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Get A Load Of The Wings On This Nissan GT-R Hill Climb Monster

This South African GT-R hill climber puts out 1600whp and has the most extreme aero kit we've ever seen
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The Car Doctor Interviews Openbay Founder and CEO, Rob Infantino

Our Founder and CEO, Rob Infantino, a serial entrepreneur, recently did a podcast interview with John Paul, The Car Doctor. Listen or read highlights below. Tell us a little bit about how Openbay. Explain what your company is and how it came to be. I have a fair amount of experience with cars. I went in for a simple wheel alignment in Boston. That simple wheel alignment turned out to be $4k in repairs so I said, ‘Give me my keys back. There has to be a better way to do this.’ I felt like I wa...
Tags: Boston, Autos, Nissan, State Farm, Dennis, John Paul, Openbay, Rob Infantino, US Allstate


Maruti Super Carry diesel to be discontinued by April 2020 - Report

Maruti Suzuki has decided to stop offering diesel engines across the line-up by...
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Nice, then scary, then nice weather day

Not much riding today, work kept me pretty busy along with rigging up a light to show the water level in the fresh water tank; since the monitoring sensor has gone on the fritz this trip.No sunrise pics for this posting.  Kept looking out the wrong window when deciding whether to get up or not to capture the sunrise.  Doh!The weather was sunny to partly cloudy all morning and until perhaps 3:30 PM, shortly before then then I watched dark clouds approaching from the west along with some pretty st...
Tags: Weather, Motorcycles, Sunset, RV Trips


Elon Musk, SEC agree to guidelines on Twitter use

Tesla,  Elon Musk and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reached an agreement Friday that will give the CEO freedom to use Twitter —within certain limitations — without fear of being held in contempt for violating an earlier court order. Musk can tweet as he wishes except when it’s about certain events or financial milestones. In those cases, Musk must seek pre-approval from a securities lawyer, according to the agreement filed with Manhattan federal court. U.S. District Judge Alison Na...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Manhattan, SEC, Judge, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S, Musk, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Nathan, Tesla Elon Musk, Alison Nathan


Is Rain the Great Equalizer? GT3 RS Hunts GT2 RS At Spa-Francorchamps

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Tags: Autos, Spa, GT3 RS, Porsche GT2/GT3, 991, Spa-Francorchamps, GT2 RS


How It Works: Modular Vehicle Platforms

A "platform" used to mean a frame, but today, it's primarily an engineering tool for building more than one vehicle on the same basic design. Find out how and why in my "How It Works" column at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Autos, Jil McIntosh, Automotive Design


Old Kentucky Home: GM Confirms C8 Corvette Production Site, New Emblem

General Motors has officially announced that the Chevrolet Corvette will continue production in Bowling Green, KY after it transitions into a mid-engined car. The automaker will add 400 new jobs and a second shift to support production of the new model, bringing the factory’s workforce to more than 1,300 individuals. However, the Corvette news — such as […] The post Old Kentucky Home: GM Confirms C8 Corvette Production Site, New Emblem appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Kentucky, General Motors, Mary Barra, Gm, Autos, Corvette, Assembly, Chevrolet Corvette, Bowling Green Assembly Plant, Bowling Green Ky, News Blog, Vette, Production Plans, Mid-engine Corvette, C8 Corvette


2020 Lincoln Corsair: The Skull & Bones Clubhouse On Wheels

The 2020 Lincoln Corsair looks quite promising, with strong levels of performance and luxury. As the market shifts away from sedans, Lincoln is looking to capitalize on new consumer tastes. “Lincoln now has a full family of SUVs to exceed the needs of our clients,” says the brand’s president. Lincoln rolled out a new SUV, the Corsair, at the 2019 New International York Auto Show. And this just might be the one that saves Lincoln. Lord knows it won’t be another cool sedan, which is all Lincoln ...
Tags: Ford, Autos, Lincoln, Corsair, Lincoln Continental, Dearborn, New York International Auto Show, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Car News, Lincoln Motor Company, Mercedes Benz GLS, Tony Borroz, Skull Bones, New International York Auto Show, Lincoln Corsair, Corsair Lincoln


Volkswagen Golf Delay Attributed to Software Glitches, Internet Connectivity

Earlier this year, Volkswagen announced that the launch of the Mk8 Golf would be delayed until 2020 as it continues working on the vehicle’s upgraded tech features. VW intends to launch the car with an entirely digital cockpit, even on base models, alongside perks like permanent internet connectivity and advanced driving aids. It’s all part […] The post Volkswagen Golf Delay Attributed to Software Glitches, Internet Connectivity appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Delays, Connectivity, VW Group, Volkswagen AG, News Blog, Juergen Stackmann, Over-the-air Updates, Software Glitches, Launch Delays, Automotive Connectivity


