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After Two Expedition/Navigator Production Increases, Ford Can Finally Advertise

The large traditional utility market is a Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon world, with GM earning roughly three-quarters of the market for quite some time, but the Ford Expeditions incursion into this territory (and the Lincoln Navigators into Escalade-land) has been significant enough to warrant some innovative rearranging of the furniture and work procedures at the plant that builds Ford s jumbo utes to keep up with demand . This was not trivially easy to do, as the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville (which... [read more]

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck First Test

Why dont they just make a basic truck anymore? the rancher asked me. I was in northwestern Arizona on vacation, but it couldve been anywhere, anytime. Its a question Ive answered a hundred times and an example of why I usually dont mention where I work unless someone specifically asks. It always ends up dominating the conversation. The simple answer is that the majority of truck buyers have decided they want a minimum level of modern convenience. Truck enthusiasts wax... [read more]

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2019 Infiniti QX50 Long-Term Update 4: A Glitch in the Matrix

In his second update on the 2018 Infiniti Q60 , managing art director Mike Royer complained that Infiniti s infotainment system feels like its a generation behind. After four months behind the wheel of the QX50, Id say thats a bit of an understatement. When I plug my phone in, for example, the Infiniti recognizes it as an iPod. When was the last time someone under 40 used an iPod? If the system worked well, though, it would be less... [read more]

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A Deep Look Into Aston Martins Mid-Engined History

By info@topspeed.com (Michael Fira)
Aston Martin is known as a maker of exquisite and refined grand tourers, long-legged cars that offer enough panache to satisfy Ian Fleming's James Bond on many an occasion. You could say Aston Martin knows every trick there is to know when it comes to building a front-engined GT car and that's why they're now looking to build more and more cars with the engine behind the seats. But the Valkyrie, the new Vanquish, and the AM-RB 003 aren't the... [read more]

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Everyones Going Electric, Including James Bond Himself

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby)
As good as he is at foiling international criminals from their evil schemes, not even James Bond himself can stop the onslaught of electrification in the auto industry. Proof of that lies in the next Bond film where 007s ride-of-choice will be the Aston Martin Rapide E. The British automakers first-ever electric car joins a long list of Aston Martin models to appear in a James Bond film. The yet-to-be-titled Bond movie its working title is Bond 25 is scheduled... [read more]

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First Reviews of the 2020 Kia Soul Are Overwhelming Positive

By info@topspeed.com (Andrei Nedelea)
The Kia Soul is a car that looks tall and boxy, but it doesnt really look like an SUV. It melds excellent practicality with a good drive and quirky looks to attract buyers, and the all-new 2020 Soul continues this tradition, only it does it better in every single area. The car debuted at the 2018 Lost Angeles Auto Show, and it is just now starting to hit showrooms.

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President Trump Insists GM Reopen Ohio Factory

President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday that he urged General Motors Co's chief executive to do something quickly to reopen the company's Lordstown, Ohio, plant that was idled more than a week ago. I am not happy that it is closed when everything else in our Country is BOOMING, Trump said. Referring to his conversation with CEO Mary Barra, Trump added: I asked her to sell it or do something quickly. She blamed the UAW union I dont care, I... [read more]

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First Production Porsche Taycan Teased Ahead of Debut

If you feel like the Porsche Taycan s reveal has been just as dragged out as the Toyota Supra s, you're not alone. Porsche 's been teasing us with little tidbits here and there for what feels like forever. But today, Porsche finally released official images of the production Taycan. Unfortunately, they don't show very much. From what we've heard, the Taycan will be revealed in September, so we still have another six months before we get to see the... [read more]

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Thanks to BMWs S58 Engine, the 2020 BMW M3 Could Offer As Much as 480 Horsepower in Base Form

By info@topspeed.com (Safet Satara)
Known by most as the ultimate representation of the BMW ethos, the BMW M3 is an essential installation in the powerful and dominant line of Motorsport machines. Specially designed to attract driving purists, the BMW M3 has been a driver's favorite for decades. The next generation is on the horizon and is expected to debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show with BMW M's new 3.0-liter, S58 engine with 474 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. That is a substantial... [read more]

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Surprise! Bentley Continental GT V8 Launching Ahead of W-12 Variant

