Daily Archives: March 13, 2018

Buicks won’t carry the brand’s name after the 2019 model year

From 2019 onward, no Buick vehicle will carry the "Buick" nameplate at the vehicle's rear. The global brand wants to move towards a consistent badging strategy globally, apparently meaning no "Buick" badges at all. GM Authority first reported the news last Friday, but a Buick spokesperson confirmed the strategy with Motor Authority. The refreshed 2019 Buick...

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McLaren COO swears its cars will continually get faster

Cars today are fast. Your average modern minivan could smoke your average Ferrari from the 1970s. As the standard road car has improved its performance metrics, so too have supercars. Run down a spec sheet and you'll wind up seeing numbers that will make your mind spin. According to the McLaren's Chief Operating Officer, the British company's road cars...

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Google founder Larry Page’s flying taxi takes flight

Many companies have made a splash in the flying car or airborne taxi industry, which has only just begun to earn its wings (pun intended). Now it turns out Google founder Larry Page has been working on his own flying taxi, largely in secret and away from any press coverage. Apparently that means the self-flying taxi has officially taken flight, The New York...

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BMW M boss says future electric cars will not be silent

Automakers are seemingly supporting the idea that the future of the automobile is, indeed, electric. Some makes will have it easier than others, but for BMW's M division, it will work to solve the issue of sound. Since electric cars are nearly silent, M division's head Frank van Meel, told CarBuzz in a report published Sunday that silence won't be an...

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Volkswagen plans to launch one electric car per month starting in 2022

Volkswagen will open the floodgates in 2022 and launch a new electric car every month as it works aggressively to electrify its portfolio, the automaker said. VW CEO Matthias Müeller told journalists Tuesday in Berlin that 30 electric cars will be launched by 2025, according to Autocar. Volkswagen calls the plan "Together - Strategy 2025" and it...

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Everything we know about the 2019 Toyota Supra

Toyota finally confirmed the comeback of the Supra at last week's 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, where the automaker also showed off a thinly veiled concept of the new sports car that would bear the iconic nameplate. The new Supra has been a long time coming—the last one bowed out of production in 2002—but there's still a while to go...

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Jaguar Land Rover SVO ready to tackle EV tuning

The electrified car tuning frontier is just now opening, and Jaguar Land Rover Specialty Vehicle Operations (SVO) is more than eager to take an early first step. It will be a challenge, but SVO engineers are eager to meet roadblocks that lay ahead, John Edwards, head of Jaguar Land Rover's personalization and performance arm, said in a recent interview. He...

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Ferrari could start building more 250 GTOs

The 250 GTO is the Ferrari of Ferraris. A true homologation special, less than 40 were built during the early 1960s and today, if one were offered for sale, the price you can expect to pay reaches into the tens of millions of dollars. A 250 GTO received the highest bid ever for a car at auction in 2014, with the bid coming in at $38 million. That isn't the...

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Mercedes-AMG standalone SUV isn’t happening, GT Black Series coming in 2020

The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe marks the Affalterbach tuner's first standalone sedan, but don't expect a standalone SUV to follow. The tuner said it is not interested in stealing Mercedes-Benz's SUV market share with its own SUV model, Car Advice reported on Saturday. AMG's chief, Tobias Moers, told the Australian publication that an SUV would not be...

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