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September News

Elon Musk Claims Tesla Model S Sets New Record At Laguna Seca, Which Is Not The Nürburgring

Two days later, the NHTSA responded in the understated way typical of a federal agency. Without naming Tesla, the NHTSA argued that its “5-star rating is the highest safety rating a vehicle can achieve. NHTSA does not distinguish safety performance beyond that rating, thus there is no ‘safest’ vehicle among those vehicles achieving 5-star ratings.”
Just days after we reported that Tesla could be on the verge of a formal investigation by the NHTSA, a father and his two kids in Moscow both suffered serious injuries after their Tesla Model S on Autopilot slammed into a tow truck before bursting into flames, according to RT.
You can’t put a price tag on the value of sticking it to the man—specifically, trying to own an official surveillance system. Except maybe when you are owned right back.
The self-driving freight truck startup TuSimple has been carrying mail across the state of Arizona for several weeks.
The secret sensors, fitted to all new and used motors sold by the firm’s dealers, pinpoint the vehicle’s exact location.
Footage was posted from a security camera at home in the United Kingdom showing two hooded thieves stealing a locked Tesla in about 30 seconds by “hacking” the car‘s computer and fooling it into thinking that its key was nearby, according to the Mail.
A Texas-based company recently raised $4.5 million in seed funding to develop and commercialize a revolutionary motor that produces more torque, double the power, and increases range in an electric vehicle versus one using a typical electric motor.
A former employee at the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) was sentenced recently to two years in prison for taking bribes in exchange for altering the agency’s database — falsely suggesting some people had passed driving tests.
The company said Monday the Porsche Taycan, which will debut September 4, completed the 12.8-mile course in 7 minutes and 42 seconds. This is the fastest lap for a four-door electric vehicle. The record time was set in a pre-series Taycan driven by Lars Kern.
Bugatti’s problem is that the 304.77mph speed measured at the Volkswagen Group’s test circuit at Ehra-Lessien in Germany on 2 August was only set driving in one direction and not two.

September Car News

Lamborghini teaser hints at a hybrid ‘hypercar’

Ever since Lamborghini showed off its wild MIT-collaborated Terzo Millennio concept we’ve been waiting to see what a production version could look like, and we might find out soon. Autoblog points out this teaser image posted to the company’s Instagram page which shows the logo, a silhouette and some Y-shaped LEDs that harken back to the 2017 concept.

He tried to prank the DMV. Then his vanity license plate backfired big time.

Everyone hates parking tickets. Not everyone, however, is an information security researcher with a mischievous side and a freshly minted vanity license plate reading “NULL.”

It’s no secret that keyless entry systems don’t fully protect you against car theft. That hasn’t prevented automakers from building such cars—or consumers from buying them—but this video showing how easy it is to steal several different keyless cars might start changing some minds.
The short clip was filmed by an onlooker in Shenzhen, China. The female motorist stood next to her red saloon inside the crowded car park.
The same researchers who figured out how to clone a Tesla Model S key fob have done it again, cracking the replacement that was meant to fix the problem.

At the very exclusive Quail event, the French automaker took the wraps off the limited-run Centodieci. While there won’t be many made, those that make it onto the asphalt will be powerful beasts. The vehicle has an 8.0 liter w16 (16 cylinders!) engine that produces a jaw-dropping 1,600 horsepower and 1,180 pounds-feet of torque. It’ll do zero to 62 in 2.6 seconds.

Only 10 will be produced and they’ll cost $8,877,000 each.

170 Cars Perform Simultaneous Burnouts To Set New World Record

These are several videos of 170 cars at the Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado simultaneously performing burnouts to retake the world record from Australia, which performed a 126 car burnout early this year. My God I bet that smelled good. I was honestly expecting to find way more fly-by drone video footage of the event, but I guess drone money is a little hard to come by when you have to buy new tires every paycheck. Keep going for the videos, the last of which I really wish was shot in Smell-O-Vision.

