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A Coachbuilder Has Turned A 550 Into A Ferrari 'Breadvan Hommage'

Dutch firm Niels van Roij Design has revealed its one-off, 550 Maranello-based 250GT Breadvan reimagination
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2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS Revealed, India Launch Tomorrow!

Triumph got us on the edge-of-the-seat when it teased the 2021 Speed Triple...
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Skoda Previews Kushaq Prototype; Global Unveil in March 2021

The Skoda Kushaq will be one of the most exciting new car launches in 2021 and...
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The Koenig C62 Is Quite Literally A Race Car For The Road

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RUF’s BTR2 Requires Some Respect

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Tags: Turbo, Autos, BTR, Ruf, Porsche 993, 993, Tuned Porsches, Alois Ruf, BTR2


Sila Nanotechnologies raises $590M to fund battery materials factory

Sila Nanotechnologies, a Silicon Valley battery materials company, has spent years developing technology designed to pack more energy into a cell at a lower cost — an end game that has helped it lock in partnerships with Amperex Technology Limited as well as automakers BMW and Daimler. Now, Sila Nano, flush with a fresh injection of capital that has pushed its valuation to $3.3 billion, is ready to bring its technology to the masses. The company, which was founded nearly a decade ago, said Tuesd...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Batteries, Silicon Valley, Bmw, North America, Daimler, Sutter Hill Ventures, Alameda, Coatue, Amperex Technology Limited, T Rowe Price Associates Inc, Sila Nanotechnologies


The £140k BMW M5 CS Has 626bhp And A Power Bulge

BMW has revealed a lightened, more powerful version of the M5 which hits 62mph in just three seconds
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Bentley Flying Spur V8 Review: A Replacement For Displacement?

We prefer the V8 Continental GT to the original W12 version, but does it work out the same way for the bigger Flying Spur?
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The Return of a Legend is Official: 2022 Kawasaki KLR650

Kawasaki has now released details on the 2022 Kawasaki KLR 650. The KLR has been legendary in the adventure riding world since it’s release in 1987. A very straightforward, four-stroke single-cylinder with lots of fuel capacity at a fair price point.  Since 1987, not a lot has changed with Kawasaki KLR other than a slight cosmetic makeover in 2008. In 2018, Kawasaki had decided to end an era of one of the most legendary adventure bikes to date. Skip ahead to the end of 2020, a time where ther...
Tags: News, Adventure, Motorcycles, Kawasaki, Kawasaki KLR, DFI, Motorcycle News, Kawasaki USA, Adventure Riding, Kawasaki KLR 650, KLR650, Uni Trak, Digital Instrument Panel, Kawasaki Genuine Accessories KGA, Cypher Camo Gray, Pearl Sand Khaki


Adventures in Marketing: BMW Says “OK Boomer” to Its Own Flagship Vehicles

BMW published a four-minute and change ad a couple weeks ago for the start of the virtual CES 2021 show. Though this would not normally be a subject worth covering, this particular ad seems to indicate BMW believes their own E65 7-Series is for ridiculous out of touch Boomers. Marketing departments always know what they’re doing, […] The post Adventures in Marketing: BMW Says “OK Boomer” to Its Own Flagship Vehicles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Op-ed, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Ces, Industry, Editorials, Opinions, Autos, Bmw, New Cars, Consumer Electronics Show, News Blog, Future Vehicles, BMW 7 Series, Product Planning


2021 KTM 1290 Super Adventure Gets Cruise Control Radar

Smarter Than Ever KTM has taken the liberty to integrate its new cruise control radar into all 1290 Super Adventure variants, including the base model among other tech updates. The entire electronics package for the KTM 1290 Super Adventure has seen a revolutionary round of updates for the 2021 model year. Starting with the cruise control; the system gets the addition of a radar that brings a ton of new features to the pre-existing CC system. The radar aids through having a total of five distan...
Tags: Motorcycles, KTM, IMU, Motorcycle News, 2021 KTM Super Adventure 1290


From LEGO Blocks to Engine Blocks: 5 Ways Playing With LEGOs Inspired You to Become a Car Enthusiast

Arthur Grant, Co-Founder of Muddy Smiles, examines how those loveable LEGOs we played with as kids helped inspire our love for cars. Grant, a self-described tech-geek and father of three, launched Muddy Smiles with his wife, Natalie, to help parents take part in the simple joys of childhood with their family.    If you’re a gearhead who takes pride in detailing, modding, and upgrading their ride, chances are good that your interest developed early. So many of us found our love for ca...
Tags: Lego, Magazine, Autos, Grant, National Science Foundation, Natalie, Car Talk, Senna GTR, Ole Kirk Christiansen, LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR, Arthur Grant Co, Technic McLaren Senna GTR


Biden Wants American-Built, All-EV Federal Fleet

We asked you a bit ago what the Biden administration might mean for the automotive industry. We now have a partial answer. President Biden plans to use an executive order to replace the federal fleet of about 645,000 vehicles with fully electric vehicles. This will be done over time. Oh, and he wants them to […] The post Biden Wants American-Built, All-EV Federal Fleet appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Joe Biden, Industry, Autos, Biden, EVs, Green Cars, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Federal Fleet, Biden Wants American Built All EV Federal Fleet, EV Federal Fleet


DocuSign partners with the California Association of Realtors

The partnership means that CAR documents related to offers, listing agreements, disclosures and more will now be available in DocuSign's cloud-based platform DocuSign Rooms for Real Estate.
Tags: Technology, California, Car, Radio, Docusign, Industry News, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, News Brief, Pandemic, California Association Of Realtors, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Coronavirus Pandemic, E-signature, DocuSign Rooms for Real Estate