If the third-generation Bentley Continental GT of your dreams has a W-12 engine under its broad hood , you have a little wait ahead of you. The British luxury maker has announced that its V-8 will power the first coupes and convertibles availablein the U.S. when it launches this fall. The U.S., in fact, will debut the engine in the new car, as the rest of the world will have to wait until the first quarter of 2020 to get... [read more]

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Cadillac CT5

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
The Cadillac CT5 is the company's long-anticipated replacement for the already iconic CTS. Spotted testing for more than a year now, the CT5 was unveiled in March 2019. Sort of, actually, because Cadillac didn't spill all of the beans, and it's planning to tease the vehicle some more until the big unveiling at the 2019 New York Auto Show. In an annoying media campaign that includes more information about the campaign itself than the car, the CT5 broke cover with... [read more]

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NHTSA Wants to Hear the Public's View on Cars With No Driver Controls

U.S. regulators will ask the public if robotic cars should be allowed on streets without steering wheels or brake pedals as they try to set the first legal boundaries for their design in the world's second largest vehicle market. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has delayed action for 15 months on General Motors Co's request to deploy a limited number vehicles on U.S. roads without steering wheels or other human controls such as a brake pedal. In GM's... [read more]

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Visual Comparison: 2020 Tesla Model Y vs. 2019 Tesla Model 3

By info@topspeed.com (Safet Satara)
Teslas obsession with simplistic futuristic design is perhaps best captured in almost terrifyingly similar stature of its two most important cars - the Tesla Model 3 and the recently revealed Tesla Model Y. Unraveled secrets of the new mid-size electric crossover led the world almost unanimously settle on the fact that the new Model Y is essentially an ideal conjugation between the reasonable Model 3 and the lush Model X. While the design cleverly infiltrates the new mid-size crossover into... [read more]

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Featured Classifieds: Hi-Timers Club Car

When I was a kid, I'd randomly flip open the local Midland, Texas Thrifty Nickel to a page and then tell myself I could have any car on... continue reading

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One of The 2020 Tesla Model Ys Biggest Rivals, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, Arrives in 2020

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby)
Just as Tesla continues to bask in the attention generated by the Model Ys unveiling, Porsche is looking to steal the California-based automakers thunder by announcing a very important detail about its own all-electric crossover, the Taycan Cross Turismo. None other than Porsche CEO, Oliver Blume, disclosed in Porsches annual sustainability report that the Taycan Cross Turismo will launch at the end of 2020. The announcement refutes earlier rumors indicating that the Taycan Cross Turismo isnt scheduled to arrive until... [read more]

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Fisker Inc.'s Sub-$40K All-Electric SUV for 2021

Henrik Fisker may have lost Fisker Karma in bankruptcy , but he hasnt lost his name or creative juices. Last fall, the Danish designer told us he was designing a radical, more affordable Tesla fighter. Today we have our very first look at his latest creationan all-electric SUV with a standard range near 300-miles that will be priced below $40,000 when it rolls out in the second half of 2021. Up front the wide SUV sports a high-mounted radar system... [read more]

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The 2020 Cadillac CT5 Has Officially Replaced the ATS and CTS

By info@topspeed.com (Andrei Nedelea)
Cadillac is simplifying its sedan range and merging its two smaller offerings (the ATS and CTS) into a single model dubbed the CT5. It bears the current Cadillac styling that makes it look like a mini-CT6 from the front, but its rear end design is much closer to a fastback than it is to regular sedans, despite the fact that the car isnt actually a liftback.

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Lister Will Bring Back The Knobbly As An Insane Speedster

By info@topspeed.com (Michael Fira)
In the late '50s, Stirling Moss was a driver in high demand, and one of the brands he raced for was Lister. The Lister Knobbly he thrashed some 60 years ago is the inspiration for a new front-engined, two-seater with retro styling and, most likely, Jaguar power. How much power we don't know but word has it that it's going to be a lot since the continuation Knobbly built to 1958 specifications can reach 181 mph. Lister, the company founded... [read more]

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2019 BMW X5 xDrive40i First Test: Catch My Tail

A staffer who recently spent time in the 2019 BMW X5 sent me the following Slack message: I love the tailgate. Love it! Pro tip for new parents: Apparently its great for changing diapers. That rear hatch and tailgate combo is relatively rare (check out Land Cruiser and Land Rover Discovery ), though its been around since the X5s birth two decades ago. Standing out is a good thing in the super crowded luxury crossover segment. But does the fourth-generation... [read more]

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2018 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Long-Term Update 5: Rescue Wagon

