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Ballot 3/8 LC Due at 2019 Hampton Court Concours of Elegance

The winner of the first ever Italian Grand Prix, a Ballot 3/8 LC, is one of the astonishing cars set for this year’s Concours of Elegance, which  takes place in the Fountain Gardens of Hampton Court Palace this September 6-8. … Continue reading

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Audi Hires Marvel Studios on “Avengers: Endgame”

Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” debuts in U.S. theaters on April 26, 2019. The film will feature the all-electric Audi e-tron Sportback concept while Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) trades his Audi R8 for the all-electric Audi e-tron GT concept. Continue reading

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Trust in Government at Or Near Historically Low Levels

Trust in government began eroding during the 1960s, amid the escalation of the Vietnam War, and the decline continued in the 1970s with the Watergate scandal and worsening economic struggles. Continue reading

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Watt? Electric Cars Cause Another Great Generational Divide

While there are still some barriers and mis-perceptions to address – to put it mildly and euphemistically –  there are also findings from the study that “inspire confidence that electric cars are on track to become the norm for drivers of all ages. Both Millennials and Boomers overwhelmingly agree—despite some stark generational differences on electric car knowledge—electric is the future of automobiles.” (Autocrat: show us the money not the hype) Continue reading

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Volkswagen ID. R Ready for Nordschleife Record Attempt

The ID. R is a marketing gimmick as the sporty forerunner of the ID. family of fully-electric production vehicles from Volkswagen starting in 2020. Thus, it aims for  a new record lap time for electric vehicles at the historic Eifel circuit, with Romain Dumas at the wheel. Continue reading

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50 Years of Porsche 917 to be Celebrated at Goodwood

After having won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 917 short tail did it again the following year by carrying Martini Racing colors and the number ’22’ and with Gijs van Lennep and Helmut Marko sharing the driving. Continue reading

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McLaren Confirms Multi-Year Deal with IMSA Sportscar Championship

Customer team Compass Racing will roll out with the 720S GT3 for the first time at the inaugural round of the Sprint Cup at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course next month, running in the highly-competitive GT Daytona (GTD) class. Continue reading

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Wards 10 Best Interiors Announced at New York Auto Show 

“Utility vehicles represent the biggest growth in vehicle sales, and automakers aren’t launching as many coupes, sedans
and wagons as they have in the past, which makes it remarkable that half the
list this year is conventional cars,” says Wards Senior Content Director,
aka editor, Drew Winter. Continue reading

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Ride and Cost Sharing: Toyota, DENSO and SoftBank Vision Fund Invest $1 Billion in Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group

The investment, in a newly formed ATG corporate entity, aims to accelerate the development and commercialization of automated ridesharing services. Under the terms, Toyota and DENSO will together invest $667 million and SVF will invest $333 million, valuing the new Uber ATG entity at $7.25 billion on a post-money basis. Continue reading

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Subaru Debuts Gen 6 Outback at New York Auto Show

With an optional tablet-style 11.6-inch
Starlink Multimedia system with integrated center information display,
DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation and new XT models with 260 horsepower, the
2020 Outback has more technology, safety and performance than before.
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Cayenne Coupé Marks Asian Premiere

Porsche delivered more than 31,000 units of the Cayenne in China in 2018, representing an increase of 19% compared with the previous year in the slowing Chinese market. With more than 80,000 shipped vehicles, China was once again the biggest individual market for Porsche in 2018. Continue reading

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Carlisle on Cadillac Investment Plan Promises

Steve Carlisle, president of Cadillac, remarks at the New York International Auto Show: Good afternoon, everyone. It’s good to be with you. And I’m grateful for this opportunity to update you on Cadillac’s progress. Many of you have seen this … Continue reading

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Kia HabaNiro Concept Debuts in Manhattan

However,  it’s still a concept. Kia claims this is no fanciful supercar that will likely never be built, but a look into the future of mobility where automobiles allegedly will seamlessly integrate design, capability, usefulness and creativity. Continue reading

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Cadillac CT5 Debuts at New York International Auto Show

The all-new compact sedan is the latest attempt – after spending billions of dollars on decent product – to resuscitate the brand’s once award-winning glory days in segments it once dominated as well as segments undreamed of in Detroit during the Ike and Mamie good years and the swinging sixties. Continue reading

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Nissan Moves China Design Center to Shanghai

Nissan Design China, previously based in Beijing, will continue creating products for global customers including those in China, and presumably (pay no attention Trump) Japan, the Americas and Africa and Europe.   Continue reading

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