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Nikola previews $80K NZT off-road EV speedster with 590 horsepower

Nikola Motor is taking reservations for the NZT, a high-performance, all-electric off-highway vehicle (OHV). The $80K NZT has 590 horsepower, 775 foot-pounds of torque, and reaches 60 miles per hour in 4 seconds. The post Nikola previews $80K NZT off-road EV speedster with 590 horsepower appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Nikola, Nikola Motor, Nikola NZT, off-road EV


2019 Audi TT RS: This Little Guy (Really) Packs A Punch!

The 2019 Audi TT RS features a powerful 2.5-liter TFSI engine. Styling treatments include 20-inch wheels and red brake calipers. The new TT RS joins the Audi Sport model line and is available now.  Audi is showing off the latest hot rod version of the TT sport coupe, the TT RS. The RS goes a long way to dispel any notions of the TT being all show and no go thanks to a *check notes* – holy smokes! How much power does this little guy have?! Jumpin’ August Horch on a pogo stick, are you kidding? ...
Tags: Apple, Autos, Audi, Android Auto, Audi Sport, TT, Genghis Khan, TFSI, Bang Olufsen, Audi of America Inc, New York International Auto Show, Car News, Tony Borroz, Jumpin August Horch, Kyalami Green


The “Khan” might be the most otherworldly BMW bike ever made

Pretty much bridging the gap between concept bikes and concept art for games and movies, Mehmet Doruk Erdem’s “Khan” is an eclectic mix of unbelievable, dangerous, and beautiful. However, if you’ve followed Mehmet’s work in the past, you know exactly what level of aesthetic beauty the Turkish designer works on. Khan, in many ways is classic Mehmet, but at the same time it’s just surreal for us mere mortals who have, up until now, only seen relatively normal-looking motorbikes.Erdem’s “Khan” conc...
Tags: Design, Automotive, Bmw, Khan, Motorcycle, Mehmet, BMW Motorrad, Erdem, Mehmet Doruk Erdem, Customized Bike, R 1100 R


16 arrested in theft of up to 100 Car2Go ridesharing vehicles in Chicago

As many as 100 Mercedes-Benz vehicles belonging to carsharing service Car2Go were stolen in Chicago. Police are still working to recover all of the cars, which are equipped with GPS, and 16 people are in custody. The post 16 arrested in theft of up to 100 Car2Go ridesharing vehicles in Chicago appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Chicago, Carsharing, Mercedes Benz, Car2go


Former Top Nissan Exec Arrives at Hyundai, Asked to Look After North America

José Muñoz, who resigned as Nissan’s chief performance officer in January, is now on the Hyundai payroll. Muñoz jumped ship as turmoil roiled Nissan’s upper ranks and investigations began in the wake of former chairman Carlos Ghosn’s arrest. The exec, seen as a close ally to Ghosn, previously served as chairman of the automaker’s North American business […] The post Former Top Nissan Exec Arrives at Hyundai, Asked to Look After North America appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, North America, Nissan, Hyundai, Ghosn, Carlos Ghosn, Munoz, Executives, Jose Munoz, News Blog, Auto Executives, Nissan Exec Arrives


Formula E: Testing in Spain, and Starting From Zero

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Tags: Videos, Spain, Testing, Autos, Formula E, Brendon Hartley, Neel Jani, Electric Porsche


2020 Subaru Outback Picks Up New Platform, Deep-sixes the Six

For 2020, Subaru’s revered Outback wagon undergoes a host of changes while remaining unmistakably an Outback. And, as New York is hardly the first locale that springs to mind when thinking “Outback,” Subaru decided to have the great outdoors accompany the next-generation wagon to this week’s auto show. The automaker brought both the Outback and […] The post 2020 Subaru Outback Picks Up New Platform, Deep-sixes the Six appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: New York, Autos, Awd, New Cars, Subaru, Outback, Subaru Outback, News Blog, NYIAS, Product Planning, Outback Subaru, 2020 Subaru Outback


Mercedes-Benz gives the tech-savvy 2020 CLA more power at New York Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz introduced the second-generation CLA during CES 2019, and it will expand the lineup when it unveils a midrange model named CLA 35 at the upcoming 2019 New York Auto Show. The post Mercedes-Benz gives the tech-savvy 2020 CLA more power at New York Auto Show appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, New York Auto Show, Mercedes Benz, CLA, CES 2019


Kia’s HabaNiro concept is an autonomous electric car that knows when you’re sad

Debuting at the 2019 New York Auto Show, the Kia HabaNiro concept is supposed to preview the future of the everyday car. That future will include artificial intelligence tech that can read the driver's emotions, according to Kia. The post Kia’s HabaNiro concept is an autonomous electric car that knows when you’re sad appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Concept Cars, Kia, New York Auto Show, 2019 New York Auto Show


