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Chris Harris Samples the 919 Hybrid

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Tags: Spain, Autos, Hybrid, Chris Harris, Aragon, Neel Jani, Porsche Motorsports, 919, Chris Harris On Cars


Marketing… or Messaging? Tabloid Says Bond’s Going Green in Next Film

British tabloid The Sun reported this week that the next James Bond movie will feature an all-electric Aston Martin Rapide E as 007’s featured ride in an effort to give the government-sanctioned killer a greener persona. While Bond films have featured countless vehicles, Astons are typically reserved for series’ titular hero — though he has driven a weird […] The post Marketing… or Messaging? Tabloid Says Bond’s Going Green in Next Film appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, The Sun, James Bond, Autos, EVs, Aston Martin, Bond, 007, Movie Cars, Aston Martin Rapide, News Blog, Film Cars, Aston Martin Rapide E


Benefits of Driving a Luxury Vehicle

Buying your first luxury car, whether new or used, is quite an amazing experience. It makes you feel that you have taken a step up in the world. Why is this so? Read on to find out more about owning a beautiful, luxury vehicle. Top of The Line Technology: Having a luxury car allows drivers to fully experience automotive technology at its finest. From radio systems, GPS systems, and electronic engineering, you cannot go wrong with the technology built into a luxury vehicle. Safety: All luxury c...
Tags: Auto, Food, Finance, Car, Lexus, Driving, Vehicle, Luxury Vehicle


2019 Lexus LS 500h Review: A Hybrid of The Highest Order

95 excellent overall impression Quiet & luxurious cabin.Solid engine performance.Infotainment touchpad is difiicult. Pros Ride Quality World-Class Interior Cons Infotainment Touchpad Options Add Up Quickly If you think Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo have the market on the full-size luxury segment, Lexus is making a bold statement with the LS 500. When Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda said he wanted to change the Lexus culture, he wasn’t kidding. The 2019 Lexus LS 500h says...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Review, Lexus, Autos, Toyota, Denis, Hybrids, Volvo, Denver, Akio Toyoda, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, CVT, Amazon Alexa, Audi BMW Mercedes Benz, Lexus LS


More Legal Trouble for Volkswagen, Former CEO

While three and a half years have passed since the Volkswagen diesel scandal broke, its reverberations are still being felt. For the automaker turned green soothsayer, this usually comes with financial hardship attached, plus the requisite regurgitation of a past VW would like to see forgotten. The latest salvo launched at VW over its emissions-rigged […] The post More Legal Trouble for Volkswagen, Former CEO appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Lawsuits, Autos, SEC, Volkswagen, Law And Order, News Blog, Diesel Emissions Scandal


Does Technology Make More Enjoyable Supercars?

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Tags: Videos, Autos, Analog, Lamborghini, GT3, 997 GT3, 997


This BMW R nineT is a homage to Rickman Métisse

In the world of vintage desert sleds, the Rickman Triumph Métisse reigns supreme. It was a pretty legit scrambler in its day, and also one of best-looking motorcycles from that era. For VTR Customs boss Dani Weidmann, though, there’s an even deeper connection. Back in the 80s, 17-year-old Dani took an apprenticeship at a company called Meier & Lutziger—the Swiss importer of Rickman frames and parts. Dani fell in love with the classy design of these throwback sleds. When the VTR Customs cr...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bmw, Scrambler, Continental, Rickman, Dani, Stefano, Magura, VTR, Kellermann, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Wilbers, Brauchli, VTR Customs


Stick It to ‘Em: Michigan Loves Manual Transmission (Assuming Social Media Is Real Life…)

The shouting factory that is Twitter, by and large, should generally not be considered as something that resembles real life. Between trolls and various other bottom feeders, it can be tough to find real information amongst all the noise. Every now and then, a nugget of information appears that makes weathering the commotion worthwhile. Despite […] The post Stick It to ‘Em: Michigan Loves Manual Transmission (Assuming Social Media Is Real Life…) appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Twitter, Autos, Michigan, Ram Trucks, News Blog, Manual Transmission, Save the Manuals, Stickshift


2020 Porsche Taycan Timidly Teased Via New Design Sketches

While Porsche has already confirmed its first-ever all-electric model for a September debut, parading it around in Mission E guise, the production Taycan remains a bit of a mystery. Most, including yours truly, are under the assumption that the finished model won’t look all that different from the prototype (probably with a dash of Panamera). But that’s […] The post 2020 Porsche Taycan Timidly Teased Via New Design Sketches appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Teasers, Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, New Cars, Frankfurt Auto Show, Porsche Mission E, News Blog, Taycan, Porsche Taycan