Tesla Model 3 owner implants RFID chip to turn her arm into a key

Amie DD, who has a background in game simulation and programming, recently released a video showing how she “biohacked” her body. The software engineer removed the RFID chip from the Tesla Model 3 valet card using acetone, then placed it into a biopolymer, which was injected through a hollow needle into her left arm. A professional who specializes in body modifications performed the injection.

Creative driver makes hilarious sign to help him merge in LA traffic

Yeah no shit, Californians are assholes

Lamborghini Huracan worth £198,000 found crashed in Ramsbottom Greater Manchester

Shocking footage uploaded to Snapchat shows two men laughing and playing music inside a Lamborghini Huracan in Blackburn as they make their way to a wedding on Saturday.

Driver suspected of DUI crashes into gate entrance of Musick jail near Irvine

SO FUNNY. Delivered herself to jail.

Police arrested a 19-year old driver on suspicion of driving under the influence after authorities say she crashed an SUV through the front gate of the James A. Musick jail near Irvine early Monday, July 29.

Georgia cop holds on to suspect’s vehicle as he’s dragged onto freeway after traffic stop, video shows

A police officer is recovering from injuries after he was dragged and half of his body was left hanging out of a fleeing driver’s vehicle on Thursday following a routine traffic stop in Georgia.

old people?

August News

Here Are The Most And Least Stolen Cars In America

Porsche Taycan reservations surpass 30,000 ahead of world debut

Porsche has secured 30,000 deposits for the Taycan more than a month before the German automaker will unveil the all-electric sports cars, numbers that suggest there’s enough demand to support the company’s plans to produce 40,000 units in its first year.

Tesla will add Netflix and YouTube streaming to its cars

Never mind playing games in your Tesla — for many, the dream has been to catch up on shows while charging or waiting for a passenger. And that vision might soon come true. Elon Musk has revealed that Tesla’s cars will “soon” offer Netflix and YouTube streaming so long as the car is stopped. He didn’t go into detail for the functionality, but claimed it would have an “immersive, cinematic feel” since you’re sitting in posh seats with surround sound.

Enlarge / Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., speaks during an unveiling event for the Tesla Model Y crossover electric vehicle in Hawthorne, California, US, on Friday, March 15, 2019. (credit: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
The YouTuber behind the popular channel “Hoovie’s Garage” was caught speeding in a brand new Lamborghini on Friday and reportedly donated a matching amount of the ticket to an officer’s fund.
A pickup truck driver has been charged for harassing a Tesla owner thanks to the Model 3’s eight cameras that provide 360 degrees of video coverage around the vehicle, reported Electrek.
Video captured more than a dozen people getting out of their vehicles on Tuesday to
grab money that was flying all over a Georgia interstate, police said.
Enlarge / A Model 3 at a Tesla showroom on March 1, 2019 in California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Tesla Owner Breaks Record, Drives Car 900,000 Kilometers  FuturismA Germany man just set a new Tesla record for highest mileage, racking up 559350 miles (900000 kilometers) in his Model S P85.

Tesla may have broken its own records, manufacturing 72,531 Model 3 sedans in the three months that ended June 30th. But employees say in the push to ramp up Model 3 production, they were forced to cut corners and work in difficult, unsafe conditions. A handful of employees who work in Tesla’s open-air GA4 production tent told CNBC that they used electrical tape to quickly repair cracks on plastic brackets and housings and worked through extreme heat, cold and wild-fire smoke.
The owner of Toyota dealerships in San Juan Capistrano and Claremont won a $15.8 million verdict against the auto-making giant today in his lawsuit alleging he was retaliated against for whistleblowing on defects with Prius models that would rapidly decelerate.
Plant engineer David Cordier, 36, from Rye, East Sussex, has had a series of incredible narrow near misses on the country’s roads with many of them caught on his dash cam.
A rare registration number has been auctioned for the equivalent of $300,000 in the U.K., where they can be sold for profit and low numbers are highly valued.
Tesla delivered 95,200 of its electric vehicles in the second quarter, a dramatic reversal from a disappointing first period that set a new record and beat analysts’ expectations.
A driver visited a police station in Eccles, Greater Manchester, to collect a car that had been seized for not having insurance. But he left on foot after the Lamborghini he arrived in was also uninsured.
There’s an interesting discussion happening over at the Grassroots Motorsportsforum right now, and presumably at many other places off-line. It’s about laws in Sacramento County stating, essentially, that almost any auto repair you do on your property is illegal. Of course, this is deeply troubling to almost everyone…

