Elon Musk envisions $1 rides to use Boring Company tunnels

Elon Musk, CEO of The Boring Company, as well as Tesla, began to lay out plans for how his interpretation of future transportation will look in Los Angeles. The Boring Company will build an urban transport system called Loop, and Musk thinks the transportation solution will revolutionize how individuals travel. Recall, The Boring Company originally envisioned tunnels to transport people, …

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Next AMG 45 series to have "well over" 400 horsepower

Mercedes-Benz is in the process of renewing its range of compact cars. Already we've seen new A-Class hatchback and sedan models and eventually there will be a total eight body styles in the range. The good news is that AMG will continue to tune the cars, this time with two performance tiers: 35 and 45 series. Both series will rely on an AMG-specific...

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Shelby finally puts the 1967 GT500 Super Snake into production

As the saying goes, “better late than never.” That's certainly applicable to the 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake, which Shelby American will finally produce as a limited edition continuation model. During the 1960s, Shelby built a demonstration Mustang for Goodyear powered by a lightweight 427-cubic-inch race engine lifted from a Le...

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2020 BMW 7-Series spy shots

The current BMW 7-Series is one of the most dynamic and technologically advanced offerings in its class, but its predictable styling and drab interior leave a lot to be desired. This is a 6-figure car once you add a few options, yet to the average onlooker it’s hard to distinguish from the lesser 5-Series. This is reflected in the sales. …

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2018 Volkswagen California first drive review: forbidden fruit you can live in

Our ideal garage is full of weird French hatchbacks, Japanese kei cars, German wagons, and Volkswagen vans. But as North Americans, we're stuck admiring these wondrous oddities from afar. Aside from the tragic Volkswagen Routan, the U.S. hasn't seen a new VW van since the Eurovan disappeared 15 years ago. And until the all-electric I.D. Buzz arrives...

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Chevy adds turbocharged gas and diesel options to Silverado 1500

Chevrolet on Friday announced a six-strong powertrain lineup for its redesigned 2019 Silverado 1500 pickup truck, including two new turbocharged options to really bring the fight to the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500. The new turbocharged options include a 2.7-liter inline-4 and a 3.0-liter inline-6 diesel (available early 2019), which will be a boon to buyers looking to reduce their …

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Here’s how Mazda goes about reducing turbo lag

Mazda hasn't been shy about its dedication to the internal combustion engine. After all, the Japanese company will likely arrive first to market with a homogeneous charge compression ignition engine (HCCI), which will provide tremendous fuel economy improvements without the loss of performance. But today we're talking turbo lag, and how Mazda aims to reduce...

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2020 Audi S8 spy shots and video

A new generation of the Audi A8 reaches showrooms this fall and eventually there will be a new S8 to go with it. The S8 is still testing ahead of a likely debut late this year or early next. We should see it in showrooms next year as a 2020 model. Prototypes are still dressed like the A8 but we can tell this is the sportier S version because of the quad-tip...

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Shelby reveals Series 2 mod for its sole standalone sports car

Fans of Shelby's Series 1 sports car launched in the late '90s can look forward to a modern version based on the donor chassis of one of the originals. Unveiled Thursday, the new car is called the Series 2, and virtually every element from the donor Series 1 has been either redesigned or replaced for enhanced performance. The Series 1 arrived for 1999 and...

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German city prepares to ban older diesel vehicles

Hamburg is poised to become the first major city in Germany to impose a ban on older diesel vehicles. The city has begun erecting signs indicating the vehicles will not be allowed to pass through various streets. According to a Reuters report published Wednesday, Hamburg officials anticipate the ban will go into effect this month. Right now, the officials...

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