Monthly Archives: April 2018

Jay Leno thinks the Toyota Prius is a future classic

Will first-generation Toyota Prius models cross auction blocks for big bucks in the future? Car enthusiast and comedian Jay Leno believes so. Leno has a valid argument for why some cars turn into collector items. Foremost, it's what a particular generation grew up with, he told Business Insider in an interview published last Friday. The cars in which...

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Land Rover marks 70 years of making its own roads

April 30th is a special day for the Land Rover brand. On April 30 day 70 years ago, the very first Land Rover was revealed at the 1948 Amsterdam auto show. Since then, a total of 7,357,676 Land Rovers have been built, as of April 30,2018. To mark the occasion, Land Rover held a special live broadcast on YouTube celebrating seven decades of the SUV. Viewers...

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The first Land Rover debuted 70 years ago today

April 30th is a special day for the Land Rover brand. On this day 70 years ago, the very first Land Rover was revealed at the 1948 Amsterdam auto show. Since then, a total of 7,357,676 Land Rovers have been built, as of today. To mark the occasion, Land Rover held a special live broadcast on YouTube celebrating seven decades of the SUV. Viewers were treated...

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Meet the US Army’s new Ground Mobility Vehicle

The U.S. Army has a new set of wheels. It's called the Ground Mobility Vehicle and it's designed to shuffle airborne troops from a drop zone in a hurry with a 2.0-liter DOHC twin-turbocharged diesel engine buried beneath all that armor plating. Mechanically speaking, the GMV is based on the General Dynamics Flyer Advanced Light Strike Vehicle. A heavy-duty...

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Shell Airflow Starship semi could set fuel-economy record

While the auto industry has placed an emphasis on alternative fuels, electric cars, and other propulsion methods. The trucking industry is poised for an efficiency revolution of its own. Nowhere could that be more clear than in the Shell Airflow Starship semi truck. The semi truck and its driver, Bob Sliwa, will attempt to set a fuel-economy world record...

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Race driver hangs Pagani Zonda Revolucion as wall art

Pablo Perez Campanc loves all things Pagani. The Argentinian race car driver, who has competed in Indy Car racing among other series, owns a Pagani Zonda that he drives on a regular basis. Now he also owns a Pagani Zonda that he keeps inside his house where it is mounted as a work of art suspended in mid-air. We view any Pagani as a work of art. Perez...

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Former Opel boss joins US electric car startup Evelozcity

Evelozcity, an electric car startup based in Los Angeles and formed by ex-Faraday Future staff, announced last week the appointment of Karl-Thomas Neumann as the new head of mobility and European operations. Neumann has almost three decades of experience in the auto industry and served as CEO at supplier giant Continental and the Volkswagen Group's Chinese...

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Pure McLaren one-make race series gets off to a successful start

The Pure McLaren driver training program has spawned a new one-make race series, with the first round held over the weekend at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps race track. The FIA-sanctioned series, which rivals the Ferrari Challenge and Lamborghini Super Trofeo series, is organized by the McLaren GT motorsport department of McLaren's road car business and...

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Is Porsche testing a track-only version of its 911 GT2 RS?

Porsche's 911 GT2 RS is already the fastest production car around the Nürburgring but a quicker version designed strictly for track use may be in the works. Porsche over the past six months has been testing a GT2 RS fitted with additional air vents, a more aggressive rear wing borrowed from the 911 GT3 Cup race car, and exhaust pipes mounted at the...

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Drive Toyota’s GR Supra Racing concept in “Gran Turismo Sport”

Toyota's new Supra won't reach showrooms until next year but you can already test the car, or at least a concept of it, in the latest update for the “Gran Turismo Sport” video game on Sony's PlayStation 4. The concept is the GR Supra Racing concept that Toyota rolled out at last month's Geneva auto show, a race car indicative of what a GTE-spec...

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