Daily Archives: August 8, 2018

Scrape your change: McLaren P1 GTR #001 is for sale

Those looking to own one of the most sought-after modern McLarens, the time has come. A P1 GTR is up for sale, and not just any of the handful of McLaren P1 GTRs built, but the very first example to roll off the line. The folks at duPont Registry have the car listed for sale. It's one of about 40 examples of the track-only hypercar, with each featuring an...

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Report: SEC inquired about Elon Musk’s tweet regarding taking TSLA private

The Internet and financial industry weren't the only ones to take notice Tuesday when Tesla CEO [NYSE: TSLA] Elon Musk took to Twitter floating the idea of taking the automaker private. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that SEC investigators could be looking into a variety of violations such as artificially raising the automaker's value via the...

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Nissan will be first featured Japanese brand at Rolex Motorsport Reunion

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion has honored many car companies since its first event in 1974. At the 2018 event, Nissan will become the first Japanese make to receive said honor. Nissan announced on Monday that the RMMR has chosen the company and that it will support the event with a slew of historic vehicles from its past and current motorsport...

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2019 Chevy Camaro SS, V-6 return worse fuel economy than 2018 models

Despite improved aerodynamics and a 10-speed automatic transmission, the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS returns worse fuel economy than before. Ditto for V-6 powered Camaros. The EPA posted official fuel economy estimates for Chevy's latest pony car, and they show minor drops in fuel economy, but surprising drops nonetheless considering the car's updates. For...

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You’ll soon be able to compare safety of electronic driver aids across vehicles

Most major automakers offer electronic driver aids these days, some of which like Tesla's Autopilot can control the steering of a car. However, the performance levels of driver aids vary across brands and road conditions, in some cases dramatically. Currently, there's no independent body that compares the performance of driver aids of different vehicles...

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Saleen Sportruck XR is a hotter 700-plus-horsepower F-150 Raptor

Saleen Automotive, the California company best known for modifying Ford Mustangs and producing the S7 supercar, has a new creation: the Saleen Sportruck XR. Think of it as a hotter Ford F-150 Raptor. The Sportruck XR made its debut at Harris Ford Lincoln in Lynnwood, Washington, last Friday after a teaser on Saleen's official Facebook page. Notably, the...

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10 millionth Ford Mustang gallops off the assembly line

After 54 years of continuous production, the 10 millionth Ford Mustang has galloped off the assembly line. To mark the occasion, Ford said on Wednesday that it invited 60 Mustang owners representing each generation of the ponycar to celebrate the 10 millionth car at its Flat Rock, Michigan, assembly plant. The owners plan to spell out the milestone...

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Elon Musk isn’t kidding, Tesla board confirms TSLA could go private

Elon Musk disrupted multiple industries on Tuesday when the Tesla CEO [NYSE: TSLA] took to Twitter to float the idea of taking the Silicon Valley automaker private. Musk mused Tesla could be bought back at $420 per share. On Wednesday morning, multiple members of Tesla's board of directors signed a statement that confirmed Musk was serious about taking...

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A pair of Dodge Demons will raise hell (and money) in Monterey

More is better. It's a simple formula and Dodge knows how to tweak it for maximum effect. That's how the Hellcat was originally born, and how we've arrived in a world today that exists with a vehicle called the Challenger SRT Demon. A street-legal drag racing denizen of destructive speed offered for 2018 only, the Demon is a force to be reckoned with...

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Tourist racks up $47,000 in speeding fines with rented Lambo

It can happen to anyone. You're on vacation driving along roads you've never driven on before and you inadvertently creep past the speed limit, only to get nabbed by a speed camera or speed trap. For one tourist in Dubai, it happened multiple times in a matter of hours, and he clearly must have known he was speeding considering how fast he was going. Local...

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