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Magnus Walker Walks Us Through His Pair of Porsche 930s

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Tags: Porsche, Autos, Magnus Walker, Porsche Turbo, Porsche 930, Widowmaker, Outlaw Wheels


Gas War: Senator Asks EPA Watchdog to Investigate New Fuel Efficiency Rules

Every time we think the United States’ fueling fracas had concluded, something new emerges to remind us that we’re utter morons. Despite the Trump administration finally wrapping up the fuel rollback of Obama-era emission standards on March 31st, Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) has sent another letter asking Environmental Protection Agency Inspector General Sean O’Donnell to look into the new […] The post Gas War: Senator Asks EPA Watchdog to Investigate New Fuel Efficiency Rules appeared first on The...
Tags: Obama, Government, Green, United States, Editorials, Investigations, Autos, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Fuel Economy, Trump, Nhtsa, Sean O Donnell, Tom Carper, News Blog


Volkswagen Apologizes for Ad, Forced to Talk About Its Dark Past Yet Again

Sometimes a commercial runs afoul of government overseers for reasons only an uptight, power-hungry bureaucrat could understand. Recall the UK giving Ford a hard time for suggesting its Mustang could go fast — perhaps even being capable of exceeding the speed limit. Worse yet, Ford implied that a driver might like it. Over in Germany, […] The post Volkswagen Apologizes for Ad, Forced to Talk About Its Dark Past Yet Again appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: UK, Germany, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, History, Vw, Ford, Autos, Volkswagen, News Blog


Tesla drops lawsuit against Alameda County over Fremont factory reopening

Tesla has officially dismissed a lawsuit filed earlier this month against Alameda County that sought to force the reopening of its factory in Fremont, California. The dismissal, which was granted Wednesday, closes the loop on a battle between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and county health and law enforcement officials. The lawsuit filed May 9, hours after Musk threatened to sue and move operations out of state, sought injunctive and declaratory relief against Alameda County. Reuters was the first t...
Tags: Elon Musk, California, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Manufacturing, Hyperloop, Musk, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, Governor, FREMONT, Fremont California, Alameda County, Newsom


Acura TLX to Debut Digitally Before End of May

Last year, Acura previewed the Type S Concept at Pebble Beach, making itself an exciting brand for the first time in years. The model heralds the return of the marque’s performance nomenclature and gives us a taste of the next-generation TLX sports sedan — which will be the first Acura product to wear the Type S badge in quite […] The post Acura TLX to Debut Digitally Before End of May appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Pebble Beach, Acura, Acura TLX, Debuts, Sedans, News Blog, TLX, Type-S, Sport Sedans, Acura TLX Type S


Targa T-Top Truck Teased

Today’s letter is clearly “T” — as far as GMC’s concerned, anyway. With little else to show off during These Trying Times, General Motors’ truck division decided to remind the public that its plan to release a large electric pickup bearing the Hummer name hasn’t changed. Just the timing. In said truck, which was bound for […] The post Targa T-Top Truck Teased appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Trucks, EVs, Gmc, Hummer, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, GMC Hummer EV, These Trying Times General Motors


Essence of a Motorcycle: Heiwa’s Suzuki ST250 scrambler

Kengo Kimura is one of the world’s most versatile bike builders. He can create high-end customs that win ‘Best In Show’ prizes at Mooneyes. He can also build wild concepts for the likes of BMW. And then he can take a humble commuter bike and make it look like a million dollars. This elegant little scrambler is based on Suzuki’s ST250, an anonymous but competent single launched in the mid 90s and sold around the world under several different names—including TU250 and Volty. In the US, the ...
Tags: Facebook, US, Motorcycles, Bmw, Bsa, Suzuki, Heiwa, Kimura, Custom Motorcycles, Kengo Kimura, Heiwa Motorcycle, Suzuki Motorcycles, Scramblers


Tesla’s ‘Self-driving’ Suite Grows More Expensive, Subscription Model Likely

On Monday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that his company’s full self-driving (FSD) suite stands to become more expensive starting in July. Intended to serve as the prerequisite hardware for truly autonomous functionality once the software is ready, it’s proven a pricey way to get into brand’s more advance driver assistance features. Of course, the company […] The post Tesla’s ‘Self-driving’ Suite Grows More Expensive, Subscription Model Likely appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Autonomy, Autos, Tesla Motors, FSD, News Blog, Driving Aids, Tesla Full Self-driving package, Driver Assistance Features