Today is July 1, and for Tesla, that means $1,875 less of a federal tax credit is available for buying an electric vehicle. The federal credit started at $7,500, but then once Tesla hit 200,000 electric vehicles sold (since 2010) it started to shrink.

Tesla pricing is already confusing, but the tax incentive is pretty straightforward.

The Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition Will Get a $9,000 Price Premium and This Nice Blue Color

The Nissan 370Z and GT-R have gotten more specialedition paint jobs lately than your lavish aunt’s nails, perhaps as a distraction from how old they are. One of the latest is a 50th-anniversary GT-R, which, in the UK, will get a paint color plucked from retirement for a mere $9,000 over the regular price.

Yoichi Imamura may be a familiar name to you. He was a champion in the early days of D1GP in Japan, and it was he who ran the Lexus LFA with a NASCAR V8. Now he’s running an even more sacrilegious exotic in the same series. This is a Ferrari 550 Maranello with a V6 out of a Nissan GT-R bursting out of the hood.
Fender flares, when done correctly, are such a universally good car modification that they could probably make a beige Toyota Camry look good. (A few rally lights don’t hurt either.) But a wide-bodied Dodge Charger is finally here, and it sure was the perfect candidate for a little extra bulk.
Adaptive cruise control systems work well on highways. Once you get into town, though, they’re less helpful — and a lot of that has to do with traffic lights. Current systems don’t recognize them, resulting in drivers running a red, putting themselves and everyone else on the road in danger. Also, the authorities frown on that sort of behavior.

Magnetic Pick-Up Tool

Get yourself a Magnetic tool 

For only $6 or so. I was replacing my fog lights and usually I really struggle but this tool made it super easy to not lose the bolts or to put them back in place. My #1 problem in working on cars is losing the bolts down in the engine.

I also was able to replace my dash lights with this without losing them.

June News

Ferrari Cruise Ended Very Badly for This F50 That Couldn’t Stop in Time

YouTuber known for ‘shitty robots’ turns Tesla Model 3 into pickup truck

Sure Looks Like Lego Leaked a 2020 Land Rover Defender Two-Door

A Demo Of Tesla’s In-Car Racing Video Game (Using The Wheel To Steer And Brake To Brake)

At $97,500, Is This 2005 Ferrari F430 a Near-Super Car That’s Nearly Affordable?

Someone Filmed a Modern Car Race With a 1968 Camera and the Results are Amazing

The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 is the most powerful Ford ever

The automaker has revealed that the upcoming coupe’s supercharged 5.2-liter V8 will send 760 hp and 625 lb-ft of torque through its 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

That blows away the last GT500’s 662 hp engine, not to mention the $450,000 Ford GT’s 647 hp turbocharged V6.

James Bond Will Drive the New Aston Martin Valhalla in Bond 25: Report

Lamborghini Is Actually Considering Putting Its Wild Off-Road Huracan Into Production

Tesla starts selling used Model 3 cars online

You can pay slightly over $40,000 for a 2017 Long Range model where you’d be happy to get a brand new Standard Range Plus version for that much.

Toyota Found This Old Celica Convertible to Haul the Le Mans Trophy and It Rules (Updated)

Ford may turn the F-150 Raptor into a ‘Predator’

Car and Driver and Ford Authority are both reporting that a V8 version of the high performance off roader is in the works.

