a bid to see how such a Jeep pickup could look, designer L O O N G T has created the Jeep...

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Ferrari Wins Best Theme Park Award For 2019, Proving They Make Great Parks As Well As Cars

Ferrari has always been a name synonymous with extremely fast and luxurious supercars. That’s not normally something you’d expect to build a theme park around, but when a country has more supercars per capita than anywhere in the world, car manufacturers like Ferrari become a household name. So that’s why Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates has a Ferrari...

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Nissan Ariya Electric Crossover To Be Aimed Upscale, Might Have Been An Infiniti

Nissan's long-term push back into profitability may draw on upmarket EVs, a recent report indicates. Automotive News Europe reported Tuesday that the production version of the Nissan Ariya concept EV may have been initially an Infiniti deep within the company's plans, well before the brand was folded in Western Europe, and could telegraph Nissan's long-term plans to claw back to...

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EarthRoamer's LTi Overland Camper Takes Luxury Living Off the Grid

EarthRoamer, the makers of the mindboggling, $1.7 million XV-HD super camper are back at it. The Dacono, Colorado-based expedition experts recently rolled out their newest dream machine: the all-new, carbon-fiber EarthRoamer LTi expedition vehicle, another monstrous overlanding marvel that can take you from the Bolivian rainforest to the Alaskan glaciers and back again without breaking a sweat. The EarthRoamer LTi...

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New Subaru Forester launched – and it’s a hybrid

The all-new Subaru Forester has gone on sale in the UK. The general recipe remains familiar, but the big news is the fitment of a new petrol-electric hybrid powertrain. Called e-Boxer, the system pairs a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 148 hp with a 16 hp electric motor. It’ll deliver 34.7 mpg on a WLTP combined cycle – a 10 percent...

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Toyota Intends to Move People in New Ways with New Kinds of Vehicles

If those oddly shaped autonomous vehicles above look weird to you, you'd better stand back, because Toyota is thinking in a lot of new directions. "Mobility for all―bringing the joy and freedom of movement to all people―is the goal we work toward," says Toyota on its website. The company goes on to state that it aims to create innovations in...

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Nissan Is Actually Putting the GT-R50 by Italdesign into Production

We’ve seen the Nissan GT-R50 Concept and then Nissan showed us a “production” model, but we never thought the crazy-expensive version of Godzilla would actually go into production. Well, as it turns out, it’s already happened, and the first customer example will be shown off at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show. Don’t expect to get close to it though –...

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New Ford Kuga hybrid: prices, details and specs

The Ford Kuga Plug-In Hybrid costs from £33,095, the same price as the 2.0-litre diesel variant. It combines a 2.5-litre petrol engine with an electric motor to produce 222bhp, while its 14.4kWh battery should return more than 30 miles of electric range. The charging port is mounted at the front, with Ford claiming a four-hour charge time from a 230V...

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Hyundai Sets New Distance Record With The Nexo

Hyundai has set a new distance record for production hydrogen-powered vehicles with the Nexo. Driven by French aeronaut and president of the Solar Impulse Foundation, Bertrand Piccard, the car completed 778 kilometers (483.4 miles) across northern France on a single refuel, and still had 49 km (30.4 miles) of range left at the end of the journey. The journey began...

Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 Final Edition (Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 7,0 l/100 km; CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 161 g/km) Exterieur: sonnengelb, Night Paket, AMG Line, AMG Leichtmetallrad im 5-Speichen-Design in schwarz hochglänzend; Interieur: zweifarbiges Nappaleder schwarz/silber pearl, Ledereinsätze in Carbon-Optik an Sitzen, Wählhebel, Lenkrad, silberner SLC Schriftzug an Kopfstützen und Wählhebel // Mercedes Benz SLC 300 Final Edition (combined fuel consumption: 7.0 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 161 g/km); exterior: sun yellow, night package, AMG line, 5-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels with high-gloss black finish; interior: two-tone nappa leaher black/silber pearl, carbon-fibre look leather inserts in the seats, at the selector lever, at the steering wheel, head restrains and selector lever bear silver SLC lettering
Mercedes-Benz SLC Final Edition: prices revealed for run-out special

The celebratory SLC Final Edition is offered with the choice of three petrol engines in the UK: a 181bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder in the SLC 200 and a 242bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder in the SLC 300, plus the flagship 387bhp AMG SLC43. The last ever SLC is launched 23 years after the two-seat roadster first made its public premiere, badged as the...

