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More 600-hp, carbon-fiber Polestar 1 coupes coming, and you can have one too

Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said Wednesday that the newly minted electrified performance brand could produce more versions of its first car than the company had originally planned. When the Polestar 1 was announced the automaker said it would build 500 cars per year for three years starting next year, but a surge of interest has forced Polestar to...

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Second-generation Audi A1 Sportback debuts

How do you angry up a compact car designed to prosper in an urban environment? If you're Audi, the answer is simple. Apply your current design language, which is filled with creases and vents, on top of a new A1 Sportback. Voila! Instant eye-catching city commuter car. The second-generation A1 Sportback is marketed toward folks who live in cities. It's just...

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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata: more power, higher redline

It's finally official. Mazda on Wednesday upped the zoom-zoom baked into its MX-5 Miata for 2019. This fall, when the 2019 MX-5 Miata hits dealerships, it will boast 181 horsepower—a 17 percent increase over 2018, Mazda said. A number of engineering upgrades allowed for this increase in power. Internally, Mazda reduced the weight of the pistons by 27...

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2018 Porsche 911 GT3 first drive, Tesla building cars in a tent, Toyota building a hypercar: Car News Headlines

We know just the place in Georgia to get great fried chicken livers, and we had just the car to go get them. It was the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3, a car so blazingly fast that it conquered the Nurburgring in 7:12.7. We found the right twisty country roads for the drive, too, because that's what you do in the 911 GT3. How were they? Read our first drive review to...

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Watch the Fisker Emotion drive under its own power

Fisker is eager to show off its EMotion all-electric sedan. The company is so eager, in fact, that it posted a short drive video to YouTube on May 30 showing the car running under its own power. The video was obviously not professionally produced. It appears it was shot with a phone in the vertical orientation. It's great to see the Fisker testing the car...

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Boring Company runs Tesla Model X in prototype tunnel

The Boring Company tunnels will fit a Tesla Model X electric car. That's the latest bit of news from Elon Musk's underground adventure. The company posted a short video (taken vertically...) of a Model X moving through a tunnel on what appears to be the "skates" that propel the car. It's important that the Model X fits because Tesla and The Boring Company...

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Apple poaches ex-Waymo senior engineer for self-driving car technology

Apple's Project Titan self-driving car program has stumbled over the past few years, but it may have just received a major boost. The Information reported on Friday that Apple has hired on ex-Waymo senior engineer Jaime Waydo. Waydo, according to the report, was instrumental at Google's Waymo division. She was involved in areas ensuring safety and that the...

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Volvo has created self-docking boat tech

Anyone can drive a boat. Out on the open sea, you throttle up and keep the bow pointed along a given heading. Hopefully, you'll arrive at your destination with enough time left for a dock-side drink and congenial chitchat with your fellow water lovers. The hard part of the journey, however, occurs when you have to dock that thing. This is where real...

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"The Cannonball Run" remake appears to be rolling forward

Dust off your performance ambulance because it's nearly time to take another trip across the country. Our starting point will be the Red Ball Garage in New York City and we won't be done driving until we see the palm trees and ocean that surrounds the Portofino Inn in Redondo Beach, California. Now, don't get too excited because we're not actually...

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Tesla now building cars in a tent, first AWD performance Model 3 built

After announcing a 9-percent reduction in its full-time workforce last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Saturday to announce that the company is now producing vehicles on a new general assembly line housed in a tent. In addition, the first Model 3 all-wheel-drive performance model has rolled off of the new line. Musk said in his tweet that the...

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