One of four 2004 Ford GT CP4 prototypes can be yours

The Ford GT is a rare machine, no matter which generation is being discussed. Among the rarest of them all, however, was a run of prototypes Ford built when it was putting the first-generation (2005-2006) GT through its paces. Rather than crushing them, as is typically done with pre-production vehicles, Ford sold a few of them. Of the handful that escaped...

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Aston Martin gives first look at Rapid-E’s 800-volt battery

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer on Tuesday gave an update on the progress of the automaker's first electric car, the Rapid-E. Palmer posted a photo of what he described as a “production intent” version of the battery destined for the Rapid-E, and confirmed it will be an 800-volt design. This means the battery, which is in the shape of a T, will be...

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Why was a Ford GT caught blasting around the Nürburgring?

Well, well, well. Look what we have here. After Ford vehemently said it has no intentions to chase lap records with the GT supercar, new YouTube video poster by a user going by the name cvdzijden shows the car ripping around the famed Nürburgring. And it's all-but-confirmed this is a corporate owned car—not a private customer. While we can't...

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How the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance selects its star cars

Thousands may apply, but only 200 make their way to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance's famed lawn on the Pebble Beach Golf Links. The event is known for displaying some of the most elegant and exclusive cars in the world, but what process must the cars endure to be accepted? The Concours detailed exactly how it selects vehicles in a video created after...

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Why was a Ford GT caught blasting around the Nürburgring?

Well, well, well. Look what we have here. After Ford vehemently said it has no intentions to chase lap records with the GT supercar, new YouTube video poster by a user going by the name cvdzijden shows the car ripping around the famed Nürburgring. And it's all-but-confirmed this is a corporate owned car—not a private customer. While we can't...

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How the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance selects its star cars

Thousands may apply, but only 200 make their way to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance's famed lawn on the Pebble Beach Golf Links. The event is known for displaying some of the most elegant and exclusive cars in the world, but what process must the cars endure to be accepted? The Concours detailed exactly how it selects vehicles in a video created after...

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Lyft, Aptiv already making money from self-driving taxi service

Lyft has been offering its customers in Las Vegas rides in self-driving cars since the start of the year. The self-driving cars are prototypes from automotive supplier Aptiv and feature a safety driver behind the wheel at all times, and at present they can reach about 20 destinations around Las Vegas. While the program is still only a trial, more than 5,000...

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Buy the SSC supercar that came before the Tuatara

Before there were companies like Koenigsegg and Hennessey vying to dethrone the Bugatti Veyron as the world's fastest car, something Koenigsegg finally achieved last November when one of its Agera RS hypercars ran to 277.9 mph, there was SSC North America (previously Shelby SuperCars) taking the fight to Bugatti. SSC was founded in 1999 by Jerod Shelby and...

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Hyundai reportedly working on Nissan Armada, Toyota Land Cruiser rival

Hyundai is working on a full-size SUV expected for launch next year as a 2020 model. It was previewed in June by the Grandmaster concept and there rumors it will carry the Palisade name into production. But a second big SUV could be in the works at the Korean automaker. Australia's Car Sales reported on Wednesday that Hyundai is also working on a rugged SUV...

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GM trademarks Zora name around the world

If the name Zora means anything to you, you're probably a fan of the Chevrolet Corvette. Zora Arkus-Duntov (shown below) was the guy who helped put a V-8 in the original 'Vette, turning it from a boulevard cruiser into something approximating a proper sports car—and making him the honorary father of the Corvette in the process. Arkus-Duntov was also...

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