Daily Archives: September 10, 2018

Bugatti’s W-16 engine will be last of its kind as hybrid future approaches

Bugatti does things on a grand scale. Since 2005, the French automaker has shoehorned a massive 8.0-liter, quad-turbocharged W-16 engine into the rear end of its supercars. The latest and greatest machine to use this engine is the Divo hypercar, which is based on the Chiron. That duo might be the last cars to make use of this massive, mighty powerplant. The...

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Modern infotainment comes to classic Jaguars and Land Rovers

Modern convenience, meet classic motoring. Jaguar-Land Rover announced last Friday that it now offers Classic Infotainment Systems with modern modern audio, navigation, and infotainment functionality for a number of its vintage vehicles. The Classic Infotainment Systems are compatible with most classic vehicles running on negative earth electrics (the...

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"Fast and Furious" spinoff "Hobbs and Shaw" begins production

After years of speculation, Universal confirmed Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham will star in the first spin-off of the "Fast and Furious" franchise titled "Hobbs and Shaw." On Monday, Johnson took to Instagram to announce production has begun for the film. Johnson will reprise the role of Luke Hobbs, the hulking Diplomatic Security Service...

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Volvo IPO put on hold due to trade war concerns

A plan to turn Volvo Cars into a publicly traded company by the end of the year has been put on hold due to concerns the stock price could be hurt by the escalating trade war primarily between the United States and China but also between the U.S. and Europe, the Financial Times reported Sunday. “It's important to know that we have headroom, so...

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Chevy Camaro engineering boss says Mustang’s been "eating our lunch"

The Chevrolet Camaro's chief engineer, Al Oppenheiser, knows the sixth-generation pony car hasn't been a runaway sales success. He offered up the truth when speaking to Automotive News (subscription required) in a Sunday report: the Mustang has been "eating our lunch." Oppenheiser made the comment specifically noting the Ford Mustang and its dominance of...

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Ford rules out building Focus Active in US

Ford in April made the shock announcement that by 2020 the only passenger cars in its lineup will be the Mustang and the Focus Active soft-roader based on the recently redesigned fourth-generation Focus. Ford planned to import the Focus Active from a plant in China but the 25-percent tariff introduced by the United States in July on vehicles imported from...

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First details on Lamborghini Aventador successor

Lamborghini has just introduced the 759-horsepower Aventador SVJ but information on the new supercar to replace the whole Aventador line is starting to surface. Automobile published a report Friday detailing rumored changes taking place behind the scenes at the Volkswagen Group's premium brands, one of which is a transfer of Lamborghini from Audi to...

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2019 Ford F-150 Raptor’s new Trail Control is ideal for rock crawling

Ford's F-150 Raptor receives significant updates for 2019. No, there isn't a new V-8 option. Instead, the updates have centered on improving the truck's off-road credentials. Among them is a feature called Trail Control that Ford likens to a cruise control system for off-roading. When hitting challenging terrain, Trail Control automatically adjusts power...

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2020 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante spy shots and video

A prototype for the open-top version of Aston Martin's Vanquish-replacing DBS Superleggera has been spotted. The latest tester was spotted outside Aston Martin's AMR Performance Center at the Nürburgring, and the video below features some footage of the high-speed testing on the German racetrack itself. To be called a DBS Superleggera Volante, the car...

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