Daily Archives: March 8, 2018

Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain orders up a Greatest Hits Jaguar XJ

Nicko McBrain has been the tempo provider for Iron Maiden starting back in 1982. Little did he realize that two years later, Jaguar would build a car for him that he wouldn't take ownership of until 2018. Along the way, both Nicko and Jaguar have had a number of hits but now the pair have teamed up to create a car that's been dubbed the Greatest Hits Jag...

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Volkswagen will kill the Beetle, squashes plans for a successor

When the current-generation Volkswagen Beetle runs out its current lifecycle, it will be the end of the road for the nameplate. The German automaker confirmed plans for a next-generation Beetle are off the table and the car will exit production, according to an Autocar report published this Tuesday. The news follows rumors of an all-electric Beetle that had...

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Rolls-Royce and Aston Martin executives fight a war of words

A battle of words and insults erupted during the Geneva motor show earlier this week between Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce executives. On the sidelines of the show, Aston Martin design chief Marek Reichman likened Rolls-Royce to "ancient Greece" as his automaker announced intentions to push its Lagonda brand into ultra-luxury territory with fully electric...

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Dodge Challenger and Charger get fresh heritage-inspired options

If you're in the market for a new Challenger or Charger, Dodge has a couple of options that might pique your interest. One is a new Shakedown Package that can be ordered on the 2018 Dodge Challenger's R/T Shaker, R/T Plus Shaker and 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker models. It retails for $995. First previewed on the Dodge Shakedown Challenger concept unveiled at...

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New Silverado 4500HD/5500HD/6500HD trucks join Chevy’s commercial fleet

Oh, the Silverado 3500HD? That's cute. Chevrolet is making its return to the medium-duty truck business with the even bigger Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD, which are being introduced for the 2019 model year alongside a redesigned Silverado 1500. The Class 4, 5 and 6 cab chassis trucks trucks were unveiled Wednesday at the 2018 Work Truck Show in...

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David Brown Auto reveals 601-horsepower Speedback Silverstone Edition

Nascent coachbuilder David Brown Automotive burst onto the scene in 2014 with the deliciously retro Speedback GT. The car featured a body inspired by the lines of the Aston Martin DB5 but rode on the much more modern bones of a Jaguar XK. The company went in a very different direction in 2017 when it announced a restoration service for the original Alec...

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2019 Bentley Bentayga V-8 first drive review: eight is enough

Burnt coffee, unlined trousers, post-Achtung Baby U2. Life is rife with mild disappointments. With four fewer cylinders under its hood than its W-12 cousin, does the V-8 Bentley Bentayga deliver another? Math with us here for a moment. A W-12 Bentayga with 600 horsepower lashes out at 60-mph runs in 4.0 seconds, hardly restrained by its 5,379-pound curb...

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