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Ferrari SF90 Stradale – a New Production +$500,000 Supercar

The SF90 is immoderate on every level because it delivers unprecedented performance for a production car. Figures such as 1000 horsepower with three electric motors helping and 390 kg of downforce at 250 km/h not only put the SF90 Stradale at the top of its segment, but also means that a V8 is the top-of-the-range model for the first time in the marque’s history. It can travel up to 15.5 miles (25 km) in zero-emissions electric power only – making legal in cities that ban use of conventional gasoline engines.  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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Supercomputers, 3D Printing Used for Mustang Shelby GT500

“We created and studied designs among the engineering teams and proved out different strategies long before we built our first prototype cars,” said Matt Titus, Ford Performance vehicle engineer. “Not only did this improve the effectiveness of the designs, it  reduced the time it took to develop the GT500 – and the costs associated with that.” Continue reading

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Porsche Claims 20,000 Potential Taycan Buyers

The number is 20,000 who have already registered to join a list of prospective buyers – and registration requires a down payment of €2,500 in Europe. (AutoInformed.com: Watt? Pure EV Porsche Crossover Ready for Serial Production Taycan Jobs at Porsche Exceeds 30,000) Continue reading

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2020 Aston Martin DBX Tested in Sweden

Pirelli’s R&D Sottozero Centre at the Flurheden Proving Ground provides extreme environments, from snowy roads to ice handling courses, allowing Aston Martin’s vehicle dynamics specialists to calibrate the DBX. Continue reading

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Bertha Driving the Benz Celebrated

Bertha Benz raised public attention to an invention of her husband Carl by undertaking the first long-distance car journey to Pforzheim covering nearly 100 kilometers more than 130 years age. Continue reading

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IndustriALL Endorses Global Agreements to Fight and Shape Policy on the Growing Number of Auto Plant Closures

So whither auto plants with their well-paid, highly skilled and heavily unionized work? Plant closures and retrenchments in several countries is worrying for unions. Continue reading

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Dangerous Marketing Tower of Babble: The Actual Meaning and Real Performance of Driver Assist and Autonomous Vehicles

A fatal accident in Florida last week by a Tesla with so-called “autopilot” was not the first fatality with vehicles – or Teslas that are supposed to improve safety by ultimately removing the driver and letting computer code make life and death decisions. The safety improvements are thus far without any statistical confirmation. Continue reading

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Volkswagen Group and Jeep Cut Deals with TomTom

In a related deal, TomTom said that it will supply connected navigation subsystems to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV), the Jeep Renegade and Compass. Continue reading

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First Look – Hyundai Motor’s Revised Sonata Sedan

The Sonata takes some of its cues from the Le Fil Rouge concept, which debuted at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. Sensuous Sportiness is “defined by the harmony between four fundamental elements in vehicle design: proportion, architecture, styling and technology.” Continue reading

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Nissan LEAF at 400,000 Sales as IMQ Crossover EV Due in 2022

Notably absent from Nissan’s puff is mention of the first and current hybrid leader an among automakers, Toyota with its Prius and numerous hybrid powertrain variations spread among the global Toyota and Lexus lineups. (Toyota Global Hybrid Sales Exceed 10 Million) Continue reading

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Saleen Cup Debuts in June as part of Blancpain GT Series

The Saleen Cup – first touted during a press conference on Friday, March 1 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas – is being held via a partnership with SRO Motorsports Group and will run concurrently with the Blancpain GT World Challenge America. Continue reading

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Department of Dubious Research: Size Doesn’t Matter?

These findings come from a new survey MINI USA recently commissioned from market research and business intelligence firm Engine designed to identify car shopping trends among general consumers and millennials. Continue reading

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Garmin to Design and Make BMW Infotainment Parts

The company’s manufacturing capabilities support arange of in-vehicle electronic components for the automotive industry, including intelligent video driving recorders and computing models. Continue reading

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SEC Asks Court to Find Elon Musk in Contempt

“Tesla made zero cars in 2011, but will make around 500k in 2019,” Musk tweeted on February 19. Shortly thereafter, Musk tweeted that Tesla will deliver just 400,000 cars during 2019. Continue reading

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