Ive got a confession to make: Ive been a bit greedy with the keys to my long-term 2018 Ram 2500 Power Wagon. I adore the unstoppable, gas-guzzling beast, and not only enjoy driving it out in Californias backcountry, but weirdly enough in Los Angeles traffic, toopeople just dont seem to move out of my way with the same sense of urgency in other long-term vehicles, like our Alfa Romeo Giulia . At any rate, with fellow features editor Scott Evans... [read more]

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Wall Street is Largely Bearish on The Tesla Model Y

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby)
The Tesla Model Y finally arrived last week amid much hype and anticipation for Teslas latest product. But, just as there are people who were excited about the Model Ys arrival, there, too, are those who werent very impressed by Teslas new ride. Count Wall Street in the latter group as Teslas shares dropped by almost five percent at the markets close last Friday, sparking concerns that there remains a lot of questions regarding Teslas production future and the prospect... [read more]

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2020 Cadillac CT5 Sedan Revealed Ahead of 2019 New York Auto Show

Cadillac s pledge to launch a new vehicle every six months continues with the introduction of the 2020 CT5, a sedan that essentially replaces the ATS and CTS in the luxury brands lineup. A smaller CT4 will be shown later this year, the CT6 remains available , and Cadillacs crossover lineup is expanding, too. The XT4 recently launched, the new three-row XT6 goes on sale soon, and a refreshed XT5 will be shown later this year. Were still very committed... [read more]

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Did Anyone See Teslas Pickup Truck Being Teased At The Tesla Model Y Launch?

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Elon Musk is crazy. Elon Musk has no chill. Elon Musk is a frickin' genius! While the whole world was eagerly watching the Tesla Model Y's unveil, no one realized that the Model Y actually had company. Musk finally had to pull the bird out of the cage on his own. Elon Musk revealed that when the credits were rolling after the webcast was over, Tesla sneakily pushed in a teaser image of the long-awaited Tesla pickup truck. Did you... [read more]

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 Peugeot 208

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
The Peugeot is one hell of a looker and, with the 2019 Peugeot 208 hatchback taking on plenty of 508 DNA, then its no wonder that we find the new 208 so damn sexy. After all, it has that aggressive and intriguing front end, the wide-bottom stand, and sleek rear end. Its almost like Peugeot aimed to make the new 208 aggressive enough that nobody, regardless of tuning intention, would need to source or design an aftermarket body kit for... [read more]

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Koenigsegg Jesko

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
The Koenigsegg Jesko is the company's latest supercar, third megacar, and spiritual successor to the iconic Agera. Unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the Jesko boasts a power-to-weight ratio greater than 1:1, which means its engine generates more horsepower than the car's total curb weight in kilograms. Koenigsegg offered similar versions of the One:1 and Agera, but the Jesko takes things one step further with an impressive downforce rating of 2,205 pounds. Named after Jesko von Koenigsegg, the father... [read more]

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Is the 2020 Tesla Model Y Just a Model 3 Hatchback?

By info@topspeed.com (Jonathan Lopez)
Tesla just dropped the new 2020 Model Y, completing its S3XY lineup with a compact-crossover complement to its existing Model S midsize sedan, Model X SUV, and Model 3 compact sedan. However, some are questioning whether or not the new Y is truly a crossover, rather than simply a Model 3 hatchback. We take a look and decide for ourselves.

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What Cars Are Still Hot and What Is That Noise

By Nordstroms Automotive Inc.
Cars trend with the ages of who is still alive and collecting them. What cars are your favorite, and what the heck is that noise?? Wherever you listen to the show please SUBSCRIBE and rate and review the show. It would mean a lot to us. Thanks! Press "Play" below to listen to this episode

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2020 Tesla Model Y - Quirks and Features

By info@topspeed.com (Safet Satara)
The most anticipated electric mid-size crossover, the 2020 Tesla Model Y, was finally revealed at the dedicated event in Hawthorne, California, Thursday night. It immediately took the Internet by storm to reinvigorate a whole new variety of potential electric vehicle buyers. With the reveal of the new mid-sized crossover, the most ubiquitous and recognizable Tesla, the Model S, is threatened to lose that imaginary title to the new Tesla Model Y. Elon Musk, who showcased the new Tesla, predicted the... [read more]

