2018 Nissan Leaf Nismo quietly races in

There was a time when Nissan's in-house tuner Nismo was known for serious performance cars, and that's still true to a certain degree in the case of the GT-R Nismo. Today, though, you're more likely to see the Nismo label attached to things like CVT-equipped econo sedans and underwhelming city cars. Now there's a Leaf Nismo. Unveiled Thursday, the Leaf...

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German Tesla Model S owners told to repay $4,650 electric car subsidy

Hundreds of Tesla Model S owners in Germany will be required to repay a $4,650 electric car subsidy after the country's Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control ruled the car does not qualify. Around 800 owners will be responsible for the sum after the agency declared the Model S is too expensive and does not meet the "environmental bonus"...

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Lamborghini builds 8,000th Aventador, 11,000th Huracán

It's been seven years since Lamborghini began production of the Murciélago-replacing Aventador, and five since the Gallardo left us in favor of the Huracán. On Tuesday, both nameplates reached significant milestones. Lamborghini announced it has produced the 8,000th Aventador and the 11,000th Huracán. The milestone Aventador, an S...

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Long-lost James Bond Aston Martin DB5 may have been found

James Bond and Aston Martin are a match made in Q Branch heaven. The titular character has driven his fair share of exotic machinery over the years, but the double 0 agent always seems to wind up back behind the wheel of an Aston Martin, the most iconic of which is surely the DB5. One of the coupes used for the filming of "Goldfinger" met a tragic fate when...

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"I Am Paul Walker" documentary premiering August 11

Five years after "Fast and the Furious" star and auto enthusiast Paul Walker's untimely death, fans will receive a closer look at his life. The Paramount Network announced Tuesday it will premiere the "I Am Paul Walker" documentary on August 11, 2018. The documentary will feature close friends, co-stars, and family discussing Walker and his life for the...

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Terrafugia reveals new details on Transition flying car due in 2019

America's Terrafugia has provided a few new details on its Transition flying car slated to enter production in 2019. Terrafugia was formed in 2006 by a group of engineers at MIT and was acquired late last year by China's Geely, the parent company of automakers Volvo and Lotus. Terrafugia's goal is to develop a vehicle able to meet the requirements for the...

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The Keen Project Safari 911 first drive review: a time machine for any adventure

Chad was running late, and we were already pressed for time. This entire plan was rushed and slapped together via a phone call and a few text messages over the weekend. The Keen Project Safari 911 build No. 2 by former race car driver Lehman Keen was in Minneapolis for a short time to celebrate Porsche's 70th birthday. As soon as I saw that my friends...

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Interview: Lehman Keen, the man behind The Keen Project Safari 911

Lehman Keen is best known for building Safari Porsche 911s, but before that he was a professional race car driver with a childhood that revolved around Porsches. Naturally, his racing career mostly centered on Porsches, and at one point he worked for Hurley Haywood. Like everything in life, there are politics and some drama in racing, and eventually he...

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BMW’s ReachNow app now with Uber-rivaling ride-hailing service

BMW on Tuesday announced that its car-sharing app ReachNow designed for Apple and Android smartphones will offer users the ability to hail a ride, just like the apps of Uber and Lyft. The ride-hailing service is currently open exclusively to ReachNow users in Seattle, Washington, after they've updated their ReachNow apps, but more locations should be added...

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