Could the Toyota Supra Get a Big Power Bump?

Our friends over at Motor1 have been busy today. First it’s the rumor about the next-gen Honda Civic Type R getting a big power boost and all-wheel drive, and now they’re reporting that a version of the Toyota Supra might get a big power bump, bigger than what the car got in 2021. Well, actually, […] The post Could the Toyota Supra Get a Big Power Bump? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Rumors, Toyota, Future Cars, Supra, BMW M3, Toyota Supra, News Blog, Rumor Mill

Car Battery Dead: What to Do When Your Battery Dies

Car battery dead? Let’s take a guess: it’s an inconvenient time, right? Car batteries always die at the wrong time. Not that there’s necessarily any good time for a battery to give up the ghost. But you usually only discover it’s dead when you’re in a rush to get somewhere and your engine won’t turn over. We can help. What should you do? Before you freak out, read on. You just might find a quick solution that’ll get you back on the road in short time. Car Battery Dead – Quick Fixes 1. Look a...
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What Is The Torque Monster? An Inside Look At The New Cadillac CT4-V Engine

GM recently announced the inclusion of a new, performance-minded engine offering for the 2020 Cadillac CT4 and CT4-V. Known by the Cadillac design team simply as the “Torque Monster,” this new dual volute 2.7T engine comes standard in the CT4-V. It is optional for CT4 Premium Luxury models. While the Torque Monster moniker carried by the dual volute 2.7T engine certainly conjures up thoughts of supreme performance, one is left to wonder if this is simply a product of marketing hype, or if thi...
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Toyota Corolla Cross, Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron and which beers are like which cars | Autoblog Podcast #635

Filed under: Green,Podcasts,Audi,Dodge,Lexus,Spyker,Subaru,Tesla,Toyota,Car Buying,Electric,Hybrid Plus Lexus NX 200h, Subaru Forester and J.D. Power Initial Quality StudyContinue reading Toyota Corolla Cross, Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron and which beers are like which cars | Autoblog Podcast #635 Toyota Corolla Cross, Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron and which beers are like which cars | Autoblog Podcast #635 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:2...
Tags: Podcasts, Tesla, Green, Lexus, Car Buying, Autos, Toyota, Dodge, Electric, Audi, Subaru, Hybrid, Spyker, Toyota Corolla Cross Audi

Lightning & Thunder: An FTR flat tracker from Sweden

The flat track bug seems to have permeated all corners of the motorcycling world—including Sweden. We love this very sharp Indian FTR 1200, which comes from Blixt & Dunder, a parts and lifestyle shop in Malmö. Friends Jonathan Falkman and Mattias Malmgren opened the shop two years ago in Sweden’s third-biggest city. Their shelves are stocked with everything from custom components to clothing, plus a healthy selection of racing essentials. Racing is in Jonathan’s blood and his FTR 1200 is ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Sweden, Motorcycles, Malmo, Yamaha, Jonathan, Dunlop, Indian motorcycles, Mattias, Jonathan He, Racing Motorcycles, Bassani, Flat Track, Blixt Dunder, Jonathan Falkman

Tight Inventory Stands to Hamper July Sales, At Least for Some

Fall holiday discounts aside, the height of summer is typically a good time to head out and buy a car. The weather’s good, new models are rolling into dealers, and markdowns are appearing on older stock taking up precious space. Yet 2020 is anything but a normal year. As the industry struggles to regain the […] The post Tight Inventory Stands to Hamper July Sales, At Least for Some appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Production, Autos, Supply, Demand, Inventory, News Blog, U.S. auto sales, Coronavirus

Matrix Motorcycle Helmets Opens Pre-Orders on the Alpha Pro

Pre-Order the Ultra Modular I reported previously about the Matrix Alpha Pro ultra modular helmet. That helmet is a super-unique lid in that it can be reconfigured into a full-face, open face with a chin bar and with goggles, open face with a chin bar and no goggles, or an open face helmet. There are also adjustable elements, such as the rear spoiler and vents for airflow. The helmet is now available for pre-order. The company only plans to make 1,500 of the helmets available for pre-order, so ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Helmet, Pavel, ECE, Motorcycle News, Modular Helmet, Ultra Modular, Pavel Vlasov

Rumor Mill: Honda Civic Type R to Get Even Wilder

The Honda Civic Type R isn’t exactly subtle. Its boy-racer styling and big wing announce its presence and mission with authority. It’s as if Honda is saying, “Hey, you want subtlety in a hi-po Civic? Get a Si.” Note: The Si is easily identifiable because of a spoiler of its own, albeit one that’s far […] The post Rumor Mill: Honda Civic Type R to Get Even Wilder appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Rumors, Honda, Future Cars, Wilder, Honda Civic, Civic, News Blog, Type R, Rumor Mill, Honda Civic Type R, Civic Type R