For Five Bucks More Than a Nissan Leaf, You Can Get a Hellephant Instead

Apparently, today is Hemi Day in our vast autoverse, though Twitter tells me it’s also Lesbian Visibility Day, while Wikipedia informs me that John Wilkes Booth was shot through the neck in a Virginia farmhouse on this day in 1865. But yes, Hemi Day. April 26th … 4/26. Get it? Appropriately, Fiat Chrysler waited for […] The post For Five Bucks More Than a Nissan Leaf, You Can Get a Hellephant Instead appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Wikipedia, Virginia, Fca, Autos, Engines, Nissan, Fiat Chrysler, Mopar, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, John Wilkes Booth, News Blog, Crate Engines


Ford’s Earnings Show That Saving Money Can Be Expensive

Automakers find themselves a bit of a pickle right now. The shift towards “mobility” has resulted in high development costs for electric and autonomous vehicles in the midst of stagnating sales growth. There’s also a trade war hurting global demand and impacting supply chains. Ultimately, this resulted in a lackluster Q1 for many manufacturers. Ford’s situation […] The post Ford’s Earnings Show That Saving Money Can Be Expensive appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Share Price, Autos, Stocks, Automotive Industry, Profits, Reports, Ford Motor Co, News Blog, Restructuring, Earnings Reports


Ford’s self-braking shopping cart offers crash-free supermarket trips

Ford has created a self-braking shopping cart designed to stop kids from smashing into things when they take off with one in the supermarket. Now we just need to persuade someone at the automaker to commercialize it. The post Ford’s self-braking shopping cart offers crash-free supermarket trips appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Ford, Emerging Tech, Self-braking Shopping Cart


Pros and Cons of Buying a Used Car

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by PSECU, a Pennsylvania-based credit union. When looking for a car, you want to find one that will fit all your needs. Whether that means having ample seating or fitting within your budget, it’s best to know all your options before rushing into a big purchase. To better understand what will work best for you, look at the pros and cons of buying a used car. The Cons of Buying a Used Car Let’s start with the possible negatives you could face if ...
Tags: General, Pennsylvania, Autos, Used Car, Pros And Cons, Passenger Cars, PSECU, Buying Used Car


Rare Rides: An International Truck Experience With the 2008 MXT

The Rare Rides series doesn’t often venture into Tough Trucks land, but when it does, it goes all the way. Before you is the International MXT, a practical pickup from the semi truck people. For a few decades, the International Harvester brand built road-ready trucks and sold them through agricultural equipment dealers rather than a […] The post Rare Rides: An International Truck Experience With the 2008 MXT appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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As Justice Department Launches Ford Probe, Automaker Surprises Investors

That headline was unavoidable, by the way. On the same day Ford Motor Company released a better than expected first-quarter earnings report, it also revealed the Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into its emissions certification process — a probe that could see fuel economy ratings rolled back. Wall Street seemed much more interested […] The post As Justice Department Launches Ford Probe, Automaker Surprises Investors appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Investigations, Autos, Earnings, Law And Order, Doj, Justice Department, Ford Motor Company, News Blog, High Finance, Justice Department Launches Ford


What Dealers Want: Mitsubishi’s Still Hot for Pickups, but the Waiting Is the Hardest Part

Comfortably secure in its Renault-Nissan Alliance embrace, Mitsubishi’s topmost desire is to see more dealerships in the United States. Ideally, a total of 400 by the end of this year. For dealers that actually sell Mitsubishis, product is top of mind — specifically, a truck. Everyone’s getting into the game, yet Mitsubishi hasn’t fielded a […] The post What Dealers Want: Mitsubishi’s Still Hot for Pickups, but the Waiting Is the Hardest Part appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: United States, Autos, Trucks, Mitsubishi, Platforms, Renault Nissan Alliance, News Blog, Dealers, Product Planning, Future Models, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, Shared Platforms


Lidar may be in your future in places where you least expect it

Velodyne Lidar contracted with Nikon's Sendai subsidiary to mass produce lidar sensors. Lidar does more than help autonomous cars create 3D maps of the highway to detect and avoid people, animals, objects, or other vehicles in their path. The post Lidar may be in your future in places where you least expect it appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Nikon, Lidar, Velodyne, Sendai


What car wouldn’t be better with this 1,000-horsepower Hellephant engine?

The "Hellephant" is a 1,000-horsepower Hemi V8 "crate engine" that can be dropped into any pre-1976 car. It references one of the greatest muscle car engines in history, but incorporates modern tech from Dodge's Hellcat motor. The post What car wouldn’t be better with this 1,000-horsepower Hellephant engine? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Muscle cars, Dodge, Tuner Cars, Mopar, Hemi, SEMA 2018


Carlos Ghosn Re-released From Japanese Jail

The embattled ex-patriarch of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has posted an additional $4.5 million in bail. Beyond some new indictments regarding his alleged misappropriation of corporate funds, not much has changed regarding the case. Ghosn and his legal team continue to maintain his innocence, suggesting that Nissan orchestrated the entire ordeal as part of a industrial […] The post Carlos Ghosn Re-released From Japanese Jail appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Scandal, France, Autos, Automotive Industry, Nissan, Renault, Coup, Ghosn, Carlos Ghosn, News Blog, Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance, Hot Legal Action, Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance


