Daily Archives: May 10, 2018

Zoyte preps a Range Rover Sport clone for the Chinese market

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but that doesn't make it any less frustrating for western automakers when Chinese brands rip off their designs. The latest copycat car maker? Zotye, which is prepping a vehicle called the T800. It's an SUV that looks an awful lot like Land Rover's own Range Rover Sport. You might remember Zotye as the Chinese...

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The Gumpert Apollo that set a Nürburgring record time is now for sale

It may bear a name that's easy to poke fun at, but this 2009 Gumpert Apollo is also responsible for a record-setting run around the Nürburgring, lapping the iconic track in just 7:11.57 back in August of 2009. At the time, that was the fastest a production car had ever been pushed around the 'Ring. With just 5,792 miles on its odometer today, you can...

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Zoyte preps a Range Rover Sport clone for the Chinese market

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but that doesn't make it any less frustrating for western automakers when Chinese brands rip off their designs. The latest copycat car maker? Zotye, which is prepping a vehicle called the T800. It's an SUV that looks an awful lot like Land Rover's own Range Rover Sport. You might remember Zotye as the Chinese...

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The Gumpert Apollo that set a Nürburgring record time is now for sale

It may bear a name that's easy to poke fun at, but this 2009 Gumpert Apollo is also responsible for a record-setting run around the Nürburgring, lapping the iconic track in just 7:11.57 back in August of 2009. At the time, that was the fastest a production car had ever been pushed around the 'Ring. With just 5,792 miles on its odometer today, you can...

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Uber to resume testing self-driving cars in "a few months"

Uber believes it will have its self-driving cars back on the roads in "a few months," as the company awaits a preliminary report from the National Traffic Safety Board. The ride-hailing company's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi spoke of the future plans at Uber's Elevate conference in Los Angeles ealier this week, where the company said it is also performing a...

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Tesla just teased a cloaked car, is it the Model Y?

Tesla has released a hype video to show off the big things it has in store this year and in the near future. While the video's pleasant enough to watch, observers will note a teased vehicle around the 0:15 mark. Of course, it leads us to wonder: is the vehicle shown the Model Y crossover? The vehicle is Tesla's next step toward producing mass-market...

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Opel’s OPC performance sub-brand likely safe

Since its sale last year by General Motors to French auto giant PSA Group, Opel has refrained from using its OPC (Opel Performance Center) designation for performance models, instead opting for GSi, which traditionally has sat below OPC. It doesn't mean Opel has dropped the OPC sub-brand, however. In an interview with British website Car Buyer published...

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Bart Starr’s Super Bowl I MVP 1967 Corvette up for auction

On January 15, 1967, Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr completed 16 of 23 passes for 250 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception as the Packers rolled over the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 in the first AFL-NFL World Championship game (which would later become known as Super Bowl I). For his efforts, Starr was named the game's MVP and was awarded...

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Hennessey Demon runs the quarter mile in 9.14 seconds

Hennessey Performance Engineering once looked to exorcise the Demon with the Exorcist based on the Camaro ZL1, but now the Texan tuner is fully embracing the dark side. The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has been receiving attention from Hennessey's wrenches, and the company is ready to offer its HPE1000 package to Demon owners. To prove how fast the car...

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290-horsepower VW Golf GTI TCR road car previewed by concept

Volkswagen's Golf GTI race car developed for the TCR International Series is about to spawn a road-going version. To be called the Golf GTI TCR, VW previewed the new range-topping GTI with a thinly veiled concept version on Thursday at the 2018 Wörthersee Tour, a tuning fest with a focus on GTIs held annually in Austria. The new car is due at the end...

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