Tesla Driver Imitates Regulators by Appearing to Fall Asleep With Autopilot On

1968 Ford Mustang that was parked over 40 years sold with previous owner’s remains inside

A Chevy Astro Van Is Bizarrely Great at Rallying

Burt Reynolds’ 1978 Firebird Trans Am Bandit replica is about to be auctioned off in Beverly Hills 

The World’s Fastest Lawn Mower Can Get to 100 MPH Faster Than a McLaren F1

Racing legend, 79, crashes his specially built two-seater Indycar on a bend in the track

This Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Shooting Brake Is a Modern-Day Breadvan

At $29,900, Could This 2013 Model S 85 Mean It’s Finally Time to Buy a Tesla?

The promised $35K Tesla Model 3 finally arrived a couple of months ago, but with a lot of compromises to meet that price. With a few miles under its belt, today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Model S comes in almost six grand cheaper than even that. Let’s see if that’s still compromising.

Bizarre Ford F-150 Raptor spotted. Could it be a new Bronco?

Tracy Morgan crashes $2 million supercar half-mile from dealership: report

Tracy Morgan crashed his $2 million supercar in New York City Tuesday, just minutes after buying the car, according to a report.

Cadillac adds 70,000 miles of new roads to Super Cruise driver assist

US billionaire wins battle to build £150m car museum in Cotswolds

 

News Roundup

Suspect in custody after police chase RV in Southern California; dog seen tumbling from vehicle

Tesla sued after 2-year-old accidentally crashes Model X into his pregnant mother

A California family has filed a product liability lawsuit against Tesla after a woman was pinned against a garage wall when her 2-year-old son climbed into her parked Model X and accidentally drove it into her on Dec. 27, 2018.

Elon Musk says Tesla pickup will start at $49,000 and be better than a Ford F-150

Elon Musk said he’s aiming to build an electric Tesla pickup that’s better than a Ford F-150 at a starting price of $49,000 or less.

A reveal of the new model is expected this year.

Traffic was halted on a Michigan roadway Thursday night after $30,000 in cash fell off the back of a truck and the paper currency went flying all over the road, according to reports.
CHP officers wrote 19,850 of those tickets statewide last month, which was designated Distracted Driving Awareness Month, an increase of about 700 over the same period last year.
After running limited tests in the US and elsewhere, Google Maps is rolling out speed limit warnings and both fixed and mobile radar locations in over 40 countries, Google has confirmed to TechCrunch. The features are borrowed from Google-owned Waze and will appear in the iOS and Android Maps. The speed limit signs are located in the bottom corner of Maps and the radar and photo radar traps appear as icons on the virtual roads.
The concept turned heads almost 50 years ago but the retro-styled classic mysteriously disappeared. But now it has been shown again in all its glory.
You can throw out notions that Ferrari is completely averse to electric cars. The Italian supercar maker has unveiled its first production plug-in hybrid, the SF90 Stradale, and it’s a clear attempt to bridge the gap between the gas-powered tradition and the electrified future. The machine mates a 4-liter, 769-horsepower turbo V8 with a trio of electric motors (217HP effective horsepower) that, combined, can take the car to 62MPH in 2.5 seconds while offering a modicum of eco-friendliness. If you like, you can drive just over 15.5 miles purely on electric power — confusing to onlookers expecting a roar, no doubt, but helpful if you’d rather not consume gallons of fuel while you’re stuck in traffic.

SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — San Jose parking enforcement officers could soon get automatic license plate readers on their vehicles if one city council member gets his way.

“If we can’t hire more people, then we can use technology to help us solve some of these crimes,” said councilman Johnny Khamis.