Army Vet Charged For Intentionally Driving Into People On Sidewalk

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Army veteran with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder was on his way to a Bible class when he told investigators he intentionally drove into a group of men, women and children, injuring eight people, police said. Isaiah Joel Peoples, 34, was scheduled to appear in court Friday in San Jose after being charged with eight counts of attempted murder. Peoples is a former Army sharpshooter who was deployed to Iraq in 2005 and 2006. He showed no remorse after his car ...
Tags: News, Iraq, San Francisco, Ap, Car, Fbi, Army, Silicon Valley, Jesus, Mountain View, San Jose, Pentagon, Defense Department, Don Draper, NGO, SUNNYVALE


Mid-Engined Corvette Production Will Add 400 Jobs At GM's Bowling Green Plant

A second shift and 400 extra jobs will be created at Bowling Green thanks to the new 'C8' Chevrolet Corvette
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Yamaha Patents the 3CT Three-Wheeled Scooter

The Three-Wheelers Keep Coming Yamaha seems pretty intent on making leaning trikes a thing. The company recently patented a new one called the 3CT. RideApart spotted the European patent which shows several detailed images as well as some unique information about the bike. The 3CT is more of a scooter than a motorcycle, and broke cover as a concept vehicle at 2018 EICMA. It’s part of the manufacturer’s push towards mobility solutions. I’m not particularly against three-wheeled vehicles, nor am I...
Tags: Motorcycles, Yamaha, Motorcycle News, RideApart, Yamaha 3CT, Three Wheelers Keep Coming Yamaha


Daimler Has ‘Absolutely No Idea’ How North Korea Got Its Mercedes-Maybach Limos

Daimler, maker of top-end Mercedes-Maybach automobiles, is on the hot seat after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was spotted scooting around in brand new armored limos at recent international summits. Sales of luxury automobiles to the despotic regime are banned under a UN Security Council resolution passed in 2013, and Daimler does not count […] The post Daimler Has ‘Absolutely No Idea’ How North Korea Got Its Mercedes-Maybach Limos appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: North Korea, Luxury, Kim Jong Un, Autos, Un, UN Security Council, Law And Order, Sanctions, Mercedes-benz, Daimler, Mercedes Maybach, News Blog, Mercedes Maybach Limos


Skoda Kodiaq petrol to be launched in India in 2020 - Report

The Skoda Kodiaq has been a diesel-only SUV in India since its launch in...
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DUCATI DREAMING – 1965 Ducati Sebring 350

Written by Martin Hodgson Over recent decades Ducati has sat near the top of the Superbike pack, with the new Panigale V4R now the absolute benchmark and undefeated in WSBK competition. But when the company introduced the Sebring 350 in 1965 it was the biggest bike in their line up and often raced against multi cylinder machines with twice the capacity. So to pay tribute to the little bike that could, Stephen Brisken has taken a beat up ’65 and beautifully transformed it into a machine that is...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Italy, Eureka, Stephen, Classic, Italian, Evan, Duc, Ducati 350, Café Racer, Martin Hodgson, Stephen Brisken, Evan Wilcox


How driverless cars open up public space

I’ve written before about whether there are environmental benefits to driverless cars or not, which is quite a complicated question. I suspect there’ll be a powerful rebound effect. With the stress of driving gone, and the freedom to do other things during the journey, many people might choose to use the car more rather than […]
Tags: Future, Cars, Architecture, Transport, Public Space


Piston Slap: An Air Filtration Fallacy?

Josh writes: Dear Sajeev, I can remember many times where I’d hear, in passing, someone say that K&Ns and other performance air filters were actually bad for my car… daily or otherwise. Their argument was always that the performance filters allowed that 1 percent of dirt to get through. This argument came up again as […] The post Piston Slap: An Air Filtration Fallacy? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Air Filter, Josh, News Blog, Piston Slap, Air Filtration, Cotton Gauze Air Filter, K&N, K&N filter, Trapping Dirt


Feast Your Eyes on This Designer’s Vision for a BMW Muscle Bike

BMW, Please Make It Naked muscle bikes are something that BMW hasn’t done yet. The company has a new 1,800cc engine coming, and it would be awesome if it put that goodly mill to good use in a BMW muscle bike. A designer named Oberdan Bezzi already created the design for the company. It’s called the BMW R 1250 C Blackshine, though I think it should be the R 1800 C Blackshine once BMW’s big bore engine comes to fruition. As RideApart rightly points out, BMW had a burly cruiser called the R 1200 C...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bmw, BMW Motorrad, Motorcycle News, Ducati Diavel, Oberdan Bezzi, BMW R 1250 C, Blackshine, Bezzi


Piaggio announces special offers for customers who vote

Piaggio India has announced special offers to motivate its customers to vote in...
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