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Egg Films’ Kyle Lewis Directs ‘Ungovernable’ BMW Commercial

Cape Town-based director Kyle Lewis, who recently signed to Egg Films for commercials representation, has released Ungovernable, a new ad for the first-ever BMW X2. OpenCo’s creative team of Kyle Schoeman and Nicola Sprawson invited Kyle to workshop the script with them. The piece is an ode to “those who tear normal up” – something Kyle’s become known for himself. “BMW is a great example of why we’re so excited to represent Kyle for commercials,” says Colin Howard, Egg Films’ managing director....
Tags: UK, Advertising, Nike, Automotive, South Africa, Cape Town, Bmw, Volkswagen, Bmw X2, Laura, Kyle, MTV VMA, Colin Howard, Jonas Akerlund, Egg Films, Black Dog Films


UTB: Factory Butte SRMA while doing a Recce

After an unusual productive day at work, I left a bit early to run down towards Hanksville, UT to gas up, get some more groceries and do a little recon of possible boondocking sites to the west of Hanksville along UT24.  We did have a pretty good sunrise Uma, the URRV, was out of position for the sunrise,  but her window captured it just fine. Once I got to Hankville, I filled up and then continued west towards the last location I'd stayed near when I towed Scarlett with Martha's Bim...
Tags: Verizon, Utah, Motorcycles, Moon, Martha, Uma, Scarlett, Scarlett Rides, RV Trips, Hanksville, Hanksville UT, Hankville, BLM Bureau, Caineville Wash Road, Gilson Butte, Temple Mountain Road


Infiniti Promises New Models, Manufacturing, Electrification In China

Infiniti has announced plans to build five new vehicles in China in the next five years, beginning with the QX50 crossover. The news comes ahead of the Beijing International Motor Show and highlights the importance of the Chinese market and electrification for Infiniti. “Over the next five years Infiniti is planning to localize five new vehicles in China, tripling our sales in our fastest growth market, globally,” explained Roland Krueger, Chairman and Global President, Infiniti Motor Company, L...
Tags: Asia, China, Autos, Los Angeles Auto Show, Infiniti, Krueger, Car News, Roland krueger, Dalian China, Infiniti Motor Company Ltd, Beijing International Motor Show, Global President Infiniti Motor Company Ltd, Dongfeng Motor Company Ltd China, Dongfeng Motor Company Ltd


New Golf Clubsport And VR6-Powered VW Arteon R Due Later This Year

We can expect three new R models to join the VW ranks this year, plus a new Golf Clubsport, according to this report
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Watch The Updated Porsche 911 GT3 RS Smash Out A Sub-7min 'Ring Lap

The facelifted GT3 RS has become the third Porsche to post a lap time under seven minutes on the Nordschleife, and the footage is stunning
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Ford's '8sec' Mustang Cobra Jet Wants To Cleanse The World Of The Demon

The next Ford Mustang Cobra Jet has been teased, and it'll be good for a "mid-8-second" quarter-mile
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Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury Leaked Ahead of Beijing Debut

At the upcoming Beijing Auto Show Daimler has plans to unveil a new concept version of the Maybach. It’s a SUV Maybach previewing a future production model, and it’s called Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury. There is certainly more than enough clues in the car’s name as to what it’s all about.  While official details of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury are yet to be released, leaked pictures and information give us a good idea about the features. The huge SUV is apparently a...
Tags: Autos, Mercedes, Design Team, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes Maybach, Maybach, Vision Mercedes Maybach Ultimate Luxury, Beijing Auto Show Daimler, Vision Mercedes Maybach Ultimate Luxury There


Watch An Aventador SV Go On A Painful Unplanned Off-Road Excursion

Footage from the 2018 Targa Tasmania Rally shows the moment a Lamborghini Aventador SV driver inadvertently tested the supercar's off-road ability...
Tags: Autos, Targa Tasmania Rally


A Load Of Cool British Cars Have Been Discovered In Forza 7's Files

A whole bunch of cars have been discovered in the files of Forza Motorsport 7 following the game's latest update
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Porsche powertrain chief arrested in VW diesel emissions scandal

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Audi,Porsche,Volkswagen,Technology,Diesel Porsche's head of powertrain development has been arrested by German police in the sweeping investigation of diesel emissions violations by parent company Volkswagen Group, sources told German media outlets.Continue reading Porsche powertrain chief arrested in VW diesel emissions scandal Porsche powertrain chief arrested in VW diesel emissions scandal originally appeared on Aut...
Tags: Report, Vw, Porsche, Autos, Dieselgate, Volkswagen Group, Matthias Mueller, Oliver Blume, Vw Diesel Scandal, Joerg Kerner


2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Sets Nurburgring Lap Time: 6:56.4