Honda to buy a tiny stake in EV battery company that also supplies Tesla

Japanese auto marque Honda is reportedly buying a stake in a Chinese battery maker that’s a big supplier to the electric vehicle market. Reuters reports that Honda will purchase a 1% stake in Chinese electric vehicle (EV) battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology, better known as CATL. The two are reported to be working together to develop EV batteries. [Read: How you can watch BMW unveil its hotly anticipated iX3 EV next week] You might not know the CATL name, but you’ll probably know many ...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Cars, Tesla, Bmw, Honda, Shift, Reuters, Hard Fork, Contemporary Amperex Technology

Camera troubles and Displacing to a nearby site

Thursday, Jul 9Went riding on Yagi, my '06 TW200 to further explore a  set of trails located near the southern end of the dispersed camping area within the Pike National Forest within which I'm boondocking.Nice set of trails, with further stuff to explore at the end of the main trail within but I ran into technical problems with my camera.I had been taking pictures of possible future campsites when I go t the " camera error turn off power" message on the LED screen.  Dammit.  I tried removing th...
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Diesel Power Predictably Lands in the Jeep Gladiator

There’s plenty of things Americans can’t get their hands on these days — hand sanitizer, inexpensive front-drive coupes, and a predictable future, to name a few — but those dreaming of the chance to drive a four-door convertible pickup powered by a compression-ignition engine haven’t long to wait before seeing their wish granted. As many […] The post Diesel Power Predictably Lands in the Jeep Gladiator appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Engines, Diesel, Jeep, Gladiator, Product Planning, Jeep Gladiator, 2021 Jeep Gladiator

Pickup Trucks: Some history highlights

The first motorized truck was German, GMC is older than Chevrolet, and Toyota built a truck before it was even officially an automaker. Find out more in my pickup truck history -- with video! -- at the National Post ( [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Ram, Gm, Autos, Toyota, Dodge, Trucks, Chevrolet, Nissan, Gmc, Jil McIntosh, Four-Wheel Drive, Automotive History, Commercial Vehicles, Auto Trivia

Where Your Author Sells a Subaru During a Pandemic (Part I)

I last gave an update on the vehicles which occupy my drive back in February. At the time, the Volkswagen’s roof rattle issues had (finally) been corrected and I was all ready for a quick sale of my Subaru Outback. But said quick sale was interrupted by a few different issues, both local and global. […] The post Where Your Author Sells a Subaru During a Pandemic (Part I) appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Editorials, Used Cars, Car Buying, Autos, Volkswagen, Wagons, Subaru, Outback, Subaru Outback, News Blog, Cuvs

IPO? Who Needs That? Rivian Lands Another $2.5 Billion

As you read earlier this morning, Rivian founder and CEO R.J. Scaringe isn’t all that impressed with the ability of some EV startups to wow Wall Street with lofty talk and exciting, but perhaps empty, promises. He’s more concerned with getting product out the door. It’s perhaps because of Rivian’s conventional approach to car building […] The post IPO? Who Needs That? Rivian Lands Another $2.5 Billion appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Investments, Funding, Production, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, News Blog, Rivian, R J Scaringe

Ford’s Mexican Engine Pipeline Running at Half Speed; Automaker Warns of Plant Shutdowns

Ford cautioned that some of its American assembly plants could be put on ice as early as next week, as shortages persist at a Mexican plant still not running at full capacity. The potential engine shortages stemming from coronavirus fears at Ford’s Chihuahua Engine Plant and in the surrounding countryside would stymie production of key […] The post Ford’s Mexican Engine Pipeline Running at Half Speed; Automaker Warns of Plant Shutdowns appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Ford, Autos, Ford Escape, Ford Super Duty, News Blog, Chihuahua Engine Plant, Coronavirus, Chihuahua Engine, Production Shutdowns

Shark Helmets Reveals the New Citycruiser Concept

Open Face with a Large Face Shield Shark is a French helmet manufacturer that makes good lids. We have reviewed several of them, but recently the company has released a new Citycruiser helmet. It’s an open face, jet-style helmet with a large face shield that covers your whole face. The helmet is available in four solid colors and four dual-tone colorways. The helmet gets a thermoplastic shell (two shell sizes for the range), EPS liner, vents to either side of the face shield, an exhaust vent, d...
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Half Naked Ford Mustang Mach E Prototype Shreds Rubber In Weird, Probably Staged Video

In a video that has more than a whiff of PR about it, a wild Mustang Mach E prototype can be seen hooning around
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Hyundai Has Made A Manual Gearbox With No Clutch Pedal

The Indian market 'Venue' crossover has been given a two-pedal version of Hyundai's 'intelligent Manual Transmission' (iMT)
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Rivian raises $2.5 billion as it pushes to bring its electric RT1 pickup, R1S SUV to market

