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Bugatti's next new model looks part spaceship, part hypercar

2020 was a busy year for Bugatti. It unveiled the Pur Sport variant of the Chiron, began building the Divo, and dusted off some of the intriguing prototypes it canceled in the 2010s. It has at least one more surprise up its sleeve and a dark, confusing thumbnail to give enthusiasts an early look ...

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Vanwall to build six continuations of 1958 F1 title-winning VW5

Vanwall builds six sequels of the 58 title winner
Six sequels to the Vanwall VW5, in which Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks won their first Formula 1 design title in 1958, are built and sold for £ 2 million each.
Acton-based Vanwall, founded by Tony Vandervell, were the first British team to win the...

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Junkyard Gem: 1981 Mercedes-Benz 300SD with nearly 600k miles

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I'm always on the lookout for cars and trucks with ridiculously high end mileage as I scour the junkyards for interesting pieces of automotive history. The five-digit odometers used by nearly all manufacturers prior to the 1980s and the electronic-display odometers fou...

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Chase Briscoe to replace Bowyer in Stewart-Haas NASCAR Cup Series line-up

Chase Briscoe will replace Bowyer in Stewart-Haas in 2021
NASCAR Xfinity Series leader Chase Briscoe will move up to the Cup Series at Stewart-Haas Racing next season to replace outgoing Clint Bowyer, Autosport has learned.
Briscoe, 25, will drive the # 14 Ford from the 2021 season, replacing Bow...

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Tesla just slashed its warranty for used vehicles

The prospect of buying a used vehicle from Tesla became a less attractive option. The electric car maker has tacitly updated its website with new warranty terms for used S sedans and X model crossovers, and the updates are not in favor of the customer.
Just two days ago (thanks, Wayback Machine!)...

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2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 SUV Priced at a Bargain $161,550

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The Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 4Matic SUV will be the first SUV in the Maybach range and will start at $ 161,550.
This starting price makes the Maybach GLS600 cheaper than the other Maybach offerings, including the S560 and S650 sedans.
The Mayb...

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2 Names Conspicuously Missing from Haas F1 Team Silly Season Talks

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The Haas F1 Team has the option to clear the decks in relation to the drivers for 2021.
Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen have not yet reached the podium for Haas.
The Haas F1 Team is currently ninth in the Formula 1 Constructors' Ch...

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2021 Hyundai Veloster N base price goes way up, is still a bargain

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The prices for the 2021 Hyundai Veloster N have appeared and the base price is much higher than last year. The 2020 Veloster N started at $ 28,595 while the 2021 Veloster N started at $ 33,245, representing a price increase of $ 4,650. CarsDirect originally reported th...

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Maybach-branded GLS becomes Mercedes-Benz's most expensive SUV

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Mercedes-Maybach's first series entry into the SUV segment does justice to the emblem on the radiator grille in terms of content and price. When the GLS 600 arrives in showrooms later in 2020, it will be proud to be the most expensive SUV from Mercedes-Benz and one of ...

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Junkyard Gem: 1969 Volkswagen Beetle Sedan

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The original Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle rolled off the assembly line in more or less the same shape for 65 years and holds the record for the longest continuous production of a car. Since different designs under the same model name are not taken into account when looking...

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1750-HP SSC Tuatara Sets Record for Fastest Production Car

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On October 10th, the Shelby Supercars (SSC) Tuatara - its creator is not related to Carroll Shelby - set a world record for production cars with an average speed of 316.11 mph.
The Tuatara's fastest run was 331.15 mph, beating a record se...

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Karma prices its first battery-electric sedan above the competition

Karma put its name on the list of companies keen to end Tesla's monopoly on the luxury electric sedan segment. The GSe-6, his entry into the segment, was not presented, but pricing information has already been announced.
The GSe-6 is expected to start at $ 79,900 in 2021, before taxes, miscellane...

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1972 Chrysler Valiant Charger R/T E49 Hits The Market

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What a beast!
When it comes to rare, legendary Australian muscle cars, the Chrysler Valiant Charger R / T E49 is definitely high on the list. That's why a very original product that recently hit the market sparked a surge of interest. Of course, with a list p...

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Left To Die, This First-Gen Z/28 Camaro Gets A Second Chance

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Rescued from its shallow grave in 1968, this Camaro is too rare to miss.
Every transmission loves a good barn find. Something you can get cheaply and return to its former glory as a dream car. While it can be a bit depressing to see the cars we all grew up wi...

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Yamaha won't replace Rossi for MotoGP Teruel GP, ending Lorenzo speculation

Yamaha won't replace Rossi for Teruel GP
Yamaha have confirmed that there will be no replacement for Valentino Rossi at the MotoGP Teruel Grand Prix next weekend, ending speculation about a possible Jorge Lorenzo comeback.
Nine-time Grand Prix World Champion Rossi tested positive for COVID-19 at ...