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 Renault Clio

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
The 2019 Renault Clio might look a lot like its predecessor, but at the same time, its also largely rethought in all the right ways. In short, its fundamentally better than ever before and rides on an all-new platform that provides a home for new engines, lower ride height, and a revamped interior thats not only more modern but more spacious as well. I non-performance form the new Clio can be had with anywhere between 65 and 114 horsepower but... [read more]

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2019 Subaru Ascent Long-Term Update 2: Road Trip

You get to know a vehicle on a road trip. The Ascent logged its longest to date when office-mate Frank Markus took a 2,114-mile jaunt from Detroit to Memphis, Greenville South Carolina, and back. The Ascent doesnt have the same grunt as the Durango that made a similar trip a year earlier, but the Subaru averaged 22.4 mpg, whereas the Dodge logged 2,024 miles and averaged 18.9 mpg. That means the Ascents 2.5-liter turbo delivers an 18.5 percent improvement in... [read more]

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Instagram Girl of the Week: Christin_XS

By info@topspeed.com
Instagram model Christin Franke (@christin_xs) has a fetching Instagram account. Shes our featured car girl of the week, and if you check out her Instagram page, youll see why. The brunette stunner not only looks good in front of a camera, but she also happens to own one of the finest hot hatches of all time: the Mk 5 Volkswagen Golf. Theres no more lethal combination than a beautiful young woman and a hot hatch that screams driving pleasure! Christian... [read more]

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2019 Geneva International Motor Show - Worst In Show

By info@topspeed.com (Jonathan Lopez)
As always, the Geneva Motor Show brought out some truly awesome debuts this year, the best of which we have right here in our Best In Show list. However, for all the good stuff that dropped in Switzerland, there was plenty of, well, not-quite-as-good stuff too. As such, we put together our picks for Worst In Show from the 2019 Geneva Motor Show right here.

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Refreshing or Revolting: Tesla Model Y vs. Hyundai Kona EV

After years of build-up , Tesla finally revealed the Model Y this week. Deliveries won't begin until late next year, which could mean mid-2021 realistically, given Tesla's track record with the Model 3 . But when it finally does head to production, customers will only be able to choose the $48,200 Dual-Motor or the $52,200 Performance version. Both will offer 280 miles of range, while the rear-wheel-drive Model Y will go on sale about nine months later and come with... [read more]

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2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4-Door Coupe Starts Just Under $100,000

Mercedes -AMG announced pricing on the affordable version of the GT 4-Door Coupe . The GT 53 4-Door Coupe will start at $99,995, making it quite a bit less expensive than other models in the lineup. As previously announced, the more powerful GT 63 model begins from $137,495. The top-dog GT 63 S will put you out at least $159,995. The base 53 model comes with a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six that delivers 429 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. Unlike... [read more]

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Cadillac Not Planning to Share Blackwing Engine

Will Cadillac share the Blackwing engine with other brands? Over my dead body, Cadillac President Steve Carlisle tells us. The Blackwing is the 4.2-liter twin-turbo V-8 in the Cadillac CT6-V as well as the top trim Premium Luxury CT6 . In the V model, it pumps out 550 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. This is the first CT6-V in the lineup and is a limited run. The first 275 sold out... [read more]

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Bugatti La Voiture Noire

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
The Bugatti La Voiture Noire is a one-off supercar based on the Chiron. Unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, it joins the Divo as a derivative from the already famous Chiron hypercar. The La Voiture Noire is a modern reinterpretation of the Type 57 SC Atlantic from the 1930s and was built to celebrate Bugatti's 110th anniversary. Only one was made and sold for more than $12 million before taxes. Unlike the Divo, a car that's going to be... [read more]

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1949 Dodge Coronet

I just bought my 1949 Dodge Coronet for my 70th birthday. Maybe the Coronet and I were born the same day. It's painted in St. Patricks Day green, and is a one-owner car. I purchased the car from a friend, whose dad owned a grocery store and bought it brand new 70 years ago. The 49 Dodge had been professionally re-painted about 20-years ago and also had the interior redone at that time. Other wise the car is mostly original... [read more]

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Audi TT May Live on as a Sporty Electric Car

Audi is shifting its resources to electric cars, mobility, and technology, which may leave no room for the TT in its future lineup. A report from Autocar revealed Audi was re-evaluating the future of the TT , but now, Audis tech development boss says hes fighting to keep the TT and turn it into an electrified car. Audi board member for technical development Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler says there have been emotional discussions about the TT among the companys management. Some people... [read more]