Balance & Control: Brembo Gets Set For 2019 Formula 1 Championship

Brakes are a funny thing. If you think about it, cars, especially performance cars, are about going, not stopping. But brakes actually help you go faster, not just slow you down. Brembo, the Italian brake component manufacturer has known this since day one, and they have been up to some interesting wizardry lately. That wizardry we will see in action when the 2019 Formula 1 season kicks off with the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday. The Science of Stopping Brakes help you go faster like this: T...
Tags: Magazine, Autos, Lockheed, Motorsport, Motorsports, Enzo Ferrari, Barcelona Spain, Brembo, Charles Leclerc, Scuderia Ferrari, Car Talk, Graham Hill, Tony Borroz, Brembo Formula, Hitco, Carbon Industries


Rare Rides: The Saab 9-4x – One Last Gasp From 2011

Would you like a luxury CUV that’s based on a Cadillac, but contains many unique and unobtainium parts? So many rare parts, in fact, that an owner might be scared to put it on the road? Well then, here’s a Saab for you — it’s a 9-4X, from 2011. In 2011, the Saab brand was […] The post Rare Rides: The Saab 9-4x – One Last Gasp From 2011 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Saab, Cadillac


Amazon and Kia team up to simplify EV home-charging station installs

Kia Motors announced a new program with Amazon for electric vehicles. Customers planning to purchase a new Kia EV or PHEV can check out recommended Level 2 240-volt home charging stations and arrange installation in their homes. The post Amazon and Kia team up to simplify EV home-charging station installs appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Deals, News, Cars, Trends, Smart Home, Kia, Kia Motors, EV Chargers, Kia EVs, Amazon EV chargers, Amazon for electric vehicles Customers


New Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Has A 180mph Top Speed Because Do You Really Need To Go Faster?

Ford has capped the top speed of its mega Mustang to 180mph, because its ability on the track is more important than bragging rights about speeds you'll never reach anyway
Tags: Ford, Autos, Ford Mustang Shelby


Runnin’ With the Devil: Going Over the Wall In New Jersey

This coming weekend,  dozens of the best endurance racers in the world take to a bumpy old airstrip in Florida for the annual 12 Hours of Sebring. God knows I’d love to be there — but not in the stands. I’m a man of action, you know. I want to get involved. I’m sorry to […] The post Runnin’ With the Devil: Going Over the Wall In New Jersey appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Florida, Racing, Editorials, New Jersey, Autos, SCCA, Devil In The Dark, Endurance Racing


New Generation Batteries Inbound by 2020 and Taycan Interest Swells

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Tags: News, Autos, Electric, Oliver Blume, Mission E, Electric Porsche, Taycan


Ford Provides ‘Retro-inspired’ Mustang Colors for 2020 Model Year

Last year, Ford announced a new green paint option for the Mustang as a tie-in for Saint Patrick’s Day. This year will be no different. Ford has unveiled Grabber Lime for the 2020 model year and, once again, has timed the debut to coincide closely with the holiday. While Grabber Lime was never a metallic shade, […] The post Ford Provides ‘Retro-inspired’ Mustang Colors for 2020 Model Year appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford Mustang, Ford, Autos, Mustang, Ford Motor Co, Patrick, Shelby Mustang, News Blog, Paint Colors, 2020 Ford Mustang, Auto Paint


Millions Thank Ford for Its Help During a Trying Time

I’m not sure what the kids say these days, but Ford’s troll game was on-point Thursday night. As legions of fans and detractors took to their computers to watch the unveiling of Tesla’s upcoming Model Y crossover … at 11 p.m. Eastern time … Ford Motor Company figured it would help people pass the time […] The post Millions Thank Ford for Its Help During a Trying Time appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Ford Mustang, Ford, Autos, Hybrids, Ford Motor Company, News Blog, Future Vehicles


Automakers are spending billions on self-driving technology people are afraid of

Automakers are spending billions of dollars on developing the technology that will power self-driving cars, but research shows consumers have no interest in giving up control. Will they ever recoup their investment? The post Automakers are spending billions on self-driving technology people are afraid of appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Tesla, Ford, Self-driving Cars, Audi, Waymo


Get 20 Percent Off an AGV Helmet By Trading In Your Old One

Get Rid of That Old Lid and Get a Good Deal For a limited time, AGV is offering people a pretty good deal. All you need to do is bring in your old helmet to one of its physical stores and you’ll get 20 percent off of a new AGV helmet. AGV calls its program Trade And Save. It’s pretty self-explanatory. There’s not a lot to figure out here. The only catch is that you have to be near one of the physical locations for the Dainese stores. Dainese owns AGV, so that’s why you can walk into the store t...
Tags: Los Angeles, Motorcycles, Dallas, North America, Dainese, Belleville, Motorcycle News, AGV, Trade and Save, AGV helmets, Roberto Sadowsky, AGV North America, Canada Motorcycle Mall