Fan-free NASCAR Racing Leads to Mixed Feelings

I’m a relatively casual racing fan. Daytona and Indy are appointment viewing for me each year, but the rest of the racing season, I sort of tune in and out as I please. I used to follow NASCAR more closely, but over the years I’ve drifted away. I suspect that’s because the drivers I grew […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Racing, Autos, Nascar, Daytona, News Blog


U.S. Nabs Two Men, Including ex-Green Beret, in Ghosn Escape Caper

Authorities arrested a former U.S. special forces member and his son in Massachusetts Wednesday, accusing them of helping former Renault and Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn escape from Japanese justice. Just after Christmas, Ghosn, under house arrest awaiting trial for financial crimes, turned up in the safe country of Lebanon following a complex and hazy escape […] The post U.S. Nabs Two Men, Including ex-Green Beret, in Ghosn Escape Caper appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Massachusetts, Autos, Law And Order, Nissan, Lebanon, Renault, Crime And Punishment, Ghosn, Carlos Ghosn, Executives, News Blog, U S Nabs Two Men Including ex Green Beret


Remote operators in Mexico are driving scooters to riders in this Atlanta suburb

In one Atlanta suburb, finding and returning an electric shared scooter will be taken care of by teleoperators some 1,700 miles away in Mexico City. Riders in the enclave of Peachtree Corners will be able to use an app beginning this week to hail a GoX scooter equipped with tech from teleoperations startup Tortoise. Using the “Hail my Scooter” app developed by GoX, riders can have the scooter cruise on its own to their location. After riders complete trips, the scooters will drive themselves bac...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Mexico, Tech, Atlanta, Economy, Automotive, United States, Bellevue, Transport, Sharing Economy, Seattle, Apollo, Scooter, Brian Johnson, King County


Mark Your Calendar – the Summer of Lost Sedans Approaches

Here at TTAC World Headquarters, talk of sedans is never far away. While automakers have decided the three-box bodystyle is an afterthought, and while consumers aren’t helping by choosing cargo capacity over tradition, we still lust after a nice trunk. Over at the Blue Oval, this summer’s shaping up to be a grim one for […] The post Mark Your Calendar – the Summer of Lost Sedans Approaches appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fusion, Production, Heritage, Ford, Autos, Ford Fusion, Blue Oval, Sedans, News Blog, Product Planning, Discontinuation, TTAC World Headquarters


Ducati Is About to Begin Superleggera V4 Production

Ready to Go In case you haven’t heard, Ducati is back in action and working to get back to full capacity. Claudio Domenicali, the company’s CEO tweeted that it has been three weeks since the company restarted production and general facility activities, and in that tweet, he also showcased a pre-production Superleggera and said it’s ready to move to its final quality check. “No other road homologated bike is even close: 224 hp for 159 Kg dry weight. a real dream for any passionate biker!” Domeni...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Nardo, Domenicali, Claudio Domenicali


Want to turn on the new Polestar 2? Use your butt cheeks

Earlier today, Volvo subsidiary and electric vehicle maker Polestar held a public webinar to highlight some of the features found on its new all-electric Polestar 2 vehicle. As it turns out, there is no ignition, or start button, but you turn the car on with your, ahem, posterior. During the webinar, product manager Beatrice Simonsson demonstrated how Polestar 2 drivers can seamlessly approach the vehicle, get in without having to use a key, sit down, place their foot on the brake, select drive,...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Tech, Tesla, World, Volvo, Shift, Polestar, Beatrice Simonsson


Renault's Alpine Factory May Close For Good As Part Of Cost-Cutting Measures

Renault's €2 billion raft of savings measures reportedly could include the closure of the Dieppe factory responsible for the Alpine A110
Tags: Autos, Renault, Dieppe


Jaguar F-Pace tows Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 for a roadshow - In 9 Live Images

A Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 was towed by a Jaguar F-Pace and carried around...
Tags: Autos, Jaguar, Royal Enfield Interceptor, Jaguar F Pace tows Royal Enfield Interceptor


Get Your Royal Enfield INT650 Ready to Tour with Kappa Luggage and Accessories

Get Your Tour On The Royal Enfield INT650 is a great motorcycle. Jim and I rode one at AIMExpo last year and found it to be a very good bike, especially for the money. It’s not perfect, but it’s a really good all-arounder. It can do city riding and commuting, but it’s also easy to ride on the highway. However, if you want to go on a long ride, you should think about adding some things. That’s where Kappa comes in. Kappa just recently announced some new accessories designed to take your INT650 a...
Tags: Motorcycles, Jim, Kappa, Motorcycle News, Royal Enfield, Royal Enfield INT650


