Smart previews future look with ForEase speedster concept

Smart this year is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the start of sales of the original ForTwo, and part of the celebrations include the unveiling of the ForEase concept at next week’s 2018 Paris auto show. The ForEase is based on the battery-powered Smart EQ ForTwo Cabrio but has been transformed into a sporty speedster instead of a convertible. While …

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Rimac will build powertrain for Pininfarina PF0 electric hypercar

The experts in high-performance electric car technology at Rimac have been tapped to provide the powertrain for the PF0 electric hypercar being developed by Pininfarina. Rimac is most famous for its own electric hypercars, the most recent being the C_Two that debuted at the 2018 Geneva auto show, but the company's main business is supplying EV technology to...

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2019 BMW i3 debuts with 42.2-KWH battery, 153-mile range

The 2019 BMW i3 starting production in November will benefit from a bigger battery capable of an estimated 153 miles of range, BMW announced Friday. It will be the second time the automaker has upgraded the i3's battery since the electric car's 2014 launch. The last time was in 2017 when a 33 kilowatt-hour battery was added that delivered roughly 115 miles...

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Mercedes-AMG One confirmed as name of F1-powered hypercar

Mercedes-AMG One is confirmed as the official name of the new hypercar being developed by AMG under the code name Project One. Future owners were recently invited to Munich, Germany, where they learned of the car's name and specced out their own examples. The name stands for the highest automotive ambition: to bring undiluted Formula 1 technology to the...

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Porsche 935 customer race car celebrates 1978 "Moby Dick" 935 racer

Suddenly it's 1978 all over again. With WeatherTech Laguna Seca Raceway as the backdrop, Porsche on Thursday unveiled the new 935 customer race car with a look that draws on the legendary 935 race car from the late 1970s and early '80s. The reveal took place at Rennsport Reunion VI, where the brand is celebrating its 70th anniversary. Based on the 911 GT2...

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GM files trademark for "Sport Control AWD" name

General Motors has something brewing involving an all-wheel-drive system. first discovered on Wednesday a trademark filing for the name “Sport Control AWD.” The United States Patent and Trademark Office granted the filing on September 20 and noted the name will be associated with “all-wheel-drive systems and electronic stability control systems for vehicles.” Additionally, the name will be used with steering, …

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The deal is back: 800-horsepower Ford Mustang GT for $39,995

For Mustang fans, there may be no greater dealership from which to buy the popular pony car than Lebanon Ford. This is the Ohio-based outfit that offers up serious power upgrades for far less cash than you think would be required. The latest offer? A 2019 Mustang GT packing 800 horsepower on sale for just $39,995, and that includes the car. The car is...

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New patent emerges for Toyota’s flying car

Toyota last year threw its hat into the ring to build a flying car, and the automaker has since filed to protect a new design of its own. First discovered by AutoGuide, Toyota looks to have filed a patent that shows a "dual mode vehicle." Additionally, the patent covers the wheels for the flying car and a "method of transitioning the vehicle from a land...

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Mercedes-Benz cars will soon suggest safest areas to park

In the near future, Mercedes-Benz cars will tell drivers the safest place to park to avoid crime-filled and unsafe areas. New technology from the brand is under development to reference police statistics and highlight the best parking areas. According to Drive, which reported on the technology Tuesday, Mercedes' future nav system would look at areas where...

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