Watch the Yamaha MT-15 in action in the official promo [Video]

After launching its newest product for the Indian market, the MT-15, Yamaha...
Tags: Autos, Yamaha


2019 Ford Figo (facelift) launched, priced from INR 5.15 lakh

Ford has introduced the 2019 Figo in India at a starting price of INR...
Tags: India, Ford, Autos, Ford Figo


Piston Slap: Feelin’ Cross About Tall Cross Bars!

Steve writes: Hello Sajeev, I am a family man and typically have a family hauler in the stable — minivan, three-row crossover, and what-have-you. I always get the manufacturer’s trailer hitch and roof rack/crossbars. So, I like the size of the new Traverse/Enclave, but have you seen the ridiculous crossbars? See photo above. They must […] The post Piston Slap: Feelin’ Cross About Tall Cross Bars! appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Steve, Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, News Blog, Piston Slap, Roof Rack, Roof Cross Bars, Roof Rails, Roof Storage


Cadillac’s New Badging System Uses Metric Torque Figures To Confuse Americans

In a country that uses lb-ft, Cadillac is naming its cars based on Nm torque figures as it plans to become a global player and introduce more electric vehicles
Tags: Autos, Cadillac


FIM Enel MotoE World Cup to be Rescheduled After Fire

It Will Still be In 2019 The devastating fire that claimed the vast majority of the equipment and materials for the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup forced officials to announce that the race will be moved to a later date. According to Superbike News, MotoE will still race in 2019 but a revised calendar will need to be created for the sport. The championships will not be at Circuito de Jerez as part of the Gran Premio Red Bull de España as was officially planned. The race could still happen in Spain, a...
Tags: Spain, Motorcycles, Enel, Circuito de Jerez, Motorcycle News, Gran Premio Red Bull de España, MotoE Championships, MotoE, FIM Enel


2019 Maruti WagonR S-CNG launched, prices start at INR 4.84 lakh [Update]

Update: YouTube user Ujjwal Saxena has uploaded a walkaround video of the 2019...
Tags: Autos, Ujjwal Saxena, Maruti WagonR S CNG


JEWEL, BRITANNIA. Old Empire’s ‘Gypsy’ Honda CB360 Cafe Racer

Written by Marlon Slack When you’re as good as Suffolk’s Old Empire Motorcycles you don’t need to go hunting for work. Hell, their incredible history of customising classic motorcycles has customers practically begging them to create a bike. And that’s what’s happened with their latest creation, a 1976 Honda CB360 that the client had to harass, harangue and coerce them into building. And we’re all the better for it. The customer initially approached the team after ogling one of their first...
Tags: Facebook, England, Motorcycles, ALEC, States, Honda, Richard, Classic, Suffolk, Don, CNC, Rafe, Café Racer, CB360, Kustom Tech, CB250


Tesla Model Y: Industry Watchers Remain Cynical As Fans Gird Their Loins

Perhaps to give journalists a taste of what it’s like to be a Tesla reservation holder, Tesla’s Model Y launch event, scheduled for 11 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, started late. When it did, CEO Elon Musk launched into a rundown of his company’s well-documented history. There were a few admissions during his speech, including this […] The post Tesla Model Y: Industry Watchers Remain Cynical As Fans Gird Their Loins appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Autos, New Cars, Model Y, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Tesla Model Y


Adventurous and electric, Porsche’s second station wagon will arrive in 2020

The Mission E Cross Turismo concept Porsche unveiled during the 2018 Geneva Auto Show will morph into a production model tentatively named Taycan Cross Turismo. This 600-horsepower electric station wagon will arrive in showrooms by 2021. The post Adventurous and electric, Porsche’s second station wagon will arrive in 2020 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Porsche, Electric Cars, Station Wagons, 2018 Geneva Auto Show, Mission e Cross Turismo, Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Concept


Bajaj Pulsar NS200 gets adventure kit from Autologue Design

Pune based Autologue Design have created a custom kit that converts the Bajaj...
Tags: Autos, Pune


Perodua considering India entry, Myvi & Bezza showcased in Chennai

Malaysian automaker Perodua is considering entering the Indian market. Malaysia...
Tags: India, Autos, Chennai, Perodua, Bezza



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