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Bears fans rejoice: Walter Payton’s 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo heads to auction

This car is the sweetness. That's because it's a 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo in excellent condition, but also because it was owned by Walter Payton. One of the greatest running backs in NFL history, Payton's Porsche is set to cross the auction block at Mecum's sale in Chicago running October 25-27. According to Payton's son Jarrett, this 930-generation Porsche...

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Mercedes-Benz GLE could be first plug-in hybrid with over 60 miles of EV range

Mercedes-Benz's redesigned GLE could be among the first plug-in hybrids capable of driving more than 60 miles on electric power alone. That's the word of Ola Källenius, the sales chief at Mercedes parent company Daimler, who spoke recently with Automotive News (subscription required). "The GLE will be the first car with a 100-kilometer (62-mile) range...

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McLaren Speedtail teased ahead of October 26 debut

McLaren on Friday gave us the most revealing look yet at its upcoming successor to the legendary F1 in the form of a teaser shot posted on social media. The new car is called the Speedtail, and it is confirmed for a reveal on October 26. The car, which has being doing the rounds under the code name BP23, will be McLaren's fastest, most powerful road car to...

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Lanzante to build Porsche 911s powered by raced F1 engines

Lanzante is best known for being the mad wrenches committed to turning McLaren F1 and P1 GTR race cars into road-legal vehicles. Now the British firm is treading into sacred Porsche ground by preparing a modified 930-generation 911 with Formula 1 power. Revealed during Porsche's recent Rennsport Reunion, Lanzante has created a test mule for its crazy build...

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Art students imagine Bentley of the future

We won't know what the automotive world will look like more than thirty years from now, but Bentley asked students at London's Royal College of Art to give it their best shot. The Bentley design team provided curriculum tutelage and guidance for students, who then imagined what a luxury car will mean to the automotive world in 2050. Bentley chose four...

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Electric Morgan 3 Wheeler shelved for now

After a failed supplier contract delayed the car, the Morgan EV3 is officially stillborn, but Morgan's managing director Steve Morris said the company is committed to an electric future. According to a report from Autocar on Friday, the electric three-wheeler has been put on hold indefinitely after the company's second supplier was "no longer able to...

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Scott Keogh named new head of Volkswagen Group America

Volkswagen Group has named Scott Keogh its new Volkswagen Group of America head. He takes on the roles of president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America and head of the Volkswagen brand for the North American region. The executive was formerly head of Audi America and the Volkswagen brand in the region. Keogh replaces Hinrich J. Woebcken, who will...

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Mitsuoka turns Mazda Miata into a pint-sized Corvette Sting Ray

Mitsuoka is known for some rather, let's say interesting cars. Typically they are body kits for existing Japanese cars. To celebrate the company's 50th anniversary, it has created its best-looking car yet: the Rock Star. Autoblog unearthed the Rock Star on Wednesday. The formula is fairly simple. Mitsuoka completely customizes a current ND-generation Mazda...

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All next-generation Porsche 911s to be widebodies

The 2019 Porsche 911, the so-called 992-generation car, has enthusiasts stoked for what's to come. We already know it's getting more gears and more power, and now we know every single 911 will feature a widebody design. News of the proliferation of the widebody look across the lineup comes from Car and Driver. The move to the widebody—which normally...

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