Daily Archives: August 9, 2018

Aerosmith’s original ’64 touring van found in East Coast woods

A 1964 International Harvester Metro found in Massachusetts by a reality television show is none other than the first touring van used by the legendary rock band Aerosmith. The Boston Globe reported the van was discovered on private property in Chesterfield, across the state from where the band was founded in Boston. The find was documented on the History...

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Geely could invest almost $2B to turn Lotus into a Porsche rival

China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group is prepared to invest the necessary funds to make Lotus into a world-beating luxury and sports car brand. If Geely has its way, Lotus will be England's Porsche. And the Chinese automaker could dump as much as $2 billion into the brand to begin the process. According to a Bloomberg report published Thursday, Geely is...

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Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro became $3,340 more expensive for 2019

Toyota has doled out serious updates for its 2019 TRD Pro family. Specifically for the 2019 4Runner TRD Pro, this has resulted in a healthy price jump compared to the outgoing model. If you're interested in the newest version, you'll need to bring an extra $3,340 to the table in order to bring one home. For the 2018 model year, Toyota posted a starting...

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The Aventador SVJ "will blow your mind" Lamborghini says

Lamborghini's Aventador SVJ is just around the corner, and the Italian firm says it "will blow your mind." The simple statement came in the supercar's latest teaser, which Lamborghini posted to its Facebook page. The photo also shows the famous raging bull logo affixed to a Hulk-like green hue. Perhaps we'll see the Aventador SVJ debut in the bright paint...

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Pony up: 2019 Ford Mustang NASCAR cup racer is ready for the track

Hot on the heels of the 10 millionth Mustang built is the Ford Mustang NASCAR cup racer. The Blue Oval on Thursday revealed the cup racer ahead of its competition debut in the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series, where it will fill the shoes of the Fusion. Ford Performance and the design team's goal was to build a stock car that remains true to the road car's design but...

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Chevy Corvette C8.R racer spotted, sounds like a twin-turbo V-8

For the first time, Chevrolet's next-generation C8 Corvette has been spotted in race car form. It will likely follow the ".R" naming scheme of previous generations, thus we're looking at the new C8.R. And it's not only mid-engined, it sounds like there's a turbocharged V-8 mounted in the there. Spy shots published by Sportscar365 on Wednesday revealed the...

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Ferrari makes $80K profit per car; reportedly beats entire industry

Ferrari hears the sweet ring of the cash register with every new car sold. The Italian company banks a profit of $80,000 per car sold and tops the industry, per a study from German economics professor Ferdinand Dudenhoffer. Motor1 translated the study's findings to show Ferrari's well-off margins, which are current for the first six months of the year...

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Infiniti bringing electrified performance concept to Monterey

Infiniti will start switching over to an electrified lineup around 2021 when the first models based on a new modular platform are introduced. That date's a few years off but in the interim Infiniti will provide a glimpse into its future with concept cars. The Q Inspiration unveiled in January gave us a taste of what future Inifnitis will look like, and at...

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Mystery Ferrari to be unveiled September 17

Ferrari looks set to unveil a new model at its headquarters in Maranello, Italy on September 17. The new model is code-named the F176 and thought to be based on the 812 Superfast. This suggests it might be a one-off model developed by Ferrari's Special Projects coach-building service, or possibly a limited-edition model like the J50 unveiled in 2016 to mark...

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