Elon Musk Says ‘Hyperloop’ Tunnel Is Now Just a Normal Car Tunnel Because ‘This Is Simple and Just Works’

Back in 2017, Elon Musk had grand visions for the test track built by The Boring Company, his tunneling firm, in Los Angeles. The Boring Company’s tunneling work was closely linked to Musk’s Hyperloop idea, which would require hundreds of miles of tunneling to be viable, although the actual test track in California…

The ‘Honda Civic Type OveRland’ Is a Mean-Looking Lifted Honda Civic Type R

The “safari” trend in the car world has gone off the rails in recent years, with folks nearly getting themselves killed just to give their vehicle that certain look. But, while I’ve backed off on my “Safari All the Cars” take, I will say that I’m a fan of this lifted Honda Civic Type R.

Amphibious Mitsubishis of the ’80s and ’90s Are Rad As Hell

Pardon me while I breathe heavily into a paper bag, but I’m only just now learning that there were at least three Mitsubishi Pajero amphibious off-road concept vehicles made in the 1980s and ’90s. And yes: one of them was in a Jackie Chan movie.

Stolen 1991 Ford Mustang discovered in Missouri barn 26 years later, police say

Police in Missouri are searching for the owner of a white 1991 Ford Mustang GT discovered in a barn last week almost three decades after it was reported stolen in 1993.

The owner of the Mustang is known only as “John R.,” according to the nearly 30-year-old police report. Records indicate there was another owner listed, but neither have working phone numbers, police told WDAF-TV.

Texas is poised to ban red light cameras

Texas is set to become the 11th state in the country to ban the use of red light cameras. The Dallas News reported the state Senate passed a bill that would outlawthe devices designed to catch drivers speeding through red lights by a 23 to eight vote last week. It now awaits the signature of Republican Governor Greg Abbott, who is expected to sign the bill into law. Abbott campaigned on ditching the cameras last year as he ran for re-election.

The Ferrari Testarossa was destroyed by the blaze in Wickham, Hampshire, which required two fire crews to put out.
The “safari” look is so hot right now and I couldn’t be happier. Every car looks cool with knobby tires, a roof basket and some extraneous lights. Including (especially?) an old Mini that outgrew its job with Red Bull and is enjoying a second life as a tiny overlander.
German investigators are confident they will soon arrest a man who stole a rare vintage Ferrari during a test drive, after collecting new evidence in the case.
It’s hardly a secret that we really like the new NSX around here. It’s also not really a secret that Acura is having a hard time moving units of the quick hybrid supercar. In 2018, across the whole year, Acura only managed to sell 170 examples, and despite a revamp for the 2019 model year sales remain slightly soft.…
Wrecked cars are being bought at knock-down prices from salvage websites, repaired cheaply by middlemen and sold on, eventually being picked up by dealers who don’t know their history.
Karol Zwolinski wasn’t thrilled when he got the recall notice that his Ford Focus RS needed to have its head gasket replaced, but at least Ford was taking care of the potential problem, even though Karol had experienced no trouble. Still, he only had until the end of May to take care of it, so on April 9 he took his…
Our standard for what makes a movie stunt impressive is pretty high these days. But there’s another major factor that makes it hard to have crazy car action in today’s movies–the inherent idiosyncrasies of modern cars themselves.
Ashley Smith (pictured), who has a prosthetic left leg, was stopped near Saulce sur Rhône in southern France last Saturday on his way to Monaco for a rally.

News Roundup

This Tesla Model 3 Badged as a ‘Civic Si’ Actually Kind of Works

Driver fined, license suspended for ‘dangerous’ amount of fast-food wrappers in car

Driver crashes £567,000 Ferrari into a passing car seconds after borrowing it from his friend

Cops recover $2.2 million Ferrari stolen during test drive, release photo of suspect

The McLaren GT is a 203 mph golf cart

Classic 1972 Ferrari set to sell for £165,000 even though most of it is packed up in cardboard boxes

The 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GT was dismantled in the late 1970s by its then Australia-based owner ahead of a restoration project. On Saturday it will go up for auction in Buckinghamshire.