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Aragon MotoGP: Rins wins for Suzuki, Mir takes points lead as Quartararo 18th

Rins wins, Mir takes the lead, Quartararo is 18.
Suzuki's Alex Rins won an exciting MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix from Alex Marquez when a miserable event for Fabio Quartararo in 18th place enabled Joan Mir to lead the championship.
Quartararo's lead was 10 points ahead of Suzuki's Mir before this rou...

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Bike Retrospective: When a Superbike legend proved his worth in MotoGP

When a superbike legend has proven itself in MotoGP
Jonathan Rea, who was called up for two laps to replace an injured Casey Stoner in 2012, caused a sensation but never fully immersed himself in MotoGP. Rea has achieved legendary status at World Superbikes in recent years and what he did at the ...

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2021 Cadillac Escalade First Drive | Opulence at a cost

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The Cadillac Escalade is one of the most recognizable cars in America, both on the road and in the minds of consumers. Equally a profit machine and a pop culture icon, it's on GM's punchy hierarchy of bodywork SUVs.
Sure, Cadillac may hold the most cards in the luxury ...

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How Haas inspired the latest rear wing design trend in F1

Such is the case for the latest rear wing trend that more and more teams are adopting. Alfa Romeo is the latest to develop a tailgate endplate concept originally inspired by Haas and used by Mercedes and Red Bull.
Mercedes AMG F1 W10 rear wing detail
Ferrari SF90 rear wing detail
On the way into ...

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How To Buy A Used Jeep Wrangler

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Jeeps of the JK generation after 2012 with a 3.6-liter V6 with 285 hp, a five-speed automatic and a nicer interior.
An original 2004-2006 Unlimited (long wheelbase, but two-door).
A 2018 or newer JL with the 270 hp 2.0-liter turbo, if ...

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2021 Genesis GV80 First Drive | In the (second) beginning ...

If Genesis had to do it all over again, it's safe to say that its first three models wouldn't have been a trio of sedans. The Genesis G80, G90, and G70 certainly have their merits, but with so many luxury car intenters buying exclusively SUVs, the complete absence of such a vehicle from the lineu...

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1973 Blazer Represents A Very Hot Niche Of Collectibles

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The classic SUV market is on fire!
With the popularity of the new Chevy Blazer and Ford Bronco growing, it feels like we've stepped back in time - where we car enthusiasts talk a lot about the dawn of these vehicles. The smaller SUVs stormed the market with a...

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Diversity Coach, Apologies Hold Key to Kyle Larson's Return to NASCAR Cup Series

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As if the 2020 race could get even stranger.
NASCAR's most successful graduate of the Drive for Diversity program for young drivers now has its own diversity coach who supports him in dealing with diversity in the workplace.
Kyle Larson, wh...

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Turbo Lover: 1986 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

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Judas Priest's excellent turbo album was released the same year that Ford built this beautiful blue Thunderbird turbo coupe. Coincidence?
In the mid-eighties we pulled ourselves out of the unease of the seventies together. Performance was back on the menu, an...

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IMSA Petit Le Mans: WTR Cadillac wins after Derani/Taylor collide late on

WTR Cadillac wins Petit Le Mans after the leaders collide
Wayne Taylor Racing scored his third Petit Le Mans victory after Pipo Derani and Ricky Taylor clashed for the lead 10 minutes from time.
The Acura Team Penske ARX 05 of Alexander Rossi, Ricky Taylor and Helio Castroneves as well as the Act...

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Rare in White: 1967 Corvette Convertible

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Believe it or not, black, white, and silver were unpopular Corvette color choices in 1967. That makes this color a rarity.
Originally, 1967 was supposed to be the first year for the C3 Corvette, but Zora Arkus-Duntov had to spend more time in the wind tunnel ...

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BMW M4 design study wears retro red

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The BMW M Division has unveiled a special 2021 M4 Competition Coupe that is a collaboration with a New York-based fashion brand. The joint project with the design house Kith has resulted in a unique M4, which is known as a design study.
The car is painted vermilion, a ...

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Aragon MotoGP: Quartararo escapes serious injury in crash

The session started an hour later than originally planned due to safety concerns about the cold temperatures, although conditions meant an improvement in lap time on the few combined timesheets for much of the 45 minutes.
The only improvement to the combined order in the opening stages came from ...

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This Week in Cars: GTI Clubsport, Tesla FSD

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Do you know who had a good week? Fiat Chrysler. It prevented a strike by agreeing to make significant long-term investments in the Windsor, Ontario plant, which builds Chrysler Pacifica and Voyager, and Dodge Challenger and Charger. Elsewhere:
This...

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B.A.T. Alfa Trinity, some of the world's most famous concept cars, are up for auction

Of the cars that were never produced, there are a handful that nonetheless had an oversized influence. Among the best known are the wild concepts of the Berlinetta Aerodynamica Technica (B.A.T.), which Alfa Romeo commissioned in the mid-1950s. Three B.A.T. Alfas were designed by the Italian desig...

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