Well, it’s official now. The new 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS has set an official Nurburgring lap record, and it’s a quick one, predictably. That’s impressive, but not surprising. What is surprising though is the fact that the new time is a full 24 seconds faster than that of the old GT3 RS.  That is a huge margin and shows how much better, at least performance-wise the new model is. 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is powered by a 520 horsepower version of the superb naturally aspirated 4.0 liter flat-si...
Tags: Germany, Porsche, Autos, Nurburgring, Kevin Estre, Michelin Pilot Sport, Frank Steffen Walliser


2019 Corvette ZR1 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Unveiled

No car in history has had more Indy 500 pace car gigs as the Corvette. So naturally when it came to choosing a version for the 102nd edition of the big race, Chevy picked the top dog – the 2019 Corvette ZR1. The 755 horsepower super car will be the fastest pace car Indianapolis 500 has ever seen.  The ‘Vette should also appeal to the typical Indy 500 fan aesthetically, what with its ginormous wing and large intakes. The car is an engineering marvel though, boasting a 6.2L supercharged V-8 (L...
Tags: Indianapolis, Autos, Chevy, Chevrolet, Motorsport, Corvette, Brembo, Steve Majoros, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup, Traction Management and Electronic Limited


This Is Why Car Park Exit Spots Should Be Avoided

Dashcam footage shows the moment this disrespectful guy decided to use someone's car as a shelf
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Audi E-Tron range revealed: It doesn't go as far as we expected

Filed under: Green,Audi,Crossover,SUV,Electric,Future Continue reading Audi E-Tron range revealed: It doesn't go as far as we expected Audi E-Tron range revealed: It doesn't go as far as we expected originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega

Fresh from a 1,000-hour sympathetic restoration, this 1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega is said to have amassed just 3,200 miles  in 42 years. From the seller’s description: Cosworth #3283 is the lowest mileage Dark Blue Metallic version in existence with but 3,200 miles on the odometer. The car has undergone a year-long/1,000 hour ‘sympathetic’ restoration in an effort to have the car appear as it did the day it left the Lordstown, Ohio plant. Every component in the car has been disassembled, corr...
Tags: Autos, Seventies, Williamsburg Virginia, Lordstown Ohio, Koni, Hemmings Muscle Machines, Hemmings Classic Car, Hemmings Daily, Hemmings Find of the Day, Restorations And Preservations, Cosworth Vega, Chevrolet Vega, Chevrolet Cosworth Vega, OE Delco AM


Skoda Octavia vRS Estate Showdown: The MkIII Meets Its Father

On paper there are 12 years and 44bhp between these Skoda Octavia vRS estates, but what else divides them, and does anything bind them together?
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Triple Whammy: three new Yamahas from Auto Fabrica

Put together a top ten list of the world’s best custom bike builders, and Auto Fabrica would have to be in there. The London-based shop has a distinctive signature style, with coachbuilt bodywork draped over minimal mechanicals. Until now, Auto Fabrica have only worked on classic machines. But they’ve attracted the attention of the manufacturers, and Yamaha has now commissioned a pair of Yard Built customs based on the XSR900—and for good measure, a third prototype built around a 1976 XS750 [...
Tags: London, Atlantic, Chelsea, Motorcycles, Yamaha, Alcantara, Brembo, Toby, BST, PFM, Custom Motorcycles, Yamaha motorcycles, Café Racer, Shun Miyazawa, Yamaha Yard Built, Auto Fabrica


New Study: Pet Owners Worry About Safety, Can Automakers Respond?

Here at this publication, we love animals as much as we love cars. However, a new study from Volvo found some pet owners are hesitant to take a road trip with their best friend. Volvo Reports: Dogs, Cars and the People Who Love Them was recently conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Volvo among 2,000 U.S. adults ages 18 and above, including 1,342 pet owners. “Our survey showed that pet parents want to travel with their furry friends, but worry about safety,” explained Jim Nichols, Product...
Tags: Feature, Canada, Autos, Detroit Lions, Detroit, Volvo, Nichols, Witt, Detroit Michigan, Wayne State University, Jim Nichols, Center for Pet Safety, In-Depth, Carl Anthony, Wolko, MGA Research Corporation


Here's Everything That's Weird An Awesome About The SL65 Black Series

Doug DeMuro gets stuck into the quirks and features of the monstrous yet slightly bizarre Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series
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Four-Links – the Downsizing Decision, Ed Welburn, ATCC Mustangs, diner moves

Image courtesy OldCarBrochures. What went behind the decision to downsize pretty much every American automobile in the late 1970s and early 1980s? A May 1980 New Yorker article that Curbside Classic recently dug up goes beyond the basic one-word answer with interviews with the people who made those decisions. NPR recently carried a profile of Ed Welburn, who retired this year as GM’s vice president of global design, and who knew for sure he wanted to be a car designer after seeing the Cadillac...
Tags: Ford Mustang, Gm, Autos, Npr, Detroit, Mustang, Motorsports, Diners, Seventies, Ford Motor Company, Eighties, The Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Latrobe Pennsylvania, Ed Welburn, Hemmings Muscle Machines, Hemmings Classic Car


