Monthly Archives: March 2017

Is Ram readying a Raptor competitor?

When it comes to factory-built production off-road trucks, Ford owns the space with its F-150 Raptor, and the new 2017 Raptor does little to change that. Last year at the Texas State Fair Ram introduced the Rebel TRX Concept, a pickup truck so mean, it made Raptor fans shiver. Now there's word from...

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Audi buying car-rental service Silvercar

It seems as if you can't get away from the word "mobility" in today's automotive vernacular. From BMW's ReachNow to General Motors' Maven, nearly every major automaker is looking for a piece of the personal mobility market. Audi has plans to further expand its...

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Renault will reveal Focus RS and Golf R rival in 2017

In a video celebrating the milestone of one million fans on its Facebook page, Renault Sport, the performance arm of French automaker Renault, teased its upcoming Mégane RS and confirmed the debut for 2017. The Mégane is Renault's rival to the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf...

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Route 66 edges closer to becoming a solar road

Solar Roadways, an Idaho-based startup, is eyeing up the iconic, cross-country Route 66 to potentially lay the familiar road with solar panels. We first learned of the plan a year ago, and since then Solar Roadways and the state of Missouri have collaborated to first install Solar Roadways's...

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2017 Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 out to defend WEC title

Porsche has revealed the new LMP1-spec race car that it hopes will earn it its third-straight title in both the World Endurance Championship, and the event highlight, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The new car is still classified as a 919 Hybrid, but it is significantly improved compared to the 919...

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Toyota reveals 2017 TS050 Hybrid LMP1 endurance racer

A new season of the World Endurance Championship is nearly upon us and Toyota will be back to chase the title. The automaker will do so with the 2017 TS050 Hybrid revealed today and destined to compete in the premier LMP1 class. This is the car Toyota hopes will finally earn it victory in the 24...

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The 2018 Ford Mustang has a pulse

Ford has given its 2018 Mustang a pulse. When you unlock the door and hop behind the wheel, the backlit engine starter button will pulsate at 30 beats per minute. The button is located on the lower driver's side of the center stack, just in front of the gear lever, and will keep beating until...

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