Oldest ‘Porsche’ could sell for $20 million or more at auction

Land Rover built an SUV that only astronauts can buy

Wrenching Hero Installs $120 Lawnmower Engine Into Dodge Ram Pickup

Even Subaru Had a Tough Year But It’s Mounting a Comeback

The Subaru Levorg is the Subaru wagon Americans want but can’t have, since we don’t buy many wagons here and it’s reserved for other parts of the world. But that doesn’t stop us from wishing that one day the laws of nature will be broken and the U.S. will get all of the fun cars we’ve always wanted—like the two 
This is the moment a confused motorist takes multiple attempts to try and squeeze their car into a small parking space in Minneapolis, Minnesota, only to reverse back out once the car is finally in.
Just over a week ago, Mopar announced preorders for the “Hellephant” crate engine—a 1,000-horsepower, nearly $30,000 powerhouse to be plugged into any eligible vehicle. But if it took you more than 48 hours to determine whether it was a joke because of the name, you missed out on the chance to order one.
You don’t really hear people talk about the Ferrari 348, but some people at a RM Sothebys auction will be talking about this 1990 Ferrari 348 TB Zagato Elaborazione, which took the regular car and added a bunch of circular lights.
Nicholas Burke (pictured), 46, from York, was caught using the device to scramble a signal from a North Yorkshire Police safety camera van last February.
^ I had one for 3 years and it worked great in the US haha.
At the start of the year Tesla teased Sentry Mode, a security feature for its EVs that leverages a 360 dash cam to record damage and attempted break-ins. It rolled outin February, and it’s already earning its keep. According to ABC 7 news, the feature has resulted in the arrest of a would-be thief.
An Italian container ship bound for Brazil while carrying some 2,000 cars including some three dozen Porsches caught fire and sank in the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of France last week.
A Southern California driver apparently couldn’t help but dance after reportedly leading authorities in a car chase Tuesday night.
I’ve been trying to be more positive these days, after a rough few years, though that positivity takes a hit every time I get into a car with a touchscreen. That’s because touchscreens in cars are bad and even dangerous—a failed experiment.
Those of you familiar with the “pink tax” shouldn’t be at all that surprised to learn that women tend to pay more than men for car insurance in half of the United States. And this is despite men being found to be the overall riskier drivers. Go figure!
Two security researchers and self-described “white hat hackers” found a trove of unencrypted location, camera, and other data on a wrecked Tesla Model 3, according to a new report from CNBCAnd while it’s not a problem unique to Tesla, the example serves as a stark reminder that newer cars can become a security risk for former owners, regardless of whether they’re sold or wrecked.

Tesla has completely torched its original plan for the $35,000 Model 3. Late on Thursday night, the company announced a fundamental change to what is supposed to be the most affordable version of its first mass-market car.

Tesla is ready to bring its parking lot-savvy Summon upgrade to its cars in earnest. Elon Musk has revealed that Enhanced Summon will be widely available in the US next week to Tesla owners who sprung for either the Enhanced Autopilot or Full Self-Driving packages. Tap a button in the Tesla mobile app and your EV can drive to you, saving you the trouble of walking to the far end of the lot. You can either have it drive to your current location or to a specific pin.

Surveillance Video of Tesla Exploding in Shanghai Parking Lot Goes Viral

100 car2go Mercedes hijacked in Chicago crime spree

Car2go, the free-floating car-sharing service owned by Daimler, temporarily shut down its service in Chicago on Wednesday after dozens of Mercedes-Benz vehicles were stolen using the app.

Aston Martin’s all-electric Rapide E is a 604HP leap into the future

No more teasing — Aston Martin has finally revealed its first all-electric car. The Rapide E swaps out a V12 engine for an 800V, 65 kWh battery system and twin rear motors with 604 hp and 700 pound-feet of torque. There will only be 155 units produced, “with prices available on application” and along with Williams, the carmaker has packed an aging frame with plenty of reasons to try this one out.

Craigslist Will Soon Start Charging $5 to List a Car for Sale

Most people who frequent this website likely have four Craigslist tabs open at any given time, since it’s a reflex to check local car listings approximately every few minutes during the workday. But the folks selling those cars are in for a surprise come April 15, when Craigslist ups the list charge from free to $5.