New Golf Clubsport And VR6-Powered VW Areton R Due Later This Year

We can expect three new R models to join the VW ranks this year, plus a new Golf Clubsport, according to this report
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Polestar 1 Heading To China After Intense Testing

Test drivers and engineers recently spent two weeks in the freezing temperatures north of the Artctic Circle. The job? Put a Polestar 1 prototype through strict endurance testing in temperatures as low as -18 degrees Fahrenheit. Despite the frigid temperatures and harsh conditions, the Prototype exceeded expectations. “Our test drivers have given us some enthusiastic feedback on the handling and dynamics especially,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Chief Executive Officer, Polestar. Testing & Analysis ...
Tags: Feature, Sweden, China, Beijing, Shanghai, Autos, Car News, Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar, Ingenlath


Why Driving A Mustang Slowly Is More Fun Than Driving A Porsche GT3 Fast

The reason ‘speed isn’t everything’ might not be the joy-killing mantra you’d think it is
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G-Power BMW M2 Packs 500 Horsepower

G-Power waited for BMW to reveal their M2 Competition with 410 horsepower to release their own upgrade kit for the sports car and kind of embarrass them. G-Power BMW M2 has a nice and round 500 horsepower. It also looks better, at least his eye-popping matte green color.  So if you can’t wait for the Competition, you can get yourself a nice used M2 and have it tuned by G-Power. You get the better and faster car, and it will have cost you a lot less. And if you are wondering why didn’t BMW th...
Tags: Autos, Bmw, G Power, Tuning, G Power BMW, G Power BMW M2


You Can Now Buy A 'Brand New' Boss 302, 429 Or Mach 1 Mustang

Classic Recreations will be able to build you an officially-licensed, modernised version of any of these 'Stangs using reproduction parts
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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1988 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser station wagon

From the seller’s description: The 1988 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser is a working wagon with the comfort and ride of an Olds. The ride is smooth and soft and the car is tight with no knocks, rattles or squeaks. The vehicle seats 7 passengers comfortably and includes a third row seat that faces backwards. And with the seats folded completely down, the vehicle gets over 87.2 cubic feet of space and can accommodate 4 foot wide panelling. It also has a roomy underfloor storage compartment and a rooft...
Tags: Autos, Ontario, Eighties, Hemmings Classic Car, Hemmings Find of the Day, Driveable Dreams, Station Wagon, Station Wagons, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, AM FM Cassette Stereo, Cadillac The interior


2018.5 Nissan Rogue Sport Gets Advanced Safety Kit

The mid-year upgrade for the popular crossover Nissan Rogue Sport has given a significant safety tech upgrade. This version of the Rogue now comes as standard with Auto Emergency Braking (AEB), Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), plus Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), making it really hard to crash this thing.  Not that people won’t find a way to get into accidents in spite of all the tech. Still, the presence of all this gear should compensate for some of the inevi...
Tags: Autos, Nissan, Icc, Rogue, DOHC, Nissan Rogue Sport, USD Rogue Sport SV FWD, Altima LEAF Maxima Murano Pathfinder Rogue, ICC Lane Departure Warning LDW


2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Boosts the Value Factor

With refreshed design, improved fuel economy, and a range of advanced tech features, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has pulled out all the stops to make sure it is a hit in the mid-range hybrid segment. Starting at $25,500, the car represents one of the best value-for-money choices in this market.  That price is 500 bucks lower than the 2017 modelyear, while 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is better looking and better equipped. The sedan has a 2.0L GDI 4-cylinder Hybrid with a 6-speed automatic t...
Tags: Autos, Hyundai, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, DLO Solar, Sonata Hybrid Limited Panoramic, LED interior illumination Auto, Electronic Parking Brake EPB


Chapter 3: Teslas In The Middle of Nowhere

The Future In Front of Me, The Past Behind Me is a gasoline-fueled narrative by automotive journalist Tony Borroz. It details the joys, thrills, and even the uncertainties of the car-obsessed lifestyle. In advance of the book’s release, we are previewing the first few chapters. Chapters one and two here.  Thanks to the little voice in my head, okay, the voice from Google maps coming through my Bluetooth earpiece (a necessity in a soft-top, it’s loud in here), I’m bounced off the main route from ...
Tags: Google, Feature, Los Angeles, Tesla, Chicago, Ferrari, Arizona, Autos, Miami, Seattle, Indiana Jones, Tesla Motors, Bay Area, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Elon


Rare Rides: The 1978 AMC Matador – Baroque and Barcelona

The Rare Rides series has previously featured a couple of AMC products. First up was the unique and stylish Eagle Sundancer, followed up by the Van concept that never quite made it to production. Today, we head back to the late Seventies and take a look at the seriously brougham Matador coupe. And it’s not just any […] The post Rare Rides: The 1978 AMC Matador – Baroque and Barcelona appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Amc, Barcelona, Autos



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