Category Archives: News

October News

This video of a truck ending up on top of a house is wild

Ferrari is burnt out WRECK after going up in smoke on Belfast motorway 

Lamborghini driver gets parking fine for leaving his supercar in disabled bay

Officer stops car with bizarre BUBBLES bulging out of its front tyre when driver is on school run

4,000 Mad Max fans gather in desert for post-apocalyptic festival…

Dubai Now Has Nissan GT-R And C7 Corvette Ambulances

Dashcam catches moment that man who broke in to woman’s car realizes he is being recorded 

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.

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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.