The Omen: A Yamaha MT-07 With a Custom Perimeter Frame

There are many ways to visualize a custom motorcycle before actually putting grinder to metal. Some builders start with a pencil and paper, while others use Photoshop or create 3D renders. But how about building a 1/10th scale model out of stainless steel? It sounds crazy, but that’s how Jake Drummond conceptualized this show-stopping Yamaha MT-07, dubbed ‘The Omen.’ Jake’s only twenty-five years old, and lives in Oshkosh, Wisconsin—but his whole life has revolved around design and engineerin...
Tags: US, Motorcycles, Exif, Yamaha, Morris, Jake, Oshkosh Wisconsin, Custom Motorcycles, Yamaha motorcycles, Yamaha MT-07, Brembos, Jake Drummond, Zach Visser


Hyundai’s 2020 Sonata: Optimized Engines, and an N Line Model Waiting in the Wings

Staying true to its tradition of extremely bold styling revamps, Hyundai’s 2020 Sonata looks like something penned by a team of French and Italian designers. We explored the next-generation midsizer’s many styling highlights earlier this year. Now that the upcoming Sonata has had its official New York debut, there’s more information to get across. Specifically, power, […] The post Hyundai’s 2020 Sonata: Optimized Engines, and an N Line Model Waiting in the Wings appeared first on The Truth About...
Tags: New York, Wings, Autos, Engines, Hyundai, Sonata, Hyundai Sonata, News Blog, NYIAS, Product Planning, Future Models, 2020 Hyundai Sonata, Sonata N Line


This RFID-blocking key-fob case works like a faraday cage to protect your car from theft

Just like your contact-less payment cards stand a chance of being tapped into by a miscreant with a POS device, your car’s key-fob stands a risk of being hacked into, its signal being boosted or duplicated, and used to unlock your car. Ever since the introduction of remote-controlled key-fobs, car theft hasn’t decreased, but rather has seen a 56% spike according to the office of national statistics.The problem with key-fobs is that security for this is easy to compromise. People have been know...
Tags: Deals, Design, Tesla, Automotive, Rfid, Aston Martin, Popular, Product Design, Random, James Whitfield, KeyBlock, Sean Sykes, James Whitfield Sean SykesClick, KeyBlock KeyBlock, Mint Condition Now


Rare Rides: A Very Rare De Tomaso Guarà Barchetta From 1995

The Rare Rides series has broached the subject of De Tomaso a few times before. The luxurious Longchamp coupe was accompanied by the Qvale-branded Mangusta, and the tangentially related Chrysler TC. But today’s De Tomaso takes the cake for rarity over any of those previous Rare Rides. It’s a Guarà Barchetta, from 1995. Bowing at the […] The post Rare Rides: A Very Rare De Tomaso Guarà Barchetta From 1995 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Chrysler, Longchamp, De Tomaso, Guarà Barchetta


Tireside Chat: Talking Design With Nissan

Designing cars is a mix of art and science – and it’s about more than just looks. Especially when the brand you work for has a lot on its plate. In the past year, Nissan has launched all-new models that represent a departure from the past (Kicks), updated others significantly (Altima) and not so significantly […] The post Tireside Chat: Talking Design With Nissan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Industry, Autos, Nissan, New Cars, News Blog, New Car Design, Taro Ueda


Volkswagen of America Boss Envisions Getting People Out of SUVs and Into a Pickup

A Volkswagen concept that’s not really a concept appeared in New York City this week, aimed at gauging the American public’s level of interest in a unibody pickup that leans heavily in the direction of “crossover with a bed.” While South American customers will soon be able to purchase a VW Tarok, the automaker says […] The post Volkswagen of America Boss Envisions Getting People Out of SUVs and Into a Pickup appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: New York City, America, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Trucks, News Blog, NYIAS, Product Planning, Future Models, Volkswagen Tarok


Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition Debuts in New York

Generally, when most folks turn 50, they throw themselves a party and reflect on their first five decades while musing about aging gracefully. The Nissan GT-R might not be renting the community hall for a soiree, but it sure has aged gracefully – at least if its engine has anything to say about it. Sure, […] The post Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition Debuts in New York appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: New York, Autos, Nissan, Godzilla, Auto Show, 50th Anniversary, News Blog, GT-R, Nissan. GT-R


Qiantu K50 is a Chinese electric sports car that’s coming to the U.S.