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Bentley Limited Edition Continental GT revealed

Bentley broke the production car record for the treacherous Pikes Peak Hill Climb with its new Continental GT last year, and so has decided to celebrate the achievement by releasing a special edition. It has creatively been called the Bentley Limited Edition Continental GT and is based on the current W12-powered flagship version of the coupe, and features a host...

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BMW Now Charges Nothing for Apple CarPlay in 2019, 2020 Models

Look at Toyota, Nissan, and so forth. Have you heard these companies charging a subscription for using Apple CarPlay in their cars? The situation BMW finds itself in has a bit of ridiculousness to it as well, more so because Apple doesn’t charge a cent for iPhone users to utilize CarPlay. But at long last, the Bavarians got a clue...

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Chevrolet Suburban first vehicle with star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

The Chevrolet Suburban SUV has just earned itself a major award for its work — not on the pavement, but on the silver screen. Usually it’s humans who get their names shown off on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but it’s impossible not to recognize the contribution Chevy’s carry-all hauler has made to the film industry. “When a convoy of...

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Lincoln appeals to millennials and women with Phone As A Key function for Corsair

Forget the fob, use the phone. That’s Lincoln’s message with the Phone As A Key function on the redesigned 2020 Lincoln Corsair. With Android devices and Apple iOS versions 9.0 and higher, owners can unlock doors on approach, start the car, and drive away, while freeing up space in pockets or pocketbooks by leaving the key fob behind, where it...

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BMW's 1800cc 'Big Boxer' Is The Bike World's Biggest Ever Flat-Twin

Although this might look like it belongs in a bike from decades ago, what you’re looking at here is a brand new engine. It’s the BMW Motorrad ‘Big Boxer’, and it’s the most powerful flat-twin the company has ever made. Not only that, but it’s also the largest boxer-twin the bike world has ever seen, displacing a whopping 1802cc. It’s...

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INTRODUCING THE NEW KIA XCEED

OVER the past couple of decades, the family car has been on an adventure. First it packed a rucksack, pulled on a pair of hiking boots, zipped up its waterproofs and headed for the hills in the guise of a tough 4×4. Then it shed some of its harder-core attributes and tried life as a “soft-roader” or sports utility vehicle...

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Shelby Super Snake Sport F-150 headed to production with 770 hp

America likes its pickup trucks. It also likes fast, V8-powered machines. Clap those hands together and the Shelby Super Snake Sport F-150 is the noise it makes. Notice there's a word missing from the pickup's title: "concept." That's because Shelby American said on Friday that this lightning-fast pickup is going into production. With the announcement, this truck will become the...

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There's a New Nürburgring-Themed Monopoly Board Game

Looking for a cool gift for the gearhead in your life this holiday season? This new Monopoly set might be just the thing. It's themed after the Nürburgring, where players can buy specific sections of the track using specialized race-themed figurines. If you're familiar with Monopoly, this version is pretty much identical. The middle artwork is a picture of the...

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Italian team hitting the track in an electric Alfa Romeo Giulia touring car

Alfa Romeo isn't scheduled to introduce its first electric model until the early 2020s, but the Giulia is giving up gasoline a little bit sooner to participate in the burgeoning ETCR racing series. Italian tuner and race car builder Romeo Ferraris — which isn't officially associated with Alfa Romeo or Ferrari — published renderings of the track-only sedan it plans...

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