Ford Design Exits and Entrances

  Ford design leader Moray Callum is taking his pen and going home. Callum will call it a day after 38 years as one of the auto industry’s preeminent designers. With more than half his career at Ford, Callum vacates his post as vice president, design, for Ford and Lincoln brand vehicles worldwide. His successor […] The post Ford Design Exits and Entrances appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Retirement, Global, Designer, Ford, Autos, Lincoln, Executive, Callum, Moray Callum, News Blog, Ford Design Exits, Ford Callum


Tata Motors Officially Unveils 2021 Safari SUV; Bookings Commence on Feb 4

After a lot of anticipation and teasers, Tata Motors have finally revealed the...
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Tata Motors Officially Unveils 2021 Safari SUV; Bookings Commences From Today

After a lot of anticipation and teasers, Tata Motors have finally revealed the...
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An amazing Group B rally car collection heads to auction

Filed under: Motorsports,Audi,Ford,Auctions,Lancia,Peugeot,Renault Continue reading An amazing Group B rally car collection heads to auction An amazing Group B rally car collection heads to auction originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 26 Jan 2021 09:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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2021 Kia Seltos S Turbo AWD Review – Routine Competence

Kia’s little Seltos urban runabout has been getting plaudits from pundits since the first drives took place last year, right before the world shut down. Those plaudits are well earned. The Seltos isn’t spectacular, but it does what its asked of it. And while we review plenty of cars/utility vehicles/trucks around these parts that do […] The post 2021 Kia Seltos S Turbo AWD Review – Routine Competence appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Car Reviews, Kia, New Cars, Kia Seltos, Seltos, 2021 Kia Seltos, 2021 Kia Seltos S Turbo Awd, Kia Seltos S Turbo Awd, Kia Seltos S Turbo AWD Review


Dewaterification

So leaving the Levin Trail ride after actually needing help to get the bike up on the ute (it sucks not having an engine) was a bit sad but I had to turn my attention to sorting the bike out - and sorting it out quickly.At the ride I'd got advice from two bike mechanics (and I had the old man on speed dial too) and they stressed that I needed to get onto it straight away.  So on the way home [Author: Andrew Thomson]
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Paul Walker's 350bhp Procar Inspired BMW M1 Is Up For Auction

An M1 once shared by Walker and Roger Rodas is going under the virtual hammer at Bring A Trailer
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Bloodhound LSR's £8 Million Funding Bid Is The 'Last Chance' To Save The Project

The land speed record endeavour is once again seeking a new owner and a big cash injection to allow for a record run in 2022
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A look at the soaring valuations of Rivian and Cruise with transportation VC Reilly Brennan

Reilly Brennan loves cars. The native Michigander happily did grunt work for an automotive magazine as an undergrad at the University of Michigan before landing a gig as a trackside communications manager at General Motors, spending a few years as an editor and a general manager with an automotive publisher called NextScreen, then becoming a programming director for AOL’s automotive properties. His next role would be on the West Coast, as executive director of an automotive research program at S...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Stanford, China, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Automotive, Aol, Gm, Kate, West Coast, Mitsubishi, Detroit, University Of Michigan, Ford Motor Company


Harley Davidson, 2021 Could Be Their Year

Warning! This editorial is actually about the imminent arrival of the Pan America adventure motorcycle, but it takes a while to get there. Skip ahead for some spy shots and predictions if you like at any time. Harley Davidson unveiled their 2021 lineup of motorcycles in a COVID19-friendly, online event on January 12th. You can watch the full reveal video here if you missed it. Here’s the gist of it for you. Harley is trying to appeal to women riders with their marketing (smart move!) The 2021 C...
Tags: Usa, Op-ed, Milwaukee, US, America, Porsche, Alaska, Motorcycles, Ducati, Bmw, Bob, Honda, Jason Momoa, Dick, Harley Davidson, Max


The Rescue: A Honda CX500 cafe racer from Buenos Aires

Against all odds , the eternally goofy Honda CX500 has become a popular choice for custom projects. But it’s hard to get ‘right,’ as bike builder Patricio Germano now realizes. When it arrived in his workshop, this CX500 had already been worked over—but it was in dire need of a makeover. Patricio runs the Invader Cycle Company workshop out of San Martín, in the greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area of Argentina. Invader is mostly a one-man-show, but Patricio had some help on this project from...
Tags: Motorcycles, Honda, Buenos Aires, Harley Davidson, San Martin, Patricio, Busa, Honda Motorcycles, Custom Motorcycles, Motogadget, Honda CX500, Cognito Moto, Tokico, Honda cafe racer, NOS Brembo, Cafe racers


New Indian FTR 1200 Is Ready for the Road

Born in the Dirt, Designed for the Street Indian’s FTR 1200 has its roots deeply seeded in their flat track racing heritage. American flat track racing – for those unaware – is the act of skidding your motorcycle around a dirt oval in circles until a winner crosses the finish line. The sport is difficult and highly specialized, and as a result, the motorcycles involved have to be built for this specific use. The Indian FTR 1200 (FTR standing for Flat Track Racer) took its design inspiration fro...
Tags: Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Indian Motorcycle, Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR, 2022 Indian FTR 1200, Metzeler Sportecs


Porsche Cartoon

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Rare Rides: The 1992 Lotus Excel, End of an Era

Today’s Lotus Excel hails from the end of a period of transition at the famed British brand. Built for 11 years, by the end of Excel’s run the company had chosen a new direction for its cars. Most would say the change was for the better. The Excel entered production in 1982 in the form […] The post Rare Rides: The 1992 Lotus Excel, End of an Era appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Federal vehicles to go green as President Biden promises electric fleet

America's entire federal vehicle fleet will be replaced by U.S.-made electric models, President Joe Biden announced on Monday.
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