Daily Archives: May 14, 2018

MIT self-driving car can handle rural roads

Self-driving cars rely on loads of advanced technology to help them see and navigate the world around them. However, researchers at MIT have built a self-driving car that doesn't rely on 3D mapping or even visible lane markings to get where it needs to go. Instead, the team's MapLite technology enables the self-driving experience by combining basic GPS data...

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Holy roller: Pope’s Lamborghini Huracán sells for $861,000

A handful of charitable organizations will receive fresh funds, thanks to the Pope and his Lamborghini Huracán. Last Saturday, Lamborghini announced the special Huracán model it had built for il Papa sold for $861,000 at RM Sotheby's Monaco auction. The Italian supercar maker first donated the Huracán to Pope Francis last November. His...

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You can lease a Pagani Huayra Roadster for $25,000 per month

Looking to get into a supercar but don't like the idea of actual car ownership? Putnam Leasing has a deal for you, and it will put you in the driver's seat of a Pagani Huayra Roadster. It will cost quite a bit of dough, though. For $25,339 per month, you can now lease a Pagani, and it may be the most expensive car lease "deal" ever. This isn't a zero-down...

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Orders start for Tesla Model 3 AWD and performance models this week

For those eagerly waiting to place their orders for the dual-motor/all-wheel-drive or performance versions of the Tesla Model 3, the time has come. Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter that orders for both variants will open this week. It's unclear if the decision to open orders this week for both the AWD and performance models means Tesla is producing...

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Brabus adds style, power to Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup

Only a week ago we saw Pickup Design, the pickup truck division of Polish tuner Carlex Design, come out with a wild visual upgrade for the Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup. Now Brabus, which specializes in tuning Mercedes products and has close links with the automaker, has revealed its first take on the mid-size pickup. The changes are subtle as Brabus is only...

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2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante video road test

The 2018 Aston DB11 Volante just may be the grandest of today's grand touring cars. A 2+2 convertible with a sensuous shape and 503 German horses under its clamshell bonnet, it's a beautiful means of getting you wherever you want to go. We drove the DB11 Volante on the California coast to find out just how grand Aston Martin's latest grand...

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Aston Martin inaugurates AMR Performance Center

Aston Martin on Friday cut the ribbon on the new AMR Performance Center located next to the Nürburgring race track in Germany. The site isn't actually new as it was originally established in 2008 as the Nürburgring Test Center, though the name change reflects the more customer-oriented operations that will take place there going forward...

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BMW prepares for Le Mans return and reveal of new 8-Series

You've seen the prototypes and leaked shots, but in just a few weeks BMW will finally pull the covers off its new 8-Series. The debut will take place June 15 in Le Mans, where BMW the next day will compete in the French town's famous 24-hour race with the M8 GTE race car. The last time BMW competed at Le Mans was in 2011, when its M3 GT race car finished...

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Cody Walker brings a Toyota Supra to Jay Leno’s Garage

You're in for a special episode of “Jay Leno's Garage” today. Cody Walker, the youngest brother of the late Paul Walker, visits Jay Leno and the comedian's famous garage with a 1993 Toyota Supra. But this isn't any old Supra. It's a right-hand-drive example shipped from Japan, probably not overnight, and the car looks to be in good condition...

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Bugatti designer Tobias Sühlmann to style future Aston Martins

Aston Martin is strengthening its design team as it prepares to more than double its lineup in the coming years. The automaker confirmed Friday the appointment of Volkswagen Group veteran designer Tobias Sühlmann as its new head of exterior design. He replaces Miles Nurnberger who has been promoted to the role of design director, with both reporting to...

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