US to finally allow modern, self-dimming adaptive headlights

While automakers have implemented advanced headlight technology in other markets for years, outdated regulations in the United States have kept advances from the market. That will soon change as the U.S. will soon allow self-dimming adaptive headlight technology. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration officially proposed the new regulation...

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Porsche CFO floated idea of IPO, could be valued at $81B, automaker says no way

Going public with an IPO is a quick way to raise capital, which is important to Volkswagen Group in the wake of the diesel scandal. Porsche could provide that capital with an IPO of its own, if it were interested. On Friday finance chief Lutz Meschke floated the idea during a media event for the automaker's upcoming Taycan electric car. Bloomberg reported...

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Watch a 1,000-hp Jeep obliterate a Ford GT in a drag race

The Ford GT is very quick. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is also very quick. There's no way that it's as quick as the GT though, right? Well, after a visit to Hennessey Performance it's actually quicker. At least that's the case over the quarter-mile drag strip. Hennessey CEO and founder John Hennessey has a Ford GT to call his own and he allowed the...

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Porsche Taycan Targa reportedly in the works

Porsche has already hinted at a soft-roader version of its upcoming Taycan electric sport sedan, but don't be surprised if there are even more options in the pipeline. Autocar on Monday reported that a Taycan Targa is in the works and scheduled for a launch in 2020 or 2021. The car is expected to feature a large glass section in its roof that owners will be...

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Bloodhound land speed record attempt on hold as project runs out of money

Bloodhound Programme Ltd, the company behind the Bloodhound SSC land speed record attempt, announced Monday that it has entered into administration, a process similar to bankruptcy protection. Unfortunately, the project is unlikely to get off the ground again unless Bloodhound Programme manages to raise $33 million. “While not an insignificant amount...

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2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB spy shots

Mercedes-Benz engineers have been spotted with a test mule for a compact electric car likely to be badged an EQB. The test mule features the makeshift body of the recently revealed third-generation B-Class minivan, but the EQB's actual body is expected to be that of a compact crossover. We know this because of the relatively tall ride height of this test...

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Bears fans rejoice: Walter Payton’s 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo heads to auction

This car is the sweetness. That's because it's a 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo in excellent condition, but also because it was owned by Walter Payton. One of the greatest running backs in NFL history, Payton's Porsche is set to cross the auction block at Mecum's sale in Chicago running October 25-27. According to Payton's son Jarrett, this 930-generation Porsche...

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Mercedes-Benz GLE could be first plug-in hybrid with over 60 miles of EV range

Mercedes-Benz's redesigned GLE could be among the first plug-in hybrids capable of driving more than 60 miles on electric power alone. That's the word of Ola Källenius, the sales chief at Mercedes parent company Daimler, who spoke recently with Automotive News (subscription required). "The GLE will be the first car with a 100-kilometer (62-mile) range...

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2019 Formula 1 calendar confirmed

At the most recent meeting of its World Motor Sport Council on Friday, the FIA, Formula 1's governing body, confirmed the calendar for the sport's 2019 season. There will be a record 21 grands prix, which will be only the third time in F1 history that such a high number has been held, the previous being in 2016 and the current 2018 season. Sadly, organizers...

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McLaren Speedtail teased ahead of October 26 debut

McLaren on Friday gave us the most revealing look yet at its upcoming successor to the legendary F1 in the form of a teaser shot posted on social media. The new car is called the Speedtail, and it is confirmed for a reveal on October 26. The car, which has being doing the rounds under the code name BP23, will be McLaren's fastest, most powerful road car to...

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