The Qiantu K50 is a Chinese electric sports car that will be marketed in the United States by California-based Mullen Technologies. The carbon-fiber bodied, 402-horsepower K50 is expected to go on sale in 2020. The post Qiantu K50 is a Chinese electric sports car that’s coming to the U.S. appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, California, Cars, Trends, United States, Sports Cars, Electric Cars, U S, Mullen Technologies, Qiantu K50, 2019 New York Auto Show, Qiantu


Gird Your Loins, People – Ford Promises an Affordable Vehicle of Some Description Within Three Years

“Ford’s future is not about giving up the car,” company CEO Jim Hackett said in November 2017, not long before taking an axe to all Ford passenger car models, save the Mustang. “We want to give them what they’re telling us they really want. We’re simply reinventing the American car,” Hackett continued in May of […] The post Gird Your Loins, People – Ford Promises an Affordable Vehicle of Some Description Within Three Years appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Jim Hackett, Hackett, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Low-priced Vehicles


Aprilia Storm 125 to be launched at INR 65,000 – Report

Aprilia will expand its product portfolio in the Indian market with the launch...
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ARC Will Start Crowdfunding for Vector Electric Motorcycle

This One Looks Interesting and Cool There seem to be many electric motorcycles out there right now, and the ARC Vector hopes to be the best. The company created the Vector design, which is actually a really cool-looking motorcycle. It also managed to snag some money from Jaguar Land Rover’s Venture Capital fund InMotion Ventures. Now, the company needs to crowdfund enough money to begin production of its dream.  According to MoreBikes, that’s exactly what the company is currently working to set...
Tags: Europe, Motorcycles, Crowdcube, Electric Motorcycles, Vector, Motorcycle News, ARC Vector, Vector Electric Motorcycle, St Athan South Wales


Artist Designs Classic Cars Inspired By Exotic Wild Animals

Aston Martin DB5 from 1963 Let’s admit it, almost everyone has a fantasy of owning a super-cool classic or vintage car. For some of us, these cars remind us of the good old times, for the rest of us, they are associated with romantic movies where the main character brings his girlfriend to an unforgettable adventure on the road. These cars are pretty much guaranteed to cost a fortune but one can... Source
Tags: Design, Animals, Cars, Aston Martin, Classic, Frédéric Müller


Mazda CX-5 Diesel: Giving Yourself the Skyactiv-D

Mazda has certainly bent over backwards to get its new diesel to the U.S. market. Originally slated to premiere inside the 2017 CX-5, Mazda’s Skyactiv-D failed to receive approval from the Environmental Protection Agency. We’ve followed the story for a while, including when it concerned the Mazda 6, sometimes wondering why the company would even bother pursuing […] The post Mazda CX-5 Diesel: Giving Yourself the Skyactiv-D appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Environmental Protection Agency, Diesel, Mazda, News Blog, Mazda Cx-5, CX-5, Skyactiv-d, Skyactiv-D 2.2-liter turbodiesel, Skyactiv D. Mazda


Upgrades Your Ducati Scrambler With This Sick Yoshimura Slip-On Exhaust

Your Scrambler Will Never Have Sounded So Good The Ducati Scrambler is one of those bikes that seemed to scratch people right where they itched. It looks undeniably cool, offers good on-road qualities and some minor off-road game, and even provides a good platform for customization. While you can do just about anything to these bikes from a customizing standpoint, a good way to change it just a bit is to add a custom exhaust. That’s where this custom exhaust from Yoshimura comes in. The company...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Yoshimura, Motorcycle News, Ducati Scrambler, Motorcycle Exhaust Systems Info


Ace of Base: 2019 Ford Flex SE

Yep, they still sell this thing. Betcha forgot all about it. Or perhaps not. The “styled with a t-square” profile of the Flex has always appealed to the funkier side of the crossover/SUV customer base and, if my eight years of toiling for this publication has taught me anything, the B&B is nothing if not […] The post Ace of Base: 2019 Ford Flex SE appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, News Blog, FLEX, Ford Flex, Ace of Base, 2019 Ford Flex


Renault HBC small SUV confirmed to be launched in India in 2020 - Report

Renault plans to launch two all-new models in India by 2020. The first will be...
Tags: India, Autos, Renault, Renault HBC


Ford & Mahindra sign an agreement for co-developed C-SUVs

While the media remains abuzz with rumours about Ford ending independent...
Tags: Ford, Autos, Mahindra


Emissions Laws Have Reduced Caterham’s EU Range To Two Cars

After the introduction of the WLTP emissions testing procedure, Caterham has been forced to reduce its EU-compliant range to just two models
Tags: Eu, Caterham, Autos


Aston Martin’s ‘DBS 59’ Superleggera Is A Thing Of Ultimate Beauty

Just 24 of these utterly stunning DBS 59-badged cars will be made, each celebrating a separate hour of Aston’s 1959 Le Mans win
Tags: Autos, Aston Martin, Aston, DBS


Honda CB300R sold-out for 2019, but available to backorder

Within just two months of launch, the Honda CB300R has been sold-out for 2019...
Tags: Autos, Honda



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