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Toyota Building Manned Rover Vehicle for the Moon

America, Boeing, and General Motors may have been first to space in 1971 with a lunar roving vehicle (LRV), but now Toyota is shooting for the moon, too. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota are cooperating on a manned, pressurized rover powered by fuel cell electric vehicle technology. The tough-looking rover is said to boast a new type of fuel cell that will ultimately provide a total lunar-surface cruising range of more than 6,200 miles. That range will... [read more]

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Toyota Plans to Pour $749 Million Into its U.S. Factories

Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it will invest $749 million in five U.S. plants and add 586 jobs as it boosts engine production capacity and adds new hybrid models to its lineup. President Donald Trump has prodded Japanese automakers to add more jobs in the United States as the White House has threatened to impose tariffs of up to 25 percent on imported vehicles, on the grounds of national security. All this activity I hope shows that were a... [read more]

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Ford Responds to Model Y Reveal With Cryptic Mustang Tweet

The biggest news from yesterday (and really all week) was that Tesla revealed the Model Y . After the presentation, we even got to go for a ride in Tesla 's upcoming CUV. But about an hour before that event began, Ford tweeted out something cryptica blue Mustang logo with the caption, Hold your horses. Hold your horses pic.twitter.com/EYNqZLv3ER — Ford Motor Company (@Ford) March 15, 2019 Considering the timing, it was hard not to assume Ford's tweet was a... [read more]

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This 2020 Tesla Roadster Shooting Brake Has My Mind Firing on All Cylinders

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
Theres no denying that Tesla has come a long way since it threw a battery pack and a badge on a Lotus and called in the Tesla Roadster. The brand now has four models in its range with a pickup truck and a semi on the way, potential range has nearly doubled compared to the original roadster, and Tesla is on the horizon of finding some pretty stiff competition in a segment it once had a dominating stronghold on. A... [read more]

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2020 Karma Revero Teases Redesigned Headlights

Karma Automotive is gearing up for three big debuts at the Shanghai auto show next month. After teasing its Pininfarina-styled concept and an all-electric concept, Karma previewed its third creation today: the next-generation Revero. The teaser image shows off the new models sculpted hood and new headlight shape, but little else. According to the automaker, the 2020 Karma Revero will be faster, smarter, and even more stunning in design than its predecessor. It will be available for sale or lease... [read more]

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The 2020 Tesla Model Y Represents a Turning Point for The Future of Tesla

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby)
Tesla finally unveiled the Model Y. It was a long time in the making, but now that its here, we can start saving up our hard-earned money and wait for the Model Y to arrive so we can pluck down some cash to buy one. But before that time comes it might take a while because its Tesla theres something about the Model Y that struck us beyond all the bells and whistles that Tesla is famous for. Like the... [read more]

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Volkswagen May Face SEC Lawsuit Because it Didn't Disclose Emissions Cheating

Volkswagen AG said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission may sue the German automaker over its failure to disclose its diesel emissions scandal to investors. VW said in its annual report released earlier this week that the SEC probe focuses on the automaker's nondisclosure of certain Volkswagen diesel vehicles' noncompliance with U.S. emissions rules. Volkswagen did not have an immediate comment. Volkswagen has agreed to pay more than $25 billion in the United States in connection with Dieselgate for claims... [read more]

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BMW X6 M

By info@topspeed.com (Andrei Nedelea)
BMW is going to launch an all-new generation of its larger coupe-styled X6 SUV (which it calls SAC, short for Sport Activity Coupe) and, as with the current model, it will also be available as a hot X6M with the full Motorsport treatment. That means it will be powered by a development of the current 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V8 that powers the M5, although its been suggested it may get more power, while from a visual standpoint, expect it to look... [read more]

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Two Ts, Standing Tall

Hot rodding is a sport of evolution, and nowhere was it more apparent than at the drag strip in the 1950s and 60s. Week in and week out,... continue reading

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In Case You Missed it, Heres The Full Debut of the 2020 Tesla Model Y

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
At this point, you probably already know that the 2020 Tesla Model Y has been revealed. Some have praised it for being what it is while others have been disappointed by the fact that its more of a Model 3 hatchback than a true-to-life crossover. Be that as it may, Elon Musk chose a weird time to show off the Model Y, with the event kicking off at 8pm PDT, meaning a good portion of the world was in dreamland... [read more]

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