Daily Archives: August 2, 2018

Bentley marks 100 years with a book weighing 66 pounds

Next year marks Bentley's 100th year of operation and the brand revealed its first celebration plan. To mark the milestone date, Bentley will release a limited edition book covering a century of operations and the brand's future. As we learned in July, it will also build a special Mulsanne as a hommage to brand founder Walter Owen (W.O.) Bentley. But the...

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Prodrive chief wants to build an amphibious car

Prodrive, the Britain-based company known for building race cars and most recently supporting Subaru's record-setting run up the Transfăgărășan highway, has aquatic plans in its future. The company's boss, David Richards, wants to build an amphibious car. Richards said so in an Autocar report published Thursday after he acquired a Watercar Panther. The...

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$4.5M classic car fraud scheme shut down by FBI

As classic cars become more than just aspirational items and more investment pieces, buyers should always stay vigilant. Today, it's easy for criminals to scam would-be buyers out of a sale with a little creativity and the Internet. Many enthusiasts found that out the hard way over the past two years. The FBI and the United States Attorney for the Southern...

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Tesla Model S, X to receive spartan Model 3 interior design

Tesla's Model S and Model X haven't been put on the back burner as the electric car brand focuses on the Model 3. According to images published by Electrek on Monday, both the larger sedan and SUV models are in for interior refreshes. (Current Model S interior shown.) Hopefully fans and buyers believe the spartan interior found in the Model 3 is an...

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Bear destroys roof of Shelby-signed Cobra in search of cookies

When a bear senses something to eat, there's little that can stop it, including the original roof of a 1965 289 Shelby Cobra signed by Carroll Shelby. Hagerty's Tom Cotter, who hosts the "Barn Find Hunter" video series, learned that the hard way during a multi-day trip across Alaska. The insurance company said Cotter stayed overnight in...

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"Fast and Furious" cast members recall their first cars

No one forgets their first car. First cars represent freedom, at least within the bounds of curfews and parental scoldings on late nights. For the cast of the "Fast and Furious" franchise, first cars were no different. A video from 2013 shows Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Ludacris on camera sharing their first cars...

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Watch $5.5M worth of smuggled cars get crushed

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has instituted a crackdown on crime and smuggled vehicles. The latest casualty was a group of 76 luxury cars and performance vehicles. A video shows Duterte watching in a white hard hat as bulldozers and construction equipment rolled over the cars Monday, which included Lamborghinis, Porsches, Ford Mustangs, and high-end...

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New Ferrari CEO says Marchionne’s targets were “aspirational”

Ferrari shares dropped 11 percent on Wednesday after new CEO Louis Camilleri told analysts in a conference call that profit targets previously announced by his predecessor Sergio Marchionne were "aspirational." Nevertheless, Camilleri will still attempt to reach the targets, which call for an increase in total sales to more than 10,000 units and a doubling...

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How Cosworth uses race data to develop self-driving tech

Cosworth isn't best known for its self-driving car technology, but that could very well change one day. The legendary maker of Formula 1 and other high-performance engines plans to expand into the self-driving car arena, and it's using race data to expedite its offerings. Company CEO Hal Reisiger told Automotive News (subscription required) in an interview...

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Mercedes-AMG will block Project One owners from flipping cars early

Mercedes-AMG's Project One hypercar is right up there with most anticipated cars of the decade, and with just 275 examples destined to be built you can bet they'll probably be worth a lot more than the $2.8 million retail price once on the used car market. But in what's starting to become a common practice among the makers of highly prized exotics, AMG will...

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