Rivian, the electric vehicle company aiming to become the first to bring an EV pickup truck to market, has raised $2.5 billion in a round led by funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates Inc. New investors Soros Fund Management LLC, Coatue, Fidelity Management and Research Company and Baron Capital Group also participated. Existing shareholders Amazon and funds managed by BlackRock also joined the round. No new board seats have been added. This is by far the largest round Rivian ...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Transportation, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Blackrock, Cox Automotive, T Rowe Price Associates Inc, Rivian, Scaringe, R J Scaringe, Baron Capital Group, Amazon Ford Motor Company, Normal Indiana

Harley-Davidson Will Eliminate 700 Jobs Worldwide by the End of 2020

2020 Has Not Been a Good Year Few people are having a good year in 2020, and if you’re a part of Harley-Davidson, things are about to get worse. The company announced that it will be cutting 700 jobs around the world. Two hundred of those 500 were unfilled positions, though, so it’s more like 500 jobs, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. In another blow to the business, Chief Financial Officer John Olin left his position. He was with Harley for 17 years. His position will be filled by ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Harley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Zeitz, Jochen Zeitz, John Olin, Tomahawk Wisconsin, Darrell Thomas

At Rivian, Product Tops Promises

Among electric vehicle startups, Rivian is the nonconformist. Compared to its braggadocious contemporaries, many of which are still years away from building anything, the Michigan-based company is well-poised to deliver a drivable product within a year’s time, with only scant attention paid to the possibilities of going public on a raft of promises. We’ve already […] The post At Rivian, Product Tops Promises appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Startups, Funding, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Michigan, EVs, Initial Public Offering, News Blog, Product Planning, Rivian

Langen Motorcycles 2-Stroke Is a High-Powered V-Twin

It Has Got to be a Screamer Boutique British bike outlet Langen Motorcycles has a new 2-Stroke machine that features one of the most interesting engines I’ve seen in a while. It’s a fuel-injected 90-degree Vins two-stroke V-twin that makes a lot of power for its modest displacement. The engine is only a 250cc but it makes 80 hp at 11,700 rpm.  Vins is an Italian company founded by ex-Ferrari folks. CEO Vincenzo Mattia said, “Our Vins engine is capable, in standard configuration, of delivering 7...
Tags: UK, Motorcycles, Ferrari, Vins, Ohlins, Motorcycle News, Two-stroke, Langen, Langen Motorcycles, Vincenzo Mattia

Honda announces new convenient two-wheeler online booking platform

Honda has announced a new digital, secure, and convenient ?Online Booking?...
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The Black Tea Moped Is a Small Electric Motorcycle

It Looks Cool The company called Black Tea has a new Moped. That bike is designed to transform the way people think of bikes and transportation in general. While there are multiple generations discussed on the company website. Black Tea is really just getting around to putting out its first version of the bike. The Moped, as the company calls it, is really a mini-scrambler. The word moped fits the bike because it’s about the size of a moped, but the little bike lacks pedals, so I’m not totally ...
Tags: Europe, Munich, Motorcycles, Electric Motorcycles, Black Tea, Electric Motorcycle, Motorcycle News, Electric Moped, Black Tea Moped, Small Electric Motorcycle

QOTD: Many Happy Journeys?

By now you’ve heard, been told, or simply noticed that the Dodge lineup for 2021 contains but three models: the Charger, Challenger, and Durango. A trifecta of AARP members, now endowed with as much horsepower as Fiat Chrysler could rustle up from its deep parts bin. Gone for ’21, but hardly forgotten, is the Grand […] The post QOTD: Many Happy Journeys? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Journey, Fiat Chrysler, Qotd, Durango, AARP, Dodge Journey, News Blog, Question of the Day

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R with 50 PS officially breaks cover in Indonesia [Video]

Kawasaki has finally launched the highly-anticipated Ninja ZX-25R. The...
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The Bewinged Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Has Been Revealed Early

Following an image leak, Mercedes has shown the GT Black Series from all angles in a new video
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How you can watch BMW unveil its hotly anticipated iX3 EV next week

The hotly anticipated BMW iX3, the company’s first electric vehicle that’s part of its core product line up, will be officially unveiled next week. On July 14 at 10AM CEST, the German automaker will take the covers off the EV and it’ll be the first time the public or press has seen it for real, CarScoops reports. While vehicle unveilings are typically reserved for the press, it seems BMW is letting anyone watch the livestreamed event. All you have to do is go to this link: CLICK HERE on July 14,...
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Suzuki Intruder BS6 becomes costlier by around INR 2K - IAB Report

The Suzuki Intruder BS6 was first showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 that was held...
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