The Jeep Wayout Concept Is a 2020 Jeep Gladiator Turned Into an Overlanding Beast

One of the most exciting things about the 2020 Jeep Gladiator, and about mid-size off-road trucks in general, is that they make for excellent overlanding rigs. And to prove this point, Jeep has built the “Wayout” concept for the Moab Easter Jeep Safari. Check out its awesome rooftop tent.

Marshmello is doing it BIG with his tricked out truck … pouring in half a million dollars to make his ride feel like a Vegas nightclub!!! The legendary DJ recently had his Ford Super Duty COMPLETELY redone by some of the best in the biz — RDB LA…
It’s apparent that the new Ferrari P80/C is unequivocally gorgeous, but the other day someone pointed out that it looks familiar. Specifically, that it looks like the fictional Vapid FMJ from Grand Theft Auto V. Now I can’t unsee the similarities.
The Dodge Challenger is as old as it is impractical. It’s based on an ancient platform, and its looks haven’t changed that dramatically since its 2008 revival. It has the turning radius of a bus and the traction of a cat on hard floors, it guzzles gasoline like its job is to make sure the world runs out of petroleum,…
I’ve tried to do less gawking at other people’s unfortunate wrecks but thisLamborghini Huracan Performante wipeout, reportedly recorded over the weekend, showed up on my feed so many times I couldn’t help but investigate. And now I’m just confused.
Rumors of a widebody Charger sedan being seen on the streets seem to have been accurate, as Dodge finally showed the car in public. The Widebody Charger was displayed during SoCal LX Spring Fest, a festival that is, you guessed it, all about LX-chassis MoPars. Technically FCA is calling the car a “concept” but it is…
The 25-year-old man, Chen, crashed his luxury car into a van in front of him while answering a phone call, police said. The luxury car was given to Chen by his mother as a gift last month.
The Italian container ship “Grande America” sank off the French Atlantic Coast last week after a fire broke out. All 27 crew members were able to evacuate before it sank, but over 2,000 cars, allegedly including a shipment of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, didn’t make it.
Tesla Model Y announced: release set for 2020, price starts at $39,000
This is the Tesla Model Y, the electric carmaker’s new compact SUV due out in 2020. The long range version will travel 300 miles on single charge, and will sell for $47,000, while the $60,000 performance version will be capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. It’s Elon Musk’s fifth car ever to hit the road, and the company’s second attempt at a mass-market electric vehicle.
Perhaps one of the most tedious parts of meeting new people is finding common interests. But Koenigsegg is the bearer of good news this week, because you and roughly 7.5 billion other people now have something to bond over: your lack of a 1,600-horsepower, $3 million Jesko, which is officially sold out.
This month, the $12.5-million Bugatti La Voiture Noire debuted at the Geneva Motor Show, mysteriously letting us gaze upon its exterior glory and nothing else. But there was a reason, other than the fact that we’re not rich enough to handle it: The car won’t actually be done for at least another two years.
This is a video of an alleged $3-million Pagani Huayara doing a casual lap on a packed-snow track, then proceeding to repeatedly get stuck in the slush later in the day as the snow began to melt. I mean of course it did — those are low profile sport tires, they were designed for like, the opposite of snow. And who thought it would be a good idea to take their Pagani Huayara out in the snow in the first place? You own a $3-million car, go buy a plane and fly that thing somewhere warm where it belongs. Keep going for the video.
The Honda Civic Type R is the newest vehicle on the New South Wales Police Force in Australia, but don’t think a cop will come after you in it for breaking the hooning laws or trying to street race it at a stoplight. This 306-horsepower hot hatch, law-enforcing livery or not, will be for show.
I don’t have the energy to be incredulous anymore, fam. But if I did, I’d be wide-eye head-shaking all over the place after hearing that a 1994 Toyota Supra sold for an ungodly sum of $173,600 at this weekend’s Amelia Island car auction.