New Honda WR-V facelift starts reaching dealerships, interior leaked

The new Honda WR-V facelift has been snapped at a dealership. This suggests...
Tags: Autos, Honda


Benelli SRK 600 Images Leak

From Qianjiang The Benelli SRK 600 hasn’t been unveiled yet by the company, but we all know it’s coming. The current pandemic probably contributed to the absence of a release of this new bike, but it looks like Benelli is moving forward with the motorcycle. Recently images of the bike in production leaked. Italian motorcycle website Motociclismo shared some images of the bike in the factory, and it looks pretty good.  The publication says the bike will have an inline four-cylinder engine, tubul...
Tags: Motorcycles, SRK, Benelli, Motorcycle News, Motociclismo, Qianjiang, Benelli SRK 600


PSA: Check Those Jack Stands

If your vehicle spends any time — or will spend any time — suspended on jack stands bought from Harbor Freight, heed this warning: those stands might not suspend anything. The company has issued recalls on its 3-ton and 6-ton jack stands, sold under the Pittsburgh name, out of fear they could collapse suddenly. Carrying […] The post PSA: Check Those Jack Stands appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Recalls, Autos, Pittsburgh, News Blog, Home Repair, Jack Stands


Bajaj Dominar 400 BS6 gets its first price hike - IAB Report

The Bajaj Dominar 400 BS6 was launched last month at INR 1.91 lakh*. The...
Tags: Autos, Iab


Piaggio Group Offers Two More Months of Warranty Coverage in Italy

Extensions Due to COVID-19 The COVID-9 pandemic has caused all sorts of problems worldwide, and Italy was particularly hit hard by the virus. Now things are slowly returning to normal, but there are still many things that will take some time. In the wake of all this, Piaggio Group—which owns brands like Piaggio, Vespa, and Moto Guzzi—has decided to offer two additional months of warranty coverage to owners in Italy, according to Motociclismo. This two-month extension of the warranty will be for...
Tags: Motorcycles, Italy, Vespa, Warranty, Ural, Piaggio, Moto Guzzi, AgustA, Motorcycle News, Piaggio Group, Piaggio Vespa, Royal Enfield Yamaha


Next-gen VW Vento launched in Russia, priced from INR 8.37 lakh

Volkswagen has launched the next-gen Vento (next-gen Polo) in Russia. The...
Tags: Russia, Autos, Volkswagen, Vento, VW Vento


QOTD: Making Considerable Model Improvements?

Some new vehicles remain mired in the muck of mediocrity, never to emerge in an improved form before their inevitable replacement. Others are able to reinvent themselves and become better vehicles than they were previously. They rise like a phoenix, changing from caterpillar to butterfly (or some other trite verbiage). Today we talk about those […] The post QOTD: Making Considerable Model Improvements? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos


Engineer finds Tesla Model 3 is secretly equipped with hardware for powering homes

Despite not being that keen on the idea in the past, Tesla seems to have made some of its vehicles capable of bi-directional charging, otherwise known as vehicle-to-grid charging. During a reverse engineering vehicle tear down, an engineer that works for a Tesla competitor found that their Model 3 came equipped with a charging controller capable of both taking on electricity and dishing it back out, Electrek reports. [Read: VW wants its EVs to become part of the power grid when charging] “The de...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Tech, Tesla, World, Vw, Shift, Electrek


All New Volvo Models Now Have A 112mph Top Speed Limiter

Volvo has come good on the promise it made last year to limit the top speed of its models
Tags: Autos, Volvo, New Volvo


Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 modified into a rugged scrambler by Moto Classic House

The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 has been tastefully modified into a rugged...
Tags: Autos, Royal Enfield Interceptor, Moto Classic House


2021 Toyota Yaris facelift leaked via patent images

The 2021 Toyota Yaris facelift has leaked via patent images. The leaked...
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Benelli SRK 600 (Benelli TNT 600i succesor) revealed in a walkaround video

Benelli has been working on a TNT 600i replacement. The next-gen 4-cylinder...
Tags: Autos, TNT, Benelli


The Alpina XB7 Is A 613bhp Autobahn Wrecking Ball

Using the BMW X7 SUV as a base, Alpina's latest product is a little less genteel than its usual offering
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