Daily Archives: May 24, 2018

Subaru to enter newly formed Americas Rallycross Championship

With Global Rallycross dying off, automakers looking to play in the dirt are seeking out a new form of rally-lite racing. It's arrived courtesy of motorsport promoter IMG and the newly formed Americas Rallycross Championship. Called ARX for short, this new four-race series has garnered interest from Ford and Volkswagen. Now Subaru is joining in on the fun...

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Brabham explains logo

Australian racing team Brabham this month launched the new automotive division Brabham Automotive, whose first product is the BT62 track car. Adorning the car is Brabham's new logo, which to the casual observer resembles some teeth about to take a bite out of its victim. It turns out there's a bit of heritage behind the design. According to Brabham, the...

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Customize your Cullinan: Rolls-Royce launches configurator for SUV

For those who can't actually purchase and own a Rolls-Royce Cullinan, the day to live out a fantasy has come. The British ultra-luxury brand has launched the posh SUV's online configurator, and anyone can build the Cullinan of their dreams. The old saying applies here: if you have to ask how much it is, it's pretty darn expensive. Naturally, pricing isn't...

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Rivian will show electric pickup and SUV at 2018 LA auto show

Rivian is a rather quiet electric car startup based in Michigan but the firm is ready to start making some noise. Rivian will show its first two models, an electric pickup truck and SUV, at this November's 2018 Los Angeles auto show, spokeswoman Kas Regas confirmed to Motor Authority. The pickup, called the A1T, will seat five and arrive in 2020. The SUV...

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NTSB reports self-driving Uber spotted pedestrian before crash, but didn’t brake

A preliminary report released Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Bureau determined that a self-driving Volvo equipped with Uber's self-driving sensors spotted a pedestrian roughly 6 seconds before it struck and killed her, but didn't attempt to stop because the automatic braking feature was disabled in self-driving mode. The report said that the...

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Watch the Zenvo TSR-S supercar’s crazy rear wing in action

Zenvo showed up at this year's Geneva auto show with a new street-legal version of its TSR track machine. Called the TSR-S, the car is simply pure aggression, from its flat-plane crank V-8 with twin superchargers, to its carbon fiber body and no-nonsense interior. But we haven't even got to its standout feature: the Centripetal Wing. In addition to boosting...

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Audi open to electric supercar with solid-state battery

The Audi Sport division is working on an electric super sedan for launch in 2020, tentatively named the e-tron GT. However, this model isn't a replacement for the R8 supercar which sits at the top of the Audi Sport lineup. At this point in time a replacement for the R8 is yet to be decided but one possible solution is an electric supercar with solid-state...

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Report: Apple to use VW vans for first self-driving service

Apple and the Volkswagen Group have reportedly forged a deal that will see VW's Transporter van, the modern version of the iconic Microbus, used by Apple for its first self-driving service. The news was reported on Wednesday by The New York Times which cited people familiar with the project. The deal will reportedly see examples of the current T6...

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McLaren names Indy 500 winner as new chief test driver

McLaren's next-generation of sports cars and supercars will first be handed to Kenny Bräck. The British automaker announced Wednesday that the Swedish racing driver is now chief test driver. He replaces long-time tester Chris Goodwin who last year joined Aston Martin. The title comes with major responsibility: climb behind the wheel of numerous McLaren...

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